Today, hair arcs are very related to the femininity performed by a woman’s body so that we often see characters in gender games only by hair bows.
In 1981, MS Pac-Man was released in the form of a game with a hair arc to distinguish it from the original men’s game protagonist.
Wendy O. Koopa from Super Mario’s fame mainly depends on the pink dot polka hair arc (although he has no hair), but the sex is also indicated by a bead necklace -manik, large lips and long eyelashes. Super character Mario Birdo wore a large pink hair that was tied to his head (like Wendy, pink dinosaurs had no hair) and had been praised as the first transgender game character to press the screen.
The character of the Nintendo Marmar game may be the most explicit use of arc to show sex. He is a gold star without other indicators except large pink hair arcs like one third of his body size. We are familiar with arc as a way to mark femininity through characters such as UB Iwerks and Walk Disney’s Minnie Mouse which debuted in 1928.
Jojo with arcs
The new American Pop arcs are iconic, large iconic large arcs have become a great point of fans’ relations with many children under 11 years wearing too large arcs and often glamorous in public.
Shiva, which was originally known for his role in the Dance Moms (2014) series, connected with fans through YouTube and a number of songs with dance videos such as Kid in the Candy Store (2016) and Hold The Drama (2014).
His Facebook account has more than 6.2 million followers consisting of mothers and fans from Australia, England, US and New Zealand. There are many pictures of children who wear arcs and often they are depicted with their mothers, showing the ties of mothers-children through femininity.
Bow Jojo reminded the Union White Soviet Bantiki Bow, which has been worn since the 1940s to show national loyalty.
Luxe for women
Bows has returned to fashion in recent years: worn by Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton, and good celebrities such as Nicole Kidman, Jessica Chastain and Margot Robbie.
The symbolism has been expanded to the upper class consumerism, with some arc use using typical decoration in Chanel Shopping Bags, Dior and Chloe for their hair.
Although we have seen a lot of men’s bread, the hair trend for men hasn’t returned, and maybe some time before the arc transition from the tie to the man’s head. If you really have a resurrection, we will know that it’s not new.
Dr. Fiona Andreallo is an honorary researcher in the Department of Media and Communication. This article was originally published in a conversation.