As Halloween quickly approaches we’re getting down to crunch time for deciding what to dress up as on this most awesome of nights and for those among us who happen to be on the chubby side, finding the perfect costume can be pretty difficult. Lets face it, not many store bought costumes come in plus sizes and even do-it-yourselfers can have a hard time coming up with ideas that complement larger body types. Not everyone wants to dress up as Fat Spider-Man or Fat Wonder Woman so I’ve decided to compile a list of larger than life characters that would make perfect costumes for Halloween and cosplay.
1. Homer Simpson From The Simpsons and Peter Griffin From Family Guy
Now I know what you’re thinking; aren’t Homer and Peter a little on the nose, not to mention from two completely different shows? While this is true, who can forget this season’s epic cross over that finally brought this dynamic duo together and dropped this extra large sex-bomb onto the world?:
Other notable Simpsons/Family Guy characters: Comic Book Guy, Barney Gumble, Cleveland Brown and Chris Griffin.
2. Ursula From The Little Mermaid
This classic Disney villain is an oldie but a goody… er, I mean baddie. She gave Ariel legs in exchange for her voice and scared the living crap out of little kids while doing it. Mermaids everywhere beware!
The true queen of the sea.
Other notable Disney Characters: The Queen of Hearts, Quasimodo, Winnie the Pooh, Eeyore, Genie
3. Goku From Dragon Ball
“Cum on!” I can hear you saying. “Goku is a goddamned Super Saian, the dude is 110% muscle!” Sure, this is true in Dragon Ball Z and GT but way back in the original Dragon Ball series Goku had the cute chubby kid thing going on and we loved him for it. Besides, who doesn’t dream about floating around on their very own Flying Nimbus?
Look at that glorious tail!
Other notable plus sized Dragon Ball characters include Kid Krillin, Oolong, Yajirobe and Buu.
4. Strax From Doctor Who
Once a proud Soldier of the Sontaran Army, Strax fought alongside The Doctor during the Battle of Demons Run. After dying in battle he was revived and joined the Victorian crime fighting team of Madame Vastra and Jenny Flint as their butler.
He’s the potato one.
Other notable Doctor Who characters: The Adipose, The Zygons, The family Slitheen, and of course The Daleks.
5. Amanda Waller From DC Comics
If you look up ‘bad ass’ in the dictionary you are sure to find Amanda Waller. Although she doesn’t possess any super powers she is not someone you want to piss off. Even the likes of Batman and Superman know better than to trust her, let alone cross her and even the worlds greatest super villains have reluctantly called her ‘boss’ as head of The Suicide Squad.
Seriously, don’t piss her off.
Other DC characters: Granny Goodness, Mother Mae-Eye, Bouncing Boy
6. The Penguin From Batman
Yes, The Penguin is a DC character too, but he deserves to be on this list in his own right. One of the classic characters of Batman’s Rouges Gallery, even Arkham Asylum can’t keep this umbrella wielding jailbird caged. It’s also been pretty cool to be able to watch Penguin’s early years on the new Gotham TV series.
Trust me, that umbrella-ella-ella ain’t shootin’ blanks.
Other plus-sized Batman characters… um, little help?
7. Big Bertha From Marvel Comics
Big Bertha is a member of the The Great Lakes Avengers. A mutant with the ability to increase or decrease her mass at will, she can super size herself (which gives her invulnerability and super strength) to fight evildoers while earning a living as a super model.
Work it, baby. Work it!
Other Marvel characters: The Blob, Doctor Octopus, Kingpin, Volstagg, Mojo
8. Bluntman From Bluntman and Chronic
When Jay and Silent Bob learned that there was going to be a movie made based off characters inspired by them they set off on a quest to Hollywood to make sure they got what was coming to them. This of course meant sneaking onto the movie set dressed as the pot headed duo, Bluntman and Chronic and getting their asses kicked by none other than Mark Hamill aka Cock-Knocker.
Criminals beware, we have the munchies.
Other notable Kevin Smith characters: Silent Bob and the jersey wearing man himself.
While there’s not nearly enough plus size representation in pop culture I hope I’ve been able to give you some ideas to get your creative juices flowing. Have other ideas for Halloween/cosplay costumes? Post ’em in the comments section. 🙂
Facebook and Twitter are nothing but troll farms and they’re too greedy to give a shit
For about five years now I and millions of others have been watching the steady decline of social media in horror.
It’s not much of a mystery what the catalyst for this decline has been, it’s pretty obvious; since the day a certain orange skinned tyrant slithered down an escalator to the stolen tune of Neil Young’s Rockin’ in the Free World the destruction of social media began.
Now, obviously internet trolls are nothing new and rejects from 4chan have been the bane of many an internet forum, the trump troll however is a completely new and dangerous creature. Built on the backs of forums such as 8chan and red pill incel subreddits the trump troll has one job and it does it all too well. Make social media a living hell for the rest of us in honour of trump and their tools are racism, homophobia, xenophobia and sexism.
The two biggest breeding grounds for the trump troll are of course no surprise Facebook and Twitter. Not just because they are the biggest social media platforms but because they are also the greediest. Facebook and Twitter have no qualms about turning a blind eye to racist trolls invading pages or flooding hashtags discussing Black Lives Matter or to homophobic trolls attacking the fans of gay celebrities such as George Takei. It makes you wonder if it is just greed that fuels their inaction or if it could be something more nefarious.
We all know that Facebook played far too large a role in getting Trump elected. Home grown trolls from reddit and 8chan aside we are well informed on how Russia manipulated American voters with false pro Trump lies and propaganda with zero resistance from Facebook until they were forced to deal with it or have it dealt with for them.
In an even more sickening turn of events both Facebook and Twitter have not only REFUSED to come to the aid of users being harassed online they side with the very scourge of their platforms by punishing anyone who dares stand up for themselves. If anyone so much as speaks up against the racists, the homophobes, the xenophobes, the sexists and quite recently the over abundance of transphobes thanks to the rantings of one J.K. Rowling, that user can find their account frozen all too quickly while the bigots roam free to attack and dehumanize anyone unfortunate enough to catch their attention.
It makes me believe that Facebook and Twitter know exactly what they’re doing, that over the last five years they have bought into the alt right bullshit that has called their platforms home for far too long. Maybe Facebook and Twitter DON’T think Black Lives Matter, maybe they DON’T think trans rights are human rights, maybe they oppose the Me Too movement, and punishing those of us that still believe that humanity is worth more than revenue is their form of silent protest.
I am by no means a religious person but it does make one ask:
For what will it profit a man if he gains the whole world and forfeits his soul?
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