How to be different this Halloween



As fall comes back around, one thing many people look forward to is Halloween, a widely loved holiday where you can eat candy, spend time with friends and dress up in scary costumes. Just as with everything else, Halloween trends seem to be changing constantly, and not everyone wants to be a played-out cat or a witch.  Been there, done that. So what costumes are “in” this year? 

In big groups sometimes it’s hard to pick a good costume that nobody else will be wearing; dressing up with your friends as Monster High Dolls can solve that problem. There is a wide variety of characters that you can customize to your liking and you can do this costume with anyone. This costume is also gender neutral. Another good costume for big groups is for you and your friends to pick a scary movie and each pick a character to dress up as. Some examples of movies you can use are the “Scream” movies, “Nightmare on Elm Street”, “Friday the 13th”, “Halloween”, “Carrie”, “The Shining”, etc.

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Photo: Miley and Lily Photo Credit: Disney

In groups of two, a lot of people lean towards the easier options of “angel and devil” or “Thing 1 and Thing 2”. While these costumes used to be original, they are now getting boring and out of style. Some alternative duo options that will make you stand out are modern fairytale costumes. Making a little red riding hood and the wolf duo costume will be more unique and interesting. This can be done in many different ways to add your own ideas into it. Another idea for duo costumes is using characters from iconic shows like “Hannah Montana”. One person as Hannah Montana and the other as Miley Ray Stewart to create the best of both worlds.

 Adding makeup to a Halloween costume is the best way to ensure a fun and different look. A good way to incorporate makeup to your costume is by being a skeleton. By adding makeup, you can use different colors, designs, and techniques to make your look fit you.  You could be a Day of the Dead skeleton, like a sugar skull, or it could be darker and more “traditional”, or it could even be bloody and red.   The options are endless. 

Photo: Group princess costume Photo Credit: Pinterest

Maybe you want to dress up by yourself this year and have your own costume. There are also many ideas for single person costumes that will make you stand out. Many people try to go an easy route with a cat or a vampire, but there are so many fun alternatives.  Bringing back old fashion trends is always cute, so why not Halloween trends? Being a superhero or a princess has been done many times in the past, but recently have been overlooked. For this Halloween, wear your childhood’s favorite superhero/villain or princess costume. Belle, Cinderella, Tiana, Rapunzel, Snow White, Mulan, or Aurora from Sleeping Beauty would be cute or early 2000s superheroes including Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Mario and Luigi, Teen Titans, Batman, Spiderman, Sharkboy and Lavagirl, the Punisher or X-Men are also good throwback ideas.  

Either in a group, or alone, you want your costume to stand out. These fun, cute, and scary costumes will do just that. Using wigs, makeup, and customizing your costume will add uniqueness and make your costume stand out from the rest!