By: The Costume King
When you were growing up, did you ever fantasize about being able to shoot webs from your wrists, morph into a hulking giant, or find yourself imbued by the Gods of Olympus? Well, you’re in your 20’s now, so it’s time to let the fantasies go. You can, however, have a little fun with a superhero themed costume party. You may not be able to climb walls effortlessly or control lightning, but by the end of the night you may find yourself feeling like you have such powers.
What’s to set up, really? You and your fellow party guests will be traipsing around in spandex for the evening, so you’ll want to be able to knock back as many drinks as possible to “unsee” some of the night’s least flattering super wear. Some hard liquor and plenty of beer will ensure your mind is left untainted.
You can spice things up with some specialty beverages that mimic the most memorable superheroes. Freeze some water that’s been dyed with red, white, and blue for a combo of Spider-Man or Captain America infused beverages. Throw in something that’s dark and heavy such as Guinness and equate it to Batman or The Punisher.
You could attempt to transform the party space into any number of recognizable stomping grounds. Dim the lights of one room to give it a dank feel and call it the Bat Cave or throw up some wall scrolls that mimic the high rises of New York City or Metropolis for that Spider-Man / Superman feel.
What to Wear?
The superhero party is really nothing more than a costume party, sans the whole “Halloween” thing. The options you have are vast, even for the fem fatales who can choose from sexy variations of every masculine hero. Surely, you can go the easy route and find yourself a Spider-Man, Batman, Iron Man, Wolverine, Wonder Woman, or Catwoman costume at any costume store, there’s a whole sea of superheroes to choose from, including:
- Green Arrow
- The Tick
- Black Widow
- Hawk Girl
Want to really impress your fellow party guests? Pull off something like Ghost Rider, Nightcrawler, or The Thing. Nobody says there also can’t be a few super villains, so don’t forget the long list of nemesis that can be chosen from. Everybody would love to see a real life Venom or Killer Croc walk through the doors.
Need some inspiration? Head over to your local comic book store and pick up the first comic you see. Superheroes are a-plenty in the comic world, so there are even some out there that you’ve probably never heard of. To avoid being the umpteenth Batman, this is a good strategy for originality. You’ll be able to build your costume from supplies found all over the internet, so don’t worry about complexity.
Of course, the only reason superheroes would be around is if there were a damsel in distress. If you can get a few local ladies to play the role of the vixen hostage, you can give reason for your heroes to be convening.
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