I love a good costume theme and with two Spider-Verse movies out now, Spider-Man seems perfect for creating related, themed costumes. Our first Spider-Man costume was an easy DIY Spider-Man Noir.
We made our initial spiderman noir costume several years ago when Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse came out. Elliot wanted to dress up for a school performance and you know I can’t say no to DIY costumes! Scroll down to the bottom to see our original DIY Spider-Man Noir Costume which was very easy to make.
In order to differentiate between the two versions, I will call our newer, much more authentic style costume the Spider-Man Noir Cosplay.
Spider-Man Noir Cosplay Version
The key components of the costume are tight clothing, all black. I think black matte works best but as long as you stick with all black you are good.
You need a spider-man face mask with black goggles or eye masks, a trench coat, black vest, black boots, black gloves, gun holster, black belt, and black hat.
Spider-Man Noir Cosplay Basics
We started with a fitted black turtleneck and pants. Instead of buying a vest, we opted to create the illusion of one using black duct tape. Duct tape is my favorite DIY costume material. We added silver duct tape buttons (using cardboard for the base) to finish the vest.
Spider-Man Noir Cosplay Accessories
The only other DIY thing we did was modify the Spider-Man face mask we bought. We changed the eye outline to black to stay true to the Noir look. We used a black paint marker but you could try regular craft paint, carefully tape it off and use spray paint or even thing strips of black duct tape?
Then we added black leather trench coat, black leather gloves, black boots, a black belt, and black hat. We tucked the turtle neck into the mask which helped hide the neck.
Wearing a black leather trench coat is tough for Halloween in Arizona but Elliot was committed and chose it over a lighter weight black fabric trench coat.
Buying Spider-Man Noir Costume Pieces
We found many of these items in our closets, at thrift stores or discount stores. It can take some treasure hunting and luck though. I am linking to similar items I found online in case you prefer to shop the easy way.
- Black Trench Coat
- Spider-Man Mask
- Black Turtle Neck
- Black Tactical Pants (or similar)
- Black Boots
- Black Leather Gloves
- Black Fedora Hat
- Black Belt
- Black Duct Tape
- Silver Duct Tape
- Rubiks Cube (optional accessory)
Ok are you ready for our even easier, first attempt at the costume?
Super Easy Spider-Man Noir Costume Version
This Spider-Man Noir Cosplay or costume ideas is fairly easily to pull together with a few key pieces. We lucked out and didn’t have to buy much to pull together this costume.
How to Make a Spider-Man Noir Costume
My favorite kind of costume is a simple one, using items we already own or can borrow. This Spider-Man Noir costume is the perfect example of that. We only had to order one thing for it and it is something we can use again when the boys go snowboarding again.
DIY Spider-Man Noir Costume
Spider-Man Noir is voiced by Nicolas Cage in Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse. He is an alternate dimension of other Spider-Mans like Peter Parker or Miles Morales. Spider-Man Noir looks like a 1930’s private investigator complete with a fedora and trench coat.
His ‘noir’ dimension is black and white, with shades of gray. There is no bright red or blue Spider-Man outfit like a typical Spiderman costume.
Spider-Man Noir Trench Coat
I think the key piece of the Spider-Man Noir costume is a black or dark gray trench coat. I initially tried to find a trench coat at local thrift stores but didn’t have any luck.
Luckily I did have a long black coat that could work, it sort of looks like a trench coat on Elliot. Otherwise, I might have bought this boys trench coat on Amazon.
Spider-Man Noir Fedora Hat
Spider-Man Noir always wears a black fedora hat. We already had a similar hat on hand. Elliot’s always been a fan of interesting hats. I did attach a black ribbon along the edge to cover up the colorful details on his hat.
If you are looking for a Spider-Man Noir costume for a little kid, you might check out this little spy kit outfit complete with a trench coat and fedora hat.
Spider-Man Noir Costume Mask and Goggles
Spider-Man Noir wears a black mask with goggles. It basically covers his face, so he looks like a shadow.
This is one thing we had to buy, a black snow/bike face mask. One of the boys can use the face mask when snowboarding next season, to help with the wind and cold.
The mask only has eye holes which we covered up with a pair of black swim goggles we borrowed.
There was a little white plastic on the edge of the goggles that I colored with a black sharpie. Luckily we borrowed them (probably permanently) from my dad but he wouldn’t care about the black sharpie enhancement anyway. Aviator glasses might work too.
Spider-Man Noir Costume Materials
Underneath, Elliot wore a black t-shirt and pants which we already had. So you see, this costume really was easy to pull together.
- Black pants
- Black shirt
- Dark grey or Black trench coat
- Black Fedora
- Black Ski face mask
- Swim goggles
Spiderman Noir Costume
If you haven’t watched Spider-man: Into the Spiderverse or the newest movie, Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse yet, go watch them and then come back and tell me if I should make another costume from that movie. I think a Spider-Ham costume might be fun to make…
I will be sharing some additional Spider-Verse costume ideas soon including a Peter B Parker costume and easy Spider-Gwen. I will to them here once they are posted.
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- Zombie Captain America Costume
- Marvel What If Costumes
- Fat Thor Costume
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This post was originally published April 21, 2019.