The most influential movie costumes in Halloween fashion
Halloween creeping up and you still don’t know who to be? Halloween has been more or less hijacked by the movies for some time now. The sci-fi and fantasy genre has been pumping a steady stream of highly identifiable characters over the years. With hugely successful movie franchises like The Avengers, Harry Potter, The Hobbit, and the Twilight saga, Halloween has been thronged by iconic movie characters every year. There are some costumes that stand the test of time and never fail to evoke the charm factor even when they are repeated year after year. Here we’re taking a look at some of the Hollywood costumes that continue to rock Halloween Fashion.
The Matrix Look
As iconic as the film itself, the costumes defined a whole new genre convention. Slick, dark, and insanely cool, the Matrix costumes have been lapped up by the Halloween club for years. One contributing factor for its popularity is probably how easy it is to pull off. All you need are some black clothes, sunglasses, and a big trench coat and you have Neo (or Trinity) incarnated.
The Scream Slasher
Another simple and yet iconic Hollywood costume that has never failed to make a comeback every Halloween is the “black sheet with a mask” from the Scream franchise. What’s unique about this costume is the truly spine chilling mix of goofiness and ruthless psychotic terror. This is one costume that will continue to haunt Halloween for years to come!
If you ever wanted an excuse to take a broomstick to a party, the Harry Potter series has given you the perfect opportunity! A sleek velvety cloak, round horn rimmed glasses, and that geeky attitude is all you need to get yourself geared for Halloween. Apart from the young magician, other highly recognizable characters that have been spooking Halloween every year include supervillain Voldemort and everyone’s favourite know-it-all Hermione Granger.
Take the Force to the Party
You can never have a Halloween party without light sabers. Ever since the first installment of Star Wars all those years ago, Halloween parties have often had an intergalactic vibe. Chewbacca, Darth Vader, Princess Leia, and Hans Solo invaded Halloween scene, and with the new release in 2015 this theme is set to be more popular than ever. The costumes are the result of some of the most creative minds of the time, and this is evident from the fact that they have not lost an ounce of popularity decades later.
The Avengers – Team Up
Everybody loves a group costume effort – and The Avengers are the perfect family/team effort. The iconic super heroes like Iron Man, Captain America, The Hulk, Thor, and the Black Widow have their individual aura; however, something pulls them together as a team. This led to families adopting the theme for Halloween parties. It’s great to see whole families enjoying their day of super powers together!
There are of course plenty of other comic book/mcharacters that have been influential in the Halloween fashion circuit. Some honorable mentions would include The Joker from the Batman movies, Katniss Everdeen, and various Disney characters such as Shrek, Snow White, and Prince Charming. They all have their special following.