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 one, we're looking at Spider-Man costumes --- and Spider-Woman costumes. Steve Ditko's Spider-Man costume is considered one of the all-time classics, but it's also inspired some incredible variations. Today, rather than jump rightt in with the classic blue-and-red Spidey costume, we're asking for your take on some of the other spider-folk, including Miles Morales and Spider-Gwen.

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 Randy Schueller, Mike Zeck


Design by Robbi Rodriguez


Design by Rick Leonardi


Design by Marie Severin


Design by Sara Pichelli


If you're worried that your favorite costume won't get a vote, this is your chance to nominate in the comments. (But don't worry, we'll get to that blue-and-red Spider-Man costume eventually.)