Comic fever is on in Bangalore! The annual mega event Comic Con 2014 is back and starting today (12 September), and will go on till Sunday (14 September). ComicCon is a veritable dreamland attracting thousands and thousands of comic lovers, nerds and cosplay enthusiasts who want to be a part of this experience for the period. The event this year will start at Bangalore, followed by other Indian cities – Hyderabad (October 10-12), Mumbai (December 19-21) and lastly Delhi (February 2015). The event is being held at White Orchid, Manyata Tech Park, Hebbal, Banglaore and is expected to have close to 30,000 visitors.
Jatin Varma, the founder of Twenty Onwards Media brought the Comic Con property to India. He grew up in Delhi and has an economics major from Univeristy of Washington in Seattle. Every year, major comic publishers like Chariot, Amar Chitra Katha, Nickelodeon, gaming players like Xbox 360, merchandisers and other exhibitors throng to this unique property. Jatin says “it is going to be three times the size from last year featuring some amazing talent, Indian and international…”. Dave Lloyd of V for Vendetta, Sana Amanat of Marvel Entertainment and Dan Parent from Archie Comics are a few of the international artists who will be speaking at the Bangalore event.
While it is super fun to attend these events, it can be quite a task to find the perfect costume to sport to make that killer impression! This can get even more confusing if you want to go dressed up along with your partner and want to find something that appeals to you both while also suits your relationship.
Here is a list of few great comic couples you can choose from for your costumes for this year’s Comic Con:
Our friendly neighborhood Spiderman was always a sweet boy at heart. Peter Parker always had a crush on his neighbor Mary Jane (MJ), long before he had his crazy superpowers. So if you have been a couple since you were both out of your teens, or fell in love in college, then maybe this is for you!
This will probably not win the “healthiest relationship” award, but they have saved Gotham together many times. Moreover, they look stunning together, what with their masks and lithe bodies. Though the Catwoman was once the greatest enemy and was a villain in the Batman series, the two masked associates are a potent combination. If you as a couple share a passionate love-hate relationship of distinct characteristics, yet love to be together, this could be the costume that’s perfect.
One of the long standing relationships of the superhero world, the adorable Superman and Lois Lane form the most popular couple in the DC comics world. Superman and Lois enjoyed years of playful flirting before finally tying the knot. So if you are the mysterious man type with an independent, strong minded lady love who isn’t too much into dressing up in a costume, this character suits you best.
This is possibly the oldest and the most innocent couples of the comic world. This couple will possibly evoke the most childhood memories of watching cartoons and having a blast every Saturday morning. So if “cute” is what defines your relationship, then there’s no better couple than the adorable and sweet Mickey and Minnie.
Popeye’s efforts to beat the slimey Bluto to win the affections of his lady love Olive Oyl are unforgettable. Their bickering and love and their fights when Olive gets fed up with poor Popeye’s sailing is fun to watch. We remember Popeye’s strong forearms as much as the “spinach effect” where he finally saves the day just in time!
The Simpsons is THE longest running scripted show in television history, with over 25 seasons and 550 episodes. Homer and Marge’s satirical depiction of the classic American middle class life is one of the most memorable. If you are a married couple and want to take it easy with minimal costumes, this could be the right choice.
Their Stone Age love story rocked the television in 1960 when they became the first primetime cartoon for adults. Fred and his best friend Barney were always caught up in some crazy scheme but always had their devoted wives willing to help clean up the mess. So if you also have a friend like Barney then you can dress up with old skirts with animal prints like the Flintstones and enjoy it with friends.
Daisy Duck has been Donald’s girlfriend since 1940, making them one of the long standing couples along with Mickey and Minnie. They were never married but have gone steady for a long time now. Daisy is also related to Donald’s family and is also Minnie Mouse’s best friend. You can either choose to have a duck outfit with your partner or go with someone who’s dressed as Mickey and Minnie.
Jasmine is the classic Princess who’s grown up in the lap of luxury while Aladdin is the typical street urchin who’s brash, street smart and has a heart of gold. Aladdin’s luck changed when he landed the magical lamp and his luck held on while he dated Jasmine who was way out of his league! If your lady love is enamored by the princess effect, then this can be an amazing gift for her to provide her harem pants and attire to dress up as Jasmine while all you need is a simple turban a waistcoat to get started.
These characters are from the movie “The Incredibles”. Bob (Mr. Incredible), his wife Helen Parr (Elastigirl) and their children Violet, Dash and Jack-Jack all of them have different superpowers. This is the perfect costume if you want to make it a family outing that the kids will be sure to remember for years to come!
Do you have any other much-loved couple in mind for dressing up? Tell us in the comments below along with whether you will be attending ComicCon 2014!