Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Awesome Halloween Superhero Costumes

Anyone who has even a passing interest in movies and television certainly has noticed the incredible rise in popularity of superhero films. Why are superheroes popular? Part of the reason is they represent the everlasting struggle of good versus evil. Also, superheroes embody a number of traits that many find estimable. Then, there are those who have fond memories of heroes from their childhood. This perpetually stimulates their interest in these heroes. For some, it's just the fact that superheroes are downright cool that makes them appealing. So, it is no surprise that superhero movies are popular and should be even less surprising that superhero Halloween masks are perennial favorites. And, yes, there are a huge number of superhero masks and costumes to choose from.

The main producers of comic characters are Marvel and DC. Needless to say, they have spawned some excellent Halloween masks and costumes......

Without a doubt, Marvel Comics considerably change the face of comic books and superheroes with a radical approach to altering superhero clich├ęs. Marvel created some of the most unforgettable original characters in history including Spiderman, the Incredible Hulk, and the Fantastic Four. How great were these characters? Well, not only do their books still sell extremely to this day they have also been featured in some the most successful film franchises in history. So, if you show up to a party dressed up as a top Marvel character such as Captain America, you can't help but look great. These classic Marvel characters are greatly loved and that's why they make fantastic Halloween masks and costumes.

DC Comics have been around since the 1930's and have spawned three of the most popular heroes in all of pop culture: Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman. While many of DC's characters are no longer at the current popularity level of Marvel's characters, certain DC heroes still remain iconic. So, you really can't go wrong wearing a Batman costume or Halloween masks of one of his enemies such as The Joker. Then again, you can even wear the costume of one of DC's cool "B Grade" heroes such as Green Arrow or Green Lantern. They look quite stunning as well.

While comic books are positively the source of a number of unique and original super heroes, many amazing heroes experience their origin in another medium. In the days before television, radio was the primary entertainment medium. During the golden age of radio, a number of amazing heroes were born. Two of the most popular were the Green Hornet and the Lone Ranger. (Lone Ranger Halloween masks never go out of style) To this day, both of these heroes remain very popular as Halloween costume choices. Then, there are other classic heroes whose popularity is owed to the film industry. Flash Gordon may have started as a weekly newspaper strip, but it was his appearance in old movie serials which cemented his popularity forever. Really, there are no limits to the number of popular superhero costumes. As such, they always make a safe and fun choice for Halloween masks.

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