Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Costume Trends for Halloween 2013

It may be in the midst of summer, but with school starting in some places, football season around the corner, that can only mean Halloween is soon to follow. So as the sun sets earlier and trips to the pool decrease, it’s time to start thinking about Halloween Costumes for 2013.

Movies tend to be the big trendsetter for Halloween costumes, especially summer blockbusters, and this year is no exception.

Despicable Me Minion Jorge Child CostumeDespicable Me 2Despicable Me 2, this summer's most popular animated movie, was all over the place this summer and so were the Minions. From cereal boxes to fast food toys, these little yellow characters not only act silly and pull pranks on each other but they are fun and make you laugh. While Felonious, Agnes, Edith, Margo and Gru are great characters for family costumes, expect gangs of Minions of all ages to be knocking at your door.

Other animated films that will impact the under 10 crowd are Mike and Sulley of Monster's University, good and bad Smurfs including Smurfette from Smurfs 2 and we expect to little guys that liked Cars to consider Planes costumes.

Super Heroes
It isn't Summer without a Super Hero movie but with Iron Man having been around for 3 movies, Superman although the movie wasn't as popular as popular offers a new and fresh costume for Halloween. While Avengers, Thor and Batman costumes will still be popular, the only fresh take we have seen is the Retro Batman, Robin and Batgirl suits from the 60's TV show.

Duck Dynasty Si Adult Mens CostumeDuck Dynasty
You've seen them on tv and now you can be them for Halloween! The Duck Dynasty crew has licensed Halloween costumes and all you need to do is add a duck call, a country twang and lines from the show and you'll be ready an entertaining Halloween.

Available Duck Dynasty costumes are Si and Willie plus they also have accessories including the Beard and Bandana.

Another TV influence could be Sharknado
Sharknado is the campy Shark attack movie that could influence some early Halloween parties by asking guests to come as their favorite Shark or Sharknado victim. While an odd theme, it could increase interest for Shark costumes this year.

Music Influences Lacking So Far...
In the past few years music has been has been a big influence of Halloween costumes. Think Nikki Minaj, Katy Perry and Lady Gaga. However this year has been lacking for break through iconic artists with unique looks that inspire costumes. You might be seeing a few Mackelmores in Thrift Shop getups (aka hipsters) walking down the street and Lady Gaga's Artpop cover which looks like The Joker from Batman on some faces, but don't expect a musical trend as of right now.

If none of these Halloween costume trends catch your eye, no worries new trends and ideas will emerge as we head into fall and before you know it Halloween will be here.

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