7 Halloween Costumes Inspired by Movie Characters
Halloween is coming up, and you are struggling to come up with an idea for your costume. “How do I stay true to myself as well as keep it original?” you ask yourself. Agreed; nowadays with an enormously big market and pressure on Halloween outfits, our minds begin to wander, and we find it difficult to focus on just one idea. However, if you are a movie lover, just like me, you don’t have to go too far or look too hard – just pick up some of your favorite movies and get inspired by the characters in them.
For those who would like to simply look cute and sexy for Halloween, here are some newer movie characters to consider:
1. Natasha Romanova, aka Black Widow, from The Avengers
Joss Whedon’s The Avengers reinforces an image of female bravery and self-confidence through Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow. It is not too hard to put together this super heroine-inspired costume. The most evident element of the outfit is, naturally, the tight, leather jumpsuit. However, when you are busy looking for a perfect jumpsuit, don’t forget about crucial accessories that make this outfit unique. Black widow wouldn’t be herself without her red hair, so you’ll have to get a wig, or you could simply use red hairspray. In order to emphasize your sexuality, put on black, thigh-high heel boots. Oh, and as the Black Widow, you can’t forget your guns! Now, you can rock your super skills.
2. Katniss Everdeen from The Hunger Games
After Gary Ross released The Hunger Games, the public absolutely fell in love with Jennifer Lawrence’s character, Katniss Everdeen. Here is another modern female movie icon that symbolizes courage and justice. Katniss’ outfit is super easy to put together! Tuck your skinny, khaki pants in your military combat boots, and throw a hooded jacket over your shirt. To finish up the look, you’ll need to put your hair in a braid. Oh, and one more little detail: a bow and arrows. You never know, maybe you’ll pierce someone’s heart, just like Katniss did with Peeta.
3. Daisy Buchanan from The Great Gatsby
Baz Luhrmann brought us the enigmatic Daisy Buchanan, revamped in her bejeweled glory. Viewers were left fascinated by her beauty and charm. She produces a look of class and elegance. Therefore, for this Halloween, you can take it back to the Roaring Twentites, and Daisy is the best character to go with. Definitely, your outfit will begin with a dress in the style of flapper. However, to accomplish the look, the dress isn’t quite enough. Daisy looks like an expensive jewel, so you’ll need to add a lot of accessories: pearl bracelets and necklaces, feather boas, a glitter headband, and a sequin clutch. Don’t worry about going overboard, you’ll be representing the 20’s, so be as daring!
For those who would like to connect with a darker side and maintain a thrilling spirit of Halloween, these characters will serve the purpose:
4. Nina Sayers from Black Swan
Black Swan by Darren Aronofsky introduced to us a fascinating character of Nina Sayers, played by Natalie Portman. Nina is a classic case of a good, hard-working girl turned bad. In order to perfect her ballerina skills, she steps out of her comfort zone and connects with her evil side. Just like Nina, this Halloween season you can follow that path. To become the Black Swan, you’ll need a black strapless dress, or a corsage with tutu skirts. Paint the feathers black and glue them to a thin headband to accompany your neat bun. To completely get in the character, invest in red contacts, and you are ready to show off your mysteriously dark look.
5. Mia Wallace from Pulp Fiction
Of course, Tarantino’s Mia Wallace is the ultimate image of a bad girl. Bonus to that, her look isn’t complicated to achieve. All you need is a white, long shirt; black ankle pants, and a black wig. You can substitute the wig idea with a black hairspray! Don’t forget to highlight the puncture wound from an adrenaline shot by drawing a red dot on your chest with felt-tip marker. Now, Mrs. Wallace can rock-n-roll to “You Never Can Tell” by Chuck Berry.
6. Cruella DeVille from 101 Dalmatians
Cruella DeVille is one of the popular villains of Walt Disney, and we still remember her from our childhood. The basics to this outfit will include a black tube dress, red shoes and long gloves. To create DeVille’s infamous fur coat, you can simply put on a white jacket with some white boas on it. And, of course, the most fun part is hair! I really think that with this look using black and white hairspray is more original than going with a wig. So, get in the character!
7. Carrie White from Carrie
Finally, let’s give a warm welcome to Carrie White from Kimberly Pierce’s Carrie, that was recently released on October 18. Just pretend you are getting ready for your prom. Put on a pale pink dress and a flower wristlet…and pore artificial blood all over yourself. The more blood, the more terrifying you will be, because that’s what Halloween is all about!