Top Halloween 2013 trends for women
Movie and TV characters: Maleficent
Halloween costume trends are typically tied to what’s buzzing in showbiz, with a few timeless childhood faves and creepy classics thrown in. Read on for our roundup of the hottest Halloween garb for gals. — by Shannon McCarthy
Bing | Maleficent
Disney’s “mistress of all evil” is major malevolence at its iconic best and is set for more cinematic mayhem when Angelina Jolie dons the dark robes in a film set to be released next year. Needless to say, that makes this witchy woman a top costume trend for this year’s haunting holiday.
Movie and TV characters: Queen of Thrones
Bing | Queen of Thrones
Brand new for 2013, this vixenish vision of medieval allure plays right into the current mania for all things “Game of Thrones.” Conquer Halloween hearts in a gown of deep purple velvet trimmed with intricate gold embroidery, split sleeves lined in satin and a high-low hem to show off your regal legs.
Movie and TV characters: Despicable Me 2 Minion
Bing | Despicable Me 2 Minion
Do you prefer your Halloween costumes less sexy and more silly? Why not go as a minion from this summer’s megahit “Despicable Me 2”? With a blue-and-yellow overalls-style dress, black socks and gloves, a headband and those distinctive goggles, you’ll definitely get lots of giggles.
Movie and TV characters: Flappers
Bing | Flappers
“Great Gatsby” glam is the bee’s knees this Halloween, with glittering costumes paying tribute to Jay and Daisy’s star-crossed love affair. So hot is the trend that pretty much any jazzy, luxe ‘20s flapper costume will do, but the best drape you in faux pearls and include a crazy long cigarette holder, too.
Movie and TV characters: Catwoman
Bing | Catwoman
Catwoman clawed her way to the top of the trends last Halloween, and she continues to purr for this October as well. The newest getups are based on the fierce feline foe of the ‘60s TV series, offering a sleek pleather catsuit and gloves, plus a set of perky ears and that retro cat’s eye mask.
Pop-culture picks: Dark Alice
Bing | Dark Alice
Wonderland may not be so wonderful after all. It seems we like our Alice with a helping of malice, thanks. This Halloween-hip interpretation of the beloved children’s book character goes Goth with a blood stained apron, prop knife, striped tights and a short poufy skirt. (And they call the Hatter mad!)
Pop-culture picks: Lady Pirates
Bing | Lady Pirates
Whether she is a wench, a shipmate or the captain of her own craven crew, the Lady Pirate is a perennial high-seas Halloween hit. Go as saucy as you dare: Pantaloons, vests and frock coats cover, while other costumes look tattered enough to have weathered a South Seas gale.
Pop-culture picks: Harlequins
Bing | Harlequins
Sure, clowns are scary, but harlequins can be very, very sexy. Perhaps it’s their French heritage, but these costumes offer the awesome – and eye-catching – color trio of black, red and white, plus a variety of fits, from lean skintight suits to frothy skirted numbers matched with crazy-cool colored tights.
Pop-culture picks: Victorians
Bing | Victorians
Part vintage vibe, part steampunk siren, Halloween costumes under the Victorian heading range from deluxe full-length gowns that would look right at home on the set of a Masterpiece Theatre series, to short sassy showgirl costumes, and even Victorian zombies, murderous maids and other scary stuff.
Pop-culture picks: Body shapers
Bing | Body shapers
A relatively new category of women’s Halloween wear, body shaper costumes add a little cinch to highlight your curves. Based on a corset design, the bodice and belly areas are more structured than a normal costume, with sturdier materials, boning and underwires to bring out an hourglass shape for a holiday to remember.