Over the last few years, as I've collected tweets for the Fleur-de-Links stories I post each weekend, I have noticed that Drew Brees and his wife, Brittany, seem to enjoy not only going to the movies, but dressing up in costume for some of these movies, too.
It's not surprising that this goes on in a city that hosts world-reknown, elaborate Mardi Gras and Halloween costumery each year, but given that it intersects with movies, it takes on an interesting angle for me, with my interest in comic books, sci-fi/fantasy, and the related cosplay that pops up all over the internet from various Comic-Cons and other gatherings of nerds like myself.
Cosplay is simply a more focused subculture of "masking", according to the urban dictionary...
Literally "Costume Play." Dressing up and pretending to be a fictional character (usually a sci-fi, comic book, or anime character).
Ex. There are anime cosplay conventions around the world.
As you look at all these photos, you'll see they mention sneak previews, premieres, and some star-f******. I guess those are the trappings of fame. Nice life if you can get it!
Just saw #WorldWarZ …Intense! Great movie. No zombie costumes tonight. Figured we’d freak people out at Cinepolis!— Drew Brees (@drewbrees) June 9, 2013
Brit and I are getting a sneak peek at #WorldWarZ w Brad Pitt tonight. I’ve been looking forward to this one!— Drew Brees (@drewbrees) June 8, 2013
Poor Drew, it's a wonder he can even grip a football.
Does it get much better than watching the new #GIJOEMOVIE while eating short rib sliders at a Cinepolis theater? God Bless America!— Drew Brees (@drewbrees) March 22, 2013
Not a "going to the movies" cosplay, but cosplay nonetheless...
The costume lasted about 2 minutes on Baylen before he traded it in for pajamas but for a short while we were Iron Men! twitter.com/drewbrees/stat…— Drew Brees (@drewbrees) November 1, 2012
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And what about you? Do you get invited to sneak previews of movies with Hollywood stars? Have you ever cosplayed for a movie or sporting event or other (outside of a costume party, Halloween, or Mardi Gras)? Can you show us pictures?