We know we all agreed to forget this 2011 TV movie ever happened, but how could we curate a list of the best and worst superhero costumes on TV and not award this epic fail the last place spot?! Adrianne Palicki, you deserved so much better than this shiny pleather nightmare that appears to have been bought at a Halloween store.
Oh man, don't even get us started on the green spray paint or Tina Turner hair. Nope, nope, nope.
Everything about this is upsetting except for maybe the abs. But do the abs make up for that crotch? No.
Once upon a time, This Is Us star Justin Hartley was the coolest Green Arrow on TV. Then Stephen Amell picked up the crossbow a few years later, took things a little darker, and made this costume look particularly silly in hindsight.
Is that a hoodie?!
Smallville's version of The Flash wasn't actually The Flash. His name was Bart, not Barry, and he went by codename Impulse. Of course, he still rocked the red and yellow colors and lightning bolt-inspired costume, but...it's a hoodie.
This wet suit is truly unfortunate, but orange and green are tough colors to make work in any get up.
This just seems impractical in every way even if we kinda want to try to rock those boots.
Although this version of Supergirl's costume was pretty plain, it was very true to the comics. Blue crop top? Check. Red skirt? Check! But she looks more like a cheerleader than a badass superhero, and that low-rise skirt is giving us anxiety.
Leather jackets are hard enough to move around in normally, so we can't even imagine how restricting it was trying to save the day in Clark's custom-made red jacket. While it certainly looked cool seeing Clark rock that big S, this actually wasn't his best look on the CW show.
There's just a lot of stuff going on here. Lots of straps, lots of billowing. Is all of it necessary?
This was a spot-on version of the comic book Black Canary, right on down to the high-collared black leotard and fishnet tights, but...not even comics are always correct.
In the comics, Elektra essentially wears a bright red loincloth. Frankly it doesn't make that much sense, so this TV update was fairly welcome.
This is just so silly but such a classic that we feel unable to judge.
The WB's short-lived show had a pretty true-to-form live-action version of Batgirl's costume from the comics, but that perma-cameltoe was unfortunate.
We were all thrilled when Diggle (David Ramsey) finally got a costume. Seriously, thrilled. But this is one that definitely looks better in motion than it does when standing still. Seems like that helmet would be awfully limiting, no?
John Wesley Shipp is cool, but after watching so many seasons of the new Flash (where Shipp plays the Flash's dad), it's hard to take this costume seriously.
Remember these two? Their helmets are very cool.
There is so much happening here. Why are there so many laces and buckles?
Caity Lotz can pull off anything and this definitely looks like the costume of a hero who doesn't care about getting dirty, but there's something ever so slightly off about this that we can't put our finger on. The color, maybe?
1993's version of Superman was pretty hot, and Dean Cain played the part in style. This is what we think of when we picture a Superman costume.
Love ya Jimmy, but your costume looks like a giant boulder. Guess that makes sense when you don't have superpowers and have to protect yourself against those who do, but the costume could have at least been a little less...grey.
Talk about a lot happening! Deathstroke is literally ready for anything at any time, unless he needs to get suited up in a hurry. It's got to take him at least an hour to get ready every morning.
We already knew the Arrow costume designers love some laces, but how did they achieve that ombre on that jacket?