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Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen: Cosplayers?

Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen get all dressed up for Halloween, and everyone flips out.

Celebrities cosplaying or simply just wearing a nerd-related costume isn't a new thing. At many comic book conventions, you'll see America's Next Top model winner, Adrianne Curry, usually dressed up as something Star Wars related, such as slave Leia or a member of the Empire. She seems to have a love for all things Star Wars.

Ex-Attack of the Show host Oliva Munn gets into the action when she dresses up as Chun-Li or Wonder Woman. She's always seemed connected to comic book culture and all things nerdy. But what happens when to celebrities that have nothing to do with this sub-culture nor really seem to care about it get dressed up?

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For those of you who don't know, Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen both played Michelle Tanner on 'Full House' back in the late 80s. They then went on to be super-rich through home videos on clothing lines. They're fashionable people, and the last thing many people think about, when thinking about the artists formally known as the Olsen Twins, is nerdy. Nevertheless, these two "fashionistas" (Thanks TJ Max commercial!) ventured into the land of cos-play for a recent photo shoot.

The Olsens, as you can see, got all "decked" out in a video for stylemint recently. What is stylemint? Well, it's a website about style or selling things, I think. Honestly, I gave up trying to figure it out. The whole dress-up party is for a website video trivia contest. Each correct answer has the two women parading around in cosplay gear. By the way, this is the dumbest one.

The gals (I couldn't tell you which one is which) are kinda dressed up as Catwoman and Batman, complete with masks and a whip. Which is kinda like how I'm dressed up as Captain America right now with my Cap t-shirt. They also dress up as Stan and Cartman from South Park, and a Stormtrooper and Darth Vader holding lightsaber Starbucks cups from what can only be described as a dream I have after a LOOOONNNGGG night of drinking.

For those of you wondering, yes, I went through every video and eventually, I got all the correct answers. Spoiler alert: the secret code is "Spooky." What's weirder than the awkwardness of the videos is what other websites are saying about the sisters.

According to io9, Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen have ruined Halloween. I don't know about them, but I think I'm still going to have a great time this Halloween dressed up as a Raiders fan, regardless of what Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen have done. But they do make a good point.

A noble effort, ladies — but the key to cosplay is pretending that you like dressing up as Batman in a leather pencil skirt.

The baby Robin is actually John Stamos

E! Online thinks it's great they're making fashion funny. As a person who likes to think himself a "funny man," I disagree.

Cosplay isn't funny: It's awesome. It's a chance for people who love nerd-culture to dress up as their favorite characters and have fun. These two girls look like they're having about as much fun as you can at a funeral.

I'm not mad that they're doing what they're doing. They're marketing their brand, and obviously, they're getting a ton of press because of it... including from Comic Vine. What bugs me about all of this is two things: People are calling it funny, and people are calling it cosplay. It's neither of those things. It's an ad, and a really creepy one at that. It's like calling yourself a chef because you made yourself a sandwich. You're not a cosplayer for putting on a mask. If the Olsen women proved something today it's that dressing up as Darth Vader isn't always awesome. You're ruined the one thing I thought was true in life no matter what. A pox on your house.

It's ratings time. Every year, which you'll see very soon, I rate a whole bunch of comic book related costumes, and I'll start off this year with this add.

Cartman: 1/10. The 2 dimensional aspect, for the face, is the only thing they got right. Ashley, or Mary-Kate, isn't fat, loud, or annoying, so she's not into the character at all.

Stan: 2/10. See above. She gets one extra point because Stan isn't fat.

Catwoman: 4/10. This is actually the best of the lot. It's the most like the character, even though it's the Batman Returns Catwoman mask, which I am not a fan of.

John Stamos as Robin: 10/10. Now THAT man is an actor. He really has the character of a young Tim Drake (before his Red Robin days) down. Give that man a SAG award.

Sunday Morning Brunch Batman: 0/10. I know they sell those kiddie masks at Walmart for like $5, but couldn't you at least get a fancy cape?

Barista Stormtrooper: -30/10. Stormtroopers can't even hit a target. What makes you think they're equipped to handle a lightsaber or a lattesaber?

Barista Darth Vader: 0/10. When did Darth Vader join the Sons of Anarchy?

What do you guys think of this? If the Olsens were going to go out as cosplayers, what hero or villain would suit them best? Lastly, isn't Robin adorable?

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Posted by Ulyverse

I'm more worried over the fact they share the same name as Jimmy Olsen.

Posted by No_Name_

Who staged their crappy photoshoot? Super awkward.

Posted by Daveyo520

There is a difference between cosplay and dressing up for Halloween.

Posted by KRYPTON

Tis the season to where costumes in public

Posted by The Mighty Monarch

Yep. And people ask me why I have no faith in mankind. OH WAIT. Nobody asks me that because they understand exactly why. XP

Posted by torp66

There's so much wrong with this. And to consider this cosplay is just... "how wude!"

Edited by Jordanstine

SMH.

What will Danny Tanner say about this???

Uncle Jessie!

Posted by Avenging-X-Bolt

These two are still alive?

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Posted by sora_thekey

Um.... o_O
Posted by The Poet

@Avenging-X-Bolt said:

These two are still alive?

@sora_thekey said:

Um.... o_O

my thoughts exactly...

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Posted by HexThis

It's not cosplay and I don't even think it's meant to be funny- they're hipsters, it's how they get people talking.

Hipsters tend to do things that are ironic, express fashionable disinterest, have obscure or bizarre inspirations, and compel people to talk about it like everyone here is right now.

And I don't say that to knock anyone who's a hipster but it's definitely straight up that alley.

Edited by _Zombie_

@Avenging-X-Bolt said:

These two are still alive?

I'd assumed they'd been swallowed up by some gaping black hole for the greater good.

Also, to call this cosplay is seriously insulting to the actual cosplayers. Hell, that Darth Vader helmet looks like it's photoshopped on.

Posted by mikeclark1982

they are hipsters. and hipsters deserve to be thrown in volcanoes. these girls deserve to be tossed into volcanoes

Posted by The Impersonator

Now I'm flipped out.

Posted by BlackArmor

I don't really blame them or hold it agsinst them at all i meen it was on camera meaning that as celebritys they made a butt load of money and were told maybe foarced to do it

Posted by CODYSF

Chun li is hot.

Posted by moywar700

Worst cosplay ever!

Posted by RedheadedAtrocitus

Olivia Munn as Chun Li is so...GIGGITY. Same for Adrianne Curry as a member of the Galactic Empire. The Olsens with their sad attempt at cosplay?

Posted by sesquipedalophobe

As long as they say "you got it, dude," everything is dandy.

Posted by pikahyper

@moywar700 said:

Worst cosplay ever!

by far.

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Posted by scifi_superstar

im not offended. it is obvious that they have no interest in comics, science fiction or fantasy, as evident by their pathetic appearance. you cant even call them costumes; they are just to girls wearing masks. i also doubt that they are trying to pose or decieve the viewer as being a fan of OUR media. so its cool.

Posted by abiotic

@pikahyper: ha!

Posted by InnerVenom123

GTFO my reality, Olsen Twins.

Posted by ssejllenrad
@InnerVenom123 said:

GTFO my reality, Olsen Twins.

Ditto!
Posted by EdwardWindsor

A mask and a prop is not a costume its a half assed job if you ask me. Hell when i wear any of my superhero tshirts it looks like i have made more of an effort and i dont call that a costume. Poor publicity stunt?

Posted by pixelized

How can you not tell which is which? Mary-Kate is obviously the fat one, obviously.

Edited by Eyz

O...kay...

@Avenging-X-Bolt said:

These two are still alive?

Exactly!! XD

Posted by Enzeru--defunct

They're both pesky.

Posted by Billy Batson

lolwut?
BB

Posted by maemmfc

I'm a fashion major, cosplayer, and nerd...and I'm offended by both how ugly their clothes are anddd their attempts at cosplaying. Although I wonder (unless I missed it in the article) -- did they claim they were cosplaying, or are they just (poorly) dressing up for Halloween? Just curious (I don't want to look on that site, it's too hipster for me haha). They also could have at least looked like they were having fun (like Adrianne Curry and Olivia Munn do), rather than be emotionless and expressionless. Then again...they ARE the Olsen twins.

Now Adrianne Curry and Olivia Munn? Frick yes. So much respect. Plus they look like they put effort into their costumes (assuming they made it, if they didn't, they bought some great commissions), rather than Olsen #1 buying a cheap Batman mask from a drugstore.

Posted by spaceboy

I'm more concerned with Anne Hathaway dressing up as Catwoman...

Posted by MonkeyKing1969

People say they are boozers and drug addicts, but I have no clue. They could just be sheltered young women who have never really dealt with anything that couldn’t be solved in a few hours and days with a pile of cash.

I think it would be very interesting to drop them off on a fishing village town with 600 people in it on an isolated island. Give them enough money for two weeks rent, and then tell them

1) Get a job

2) Try not to piss anyone off...btw nobody cares who you are here.

3) Do the above things without TV cameras or publicity.

Then leave them on that island for 18 months. It would probably do them good; they might turn into human beings. They would likely return to New York and their company as rational smart human beings.

Posted by thestepfordcuckoos

O.o

This whole topic is idiotic.

Posted by Fire Star

@Daveyo520 said:

There is a difference between cosplay and dressing up for Halloween.

This. This isn't cosplay. This is a sad excuse for dressing up.

Posted by WonderBoy1132

ummm this is awkward

Posted by lykopis

...why do I have this horrible feeling this is an insidious prelude to an upcoming reality show that might be in the works for these two?

Posted by DKing_CiCADA

You think those two would be dead by now

Posted by christopherwalken

Cosplay? Ha!

Posted by Marshal Victory
@mikeclark1982 said:

they are hipsters. and hipsters deserve to be thrown in volcanoes. these girls deserve to be tossed into volcanoes


See this proves that valcanoes dont kill people... people who throw people into valcanoes kill people..err something like that. Maybe it was people who throw people into valcanoes get thrown into woodchippers? 
 
Their was a point in all this im sure.But haten on a hipster kinda means you have feelings for them :/ 
 
Nota fan of the twins.Gota wonder tho who told them that would be "cool".Because if it was their "inner voice" it lied . 
 
Cosplay is defined as dressing up an some role play the character at convetions an such,other than holloween.Think cosplayer go as them selves on holloween?
Posted by pixelized
@MonkeyKing1969 said:

People say they are boozers and drug addicts, but I have no clue. They could just be sheltered young women who have never really dealt with anything that couldn’t be solved in a few hours and days with a pile of cash.

I think it would be very interesting to drop them off on a fishing village town with 600 people in it on an isolated island. Give them enough money for two weeks rent, and then tell them

1) Get a job

2) Try not to piss anyone off...btw nobody cares who you are here.

3) Do the above things without TV cameras or publicity.

Then leave them on that island for 18 months. It would probably do them good; they might turn into human beings. They would likely return to New York and their company as rational smart human beings.

Well I mean, they're Billionaires, so they must be doing something right.