Halloween is an exciting time of the year, and everyone from kids to adults enjoy getting dressed up in the best Halloween costumes of the year. Deciding what to dress up as can sometimes be a difficult process because there are many options to choose from, but you want to avoid picking the cliché costumes. Whether you are buying a costume at a store or making one, if you choose a great costume it will only make the night of Halloween more enjoyable. These are some of the best costume ideas for Halloween of 2011.
Group themes are a fun idea for Halloween night of 2011 and they work great for costume parties or contests. If your child is going trick-or-treating with brothers and sisters, or if you are going with a group of friends, consider doing a group theme for costumes. Group members can dress as the different characters from a book, show, movie, or game. For example, the characters from the game Clue would make a great Halloween group theme. You can dress as Colonel Mustard, Mrs. Peacock, and the others, and carry the props that go along with the game. Other popular group themes include The Wizard of Oz, Harry Potter, the Flintstones, and much more. Group costumes from popular TV shows like Glee will be a trend for Halloween 2011. Look for group costumes at Halloween stores or browse online to get an idea about how to make the themed costumes yourself.
Every year on Halloween you are sure to see tribes of witches, ghosts, princesses, and cats. There are some costumes that are used year after year. These costumes can get boring, but they do not have to. Try doing a spin on one of the classic Halloween costumes to make the outfit more exciting. Rather than going as a plain ghost, go as the ghost of a famous person. If you want to go as a witch, think of a cool accessory to the costume, like a bubbling cauldron or a fancy robe. Rather than buying the standard pink, sparkly princess dress, go as an autumn princess. Wear a pretty dress but decorate it with fall leaves and flowers. You will surely stand out on Halloween 2011 if you make a classic costume into something unique and interesting.
One great option for Halloween costumes is book and movie characters. Getting the chance to pretend to be one of your favorite characters for a night can be exciting for book and movie lovers. Because the final movie just came out, Harry Potter costumes will be a great pick for Halloween of 2011. You could go as Harry, Ron, or Hermione, or one of the more obscure and interesting characters like the Grey Lady or Nearly Headless Nick. If a book or movie is popular, many Halloween costume stores will carry costumes that go along with that book or movie. If it is difficult to find costumes from your favorite book or movie, visit the local fabric and craft store and get inspired to make the costume yourself. There are many simple patterns that can help you to create a costume on your own.