Characters : Spider-Man : Costume : Screw-Ups
Once or twice, Spidey has found himself short of a costume, and has
resorted to settling for something less than the real deal. Of course,
sometimes he screws up his own costume without any help.
In ASM #113, Doc Ock defeated Spidey - but Peter escaped, with the
loss of only his mask. He borrowed a replacement mask from a costume
shop. Randy Robertson found the original discarded in an alley, and took
it to the Daily Bugle.
Never Fade Away
In Amazing Spider-Man #213, Peter cleverly decides to wash
his costume in home-made detergent. Hey, he is a science whiz
Unfortunately, after too long a stint soaking in the bathtub,
the costume is left much the worse for wear. The lines have
faded, and the color is pink and pale blue. Not really very
macho, but he doesn't have much option at the time!
In Spider-Man vs. Wolverine #1, Logan drags Peter off to Germany
for reasons too complicated to explain now. Not surprisingly,
action follows, and Spider-Man is left without a costume.
Peter heads down to the local costume shop. It turns out the
guy does have one, but he made it for his son. Peter spends
an hour, and finally talks him out of it. In case there's any
confusion about who he is, the costume has "Die Spinne" printed
on the back!