It seems like Halloween is the best time of the year to lose yourself and slip into the skin of someone else via a great costume! Its this chance of being able to go undercover as ‘someone else’ that motivates us to hunt for the perfect costumes for ourselves, our family and our friends.
It can be so exciting to share with others what an awesome Halloween costume you’ve found for yourself or your loved ones!
Keep in mind that different costumes are preferred by people of different age groups. While the little kids love the simple, fun-looking, character costumes; older kids tend to focus like a laser beam on any costume that will scare a parent half-to-death! Different preferences aren’t just for the kiddies either, adults too have a tendency in costume choice. We want to have a costume that helps up get into a theme of being ‘someone else’–men usually going for macho costumes like 300 or Firefighter, and the women mostly get attracted by the sexy ones like naughty nurse or sassy school girl.
If you are still undecided about what kinds of costumes you are going to buy for your family, here are some tips, categorized by age groups:
1. Little Kids 0-12: Like I said, this little guys usually prefers something funny and trendy. The usual costume preferred by kids are those of Winnie-the-Pooh, pumpkins, princesses, and animals, and favorite TV and Movie characters! This year especially popular will be Indiana Jones, Harry Potter, Star Wars: Clone Wars and such for the boys. Disney princesses and similar costumes of other popular princesses are hot among girls.
2. Big Kids 13-18: Older kids prefer to move into the scary-freaky type of Halloween costume. Take anything that smells of the Undead and a teenage boy is probably going to want it. You’ve got Punk zombies, various Undead masks, along with all of the big Horror film characters: Freddy, Jason, Michael and Jigsaw. For the girls most will tend to go with a character theme or a simple version of a good standard costume: cheerleader, school girl, princess, witch and more.
3. Adults 18+: This year, superheroes and movie characters appear to be the hot trend with men. They are preferring costumes featuring Iron Man, Spiderman, and still popular as ever is Captain Jack Sparrow. The evergreen costumes for men are of course always the ones featuring pirates, kings, devils, etc.
With women, the popular ones are always those on witches, sexy nurse, sexy schoolgirl, pirate winches, naughty nuns, royal queens, and such. This year however women are going for something even sexier and trendier by including lingerie into the costume outfit.
I hope my predictions help you make the right kinds of costume choices for your entire family! With the right type of costumes, and the right accessories to enhance the overall theme of your Halloween costume character you are sure to enjoy taking a break from “being yourself” this Halloween season.