Halloween Costumes Inspired by Movies

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I love Halloween but it can be a challenge coming up with a different idea each year. I love classic Halloween costumes and Halloween costumes inspired by movies are always a big hit. I don’t want to have to spend hours sewing something by hand. I just don’t have the time and or the patience.

Halloween costumes inspired by movies - zombie

Halloween Costumes Inspired by Movies

These Halloween costumes inspired by movies are fairly easy to put together. Visit your local thrift shop or consignment store for deals on clothes if you don’t already have the item in your closet.

  • Zombie – This is probably one of the easiest costumes and is especially popular since The Walking Dead started airing on television. You can wear your regular street clothes and simply add fake blood and zombie make up. I’d recommend you pick up a white t-shirt so you can splatter some fake blood on it for accent.

Halloween costumes inspired by movies - witch

  • Witch or Evil Sorceress – A long black dress or maxi skirt with a black shawl or a yard or two of black gauze wrapped around you and you’re all set. Go super heavy on the dramatic face makeup to finish the costume. You can be the Evil Queen from Snow White or the witch from The Blair Witch Project.

Halloween costumes inspired by movies - Cleopatra

  • Cleopatra – This one might take a bit more effort but if you are able to find a white sheath dress, it would be a simple matter of finding some gold body paint and Egyptian style jewelry. Who wouldn’t want to be Cleopatra, Queen of the Nile?

Halloween costumes inspired by movies - vampire

  • A Vampire – A black or red dress with a cape would work for a vampire based on Dracula. Or wear traditional street clothes to be one of the vampires from Buffy the Vampire Slayer instead. Get a little fake blood and some vampire teeth to finish the look.

Halloween costumes inspired by movies - fairy

  • A Fairy – A tank top and shorts would form the base for a cute fairy costume. Then tie long strips of colorful fabric or scarves at the waistline for the shirt. Add tights, ballet flats and a pair of fake wings and you can be Tinkerbell or one of the fairies from Labyrinth.

Which of these Halloween costumes based on movies would you most likely choose?

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  1. my son went as a scarry clown last year, his costume was mostly makeup and a costume created by me in a few hours from white scrub pants.  It was  huge hit everywhere, so you are right, this is a great approach. 

  2. I am fairly boring when it comes to Halloween costumes, as I have been the same thing every year for the past ten years, lol (since 2005, freshman year of college) – I bought a pair of red devil horns and I jazz it up with some super red lipstick :). One year I was a zombie princess though (lol … yeah.) but other than that, I have been the devil.