A lot of people have fun during Halloween. It’s the one time of the year where everyone as a free license to look silly and get away with it. Children have the time of their life with trick or treat, and adults can actually act like children without anyone judging them – well, almost everyone. With Halloween fast approaching, plans are definitely getting underway to think up of what cool costumes to make or order.
Halloween costumes are not just about thinking of scary ones or scary characters. The whole Halloween concept now also relies heavily on pop culture and what characters or genres are popular. Here are some of the more popular Halloween costumes you can wear for Halloween 2011.
A number of high profile superhero movies were released this year – Captain America, Thor, The Green Lantern, not to mention X-Men: First Class with its depictions of a young Prof. X and Magneto and the future X-Men. These are characters that are top of mind right now and will easily be recognized not just for their unique costumes but also the movies that have just come out. If you want a more left-of-center pop culture referent for a superhero, then a Wonder Woman costume is a great idea. A lot of hype was generated by the new Wonder Woman TV series but it fizzled and did not even get past the pilot stage.
Zombies are extremely popular right now. A lot of people even call zombies the new vampires. Zombies are re-invading pop culture in a very heavy way – they can be seen in movies (most recently in Zombieland), on TV (the awesome Walking Dead series), and even in books (World War Z and Zombie Survival Guide from Max Brooks) and games (Dead Island and the ever popular Plants vs Zombies).
MTV’s The Jersey Shore was an instant hit when it first aired and it has continued not just its popularity (as seen by its huge ratings) but also its notoriety. This group of ‘guidos’ and ‘guidettes’ are loud, obnoxious and sex-starved. But they are one of the hottest things on TV right now. A costume based on any one of the Jersey Shore characters will definitely get you noticed. Snooki, the diminutive guidette, is a popular character and chances are many women will be wearing a costume inspired by Snooki.
Glee is such a huge hit on TV. The TV musical is attracting big numbers and this only means a lot of viewers. If you want to unleash your own inner Gleek, then don a costume inspired by the Glee Cheer Leading team. The costumes are quite colorful so you’ll definitely stand out. This is a great group costume idea and if you and your friends can sing, prepare at least one song to keep the authenticity. You could even earn some cash singing a song.
The troubled musician is extremely talented but she lost her fight with her inner demons this year. Amy Winehouse carried a very distinct image with her huge beehive hairdo and style choices. Wearing an Amy Winehouse costume will be a great homage to an artist who died too soon.