Thursday, July 19, 2012

Halloween Costume Trends for 2012

It is hard to be thinking Halloween when it is 90 degrees outside but as the last big summer blockbuster moves into theaters and back to college and school ads hit the newspaper, it's time to get an early read on Halloween Costume Trends for 2012.

Halloween Costumes
Year of the Superhero The 3 Biggest movies of the summer ALL focused on Superheroes, so expect to do battle over candy with Batman, Spiderman, Ironman, The Hulk, Catwoman, Captain America, Black Widow and more this Halloween. While we think all the costumes will be strong, Spiderman and Batman will lead the Superhero charge followed by Captain America and Ironman.

Superhero Villains
Based on the horrific shooting in Colorado and the shooter's focus to be like "The Joker" we see fewer sales of Joker and Bane costumes for this Halloween. It is unknown whether adults wearing a Batman costume may be seen as a negative, but at this time our hearts go out to the victims of this tragedy.  

While there are costumes for Loki from the Avengers or the Lizard Man from Spiderman, we don’t see them as being huge Halloween costumes.

Little Girls will be Brave this Halloween
You’ll be seeing red this Halloween, as is red-headed wigs on little girls. Disney’s Brave gave something new for little girls to choose from and based on Brave’s success there will be plenty of Meridas out and about this year. While we do expect Merida costumes to be popular, there still will be many Tinkerbells and other famous Disney Princesses at your door.

Other animated movies such as the Lorax and Madagascar did well at the box office but the costumes aren’t that cute, except for the toddler penguin costume.   

Nikki Minaj
First there was Lady Gaga, then Katy Perry now Nikki Minaj becomes this Halloweens Pop Culture Icon. Look for Nikki Minaj styled wigs on women of all ages as they pull inspiration from this Diva’s stylish trends. Expect to see Bubblegum Pink, Lavender and mixed color wigs that emulate Nikki’s style. Right now I we haven’t any official Nikki costumes, but there is always hope.

With The Walking Dead, Zombie Runs, Festivals and talk of a Zombie Apocalypse, zombies haven’t been this popular since Michael Jackson’s thriller came out. While zombies continue to be a Halloween mainstay for many reasons, interest is growing kind of like a plague.

Trending Topics for Guys Halloween Costumes
Ted costumes are getting some interest, but without witty comeback it’s just a bear costume. Magic Mike became the rage for Ladies Night Out parties and single guys may opt for sexy men’s costumes in order to win over the single ladies. Guys just be sure to have the right moves. Charlie Sheen’s popularity and Anger Management sitcom will keep him a popular Halloween choice.

Trends Topics for Women’s Halloween Costumes
For women few trends are jumping out at this time, sure Black Window and Catwoman are some new options but right now nothing different is standing out. So we will continue to monitor emerging trends and keep you informed.

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Sleeper Halloween Trends
Last year the Smurfs came surprised many as a kids favorite Halloween costumes, so what costumes could become big this year.

The Olympics showcase the world’s best and women’s gymnastics influence a lot of young girls, so if one or two of America’s newest sweethearts captures our hearts or medals in London, you might well see lots of little Olympians in October.   

Finding Nemo is coming out in 3D in September and is one movie adults and children love, depending on the age of your child Nemo and / or costumes might prove to be popular.

The Election, we are mixed on the election this year as it doesn’t appear to be any fun and most people don’t want to talk about it. In most cases though, politicians do become part of Halloween costumes. It could happen again, but we are taking a pass this year.

LMFAO Costumes. This costumes bring the Party Rock Fun to your Halloween party, but has LMFAO’s Party Rock idea peaked? We shall see if these costumes bring the fun or get left on the shelf this Halloween.

As we move into August and September this year’s trends will become clear and we will bring you the latest news on Halloween costumes, party themes, games and Halloween decorations. 

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1 comment:

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