I know it’s just a little early to be thinking about Halloween, but I can’t help myself. It’s fun to dress up as characters that are current in Pop Culture, so here are my Costume Ideas for Halloween 2012 (so far!):
Katniss Everdeen (Obviously!)
You could do any of the District 12 fire-inspired looks, like the burning coal or the jeweled stage dress. An easier version could be the leather and suede get-up from the beginning of the movie (pictured above) or the black rain coat and orange backpack Katniss wore inside the Arena. Whatever you choose, you’ll need a bow, arrow, and Katniss’ signature wrap-around braid!
Haymitch and Effie Trinket
I am toying with the idea of being Effie Trinket and making my boyfriend be Haymitch for Halloween this year.
Effie has a ton of awesome costumes in the movie, but personally I like her turquoise number the best.
Haymitch’s most notable feature is his long (slightly stringy) blonde hair. Add an old-fashioned suit and a flask, and you are good to go!
Cat Woman from Dark Knight Rises
I can’t say that I’m a huge Anne Hathaway fan, but she was fantastic as Cat Woman. It’s a sleek costume, and who doesn’t love wearing all black?
Anne’s costume wasn’t ornate like Michelle Pfeiffer’s version, so you don’t need the fancy white stitching. I would just throw on some black leather or vinyl pants and a black top. Then focus your energy on the accessories like her cat mask, thigh-high stiletto boots, black gloves and gigantic black belt.
Extra cool thing about this costume? Adding the right wig would easily transform this costume into any of your favorite X-Men gals next Halloween.
Along the superhero theme is the entire cast of the Avengers! We’ve got Iron Man, Thor, The Hulk, Captain America, Hawkeye, Nick Fury and of course the Black Widow. And check that out – another use for your Cat Woman costume!
Spiderman or Batman
Obviously Batman and Spiderman would be great costumes for any men out there reading my blog (Anyone?). Great women’s costumes too, as long as you’re willing to put up with people asking if you’re Batgirl or Spiderwoman or whatever.
Although I wasn’t crazy about the latest Spiderman flick, I did like the re-imagined Spiderman costume. Not as ornate as the one on Toby McGuire, but again, that makes it all the easier to replicate!
Snow White (or the Huntsman)
Merida – the girl from Brave – so adorable!
The Lorax – if you want a nice warm costume
Barnabas Collins from Dark Shadows
Or if you want to be all edgy, you could pick a character from The Hobbit, which doesn’t come out until December 14th!
And yes, it’s very “last year”, but you could always go as a character from Harry Potter! I wanted to go as Bellatrix LeStrange last year, but opted for my more obvious Cheshire Cat costume at the last minute.
Share Your Own
Don’t be afraid to share your own ideas in the comments!