Top 5 Adult Halloween Costumes for 2012

Halloween is fun — pure and simple. The great thing about this annual holiday is that children are not the only ones who can get in on the fun. More and more adults are embracing this time of the year by dressing up as different characters. Why should the children have all the fun when adults still have their inner child to pacify?

superhero

Many adults dress up for Halloween. Costume parties are a great way for adults to celebrate this entertaining holiday and costumes make the night special. Adults often accompany their children while Trick-or-Treating, and dressing up just adds to the fun. With so many options, adults are sure to find a great costume that fits in with their style and the event that they plan to attend.   The top five adult Halloween costumes include:

  1. Superheroes – With so many different superhero movies out this year, this type of costume choice is sure to be well-represented. Adults can dress up as Batman, Catwoman, Spider-Man, or The Avengers characters. There is something for everyone.
  2. Family Guy – These crazy characters continue to be a popular choice for adults who like a little irreverent fun with their Halloween. Adults love the humor involved with these characters, which makes for interesting topics of conversation.
  3. Sexy costumes – Sexy adult Halloween costumes continue to be all the rage, especially for the women. Who doesn’t love to dress up as a sexy vampire or goddess? Playboy Bunny costumes are also a great way to create a sexy look on that special night.
  4. Vampires and other monsters – Vampires have been wildly popular ever since the Twilight movies and TV shows came out. Vampire costumes can be made sexy or they can lean more towards a frightening look. This is a popular choice for adults who want to take a bite out of Halloween this year.
  5. Presidential candidates - The election is just around the corner. It is expected that we will see many Obama and Romney costumes out stalking the streets for candy.

No matter what costumes are chosen for that special night, the key is to have fun. Halloween should be a night to let loose and enjoy the fun. These exciting Halloween ideas should help people to get started on planning their costume before the mad rush of the holiday begins.   Whether people choose to be a sexy vamp or a whimsical cartoon character, great adult costumes can be found for any costume desire. Good costume shops should have a variety of suitable costumes for that special night, and a search on the Internet can reveal some really great costume ideas to get the creative juices flowing.   Halloween is quickly approaching and it’s time to begin planning that special costume and make the costume purchases to ensure that people get that costume they really want. The more popular costumes will go quickly this year; that is why planning ahead just makes sense.   Dressing up alongside the children for Trick-or-Treating or with a group of friends makes this night worth waiting for. Halloween was meant to be enjoyed by both the young and the old.

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Cosplay: Creative, Theatrical, Sexy!

Halloween – it’s an excuse for everyone to dress up and have fun. But Halloween only lasts for one day out of the year. So what are people to do with the other 364 days when they feel the need to get into costume and wear a different face? Most people just accept the fact that they have to wait for next Halloween or for friends to throw a costume party. Some decide that waiting is not enough.

cosplay doll costume

 

Cosplay (known to the out-crowd as “costume play”) is a popular, world-spanning phenomena that allows people of every age, race, religion, gender, sexual preference, and nationality to come together in the guise of their favorite fictional characters and interact together. Sources of character inspiration range from movies to anime to comic books and cross all genres. The haven of these hobby-actors is traditionally at gatherings of like-minded individuals, such as sci-fi/fantasy conventions, comic book conventions, anime conventions, gaming expos and the like. In these places, the atmosphere becomes as alive as any stage.

Cosplay carries some social prejudices in the way outsiders perceive it. The ignorant public often views cosplay as a geek hobby, filled with socially inept people who dress up in ridiculous costumes and attend pointless pop-culture events. What the uninitiated fail to realize, however, is that most cosplay is no different from the theatricality that one might see on the stage or the big screen. The art of choosing the right character and finding (and often making) the perfect costume is an act that most cosplayers do not simply jump into blindly. The character that one chooses has to be a representation of what he or she wants to portray, often for several days at a time. And while every gathering of cosplayers has its fair share of slave-outfit clad Princess Leias, for a veteran cosplayer the choice is made very carefully.

Superwoman costume

The types of costumes that people choose to adopt as their temporary identity are infinite. Some choose famous super-heroes while others choose characters that they identify with on a personal level. Still others make their decision based on the quality of the art-design that went into the way a character looks. And there are always those that choose based purely on the sexuality of the character. Just like Halloween, the personality is in the costume – an opportunity to show the world (or at least a small portion of it) what one is on the inside.

For those devoted to the lifestyle, cosplay represents more than just costumes and acting. It is the true creative experience and the chance to live out one’s dreams of being a person that reality has no place for. Characters from movies and books have inspired the imagination of young and old alike for thousands of years, driving them to understand things about themselves that they might have otherwise never known. Cosplay is a walk in the shoes of the author’s mind; a merging of the physical form and the unreal; a way to touch a unique, spiritual part of one’s self.

Viking  warrior cosplay

All this may sound a bit like a cult, but if one sits by and listens to football fans talking about their passion, one might begin to suspect them to be a cult as well. Everyone has something that is important to them, be it their job, their family or dressing up and being someone else. The cosplayer is the next evolution of actor, in character and ready to go, with no need for anyone to yell “Action!”

 

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