Features TV Awards 2019

AP2HYC TV Awards 2019: Best (New) Costume

It’s time for the 5th Annual AP2HYC TV Awards!

This year’s TV season brought with it a slew of new heroes and villains, a bevy of bombshells, and enough excitement to tide us over until the Fall. We’ve spent months reviewing, recapping, and OMGing over your favorite (and maybe even least favorite) shows, and now it’s time to put you in the hot seat. Be sure to cast your vote and determine the best-of-the-best of nerdy TV. Which shows will come out on top? Only you can decide!

You can’t have a superhero show without a super-suit! Check out our picks for the best costumes of the year and then cast your vote for your favorite!

Robotman (Doom Patrol)

Riley Shanahan does one hell of a job acting what Brendan Fraser is saying in this bulky, true to the comics suit. He’s not only covered head to toe in metal, but his T-shirts change under his leather jacket, giving Robotman’s costuming more personality than they really needed.

Dove (Titans)

It was hard to pick just one of the cool costumes that appear in Titans, but Dove has to be the best of the bunch. The blue and white coloring matched with Dawn’s white hair, the way her cape’s “feathers” looks like knives that flow with her fighting, it’s definitely the coolest outfit to see in motion.

Lightning (Black Lightning)

Most of the second half of season 2 was dedicated to building and introducing Jennifer’s new suit, and the build up was well worth it. It’s a perfect blend of Black Lightning’s and Thunder’s costumes. It’s appropriate for a teenager, while looking powerful and perfect for China Anne McClain’s look and Jennifer’s powers.

Joan of Arc (The Tick)

While the actual costume looks like Madonna dressing up like Thor, it’s not just a costume. In addition to enhancing Ms. Lint’s powers, the Joan of Arc costume creates a whole new persona for the character that becomes a huge plot point for the season. The costume in and of itself is hugely important to the story, whereas for most characters their costume is just a by-product of being in a superhero show.

Batwoman (DC CW)

Batwoman’s costume was one of the most accurate of the comic book shows. They even had her red wig, leaving Kate Kane with her short hair and Batwoman with her long hair. The classic black and red was really very nice.

Swamp Thing (Swamp Thing)

In my personal opinion, Alec Holland looks better as a big buff plant man than he does as a human. Swamp Thing is clearly a human form with details of muscles, but there is also something distinctly not human about him. Maybe it’s the red eyes, or the way his mouth is almost hidden under vines. Either way, he’s ripped straight from the comics as a horrifying and monstrous hero.


Vote Below:

About the author

Dara Berkey

Superhero nerd. History nerd. Favorite personal hero--Shazam/The Original Captain Marvel. Favorite female hero--Any of the Batgirls. Favorite male hero, other than Shazam--Any of the Robins.