Halloween will be here before we know it, and now is the time to be putting together our costumes. Whether you prefer to design and make your own, shop at a Halloween store, or order something online, you don’t want to wait too much longer.
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Halloween is one of my favorite holidays. For one night, you get to completely transform into someone or something else. This allows you to express yourself in a different way than you do in everyday life. You can be a music superstar or a lion or Princess Leia from Star Wars. The possibilities are endless.
With all this freedom, though, comes the difficulty of decision-making. How is a woman to choose the best costume when there are so many options? Well, here’s a list of the top five Halloween costumes for women this year. Maybe you’ll fall in love with one of these options! At the very least, they should get your creative ideas flowing.
1. Superheroes and Villains
The superhero craze continues as Marvel and DC both deliver box office-topping movies. Halloween is certainly no exception to the nerdy invasion of mainstream culture. Superhero costumes are really fun to make, and they are sold almost everywhere so they are also easy to buy.
My favorite part about superhero costumes is that they’re easy to gender bend. Want to be Batgirl, Iron Woman, or a female Captain America? All it takes is a few adjustments to the male version of the costume. Another fun thing is that they are easy to make a little sexier in the process if you’re feeling flirty on Halloween.
Plus, if you’re looking for a great group or couples costumes, there are tons of possibilities with superheroes and villains! You can dress up as a crime-fighting duo with your SO, like Batman and Catwoman, or walk on opposite sides of the law and be a famous hero/villain pair, like Spiderman and the Green Goblin. For groups, you can be The Avengers or the Justice League.
2. Throwback Costume
Who doesn’t love a good throwback? This Halloween, show how hip you are by dressing up like it isn’t 2015. You can be a typical 90’s kid by wearing overalls, slap bracelets, a choker, and jelly shoes. Or say, “Welcome to the 60’s” by teasing your hair and wearing white go-go boots. The best part of throwback costumes is that you can assemble them yourself! The individual parts shouldn’t be too expensive, and it’s possible you can use something already in your closet.
Orange is the New Black is one of the hottest shows right now, and its influence stretches all the way to our Halloween costume ideas. This year, prisoner costumes are escaping the shelves and stealing our hearts! (Ok, I’ll stop trying with the prison puns now.) Accessories you might want that won’t necessarily come with your costume include a ball and chain and a mug shot sign (you can make this yourself!).
If you’re in a relationship with another woman, why not dress up as Piper Chapman and Alex Vause? All you need is a pair of black glasses, eyeliner, and possibly some wigs. It would be an inexpensive and easy couples costume!
4. All Things Disney
Disney never goes out of style. This is especially true with the new trend of releasing live-action versions of our favorite animated classics.I mean, who hasn’t wanted to be royalty for a day? You can be if you decide to be a classic Disney princess, like Cinderella. You are guaranteed to be the most elegant one at the Halloween ball. Disney costumes are easy to find and fun to make! To make, you can just sew a simple dress in the color you need and add some bling. Or, you can find a pattern to make an exact replica or a princess ballgown! If you're not up for sewing your own costume, there's no shame in buying one off of Amazon.
As with superhero costumes, there are also many possibilities for either a couple or group costumes! Be a Disney prince/princess duo, or dress up as all the main characters in a movie. Another great idea is to be all the Disney princesses. Or, you cold even be Snow White and the seven dwarfs!
Disney costumes are especially great if you have kids, because it's something that children and adults both love! You and your SO can be a pair of Disney parents, while your child is the star of the show.
5. Steampunk Twist
Steampunk is one of the newest and most Avant-garde fashion and design trends of 2015. It combines elements of the Victorian era with futuristic technology. Think full skirts combined with rusted robotic arms. That’s Steampunk.
This Halloween, you can become a Steampunk poster child (try something like this), or you can put a Steampunk twist on a regular costume. To do this, you just need some makeup, cardboard or metal, and some creativity! Make sure everything looks like dulled metallic. Learn how to do Steampunk makeup with this YouTube video made just for you by Miss Millennia Magazine!
Whether you decide to follow these trends or defy them, you will be seeing many of these kinds of costumes this Halloween.
Miss Millennia wants to know what you’re going to be for Halloween! Comment with a picture of you in your costume. We can’t wait to see how you choose to express yourself on October 31st. Happy Halloween!