With the scariest holiday of the year quickly approaching, the question on everyone’s mind is ‘what to be for Halloween?!’ It can be daunting making a choice between thousands of potential outfits, but it is important to pick a good one as your night will be so much better if you love your costume!
The story of Halloween and the tradition of wearing costumes at this time of year is thought to originate from the Celtic festival Samhain. The ancient celts believed that on All Hallows Eve , which falls on the 31st of October of every year, the souls of the dead would come back to roam the earth, and so frightening costumes and masks were donned in order to ward off the evil spirits.
These days, costumes have become just another fun way to celebrate the tradition of Halloween, and oftentimes costumes are used for the purpose of humour more so than trying to scare anyone. In fact, some of the best costumes are the ones that pick up on a topical or current event from the year just gone by, and that offer more originality than just going as a sexy cat or your favourite Disney princess (not that there’s anything wrong with that). So without further ado, here are our some ideas for unique Halloween costumes for 2016.
1. Harley Quinn (Suicide Squad)
Whether you were a fan of the movie or not, there is no doubt we’ll be seeing lots of Harley Quinns around on Halloween. This costume should be easy to throw together without you needing to buy one, and if you have blonde hair you won’t even need a wig!
2. Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton
Whilst the presidential debate continues to heat up and Trump continues to cause chaos and controversy wherever he goes, dressing up as either candidate would ensure your costume is relevant and up to date. A suit and a wig is all you would need for either, and for couples who like their costumes to complement each other why not dress up as both, you might just win the campaign for best costume of the night.
Another massive story in 2016, Brexit was just about everywhere and is still a huge source of concern and uncertainty for a lot of people. You can get creative with this one and see what way you want to play it, but lots of union jacks and some sort of exit signal are essential.
4. Netflix and Chill
The term ‘Netflix and chill‘ really took precedence in 2016 and if you don’t know what it means, look it up. This costume idea is super simple and yet incredibly effective/humorous. Best done with two people as shown in the picture below, all you need is a t-shirt or jumper, one saying ‘Netflix’ and the other ‘chill’.
5. The iPhone 7 AirPods
Apple caused a stir in the press and amongst iPhone fanatics when they announced that the recently released iPhone 7 would not have a headphone jack, and that users of the phone could instead use wireless ‘AirPods’ to listen to their music. The internet went wild with memes and reactions about the new wireless earphones, so if you want to have a really unique and quirky halloween costume why not dress up as them! (I’ll leave the execution up to you).
6. Snapchat Filter
Everyone has their favourite filter, and 2016 has seen this Snapchat feature explode with popularity so you’ll certainly have your finger on the pulse with this simple costume idea. There are tonnes to choose from, but here are a couple examples below of what you could do. If you’re good with make up then you certainly have to try something new, maybe with a little help from YouTube, where thousands of vloggers share their Halloween looks with the crowd.
Otherwise there is always Instagram.
7. Eleven from Stranger Things
If you haven’t seen the smash hit Netflix series ‘Stranger Things’, I don’t know what you’ve been doing with your life. There’s plenty of time to catch up on it if you missed it, but for those of you who have seen and loved the show you will know that the character Eleven will make a great costume choice for Halloween this year. If you are bald this will be much easier to do, but if not you could consider shaving your head (if you’re hardcore) or wear a bald cap. Other than that you just need to replicate her most recognisable outfit from the show, and you’re onto a winner.
So there you have it, our ideas for what to dress up as for Halloween this year. We hope you have a better idea for what to be for Halloween and are ready to get creative and start making your costume!
But for the best Halloween of your life, you need to choose the right horror soundtrack. So no tricks, just a treat! This free mp3 you can download right now from the link below on SoundCloud. This “Dark Music Background” comes from the horror Halloween album called Halloween Background, a collection of the scariest and creepiest musics with spooky sound effects for a scary night. Don’t forget to leave a comment to let us know how your Halloween party was! 🎃
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