If you’re looking for celebrity Halloween costume ideas for 2010, check out some unique ideas for Halloween costumes that pay tribute to the celebrity deaths of 2010. Here you’ll find Halloween costume ideas based on a golden girl, a high school girl, and a designing woman for the ladies, as well as Halloween costumes featuring a free spirit and a lost boy for the men. So don’t feel sad over the celebrity deaths of 2010 as this year comes to an end; celebrate your favorite celebrities by bringing some of their best characters back to life for one night:
Rue McClanahan as Blanche from ‘The Golden Girls’ – One of the saddest celebrity deaths of 2010 came as the world was celebrating another golden girl. So since I’m sure we’ll be seeing plenty of Betty White Halloween costume ideas in 2010, why not pay tribute to Rose’s more promiscuous housemate instead? To recreate Blanche’s look, head to your local Goodwill or the “old lady” section of a department store and look for a flowy, button-down blouse that you’ll want to leave unbuttoned (something kind of silky would work great); a loose-fitting shirt to wear underneath it; billowy polyester pants; a silk scarf to drape around your neck; short, strappy heels; and large, gaudy earrings. Just be sure to keep your outfit colorful, or go for the color gold to further help show who you’re supposed to be. You’ll also need a short, curly, dark blonde wig and very heavy makeup, using plenty of deep brown shades of eyeshadow, lots of blush, and heavy mascara. If you need help getting the look right, here’s a good picture of Blanche to inspire you. Like all celebrity deaths of 2010, hers was a sad one, but I hope Rue’s many fans enjoy celebrating one of her most beloved characters with Halloween costumes like this one.
Dixie Carter as Julia Sugarbaker from ‘Designing Women’ – And here’s another of the celebrity deaths of 2010 that made us take a look back at one of TV’s strongest female characters. If you’re looking for Halloween costume ideas to protest the super-skimpy designs that have become so popular, you might want to imitate this designing woman’s style. You will need an 80’s-style suit dress with shoulder pads, preferably in a bright blue or red color; a loose white blouse to wear underneath it; pumps in the same color as your suit dress; a long, pearl necklace; large round earrings; and a shoulder-length dark brown wig with large curls. For your makeup, you’ll need bright red lipstick and black eyeliner, which you’ll use on your top lid, extending the line slightly out at the edges of your eyes to create just a slight cat eye look. Here’s a photo of Dixie Carter as Julia Sugarbaker to help you get the look right. Hopefully this is one of the Halloween costumes based on the celebrity deaths of 2010 that will remind us of just how strong some female characters on TV once were, making us rue the days of shows like ‘Jersey Shore’.
Brittany Murphy as Tai from ‘Clueless’ – Hers is the only of the celebrity deaths here that didn’t occur in 2010, but since we lost this bubbly blonde at the very end of last year, I thought now would still be a good time to pay tribute to one of her most loveable characters. For this teen queen who gets a mega makeover, you will need a curly, short, reddish-brown wig (look for one with smaller, tighter curls); dark knee-high stockings; high-heeled Mary Janes; bright red lipstick, dark brown eyeshadow, and mascara; a short black skirt; a tight T-shirt with a heart on it; and a short, red plaid jacket. Here’s a picture to help you get her quirky ‘Clueless’ character’s look. When it comes to tragic celebrity deaths, hers was definitely one of the most shocking of last year, so this is one of the best Halloween costumes for paying tribute to the many celebrities like her that died too young.
Dennis Hopper as Billy from ‘Easy Rider’ – This is another of the celebrity deaths of 2010 that got a lot of press due to the circumstances surrounding it. But for one of my favorite Halloween costume ideas here, it’s time to put that negativity aside and take an easy ride. To recreate one of Dennis Hopper’s most memorable movie characters from the many he’s played over the years (pictured here), you’ll need a brown jacket with fringe on the sleeves (you can also buy some brown fringe and glue it to a cheap jacket yourself); a light brown hat with the brim pinned up on one side that looks similar to this one; a pair of sunglasses similar to those shown in the photo; a plastic bone or animal teeth necklace similar to the one shown in the photo (some Halloween costume shops sell similar necklaces to go with cavemen Halloween costumes); a brown, button-down undershirt; brown cowboy boots; brown jeans; a brown belt; and a brown backpack. If you don’t want to grow them yourself, you’ll also need a fake brown moustache, sideburns, and a wavy shoulder-length brown wig. When it comes to Halloween costume ideas based on the celebrity deaths of 2010, this is definitely one of the most iconic and meaningful (and it’s also just one of the most awesome here, especially if you’ve got the chopper to go with it).
Corey Haim as Sam from ‘The Lost Boys’ – Here’s another of the celebrity deaths of 2010 that shocked us, since this troubled former child actor died so young. So hopefully one of the Halloween costume ideas on this list most fitting for the holiday will help make him even more immortal than the beings he once shared the silver screen with. To recreate Corey’s vampire hunting character, you will need a blonde wig (the closest one I could find to his hair in the movie is this one, but you’ll need to cut off the long part in the back); an oversized, collared, button-down shirt with a colorful 80’s print like this one (Goodwill is a good place to look); slightly baggy light-colored blue jeans; and white sneakers. It’s a pretty simple costume, and might be more effective if you can get some friends to dress up like the Frog brothers, but it’s still one of the most funky and fun Halloween costume ideas based on the celebrity deaths of 2010 for celebrating a colorful personality.
So while the celebrity deaths of 2010 are definitely a sad subject, the Halloween costume ideas here help celebrate these celebrities’ lives and legacies by keeping their memory alive through celebrating the characters they gave us that still make us smile.