Here’s a question: How would superheroes clean their costumes?
Avengers: Infinity War has made over $2 billion worldwide box office gross and is on track to be one of the highest earning movies of all time. But, without giving away spoilers, all of that fighting The Avengers have done has to not only take a toll on their bodies, but their costumes as well. These superheroes may have a plethora of powers and technology at their disposal, but I don’t think that laundry and tailoring are among them. So, how should they clean and mend their costumes?
Mulberrys Garment Care, a dry cleaning and tailoring business, decided they would help out. In a series of graphics that look exactly like comic book pages, the superheroes are faced with a dilemma based on their costume and their powers. The Stain Expert then offers a custom solution to the problem.
Let’s take a look at a few of them:
Captain America’s uniform has the unique problem of having been encased in ice for decades. Not a common problem. So, if the uniform were to be preserved and displayed, how would it need to be cleaned? The quick answer is very gently. It should be hand washed and gently spot treated.
Black Panther’s suit can absorb energy and then discharge it at a later time. All of that built up energy could cause quite a problem if he wanted to throw it in the laundry after a long day of superheroing. This fix is pretty easy — just don’t put it in the dryer. Lay it out flat after washing.
Dr. Strange would have perhaps the most interesting of all the superheroes. How would you clean a garment that is imbued with magical properties and has a mind of its own? Well, the expert recommends a garment bag. For a cloak with its own mind, perhaps keeping it confined is the best way to clean it, even if the cloak may not like it.
The Incredible Hulk may have one of the most amusing problems. How many pairs of pants must he go through in a week? Sure, it would depend on how anger-inducing the week was for him, but his pants budget must be way above average. The expert did have a few tips for him. First, the pant seams could be reinforced and some elastic could be installed. Then, he should probably carry an emergency sewing kit in case things get carried away.
Superheroes live very different lives than the citizens they fight for and protect. So, while they would have laundry and tailoring problems like the average person, the challenges they would face when trying to clean or mend their costumes would not be average. Their superpowers present unique challenges and specific ways of cleaning. These beautiful graphics offer some humorous problems and solutions for those challenges.