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The Best Halloween Costumes of 2017

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Halloween is one of the world’s oldest holidays and its popularity has only grown in modern times. Today, many people celebrate by carving pumpkins, dressing up and trick or treating. With Halloween fast approaching, it is time to start thinking about a costume to wear. If you need a costume idea, you can always use pop culture for inspiration. Some of the most popular costumes that you are likely to see in 2017 are characters from hit TV shows and movies.

Top Five Adult Costumes

1. Pennywise

The remake of Stephen King’s IT is the biggest horror movie of the year. Don’t be surprised if you see numerous clowns roaming the streets on Halloween this year. Despite the nuances of movie magic, Pennywise is an easy costume to pull off. The main items that you need are face paint, a red wig, a clown nose, and a creepy attitude. To enhance the costume, try finding a silver and white clown suit. For added effect, you can walk around with a red balloon.

2. Wonder Woman

Wonder Woman was a widely popular action flick that hit theaters in 2017. As a result, many ladies will be dressing as this superheroine for Halloween. If you plan on dressing like this iconic femme fatale, then you’ll need a red and blue dress, tiara, boots, and a belt. To enhance your costume, consider carrying a shield and a sword. Wonder Woman’s costume is patriotic and daring, and best of all, easy to recreate.

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3. Negan

Negan is the most recent antagonist on AMC’s The Walking Dead. While Negan is a brutal character, many fans of the show love him for his charisma. To dress as Negan for Halloween, you will need a leather jacket, a red scarf, dark pants, and a fake mustache. In addition, you will also need a baseball bat that has barbed wire wrapped around it. You can spend the day calling the bat Lucile, and fans of the show won’t be able to contain their trembling.

4. Belle

The live-action remake of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast was another popular movie in 2017. As a result, you will probably see many girls dressed as Belle for Halloween. Belle has two different iconic costumes in the movie. The first one is a simple blue dress with white sleeves and an apron, and the other is her iconic yellow ballroom gown. You can complete this look by adding a hair clip, a necklace and a fancy pair of gloves.

5. Jon Snow

Jon Snow is a popular character on HBO’s hit show Game of Thrones. Despite his encumbered appearance, dressing up like Jon Snow is easier than it seems. For example, the starting layers of the costume are basically a black shirt and a pair of black pants. The most difficult part of the costume is creating a fur-trimmed cape to wear over your clothing. To complete the look, you will need dark, curly wig, a sword, and a plush direwolf.

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Top Five Children’s Costumes

1. Baby Groot

Guardians of the Galaxy 2 was one of the top grossing movies of 2017. Children and adults everywhere quickly fell in love with the character Groot. You can help your child have a great Halloween by turning them into their favorite dancing tree. To dress up like Groot, your child will need a jumpsuit and mask that looks like a tree. For added fun, you can even teach your child to dance the same way Groot does in the movie.

2. Power Ranger

The Power Rangers faded from popularity for a while, but they made a comeback in 2017 with the reboot of the franchise. If you are handing out candy this year, you may see several different children dressed as a Power Ranger at your door. To dress your own kid as one of these characters, you will need a muscled jumpsuit, an utility belt and a ninja mask. Some of the color options that your kid can pick from include red, pink, blue, and yellow.

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3. Minion

Another costume that you are likely to see in 2017 is a minion from the movie Despicable Me 3. This movie was a big hit with both parents and children. You can dress your child up like one of the adorable minions without spending a lot of money. Two of the main items that you need are blue overalls and a yellow shirt. You will also need a yellow hat and a pair of goggles that match what the minions wear in the movie.

4. Jack Sparrow

If your child saw Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales in 2017, then they may want to dress as a pirate for Halloween. Kids usually love dressing as a pirate because it allows them to adopt the character very easily. Adopt the accent and keep the rowdy behavior! To complete the look, you will need a jacket, belt and pirate hat. For added effect, you can get your child a play sword, a dreadlock wig, and a fake goatee.

5. Spider Man

Kids love superheroes, so you are likely to see many kids dressed as Spider-man for Halloween. Marvel’s Spider-man: Homecoming was a box office hit in 2017. If your child wants to transform into this web-slinging superhero, you will need a muscled bodysuit, mask, and gloves to complete the look. You can even spend time teaching your child some of his catchphrases, so that they can really get into character.



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