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Old 04-12-2015, 08:16 AM   #26
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Brother should wear whatever he feels comfortable in. I just think the lineup would look really unique. You have Jessica, Daredevil and Iron Fist all suited up in colorful costumes, and Cage just stands there in jeans and a shirt.

I want Luke Cage to be the only one to dress differently every time they team up.

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Old 04-12-2015, 08:44 AM   #27
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The degree he should have a costume depends on what they're doing. Is he "Hero for Hire" or not. If he's a hero for hire, he should create a costume for the marketing gimmick. Once he gets costumers, however, he should probably abandon it. I don't see the need for him to fight in the costume. I could even see people come in and be disappointed he's just wearing street clothes.

But really the only "costume" that I think is necessary is the belt.

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Old 04-13-2015, 12:55 AM   #28
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He should have a costume. Even if it's just a 'Luke Cage' branded yellow T-shirt, he should have something. If they can somehow work the Power Man headband into it, all the power in the world to them. That would be the ideal.

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Old 04-13-2015, 08:01 PM   #29
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I'm hoping for some appearance by his "power jacket" even if just one episode.

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Old 04-26-2015, 07:07 AM   #30
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Cage doesn't need a costume. Just let him wear street clothes.

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Old 04-27-2015, 04:44 AM   #31
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One of the above.

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Old 04-27-2015, 05:01 AM   #32
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G'day,

Why does he have metal bands around his arms?

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Old 04-27-2015, 07:11 AM   #33
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The second picture he is wearing gauntlets with controls in them for prison restraints when he ran the Thunderbolts. Pretty sure the first one is just an affectation

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Old 07-03-2015, 04:44 PM   #34
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Leather trousers, yellow shirt, chain belt. Close to the comics.

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Old 07-23-2015, 03:46 PM   #35
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If the tiara doesn't make an appearance I'm gonna be pissed.

But seriously, black jeans, yellow t-shirt and maybe the "Cage" belt.

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Old 07-23-2015, 03:47 PM   #36
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Brother should wear whatever he feels comfortable in. I just think the lineup would look really unique. You have Jessica, Daredevil and Iron Fist all suited up in colorful costumes, and Cage just stands there in jeans and a shirt.

I want Luke Cage to be the only one to dress differently every time they team up.
Wait...is Jessica going to be Jewel? I thought the series as going to be more like Alias. Just her in regular clothes.

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Old 07-23-2015, 05:13 PM   #37
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Yeah, I'm seeing jeans and a hoodie.

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Old 07-24-2015, 11:43 AM   #38
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The Cage don't need no costume fool.

He exudes cool fool

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Old 08-02-2015, 12:23 PM   #39
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If the show lasts into a second season, I can see the original costume showing up if Luke participates in a 1970s/Halloween party somewhere, then has to go into action without changing.

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Old 08-12-2015, 07:33 AM   #40
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replace metal boots with normal ones and Itd be perfect

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Old 08-12-2015, 11:04 AM   #41
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replace metal boots with normal ones and Itd be perfect
Too cliche "superhero costumey" IMO. Cage has never been about that.


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Old 08-13-2015, 10:39 AM   #42
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isnt Luke a Superhero for hire? Emphasis on superhero.He wore a costume when he started his business to help with marketing.Makes sense with the character

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isnt Luke a Superhero for hire? Emphasis on superhero.He wore a costume when he started his business to help with marketing.Makes sense with the character
If you consider a billowy yellow shirt unbuttoned and regular pants a costume, then sure. If you consider a yellow t-shirt and black jeans a costume, then, yes, absolutely.

You're talking about a man of the people who prefers to dress like a regular Joe. The guy was running the Avengers in black t-shirts and sunglasses.

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Actually, when he started, it's clear that he's deliberately adopting a "costume" because that's what people expect. He isn't like other heroes who think the costumes works in some psychological way or make them look better, he views it as a marketing strategy.

This image makes it clear

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Luke Cage is a hustler in the most positive interpretation of that word. He’s a street entrepreneur. It’s central to his character. After all, the title of his original series was Luke Cage, Hero For Hire. He’s the type of guy who is always looking for the angle. He’ll search for a way to make the most of his present circumstances, while keeping one eye on the horizon for the next opportunity. The above scene from the first issue of Luke Cage: Hero For Hire was his “I-shall-become-a-bat” moment. It was not only the first time he put on his costume,but it established that from the outset, Luke was a savvy businessman who intuitively understood the power of marketing.

Through the years, readers have mocked Luke Cage’s metal headband and yellow shirt with the butterfly collar, but Luke was always in on the joke, too. Luke recognized that superheroes were popular, and with his newfound abilities, he could capitalize on the public’s fascination with them to make money. He knew the costume was “hokey” the moment he put it on, but also knew he was selling the image of a superhero that anybody could hire. If that was his image — his brand –then he needed to look the part. Therefore, Luke used his meager reward money to satisfy his most immediate need for accomodations and then INVESTED the rest into funding his innovative business venture as a hero for hire. Without a bolt of cloth made from unstable molecules or Peter Parker’s sartorial skills, he bought a combination of off-the-rack pieces and assembled a makeshift costume.

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Actually, when he started, it's clear that he's deliberately adopting a "costume" because that's what people expect. He isn't like other heroes who think the costumes works in some psychological way or make them look better, he views it as a marketing strategy.
Yes, but it wasn't a cliche superhero costume. It was just regular clothes he got at a thrift store.

He was actually poking fun at all that by adopting his look.

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Old 08-15-2015, 11:40 PM   #46
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How to dress Luke Cage:


Firstly a man needs pants and what better for a superhero then a pair of tactical pants that can be worn for day to day covert operations or all out war:

Tru-Spec Classic pants $61.95



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Extra deep front pockets
2-knife/accessory pockets
Expandable back pockets with hook & loop closure
2-vertical zipper covered side seam pockets incorporated into the front pockets
2-special hidden zipper thigh pockets incorporated into the side seams


Mr Cage has an affinity for yellow T-Shirts, unfortunately super hero work tends to destroy them but s Walmart’s Russell Men's Power Endure Tee are only $5.50

Russell Men's Power Endure Tee:
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Our hero needs appropriate footwear. I think a street smart man like Luke needs a pair of good looking shoes rather than boots.

The tactical 5.11 Pursuit Laceup Shoe $109.99

would be a good choice :
Designed to provide maximum tactical performance in a comfortable, lightweight frame, the Pursuit Lace Up Shoe from 5.11 Tactical® is built for covert ops or fast action missions that require a quick change from street gear to a tactical kit. Built from Nubuck and Distressed Leather, and featuring a low profile CMEVA midsole, a full rubber tactical outsole, and a removable Ortholite® insole, the Pursuit Lace Up provides a surprising amount of comfort without sacrificing agility or stability. Integrated fence climbing lugs offer enhanced mobility, while the high density collar and accelerated 8mm offset design promote heel lock and toe splay for positive traction in a wide range of environments.


Luke has often worn sunglasses to protect his identity as well as eyesight. In his line of work he requires tough , impact resistant eye wear such as:

[ $84.95

Shear™ Eyewear

is built with the tactical operator in mind, providing superior vision enhancement while remaining stable and secure during periods of high activity. Designed in partnership with Wiley X, Shear Eyewear provides 100% protection against UVA and UVB without distorting the color spectrum. Additional features include a nearly indestructible Grilamid TR-90 Nylon frame, a T-Shell lens coating for enhanced scratch, crack, and craze resistance, and soft TPR nose and temple inserts for stability. Our rigorous quality standards on both safety and performance ensure that your new eyewear will provide maximum ballistic protection and lasting durability in any setting. Includes a zippered, compression molded protective case, a SlickStick web platform attachment kit, a cleaning bag, and a neck strap.

Of course the Power Man has his unique belt, which he sometimes uses as a weapon. Such belts are made to order, perhaps these people can help”
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Old 09-05-2015, 11:23 PM   #47
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Yes, but it wasn't a cliche superhero costume. It was just regular clothes he got at a thrift store.

He was actually poking fun at all that by adopting his look.
They were not regular clothes from a thrift store, at least at first. According to Hero for Hire 2, vol.1, in the flashback scene, the outfit was an escape artist, Houdini style. Luke admired the symbolism and used various pieces of fake chains and stuff and flashy magician poof shirts to design his superhero outfit. Even Luke's business cards had a 'cage' design on them.

http://marvel.wikia.com/wiki/Luke_Ca...r_Hire_Vol_1_2

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They were not regular clothes from a thrift store, at least at first. According to Hero for Hire 2, vol.1, in the flashback scene, the outfit was an escape artist, Houdini style. Luke admired the symbolism and used various pieces of fake chains and stuff and flashy magician poof shirts to design his superhero outfit. Even Luke's business cards had a 'cage' design on them.

http://marvel.wikia.com/wiki/Luke_Ca...r_Hire_Vol_1_2
Yeah...

But it was still second hand clothes from a flea bag costume shop.

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Old 09-07-2015, 07:01 AM   #49
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No love for the 1992 costume then?

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Old 09-19-2015, 10:27 AM   #50
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No costume, but yellow should be constantly worked into his ensemble.

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