Halloween Costumes For School

Halloween is a festival when many people like to dress up in scary costumes in order to look creepy. But you have no idea what a strong desire children have to wear Halloween costumes on this day. They do like to look scary and frighten each other. But any child in a Halloween costume looks more fun than scary and it is very nice.

Pirates

Jack Sparrow is almost every boy`s favorite character, because he is brave, cute and has a good sense of humor. So your kid will love a Jack Sparrow costume. Pirate costumes are adored by many boys and here you won`t have any trouble finding them. You can also add some fun accessories to it such as a rubber sword or a fake parrot. But it will be a big mistake thinking than only boys like to wear pirate costumes; girls want to be pirates as well. The idea of being an enchanting lady pirate captures their minds. Some of them even constantly rave about being on board a pirate ship and fighting with the boys for treasure.

Computer games characters

We know that nowadays children are fond of different computer games. They play these games whenever they can and allowed by their parents. Some characters from the games are loved by many children very much. And off course if they like somebody they want to turn into them at least once a year. Halloween is a good reason for this. Anime-influenced video games introduce us to a lot of characters who deserve our attention. They will be happy to dress as Yuna, the pure-hearted Samaria. Your children would like even the evil ones, like Sephiroth of Final Fantasy 7. But some of the characters will not make very appropriate costumes for your kids that is why before buying or renting a costume you have to  be sure you know how this or that character looks like.

Ninja

If your children are not very familiar with Japanese culture one thing they know for sure is the ninja. This character is beloved; children like ninja tricks. They enjoy the way ninjas can hide themselves in sand and jump up very high. Ninjas can move very soundlessly and disappear very quickly. These features make the ninja a mysterious character. A ninja costume is a nice way to go trick-or-treating. Ninja Halloween costume can be of different colours. Adding some rubber knives or daggers to this costume makes it a “ninja-approved” costume.

Walt Disney characters

Nowadays Halloween is a festival where you can be dressed up in any sort of a costume and it is not a necessity to have a scary costume.  And no matter what character you choose the most important thing is for you to have much fun and spend a good time. All kids like Walt Disney cartoons and their characters can be a good way to celebrate Halloween. Such costumes like Aladdin, Tarzan or Hercules are always welcomed by many boys. Girls like being princesses like Cinderella, Ariel, Belle and others. These costumes are very appropriate for kids.

All the chosen kids Halloween costumes can be spiced up with a matching wig.

Bishojo and Moe Characters – The Ideal Female in Japanese Anime and Videogames

“Bishojo” is a Japanese term literally meaning “beautiful girl,” and usually refers to genres of anime and video games that are centered on them. What is considered to be bishojo is subjective to its artists and audiences; such characters can have but are not limited to:

  • Large, endearing eyes to convey her emotions — a characteristic of the anime-art style
  • An ideal female body shape — the hourglass figure
  • An emphasis of the breasts by making them large, giving her sex appeal
  • A wide array of hairstyles, even those that seem impossible in real life
  • Have a wardrobe that includes skirts, blouses, and dresses
  • Moe characteristics

“Moe,” pronounced “mo-eh,” literally referring to a budding plant, is an informal Japanese term meaning a type of feeling towards anime female characters. The moe character exudes an aura of innocence, through her appearance and quirky personality; we might be attracted to her so much that we desire to be with her — to protect her, to be her boyfriend, to be her father, because in our minds she represents the ideal female.

Take the anime series, “K-On!” for example — it can be considered bishojo and moe anime. Mio Akiyama, among fans of the series, is a popular character because she displays moe characteristics. Though she is shown to be serious, we also see her embarrassed and frightened; she generates her audience’s desire to console her as well as protect her from her friend Ritsu Tainaka, who happens to tease her frequently. Mio can also be bishojo due to her hime (hii-may) cut hairstyle; though, all of the female characters of K-On! can be bishojo because the school uniforms they wear make them look cuter (subjective).

Visual novels (VNs) are a popular genre of game in Japan, and are another major source of bishojo and moe characters aside from anime series. The majority of VNs involve romance between a male protagonist and several female romantic prospects. Usually the male protagonist is depicted as a young Japanese or Asian, as it’s assumed that whoever plays such VNs is a male of Asian descent, giving him someone to identify with. A player sees the world in his view, and eyes a girl whom he deems bishojo and moe. He desires to be with her maybe because of her beautiful long black hair and clumsy personality, or he identifies her with a girl he has known in real life — he thus plays the game to vicariously have a relationship with her. In the end, he can have sex with her (in adult-oriented VNs), and/or marry and have children with her.

One might argue that bishojo and moe characters are objectifying the female sex mostly because of the nature of the anime art style. However, others argue it’s not — she offers herself for him to protect, offers herself for him to be with her, and most importantly offers her eternal love and support, not as an object but as if she were a real human female. She can represent a girl a guy has loved, and offer him a second chance with her, giving him a fantasy he cannot otherwise achieve in real life.

The world is an imperfect place and is filled with many broken hearts and loneliness. Bishojo and moe characters offer a perfect fantasy for male, as well as female, audiences to escape the harshness of the real world. It’s a potent concoction that can elicit feelings of longing and nostalgia.

Turn to Asian Fashion For the Latest and Best Styles

In the world of fashion one of the fastest growing segments is Asian fashion. This is due to several reasons not the least of which is the timeless appeal of many the styles and fabrics that come from countries such as China, India, Korea, and Japan. While designs from Asia has always been a part of the fashion world, today we find it reaching a much broader market and becoming more entrenched in the everyday designs we see and wear. These large and burgeoning markets are home to some of the world’s favorite designers. They are also manufacturing centers for not just Asian fashion but clothing makers from around the world.

In the past most Asian fashion houses have focused on the local market. This meant higher prices both domestically and abroad. Now, however, many designers are taking advantage of advances in communication and distribution to expand their reach to the rest of the world. Prices have fallen and Asian fashion styles are becoming more and more popular throughout the world. Little known designers from places like Korea and Hong Kong are just beginning to look to exports for growth.

No matter where you are in the world you can already see the impact on the growth of the Asian fashion industry in your local stores. The Asian influence can be seen in clothing lines from high end women’s wear to everyday junior casual. Japanese styles such as the school girl look are popular for teens and the younger set while Indian influenced styles can be seen in trendy chic boutiques. In fact, the Indian look is now popular not just for its colorful fabrics and comfortable styling, but as part of the retro trend. Korean street fashion can be found wherever trendy or hip hop styles are sold.

When it comes to shopping for fashion, the hottest place to look is the Internet. Using your home computer you can literally shop the world. This opens up a world of possibilities to you. A quick Internet search will bring you to dozens of Asian fashion specialty retailers. From general sites that offer a wide range of choices to online shops that focus on Asian fashion from a particular country, chances are you may be a bit over whelmed by you choices. Once you have had a chance to browse you can zero in on the styles that suit you best.

Due to its importance as a manufacturing center, Asian offers particular appeal for bargain hunters. You’ll be able to find the hottest Asian fashion styles for pennies over what you will pay at a large department store. Most reputable dealers provide reasonable return policies and worldwide shipping is readily available.

If you like to dress on the cutting edge, turning to the latest fashions will allow you to do that affordably. So the next time you want to update your everyday wardrobe or shop for special occasion apparel, turn to the myriad of possibilities offered by Asian fashion. You’ll be turning heads and hearing “where in the world did you get that” each time you walk down the street.