Remember when glitter dust and shimmer powder were for little girls only? Put away those outdated notions and get ready to hit the makeup counter. With the release of another Twilight movie, there will be plenty of sparkly faced Edwards running around this year, undoubtedly trying to catch the eye of their favorite version of Bella Swan.
For you Bellas out there, if you want to stand out, go with the blue prom dress, instead of the dark, gothic look. The boys will take care of the dark colors.
Grab that hair spray, and rock it like you “invented the freakin’ poof”. If you opt for the Snooki costume, you won’t be alone. Guys, don’t worry, get that spray tan, pick up a gallon of heavy weight hair gel, and you too can look like you just stepped out of an MTV reality TV show.
Alice in Wonderland
By far, the most colorful costumes available this season will be modeled after the cast of the Tim Burton remake of the Lewis Carroll classic. Alice will be a familiar sight this season, although her attire may be somewhat unfamiliar if you have only seen the older film versions.
If you want to be a bubble-headed Red Queen, you should have no problem finding a shop to cater to your needs. For those of you aspiring Mad-Hatters out there, Once you find a top hat, check out the consignment shops for the rest of your costume. You may save a few dollars.
Cheshire Cat may not be as common, but would make a great addition to your candy hunting party. Black face paint, glow in the dark smile and stripes, and black clothing would be simple to pull off.
It appears that the White Queen may be more popular than the standard fairytale princess, this year. Silvery white wigs are easy enough to come by, although the virginal white fantasy gowns may set you back a few dollars.
Toy Story 3
With the release of Toy Story 3, Buzz Lightyear, Woody, Jessie, and the Alien will be big hits with the younger crowd. Mr. & Mrs. Potato Heads and Rex may not be as popular, but I am sure there will be a few that want to stand out from the rest.
Who wouldn’t want to be Tony Stark, right? Beautiful, sexy assistant, fast cars, power suits, and all the money one person could want. The Ironman suit will be a big hit this year.
While it didn’t receive the reviews producers had hoped for, Kickass will, undoubtedly have its followers, and costumers are ready for them. Kickass and Hit Girl seem to be popular items, though you may have trouble getting the other characters this year.
Biggest News Stories
Unless you have been living in a cave for the past year, you have seen the news coverage of the largest manmade ecological disaster in human history. Some party goers will be donning oil slicked outfits in protest to BP, and the damage they have caused to the Gulf Coast area of America.
Probably the oddest costume idea I have come across, is the Octo-mom costume. I overheard two 20 something women discussing where to get the Mick Jagger lips, and how to attach the eight baby dolls to an outfit, in an effort to transform the wearer into Nadya Suleman. Velcro, ladies…velcro. Stuff a pillow into your t-shirt, and you are good to go.
In the past, you could see several versions of Ronald Regan, Jimmy Carter, or Richard Nixon among the throngs of trick-or-treaters. Those days are gone. You might catch a glimpse of Barack Obama this year, but it’s not as likely as one might think. Political figures, for the most part, have fallen out of favor with costumers, as well as with party goers.
Classic Go-to Costumes
Your standard, run of the mill ghosts, goblins, skeletons, and pumpkins will always be in style. So will the pin-up girls, French maids, mummies, and zombies.
No matter what costume you decide to don for your forays into the ghastly world of Halloween, you are sure to see familiar characters all around you. Who knows, you may even run into a Lady Ga-Ga or two.