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5 Top Costume Trends For Halloween 2015

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superherosHalloween is approaching fast! Have you decided what costume you want to wear this year? If you haven’t decided yet what costume you want to wear or if your kids haven’t figured out what costumes they want to wear you should make a decision soon. The costumes that are in high demand will sell out quickly. Even though there are always a few last minute additions to the list of the most popular costume some costumes are always on the list like superhero costumes and princess costumes. Even though culture shifts and what is popular in society changes from year to year some costumes are classics and appeal to a new generation of Trick or Treaters every year.  If you’re having trouble picking a costume check out these five of the top trending Halloween costumes for 2015 and see if one of them gives you some Halloween inspiration:

Superheroes
Superheroes are always popular costumes with both kids and adults. But the overwhelming success of the Avengers: Age of Ultron movie means that Avengers Halloween costumes along with other superhero Halloween costumes will be at the top of the trends list for 2015. The most popular superhero characters are almost all from the Avengers like Iron Man, Thor, Captain America, Scarlet Witch, Black Widow and of course The Hulk. There is no doubt that these costumes will be hard to get so make sure that you order them at least a few months before Halloween if you want to be sure to get yours. Don’t get stuck trying to find an Avengers Halloween costume at the last minute because there won’t be any left.

Military
Another movie that inspired a lot of people this year was American Sniper. Military Halloween costumes representing the Army, Navy, and Marinesmilitary are the most popular. Little boys love dressing up as their military heroes and they never really grow out of that. Plenty of adult men enjoy dressing up in military Halloween costumes too. And if you want to add a playful twist to a military costume you can dress up in a sexy military Halloween costume. Don’t forget the combat boots! If your husband or boyfriend is dressing up in a military costume you can wear a sexy 40s inspired pin up costume to make a beautiful vintage inspired couples costume.

Zombies
zombie costumeZombie costumes are more and more popular everyday not just for Halloween but also for zombie walkers, Walking Dead conventions, and other cosplay events. Zombie costumes are also a lot easier to do now thanks to many YouTube tutorial videos that explain how to create awesomely gross and terrifying special effects makeup looks that will make a zombie costume look really terrifying. You don’t need to have a lot of experience to do these techniques. Even an amateur makeup artist can use things like makeup, liquid latex and paper towels to create a really scary zombie look.

 

Disney
Disney animated features have always inspired a lot of great Halloween costumes for both adults and kids who want to dress up like their favorite animated characters. But this year Disney has reinvented some classic tales by putting out live action movies that delighted moviegoers and led to an increase in Disney themed Halloween costumes being popular. Maleficent costumes once again are on the most wanted list and Cinderella costumes from the recent live action Cinderella movie have made the most wanted list too. Little girls and big girls alike can’t wait to dress in Cinderella’s sparkling blue ball gown and iridescent glass slippers. Elsa and Anna costumes from Frozen and Belle costumes from Beauty and the Beast are also very popular this year.

Animal Heads
Animal head masks started to get trendy a few years ago when couples who wanted their engagement photos to stand out started wearing them inhorse headphotos that they would share on social media. Now those animal head masks have become mainstream and they are very popular for Halloween costumes and Halloween themed photo shoots. If you want your Halloween photos on social media to go viral take some photos with an animal head mask on and get in on this trend before it’s gone.

 

The Best New Halloween Animatronics and How to Scare People With Them

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halloween witchAnimatronic Halloween decorations are a lot more affordable than most people think. They are a great way to bring your yard, garage or house to life on Halloween night and create some spectacularly scary scenes that will scare your friends and family and any Trick or Treaters that are brave enough to approach your house. Animatronics will take your Halloween décor to the next level and make it possible for you to stage terrifying scenes for a Halloween party or just to delight the Trick or Treaters who come to your house on Halloween night. Animatronics are fun decorations to use because with remote control devices you can use them to really scare people who won’t be expecting these decorations to move, respond to light, and interact with them. Highly interactive animatronics might cost more than other Halloween decorations but they are worth the investment. They will last for years so you won’t have to worry about replacing them every year as long as you store them correctly.

Some of the best new animatronic Halloween decorations include:

Scary Clowns

Were you terrified by Twisty the Clown on American Horror Story? Now you can create your own freakshow in your yard scary clownincluding a terrifying killer clown that looks like he could be Twisty’s cousin. The clown’s lighted eyes and evil laugh will terrify anyone who sees it. He would be a great figure to put at the entrance to a haunted house, or in the entry way of a freakshow tent. To create your own Halloween freakshow you can put up a tent in your yard and assemble a mixture of performers and animatronics inside. The evil clown figure would be fantastic placed at the entrance of the tent or at the exit of the tent telling people not to reveal what is inside the tent. You can use special effects makeup and costumes to have your friends and family members dress up as the freaks from American Horror Story: Freakshow or they can copy the looks of famous sideshow freaks throughout history.

Zombies and The Walking Dead Walkers

the walking dead zombieZombie babies and animatronic figures based on the characters from The Walking Dead are very pouplar Halloween decorations. There are lots of zombie baby animatronics, and a zombie girl swinging on a swing that you can mount in a tree. But the best zombie animatronics are the ones that are based on some of the gruesome walkers that have been featured in the show. Remember the little girl in the robe clutching the teddy bear that Rick sees as he is heading for Atlanta? You can place an animatronic version of that little walker girl in your yard to set off your Walking Dead themed Halloween decorations. Put the bicycle girl walker animatronic crawling along the path that the Trick or Treaters will walk or place several walkers in a group to create a herd that the people coming near the house will have to fight through in order to get to the safety of the house.

You can also create a safe zone outside your house using plywood painted to look like metal for the high walls that keep out the walkers. You can place several animatronic zombies and zombie babies outside the fall to make it look like your safe-zone is getting overrurn. Make the Trick or Treaters run up a lane with fencing on the sides and animatronic walkers outside the fences to give them the experience of running up to the prison where the survivors stayed in The Walking Dead.

Witches and Ghouls

Witches, ghouls and goblins are classic Halloween decorations. But using animatronic witches and ghouls will make your Halloween decorations seems more modern and much scarier. You can arrange several different types of animatronic witches in a circle around a cauldron to create your own coven. Or you can place animatronic ghouls all along the Trick or Treat path to scare the kids and families walking all along it. A larger than life Angel of Death animatronic is a glorious centerpiece to any yard display or haunted house and will definitely get the attention of everyone that comes near it.