Ah Halloween. That time when we let our inhibitions down and raid the dress up box for the perfect Halloween costume. I write extensively about Halloween and follow trends Here’s what’s hot for for Halloween 2010 costumes: children, adult, couples, group.
Hot Childrens’ Halloween 2010 Costumes: Movies, cartoons, video games, and television produce most the the hot kids’ Halloween costumes.
-With Toy Story 3 out this summer, Woody, Buzz Lightyear, Jessie, Mr. Potato Head, Rex, Ham and the regular gang will be hot costumes. We’ll doubtless see some of the new TS 3 characters: Lotso, Ken, Twitch, Aliens, Stretch and Mr. Pricklepants as popular Halloween 2010 costumes too. My guess is that Toy Story 3 will be the hot theme for group costumes, with Mr. and Mrs. Potato Head and Ken and Barbie take first place for couple costumes.
–Despicable Me was another summer 2010 hit. My Despicable Me minion costume article has been super popular. I predict that we’ll see quite a few yes capsule shaped, denim clad minions this year.
–Twilight, New Moon: Of all the spooks at Halloween 2010 costume parties, vampires will blow all the other ghouls and creeps out of the running, thanks to Stephanie Myers’ Twilight books and movies. Edward Cullen and Bella Swan have dominated the Halloween scene for several years and for Halloween 2010 we’re likely to see some of their brethren from Vampire Diaries, Vampires Suck, Vladmir Tod and other vampire tales.
Hot Celebrity Halloween 2010 costumes:
-Lady Gaga: Gaga was hot last year for Halloween 2010; this year she may be even hotter. Especially with her meat dress.
–Hannah Montana: Believe it or not, ole Hannah Montana (Miley Cyrus) is still hanging around. Wal-Mart sell a line of childrens’ and teen clothing marketed as ‘Hannah Montana’. I suspect we’ll see some carry-over on Hannah Montana costumes.
-Michael Jackson: I wrote a series of MJ Halloween costume articles last year (‘Billie Jean‘ Moon Walk, ‘Bad‘ Smooth Criminal, and ‘Thriller’), but I thought perhaps it might be too early for Michael Jackson costumes given his recent death. Not so. They were a hit and continue to be popular this year.
–Glee cast members
-Jesse James and Kat Von D: Shooting from the hip, I say these two will figure heavily in the teen/ adult/ partner costumes. Easy costumes to make; just cover yourself in tattoos. For those squeamish about drawing on themselves, they now make ‘tattoo’ patterned shirts and leggings.
-Glenn Beck: Political figures, especially slightly wacky ones, have a way of cropping up in costumes at Halloween. President Obama may figure in the Halloween festivities, too.
-Bristol and Levi Palin: Just a hunch on this one. Given the popularity of Sarah Palin for Halloween 2008, Palin’s daughter Bristol’s tumultuous relationships may find their way onto the Halloween 2010 scene.
-Slutty *fill-in-the-blank*: At first it was just nurses, Gangstas, cheerleaders, and Catholic School girls. Now everything has been ‘sluttified’: Dorothy and Toto to ladybugs.
Happily, however, many people have more self-respect than to ape the crowd. Who knows what fun and creative costumes we’ll see on Halloween 2010 from those forward-thinking people?