With Halloween just around the corner, Movies.ie picks seven costumes to inspire greatness!

Avatar

 

 

Looking for something cheap and cheerful – who says you need a budget of 200 million to star in your very own Avatar – a bit of powder blue, and you too can be a Na’vi warrior! Added kudos for authenticity – a simple bone-based necklace should suffice!

 

Kick-Ass

 

 

For all you young parents out there, this year, your young daughter (and a fair few sons) aren’t looking to be your staple Fairy Princess, this year it’s all about HIT GIRL. Key items – a purple weave, black eye mask and an arsenal of curse words that would shock a sailor – the more vile the word, the more HIT GIRL.

 

Toy Story

 

 

With the release of Toy Story 3, why not let out your inner child and what better movie to pick from! It’s full of the greatest characters: Buzz, Woody, Barbie, Ken, Mr. Potato Head, and for the member of your “Toy Story 3” entourage that is not easily embarrassed, Lots-O’-Huggin’ Bear!

 

Easy A or Mean Girl?

 

 

“In the regular world, Halloween is when children dress up in costumes and beg for candy. In Girl World, Halloween is the one night a year when a girl can dress like a total slut and no other girls can say anything about it.” Girls, never forget those immortal words of Cady Heron, aka Lindsay Lohan. Sure a Mean Girls costume may be dated, but rehash yourself an Easy A and you’ll be the hit of the party!

 

The Red Queen

 

 

Always a safe bet for Halloween, Helena Bonham Carter gives us her latest offering in Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderand. Attention to detail is important with this one or you might end up less regal, more Lady Gaga…

 

Team Zissou

 

 

A red cap and a speedo – the basics for a good Team Zissou costume – though if you’re looking to avoid hypothermia, we’d also recommend the classic Team Zissou trainers by Adidas and a baby blue jumpsuit!

 

The Social Network(er)

 

 

No time for customary – worry not, there’s always the conceptual costume and this year’s favourite is Mark Zuckerberg – aka the dude that invented facebook, aka the dude from that David Fincher movie. Arrogance, brilliance and nerdy jargon (PHP, XHMTL, intertextuality, the social experience etc etc.) are A MUST.