Celeb Embodiment

A desire to emulate media icons has users turning to crafty forms of imitation

Implications - Pop culture fandom is moving beyond buying branded merchandise toward imitation. Consumers are using smartphones, tattoos and even pieces of home decor to imitate popular figures (and their sense of status) in media. This allows consumers to detach from a more mundane reality.
SCORE: 5.4
Warm Top 4 Examples: 53,398 Total Clicks Mar 14 - Sep 14
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Budget Cosplayer Costumes - Lowcostcosplay Makes Intentionally Cheap Cosplay from Household Items
SCORE: 7.4
Viral 42,852 Clicks Pub: Mar 14, 14
Budget Cosplayer Costumes
Lowcostcosplay Makes Intentionally Cheap Cosplay from Household Items
There are some cosplayers that invest a lot of time and money into their getups rather than buying a cheap cosplay but ‘Lowcostcosplay’ is not one of them. In his spare time, Anucha &#... [More]
Budget Celebrity Costumes - Instagram User Waverider Does the Best Low-Budget Celebrity Dress Up
SCORE: 4.7
Hot 5,129 Clicks Pub: Jul 23, 14
Budget Celebrity Costumes
Instagram User Waverider Does the Best Low-Budget Celebrity Dress Up
There are some people who devote their entire lives to celebrity impersonation, spending money on multiple plastic surgeries to get even the finest facial details just right—but not Waverider, an... [More]
Shaved Portraiture Haircuts - These Shaved Head Portraits of Famous Faces are Incredibly Detailed
SCORE: 5.9
Hot 3,198 Clicks Pub: Sep 17, 14
Shaved Portraiture Haircuts
These Shaved Head Portraits of Famous Faces are Incredibly Detailed
Artist Rob the Original is known for his shaved head portraits that showcase famous celebrity faces made from hair. The portraits truly capture the likeness of the celebrity in a way that the... [More]
Satirical Celebrity Selfies - Dan Rubin Parodies Celebrity Culture with These Hilarious Selfies
SCORE: 3.3
Mild 2,219 Clicks Pub: Jun 5, 14
Satirical Celebrity Selfies
Dan Rubin Parodies Celebrity Culture with These Hilarious Selfies
Blogger Dan Rubin cleverly plays with the millennial photography craze known as selfies in his latest photography series. Rubin creatively turns strangers on the street into Kim Kardashian, James... [More]