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Top 10 Hot Halloween Costume Ideas

Updated on September 12, 2012

Halloween is just around the corner and many are deciding on what costume to wear this year. I am always amazed by the wonderful and creative costumes people often come up with. For those who are not as creative or handy with a needle and thread or a sewing machine can take heart. There are many places where you can rent or buy some great Halloween costumes.

Amazon has a great selection of Halloween costumes and you can have the one of your choice delivered to your door within days.


Avatar Costumes

James Cameron’s Avatar was one of the most successful films of 2009 and its success sparked a whole new trend in 3D movies. It continues to be a fan favorite.

The film featuring the blue people has won numerous awards including Oscars for art direction, cinematography, visual effects. It starred Sam Worthington and Sigourney Weaver.

Iron Man Costumes

Iron Man 2 was released in May 2010 and it is as popular as Iron Man was. Robert Downey Jr. Returns as the super hero. Other stars include Mickey Rourke and Gwyneth Paltrow.

Zombie Costumes

Zombies are everywhere; on TV, in books, in movies. Their popularity shows no sign in slowing down and they are a popular costume for people of all ages this Halloween.

Your Zombie can be as gruesome or as tame as you want, there are lots of choices.

The Avengers

The Avengers was one of the biggest earning films of 2012. Written and directed by Joss Whedon of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, this film features such superheroes such as Thor, Captain America, The Hulk and Iron Man. It stars Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans and Mark Ruffalo.

Amazon has both adult and children's Avengers costumes.

Robin Hood Costumes

Robin Hood starring Russell Crowe was released in 2010. Crowe is just the latest in a long line of actors who have played this legendary hero.

The film is directed by Ridley Scott, with Cate Blanchett as Maid Marion and Matthew MacFadyen as the Sheriff of Nottingham.

Alice in Wonderland Costumes

Alice in Wonderland starring Johnny Depp as the Mad Hatter was one of the most successful films of 2010. The film was directed by Tim Burton and co-starring Helena Bonham-Carter as the Red Queen. It knocked the old Alice in Wonderland versions out of the park.

A 19-year old engaged Alice returns to Wonderland and reconnects with old friends and enemies.

NASCAR Costumes

NASCAR is very popular with Americans of all ages.

Motor racing appeals to men, women and children. It appeals to anyone of any age. Many people will be dressing up in these costumes this Halloween.

Thor Costumes

One of the most successful movies of 2011 was Thor, directed by Kenneth Branagh. It got lots of good buzz from science fiction and fantasy fans.

The film stars Chris Hemsworth as Thor, Anthony Hopkins as Odin and Natalie Portman. Thor is exiled from Asgard and forced to live on Earth.

Retro Costumes

Retro fashions from the 50s, 60s and 70s are always popular costumes.

If you don't have your clothes left over from those decades there are a wide choice of Halloween costumes that can be purchased or even rented.

Smurfs Costumes

The Smurfs were very popular in the 80s. They have made a huge comeback thanks to the Smurfs movie.

This live action/animated feature was released in Aug 2011. Stars who have contributed their talents include Sofia Vergara, Neil Patrick Harris, Katy Perry is the voice of Smurfette and Jonathan Winters is the voice of Papa Smurf.


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