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Comic-Con 2013: Costumes

posted by Nell Minow

I love the costumes at Comic-Con.  They are colorful expressions of enthusiasm and personality.  And I believe they are what financial types call a leading indicator of the popularity of particular movies, games, and television shows.harem superheroes

This year, I noticed fewer Joksharknado costumeers and Watchmen than in the past.  In honor of the big 50th anniversary celebration, there were many Dr. Whos (mostly men) and TARDIS phone booths (mostly women).  And there were more minions!  The “Despicable Me” characters who look like oblong marshmallow peeps are very popular.  My two favorites: the harem girl superheroes (this year’s version of last year’s Playboy Bunny Avengers) and this tribute to the recent viewer favorite, “Sharknado.”

 

 



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  • http://AddaURLtothiscomment Kelly Kazek

    Hi, Nell.
    I was wondering if I could get permission to use your Sharknado costume photo for a story I’m doing on costumes.
    I’d need to know by Tuesday morning.
    Thanks,
    Kelly Kazek
    Reporter
    AL.com/The Huntsville Times

    • Nell Minow

      I’d be delighted!

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