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15 Halloween Costume Ideas for 2011


Halloween house decorations in Port Norfolk By formatted_dad on Flickr

Photograph by  formatted_dad on Flickr Halloween is just around the corner. If you don't already have your costume put together here are 15 ideas to inspire you (and a bonus 5 ideas for your home). If you want to be really creative, be sure to refer back to last years post on homemade Halloween costumes.

Women

  1. Alice in Wonderland: Tim Burton's reinterpretation of this childhood classic provides several costume choice for adults. If the title character isn't 'your cup of tea,' consider the Queen of Hearts.

  2. Katy Perry: A great alternative to the Lady Gaga overload

  3. Pan Am Flight Attendant: A fun spin on the vintage trend inspired by the hit new TV series.  Would make a great group costume.

  4. Princess Beatrice or Eugeni: Creating your own wacky wedding hats is a great DIY costume option

  5. Black Swan: Bring out your inner ballerina

Men

  1. Disgraced Celebrities: Lots to chose from this year, including Charlie Sheen, Arnold Schwarzenegger , Tiger Woods and Anthony Weiner

  2. Lord Voldemort: A great way for adults to show their love for the Harry Potter series and scare a few people while you are at it!

  3. Don Draper: The Mad Men Show fan-site has a guide to creating the perfect Don Draper—or any of your favourite characters—costume.

  4. Green Man: though made popular by the Canuck’ the spandex unseat has created it’s own meme… If you want to stand out from the pack, consider a Red Man or Gold Man ensemble.

  5. Superheros: Lots to chose from this yer: Captain America, Thor, Green Lantern, Iron Man

  6. Steve Jobs: A easy, DIY way to pay tribute to an icon.

Kids

  1. Princess Kate: What better costume than a a real life princess!

  2. Angry Birds: These costumes are literally flying off the shelves. Would make a fun family or group costume idea… Here’s some handy DIY instructions to make your own.

  3. Harry Potter: The movies may be over, but the magic lives on

  4. Zombies: A perennial classic and great way to get one last wear out of old or ripped clothing.

  5. Smurfs: There ill be a lot of little blue people out this Halloween

Bonus: Haunted Home Ideas

Being a home-builder site, we’d be remiss if we didn’t offer some ideas for dressing up your home:

  1. Creepy Centrepiece: Adding some spray paint or glitter to a small pumpkin or gourd makes a great focus point for your table or entryway. Attach some plastic spiders to complete the creepy effect.

  2. Black is Back: If you are bored with the traditional carved jack-o-lantern, grab some black and white paint and create a ghost-o'-lanterns.

  3. Spooky Silhouettes: Cut black construction paper into bat, witch or black cat silhouettes to hide in corners or place on doors and windows.

  4. Terror Tunes: Prepare a spooky soundtrack of your favourite scary sounds and songs to greet your party guests or trick-o-treaters.

  5. Fearsome Fog: Dry ice available at most grocery stores and  is a cheap yet effective way to creature a ghostly atmosphere.

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