That Never Go Out Of Style
Halloween is becoming more and more popular, and creativity in original costume ideas is at an all-time high. Costume parties always feature fresh, funny takes on current events, never-before-seen group ensembles and new approaches to classic favorites. It's fun to think up an entirely new idea, but sometimes it's hard to beat the traditional characters. Look at this list of Halloween costumes that never go out of style, learn a little history and get ideas on updating an old favorite.
Wild, Wild Witches
Witches are older than Halloween itself and were one of the first figures linked to the holiday. In America, when people started dressing up for Halloween, witches were as popular as any other costume. Even if it has always been easier to put on a sheet and pretend to be a ghost or throw in plastic teeth and act like a vampire, the witch has remained a Halloween frontrunner. Classic movies like The Wizard of Oz (1939) have also provided plenty of witch characters to dress up as.
No classic Halloween character has risen in popularity over the years like the vampire. With old favorites like Dracula and Count Orlok stealing the spotlight in the early Halloween dress-up days, an ever-increasing cultural obsession with vampire fiction has made the character more relevant than ever before. It's hard to keep track of all the movies and TV shows that feature vampires, so almost anyone is bound to find a favorite they can imitate when next Halloween comes around.
Another Halloween favorite in recent years due to the success of apocalyptic zombie TV shows and movies, the reanimated corpse has always been a big part of the holiday. The category also includes ancient mummies and Frankenstein's monster. While the fear of corpses coming to life can be traced to Haitian folklore, it hasn't been long since the modern zombie started appearing in popular culture, such as in George A. Romero's famous film, Night of the Living Dead (1968).
According to Gallup polls from the last 15 years, around 60 percent of Americans consistently identity themselves as sports fans. Famous athletes have always been an important part of the Halloween festivities. Not only are there a wide range of famous athletes to portray, sports costumes are pretty simple to create. Most fans can get away with throwing on their favorite sports jersey. As sports continue to rise in popularity, always expect to see a few hall-of-fame players and new all-stars ringing doorbells or making special appearances at Halloween parties.
The celebrity-crazed culture in America doesn't seem to be stopping anytime soon. The Internet and social media keep celebrity personalities in the spotlight on a daily basis. There's always some new actor or musician popping up on the radar, or a reality TV star clambering for their 15 minutes of fame. At the very least, this means people will continue to have plenty of costume options for their Halloween parties.
With all the fresh costume updates involving classic Halloween characters, it's not hard to find a way to transform into your favorite year after year. The Lakeside Collection has supplies to help you decorate for a Halloween bash with Halloween kitchen sets, accent pillows and mini gardens.