The ComicsAlliance Halloween Costume Countdown: Mighty Morphin Power Rangers!
October is finally upon is, and here at ComicsAlliance, and one of the best parts of the month is gearing up for Halloween with costumes! It’s the one time of year when even people like me who could never cut it in our Best Cosplay Ever feature can drop by the local department store and walk out with the ability to dress up as our favorite characters.
But is that really a good thing? I have my doubts, which is why I’m spending every day taking on the store-bought costumes inspired by our favorite things. Today, we’re finding out what happens when you dress up as teenagers with attitudes with Mighty Morphin Power Rangers costumes!
Option 1: The Green Ranger
Because really, if you’re the kind of person who’s going to dress up as a Power Ranger, your’e probably going to want to be this guy. Unlike a lot of costumes that just rely on masks, this one includes an actual helmet, as well as having those weird fake muscles that have been all the rage in costumes for the past few years. Personally, I’m not a fan, but they could definitely provide a little extra padding when your friends decide to get revenge for you staying in character by kicking in the Halloween party’s back door and punching everyone right in the head.
Option 2: The Red Ranger Bodysuit
On the other end of the scale, we have this one, which gets rid of all the accessories in favor of a sleek, skintight bodysuit that also includes a full-head mask. It’s the prefect costume for the Trick-or-Treater who wants people to know that yes, they still love Power Rangers, and yes, it’s definitely a sex thing.
CA’s Caleb Goellner reportedly owns eight of these.
*Editor’s Note: Um, actually, nine.
Option 3: The Megazord
Real talk, though: This s**t is awesome. And it should be, considering that it’ll set you back a cool $150 and doesn’t even include the Mega-Sword, presumably because sharp objects and a mask that limits peripheral vision are a lawsuit waiting to happen. But really, when you consider that you’re not just dressing up as one robot, but five robots that are also dinosaurs, and that also represent all five original Rangers, can you really afford not to buy it?
Option 4: “Sexy Pink Ranger”
For the record, there’s a more on-model version of the Pink Ranger’s costume, but this glittering explosion of sequins is the one that caught my eye. I actually really like it, but when I showed it to resident fashionista Bethany Fong, her initial reaction was a lot more negative. She thinks the weird sleeve-straps don’t work with the cut and that it’s too busy without really coming together, but I feel like it’s a great translation of the original design to an over-the-top glam-rock aesthetic, and that if we saw it at a con without knowing it was a store-bought costume, we’d think it was great. We argued about this for two hours.
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