DIY: Action Comics Superman Costume

by |June 13, 2013

Superman has had a lot of looks over the years but one of his most recent was when he ditched the spandex and tights for something a little more casual. In a reboot of Action Comics in 2011 it was revealed that one of Superman’s first costumes was a simple look of Clark Kent in a t-shirt and jeans. But to make sure that we knew it was Superman he kept his iconic red cape.


Action Comics Superman



So this Halloween if you’re looking for a simple DIY Superman costume straight from the pages of DC Comics, we can help.


The Suit

Superman t-shirts have existed since what seems like the beginning of time and have come in a billion different colors and designs. But for this costume you’ll want to keep it simple and classic with a blue shirt that features the man of steel’s shield on it. As for the pants all you’ll need is your favorite pair of blue jeans to get the look down.


Superman Costume Tee

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The Boots

For years Superman wore long red boots to match the rest of his costume but those don’t really work with jeans and a t-shirt. For you Action Comics Superman costume you’ll want to keep things simple with a pair of combat boots so you can leap tall buildings in a single bound in style. 

 Adult Black Combat Boots

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The Cape

Of all of Superman’s costumes he’s had throughout the years very few have ditched the iconic red cape. Just as much as the “S” shield stands as a symbol for the man of steel, the red cape flying in a blue sky also has become a beacon that help is on the way. So to complete your Action Comics Superman costume you’ll need to have the classic cape tied around your neck.

Superman Batman Cape

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 It is a scientific fact that Superman’s strength comes from being powered up by the rays of the sun but how do you show that you’re Kryptonian strong? By bending a steel crowbar of course. Now since we’re not all from the planet Krypton we have just the accessory to help you out with this crowbar.

Steel Crowbar

Crowbar Prop


The Final Look

Once you have each one of the elements together you’ll be all set to take on mantle of Superman this Halloween. Just keep away from any glowing green Kryptonite this holiday!

DIY Action Comics Superman Costume

All set to leap tall buildings in a single bound!


Superman Steel Bar Bend

You'll have the strength of a Kryptonian!

Shelley Horn
Shelley Horn

Shelley Horn is our Costume Expert at, where she helps with costume design. Shelley loves incorporating costumes and accessories into her everyday outfits! She's here to help with your next cosplay piece or DIY that will catch everybody's attention.