Halloween Fancy Dress Ideas in 2011

By: Craig C Charles

Halloween is the one time of the year where individuals can break free and dress up as anyone they would like to. However, during the last ten years or so, ever more individuals are asking for totally unique and original Halloween fancy dress costumes, instead of the more typical ones. The witches, devils and Frankenstein's monsters are getting replaced by Harry Potter wizard uniforms, Lady Gaga video costumes and Twilight vampire clothes. As the second biggest holiday of the year, many of us really like to go all out for the event. Many of us spend lots of time organising parties, decorating our homes with spooky items and choosing the right costume for the night. As Halloween gets closer, finding a suitable costume can turn into a cause of stress You don't have to stress anymore, below we have listed a range of ideas that completely fit with the current time and ought to be considered before eventually getting your outfit for the night.

Men's Halloween Costumes - Guys have an abundance of awesome Halloween fancy dress to choose from with the floods of Fright Night monsters. Between Michael Myers, ‘Friday the 13th’ ’s Jason, Freddy Kreuger, Leatherface, Jigsaw from ‘Saw’, the ‘Scream’ mask, and also Michael Jackson’s well-known red Thriller costume or The Ghostbusters as viable choices. Newer costumes are based on characters from the latest Hollywood blockbusters. You can celebrate Halloween dressed as popular characters such as Captain America, the Red Skull, Conan the Barbarian, the Green Lantern, Voldemort, Dumbledore, Loki, Thor and many more. These provide excellent alternatives to the bog standard skeleton and Uncle Fester costumes people almost always wear. In case you really want to rise above the crowd you can also dress up as a Transformer!

Women's Halloween Outfits - This year has been great to you ladies, thanks to many beautiful women that have reinvented the music industry’s definition of a performer. Katy Perry, Rihanna and new queen of pop Lady Gaga have all contributed a cauldron full of clothing designs ideal for Halloween fancy dress. Some may want to pay homage to the departed Amy Winehouse, with her heavy eyeliner, tattoos and beehive hairdo. Some of the awesome characters contributed by The movies this year include Amy Peterson from Fright Night, Mystique from X-Men: First Class, Bellatrix LeStrange from Harry Potter: Deathly Hallows Part2, Cataleya in Colombiana and Sookie Stackhouse from True Blood. With some effort, commitment and an eye for detail, you can copy these amazing heroines and surprise your guests.

Excellent Children's Halloween Costumes - The main focus of this year has been all about the release of the last Harry Potter movie and for this reason we can't think of a better time to dress your children up as one of our favourite trio Harry, Ron or Hermione. The supporting cast of Ginny Weasley, Neville Longbottom and Draco Malfoy makes sure that even larger groups will be able to play their part as students of Hogwarts. Adults have loved dressing up as the Smurfs for years and now kids are also getting the blue fever, which makes it a fantastic Halloween fancy dress choice. Some other great characters to dress up as include those from Disney's 50th animated movie 'Tangled', long-haired Rapunzel as well as dashing Flynn Ryder.

Halloween fancy dress costumes: buy or create?

Half the fun of Halloween is producing your own, unique outfit that shows who you are as an individual or who your favorite icon is. Creative people get lots of recognition for their work. For those of us who don't feel confident enough to make our own costume, purchasing one on the web is probably a much better choice.

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Craig has helped to run a number of seasonal Halloween fancy dress with a few friends and contributes content to various blogs.

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