Dressing up like one’s heroes from the movies is ordinarily the province of little kids, Comic Con cosplayers, and drunken trick-or-treaters, but now some senior citizens are getting in on the act.
In order to lift the spirits of its residents, the team at Contilla retirement home in Essen, Germany, organized a calendar photo shoot, featuring characters from classic films. With a median age of about 84, these folks donned the familiar duds of Mary Poppins, Rocky Balboa, and even Jake and Elwood Blues. (If the idea of a bunch of seniors fanboying out over The Blues Brothers doesn’t lift your spirits, I don’t know what to tell you.)
According to Der Spiegel, Contilla made 5,000 copies of the calendar as a gift to the residents, their families, and the employees who helped made it possible. Have a look at the calendar images in the slides above, and check out scenes from the original films here for context.
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