This is always a great time for costumes and I always get asked what is popular this year. Halloween 2017 will gather a lot of inspiration from television series and film franchises. Most of these are reflected in the various costumes we see amongst Cosplayers.
The common, garden variety of costumes will never die out, Ghosts, Vampires, Frankenstein (or the monster), or the Mummy. The kinds of stuff that was there thirty, forty years ago. It will be there fifty years from now too.
Yep, this rolling train wreck of an American political system is the News’ main source of material these days, so it’s no surprise that lots of people, either in support or in jest, will dress as the Leader of the Free World, bad hair and all. Don’t forget the suit and red tie.
9) Harley Quinn
With the Justice League movie releasing November 17, Harley Quinn will be back. On the streets of your neighbourhood anyway, and at your parties. The sexy and sassiness of the character has made her a hit since her debut on the animated Batman series in 1992. The huge variety of her costumes makes her a big hit too. There is the Arkham City and Arkham Knight video game versions, Suicide Squad (the film), and the Animated Series.
Where there is Harley, Mr. J isn’t far behind.
Blond hair and a pink dress and you’re Eleven from Stranger Things. Some leotards and sparkling wig, and you’re a GLOW wrestler. An orange jumpsuit and you are Piper, Suzanne or Tiffany from Orange is the New Black. Other popular shows on Netflix would include Marvel’s Defenders or Jessica Jones.
7) Penny Wise
IT is such a blockbuster film right now that Pennywise masks and makeup are flying off the shelves. This is one of the examples of Hollywood doing remakes right, and the fact that audiences are not sick of reboots, remakes and sequels.
Top Marvel Universe characters this year include Spider-Man (or one of the many female variants), Captain America, Ant-Man, Iron Man, Black Widow or any of the Guardians of the Galaxy characters (Baby Groot).
Daenerys and Jon Snow is shaping up to be a popular couples idea this year. Anything Games of Thrones is great too, the show is just that amazingly hot. From White Walkers and Khal Drogo to Melisandre and Queen Cersei. I’m sure you’ll see someone at a party to whom you can say “Winter is coming!”
Wonder Woman is the most successful of DC’s superhero films to date ($412 Million). It has made the strong Amazon a hit with women. This Halloween will see various versions of her everywhere. I expect to see at least one Lynda Carter version for Halloween 2017.
From the number one film of the year ($504 Million), Beauty and the Beast. Bell in her yellow ball gown or Bell in her peasant costume. The fact is that, she will be the bell-of-the-ball at any party or event.
Have fun this halloween and show us what you dressed as. Dive safe and don’t feed the Gremlins after midnight.