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Halloween 2012: Costume Guide

With Halloween just around the corner many people are probably still in a frenzy about what to be. Here are a few tips to help spark your creative side, and give you the best halloween costume yet.

A spokesperson for Party City said the hot theme for 2012 is superhereos. New blockbuster hits like “The Dark Knight”, “The Avenegers”, and “The Amazing Spiderman” have given fans of all ages inspiration. 

Another blockbuster that is inspiring costumes in 2012 is The Hunger Games. Katniss Everdeen and futursitice costumes resembling the people of The Capital are expected to be a popular item. Pop icons such as Nicki Minaj and Katy Perry, with their over-the-top, crazy taste will also be a hit. 


With the Presidental election around the corner this is also an anticipated costume this year. How many Barrack Obamas and Mitt Romneys do you think you’ll see Halloween night? 

Not sure where to find costumes like these? Check out these costume sites that have a variety to chose from:




Buying a costume online is not always reliable. There are many questions that come to mind when ordering a costume online. Is the costume good quailty, does it fit correctly, is it going to be easy to return, how much are shipping costs? Another place one can find a good, cheap Halloween costumes are big retailers such as Target, Wal*Mart, Kohls and many more.

Not only can you find costumes at these sites, you can buy props such as wigs, masks, crowns, and much more to help complete your look.

Looking for a memorable custome on a tight college student budget? There’s nothing more fun than creating your own Halloween costume. It’s safe to say, no one else will have one exactly like you and it’s definitely something you cannot find in stores. Search for ideas on websites such as Pinterest, Tumbler, Etsy and even browse at a local Salvation Army.

An example of a crafty, fun costume you can find on Pinterest is the different kind of hot sauce packets; mild, hot, and fire,  from Taco Bell. 


With these helpful tips you will be able to find a fun, affordable, and creative costume for Halloween this year.