Happy October! It’s the month of nutmeg and pumpkins, turtlenecks and knee socks, and searching for that extra wonderful Halloween costume. Since I am a serious TV and film fan, I naturally gravitate towards costumes that are character driven: Pippy Longstocking (from the movie), Punky Brewster, Mork from Mork and Mindy, Mia Wallace from Pulp Fiction… TV and movie Halloween costumes are always popular. Isn’t there a Dorothy from The Wizard of Oz at your door every year?
This year I am betting you will see Superman, Wizard of Oz characters, Iron Man, and a few Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles at your door asking for your best miniature chocolates. My local Halloween store has been open for well over a month and every day, when I drive by, the parking lot has been packed. Last week my son and I stopped in to look at all of the costume options, and as he was marveling over the kid-sized Transformers and young Jedis, I was standing, in shock, looking at the grown-up versions.
“Grown up” now means sexy costumes of kid cartoon characters. In one row alone there were at least 5 different cartoon characters from my childhood now available to me as sexy Halloween garb. I get it, there is an element of showing off your “kit-kats” for some on Halloween. I just can’t imagine being the lady rocking the “sexy” version of Strawberry Shortcake as I go door-to-door with my family.
In looking at more TV and movie Halloween costumes, I realized some really nailed it and some did not. Which costume is your favorite?
16 TV and Movie Halloween Costumes
Check out Sunny’s adorable collection of book inspired Halloween costumes for even more inspiration this month.