It’s coming, maybe sooner than you would like when you are still enjoying the warmth of summer, but fall is not that far away and that means that one of people’s most favourite holidays is not that far off. Yes, Halloween is that wonderful celebration that gets people in their fancy dress costumes and ready to show off. It is a time when people plan carefully what they are going to wear and spend weeks putting it all together. It is also a time when people tend to like to dress up in a traditional fancy dress costume and try to make it the best ever or when people dress up as the main film characters of the past year. The most popular costumes of the year are often based on the popular films of the year and for Halloween 2011 there are sure to be a number of costumes that will be crowd-pleasers. Let’s take a look at what people will be wearing this year.
First of all, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 is out this summer. This is the final film of the amazing Harry Potter series and its release means that the Harry Potter costumes are a hot item again this year. Dressing up as Harry himself or as Ron, Hermione, or one of the other Harry Potter characters is going to be an “in” thing to do. Even dressing up as a witch or wizard will be more popular this year, and doing so will allow you to capture that magical spirit.
Then there is the new film release of Twilight: Breaking Dawn Part 1. This film brings about another of the traditional creatures that are associated with Halloween – the vampire. Dressing up as Edward Cullen would be a treat for any man and all you need are jeans, a grey overcoat, and an Edward Cullen wig. The whole idea of vampires is alive and well in 2011 and dressing up as Dracula or any other vampire is also sure to be a hit.
Another very popular traditional Halloween costume is the pirate and Pirates of the Caribbean has brought that back and ensured this costume is alive and well during the past few years. This year, with the release of Pirates of the Caribbean 4, the pirate costume will make yet another comeback and whether you decide to dress up as any old pirate or wench or whether you decide to dress up as Captain Jack Sparrow himself, you will certainly set the stage for a fantastic Halloween and a fancy dress party to be remembered.
The Scream mask and costume has been popular since the original Scream film came out in 1996. This year sees the release of Scream 4 and with it a resurgence in the popularity of the Scream mask, costume, and accessories. This is a supremely scary Halloween horror film that has become a classic and dressing up as the Scream is the ultimate in horror and the ultimate when you are looking for a good time.
Finally, there is a film out this year that doesn’t have pirates, witches, wizards, vampires, or the Scream. Instead it has something from the childhood of many of today’s parents. Transformers: Dark Side of the Moon is the newest of the Transformers films and it has spawned a number of costumes, including Optimus Prime, Bumble Bee, and Megatron. These were once mere toys, yet have been brought to life by the big screen.
Ultimately, there are dozens of costumes that one can choose from for the 2011 Halloween season, but the ones described above are bound to be some of the most popular ones because they are riding the wave of film popularity. You can choose any one of these and dress up just like one of the characters or you can be the more basic and beastly creature and add your own personality to the costume. Either way, when you show up at your fancy dress party you will be sure to receive compliments galore.