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Halloween Costume Themes

Aug 16, 2008
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.

In recent years, many popular films whose stories are tied to the magical or supernatural have provided a whole new list of costume possibilities. Pirates of the Caribbean, The Lord of the Rings, Harry Potter, and even Spider-Man are filled with great ideas for this years Halloween get up.

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.

Superman costumes have been popular for several generations. Clowns, scarecrows, soda cans, movie characters, TV characters, book characters, stereotypes (such as geeky nerds), and an infinite variety of other sources of inspiration are acceptable.

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.
About the Author
Are you finding it hard to come up with unique & creative costume ideas for Halloween? Visit the Get In Costume website, where you'll find plenty of great information & ideas for a costume that will be the envy of the party. Plus, get a free copy of my special report "The Family Guide To Halloween Safety" at http://www.getincostume.com
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