Power Rangers: The Evolution Of Costumes Throughout The Years
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The Power Rangers changed more than you remember.
Since all the way back in 1993, teenagers with attitude have been chosen to gain the superpowers of the Power Rangers, to defend Earth from a variety of monsters sent by a variety of bumbling baddies. Those superpowers have included heightened fighting abilities, spiffy weapons, giant robots, and special Power Ranger "armor" that protected them from the swords and weapons of the various evil monsters they've fought over the years.
The weird part of the superpowers the Power Rangers gained was that the Rangers' armor was always clearly just colored spandex with plastic helmets. In the world of the show, though, the gear was capable of deflecting various swords, energy bolts, and other weapons, often with a shower of sparks and a puff of smoke. The outfits never looked like they'd actually protect any teenagers from any deadly aliens, but the show at least had a consistent special effects game.
For 25 years of episodes, Power Rangers have been sporting that spandex, but that doesn't mean their costumes have been stagnant. The Rangers' outfits have gone through a whole lot of iterations in that time. While they started pretty simply with colored suits with white diamonds across the chests and dinosaur-themed helmets to go with them, some of the Power Ranger costumes have gotten pretty complicated. Ninja themes, car themes--there was even a group of Power Rangers whose costumes were based on pirates.
Power Rangers celebrated its 25th anniversary recently, and that warrants a look back at all the various costumes the Rangers have donned over the years. Here's every getup the Power Rangers have sported across their various series, and even the movies. When you're done, check out the best and worst Zords in Power Rangers history, the 19 weirdest monsters in the original series, and every different Tommy ranger ranked.