Are you sick and tired of the same old dreary costume ideas for Halloween?? Wouldn’t you like to stand out this year and be the talk of the party? So, what are the best Halloween costume ideas that are creative and unique? Check here what is hot for Halloween 2016.
Well, aside from going all out with completely new costumes, there are also ways to make traditional costumes more unique. It simply requires some creativity, a few little items and accessories, a bit of DIY, and voila! You will very easily have brand new, exciting Halloween costumes that will leave your friends and family in awe.
Awesome Ideas for Boys
So, what do little boys like dressing up in for Halloween? Pirates and cowboys are popular, as are monsters and astronauts. Dracula, mummies, and zombies are also traditional favorites for Halloween. But all of these ideas are old and boring. What you can do is take the latest trends and popular movies and TV series to ensure that you come up with an awesome Halloween costume for your little man. Here are some of the Halloween costume ideas for boys:
Dragon Trainer – Take Hiccup from How to Train your Dragon and make him as cool as you want to. All you need to do to pull off this costume is create Toothless the Dragon for him to sit on. You can do this using plastic refuse bags and newspaper stuffing.
Lego – The recent Lego movie is a hit with the boys, so why not use Lego blocks to actually create some of your little guy’s favorite characters.
Notable Costume Ideas for Girls
Girls are probably the easiest to please when it comes to costumes. Fairies, princesses, mermaids – the list is endless, but with Halloween just around the corner, what is different and creative that your precious little girl can wear? Well, you could go one of three ways: scary, pretty, or cool. Here are some of the top ideas:
Katniss and Astrid – everyone loves a super cool chick that can kick butt so what about dressing up as Katniss from the Hunger Games books and movies? This could be perfect for an older girl, but even for someone younger, the same idea would be to use the How to Train your Dragon movie where Astrid is a similar type of character. These costumes can be very simply created with what you already have in your child’s closet. Just add bows and arrows, for Katniss, and a Viking armor with Axe for Astrid.
Loom Bands – these are exceptionally popular at the moment and girls everywhere love to make their bangles and necklaces from the little elastic loom bands. You can easily turn this into a Halloween costume by wearing tons of them and attaching strands to your girl’s dress. She can be a Loom Princess or something similar.
Monster High – this cartoon provides the perfect inspiration for costumes and ideas for girls.
Ingenious Halloween Costumes for Men
Men are hard to find costumes for at the best of times, but Halloween is mostly filled with mummies, zombies and vampires. There are plenty of other interesting costume ideas that you can choose from that will get a good laugh as well. If you want a different idea here are some of the best Halloween costume ideas.
50 Shades of Gray – the resounding success of the book and the soon to be released movie, make 50 Shades of Gray a great costume idea. But we are not talking about a suit and tie… no, let’s try
to make it funny, so all you need to do is stick paint swatches all over yourself, in shades of gray. Get it! It’s hilarious and your friends and family will think so too.
Hannibal – With the resurrection of this infamous serial killer in the TV series, this is a great idea for Halloween, similar to how Dexter was a few years ago.
Impressive Ideas for Women
Women mostly go for the sexy Halloween costume. The French maid, the sexy vampire, and the sultry schoolgirl are the general choices, but for something much more unique that will make heads turn, here are some stunning ideas that you can create with items you already own and a bit of ingenuity.
Norma Bates – The woman behind the serial killer, Norma Bates has made an eerie comeback thanks to the TV Series Bates Motel. She can be sexy in her own way too! It’s all in how you play the part.
Black and White Portrait – this is a fun twist on a ghost costume. You can turn yourself into one of that creepy black and white portraits of the 18th century. Throw your hair in a high bun, dress in black and paint your face a pale gray so that you look like an old photo.
These are just some of the Halloween costume ideas for women that you can choose from to make a statement this Halloween.
Some ideas from current pop culture
We’ve also gathered some of the most popular Halloween ideas to try– ranging from current pop culture, movie releases, hit TV, famous personalities, musicians, and much more. No need to stick with those cult classics, such as Dracula and the like. Read on to find out what these are:
Big Hero 6 Costume
With the success of famous comic book superheroes on the big screen, it’s no surprise that Disney has come up to a decision of releasing a superhero filmed for younger audiences. Big Hero 6 was a massive hit and truth be told, both kids and adults alike can’t get enough of Baymax!
That in mind, you can use this as an inspiration and dress up as this lovable, sometimes clumsy, personal healthcare companion this coming Halloween!
It doesn’t matter if you’re going to dress in the red battle armor, or you’d rather dress in the classic white design, this costume is perfect for both kids and adults.
Not just that, both versions of these are really really cool. Though, unfortunately, because this is a reality, you wouldn’t get those superior healthcare tools or the advanced ninja skills shown in the movie.
Although the Avengers was acquired by Disney around 2009, Marvel was already on its way in becoming a cinematic powerhouse. In fact, ever since the release of the first movie way back in 2012,
the Avengers have been more than Earth’s mightiest superheroes– they have become Earth’s most sought-after superheroes.
It doesn’t stop to that. Earlier this year, the second Avengers team-up came on screen with Age of Ultron last May, and based on entertainment news, the team will re-appear in the upcoming years once again– Captain America: Civil War.
That’s probably the reason why Superhero costumes have been one of the top choices during Halloween, and one this is for sure, the Avengers will definitely be one of the top choices again this time of year.
Star Wars Costume
It all started when the phrase, “A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far way,” scrolled down across the big screen– that was decades ago.
Since then, Star Wars has captured the hearts of audiences of all ages, and now, with Disney’s acquisition of Lucasfilm, as well as the anticipation of Star Wars: Episode VII: The Force Awakens, the Star Wars fever is back once again, and it’s definitely bigger than ever!
Though, let us all be real– Although most were disappointed with Episodes I-III, this doesn’t stop the Star Wars fever. With that, the Force will definitely be stronger, especially if you’ll dress up as one of the iconic characters of this franchise.
For those who love the Catwoman look in the movie, “Batman: The Dark Knight Rises,” then we’re quite confident that you’ll love to have this costume and flaunt your voluptuous body, without even revealing your skin at all!
Most Catwoman costumes are made of spandex and polyester, that it gives the body suit a good stretch while providing comfort at the same time. That’s the reason why this costume is considered to be the world’s most favorite Halloween costume among women.
The Catwoman costume is complete with boot tops, jumpsuit, molded mask, and belt. Likewise, sizes are available from small to extra large– that’s why it’s perfect for everybody.
So, your partner have decided to dress up as Catwoman? Then why not match her costume and be Batman?
In this, you can become mysterious and be able to show off your masculinity with a Batman costume– it comes with a complete jumpsuit, boot tops, headpiece, cape, and last but definitely not least, the iconic Batman emblem on the buckle.
Cutthroat Pirate Costume
When it comes to adult costumes for Halloween, the pirate costumes are definitely IN! So, why not try a cutthroat pirate costume that comes with long sleeves, a headpiece, cuffs, vest, and trousers.
South Seas Siren Costume
A great way to match the male pirate costume is by wearing a south seas siren costume. This usually comes with a complete siren dress, head tie, and handkerchief skirt.
Likewise, it’s also advisable to buy the sword and other accessories related to it to complete the look. Also, if you want to get the polished sea siren look, then you better research on the options available for you.
Inside Out Costumes
Inside Out is the most recent film from Pixar studios and Disney. The story revolves around the emotions of a young lass named Riley who is going through a hard time when her family moved from Minnesota to California.
What makes the movie unique and fun to watch is the fact that everything in the movie was mostly told from the perspective of Riley’s feelings. There are little beings inside her mind that control how she thinks through a control panel.
Joy is the leader of the emotions group and she eventually learns through this journey that sometimes, certain emotions, such as sadness and anger must take control.
Those who are thinking of dressing up as one of the Inside Out emotions for Halloween should just be in character, but don’t try to act like the emotion the whole night– especially for those who will choose anger.
Captain America Costume
One this is for sure, you’ll never go wrong with a Captain America costume– ever! Aside from being very classic and traditional, believe it or not, this costume is still very IN!
Give this a try and surely, this Captain America costume will turn heads as you enter the room. Complete your look by opting for a jumpsuit that has foamed arms and torso. This will allow you to create a very buffed looked. Also, don’t forget the headpiece and shield that Captain America has!
There you have it. These are just some of the best Halloween costume ideas for adults that will be quite popular this 2016. Although most of these are classics, it doesn’t change the fact that they’re still as popular as ever!