Killer Croc (Suicide Squad)
So you’ve decided that out of all the Suicide Squad members you just had to be Killer Croc? Well, either you’re going to have to get inventive here or be a world class makeup artist, but no matter what you do we’re sure it’ll be good enough to see you through Halloween. That being said, we’d be surprised if you couldn’t find some use out of the clothing we’ll be getting together, so it’s not all bad news.
Killer Croc is a fairly simple costume, starting with 12 eye boots that come above your ankle in black, a pullover hoodie, black cargo pants and a specific jacket for Croc that was made for the upcoming film. Even if you don’t get the jacket, it doesn’t matter because the main part of your costume will be exactly how you figure out what to make your skin look like. If you had to pick any of these clothes, we’d say that the pullover hoodie has made the biggest impression in the trailers as the suicide squad member is obsessed with making sure nobody can see him due to the grotesque skin on his face. Now we get to the real meat of it, and this one comes down to your creativity. You could buy yourself a mask for Killer Croc that I’m sure will be coming out officially but someone will have already made them online. You could also work out some form of makeup for yourself, especially if you have the knowledge to sort it out yourself.
There isn’t a lot that goes into this costume, as the film focuses mainly on the skin of Killer Croc rather than the clothes he’s wearing. The upside of this is that the clothes are relatively inoffensive, so we doubt there is anybody out there who wouldn’t be able to use them after Halloween, meaning the money you spent on them won’t be a complete waste. Even if you just use them to sit around the house in, you’ll know that you’re getting your money’s worth.
Katana (Suicide Squad)
The character of Katana is the only one who has seemed to have two costumes, although one of them is clearly more consistent. While it’s unlikely you’ll be able to get this one pitch perfect without throwing out some dough, it’s understandable why people would want to dress up as Katana for Halloween. She’s been less-sexualised and the way she holds herself seems like the perfect way for people to come off as total badass this Halloween.
The reason that Katana is a difficult costume to get together without some disposable income is down to her having a pretty unique mask and jacket that you’ll probably need to buy from somewhere on the internet, unless you have skills at making either of these things. Her white half mask with red dot could likely be replicated with some moderate effort, but her jacket is really just something you either will be able to get or won’t. Either way, her mask is the far more iconic of the two items, so it’s not something to worry about. Underneath the jacket you’ll be wearing a white crop tank top which goes with a red karate belt and a pair of leather fingerless gloves. For the bottom half of your body you’re looking at some tight leather jeans along with a pair or black combat boots, preferably as shiny as your pants. Then, it’s time to sort out your weapon. Katana, as her name would suggest, has the famous Japanese sword with her at all times, but that’s pretty unlikely to be lying around your house, so you can always go with a fake win. Spring for a fairly decent sheath to have across your back and then it won’t matter how lame the sword inside is, or if there even is one in there!
Even if you don’t enjoy the idea of wearing any of this clothing after Halloween night, there’ll be someone out there who will. Either sell them on or keep them for next year to put with a different costume.
Kylo Ren (Star Wars)
Halloween is a time for finding a costume that is a little bit different to the mainstream – if you’re sick of wearing the same blood-dripping, gory plastic mask, or you’ve had enough of witches and ghosts, it’s time to turn to the TV and big screen for inspiration on something a little different. There is certainly plenty of choice on offer, but what do you choose?
We know that Star Wars is hugely popular, and the characters are simply made for Halloween. If you watched Star Wars: The Force Awakens back in 2015 then you will be aware of a new character, named Kylo Ren. Little boys (and some girls too) will love dressing up as this iconic character, strong in The Force! Star Wars is certainly not just for one gender or age group, and is recognisable to everyone, whether a fan or not – this is an aim of any Halloween costume.
Kylo Ren is a dark warrior, a former Jedi trainee under the watchful eye of his uncle, the famous Luke Skywalker – his costume is equally dark and iconic too. Kids and adults alike will find this costume great for Halloween night, and it comes with a mask, gloves, lightsabre, and the actual body outfit itself, which is flowing and lightweight. This has many advantages, because you can wear warmer clothes underneath, without overheating or feeling a little too ‘done up’ as you can in some bodysuit-type costumes. Some helmets also come with a voice changer, which your kid will absolutely love, as they knock at doors and say “trick or treat” in that famous deep voice!
This costume is a must for Star Wars fans, and also something a little different to the regular ghosts and ghouls dress up that you see walking around the streets on that famous, dark night. The double advantage is that you can buy this costume for Halloween but you can also use it as a toy/dress up during normal times, as this is something your children can play with endlessly, not only for Halloween.
Michonne (Walking Dead)
Walking Dead fans (and there are certainly many of those) will be wanting to throw in a little nod to their favourite TV show this Halloween, and the great news is that you can do that very easily, and without spending too much cash. This massively popular comic series has been made into one of the biggest TV shows around, and when it comes to costumes, you can do this easily and very effectively indeed. No need to spend a fortune on a costume you are probably never going to wear again, and this particular choice is probably already lurking in your wardrobe, with just a few extras to add for authenticity.
The guys have many choices to go for, such as Daryl Dixon for example, but the ladies have a fantastic option too – Michonne.
Michonne is a mysterious zombie hunter, played by Danai Gurira, who doesn’t say too much, out of fear of attracting more of the walking dead wherever she may go. She carries go jawless zombies on her costume, and these later turn out to be her zombified best friend and ex-boyfriend. She roams around the wastelands looking for zombies to eradicate. In terms of how to achieve her look and costume, it’s really simple.
Ladies, all you need is a brown leather waistcoat, a pair of blue jeans, a vest top, some finger-less gloves, and perhaps a long wig of black dreadlocks to really complete the look. Accessory-wise you just need a plastic sword, and you really have the Michonne look down to a tee.
The fantastic thing about choose Michonne for your Halloween party costume is that it is easy to do, doesn’t cost the earth, and will really grab attention, especially amongst fellow TV show fans – this is a costume that will be a conversation starter, and that is a great thing at a party! Another pro is that you are doing something a little different, rather than the usual ghost or witch outfit which, let’s face it, has been done to death over the last few decades!
Negan (Walking Dead)
When it comes to putting together and outfit with nods to a particular TV character, especially one which is within a very popular and iconic TV series, you really do have to get it just right. If you are a fan of the hugely popular Walking Dead show then you will have plenty of choice when it comes to picking a character to emulate, and all are perfect for a Halloween party. You’re sure to see a few zombies running around on the streets or at a party on that particular night (although hopefully not real ones!) and you can play on that fact and insert a little more fun into the evening, with a pretend zombie and zombie hunter chase!
One of the key characters which has recently emerged from the TV show is Negan. Played by Jeffrey Dean Morgan, his style is very ‘just so’ and that means putting together an outfit to emulate him needs a little thinking beforehand. Having said that, it’s not difficult to do, and it’s cheap to do too.
To complete that iconic Negan style you will need a black leather (or mock leather) biker jacket, a red scarf worn around the neck, a pair of slim fitting jeans, preferably grey-toned, black boots, and to really complete the outfit, you will be needing a baseball bat – see, easy!
Negan is a mysterious character, so you might want to get into your acting skills a little beforehand too; try and master that mysterious stare if you can! Negan as a character is the leader of a group called the Saviors, and they move around within other groups, working together in order to receive zombie protection back. Negan is a feisty character, and one which doesn’t hold back.
On top of this, Negan might not be the first choice character you would think of when you consider putting together a Walking Dead Halloween costume, so you will be standing out as someone totally different if you go down this particular route, that’s for sure.
One of the most popular Halloween costumes this year is undoubtedly going to be Pokemon related, and if you want to dress your child up in what is the arguably the ‘best’ Pokemon of them all, then it has to be the undeniably cute, but equally as fierce, Pikachu.
Pokemon was huge back in the 90s, but has shown a resurgence recently with the release of the iconic Pokemon Go game; this means that there is no better time than to choose the most on-trend costume.
The Pokemon costume is bright, colourful, and actually quite warm for your children to wear on those chilly Halloween evenings. Bright yellow, this means they will be seen from a distance, which is great for safety, and it comes with an attached lightning bolt-shaped tail, and a hat. The great news is that this costume can also be hand washed, which cuts out any stain or mishap problems!
Pokemon is the central character in the Pokemon games and TV series, which originated in Japan as part of an anime series. You could argue that Pokemon make anime go mainstream, and Pikachu is certainly the most famous of them all. The show took its major fame back in 1996 in Japan, which quickly spread across Europe and the world. Pokemon, and indeed Pikachu, are creatures which are mouse-like, and although appearing cute, certainly have a fighting edge. They have black-tipped ears and red spots on their cheeks, which spark with electricity when they are mad or fighting, or even interacting with other Pokemon; although your child’s costume certainly won’t do that, they can pretend, which pushes imagination and your children will love pretending to be Pokemon themselves.
Pikachu himself is a small creature, although your little Pikachu certainly won’t be as small as the actual character. The attached tail is shaped like a lightning bolt, which they will love swishing around and pretending to spark thunder and lightning. Put simply, this is a bang on trend costume for your kids to enjoy this Halloween, whilst also having a rather cute appearance at the same time – who said Halloween had to be actually scary?!
Rick Flag (Suicide Squad)
The new marvel film Suicide Squad came out this year and one of the characters (and one of the characters you can dress as for this Halloween) is Rick Flag. If you’ve been looking at the cast and thinking that Rick Flag might make a pretty good costume for you come Halloween, then you’re in luck, as he has to be one of the easiest characters in the Squad to dress up as. Maybe you like the character, or maybe you’re just looking for an easy but current costume, either way this one will work.
When looking at what we have to grab for the Rick Flag costume, it’s good to start with a long sleeved tactical shirt in green that you’ll then roll the sleeves up on. Pair that with some tactical pants, although some charcoal grey suit pants will also work if you’re struggling to find some or can’t gather the money. As for the shielding, you’ll be picking up some arm guards and gloves with wrist guards, the kind you’d be likely to find on people who are taking part in a sport like Roller Derby. Throw a tactical vest on top of that and pull on some cap toe army boots with buckles, and you’ve got yourself a costume! Well, almost. Just like his fellow Suicide Squad members, Rick Flag will be carrying a gun the entire time he’s on screen. For this you can either get a generic black rifle toy or go for something specific, like some kind of model specifically made for people who like artificial versions of real guns.
What you need to look like Rick Flag on Halloween could work for you in your general day-to-day life, but we suppose that’s down to exactly how you regularly dress. Obviously the items you’ve bought to give off the air of protection won’t find much use after the important day, but some of the clothes will likely make an appearance, and you can always shift them for some money if not.
If you are looking for a cute outfit for this Halloween, but one which has a scary attack element, then this is the one. There is undeniably nothing cuter than a young child dressed up as a turtle, but we also know that young children can be fierce themselves, just like little Squirtle!
Squirtle is one of the Pokemon characters which was in the Japanese anime series in the 90s, and has made it into the new Pokemon Go game, which has taken of massively this year. Pokemon may be generally known as cute characters which seek out interaction with other Pokemon, whilst also defending themselves from attack, but they are also present in different forms, such as lizards, dragons, and this cute little fellow, a turtle.
This particular outfit is fantastic as a Halloween choice for many reasons, not only its appearance. The shell covers the back with a fleece bodysuit for the rest of it, and a hat for keeping those heads and ears warm in cool temperatures. The shell and tail add to the fun of the costume too.
Squirtle is known for his natural ability to shoot water out of his mouth, which is where his main form of attack lies – this means that your little ones can play with that and have fun on Halloween evening, as well as using the shell as protection, to hide from potential “attacks”. This is a costume which allows for imagination and games too, which could be further reaching than just Halloween. Appearance-wise, Squirtle has a brown shell with blue head, legs, feet, and tail, and a yellow belly. The costume is plush and warm, again, and is actually one of the most adorable costumes available in the Pokemon range – this is best suited to small children, such as toddlers.
Many will choose a more well-known Pokemon character to dress up as, such as Pikachu, which his undoubtedly the most famous, but Squirtle is a fantastic choice as something different, something to surprise people (which is the main point of Halloween), and also fantastic for smaller children.