Monthly Archives: August 2015

Sweepstakes: Second Annual

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Our second annual Halloween Sweepstakes is on route to a winner, in the distant future. You still have plenty of time to enter not only for the $500 grand prize, but the weekly $50 drawings as well! Should you win, your Halloween will become a storied affair, fit to be remembered for years to come. Two grand prizes of $500 certificates — large enough to purchase even the most fabulous of costumes — will be given to lucky entrants following October 17th, while the smaller prizes will be chosen weekly from those entered. If you win a $50 weekly prize you will still be eligible for a grand prize!

We’re happy to offer this opportunity to you. Last year’s sweepstakes was a smashing success, but don’t take our word for it:

A weekly winner from last year, Bernardo, wrote: “I have received the email you sent me about winning the weekly drawing. I can’t believe it, I have never won anything online before . . . Thank you so much for letting me know.” Another winner Erin said “I’m so excited to have won anything.”

Last year’s grand prize winner Diane said: “Before I go to bed, I just want to thank you for this enormous gift. You have no idea what your generosity means to us, and how happy you have made our very special son. Thank you so much!!!” In a later email, she went on to say: “Just wanted to wish you and your loved ones a very merry Christmas. I couldn’t let the holiday go by without thinking of you, your kindness and generosity is so appreciated. Thank you again.”

Don’t wait! Our weekly drawings begin on September eighteenth; enter the Sweepstakes before then to make sure your chances of winning are as high as possible. This great offer won’t be around for ever!

Thanks for reading. Be sure to check back next week for more fun Superhero information, both for fans and for the Halloween devotee!

Superhero Do-it-Yourself Costumes

Do-it-yourself Superhero costumesDuring Halloween, there is something many are driving for. Individuality. Nobody wants to be the one hundredth Peanut M&M dressed to look like a Power Ranger, or whatever. How many people do you think have dressed up as Wonder Woman, or Batwoman, or Supergirl? I’d say millions, or even billions. Would we be so far off if we said trillions? These costumes run the gamut from a sheet over your body to multiple-piece ensembles, endless in form. But sometimes they do not rise to the level of Halloween finery you have held yourself to the past years. Well, heroine, we are here to help. Official Superhero Costumes is happy announce our new do-it-yourself costume service!

There are numerous examples of how select Superhero accessories will appear. Wonder Woman with a cape, skirt, and thigh-high tights? You can see how it’ll look. Want to be Supergirl with a tube dress? You can see the result. Batgirl with a cape and corset, or Catwoman with a whip, mask, and long black gloves? Find out how it looks right here. Even The Riddler or Robin can emerge from the choices you have at your fingertips!

None of the examples given fetching your fancy, or something like that? No need to fear. We have huge number of accessories you can use to create any outfit you’d like. You can see what it’d be like if Catwoman become the next Batgirl, if Supergirl got Wonder Woman’s powers, or . . . if . . . Riddler . . . turned into Robin? Well, who knows what DC will do next. All we know is your Halloween will never be stale again when you browse the accessories and pre-formed Superhero outfits available for you.

Thanks for reading! Be sure to browse our selection for the perfect costume, come back next week for more fun Superhero information, and be sure to enter our Halloween sweepstakes!

Fourth Wall: Deadpool’s Dominance

Deadpool's Fourth-wall breaking continues
Deadpool’s Fourth-wall breaking continues

A few weeks ago or whenever a new Deadpool trailer was released. The famous merc with a mouth, besides being a tremendous goofball within the work he occupies, has a special power, or perhaps trait: knowledge of the fourth wall. Not sure what this means? Simple: Imagine a movie where a character looks straight at the camera and addresses you, the viewer. For example.

It happens often. Phineas and Ferb talk about how they’re in a cartoon. Newspaper Comic Pearls Before Swine has the writer as a recurring character. Neo, in a strange meta sense, is aware the Matrix is false but isn’t aware he’s in a movie. It’s a common trait in works that are less serious than their brethren that don’t break the fourth wall. It is the ability to be aware one’s universe is fictional, and use this to act in otherwise impossible ways.

Deadpool works with this ability greater than most. Why? My theory is, since breaking the fourth wall is an inherently silly idea – it is rarely used for anything other than humor – a comic book character benefits from it the most. Deadpool assures us of this, thanks to classic moments like: Deadpool breaks the Fourth WallDeadpool talks to the yellow boxes. He mentions the size of the issue you’re reading. In Marvel vs. Capcom 3, Deadpool rips the health bar off the top of the screen and beats the opponent with it in a special move. He yells at Wolverin to “snikt” him. He rips open the issue and shouts at himself in the past. He takes something many others have done to elevate himself above his comic book siblings. Comic books, except for, perhaps, the cool factor, elicit very few emotions. Characters die but you know they’ll either come back to life or appear in the next reboot. The bad guys will make you angry but you know they’ll be defeated in the end. Only humor actually resonates in the comic book, and this is why Deadpool rose in the ranks of heroes so quickly – he knows the comic book is about humor, and for that end he breaks the fourth wall.

Thanks for reading! Come back next week for more fun fan information, and don’t forget to enter our Halloween Sweepstakes!

Deadpool Character Corner

Deadpool ApprovesA Deadpool movie trailer was released last week (in green-band and rated R red-band versions). So why not have a Deadpool character corner?

History:

Little is known about Wade Wilson before he joined Weapon X, though it is known he was a mercenary in Morocco, Japan, and the U.S. before learning he had contracted cancer. He was offered hope by Canada’s Department K, a branch of Weapon X. Thanks to the healing factor taken from Wolverine, Deadpool’s cancer was halted and he began working for the government. He killed his partner and was sent to “Hospice,” actually a place for demented Doctor Killebrew to experiment. Deadpool formed a romantic attachment to the entity Death, as one does, attempting to kill himself to be with “her.” Killebrew’s assistant ripped out Deadpool’s heart, jump-starting his healing factor. He became the mercenary we know and love after escaping from the Hospice with the other patients.

Deadpool’s adventures take him around the world, fighting with and against heroes and villains. Groups with exciting names like The Genesis Coalition, X-Force, Heroes for Hire, and more vied for his attention and skill. He became famous for cruel depravity, endless hilarity, and a penchant to discuss things with beings no one else can see – becoming a hero famous for his abuse of the fourth wall.

After a fight with Wolverine, Deadpool met up with Mercedes Wilson, his wife, whom he believed had died. A man named T-Ray, her killer, told Deadpool he was the original Wade Wilson, in an attempt to break Deadpool down mentally, though the plan failed. T-Ray and Mercedes departed quickly. Deadpool took a sidekick named Kid Deadpool, though the group was short-lived (The kid blew up).

After teamups with Cable and Agent X, Deadpool was held captive by the Skrull, escaping when they turned on each other. He was later captured by zombies, but he tasted terrible so he got away. He, tried to join the X-Men, but was turned down. However, the X-Men understood his strength, so they told him he had probationary membership. After tricking the X-Men into giving him a real membership, he visited alternate dimensions, assembling a team comprising of himself, Lady Deadpool, Kidpool, Dogpool, and Headpool.

But nothing stays the same in Deadpool’s world. He unsuccessfully committed suicide, survived atomic bombs, and battled the Hulk, and is sent to an English prison of Crossmore – this ends with him taking the Queen of England hostage. He meets an evil Deadpool at their favorite chimichanga restaurant and they fight, both kidnapping children to try and draw the other out.

Discovering a serum existed to neutralize his healing factor and allow him to finally die, Deadpool hatched a plan to come into contact with it. His plan succeeded, he lost his healing factor and other powers, and his scarred face healed. However, as things do, it all returned to normal when Evil Deadpool showed up again after having been hit with the serum, telling Deadpool it wasn’t permanent. Deadpool went on to fight zombie presidents, and steal Dracula’s wife.

Just as Wade decided to give up his life as an anti-hero, Earth-616 and Earth-1610 collided, obliterating both.

Powers:

Not counting Deadpool’s unique humor and fourth-wall knowledge, Deadpool has a number of powerful abilities. Chemical resistance, disease immunity, telepathic immunity, and straight up immortality, as well as possession resistance, and the flying brick abilities: superhuman strength, speed, stamina, agility, and reflexes. He is a master martial artist, assassin, linguist, and, most dangerously, is wildly unpredictable.

He has lovely handwriting, as Elektra says, and has a fear of cows. He was once cursed by Loki, making him look like Tom Cruise and rendering his face invulnerable. The curse ruined his life.

Deadpool showed up in the Wolverine Origins movie, portrayed by Ryan Renolds (who will also play him in the upcoming movie), though he is the character only in name.

Deadpool

Deadpool thanks you for reading his Character Corner. Come back next week for more fun information!

Costume Buyer’s Guide 2015

Superheroes are having a bull year. There are more big budget superhero movies coming out in the next twelve months than most people watch movies during the year. It’s been the same for our costume selection, which has added Age of Ultron, Ant-Man, and a great number of other products and themes.

Now that summer is over and all the superheroes have been unleashed until 2016, we’re listing out most popular costumes leading into the Halloween season. Take a look and don’t miss the sweepstakes at the end!

This classic feminine heroine is a constant figure for girls to look up to, it’s no wonder the Deluxe Kids Wonder Woman Costume is one of our most popular looks! Bring the old patriotic fervor with reds and blues to your next Halloween!

Girls Wonder Woman Costume

Tony Stark has pulled himself out of the superhero gutter since his big-screen inclusion, going from a strong B-lister to one of the biggest names behind a mask. The Supreme Quality Iron Man Adult Costume is one of the greatest ways to become the red-and-gold hero this Halloween!

Supreme Quality Iron Man Costume

Kids love the heroes. They love ’em, I say. And kids are full of energy! What better way to combine their two main traits into a perfect costume than with the Deluxe Muscle Chest Flash Kids Costume? It’s a classic move, and the popularity of this costume is proof.

Kids Flash Costume

The Supreme Captain America Adult Costume, with its straight-up bursting at the seams patriotism, also lets you masquerade as a popular and well-known hero from his recent Avengers adventures. a full-body outfit helps you lead the Avengers!

Supreme Quality Captain America Costume

The beautiful, dangerous, unstoppable super spy is ready to make her appearance with the Black Widow Womens Secret Wishes Costume! This costume is one of our most popular, and there’s no surprise thanks to its alluring figure and incredible looks!

Secret Wishes Black Widow Costume

It’s also no surprise what one of our most popular costumes is. Batman has been at the top of the super-heap for years thanks to his realistic character and . . . recent portrayal at the movies. So our most popular costume, the Deluxe Muscle Chest Batman Brave and Bold Kids Costume, takes not only Batman’s base popularity, but adds in the following from the Brave and the Bold television show.

Kids Batman CostumeThanks for reading! Don’t miss out on entering our second annual sweepstakes for a chance at great prizes every week until Halloween!