Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Halloween Costumes for 2011: From the Creative to the Controversial

2011 has been the year of controversies, and undoubtedly the clever people who create the most popular Halloween costumes will apply them to the line-up. We recap our favorites and the ones that we think will create the most waves this year for Halloween.

Dress Like a Celeb for Halloween 

Katy Perry's cupcake bra can be purchased at stores.
Charlie Sheen - He may have lost all of his custody battles, but Charlie Sheen is #winning as the predicted most popular Halloween costume of 2011. Charlie is the self-proclaimed "warlock" who dines on "tigers blood." Make your hair and clothes disheveled. A tiger striped bandana would add a funny touch and make your costume more recognizable.

Katy Perry - Katy Perry never strays from controversy. She wears some of the most outrageous outfits that we've seen on the red carpet. You could wear anything from latex dresses to a cupcake bra and a blue wig and people would believe you're Katy Perry. 

Lady Gaga - Yes, Lady Gaga topped our list last year, but she keeps upping the ante. This year a predicted awesome Halloween costume will be the Lady Gaga meat dress. You can wear raw meat (if it's sanitary...) or just find fabric that looks like meat, and cut it so that it drapes like her dress. Raw meat could get smelly so if you plan on being authentic, you should either celebrate outside or in a well air-conditioned room.

Costumes Inspired by Television

Don Draper looks dapper in his 1960's suit.
 Pan Am - One of our favorite television shows this fall is Pan Am. The blue flight attendant suits leave just enough for the imagination, and you can talk to your guests and fellow party-goers in character. "Can I refill your drink sir?"

Mad Men - Dressing like Betty or Joan for women is a fun blast from the past with form flattering dresses and a bold lip. Men can sport a Don Draper suit with a fedora. You will undoubtedly be the most dapper person at the party.

Dancing with the Stars - These costumes are sure to turn some heads. Men can wear the tight dancer pants and a silk shirt, and women can wear the skimpy costumes from DWTS. You can always turn heads by dressing up as a famous contestant - like Chaz Bono or Kirstie Alley.

Most Controversial Halloween Costumes of 2011

The Casey Anthony mask sold on eBay for $24,000.
Casey Anthony - The most hated woman in America's mask sold on eBay for $24,000. You don't need to buy that - instead dress up as trailer trash with a beer bottle in your hand and maybe some other famous paraphernalia associated with Casey. This costume is very controversial and will for sure turn some heads.

Dr. Conrad Murray - The man who is on trial for killing Michael Jackson is definitely going to be one of those parody costumes making waves at parties. Wear a doctor's coat and carry around a syringe to make it believable. When people ask you if you're a doctor, just say yes, Dr. Conrad Murray.

Osama Bin Laden - Too soon? We predict that this costume will be relatively popular since this year was the iconic year where he was captured and killed by US forces. Create a makeshift turban and grow a beard to make this costume perfect.