Design a Superhero Costume and We'll Tell You What Powers You'll Have

By: Zoe Samuel

Design a Superhero Costume and We'll Tell You What Powers You'll Have
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About This Quiz

A costume or uniform of any kind is a kind of thesis. Not all uniforms can be used for all purposes: a Marine Corps dress uniform would look ridiculous on a ballerina, and vice versa. Uniforms are purpose-built. Some uniforms are meant to withstand high altitude, while others make all wait staff seem anonymous. Some uniforms are meant to be friendly and disarming, like that of a toy store salesperson, while others are meant to be off-putting but bland, like that of a bodyguard.

Superheroes are their own special case. It's hard to call what they wear a "uniform" since it's rare that more than one superhero wears the same outfit. "Costume" is probably more appropriate. Superhero costumes are nearly always built specifically for the needs of the wearer, from the hand-wavingly "sciencey" costumes of the Fantastic Four, to the homemade sartorial excellence of Spider-Man, to the Silicon Valley fantasy that is Iron-Man.

You are about to go shopping for the items that will make up your very own superhero outfit. Once you've assembled your uncanny outfit, we'll tell you what spectacular powers you've earned for use with your brand new super suit. Are you ready? Because with great power comes great fashion decisions...

What fabric do you want for your costume's base layer?
Ripstop nylon
Silk
Unstable molecules
An alien symbiote

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What manner of footwear do you prefer?
Combat boots
Fancy slippers
Buccaneer boots
Thigh high boots

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What sort of leg covering will you wear?
Fatigues
Dress slacks​
Archaic, period trousers
Tights

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How will your legwear fit?
Loose
Fitted
Blousey
Skin tight​

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What sort of fabric will your legwear be?
Burlap
Wool
Cotton
An alien symbiote

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How many pockets must your legwear have?
Just four
Only one
Two
None

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What color will your legwear be?
Olive drab
Burgundy
Cobalt blue
Deep black

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What sort of belt will you don?
A martial arts belt
A fashionable leather belt
A wide weightlifting belt
A utility belt

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What sort of "rig" will you wear on your hips or legs?
Holsters
Nothing
A communications device
Straps that just look cool

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What sort of top will you wear?
A chainmail shirt
A Hawaiian shirt
A muscle shirt
A turtleneck

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What material will your top be made of?
Adamantium
Silk
Vibranium
An alien symbiote

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What color will your top be?
Gray
Yellow, black, and white
Red
Black and red

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What style of jacket will you wear?
A leather biker jacket
A smoking jacket
A sleeveless puff jacket
A trench coat

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What color will your jacket be?
Green
Purple
White
Black

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What material will your jacket be made of?
Canvas
Velvet
Nylon
An alien symbiote

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What sort of rig will you wear on your torso?
Underarm holsters
A holster for my breath spray
A back holster for my primary weapon
A web of living chains that obey my will

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What sort of gloves will you wear?
Fingerless gloves
Dress gloves
MMA gloves
Clawed metal gauntlets

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What material will your gloves be made of?
Leather
Cotton
Synthetic, impact-resistant fabrics
An alien symbiote

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What sort of cape will you wear?
A poncho
A greatcoat
A standard cape with no collar
A short cape with a tall collar

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Assuming you chose to wear a cape, what color will your cape be?
Blackwatch plaid
Red and gold stripes
White and silver
Black and yellow

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Assuming you chose to wear a cape, what fabric will it be?
Wool
Rubber
The blanket in which I came, swaddled, from another planet
An alien symbiote

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What symbol will you choose as your logo?
A judge's gavel
A pair of dice
An anvil
A skull

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Where on your costume will you put your symbol?
My headgear
My wristwatch
My chest
My cape

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What gadget will you have as part of your everyday carry?
A broken pocket watch, from when I died and was resurrected
My lucky wristwatch
My interstellar communications array
My security penetration kit

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What magic relic will you carry as part of your costume?
The claws of Grendel
The first coin struck by the Roman empire
A magic hammer forged in the heart of a dead star
Clothing possessing the consciousness of a long-dead alien race's record keeper

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What sort of eye protection will you wear?
Aviators
Nothing
Ski goggles
Welding goggles

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What sort of mask will you wear?
A simple bandana tied over my face
None
A simple mask covering my eyes
A large mask covering everything but my mouth

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What kind of helmet will you wear?
A tactical helmet with rail mounts
A motorcycle helmet
None
A samurai helmet

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What kind of body armor will you wear?
Ballistic armor
A simple stab-proof vest
None
Alien armor so advanced it appears as magic​

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What sort of weapon will you carry?
None. I will improvise with the objects around me.
A Walther PPK
A "bec de corbin"-style war hammer.
I am the weapon.

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You Got:

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