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Can You Name the Fat Guys in the Marvel and DC Universes?
July 25, 2012 11:00 AM   Subscribe

I need a list of all the big boys in the Marvel and DC universes...

I am a plus sized guy who wants to get started on my first cosplay. Since I don't have a physique like these guys, I figured I would try to work with what I do have and stay away from the spandex.

So far, I have thought of the Blob, Clayface and Solomon Grundy. I also like the Kingpin, because he gets to wear classy clothing.

Any other suggestions?
posted by Irontom to Sports, Hobbies, & Recreation (25 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
 
Bouncing Boy.
posted by Guy Smiley at 11:02 AM on July 25, 2012 [1 favorite]


There's always Mr. Fixit, the so-called "grey" hulk.
posted by Oktober at 11:04 AM on July 25, 2012


The Penguin!
posted by Tomorrowful at 11:05 AM on July 25, 2012 [2 favorites]


The Thing?
posted by Ruthless Bunny at 11:05 AM on July 25, 2012


It's Clobberin' Time!
posted by Rock Steady at 11:06 AM on July 25, 2012 [2 favorites]


Harvey Bullock is a go-to for burly cosplayers.
posted by Sidhedevil at 11:07 AM on July 25, 2012


If Solomon Grundy's on your list then yeah, you can do the Juggernaut.
posted by patheral at 11:07 AM on July 25, 2012 [2 favorites]


Volstagg!
posted by Hanuman1960 at 11:10 AM on July 25, 2012 [4 favorites]


Strong Guy from X-Factor
posted by zombieflanders at 11:10 AM on July 25, 2012 [1 favorite]


I know that Hellboy was Dark Horse, but they pitched him to DC and he got his own feature film - does that count?

Also, there are a lot of villains. Lex Luthor is pretty big, for example, as is Mr. Freeze. Many fictional mobsters (in and out of comics) are big guys.
posted by SMPA at 11:11 AM on July 25, 2012


Honestly, if I were a big guy wanting to do a Marvel/DC cosplay, I would almost certainly go right for King Tut. Or the jailbreak version from "Batman Forever" maybe.
posted by Sidhedevil at 11:14 AM on July 25, 2012


Chunk
posted by kimota at 11:14 AM on July 25, 2012


Harvey Bullock would be a fairly recognizable non-superhero.
posted by kimota at 11:16 AM on July 25, 2012


Juggernaut.

Bloke or Phat from the Milligan/Allred X-Force, if you like the obscure ones.
posted by COBRA! at 11:17 AM on July 25, 2012


Matter-Eater Lad
posted by Faint of Butt at 11:18 AM on July 25, 2012 [2 favorites]


Villains in Batman who I know are large-bodied:

Bane, Blockbuster, Catman, Deadshot, Hugo Strange, Hush, KGBeast, Killer Croc (people will spend a lot of time thinking you're doing something from Land of the Lost, admittedly), Lock-Up, Prometheus, and Simon Hurt. Plus some already mentioned, and Tweedledee/Tweedledum for which you will need a partner.
posted by SMPA at 11:19 AM on July 25, 2012


I know I already mentioned The Thing, but I gotta say, if you are at all crafty, you could make such a awesome Thing costume by using an orange body suit with irregular chunks of orange spray-painted foam glued or sewn onto it. Oh man, that would be cool.
posted by Rock Steady at 11:23 AM on July 25, 2012


Solomon Grundy gets my vote. If you did that well, it'd look really cool. Plus, he can't be killed!
posted by Fister Roboto at 11:25 AM on July 25, 2012


If I take "big" literally enough, there's Galactus.
posted by RobotHero at 11:26 AM on July 25, 2012 [1 favorite]


Be warned: if memory serves, in Amazing Spider-Man #197 it's made very clear to Spidey that the Kingpin's girth is not fat, but muscle!
posted by Levi Stahl at 11:36 AM on July 25, 2012 [1 favorite]


Creote. Various instances of the Hulk, especially Grey Hulk.
posted by Zed at 11:44 AM on July 25, 2012


Harry Leland / the Black Bishop of the Hellfire Club, optionally in zombie form.
posted by Monsieur Caution at 12:37 PM on July 25, 2012


The Juggernaut. Comments about female dogs optional.
posted by Hactar at 2:41 PM on July 25, 2012 [1 favorite]


If you aren't too tall, the Penguin is pretty round.
posted by doctor_negative at 4:24 PM on July 25, 2012


He's not DC or Marvel, but a Comic Book Guy costume wouldn't even require any work and would be kind of meta at a con.
posted by JaredSeth at 9:44 AM on July 26, 2012 [2 favorites]


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