Considered a huge gamble on the part of Marvel and Disney due to its seemingly small fan base, Guardians of the Galaxy turned out to be well worth the risk, nearing $800 million in world-wide box office numbers. Many may not have known about the comic book prior to the movie, but you can definitely count on plenty of Guardians of the Galaxy costumes this Halloween.
Whether you choose the sassy face of someone like your inner Disgust from Inside Out, or you're the happy-go-lucky Joy, chances are you're well-versed in expressing your inner "ew." So for this Halloween, take pride in your judgmental self by donning a DIY Disgust mask.
In Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, Mantis resides in the shadow of an Ego who considers himself the actual heart of the universe. But when it comes Halloween costumes? Mantis will be the center of attention every time. The internet sure has noticed Mantis, and it's abuzz with debate over who she is. Is she just another iteration of the submissive Asian woman stereotype? Or is her character an empowering representation of empathy and the autism spectrum?
Pentagram has to be one of the most nightmarish creations on American Horror Story (even though she has some pretty tough competition to fend off). Can you think of anything much worse than a pair of hands wriggling their way out of your temples?
Let's face It ... Pennywise is going to be the Halloween costume to beat this year. It's terrifying, simple enough to pull off, and with the original movie's gargantuan box office gross and the hit status of the sequel, released in September, everyone and their pet dog will get your costume.
Despite being the main character, Princess Anna from Walt Disney's animated film Frozen does not have the most visually recognizable outfit. That means that the streets will be crowded this Halloween with kids and adults dressed up as the more visually unique characters, like Elsa (the Snow Queen) with her ice gown and Olaf, the living snowman.
Creativity and well thought-out planning are qualities to be admired when choosing a costume for Halloween. Going out in hordes to purchase the same 'ol outfits from a local costume warehouse means you're probably wearing the same thing as thousands of other people.
The Maze Runner tells the story of an unpredictable maze designed to kill. If you're looking for a Halloween costume that's both dark and deadly, the film offers a great option.
If The Conjuring wasn't scary enough for you, once you find out that the haunted doll in the movie was based on true events, you'll cry. At least, that's what I did. I mean, my girlfriend did.
One of the best horror movies released in 2014 was The Purge: Anarchy, a sequel to The Purge. Although it didn't receive the best reviews (and was missing Ethan Hawke star power), it was still very profitable, somehow better than the first part, and best of all — spawned various new costume ideas for Halloween.
This is quite possibly the most disturbing Halloween costume ever. Seriously. It nailed creepy down to a tee. A friend of Redditor YouHadMeAtBacon did this gory unzipped zipper face makeup, and it's by far the best I've ever seen. Unzipped Zipperfaces in Action
For some people, a costume is just a necessary prerequisite to get into Halloween parties. If you're female and you're going the sexy route, it's not too hard to find something to wear, but transforming yourself into something terrifying takes a little more work.
Every season of American Horror Story introduces characters who are truly terrifying. From the witches of Coven to the ghostly resident of the show's first season, each new chapter of the TV series offers a host of ghoulish and ghastly costume ideas perfect for scaring children on Halloween. Some grisly characters even span multiple series.
Bearded women are typically more freaky than scary—yet when it comes to American Horror Story, nothing is as it seems.
Video game costumes, as well as some comic-based costumes, are tricky to pull off. Will those who don't play games or read comics know who you are on Halloween? Or will you wander through parties unrecognized?
Lady Gaga's fashion choices are... interesting, to say the least. I mean, she wore a dress made of raw meat to the 2010 MTV Video Music Awards, and don't even get me started on that giant egg from the Red Carpet for her arrival to the 2011 Grammys.
There aren't many people who will believe that a prosthetic zipper face or gunshot wound to the eye (disgusting as they are) are real, but greyscale from Game of Thrones? That'll really unsettle people for awhile because it totally looks like an actual, honest-to-God infection that someone in 2017 could conceivably have. Which makes it very effective come Halloween, whether it's for a full-on Princess Shireen, Jorah Mormont, or Stone Man costume, or to just infect a completely different chara...
The promotional images for American Horror Story: Cult have been some of the most arresting in recent memory. They mash coulrophobia, trypophobia, and body horror together with some serious economy into a succinct, colorful, image. It's like a bad car accident that you can't stop rubbernecking. Which makes it perfect for a Halloween costume — you'll be repulsive, but no one will be able to look away. While the beehive skull hasn't made an actual appearance in Cult yet, and probably won't sinc...
Voodoo you want the best costume this year? You're probably laughing so hard right now that you need to hold yourself together with pins and needles, right?
Thanks to "Mean Girls," we now know that Halloween is the only time you can dress like a slut and get away with it. Which means that if your concept of a witch costume still includes a crooked nose, warts, and a green face, then you're living way in the past, honey. Blast forward to the future—and the sexier side of things—by dressing up as a sexy witch this Halloween.