Wicked Wednesdays: Iconic Evil

Wednesdays at Bacchus means you get two cocktails for the price of one. Simple. Easy. Delicious. Tasty. All day. And the amazing DJ Takai is up tonight at 10PM. Come for the drinks, stay for the fun.

The countdown to Halloween has begun!

In six weeks, the ghouls, ghosts and goblins of Hawaii will be haunting the streets of Waikiki. At Bacchus, we're planning a party to rule the world. VILLAINS is the theme. Come dressed as your favorite evildoer: real, fictional, or just be your evil self. We'll have a costume contest and cash prize for the winner(s). Judging criteria: Originality/Wit/Execution.

What's a villain?
A villain is an "evil" character in a story, whether a historical narrative or, especially, a work of fiction. The villain is usually the bad guy or antagonist, the character who fights against the hero or protagonist. A female villain is sometimes called a villainess. The Random House Unabridged Dictionary defines villain as:

A cruelly malicious person who is involved in or devoted to wickedness or crime; scoundrel; or a character in a play, novel, or the like, who constitutes an important evil agency in the plot.

What to wear? Start planning now!

For the next six Wednesdays, we'll feature some thoughts and ideas. Maybe you'll take the suggestion literally, maybe it'll spark a new idea. We're dying to see your creativity!

IDEA: Be a villain from fiction.

Comic books, literary fiction and movies are rife with villains of all shapes and sizes. Iconic costume ideas can range from the simple pointed teeth of Count Dracula to the twisted bony cranium of Red Skull. 

And remember, your favorite comic book hero probably has a dark side.

What makes a good villain many times comes down to personal opinion on what defines "good" and "evil." Yet, there are a few acts that are universally accepted as villainous: betrayal, murder and deception as well as abuse. Genocide, child abuse, violence toward women and children, mass murder, torture, and crimes against humanity are almost always seen as "evil" acts.

What makes a good villain costume, sometimes is attitude…

Many villains do not see themselves as "evil." They only appear as such because they are in opposition to the 'good' guys. Their "evilness" may come from the ways in which they achieve their goals, not the goals themselves. It should be noted that the stereotypical cackling maniac intent on destruction for the sake of destruction is a character-type that, while still popular in fiction, is beginning to fade away in favor of villains that display the same varied depths of emotions as heroes do: making them more three-dimensional characters than they were originally.

Are your creative juices flowing? Start planning. Go to the stores and buy what you need early. Check out some online deals and bargains at the discount costume stores. You're gonna win that prize, you know it.

Meanwhile, come to Bacchus today/tonight for 2-4-1 cocktails and DJ Takai! Never a cover and always fun!