Halloween Costume Ideas for 2010

September 21, 2010

Halloween Costume Idea Help

It’s only one month until everyone’s favorite spooky holiday, and if you haven’t thought of a Halloween costume idea yet, don’t worry. We’ve compiled a list of some of the most popular Halloween costume ideas to help jump start your brain. If you are looking for something less popular, we’ve also thrown in some great ideas that we thought up here at the office.

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2010 Movie Costumes

The past year has been a great time to be a movie costume fan, with some great work done on Alice In Wonderland, Ironman 2, Robin Hood and even Toy Story 3. Avatar has also inspired a whole line of Halloween costumes even though it was released last year. Anyone from the cast of Toy Story 3 would make a good Halloween costume idea, and you can also try to mimic some of the less popular characters like Hamm, Rex and Slinky Dog. Alice In Wonderland costumes have also been selling like crazy, and you can’t argue with the coolness of Johnny Depp’s Mad Hatter costume.

Lady Gaga Costumes

Love her or hate her, Lady Gaga is known for her outlandish costumes, and you can expect to see lots of people out on Halloween dressed like her. Part of the fun of dressing up like Lady Gaga is that you can try to imitate her exactly, or you can have a little fun and create your own Lady Gaga look. If want to make your own outfit, be sure to add a few Gaga touches like giant sunglasses or straight platinum blonde hair so that people will recognize you.

Comic Book Costumes

Superhero movies like Ironman 2, Spider-Man 3 and Batman: The Dark Knight have helped to make comic book costumes more popular than ever. Kids aren’t the only ones who are hoping to feel super, adult superhero costumes are selling just as well. If you’re looking for a superhero costume but don’t want to dress up just like everyone else, think about looking ahead to next year for great costumes like the Green Hornet, Thor and Captain America.

Disney Costumes

Disney Princesses continue to be a popular choice for adults and kids, and with the release of The Princess and the Frog last year, young girls have even more costumes to choose from. Disney Princesses make great Halloween costume ideas because they’re fun to wear year round and the Disney movies always send a positive message. There are also lots of different versions of each costume available, and if your family wants to dress up together, one person can dress up as the villain and another as Prince Charming.

Lil’ Animal Costumes

Lil’ Animal costumes are specifically for babies, but they’re so cute that it’s worth looking at them anyway. The Lil’ Animals costumes are affordable baby costumes that provide a comfortable fit for your baby in lots of crazy styles like the Lil’ Lobster costume and the Lil’ Wabbit costume.

Still Stumped?

Everyone at Costume City loves the new food costumes that are coming up. Nothing is funnier than showing up to a Halloween party dressed up like a hot dog. Another great Halloween costume idea is to dress up with someone else, giving your costume twice the punch it would have alone. Some cool partner ideas include Hansel and Gretel, Red Robin Hood and the Big Bad Wolf, Batman and Robin, and just about any other famous duo you can think of. You can also pair objects that go together, like a fork and spoon, if you’re looking for quirky

Best Summer Movie Costume

September 8, 2010

The summer of 2010 saw some great movies released, and some even better summer movie costumes. Let’s take a look back at the the movies that made us say “Wow,” and had us itching to try on the best summer movie costumes.

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Alice in Wonderland

Directed by Tim Burton, this remake of the classic Disney movie, and the even older book by Lewis Carroll, starred Johnny Depp as the Mad Hatter, Mia Wasikowska as Alice, and Helea Bonham Carter as the Red Queen. The movie received mixed reviews, but was praised for its inspiring visuals, notably the costume designs by Colleen Atwood. Atwood has worked with Burton several times in the past. One problem with consumer costumes based on such visually appealing movies is that costumes usually fall flat when compared to what you see on the screen. In the case of Alice and Wonderland, the costume makers did an awesome job creating affordable costumes that accurately reproduce the movie counterparts. Alice in Wonderland costumes, particularly the Mad Hatter costume, are already big sellers, and as Halloween approaches they’re likely to continue to fly off the shelves.

Iron Man 2

Iron Man was a huge hit, and Iron Man 2 performed equally well, giving summer movie goers another visual feast with a redesigned Iron Man costume that was sleeker and more decked out than the predecessor. Robert Downey Jr. returned to his role as Tony Stark, the billionaire inventor turned superhero. Iron Man 2 performed well at the box office, and fans went rapid for an accurate movie costume. Several different versions were produced, including a collector’s Iron Man 2 costume that you would swear is the real thing. Iron Man costumes are hot sellers with kids and adults, and with the Avengers Movie slated for release in 2011, its sure to remain a popular choice.

Robin Hood

Ridley Scott, of Gladiator fame, once again teamed up with Russel Crowe for this action packed period piece, which featured a big budget and amazing costumes. The film garnered high praise for its artistic costumes and sets, but fans felt the story failed to build upon Robin Hood’s legacy. Despite the criticism, Robin Hood is worth seeing if you’re a costume fan, as Janty Yates’ costume’s bring the film to life. Yates previously worked alongside Scott and Crowe in Gladiator, and also worked on several successful films set in the present day. Robin Hood costumes are popular couples costumes due to the strong connection between Robin Hood and Maid Marian, and because the simple design offers great mobility for a party or night out.

Toy Story 3

Toy Story 3 produced some of the most popular summer movie costumes without even featuring any costumes in the film. Toy Story 3 was on of the most successful films of the summer, and it further proved that Pixar has the ability to continually produce blockbuster movie after blockbuster movie. Several fans reported that they cried when the film was over. The Toy Story franchise is immensely popular with kids, and that has helped to make Toy Story 3 costumes one of the biggest sellers of the year. Toy Story costumes are also popular with adults, whether its to impress the kids or a guilty pleasure is hard to say. The Toy Story characters appeal to a wide audience, at least as far as their costumes are concerned, because the designs are simple, but they also have a certain coolness about them. Buzz’s chest plate with extend-able wings isn’t so cutesy that older kids can’t enjoy it, and it isn’t so complex that younger children will struggle with all of the moving parts. With Halloween just around the corner, and the movie performing so well in theaters, Toy Story 3 costumes will continue to be big sellers.

Find the Best Halloween Costume

CostumeCity.com has all of the best summer movie costumes, and more are arriving everyday. Be sure to check back regularly or sign up for email updates so that you can be first inline for the most popular costumes.

2010 Halloween Costume Preview

July 14, 2010

Halloween is just around the corner, it’s a big corner, but it is never too late to start getting ready. Shopping for a Halloween costume early is a great way to save time, save money and avoid the hassle of shopping the week before Halloween. To help you get those new Halloween costume ideas rolling, we have a preview of the most popular new 2010 Halloween costumes.

Avatar Costumes
Remember the movie Avatar? It made lots of money or something like that. Avatar costumes are selling almost as fast as the movie tickets did, and they’re sure to be a popular costume for Halloween. Thanks to the success of the movie, there are lots of Avatar costumes and Avatar accessories to choose from. Join the Na’vi this Halloween in their battle to save Pandora.

Child Neytiri Costume Adult Neytiri Costume Jake Sully Costume

Alice in Wonderland Costume
Alice in Wonderland costume let you take a trip down the rabbit hole. The classic Alice in Wonderland movie from Disney provided lots of great costumes for kids, and Tim Burton’s remake did the same for adults. These new costumes are awesome for a costume party or for couples costumes to dress up together. These Alice in Wonderland costumes are based on the movie outfits, so everyone is sure to recognize you this Halloween.

Alice In Wonderland Costume Mad Hatter Costume Kid's Alice in Wonderland Costume

Baby Costumes
Baby costumes are growing in popularity, and each year there are more and more styles available. These baby costumes are cute and comfortable, making them a great choice for you and your baby. The costume material is soft enough that your baby will love wearing it, and it’s strong enough to be worn multiple times, making it a fun outfit for play.

Baby Puppy Costume Baby Blossom Costume Baby Lion Costume

Favorite Harry Potter Costumes

June 29, 2010

The Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows trailer was released a few days ago, and if you’re one of the millions of fans of the Harry Potter books you’re probably excited. If you aren’t a huge Harry Potter fan you might be excited anyway because The Deathly Hallows is shaping up to be one fine movie. Both Harry Potter 5 and Harry Potter 6 were released to great critical success, and fans liked the more adult feel of the movies.

Why Buy a Harry Potter Costume Now?
Halloween isn’t for another couple of months, but there are still plenty of reasons to shop around for a Harry Potter costume now. Kids who are fans of the books and movies will love dressing up and pretending that they are off to Hogwarts. Harry Potter themed parties are also a great way to celebrate birthdays or any other event. You can also buy Harry Potter costumes now and save them for Halloween. As the release date for the new movie approaches, the prices Harry Potter costumes are likely to rise.

Popular Harry Potter Costumes
New costumes for the upcoming movie haven’t been released yet, but it is safe to say that they won’t change too much from the Harry Potter costumes that are already available. Scroll down to see a few of the favorites that have been released so far.

The classic Harry Potter robe, a must for anyone interested in attending wizard school

Hermione's Robe

A Slytherin robe for the devious and power hungry wizard

Don’t forget to add a Harry Potter Scarf to complete your Harry Potter costumes. With the release of the new movie, Harry Potter looks to become even more popular, if that’s possible, and we’re excited to see all of the new costumes that are released along with the final two films.

More Harry Potter Costumes

Homemade Vs. Store-bought: Bert & Ernie

June 9, 2010


We’re going to take a break from our Toy Story profiles to introduce a new column that we’re going to be doing titled Homemade vs. Store-bought. This column is going to compare homemade costumes with those you can buy in the store, so that people reading can make an educated guess on the best route to go. Certain store bought costumes don’t look as realistic as some people want, but getting a costume to look perfect can take hours, and sometimes the personal investment isn’t worth it. Our topic for today is Bert and Ernie, so we’ll look at a few homemade costumes and take a look at the professional costumes that we have in our store.

First we’ll look at the costumes that we offer in our store. We sell a complete Ernie costume that includes everything you need. The headpiece is plush so it should be comfortable and not too hard on the neck. This costume doesn’t take any time to put together, but it may be more expensive than some of the homemade examples. The costume retails for $80.

Ernie Costume

We also sell Bert and Ernie Masks if you are interested in saving money and finding the clothes yourself. The Masks are $32 each and are similar to the one included with the costume. Buying a mask is a great way to cut down on the cost of a costume if you can find the right clothing at a second hand store. Unfortunately, sometimes the right pattern or design can be tough to find.

Ernie Mask

Bert Mask


There are a couple of differnt ways to go about making your own Bert and Ernie costumes. This costume used foam to make the heads. While this process may be cheaper, it can be very time consuming and one screw up can result in the whole project being ruined.

Bert and Ernie costumes from http://www.coolest-homemade-costumes.com

This costume was made out of cardboard and cloth foam. This is a simpler process and may be cheaper than purchasing a costume or carving the head out of foam.

Homemade Bert and Ernie costume from http://www.coolest-homemade-costumes.com

Let us know which costume you like the best or if you have any good tips on making your own Bert and Ernie costumes. CostumeCity.Com has lots of Elmo costumes and Sesame Street costumes, so check out our store if you’re shopping for a Halloween costume.

A Look at the Cast of Toy Story 3: Jessie

June 3, 2010

Toy Story costumes are selling like hotcakes, so we’re going to keep on rolling with our profiles of the Toy Story characters and their costumes. Today we’re look at Jessie, who is voiced by Joan Cusak. Jessie has, along with Woody and Buzz, one of the most recognizable and popular Toy Story costumes. Her classic western style makes her a great choice for any young girl looking for a Halloween costume. Jessie is different that the other characters from Toy Story that we’ve profiled so far because she didn’t make her first apperance until Toy Story 2. Jessie also doesn’t start out as one of Andy’s toys, instead, Woody first meets her after being captured by Al McWhiggin, the owner of Al’s Toybarn.

Jessie on a Poster for Toy Story 3

Jessie, like all of the other Toy Story characters, is much more than just a toy. While she doesn’t suffer from the same delusions of being the real thing that Buzz did, she is very afraid of being put back into a box for the rest of her life. Jessie intially seems to be a bubbly toy who is always excited, but we soon find out that she has a deep seeded fear of going into storage. When Woody and Jessie meet there is conflict between the two of them due to the Prospector’s manipulations. This tension soon dissolves, and Woody and Jessie find themselves getting along.  As the film closes, Jessie and Buzz are seen together and another romance between two of Andy’s toys is born. As I stated earlier, Jessie has a great costume that doesn’t require too much work to duplicate. We have a couple of different versions of the Jessie costume at CostumeCity.Com

Child Jessie Costume

Child Deluxe Jessie Costume

Adult Jessie Costume

Adult Deluxe Jessie Costume

 We’ve got lots of other Toy Story costumes at CostumeCity.Com. Check out all of our costumes and costume accessories. If there any Toy Story characters that you want to know more about, leave us a comment and we’ll be sure to profile them before the movie comes out next friday.