Halloween is a holiday that both adults and kids of all ages can revel in. Dressing up is something that everyone enjoys and Halloween is the perfect opportunity to let it all loose. People love to dress up and let their hidden side come out. Halloween costumes are often influenced by popular culture for both young and old. Adult costumes range from traditional themes to celebrities, pop culture stars and other fun pop culture influenced costumes such as notable decades of style such as the 80s. Children love to dress up as favorite characters or fantasies such as princesses. The most popular Halloween 2011 costumes reflect a good sampling from all of those costumes.
The most popular Halloween 2011 costumes were Angry Birds, Black Swan, Captain America, Green Lantern, and Where’s Waldo. All of these costumes reflect a sort of geeky side to those who put them on. Sure everyone wants to be a super hero, but let’s be honest, the adults who put them were or likely still are comic book geeks. And of course everyone likes a popular game like Angry Birds, but it surely is a little quirky to put on a costume. Where’s Waldo, well this one can be played up for a geeky guy or a sexy nerd girl. It is a playful fancy dress costume that shows off your personality in fun way. Therefore, it’s no surprise that all of these costumes made the most popular for 2011.
Some of the other most popular Halloween 2011 costumes for adults included the ever-sexy vampire costumes for both the men and the women. Most likely fueled by the popular vampire shows and books, these costumes never go out of style and remain popular year after year. Nobody can resist the allure of a vampire. Other adult costumes topping the list were Pan Am characters, Nicki Minaj and Lady Gaga, although folks weren’t as gaga for her as they were in years past. Star Wars is another ever-popular costume for adults is Cat Woman. The 80s never goes out of style and was a popular hit this year for adults as was surprisingly – Indians and characters from The Wizard of Oz.
The most popular Halloween 2011 costumes for children came in with Harry Potter at the top. Following Harry Potter are princess-themed costumes along with two comic action themed costumes, Green Lantern and Captain America. Elmo was another popular costume. A classic game turned costume – twister – made a fun costume for lots of kids this year.
Toward the bottom of the list for most popular Halloween 2011 costumes were a mix of classic and new costumes as old shows became new again. Wolverine, Smurfs, Winnie the Pooh and Transformers, Bumblebee were all popular costumes this year. Who knows, some of the parents may have dressed up in similar costumes 20 years ago, but that is half the fun of dressing up for Halloween. There is always a bit of nostalgia on Halloween night as people dress up. The fun is in becoming someone completely different for a night.