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With Halloween only a few days away, I have costumes on the mind. Whenever one of these big, overly-hyped blockbusters hits theaters, you tend to see fans camping out for those first showings dressed up as their favorite characters. We've seen it for Star Wars films, Twilight films, Harry Potter films and even for this year's The Avengers. We'll most definitely see fans dressed up as characters from The Hobbit when that hits screens in December, and the trend is sure to continue into next year with huge fan-centric movies arriving in theaters like Iron Man 3, Man of Steel and The Hunger Games: Catching Fire.
It's a cute thing to do, and when I see someone dressed up in a crazy costume, I immediately want to high-five them for embracing their inner geekdom, but I wonder how uncomfortable it must be to sit through an entire movie like that. I also wonder about the people sitting next to those dressed in costumes, or right behind them. Is it an uncomfortable moviegoing experience having to share an armrest with a dude dressed up as Gandalf, or do you embrace the awkwardness and chalk it up to being a unique moviegoing experience you'll always remember?
So as we approach Halloween, that's what I want to discuss this weekend. Personally I've never dressed up in a costume to go to the movies, but I support those who do and think big movies like the ones mentioned above should have screenings set aside for people allowed to dress up in costumes. What do you think? Tell us which costumes you've worn to the movies, and whether it was worth the experience.
Sound Off: Have You Ever Gone to the Movies Dressed in a Costume?