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Popular Adult Halloween Costumes Fall Into Several Categories

Sep 2, 2008
Trick or treating and Halloween isn't just for kids anymore. Today adult Halloween costumes are incredibly popular because "big kids" of all ages are getting in on the Halloween dress-up fun. Adult costumes tend to fall into several categories that remain popular year after year. Their continuing popularity is due partly to their timelessness and partly to their sense of fun. If you're going to need some adult Halloween costumes this year, check out some of the great costumes in one of these categories:

Sexy Adult Costumes: You'll be amazed by the variety of costumes you can order that are astoundingly sexy yet funny, cute or even creepy. You can find the typical Playboy Bunny costumes and more unusual, playful costumes like "Dirty Martinis" and Eve, complete with the serpent at almost any costume shop, but there are plenty of cute costumes. You can be a lady bug, killer bee, butterfly or kitty - all in their sexiest, steamiest incarnations! Love make-believe characters? You can be the most seductive Dorothy, Tin Man or Snow White anybody's seen outside of their imaginations with today's adult Halloween costumes.

Nostalgic Adult Halloween Costumes: Half the fun of dressing up in a costume is getting to relive childhood. You can be your favorite sports star from when you were a teenager or the cartoon character you loved when you were a kid. Costumes like Scooby-Doo or Sylvester will have your friends reminiscing about how much they loved those old cartoons when they were kids, too.

Popular Movies & Television Shows: Every time a blockbuster movie hits the theaters that features an unforgettable character, adult Halloween costumes are created around that character. Recently, some of the most popular costumes for adults have been based on movies and television series such as Pirates of the Caribbean, Batman, Star Wars, Star Trek and The Matrix Trilogy. Be creative, host a theme party and invite all of your friends to come as their favorite movie character, space alien or television character.

Couples Costumes: If you and your spouse or significant other are going to a party together, it can be fun to dress in matching outfits. The range of available costumes in the couples' category will astonish you. You could be anything from a set of salt and pepper shakers to famous couples from history. Anthony & Cleopatra, the King & Queen of Hearts, Fred & Wilma Flintstone, your options are almost unlimited. Go all out in matching couples costumes this Halloween. After all, it's the only time you can get away with a matching outfits without people thinking you're a bit odd.

Adult Halloween Costumes of Various Decades: What era do you wish you could have lived in? Would you like to be a flapper from the Roaring Twenties? A gangster from the 1930's? Or do you think you'd look great as a greaser or a teeny bopper from the 1950's, when rock and roll was just getting started and everyone loved hanging out at the corner soda shop and dancing at sock hops? There are great costumes for all of these decades that will take you back to a different era. You can find "groovy" costumes for the 1960's that come complete with love beads and fringed vests and Nehru jackets. So go ahead and relive whatever decade you love the most - there's sure to be plenty of adult Halloween costumes that will take you there.
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Andy West is a writer for Costume Kingdom which offers a wide variety of costumes including adult Halloween costumes.
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