Popular and Unique Ideas for Halloween Costumes

Halloween costumes give us all the perfect chance to let loose a little and dress up for a good time! This year, use these fun Halloween costume ideas to help you dress up for your annual Halloween bash or just to add some spice to your Trick or Treating experience.

Cyndi Lauper
 The costumes of icons from the 1980s are some of the most popular for this year’s Halloween party season. However, few realize the unique costume possibilities Cyndi Lauper costumes offer. Not only was her eighties music quite impressive but her style was one of a kind. To pull off this costume, think mini skirts, leggings, oversized shirts slouching over your shoulder, high heels and brightly colored neon makeup!

 If you want to show your lady-like side this Halloween, a Renaissance costume might be the ideal choice for you. With Medieval options like a sexy pirate, a sweet maiden, a shocking vampire queen, or a mysterious gypsy, you can explore many adventures. For a simple Renaissance costume, grab an old dress and go as a peasant. For women who want to coordinate couples outfits, the Renaissance Era lends to this task easily.

Mardi Gras 
If you’re the life of the party and people describe you as being funny and wild, a Mardi Gras costume will fit just right! While costumes like a Carnival Jester might require a visit to a costume rental company, homemade masks and beads can help you create your own masquerade costume fit for any Halloween party.

As one of the most popular movies of all time, “Grease” lends itself to inspiring costumes all over the world. The 50s inspired costumes of Sandi, Rizzo and the other Pink Ladies are great for groups of women dressing up together. The poodle skirts often featured in these costumes are great for women of all sizes, including plus size women because they are extremely flattering.  Danny and Sandi is always a popular and simple to put together couples costume.

Moulin Rouge
If “sexy” is your goal this year, a Can Can dancer outfit might be your ticket to stealing the show. The Moulin Rouge theme can be represented with fringe, lingerie and other dance clothes featured by Moulin Rouge dancers. Of course, these costumes are best for those who don’t mind showing a little skin and shaking their stuff on the dance floor.

Lara Croft
Do you love Tomb Raider and comics? If so, dress as a powerful woman and take on the Underworld with a sexy Lara Croft costume. These popular costumes can be found at most general merchandise stores in the costume sections.

Princess Leia
The force will certainly be with you (or at least Star Wars fans will be) when you choose a Princess Leia costume this year for Halloween. Entice your fellow party goers to become your love slave by wearing a golden bikini or bathing suit and wrapping your hair in Leia-style side braids. If your hair is short, purchase a Leia inspired wig to complete your look. The man in your life could be Han Solo.