Originally Posted by josh8
No one's doubting that they're costumes because they're superheroes. But many of us feel that it is in good taste to at least create the idea that they're for a purpose. Your rationale is no rationale and to just put them in costumes for no reason.
I don't think they put them in costumes for no reason. I think they do include these costumes so the X-Men would like X-Men and not just normal people. They also put them on costumes so they would good on film or at least visually interesting and to appeal casual viewers. But to say that the purpose of the costumes is for protection or practicality, I'm not buying that.