Movie costumes a big trend for Halloween
As the leaves turn from green to orange and yellow it’s time to start thinking of fall’s spookiest holiday – Halloween.
Wendy Potter, general manager for The Store Upstairs, said this year’s costume trends are all about movies and television shows.
“Anything on the big screen is going to be huge this year,” she said.
Potter adds television shows like Two Broke Girls are a fun and popular option for those looking to emulate their favourite must-see TV characters.
“Zombies are going to be big this year too because of The Walking Dead.”
She said for the little ones in your life, super hero costumes are always a hit and are on trend with blockbusters like The Avengers, Iron Man and Man of Steel.
For women, Potter said the trend is moving away from all-out-sexy to a more subtle cute.
“You can take a sexier costume and add a petticoat to make the length a little longer and make it more comfortable,” Potter said.
Potter said the store carries plus-size and maternity costumes too.
“It doesn’t matter what size you are, we can fit you in a costume,” she said.
For men, Potter said steampunk is really in and vampires are always popular. She also suggests sticking with the classics like police officers or military.
Comedic costumes are always a hit for those that want to step back from the scary and Potter suggests dressing up like one of the guys from The Hangover.
If you are wanting to co-ordinate with your significant other or a friend, Potter said couple costumes are hugely popular right now.
“Ketchup and mustard are really big,” she said of a couple’s costume, and added couple’s can also go with a theme like a Greek God and Goddess.
If doing the full costume isn’t your style or it really wouldn’t fit in at your place of work, Potter has you covered with fun accessories like a pair of glasses with a mustache attached to them.
She said you can go simple with a delicate makeup application and some accessories or all out with one of their deluxe costumes.
“We’ve been surprised at how many of the high-end costumes that are selling,” she said.
Potter said it’s the memories of childhood trick-or-treating adventures that brings out the kid in all of us.
“I think it’s reliving our childhood and going back to simpler times,” she said of the popularity of Halloween.
You can check out the wide variety of costumes available in The Store Upstairs located at 209 Centre Avenue SW, above the Pharmasave.