Costume design is one of the great strengths of the superhero genre, a way to establish distinctive visual shorthand for a character and reveal key details about concept, purpose, and personality. But which is the best superhero costume of all time? This month, we’re asking you to decide, by voting up your favorites and voting down the rest. When we have your votes, we’ll compile a list of the greatest super-costumes of all time.

For day three, it's the magic hour; five of the finest, flashiest, most flamboyant witch-and-wizard costumes in the business, ranging from the Gothic Lolita look of Runaways' Nico Minoru to the fishnet-and-top hat classic stage magician (with fishnets) look of Zatanna --- and not forgetting the weird robes and curlicued collar of Doctor Stephen Strange himself.

Each poll is a simple binary choice. If the costume is a perfect piece of design, vote ‘Perfect’. If it’s anything less, vote ‘Flawed’, because we just won’t settle for anything less.

(Many of these costumes have been tweaked and re-worked by different artists over the years. When in doubt, assume you’re voting for your favorite version.)

 

Design by Murphy Anderson

 

Design by Jack Kirby

 

Design by Howard Sherman

 

Design by Nico Minoru

 

Design by Steve Ditko