Saturday, October 10, 2015

Halloween Costume Ideas for 2015

Written by Eileen Wacker

Trick-or-treating and Halloween weekend parties are almost here. So is the chance for every child (and many adults) to be whoever he/she wants to be for an evening. They may look up to an idol or love to make a political statement in a funny way. Here’s my list of Halloween costumes based in the biggest trends out there:

Donald Trump for president. Mr. “I want to make America great again”

The comb-over will rule on Halloween night. Even little kids will want to go out on Halloween as a billionaire mogul. has great costumes such as a "Mr. CEO Election Wig." Another: has an "Adult Billionaire Wig". Watch for a Hillary Clinton Vacuform mask too. 

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Running around on Halloween night will be as many minions as they were in the movie. Easy costumes and fun. And it doesn’t matter if everyone else is wearing the same costume. An army of minions is perfect. Anticipate Minions in overalls. Minions in dresses with overalls. Minion goggles, Minion legwarmers and Minion gloves. Minions. 

Inside Out - Disney
This Disney movie was one of the most successful movies of the year. Expect to see the emotive characters such as sparkling blue Joy, scowling green Disgust, and boiling red Anger. We're thinking a pinch or two of glitter makeup wouldn't hurt.

Back to the Future inspired
Embrace your inner Marty McFly. He wore light up sneakers, a sure hit with any child. Oct. 21, 2015 is Back to the Future Day, the exact date that Emmett "Doc" Brown and Marty McFly traveled to in what was then considered "the future." Kids will also love the hoverboard accessories or a Doc Brown wigs. Other hot trends are hoverboards and time machine tinkerers. 

Jurassic World(s)
"Jurassic World" raked it in at the box office, which pretty much guarantees an entry for Halloween 2015. Little boys will rush to be a t-rex whether they saw the movie or not. Boys as dinosaurs is timeless! For older Halloween celebrators, has a tall, inflatable "Jurassic World" T. rex costume with a fan inside — the wearer peers out from the dinosaur's neck — while suggests a tribute to the Chris Pratt "Pratting" who kept his pet raptors from attacking in the movie. 

Caitlyn Jenner ... and not Caitlyn Jenner
In recognition of one of the major moments of the year, some costume sellers, like Spirit Halloween, have opted to go with the much-talked-about Caitlyn Jenner look, modeled after Jenner's bombshell Vanity Fair cover. For our younger trick or treaters, wearing rainbow colors has been a sign of support modeled after FB rainbow campaign.

Left Shark
The standout of the 2015 Super Bowl halftime show was not Katy Perry! It was the dare I say clumsy backup dancer dressed as a shark. Left Shark has become pulp fiction, a rock star and one of the year’s best costumes.  It is an easy to wear costume. For little kids, it is conveniently pulled over the child’s clothes.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Turtle power is alive and kicking! The cool, shelled heroes were a big deal last year, and they're still going strong. Spirit Halloween has a whole in-store shrine to all things turtle power. Whether you're partial to Michelangelo, Leonardo, Donatello or Raphael, there will be lots of turtles roaming around.

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TV costumes
If you chant "shame!" loud enough, someone will walk the "penance walk," and is suggesting that it would also make a good costume for two (one person can be Cersei, and the other the "shame!" nun.)

Frozen not only reigned supreme it was the only game in town for many little girls wanting to be like Ilsa. Another show from the Disney Channel movie is "Descendants," a film starring characters who are the sons or daughters of classic Disney villains and heroes. Costumes modeled after the Mal character, who is the daughter of Maleficent, are flying off the shelf.

Star Wars
The debut of "Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens" is still all the way in December, but the force is strong with this one. There's been an explosion of "Star Wars" attire tagged to the movie, for both adults and children and Halloween is the perfect excuse to buy it. Adults would love to see their children donning the Star Wars attire, letting them live the good old days again.

Superheroes and villains
Superheroes and villains remain the go-to category for Halloween, and "The Avengers: Age of Ultron" give us Thor, Iron Man, Black Widow and more to choose from. There's also Ant-Man, whose suit is his superpower. If you are super current, the harlequin Batman villain who can be seen in the upcoming "Suicide Squad" movie could be a sleeper. 

Social Media inspired pairings
If you were on social media in 2015, there's a good chance you know the next few.
Pizza Rat is a little rodent (ugh) who was captured on video dragging his slice of pizza down the subway stairs in New York. In recognition of this true occurrence, you can get yourself a rat costume and a slice, or convince someone else to be a pizza slice and making it a pairing.
If you have a contemporary sense of humor, we might have an idea for you. "Netflix and chill" is more of a teenage trending costume. The saying has gone viral with a person stating he/she is just going to watch a movie or TV and proceeding to do something else with the watching partner. Perfect for a pair - one is Netflix and the other "chill."

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