Halloween Costume Trends for

Halloween Costume designs fall into two categories: Sexy and Traditional. And within each of these categories, there are some popular themes.

'S' isn't for 'Scary', It's for 'Sexy'!
Indeed SEXY Halloween Costumes are all the rage. In the past few years, Halloween has become an extremely popular holiday among adults and their Halloween festivities. In fact, adult women costumes have been selling like never before, and the trend isn't the traditional costume of being spooky or comical, but all out sexy! I was reading an article recently about the huge increase in popularity with women, 20 to 40 years old buying sexy costumes.

According to the article, the 'S' word for Halloween isn't 'scary' anymore - it's 'sexy'! It just goes to show that you're never too old to play dress up. Halloween is the one night of the year when many women can step out of their comfort zone and not be alone in doing so. And if this trend continues as we expect, many women will be wearing these sexy costumes this year to costume parties, masquerade balls or even for a night out 'clubbing' with friends.

Popular sexy Halloween costume classics like transforming yourself into a sexy French Maid, a Police Officer with thigh-high boots and fish net stockings or being a Naughty Nurse for the night are all extremely popular.

Taking on the sultry persona of the Queen of Halloween herself, Elvira Mistress of the Dark, might be just want you're looking for! And if you want that sexy look but just aren't quite ready to show too much skin, there
are plenty of costumes out there just for you such as a Very Sexy Pirate, Sassy Gangster or the Cauldron Witch just to name a few.

This season we expect more of the same when it comes to Sexy Halloween costumes. And for women who want to live out a fantasy to be as sexy as you want to be, Halloween is your event. Whether you're single, married, a mom or a grandma it doesn't matter. Halloween gives women, who are normally restrained, a chance to let loose, get wild, wicked or even naughty without judgment.

Halloween can be very liberating for many 'soccer moms'. So this year when you go out for your Halloween festivities look around and see how many women there are just like you who have put on that sexy costume and created their own personal version of something that makes them feel just a little more enticing than they normally would. Go out, be sexy and have a sultry spectacular time.

Traditional is Still 'IN'
When it comes to 'popular' Halloween costumes you can't beat the traditional route. According to the National Retail Federation (NRF) for the last two years running, princess costumes have remained the most popular costume for kids.

Other popular costumes include pirates, witches and superheroes such as Spider-Man. Traditional costumes never go out of style. You will always see a princess, witch, vampire, devil or ghost trick-or-treating on Halloween night.

Last season, the top 10 most popular children's costumes were:

  • Princess
  • Spider Man
  • Pirate
  • Witch
  • Fairy
  • Disney Princess
  • Star Wars Character
  • Pumpkin
  • Ghost
  • Power Ranger
  • This season we expect these costumes to be popular as well.

    Today huge trends for Halloween costumes are geared toward characters from movies that are released over the summer. Here are just a few of the big summer blockbuster movies being released in 2008 that will definitely be big sellers for Halloween costumes

    Iron Man - 'Heroes Aren't Born ? They're Made' best comic book movie of 2008
    Speed Racer ? 'Go, Speed Racer, Go'
    The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian ? 'A New Age Has Begun'
    Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull ? 'The Adventure Continues'
    Kung Fu Panda ? 'Everybody was Kung Fu Fighting'
    Hellboy II: The Golden Army ? 'Humanity's Only Hope'
    The Dark Knight ? 'Gotham Needs You' much anticipated sequel to Batman Begins
    Horton Hears a Who ? 'One Elephant, One World, One Story'
    The Incredible Hulk - 'Our Only Hope is Something Incredible'

    With the 2008 November elections in full swing you can bet we're going to be seeing a lot of Hillary Clinton, Barak Obama and John McCain masks and costumes for Halloween this year.

    Whether your costume is Sexy or Traditional, it doesn't matter. I urge you to get out and enjoy the season. Halloween is one of those holidays that everyone can celebrate.

    It doesn't need to be a dark holiday as some like to portray but rather it can be fun for kids and adults alike.

    Michiel Van Kets provides articles for Anna Bradford of Halloween Express who has been in the costume and design industry for 18 years and designs kids costumes for Halloween.

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