Popular Halloween Costumes for 2013

Miley Cyrus, Minion costumes Popular in Green Bay

Halloween is right around the corner, and many people are making final costume decisions.  There is a large range of costumes, from funny to scary.

Trick-or-treating on Halloween is traditionally an event for children; however, many adults still celebrate this holiday by attending costume parties.

Popular movies and TV shows are providing great costume ideas this year including the characters from The Great Gatsby, Game of Thrones, Disney’s Teen Beach Movie, minions from Despicable Me, and even the eccentric duck hunters from Duck Dynasty.

The manager from Green Bay’s Party City confirmed that the minion costume is their best seller this holiday season.

Many traditional pieces crack the list for the top ten most popular costumes.  You will most likely see several people dressed up as Minnie Mouse, Alice in Wonderland, or a pirate.  Superheros are also a big hit including Batman, Catwoman, Wonder Woman, Poison Ivy, and Harley Quinn.

According to Google Shopping, two of the most popular costumes this year are believed to be Miley Cyrus and the famous fox from the hit “What Does the Fox Say?”

After surveying Notre Dame students, it seems that Miley Cyrus will be the favored costume this year.

Haven’t figure out what to dress up as?  No worries! We can help pick the perfect costume for you.

I’m sure there will be plenty of people walking around as some of the adorable minions from Despicable Me.  This is a great idea for a group.  In the movie, there are hundreds of minions, so you can have as many in your group as you would like.  

To be a minion, wear yellow tights and a yellow shirt with jean overalls.  Adding goggles and black gloves will complete your minion look.

In Despicable Me 2, evil purple minions are introduced.  To be a purple minion, dress the exact same, but switch the yellow tights and shirt for purple.

If you are feeling really crafty, a great idea would be to dress up as a cluster of grapes.  I know it sounds crazy, but it’s unique and creative.  You need is a purple, red or green shirt, matching colored balloons, and a stapler.  All you have to do is blow up the balloons and staple them to your shirt.  I also suggest wearing a leaf crown to perfect the look of the stem.


Another fun idea is to go as a lego piece.  You will need a box, scissors, paint, six bowls, and glue.  First, cut out holes for the neck, arms, and legs.  Then paint the box and bowls the same color.  Once the paint dries, glue the rims of the bowls onto the box to complete your lego piece.


If dressing up for Halloween does not excite you, I suggest going as a black cat.  Just grab some black clothes, ears, and draw whiskers on your face.  A cat is very easy and simple, but pretty boring.  If you are not the type of person who does not want to stand out, this costume is for you.

Even if your Halloween plans are to just sit at home and cozy up to the fire, remember to have candy ready for your trick-or-treaters.