What Spider-Man’s Homemade Suit Could Have Looked Like,
Due to being a 15-year-old high school kid and not a billionaire scientist, Peter Parker generally has to make his own superhero costume with whatever materials he’s got lying around. Even though Tony Stark is nice enough to make him his own suit in Spider-Man: Homecoming, Peter still has a version that he made himself. It’s a solid enough suit, but it originally looked a little different in the early design stages. One of the original designs for the suits actively captured the look of a classic Spider-Man outfit from the comics. Check it out below.
Genre films, especially ones of the superhero variety, go through a ton of changes in the development phase. The art team cooks up dozens of different iterations for every costume seen on film, and it was no different for Spider-Man: Homecoming. When it came to designing the homemade suit, it didn’t change too much in the general look of it, but there are some key differences. The red and blue colors are switched here and the mask is missing the goggles Peter uses in the film. (I love that the mask has two little eye holes poked in so he can actually see).
The design is directly inspired by the Scarlet Spider costume from the 90’s, which was actually never worn by Peter Parker but by his clone, Ben Reily. Reily became the Scarlet Spider to forge his own path away from that of Peter Parker, but he still ended up becoming Spider-Man after Peter quit because he thought he was the clone and Ben was the original (long boring story). With its hoodie design, the suit was very 90’s, but it works pretty well as a prototype suit in Spider-Man: Homecoming.
This design was created by Ryan Meinerding, the Marvel Studios Head of Visual Development, who posted the art to his Instagram. He writes that this version of the suit is based on his own creation. Meinerding created his own Spider-Man mask when he was just 17 years old. “Peter Parker could be any of us,” he writes, and he made the mask using his mom’s sewing machine. Years later, he gets to use that exact same mask in the design for a new Spider-Man movie, which must feel amazing. Be on the lookout for more concept art pics from him in the coming weeks.
Spider-Man: Homecoming is directed by Jon Watts and stars Tom Holland as the Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man. The story picks up a few months after Captain America: Civil War and Peter Parker is desperate to prove he’s worthy of being an Avenger — even if that means going toe to toe with the villainous Vulture. The film also stars Zendaya, Marisa Tomei, Micheal Keaton, and Robert Downey Jr.
Spider-Man: Homecoming is currently out in theaters right now.
Spider-Man’s original homemade suit may not be as flashy as the Stark tech one, but it still gets the job done. Check out what the homemade suit originally looked like in Spider-Man: Homecoming.