The apparel that the stars of television and the big screen wear often enchants the minds of the viewers. Now, with technology providing each of us with an even clearer definition of these outfits, the allure is even greater.
The Charm of Kate
Take, for example, the media frenzy that is Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge. The excitement that is Kate is not necessarily her latest travels. It’s her choice in outfits. In fact, there are websites devoted to her sense of style.
This affords the ladies of the world the opportunity to adopt her appreciation for fashion. The apparel that she prefers is captured by the photographers who follow her, and placed online for you to adore. Fashion designers are often listed so each viewer can shop and wear in her likeness.
Good Versus Evil
Have you ever been to a Comic-Con? Or, perhaps you have only heard of them via billboards and social media. Let us introduce you to the world of make-believe, and the fun that can be had in this fantasy world.
Most of us growing up had a favorite cartoon or comic book character. Depending on your age, it can vary from Superman to one of the latest Marvel characters, such as Captain America. Or, some prefer a video game personality. Did you ever pretend you were that character as a kid or teenager?
Of importance is knowing that each of us has the inherent good and evil side (whether we admit this or not is open to debate). Yes, many of us enjoy playing the evil character.
Guess what, there are countless thousands of adults doing just this. This is called cosplay, and it has taken a head of steam across the United States. Attend a Comic-Con and see for yourself. All ages are represented, showcasing their favorite characters by dressing the part in decorative detail.
Once a character has been determined for your “personality”, the next step is to plan for the outfit. Tori Ann is a cosplayer and contributor to Pop Culture HQ, and she offers a helpful guide for novices of cosplay.
The overriding rule of thumb is to have plenty of pictures of your character and to plan well in advance. With an arsenal of pictures, for those who plan to achieve the smallest of details, you can be certain that your outfit will be as close to “reality” as possible.
The time is drawing near to get your outfit put together, how exciting! For the highest quality outfits that are tailor made to your exact specifications, an online cosplay store is your best bet.
The atmosphere at a show that offers cosplay is filled with positive energy. People of all ages and backgrounds gather together in celebration of their favorite characters. What occurs for the “players” is an escape from reality and a fellowship of like-minded individuals.
If your heart yearns to dress the part of Kate Middleton, or any one of the fictional characters in the world of make-believe, enjoy what you do. This life of ours is short. Dress the part!
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