Monday, 16 October 2017

Halloween Comic-book Costumes

Halloween is just around the corner and that means it's time to think about costumes. I love having fun with fancy dress and this spooky celebration is a great opportunity to cosplay.
Batman villains always pop up at Halloween parties

Last year Harley Quinn was the go to costume for girls and The Joker was for the boys. At every party you could spot multiple ladies sporting the “Daddy’s Little Monster” t-shirt and the pink and blue dip-dyed hair seen in Suicide Squad. Harley Quinn’s were everywhere and this year I'm predicting we will be seeing lots of Wonder Women in their place.

Lots of people made jokes about how all the girls were wearing the same costumes at Halloween parties last year. To be honest though, I don't think it's a bad thing. The fact that so many girls want to dress as these fictional female icons means that comic-book characters are becoming more popular and I love that!

I understand that some people may be irritated by seeing someone dress up as a character after just seeing them in one film, but surely it shows they have an interest in the character and want to know more. No one was born knowing everything about comic-books and superheroes, we all have to be new to it at some point, so give the newbies a chance.

More people are enjoying the superhero genre and I think that’s great. The more popular comic-book based films become, the more likely it is that we will get treated to lots of merchandise, tv shows and films - what’s not to love? Already there are tons of DC and Marvel films planned for years to come and that’s all down to the swift rise in popularity.

Plus, if I’m right in my prediction that Wonder Woman will be the go to costume for this years fancy dress parties, the world will be flooded with girl power passion and that’s definitely a brilliant thing.

So, when you spot lots of superhero costumes this Halloween, you should rejoice in the fact that superheroes are now officially mainstream cool. Who would have thought that day would come? Oh and enjoy the opportunity to cosplay without non-geeks thinking you're bonkers!

Let me know in the comments what you are doing for Halloween. I just love this time of year!
Happy Halloween

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