There's no question that the Legion went through their highs and lows, with hardly anyone in the huge roster not changing their costume at one point or another. But Timber Wolf has the rare distinction in the Costume Hall of Shame not for sucking once:
And this is cutting him a break, because his very first costume wasn't exactly iconic, either. This last look, from the 1992 mini-series, was an attempt to make him a cross between the X-Men's Wolverine and the Beast. Despite being a relatively cool cat in the Legion, and a guest appearance from the Creeper (which is almost always a good time), this mini led to... well, absolutely nothing but the Costume Hall of Shame.
To this day, I have a hard time forgiving Timber Wolf for that awful mini-series. It's like when a pretty girl burps. You try to look past it, but that memory is always in the room, know what I mean?
And while I'm on the subject of crappy costumes from the 80's, check out this two-fer from Infinity, Inc when they relaunched Hour-Man and Dr. Mid-Nite. Not only are these things straight outta Breakin' 2: Electric Boogaloo, but the classic looks were so cool that they're still used today with only some minor tweaks. You shouldn't mess with the classics *cough* Sandman! *cough*
And, just because I'm in a mood, let's check out this fine product from the ad page inside the cover of Young Men #4:
What? Fly in an airplane I built myself out of cheap parts? Why, I'd be stupid not to!
Heh. That made me feel a little better. See you tomorrow!