Halloween costume ideas for the family – Adult Halloween Costumes That Are New For 2019
Halloween is that very special time of year when even the adults get to play dress-up, even a little bit of “make pretend” should the mood move them. For every Halloween party, passing out candy, or otherwise potentially spooky event, having an excellent costume makes the night all the more fun and all the more fantastic. Adults should not have to settle for whatever is left on the rack simply because they are a little bit older and a little bit bigger. Rather, adult costume stores have actually noticed an increase in adult costume demands over the last five years. While the popularity and origins of Halloween have come under intense scrutiny over the past ten years, adults who wish to partake of the ghoulish fun are seeking the right costume for just the right occasion.
Sexy Halloween costumes are becoming the new “forever classic.” Some of the most popular sexy Halloween costumes include belly dancer costumes and Middle and Far Eastern costumes. Done with a little bit of taste, these costumes can be quite alluring and even a little mischievous. For a sexy Halloween costume that combines a little sexy flair with a little pixie mischief, a strong selection of Celtic fairy or gypsy costumes can bring out a woman’s qualities with a sense of fun and fantasy.
Men can also consider a sexy Halloween costume as a strong option. With recent pirate movies bringing the wandering legends of piracy to a new level, many men are looking dapper and downright hot in the right pirate Halloween costume. Greek and Roman God costumes are undoubtedly sexy, and probably the only time the use of a toga can be rather appealing. Let’s not forget for either gender that the superhero is far from dead. Saving the world from certain disaster is remarkable sexy, and the right sexy Halloween costume can bring a new level of “superhero” to the household for just one night. Either gender should consider that choosing a sexy Halloween costume entails choosing a costume that is right for them. While some women will look phenomenal as a sexy fairy nymph, other women may need to switch it up and trade in their wings for a pirate sword. Picking the right sexy Halloween costume is not just about the costume, but the way the costume works with the person.
Adult Halloween costumes are hard to find in some locations throughout the United States and beyond. While a few select towns have excellent adult Halloween costume stores, most do not carry a large enough selection, nor do they cater to the adult’s special interest. A petite woman can squeeze into a large child’s costume, but it usually doesn’t bring any flair to a party when she shows up in Junior’s Spongebob costume.
Adults have the opportunity once a year to indulge themselves in their alter ego, at least publicly. This one night is specially set aside to allow for a little fantasy and play. The costuming that an adult chooses can really give them a night of alter ego indulgence with the utmost appropriateness. Whether a woman simply wants to be a Goddess for the evening or she wants to become a major league baseball player or a man wants to play out his role as Peter Pan or Donald Duck, this is the night to let it all hang out. Finding the perfect costume is part of playing out an alter ego.
The perfect adult Halloween costume might be something completely off the wall. There are now excellent game costumes, such as the Twister costume, that just lends itself to fun and play. Other fun and play adult Halloween costumes might include something more along the lines of gangster costumes, flapper costumes, ghoulish freaky and scary costumes, caveman and cavewoman costumes, or even a condom package costume. Whatever might be the funny joke of the evening can now be found online. The use of the internet has revolutionized an adult’s ability to find their perfect adult Halloween costume without tremendous expense, time, or energy. After all, this can be a busy time of the year and who has the time to search through fifteen mail-order catalogs to find simple, generic costumes that won’t let you stand out?
For a little more educational value, some people are searching for historical adult Halloween costumes. George Washington to George Washington Carver, historical costumes are making a significant comeback, especially for the baby boomer generation who may not have had ample opportunity to dress up and play for Halloween throughout their adult life. Historical costumes allow for dressing up without getting too far away from traditional, which can help a resistant dress up participant grow into the idea of playing for Halloween. Baby boomers lived their adulthood during a time when grown-ups didn’t get the change to dress up too often. The rules have since relaxed, and maybe it’s time for those over 50 to let their hair down, or pin it up, all in the name of fun.
Of course, men and women alike can also find their perfect warrior costume to present their pent up aggressions to the world for a night. In workplaces where dressing up is allowed, this may provide some excellent relief with a little humor for the day. Adult Halloween costumes now come in every era from prehistoric to the eighties generation, and whether you are seeking to spice it up with flair or become the strong and mighty outlaw who may very well save the world, dressing up for Halloween gives you that chance.
It is a definite relief that it has become more acceptable for adults to dress up for the night. After all, adults deal with a tremendous amount of stress that needs to be released from time to time. The perfect adult Halloween costume can play a vital role in this process while allowing the kid in all of us to come out and play if even just for one night.
Each year a new batch of Halloween costumes becomes popular. There are perennial favorites this time of year, like witches, ghosts, and monsters. But popular culture is always reflected in people’s Halloween costume choices.
For the fifth year in a row, people around the country will be showing supporting the troops by dressing up as soldiers. A soldier costume, whether pieced together from an army surplus store or purchased ready-made at a costume shop, is a popular choice. Men and boys alike can use this easy costume idea.
The phrase “everything old is new again” certainly applies to the next Halloween costume trend: the ’80s. Fashion and hairstyles from the 1980s now have retro appeal and make terrific costumes. Teens and young adults especially enjoy dressing up in retro 80’s goth costumes, or 80’s punk costumes. Acid-wash jeans, glam makeup and lots of “big hair” make the perfect 80’s wear for women who want to relive their teen days.
Politicians are always popular costume choices, and even more so this year as we are 13 months away from the next election. Men can choose from one of several George W. Bush masks. Political front runners Barack Obama and John Edwards are also likely costume choices. Women who want to get in on this costume trend can dress like Hilary Clinton or Condoleeza Rice.
The Simpsons made the leap from T.V. to the big screen this year, so costumes of the characters will be a big hit this season. Dressing like Homer, Marge, Bart, Lisa, and Maggie would be great for a family of 5. Dressing like any one of the other characters, like Mr. Burns, Patty, Selma, Moe or Barney will be popular as well.
For the kids, there were plenty of feature films to draw costume inspiration from. Harry Potter and Spiderman, both popular costume choices in previous years, made their return to the big screen. Harry Potter’s trademark glasses, robes, and a wand are going to be popular this year, as well as costumes that depict his many friends and foes at Hogwart’s school.
Spiderman has always been a popular costume, but this year the costume of his enemy Venom may be just as popular. This “black” version of Spiderman will probably sell out quickly. The other Spiderman 3 foes, Sandman and the New Goblin, will be popular picks as well.
Transformers was a summer blockbuster, and you can bet that Transformer costumes will be a hit this year. Optimus Prime, Megatron and Jazz costumes will be on the top of many boys’ lists.
For the girls, the Disney Princess, and Disney Fairy costumes will be as popular as ever. Dressing like one of the enchanted Princesses of the Disney movies will always be a little girl’s dream come true. The new Fairies line features costumes that are just as delightful for little girls.
The movie “Hairspray” has inspired a flashback to 60’s dancewear. Girls, teens and even their moms will be dressing up like they are going to sockhop. Full skirts, crisp white shirts, and bouffant hairstyles will be in style this Halloween.
No matter what type of costume you’re looking for, there are plenty of popular choices for 2007 for every member of your family.
Sell Your Halloween Costume
If your Halloween costume was something special, unique, or expensive, and is still in suitable condition, you might consider selling it. This will allow you to recoup some of the money that you spent on it so that you can put this amount towards this year’s Halloween outfit.
A consignment retailer is a bargain hunter’s dream for Halloween costumes and other deals. You give the store the costume, and they do the work of finding someone to buy it. Once it sells, the store keeps a percentage as their fee and you get the rest.
For people who prefer to sell their costumes themselves, online auctions can be a great option. You will have a much broader audience than your local retailer or garage sale. Always read the terms and conditions of the particular site before you submit an ad.
Garage sales/newspaper ads
Of course, if you want to sell your Halloween costume yourself, the traditional avenues of selling it at a garage sale or with an ad in the newspaper may also work. Keep in mind that you will often receive less money for the costume this way, though this way may be easier if you were already planning a sale.
Donate Your Halloween Costume
If your Halloween costume is still in good shape, you could consider donating it. There are several places that would appreciate your donation. Here are some places that might be able to give your Halloween costume a new home.
Many of the women staying in shelters have kids with them. And when times are tough, extras like Halloween costumes are not going to be in the budget. This is a special place to send kids Halloween costumes so that another child can have a chance to trick-or-treat. They may also take adult costumes as well so that mom or older children can join in the holiday fun.
Staying in a hospital long term is not much enjoyable, so the staff at children’s hospitals will often look for ways to cheer their patients up. Dressing up for Halloween, or even a day of silliness can make their patient’s times more enjoyable. Some hospitals will also encourage children to trick-or-treat around the rooms of the hospital on Halloween night.
Churches (some denominations)
Some churches will celebrate Halloween, or have a church friendly alternative where kids can wear their costumes. Families in need may approach their church first for help before looking elsewhere. You will want to call the church beforehand to make sure they would welcome the donation, and use this for your family-friendly costumes.
Many charities like Goodwill and the Salvation Army will accept donated articles. In most cases, these organizations will sell your costume at their discount stores to help raise funds for the various programs that they run.
Hospice retailers Hospice services often run small stores to raise money for their staff members. These people often do a lot with very little, and they will take almost any type of donation that is in good condition.
There is always someone out there that will be interested in your Halloween costume. Taking time to locate them can help you recover your money or make someone else’s Halloween better.