As Marvel’s Avengers 2 destroys the box office – I have avoided all conversations and trailers involving Captain America, Thor, Iron Man, Hulk and Iron Man’s Hulkbuster armour…because I want to be surprised when I eventually go see it…dressed in full cosplay attire.
I’m “That Guy” that showed up at the midnight screening of The Dark Knight dressed as the Joker (I just put on more make-up than usual) and wore a Decepticon t-shirt to the Transformers premiere.
There’s nothing more special than dressing up for a blockbuster superhero movie. However, there are certain unwritten rules involved. For starters, be considerate of other audience members. I remember one guy who went to the Pirates of the Caribbean premiere dressed as Johnny Depp’s Captain Jack. That was fine, except he kept a stuffed parrot on his shoulder during the entire film.
Also, don’t buy cheap costumes. On Thor: The God of Thunder’s opening night, I bought a Thor t-shirt with a blonde wig, red cape, and hammer. After one wash, the “T” faded out – making me have to walk around as the new superhero named “Hor”.
Check out some of these other superhero costumes that you can wear to the movie theatre:
Whoa. If you want to go all out and look like the Chris Helmsworth as much as possible, this is the closest you are going to get for about $170. Totally worth it when a bunch of Lady Sif wannabes start hitting on you.
I still don’t see how this SHIELD outfit can be practical and functional for secret missions, cause if Black Widow is supposed to be a spy…this costume will certainly draw unwanted attention from bad guys. Similarly, if you wear this to the movie, a lot of guys won’t be paying attention to the movie.
For under $200, you can look like the real Captain America. Just remember to keep the mask on…because it’s hard to look like the real Chris Evans.
HULK SMASH! But Hulk no break bank with this costume for under $40! You could just save money by working out and painting yourself green though.
A top of the line Iron Man costume is going to run you at least $1000. And not everyone is paid like Tony Stark. But at least you can look sharp and discreet in a pair of Iron Man gloves, with light-up repulser beams!
The biggest tip for attending blockbuster movies is to show up extra early. Even arriving 30 minutes before show time is an invitation for a neck cramp from having to watch a 3D film from the front row of the cinema.
Don’t invite too many friends either. Gathering more than four friends to show up to a movie on time is a hassle. In fact, it’s almost comical how difficult it is to get four friends to coordinate a date to see a movie together. It makes you wonder how the Avengers are ever able to find time in their busy schedules to assemble to save the world – let alone see a film. Iron Man: “Hey Captain America, sorry I can’t catch the 9:00 show. I’m busy doing a lube job on my rear engine” Hulk: “Sorry Steve. Hulk no make it to movie. Hulk smash…kitchen wall. Promise wife to start renos.”