Luke Cage, or Power-Man as he is also known, is a main character on Netflix Jessica Jones. Luke is a local business owner and entrepreneur who Jessica takes a keen interest in investigating for unknown reasons.
Luke is generally a quiet and contemplative person with a mysterious past. He is also One Bad Mother F’r. As you may have surmised from his bulging, muscular build.
Here you will find a guide to assist you in completing a screen accurate Luke Cage costume from his appearance in Jessica Jones.
Clothing Purchasing Guide
Close Match: Touring Motorcycle Jacket
Close Match: Hanes V-Neck (Vintage Navy)
Close Match: Levi's 511 Jeans (Dark Hollow)
Luke's Short Sleeve V-Neck T-Shirt
Close Match: Hanes V-Neck (Vintage Navy)
Luke's Short Sleeve Gray V-Neck T-Shirt
Close Match: Levi's Pocket V-Neck (Caviar)
Luke's Zip Front Collared Work Shirt
Close Match: Zip Front Work Shirt (Navy)
Luke's Long Sleeve Olive Thermal
Close Match: Fruit of the Loom Thermal Shirt (Olive)
Luke's style overview:
- Motorcycle helmet & jackets
- Dark Jeans
- Black Boots
Luke Cage's Headgear
Besides being a huge pile of muscles, Luke’s appearance is pretty unassuming. His clothing style is pretty basic and versatile. His wardrobe consists mostly of simple v-neck shirts under a black leather jacket with jeans.
The first thing that you see about Luke Cage besides his big body, is his signature goatee. It is black and neatly trimmed and no Luke Cage cosplay would be complete without it.
This faux goatee is a great match to the facial hair of Luke Cage.
Another crucial piece of any complete Netflix Luke Cage outfit has to be his classic motorcycling helmet. For safety.
Luke has two in fact, one for himself and another (that Jessica Jones is seen using) for any passenger lucky enough to climb onto Luke’s bitchin' Harley Davidson chopper.
This Fuel Helmets motorcycle helmet is an excellent match to the helmet worn by Luke Cage and Jessica Jones on Luke’s Harley.
The Jackets of Luke Cage
Luke Cage has one main type of jacket that he is often seen wearing. It is a black leather, touring style motorcycle jacket. It isn’t the only jacket that he has ever worn but it is the most recognizable.
This classic touring black leather motorcycle jacket is a perfect match to the jacket worn by Luke Cage.
If you are looking to get a head start on your Netflix “Luke Cage” costume, we can help you out there as well.
While not too much is known about the first season of Luke Cage’s Netflix debut, a few quality images have leaked ahead of schedule and we have a general idea about his basic appearance.
This black quilted flannel Carhartt jacket is an exact match to the one seen in the promotional release photos of “Luke Cage.”
Luke Cage's Muscle Shirts
I’m not certain whether Luke just likes his shirts tight, or he is so incredibly muscular that he explodes out of any clothing he attempts to adorn, but suffice it to say his shirts are usually pretty snug, so keep that in mind when planning your cosplay.
This Red Kap zip-front work smock is nearly identical to the one worn by Luke Cage, unfortunately this particular item seems to be available only in navy blue while Luke’s is actually black. I don’t think it’s too much of a stretch, but you can decide for yourself.
Here is a Fruit of the Loom thermal shirt in olive color that is a pretty close match to the one worn by Luke.
Luke has a small collection of different colors and style of v-neck t-shirts. The first of which to be discussed is his gray v-neck with pocket.
This Levi's gray pocketed v-neck is a perfect match to the shirt worn by Luke Cage on Netflix.
Another shirt Luke Cage is noted to wear is this triblend v-neck shirt in clay color.
Here is a Hanes navy v-neck t-shirt that is a great match to the shirt Luke wears while riding around the city with Jessica on his Harley.
The Denim & Boots of Luke Cage
Luke’s pants are nearly always jeans. So if you are looking to get into Luke Cage’s pants like you were Jessica Jones, the denim section would be a great place to start.
These dark Levi's 511 jeans in slim fit style are nearly indistinguishable from the jeans Luke wears while on his chopper.
This lighter shade of Levi's 559 denim is a good match to the jeans Luke is seen wearing in the promotional shots from Netflix Luke Cage.
The Footwear of Luke Cage (Power-Man)
Luke’s signature footwear consists of his black leather combat style biker boots. He is always wearing them unless he is wearing nothing at all...
These Kenneth Cole combat boots are a perfect match to the ones worn by Luke Cage while stomping the asses of anyone foolish enough to go head to head with the man with indestructible skin.
Luke’s most reliable accessories are attached to his body. By that I mean his monstrous pythons of arms. Other than those, he does rely on a couple of everyday items to get through as well.
This absorbent cotton towel is a perfect match to the ones used by Luke Cage to clean-up at the bar he maintains.
Finally we have this Casio G-Shock shock-proof digital watch which is nearly identical to the watch worn by Luke Cage.
In conclusion, I have found that in order to do an accurate Luke Cage costume, you will want to be in pretty good shape.
Whether you want to complete your Luke Cage cosplay or just add some of Luke’s flavor to your own style, hopefully this guide has been helpful and informative to you.