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How to Celebrate All Things Book Week Costumes

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We don’t really need to tell you that Book Week costumes in Australia are kind of a big deal. Reading is integral to our development. They say that your perception of the world is only as good as your vocabulary, and that seems to be true. At a young age, books spark the imagination, and therefore our innate creativity; they take us into new worlds on adventurous journeys where we can explore all possibilities!

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Celebrate Winter in Melbourne – Costume Style

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Winter in Melbourne can be a really fun time. We may not be blessed with an abundance of snow, but we certainly understand the meaning of chilly! Either way, we’ve got a good excuse to embrace all things wintery, and with snow, sometimes it’s simply a case of fake it ‘til you make it!

The reality is that Melburnians will happily celebrate anything at any time, all year round, but one of the best ways to celebrate is to throw a theme on things! We do this according to tradition, or season, and sometimes just for the hell of it. Melbourne is full of fun things to do in winter, and to maximise the fun quota, we’ve put a costume twist on them all:

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Celebrate 4th of July American-Style in Melbourne

Celebrate 4th of JulyIndependence Day is the American national holiday every July 4th. It commemorates the adoption of the Declaration of Independence in 1776. The rest of the world wants a slice of this American pie too, so every year on this day, events and activities are organised with the aim of celebrating American style.

There are lots of ways to embrace American culture, and it can be heaps of fun. America is famous for many things, from diners to Budweiser and hip-hop beats, and Melbourne is more than happy to take a leaf out of America’s book for a day. If you want to get involved in the city’s celebration of America this 4th July, we have some tips for you:

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Which Muppet Character Are You?

Which muppet character are you

 

With the forthcoming release of the new Muppet movie, The Happytime murders with Jennifer McCarthy, it got us thinking. There are so many Muppet characters and each of them has their own funny personality, which is why we love them so much.  In fact we think you can tell a lot about a person by which Muppet character they think they are?

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The Rise of the Movie Icon Cosplay

Avenger costumesWhat is it about movie heroes that we love so much? Most people have a few firm favourites, admiring these larger-than-life characters for many reasons: appearance, quirks, personalities and even stupendous capabilities. The heroes that appeal to us the most probably do so because of their exaggerated virtues and character traits. They can in some ways represent ideal versions of ourselves hence the rise of the Movie icon cosplay.

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Bring Tarantino Movies to Life With a ‘Killer’ Costume Party

Tarantino costumesTarantino is one of the world’s most interesting film directors. Whether you love or hate his movies, it has to be said that they’re unique. His entertaining style has earned him a hell of a lot of fans, and even people that don’t generally love movies full of sex, crime, and violence tend to appreciate them.

Tarantino has made 9 movies, some of which is has starred in himself in a cameo role. Most Tarantino movies are now world famous; they are made up of bizarre twists and turns, ingenious plots, and there’s as much humour as there is shock factor. Tarantino’s iconic characters have inspired many a costume party; they’re colorful, outrageous, and most are memorable. 

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Dressing Up Star Wars Style: May the 4th be With You

 

star wars imageOf all the characters on the world stage, Star Wars characters are up there among the most fun to dress up as. There are just so many iconic characters to choose from, and they liven up any party or event. What’s more, now that the new Hans Solo movie, Solo: A Star Wars Story, is coming out on 25th May this year, Star Wars fanatics are getting excited. They can’t wait to see Hans meeting with his future copilot Chewbacca on an adventure into a dark criminal underworld.  May the forth be with you this Friday.

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What Is Cosplay And Why Should You Do It?

 

what is cosplayThe upcoming Supanova comic con and gaming expo this month got us thinking. Conventions like this would not be what they are if it wasn’t for cosplay. Thanks to cosplay (and a few other factors) they are playgrounds for all walks of life. For a few days people get to reinvent themselves in the most flamboyant and dramatic ways. That’s exploration at its finest!

If you’re looking for a day out with a difference, go along to a cosplay/gaming convention. They’re a novel way of hanging with friends, and if you’ve got any kids you can take along, you’ll probably make their year!  We take a look at what is cosplay and why you should do it, and where you can go in Melbourne for the best cosplay activities this year.

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The Top Ten Marvel Characters To Dress Up As

top ten marvel costumesSince 1939, Marvel has been responsible for creating some of the world’s best-known superheroes. These superheroes appeal to people of all ages; from kids as young as 2 to grown men and women… after all they’ve been wowing us with their antics since childhood. Some of them are still going strong, and are currently wowing the younger generations with their more modern antics! Here’s our top ten Marvel Characters to dress up as for 2018.

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The Best Ways to Celebrate Easter in Magical Melbourne

 

Easter Egg BasketWhat are you going to do this Easter? If you’re in Melbourne, here are the best ways to celebrate Easter. For one thing, Easter egg hunts are just thrilling for kids. Adults can also get a kick out of them, watching and joining in the excitement. An Easter egg hunt is lots of fun to plan… a great little weekend project, for sure.  

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Your Guide to an Awesome Saint Patrick’s Day in Melbourne

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It’s highly unlikely that you haven’t experienced (or at least heard of) Saint Patrick’s Day by now. This patron Saint of Ireland has hero status around the world and his death is observed with huge celebrations every March 17th.

Melbourne would never be one to miss out on this grand opportunity, so the city gets decked out in green and partakes in a hefty number of memorable activities. So what is Saint Patrick’s Day all about… and how can you get involved in Melbourne?

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4 Fun Costume Ideas to Spice Up Your Valentine’s Day

Valentines Day CoupleThe key element here is costume fun, but in new ways. If you’re cozily coupled up, we’ve got ideas for you. If you’re trying to win him or her over, we know what to do. If you’re single… no worries! By the end of the night you may not be, but you’ll have had a blast regardless. Take a look at our fun ideas and see what works best for your Valentine’s Day:

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