People falling in love with fictional characters never ceases to amaze me. This type of love seems especially common for characters once they’ve been in a film or tv show and not merely in a book. Well, unless the book is a comic. Something about seeing the character takes hold of people more often in a way reading the character does not.
Although, you might feel differently. Have you ever dressed up as a fictional character? If so, who and why?
One reason I love ComicCon is the cos players. I love the passion, dedication, and creativity people display. I wonder what it is like for the creators of these characters to see them walking around. I read an interview with Susanna Clarke, the author of Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell.
Clarke talked about how it felt when she went to the set and saw her creations moving about in the world. Indeed. I can only imagine. Or dream.
Lately, a new character has hit the scene–Imperator Furiosa. Have you seen Mad Max Fury Road?
People are already dressing like Furiosa, and I don’t blame them one bit. If this were the year I had chemo head, I’d dress up as her for Halloween. Money says, this Halloween will see many Furiosas. I hope a group of friends somewhere is already planning to dress up as Furiosa and the five wives.
So, what character have you recently fallen in love with?