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    The first Spider-Man movie directed by Sam Raimi and starring Tobey Maguire as Peter Parker/Spider-Man.

    Spider-Man's Costume Through The Years

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    The release of The Amazing Spider-Man got us thinking about the different Spidey costumes we've seen over the years. Spider-Man's costume is one that has undergone a whole lot of changes over the years. From various appearances in comic books, to his appearances on television and film. And just like Spidey's appearances have been different, so have his costumes undergone changes. The interesting thing about Spider-Man's costume, however, is that no matter how many changes are made to the costume's design, it has managed to always maintain its iconic appearance. Never once have we looked at a version of a Spider-Man costume and thought that it was someone else's costume.

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    The most recent appearance of Spider-Man on film will be in The Amazing Spider-Man, directed by Marc Webb, starring Andrew Garfield as Peter Parker. A high resolution photograph of the costume shows that the texture does not appear smooth; in fact, it looks to be almost scaly. Maybe the costume designer wanted to go with a "Lizard" theme for the film. We kid.

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    Regardless, this costume is extremely different compared to the Spider-Man costume in Sam Raimi's Spider-Man movie, worn by actor Tobey Maguire. Garfield's Spider-Man features a very thin spider logo as a chest piece. The arms of the spider extend, and appear to blend in with the seams of the costume itself. The color of the costume is primarily blue, and the trim is red. The red at the center of the costume makes Garfield appear slimmer than he actually is, and basically elongates his body in general. The red gloves come up to his elbow. His feet are covered in what appear to be red boots; and the feet of the costume even look as if they have traction at the bottom. This is sort of an interesting choice considering Spider-Man can already walk on walls, so why would he need traction beneath his heels and feet? The most notable change, however, has to be the decision to incorporate mechanical web shooters at his wrists, just like we see in the comics.

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    Probably the biggest distinction between the latest Spider-Man movie costume and the costume we saw in Sam Raimi's Spider-Man movies are the web shooters. In Raimi's film, the web shooters were not mechanical, they were organic, and therefore they became something that Peter had to learn to get control of during the film. The Raimi Spider-Man costume also looked more like webbing and less scaly than the costume we see in the latest film. The logo at the center of Spidey's chest is also bigger, wider, and stands out more than it does in the latest movie costume. The back of the costume also features a very large, red spider logo.

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    The movies weren't the only place where we saw "organic webbing." During Spider-Man: The Other, Spider-Man was bestowed the power to shoot organic webs from his wrists -- just like what we saw on the big screen. This power, however, seemed to have disappeared (along with some other important Spidey events) following BRAND NEW DAY. But we don't have to get into that.

    When Peter Parker's clone, Ben Reilly, wore the Scarlet Spider costume, he also had the ability to shoot impact webbing; and in a fight with Venom, the impact webbing is what saved him. While not exactly 'Spider-Man' just yet, Ben wore a completely red costume and a loose blue sweatshirt over his outfit. So 90's.

    When Peter retired briefly, Ben created a slightly altered Spider-Man costume as well.

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    The most recent change to Spider-Man's costume in comics has to be the introduction of Miles Morales. If you're a fan of the Ultimates universe then chances are you're already very well acquainted with Morales' character and costume. Unlike Peter Parker in the 616 universe, the Ultimate universe Spider-Man dons a black and red costume. Like Parker, Morales also has mechanical web shooters that were given to him by his uncle. Morales doesn't just have a different costume, though, he's also got a lot of different powers, too. You can see them on full display in the recently released SPIDER-MEN mini series; a cross over where Miles meets Peter Parker.

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    Probably the greatest representation of just how many different costumes Spider-Man has had can be seen in the 2010 video game Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions by Activision. The game featured four different universes and accompanying costume designs. Each different universe featured in the gameplay had a completely different feel, the "Noir" universe felt darker, and had more realistic graphics whereas the Ultimate and Amazing universes were bright, colorful -- very similar to the way we see the character in the comics. Yet, those weren't the only versions of Spidey's costumes we got to see. The game also featured a lot of unlock able and downloadable content including the Manga Spider-Man costume, inspired by Japanese art. The game's designers also looked to the comics when making the game, and as a result each Spider-Man costume hoists a different power.

    These are only some of the more recent costumes that Spidey has donned over the years, as well as a variety of different gadgets. During the Big Time with Peter working at Horizon Labs, he's developed quite a few more costumes.

    In your opinion, which is the most iconic Spider-Man costume? Which costume or incarnation is your favorite?

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    #1  Edited By KainScion
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    i love this costume.

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    #2  Edited By Prodigy P
    Amazing Spider-Man #682
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    #3  Edited By The_Kid_Lantern

    Spiderman 2099, Scarlet Spider, the Ben Reilly Spiderman, and Miles' suit suit are my favorite.... ~KL~

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    #4  Edited By Baddamdog
    Back in Black
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    #6  Edited By HombreArana

    Original black suit is definitely my all time favourite.

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    #7  Edited By ZZoMBiE13

    The classic Spider-man look will always be my favorite. I guess that comes from all the years of Spider-man and his Amazing Friends cartoons I watched as a kid. Boy oh boy, DO NOT go back and watch those on Netflix. Your memories are WAY better than what is actually there. God bless nostalgia.

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    #8  Edited By Webjaker

    @Baddamdog: Agreed - Back in Black is best

    - LOL Best costume in a slightly different category.

    And then just regular ol' spidey-suit

    And Miles' suit is pretty sweet

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    #9  Edited By SeanFoster

    Spider-Man has the best assortment of alternate costumes, I like the majority of them.

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    #10  Edited By DickDastardly

    @KainScion: That is an amazing one!

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    #12  Edited By pspin

    The classic is the best but the black suit and the armor from Ends of the Earth are pretty cool as well. Iron Spider is alright

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    black suit tho i do like the sniper spider suit think its a what if

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    I think Spider man is a superhero who has changed his costume the most over the years

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    #15  Edited By TheCrowbar

    I like the original scarlet spider costume just because of Ben Riley.

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    #16  Edited By InnerVenom123

    You make an article like this and don't put a huge bunch of images of his costumes over the years?

    Why?

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    #17  Edited By CrashLanden

    The original... drawn by John Romita or (old school) John Byrne.

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    #19  Edited By thespideyguy

    The most iconic would be the black more children would recognize that than the red and blue

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    #20  Edited By GokaiFire

    Must have missed the issue where Miles has webshooters.

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    #22  Edited By Remi

    @InnerVenom123 said:

    You make an article like this and don't put a huge bunch of images of his costumes over the years?

    Why?

    "Too lazy, do it yourself. LOL"

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    #23  Edited By Bestostero

    He has a lot of iconic and good looks, so I think the better question would be which one was the worst...lol

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    #25  Edited By bumpton

    @snowtires said:

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    Hah, nice. I've never been a huge Spider-Man guy, but that's one of the like, 5 Spider-Man books I do have.

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    #26  Edited By SnakeEyes327

    His most iconic is the red and blue. My favorite is the Iron Spider though.

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    #27  Edited By Zombiebite1888
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    Iron Spider was the best none traditional (standard red & blue or the black one) costume. I think if it wasn't for Starks manipulation Parker would have kept this one for a lot longer. The worst was out in '96. The one with the giant spider symbol on the front that connected to the one on the back, along with gosh awful gloves and web shooters.

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    #28  Edited By HeghmohQib

    @InnerVenom123: Exactly what I was thinking.

    I see "Spider-Man's Costume Through The Years", I expect a look at all his different costumes with a whole bunch of pictures to compare. Instead, it's how a few costumes compare to the movie costumes. Feels like she needed to post something and figured the community would pretty much finish it for her in the comments.

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    #29  Edited By mtrakos

    @Zombiebite1888: really enjoyed evolve or die. Iron spider was sick

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    #31  Edited By KnightRise

    I like Spider-Man 2099, Blacksuit, and Ben Riley's second version. Miles' too.

    @HeghmohQib said:

    @InnerVenom123: Exactly what I was thinking.

    I see "Spider-Man's Costume Through The Years", I expect a look at all his different costumes with a whole bunch of pictures to compare. Instead, it's how a few costumes compare to the movie costumes. Feels like she needed to post something and figured the community would pretty much finish it for her in the comments.

    thirded.

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    #32  Edited By DocFatalis

    Original one, I'm too old to consider anything else but an occasional suit.

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    #33  Edited By jorgeareizaga

    I HATE ANDREW GARFIELD´ASS AND CROTCH

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    #34  Edited By M-Demon

    Todd McFarlane's Spider-Man and Spider-Man 2099 were always my favorites. Todd always did such over detailed work back in those days - especially with the webbing.

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    #35  Edited By Petey_is_Spidey

    Miles Morales' costume.

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    @Jonny_Anonymous: which is that? Ben Reilly's?

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    #37  Edited By The Mast

    Ben Reilly.

    Non-Parker: The new Scarlet Spider costume is the best Spidey-related costume I've ever seen.

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    #38  Edited By guardiandevil801
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    nothing beats the classic

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    #39  Edited By Jonny_Anonymous
    @Sleepbutnodream15: yea
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    #40  Edited By OldGuy

    @CrashLanden said:

    The original... drawn by John Romita or (old school) John Byrne.

    Um, the ORIGINAL was drawn by Steve Ditko. Sheesh.

    It is also the only correct answer.

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    #41  Edited By mattwing87

    @GokaiFire said:

    Must have missed the issue where Miles has webshooters.

    No he doesn't have web shooters yet. How would his Uncle give him webshooters when we don't know what happened to the Ultimate Peter's webshooters? Maybe Miles will inherit Ultimate Peter's webshooters or 616 Peter will teach Miles how to make webshooters and webbing before he goes back to his universe.

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    Miles' costume.

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    #43  Edited By fodigg

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    i love this costume.

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    #44  Edited By Blues32

    Scarlet Spider...because I like that sort of coat. Pants could have used a little extra design to them...

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    #45  Edited By Phaedrusgr

    Once you go black, you never go back...

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    #46  Edited By blueninjapanther

    Amazing Spider-Man 682, Iron Spider, Spider-Man 2099 and Spider-Man in black when his costumes was covered with venom symbiote are my favorites

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    #48  Edited By Eboria

    @OldGuy said:

    @CrashLanden said:

    The original... drawn by John Romita or (old school) John Byrne.

    Um, the ORIGINAL was drawn by Steve Ditko. Sheesh.

    It is also the only correct answer.

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    Pretty sure he meant the original costume when it was drawn by either Romita or Byrne. And as to the best costume; I have to say the original is pretty hard to beat though I like the Future Foundation costume as well.

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    #49  Edited By 2chimcha3

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    I really like this one

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