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Halloween Costume Trends

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By Erin Keating

  1. Frozen: Due to the success of Disney’s Frozen last year, expect Halloween to be a wintry wonderland. There will be tons of little girls – and college girls – dressed as Anna and Elsa running around. Especially after the Boston Bruins video of the team visiting a children’s hospital dressed as Frozen characters went viral, the likelihood of large men in ice princess dresses has also dramatically increased. If you happen to see a dog with a reindeer costume, it is presumably dressed as Sven.
  2. Minions: This fun costume is great for people going out in a group who have absolutely no idea what to wear. These fun, iconic characters are bound to be seen in large numbers on Halloween night. Because the Minions have become so popular thanks to Dream Work’s Despicable Me and Despicable Me 2 it is easy to find Minion merchandise in almost any store you visit – from Walmart to Hot Topic to Party City. This makes Minions a great option for last minute DIY costumes.
  3. Zombies: Expect Halloween night to look like a scene out of The Walking Dead. People eat up the popular AMC show the way zombies eat people’s brains. Since this is another easy DIY costume, expect to see it all over campus. All you need to be a convincing zombie is some ripped clothes, fake blood, and guttural grunts. While die-hard fans of The Walking Dead might attempt to go as characters from the show like Daryl or Rick, they will certainly have their work cut out for them since they will be so outnumbered by the zombies.
  4. Superheroes: 2014 has been an incredible year for super hero movies with Captain America 2, Guardians of the Galaxy, The Amazing Spider-Man 2, X-Men Days of Future Past, and even Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles dominating the box office. These heroic characters are going to be huge on Halloween; there are so many variations on the Captain America costume that you might not see the same one twice. The success of super hero teams – Avengers, anyone? – provide a great opportunity for group costumes. Not to mention, with Marvel recently announcing their movie line-up through 2019, those super hero costumes will still be relevant and awesome for many Halloweens to come.
  5. Kigurumi: These pajama-like onesie costumes might replace the ever popular Morphsuits. For starters, Kigurumi doesn’t hide your face the way Morphsuits do, allowing you to eat, drink, breathe, and be recognized by other people. The super soft pajama material will keep you warm on Halloween and will allow you to be comfortable no matter what your Halloween plans are. Kigurumi come in a variety of characters from Pokeman to Disney characters, skeletons, and animals.