Superhero Hype Cosplay: Classic Ms. Marvel
Note From the Editor: For this week”s column, Superhero Hype’s cosplay correspondent, Ashlynne Dae, is tackling classic Ms. Marvel. Long before Carol Danvers was Captain Marvel, she was the original Ms. Marvel. When Carol joined the Avengers for the first time in the ’70s, she was wearing a variation on this outfit. She also revisited this look in the ’90s, and in her own solo comic book series from 2006. While Carol is unlikely to ever wear it again in the comics, this outfit remains a fan favorite.
Carol Danvers has long been one of my favorite female Marvel characters.
She’s had her fair share of struggles, from losing her powers and most of her memories, to an inter-dimensional assault, and even alcoholism.
But she always managed to find the hero inside, even in her darkest moments. And I’ve always admired how she has fought for gender equality.
Carol’s black outfit was always my favorite of her many looks, and it was the first outfit I saw her wearing while reading one of her comics.
I always loved the jokes made at that costume's expense, both by Carol herself and by the other characters around her.
This is truly a super cool costume to look at, but it is not a very practical outfit to be a superhero in!
Regardless, I will always think of Carol in this costume, and I’ll always remember her from that era.
That said, I am glad that she has moved on to become Captain Marvel, while Kamala Khan has made the Ms. Marvel identity her own.
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Someday, I would love to tackle Carol’s other outfits, and I’ve always wanted to give her faux hawk Captain Marvel jumpsuit a go.
But for now, I’m so glad to have finally made my favorite Carol Danvers/Ms. Marvel outfit!
You can find these pics and more at ashlynnedae.com