Create Peter Parker’s Press Badge

Looking for the perfect touch to finish off your Peter Parker costume? Or did you lose your own press badge, and need a new one to get front row seats for the fight between Dr. Octopus and the Lizard?

Whatever your need is, feel free to use the two concepts I created for Peter Parker’s press badge below.

You can save the images to your hard drive, or download the source images and Photoshop files to add your own headshot or personalize these files with some of your own ideas.

Just remember, you may need to show some secondary identification when entering the Daily Bugle building. The Chameleon has been known to falsify official badges. And as always, with great power comes great responsibility!

Horizontal Badge

This horizontal badge orientation measures 4 inches wide by 3.5 inches tall. This concept fits a standard badge sleeve, similar to those that are used at conferences and other events. Whether you were running the show at Comic-Con or had one lying around, this should fit.

Vertical Badge

This vertical badge orientation measures 2 inches wide by 3.5 inches tall. This concept is the standard size for vertical badges that you usually see clipped to people’s shirts and uniforms. I’ve left space at the top in case you wanted to perforate it and use a shirt clip.

Source Files

Do you like this idea, but see a couple changes you want to make? Good for you! Costumes are about getting creative with your own style. Click below to download the source images and Photoshop files I used on this project.


More Peter Parker Costume Ideas

Need some inspiration to finish off an awesome Peter Parker costume? Here are a few of the extras that I used on my Peter Parker costume to really sell the idea.

  • Photographer’s duds: Something casual, jeans, khakis, or something else that can take a beating while you’re on assignment. Then I’d go with a T-shirt or a button down dress shirt.
  • Spiderman Costume: Do you still have your Spiderman pyjamas still kicking around? Or have you invested in full Spiderman tights? Part of the fun in playing Parker is having your Spidey uniform underneath. Leaving your shirt open makes you look like you’re running from a Daily Bugle assignment to fighting crime.
  • Glasses: Glasses are a must! A nice pair of geeky specs are a great addition.
  • Camera: If you have a professional camera, or even a small digital camera, it really helps pull off the Peter Parker look to have your camera out on assignment. As a bonus, it’s a great way to take some great photos of the event you’re at!
  • Press Badge: For me, the Press Badge was the pièce de résistance for my Parker costume. I hope the files I have here help you with your costume.

Finally, if you’re looking for any other tips on how you might want to augment your Parker costume, spend a bit of time on Google looking for some interesting images. Searching for “Peter Parker costume” or “Peter Parker cosplay” comes up with some great photos of others out there who have pulled off this costume really well.

Tobey Maguire’s Peter Parker Press Badge

Apparently, this image is the press badge that was used in the live action Spiderman movies starring Tobey Maguire. I can’t speak for its authenticity, but it’s another option if you’re looking for another. I wanted something that reminded me more of the cartoon series personally, but I’ll post this up here, too.