Cool Halloween Costumes That Will Never Go Out of Style

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Admit it, you're one of those people who are too worried about dressing up in a costume during Halloween because you immediately think about how stupid you might look. To a lot of people Halloween is that time of the year to dress either amazingly or embarrassingly. In other words it's a hit or miss prospect. This might be true, but only if you're planning to dress up like a ghost or a clown. That's because dressing up for Halloween doesn't have to involve white make up, a red nose and big shoes, or a white long dress and brown paper bag with two holes. With a little dash of resourcefulness and awareness of characters in mainstream media, you can find some great costume ideas that will keep you looking attractive and confident.

People in uniform

This may be an unimaginative and safe bet, but it's a sure-fire way to look attractive. Considering that women swoon over men in uniform such as soldiers and firemen due to oozing masculinity, it's no secret that dressing up in any uniform is a good way to go during Halloween parties. This applies to women as well. Women can take advantage of the fact that men can't keep their eyes off the outfits of cheerleaders, school girls and nurses, to name just a few.

Pop Culture

Imitating characters portrayed by celebrities is another great costume idea. Just think of famous movie characters and popular media personalities in pop culture. There are plenty of fantastic options for you. Dressing up like Austin Powers, for example, won't disappoint because the International Man of Mystery will never go out of style. Or, you could also dress up as a pirate from the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise. Since ladies love Captain Jack Sparrow, dressing up as him would definitely spice things up a bit. The possibilities are endless. You can dress up as a gangster, a cowboy, as Zorro, or The Joker portrayed by the late Heath Ledger.

Sports idols

This is perhaps the easiest of all options due to its simplicity and availability. You can easily purchase the required clothing from any nearby sporting goods store. Plus there are so many kinds of sports out there and hundreds of renowned athletes, making your job of picking one out so much easy. From American football to European soccer, wear your favorite athlete's jersey coupled with all the appropriate accessories such as helmets, bands, and shoes, and pray that you would be able to spot a woman in the party with the same idea and dressed as Maria Sharapova.

Cultural and traditional costumes

Just like sports attires, you can't go wrong with traditional costumes because you're absolutely sure people will recognize your outfit. If someone doesn't, you're either doing it wrong or the person's a space alien. It's easy to do too; just pick a time period like the '60s or '80s, and dress up like they did at that time. For instance, you can dress like the 1930s gangster outfit like Al Capone or John Dillinger. Or, you can also opt for something more exciting such as the '70s leisure suits or '80s ultra tight black leather tops and pants. GP

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Benedict Smythe is an article writer for Costume Finder. Costume Finder is one of the UK's leading suppliers of Fancy Dress Costumes such as Vampire and Skeleton Costumes

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This article was published on 2010/03/30