Screen Junkies » Costumes http://www.screenjunkies.com Movie Reviews & TV Show Reviews Sat, 23 Aug 2014 02:25:13 +0000 en hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.3.1 7 Last Minute Movie Halloween Costume Ideas From Screen Junkies http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-lists/7-last-minute-movie-halloween-costume-ideas-from-screen-junkies/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-lists/7-last-minute-movie-halloween-costume-ideas-from-screen-junkies/#comments Fri, 28 Oct 2011 19:04:50 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=234180 You can turn everyday items into an awesome movie-themed costume.

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This Halloween, you’re certain to see a lot of Zombie Steve Jobs and Zombie Qaddafi and Zombie Charles Napier costumes out and about.

Why not try something a little different and stand out from the crowd? It can be a lot easier than it seems.

Did time get away from you? No worries! We’ve got your back with a few movie-based costume ideas you make with stuff you find laying around the house.

Shower – The Karate Kid

Using simple items that you find in a standard maintenance closet, you can easily rig this walking shower costume from The Karate Kid. Not only will the girls love it as a secret hook-up location, but the bros will respect the nostalgia factor and refrain from making you the recipient of any beatdowns. This will free you up to grab as many ladies as you like.

Derek Vinyard – American History X

There’s probably no easier costume on this list than Derek Vinyard from American History X. All that you need is a pair of white boxers, some boots, and a willingness to shave your head and mark your skin with some weird shapes from history books. It’s so simple to make, I’m surprised it’s not a more popular costume.

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KICKASS EVERYMAN FIGHT SUITS FROM FILM http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/kickass-everyman-fight-suits-from-film/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/kickass-everyman-fight-suits-from-film/#comments Wed, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000 In general, when it's time to kick some ass, it's time to kick some ass.  Forget what you're wearing and get ready to rumble. This philosophy has been adopted throughout the entire history of cinema, the most recent example being seen in last weekend's #1 film, The Hangover.  Above: Mr Chow (Ken Jeong) makes a balls-out attack on Phil (Bradley Cooper).  Chow's balls are fully out in the theatrical release. But what about other scenes, guys who find themselves fighting in outfits that strike us today as either ridiculous or insanely awesome, or most likely, both? Superheroes, of course, would be cheating, because we all know they almost always look nuts cleaning up the city in their plastic nipples and oversized codpieces. 

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In general, when it’s time to kick some ass, it’s time to kick some ass.  Forget what you’re wearing and get ready to rumble. This philosophy has been adopted throughout the entire history of cinema, the most recent example being seen in last weekend’s #1 film, The Hangover

Above: Mr Chow (Ken Jeong) makes a balls-out attack on Phil (Bradley Cooper).  Chow’s balls are fully out in the theatrical release.

But what about other scenes, guys who find themselve fighting in outfits that strike us today as either ridiculous or insanely awesome, or most likely, both? Superheroes, of course, would be cheating, because we all know they almost always look nuts cleaning up the city in their plastic nipples and oversized codpieces. 

We’re here today to talk about dudes in fight scenes who throw caution – and sometimes fashion – to the wind by choosing to fight in some pretty unorthodox, but nonetheless awesome ensembles.  90% cotton, 10% rayon and 150% guts.   That makes 250% – an impossible number unless you’re one of these guys or a basketball coach giving a halftime speech when your team is getting sodomized.

Alright, enough talk.  Let’s get it on!  In whatever we happen to be wearing right now. 

 

PEE-WEE’S BIG ADVENTURE

Sometime in your life you’ll think the rich fat kid next door stole your bike.  Sometimes, when that rich fat kid is lounging in his indoor pool, you’ll have to sneak into his house and beat it out of him.  Sometimes you might be wearing a dress suit that’s a little too small for you.  But will that stop you from jumping in the pool and trying to drown the fat rich kid you think stole your bike? If you are one P.W. Herman, it most certainly will not. (The buildup begins around 1:45 of the clip below) 

 

 

THEY LIVE!

Sometimes you find a pair of sunglasses that really really work for you. Perhaps they just compliment the shape of your face perfectly, or perhaps they let you see a hidden world that aliens have designed to keep us humans in bondage. It’s usually either/or but sometimes both.  And what if the dude you want to help you just won’t try on the sunglasses to literally save his life? Well, if you’re Roddy Piper, you just have to try and kick his ass.  [Editor's Note: Screenjunkies contributor Ross Conkey recommends never crossing Keith David in real life, even if it's to save his life.  Keith David can take care of himself.]

 

 

 

PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN

 

People always make a big deal that in creating Cap’n Jack Sparrow, Johnny Depp aped Keith Richards of the Rolling Stones, and how cool it was since piracy back in the day was sort of like rock n’ roll.  But nobody ever complimented Depp on his choice of wardrobe.  All those weird braids and bandanas and buckles clink and bang around when he’s in a serious sword fight.  He’s like a one-man John Bonham

 

 

ROAD HOUSE


 

So maybe you thought the only man who could pull of the denim on denim look was Jay Leno. But let’s say you are on of the best bouncers in the business.  All sorts of people are going to try and test you, especially guys in really tight jeans with matching shirts. But even after you kick the first guy’s ass, the buttons on your shirt keep getting unbuttoned lower.  In this first example, Swayze keeps the top two button of his shirt open.

Later, we see him throw down with three, possibly four buttons un-buttoned.

And finally, as the movie culminates, Swayze considers applying his death claw to the man who has tormented him, a mere one button keeps his shirt intact at all. It’s a rare nexus of movie magic and excellent continuity.  Kudos to Road House script supervisor, whose name should be listed on imdb but is not.

 

 

 

THE BOY WHO COULD FLY

This is mostly a film about an a girl befriending her neighbor, an autistic kid who, it turns out, can fly. But in a riveting subplot, her little brother, played by a pre-"Wonder Years" Fred Savage, has to fight some bullies. And to gear up, (starting at 0:41) he dresses up in all camouflage, puts on a hat with neck flaps, fills his water gun with piss, loads up his hot wheels with jellybeans and raw steak, and goes to war.

 

Alright that’s what we got, tough guy!  What are your favorite unorthodox fightin’ suits from film?

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