The 6 Best Suits From ‘Spider-Man: Miles Morales’
Whether you’re playing on PlayStation 4 or 5, Spider-Man: Miles Morales delivers excellent visuals and some damn good looking suits. When have you ever seen a superhero rock a pair of Timberlands with their spandex? Never, because Miles exudes a style all his own. He’s got beanies, shorts and tattered hoodies over his signature spider suits.
It doesn’t matter if Miles is in or out of a suit, he walks the streets of New York with swagger. All of this is to say that this new Spider-Man is a major fashion upgrade from its predecessor. So without further ado, we present six of the slickest suits from Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales.
Check out the best suits from Spider-Man: Miles Morales below:
The following suit is an honorable mention. Look (in my best Danai Gurira voice), “without question”, the Into the Spider-Verse suit is the best thing in this game. I’m sorry it just is, but you already knew that. If you’ve been online during next-gen launch week you’ve probably seen the gameplay mashups with the iconic “What’s Up Danger” track. So with a king of suits already established, we wanted to highlight six of Miles’s best suits you haven’t seen so far.
Warning: minor spoilers for Spider-Man: Miles Morales to follow.
The Crimsom Cowl Suit
The crimson cowl suit is one of the few suits that leans heavily into the red coloration of the red and black aesthetic we’ve come to expect from Miles. It’s interesting that this outfit is called a “cowl” because it reminds me of the sidekick of the original cowl wearing Caped Crusader. That’s right, this thing has big Tim Drake/Robin vibes and the hood is signature Drake.
One of the nice touches is the homage to the original Miles costume under the red jumpsuit/hood. The waistline has a support strap that might remind you of a utility belt and its large chest logo looks great too. The eyes specifically pop with the spiky thorn bush points forming from around the irises. While this Crimson Cowl certainly brings thoughts of Batman, its scarlet red shines pops off the city streets.
The Bodega Cat Suit
This suit was hyped up on Twitter pre-release, and boy, does it deliver. To break down the layers this suit is a combo, of the OG Miles suit, the shoes from Miles starting suit (those much-maligned red Adidas lows), an oversized hoodie with a sprayed-on spider logo, and a backpack. In this precious pack sits Spider-Man (the cat version). In his downtime, he’s just a regular Harlem bodega cat, but by night this kitten knows that with great Meow-er, Comes Great Re-paws-sibility… .(sorry). All jokes aside, this Spider-Cat suit is amazing.
The cat’s little spider mask brings joy. Just worry for all the orange cats around the globe that will be forced to dress like this for the next seven Halloweens in a row. One other concern, as you swing through the city with the backpack’s flap unzipped and open…it’s a wonder how the cat doesn’t fly out the back. It’s gravity-defying and total BS. Miles needs to protect that cat, man.
Sidenote: What a year for the bodega, right? First, Margot Robbie (in Birds of Prey) makes the world lust for the inner-city egg and cheese sandwich, but now Spider-Man (the cat one) is the internet’s favorite kitty. Bodegas are on the rise for sure. If you need more of that cat goodness ,check out this Twitter account to get your full Cat x Bodega fix.
The Miles Morales 2020 Suit
More Skrillex than 2020 (and closer to a 2099 suit than anything), the Miles Morales 2020 is undeniably cool. Starting with the laser light LEDs in the helmet, it has a Daft Punk-ish display that creates the iconic spider eyes in a digital dot form. That design from the headpiece carries over to the chest, creating a lined logo with a smaller spider in the upper quadrant. This suit feels the most married to Miles’s “shock powers” because of its lighting and futurism.
From the second it premiered on the cover of Game Informer, everyone was all in. How could you not be? The colors and lights pop off the screen (especially with ray-tracing), then you bring in the jacket, the gloves, and it’s a wrap. You could have seen this thing in a Michael Jackson music video. It’s that friggin cool!
We can’t end this segment without mentioning the six-line “S thing” from middle school that is featured predominantly on his shoulder. Big flex from the design team as it subtly brings in the artistic aspect of Miles’s character (like the graffiti in Into The Spider-Verse). Top that off with some Back to the Future looking kicks, and the Miles Morales 2020 suit becomes one of the coldest designs I’ve ever seen on a spider.
The Winter Suit
We won’t spoil how you get it, but the side mission tied into its unlocking is one of the sweetest parts of the game. After you unlock it, you might feel warm and fuzzy on the inside but this suit really shows off Miles’s willingness to wear whatever he wants over his suits. For logical reasons, the suit provides a little extra warmth with the beanie and scarf combo, and it’s great fun to see the scarf fling about as you swing through the skies. Something about the snowy city days hit harder with the Winter suit equipped. It’s so simple, but somehow really affecting.
The Uptown Pride Suit
The Uptown Pride suit has picked up a lot of traction online for a few reasons, but we should first applaud Insomniac Games for its inclusion. While some players might not get to see the moment tied to the suit, the developers take a firm stance with this suit. When you have completed all side missions (via Ganke’s app) you earn the love and admiration of your neighborhood. Next, a small scene plays out in front of a beautiful piece of Black Lives Matter artwork in Harlem.
This is a line in the sand stance from the dev, and they know exactly what they are doing. This is support, this is solidarity, and it means a lot. The suit is in the black and yellow color often seen in the logos of the BLM movement. Insomniac’s purposeful tribute will be remembered by many gamers for years to come. Bravo to everyone on the team. The suit itself has an amazing Pokémon holographic card-like reflective shine on the yellow highlights that set it apart from anything else in the game. If the inclusion of BLM in Spider-Man makes you mad, then stay mad. We’re not going anywhere and Miles is here to stay too.
The Classic Suit
Last but not least is the Classic suit. A no-brainer inclusion, but still a marvel all its own. The suit is built in the game during a classic montage featuring Miles and Ganke designing the final product together. From the days he first swung on the scene in the Ultimate universe, Miles’s suit has been a staple of design. Clean, bold, and instantly recognizable.
This had to be an impossible task given the global recognition of Peter Parker’s Spider-Man. Yet somehow the creators at Marvel made Miles look original. The art team at Insomniac lovingly imported the classic look into their Sony games Spider-Verse and it looks natural and at home. Tactical? Yes. functional? You know it. Bold lines with a particle feel. It is everything that’s best in modern superhero suit design. In summary, it’s good, it’s great, I’d take it on a date. (Seriously, I love the suit!)
Shout out to the Homemade suit! While it didn’t make this list you’re (to my knowledge) the first Spider-Man suit to feature a webhead rocking some Timbs, and that’s an achievement.