HOW TO NOT LOOK LIKE EVERYONE ELSE THIS HALLOWEEN!
Raise your hand if you LOVE Halloween, but HATE the thought of showing up to the party with 500 other people in the same costume.
Now, a lot of our followers are cosplay fanatics. For those of you who are, you don’t need my help. (Actually, if any of you want to help ME, leave me comments with ideas!)
But for the rest of us, I’m going to do you a solid. While other websites are going to tell you THE MOST POPULAR HALLOWEEN COSTUMES OF 2018!!! (I’ve already seen AT LEAST 5 articles about this on various websites), I’m going to help you think outside the box.
So, first: What is everyone else going to be this year?
In short: 2018: The year that everyone will be dressed as Captain Marvel, Mrs. Incredible, Han Solo or Black Panther for Halloween…
Seriously, while every year has a few epic (or epically bad) movies released, the last 12 months have been CHOCK FULL of them.
Let’s recap, shall we.
We’ve got our superheroes (Including the COMING SOON):
- November 3, 2017 – Thor: Ragnarok
- November 15, 2017 – Justice League
- February 16, 2018 – Black Panther
- April 27, 2018 – Avengers: Infinity War
- May 18, 2018 – Deadpool 2
- June 15, 2018 – Incredibles 2
- July 6, 2018 – Ant-Man and the Wasp
- July 27, 2018 – Teen Titans Go! To the Movies
- October 4, 2018 – Venom
- December 19, 2018 – Aquaman
- March 16, 2019 – Captain Marvel
Add in a few Star Wars movies to round things out with:
- December 13, 2017 – Star Wars: The Last Jedi
- May 23, 2018 – Solo: A Star Wars Story
The obvious choices are…well…obvious. And if you want to be a sheep, I won’t judge you…or at least not too baaaaaaahdly.
So, let’s look at some LESS obvious choices while still paying homage to our favorites.
FOR THE LADIES!
(Don’t worry…I’ve covered the, “But is it slutty enough?” worry):
First and my number one choice? Had Thor: Ragnarok come out in 2018, I’d probably stray away from this one. However, so many female superheroes made a play this year that Valkyrie has wound up one of the underrated epic females of the year. I’ve done the work for you and, apparently, store bought Valkyrie costumes are few and far between (But Of Course I Found You One). However, this costume would be so easy to piece together a child could do it (but, won’t…which is the beauty of the idea).
For the next, I have to admit…I am still struggling to figure out how DOMINO was not the female superhero of the year. How can you NOT consider LUCK the best superpower ever?! Another costume that’s not easy to find (But I Gotchoo, Boo) but will almost* definitely make you stand out. (*Disclaimer, I’m not psychic…But I am pretty good at this stuff.)
By now you may be thinking, “No, Sheri! I want to be an Avenger!” *sigh* Fine. But at least be (in my humble opinion) the best/most underrated female Avenger. Scarlet Witch
And just because I’m nice, here’s what I’m going to be this year and you can EASILY make this costume at home. JESSICA JONES. Who doesn’t identify with Jessica at least a little bit? The costume, like I mentioned, would be incredibly easy to piece together. Jeans? Check. Black tshirt? Check. Black boots? If you don’t have any, who are you even? Grab a little makeup to put some cuts on your face. You COULD stop there..but, with either what you have at home or a quick stop at Amazon or Goodwill, add in an infinity scarf, a motorcycle jacket, fingerless gloves, a messenger bag…and, of course, a Jack Daniel’s bottle (filled with iced tea for you under 21 followers!)…and you ARE Jessica Jones.
FOR THE DUDES!
Instead of breaking out (yet another) Thor costume…why not have a little fun this year and recreate the epic, GRANDMASTER?! Seriously, imagine the fun you can have at that party running around like this over the top ruler of the (aka his own little) world!
Next Up: Do you want to be super comfy and laid back at your friend’s party or trick-or-treating with the kids? WONG is the way to go! Throw together a couple of easy pieces…and voila…comfy and you can kick butt…bonus points if you send us a video of you singing All The Single Ladies.
Finally, if you’re feeling adventurous (because I won’t even link to the few über expensive premade costumes that I found), instead of being Deadpool…Try being CABLE. Grab a teddy bear (maybe set it on fire), any kind of tactical pants and a brown tshirt…track down your most gun laden friend and borrow some magazines and holsters…this costume may not be easy, but it will be AWESOME when you’re done!
Don’t like any of these ideas? Give us some more! Tell us in the comments what YOU think would be the best costume for this Halloween!
(And if you’re having a Halloween Party…check out some ideas for a superhero theme HERE.)