Halloween Costume Themes

By: Philsikes
Scary creatures and frightening monsters like zombies, ghosts, the Grim Reaper, ghouls, and goblins are just a few of supposed inhabitants of some other world existing between life and death. All these creatures have thus become the inspiration for Halloween costumes that can be made simply with scissors and an old white bed sheet. Imagination has always been the key to a good costume, and many people now look for some new and exciting ideas for their Halloween costumes.

Goblins, wizards, witches, and just about anything else from the world of fairy tales have been the inspirational source of many a costume. The Wicked Queen of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs is an example of one of many Disney film characters that have become popular disguises during Halloween. Any great fairy tale is filled with inspirational costume ideas.

The elegant tuxedo, long cape, and blood-dripping fangs of Count Dracula have led to many costume ideas, and not just for men. Female vampires often appear during Halloween in fancy, old fashioned gowns and, with the right accessories, they can be quite terrifying. You can get ideas for Halloween costumes from any horror film. The Addam's Family was also full of great horror film related ideas. You can choose to be a neck bolted Frankenstein, a hairy werewolf, a blood-lusting vampire, or any other monster that suits you.

The Lord of the Rings trilogy, and the Harry Potter, Pirates of The Caribbean and Spider Man series of movies, have added a strong selection of imaginative characters from that magical world just beyond the physical world that we know.

For kids who have grown up watching such movies, costumes related to them are instantly recognizable. It is truly exciting to see the film come to life. This is possible because the Halloween costumes for such characters are basically a copy of the original studio costume used during the filming of the movie.

Halloween costumes tend to be related to monsters and spirits from the underworld, but they don't have to be. Every year, more and more people choose to dress up in an effort to make other people laugh, not scream.

Lots of inspiration exists outside the spirit realm. Characters from television shows, movies, and books, like Superman for example, have become popular Halloween guises. Other more random characters such as scarecrows and clowns are also common. You could choose a stereotypical person, like a geeky nerd, or even an inanimate object, like a soda can. The possibilities are essentially endless.

The most important thing to remember about your Halloween costume is that it should be clever and stand out from the crowd. While trick-or-treaters may still be working hard to scare the candy out of their neighbors, older kids and adults will surely want to wow their friends with an unexpectedly interesting costume at this year's Halloween party.
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