I’ll Hold Your Cane If You’ll Hold My AT-AT

An older fan couple cosplay Han Solo and Princess Leia at the 2015 Emerald City Comic Con:

Photo by Fanpup101 on Twitter. The walker with an AT-AT sign is the best!

Because also fictional characters get old, and because when we non-fictional characters getting old, it doesn’t mean we lose our sense of humor!

Super Flemish Superhero Portraits

Photographer Sacha Goldberger re-imagined superheroes and characters from popular science fiction and fairy tales in the Northern Renaissance style. His Super Flemish portraits marry art history with pop culture in a playful way.

Sacha Goldberger Superman

Sacha Goldberger.

Sacha Goldberger R2D2

Sacha Goldberger.

Sacha Goldberger Alice in Wonderland

Sacha Goldberger.

Visit Mr. Goldberger’s website for more portraits.

Because why not have a little fun with your art!

Seniors as Calendar Stars, Take 2

Inspired by the hugely popular calendar featuring German seniors, Senior Living Communities in the U.S. has created their own version. Again, seniors recreated scenes from movies with dazzling results:

Charlie's Angels Senior Living Communities

Senior Living Communities.

Ghost Busters Senior Living Communities

Senior Living Communities.

Star Wars Senior Living Communities

Senior Living Communities.

Again, because you don’t just stop thinking, dreaming, laughing or existing when you get older.

On-Screen DC Superhero Costumes Through Time

Reddit user hitokirivader created a tribute to the evolution of Superman and Batman costumes we’ve seen on tv and movie screens. For good measure, hitokirivader added the evolution of Wonder Woman’s costume as well:

Superman Batman Wonder Woman Costumes

hitokirivader on Reddit.

That is epically depressing, but unfortunately I can’t say it’s atypical.

Paper Dresses

Angie’s four-year-old daughter, whom she calls Mayhem, makes dresses out of paper. In her Huffinton Post interview, reporter Ilana Wiles says:

“Angie’s daughter (she calls her “Mayhem”) was more interested in fashion than the average 4-year-old. Mayhem shunned her store-bought princess dresses and started wrapping herself with scarves and sheets creating her own styles.

Then one day Angie got tired of finding her clothes in Mayhem’s toy box and suggested they make a dress out of paper. Mayhem loved the idea and they haven’t stopped creating paper dresses since.”

paper dress 2sisters_angie

2sisters_angie, via Huffington Post.

shark dress 2sisters_angie

Shark Dress. 2sisters_angie, via Huffington Post.

Globe Awards dress 2sisters_angie

2sisters_angie, via Huffington Post.

According to her mother,

“[a]fter we made our first paper dress, Mayhem requested another the very next day. Then another the day after that. And no one is more surprised than I am, that she still wants to make them nearly 9 months later. I have no idea if it will continue, but as long as she wants to make them, we’ll keep doing it.”

Found via Huffington Post.

Hooray for supportive, inventive mothers!

Seniors as Calendar Stars

Senior citizens in Germany posed for a .pdf calendar inspired by classic movies. Contilia Gruppe contacted seniors in their facilities for volunteers and created the calendar, called Klassiker 2014, as a gift for the residents, their families and staff. The results were magnificent:

Senior Poses as 007

Contilia Gruppe, Germany: Klassiker 2014.

Senior Poses as Breakfast at Tiffanys Star

Contilia Gruppe, Germany: Klassiker 2014.

Photos via Laughing Squid.

Fabulous! Because you don’t just stop thinking, dreaming, laughing or existing when you get older.