Its official 2016 will be the year of the geek. With so many marvel, DC and sci-fi films, conventions and the acceptance that being a geek is now cool, next year is the perfect time to cosplay.
You can make costumes relatively cheap or you can go hardcore and truly show off your stuff as your favorite character at loads of conventions around the country and even the world!
UK comic conventions can be found at http://www.comicconventions.co.uk/uk-comic-conventions-expos-and-popular-culture-shows-in-2016/
- Bin all your crappy clothes
Its 2016, for the love of god bin those awful baggy jeans with the gold stitching on the bum pockets. They’ll never look good, even if by some terrible coincidence they come back in fashion, unless you’re Rihanna, you’re not pulling them off.
You can Ebay your items or even Cash for Clothes drop off shops and use the money towards clothes that you’ll actually wear! If not you can always do good and donate to your local charity shop.
- Accept Bieber in your life
He’s like that cheeky McDonalds double cheeseburger you eat on the way home and tell no one about. You’re utterly ashamed to admit it but Bieber is killing it these days and he’s only going to get better! If the shame ever gets too much to remember how much you loved it when Orlando Bloom punched him….Ah sweet relief.
You can buy Justin’s new album Purpose via itunes https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/purpose-deluxe/id1049359399
- Get into sports!
2016 is a great year for sport with both the Euros 2016 and the Summer Olympics and many more. You’ve got the whole of summer covered with the Euros running from June 10th to July 10th and The Olympics August 5th till August 21st.
For more information on the Euros, like the best way to watch please visit http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/34475890
If you haven’t already, you simply must. Yes you may not meet your prince or princess but the thrill of trawling through people and silently judging them is immense. It sounds horrible and you may think you’re above that but honestly just try it. If nothing else the amount of matches you get is a lovely ego boost to start the year!
You can download Tinder from the Play store for Android https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tinder&hl=en_GB
Or The App store for Apple
- Get yourself an Odeon premier card
Because you’ll need it! There are so many amazing films coming out in 2016, including Suicide Squad, Deadpool, Zoolander 2, Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them and literally so many more.
With an Odeon premiere card you earn 10 points for every £1 you spend which when you’ve earnt enough can be spent on more tickets, sweets, drinks etc, you’d be silly not to.
You can sign up for your card at the cinema or online at http://www.odeon.co.uk/odeon-premiere-club/
- To something crazy
Be that I don’t mean stalk your ex boyfriend then post selfies of you with them in the background pretending you’re still together. I mean do something you never thought you’d do. From as big as packing a bag and travelling to wearing something that totally isn’t you. The freedom of doing something crazy makes you realise that anything is possible. What a nice thought to have in the new year!
- No more Facebook games!
Seriously no one cares anymore. The only game anyone plays on Facebook is Candy Crush and that tends to be middle aged women who are sat at home waiting for their husbands who they don’t love anymore.
Please go outside and get a life in 2016.
- Brave new hair
Stop being scared of doing something new with your hair. The best thing about hair is that it tends to grow back! You want to brave a perm or a pixie cut? Then go for it! Shave it all off, dye it blue, do whatever you can imagine. Let 2016 be the year you stand out from the crowd.
For inspiration try Pinterest! https://uk.pinterest.com/howdoesshe/hair-ideas-and-tutorials/
- Either commit or fully accept that your healthy New Year resolutions aren’t going to happen.
Every year we plan to lose 4 stone or go the gym five times a week or even stop drinking forever. Normally by January 12th all this has gone out the window already. However in public we act like we still do all this when in fact you just took LOADS of selfies the first and only time you went the gym and dish them out over the month, when you’re really sat on the couch watching Gogglebox, drinking wine and eating an entire multi pack of Monster Munch.
This year why don’t you either do it, like really do and make the change or accept that these lofty dreams are just dreams, and instead aim to eat only one packet of crisps per day.
Anyway whatever you chose to do have an amazing New Year and an awesome 2016!