Superman: Best and Worst Live Action Costumes

Superman has a very long history in live action with multiple different film franchises and tv shows, Superman is DC’s single most successful character when it comes to having both, we’re sure to get a new Superman costume by 2025 in Superman: Legacy but seeing as that’s not for another two years so this would be a good time to look at every live action Superman costume and rank them from worst to best.

— Timestamps —

00:00 – Intro
1:56 – Number 18
2:49 – Number 17
3:36 – Number 16
4:09 – Number 15
4:39 – Number 14
5:10 – Number 13
6:08 – Number 12
6:59 – Number 11
7:35 – Number 10
8:10 – Number 9
8:56 – Number 8
9:33 – Number 7
10:26 – Number 6
11:03 – Number 5
11:46 – Number 4
12:43 – Number 3
13:38 – Number 2
15:09 – Number 1

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40 thoughts on “Superman: Best and Worst Live Action Costumes

  1. Vinay Patel

    not a big fan of the homemade superman suit logo, or the kingdom come superman logo. Hope the new superman suit has the right colors and design without looking goofy and that the S on his chest looks bold and unique. not too sharp cut but also not too bubbly fonted like older suits.

  2. The Alexoo

    Brandon Routh is a goat superman
    He is the real SuperGoat
    Everyone is talking abt Henry because he does a good role but he left dceu so everyone is moaning ABT him but brandon Routh is actual SuperGoat
    He is the real superman

  3. 솔라 0101

    I like the S symbol of the red and black color mark cause that's my favorite classic childhood costume ever to see so yeah in this time double thumbs up.

  4. S. Smith

    The season 3 Superman and lowest costume is perfect. If all the red matched it would be better but it's still the best live-action costume I personally have ever seen. Sorry Cavill.

  5. Brandon Spain

    I know opinions are opinions but I frankly felt the Superman Returns suit looked AWFUL. The "S" is too small, and the boots are too big. The awful anorak cape is too short and looked leathery, and the way it joins to the collar resembles a Halloween costume. The boots were overly designed, the millerskin cloth used for the bulk of the suit is clearly very restrictive, and combined with the fitting of the cape, the whole ensemble makes Rough oddly slender looking, despite the amount of muscle he packed on for the role. Topped off with the perfectly rounded hair curl and he ends up looking like someone dressing up as Superman rather than BEING Superman. As well the movie's photography making the suit's colors look more hideous with the blues looking more icy blue and the reds appear more brownish.

  6. DiamondBat Toons

    You lost me at spot 1, that spot should go to Cavill's suit. It's very simple, it's accurate, and it looks perfectly practical. The only problem is the lack of a gold belt. Give it a Gold belt, it's the perfect Superman suit!

  7. Visitor

    I don't have a problem with bright outfit but Batman is getting darker and darker so it don't fit in with batman. Unless he brings out the blue batman like the 60's haha

  8. j p

    I'm sorry but Superman isn't real / news flash!!!! I know that was alot to take in but again not real or based in reality

  9. Matthew Rosenthal

    George Reeves had two suits one was brown and gray for two or 3 seasons then it was changed in season 4 to the red,blue, and yellow when they switched to color. It was made of wool and George hated it.

  10. Drive A Sandwich

    You appreciated some really underrated Supersuits. The number 1 pick specially was really out-of-the-box but very much deserving! I would love to see your take on all the live-action Spider-Man suits presented in this same format.