Halloween is always such an exciting time of the year, and it’s coming up faster than you think! If you are a kid you get many perks, the obvious candy bonus but there is also the getting to dress up as your favorite character or hero. One day of the year that you get to dress up and pretend to be someone else, the only hard thing is picking out the costume.
One of the most popular Halloween costume ideas are movie costumes. There have been so many recent movies in the last couple years that make great Halloween costumes. 2011 is not an exception, some of the most notable movie costume ideas in 2011 are as follows:
1.) Harry Potter- with the final release of the Epic Harry Potter series you can dress up as Harry, Hermione, Ron, Voldemort, the creepy Dementors or even join the Slytherin team and dress as Draco.
2.) Captain America – Dress up as the first Avenger himself, with the big release of Captain America I am sure you will be seeing a couple of these around the neighborhood.
3.) The Smurfs- these cute little blue creatures came to the big screen the summer.
4.) Cars 2 – Lighting McQueen and some of the famous Cars characters are back, dress up as your favorite car today!
5.) Transformers 3 – Dark of The Moon, back once again for the 3rd movie, dress as Optimus, Bummblebee, Ironhide, Megatron and more!
6.) The Hangover 2 – Dress up as one of the characters from one of the funniest comedies of all time!
7.) X-Men First Class – Professor X and Magneto take on the X-men beginning, many new costumes to choose from on this one!
8.) Thor – why not dress as the Might warrior Thor.
9.) Kung-fu Panda 2 – Definitely one of the bigger animated sequels this year dress up as your favorite character from Kung-fu Panda including the famous Po!
10.) Green Lantern- Give Ryan Reynolds a run for his money in a Green Lantern costume!
The list could go on and on. Any kid could easily find 25 movie costumes to choose from these movies. That is why it is so hard to pick a costume as a child.
If you are searching around for the perfect movie costume for your kid you want to keep a couple of things in mind.
Number one is Safety, you want to make sure it is something that your child can see clearly in and others will be able to see them when walking on Halloween, especially if you are in a neighborhood that has a little more extended Halloween hours.
Secondly for a lack of a better word coolness, you have to find something that your kid loves, because all said and done it is a day for them to enjoy.
Third cost, you need to find something great for your little one, but if you don’t have the money you don’t have to break the bank to find a great costume.
Fourth individualism, if your kid is someone that likes to have the only one of something, you don’t want your kid to get disappointed if there are 10 other people dressed up in the same costume.
Lastly timing, you do not want to wait until the last week to pick up a costume, you don’t want to keep waiting not being able to decide on a costume and once you finally pick out your costume it might not be there.
After you take everything into consideration and find the perfect movie costume, the most important thing on Halloween is to make sure that you are safe and have a good time.
Have fun and have a Happy Halloween!