Why you would have more fun dressing up in Villain Costumes? Let see the main reasons would be:
Escapism: Lets face it now one lives a perfect life. Those that put up the front that they do LIE. Everyone want to be able to put on a different mask and hide for a while and not be accountable for what they do. That is why we enjoy getting dressed up. It is the chance to portray another part of your own ego. A chance to have fun. A chance to let out that mischievous side you have bottled up. Unique: When you go to a fancy dress party you want to be different to everyone else. If it is a Super hero theme then come dressed in a super villains costume. You will stand out and lets face it, it could pay off especially if you want the attention. You could become an impromptu official of events or be asked to help out with other worth while tasks. While there may be 2 or 3 guests dressed as superman there may only be one dressed as the Joker or Bizaro! Association: This tends to get back to Escapism as it will allow you to associate with the said villain that you are getting dressed up as. So at this juncture maybe a better question is why do people associate better with villains. Here are some of the reasons:
- Socially incorrect
- More flamboyant
- More colorful
Let’s explore each one in more detail
1) Socially incorrect – Most times Villains are not bound ( or suffocated) by social strictures or they have had enough and break loose with reckless abandon. This represents a darker urge held by all of us, including the heroes to really let loose and not care for the political correctness that have been enforced by minority groups. They don’t care, for the most part about what the rest of society thinks. They will be happy to stomp a granny as much as a body builder and they normally have the gadgets weapons or powers to do so as well.
2) More flamboyant – The bad guy image. Lets face it they are more confident as they just don’t care which is the attraction that the opposite sex sees and gravitate towards. It is a case of the bad boy gets the girl and the NICE Guy misses out they also don’t hold back when it comes to displays of power and lets face it most of the really eye catching explosions are masterminded by villains
3) More Colorful – This gets back to the Social strictures or lack of adherence to these guidelines. They set the dress code and woe be to anyone that ridicules them. How often at school do you see the IN CROWD sporting some ridiculous attire and yet when the so called geeks come out with something half decent they get slapped down for it.
4) Sympathy – The villains who are they? They could have been heroes and yet they had a tragic past which turned them to the darker path, Examples: Darth Vader, magneto, Doctor Doom, Doctor Octopus. They turned their backs on an uncaring world and took control. Only the Heroes try to stop them and are as such seen as the champions of the masses. How often have you been embarrassed, ridiculed or even slighted by someone from the in crowd and wished a painful ill-gotten end to them. You can on some level sympathize with the villain. The stories with two dimensional villains normally flop where as the ones that have more punch per pound have a hook for the audience to associate with. Also don’t forget to take a camera to the event so that you can catch all the memories.
Now if you are considering throwing your own Themed party then Villain Costumes contains information on what to consider to ensure that your party runs smoothly, as well as information available on how to make your own chain mail armor, not to mention that you can also to purchase your own costumes for your next Fancy Dress, Theme Party, LARP or Cosplay event or just urban wear for everyday living. Even if you are going to a normal party you can have your own motif added by the urban (lưới an toàn) that you wear. You could wear a T-Shirt proclaiming yourself an “Evil Genius” or some other statement such as Minions wanted. Which could be a great pickup line for a guy or girl. “Hi would you like to be my evil minion?” This is definitely more low key but still worth doing for the ice breaking factor. In any case the aim is to have fun and enjoy yourself.
write by Starsky Banks