10 Costumes that are Guaranteed to Get You 1st Place at Your Next Costume Party

Fall 2012 is officially here and we’re rolling into October, which means Halloween is right around the corner! On Halloween day, people from all ages normally dress up in Costumes honoring the Ancient Celtics. The Celtics originally wore masks to scare away evil spirits, they wanted to prevent demons from identifying them as humans. Halloween is celebrated in many ways, such as trick-or-treating, house decorations and costume parties. If you’re looking to grab some extra attention and stand out at your next Halloween Party, here are some Halloween costumes that are guaranteed to get you 1st place:


PSY Gangnam StylePSY – K-Pop Artist

Some people call him the Korean James Bond, but in reality he’s Korean Pop Star, PSY. He rose to fame with the release of his recent song “Gangnam Style”. The music video reached over a 170 million youtube views within a few days, radio stations around the country play his song over and over again. Follow his ‘Gangnam’ Style and you’ll definitely stand out during a Costume Contest. MTV, wrote a great article with the perfect costume description. Take a look at it: http://style.mtv.com/2012/08/30/psy-gangnam-style-music-video/
If you ask me, I think PSY will be the real winner this Halloween. Remember, you can’t just dress up as PSY, you’re going to have to dance like him too!


Harry Potter Death Eater

Wizards and Muggles are out of fashion this year, everyone wants to be a Death Eater! Death Eaters are a group of wizards and witches from the Harry Potter series. They try to create a new order under the influence of Lord Voldermort through the Ministry of Magic. Death Eaters are known for causing fear among the Wizard community by terrorizing and killing people, especially members of the Order of the Phoenix

Here are instructions on how to make a Death Eater Mask with Harry Potter Designs: http://www.instructables.com/id/Harry-Potter%3A-Make-a-Death-Eater-Mask!/

Yip Yip Sesame Street Martian

Yip Yips are characters on Sesame Street. They’re aliens visiting from the planet Mars. These creatures have squid like tentacles, big eyes and antennae. They can also ‘float’ in the air. There are two main Yip Yips and their names are Bob and Joe. They’re both known for yelling “Yip-yip-yip… Uh-Huh, Uh-Huh”. You’re going to need the following items to make this Alien go YIPYIP:

For some great instructions on how to make this sloppy costume: http://www.instructables.com/id/Yip-Yip-Costume/?

Optimus Prime

Optimus Prime is a popular character from the Transformers movies. He is the leader of the Autobots and the autobots are constantly fighting with the Decepticons. He’s a compassionate leader who tries to improve the universe around him. He dedicates himself to the protection of the planet Earth and its inhabitants. He is a brave, powerful and wise Autobot, with a strong sense of righteousness. Optimus Prime is a great costume if you like to build things with your hands. It’s even better if you’re on a budget. This Autobot can be made out of cereal boxes and cardboards very easily. For instructions on how to put together this costume: http://www.instructables.com/id/Building-Optimus-Prime/
It’s quite simple cutting the material, but it takes a few days to spray paint all the boxes. It’ll take you about 3-5 days to complete the Transformers project. Before you know it, you’ll be the Leader of the Autobots.

Angry Birds

Are you addicted to the game Angry Birds? This game is known for its addictive gameplay, comical style and low price. If you have fun playing the game, then you may have even more fun dressing up as an Angry Bird! Do you have a favorite Angry Bird? This Halloween, you could either be the red bird, blue bird, yellow bird or even the bomb dropping white bird! The costume is fairly inexpensive. If you want to be an Angry Bird this Halloween, here are the instructions to make the costume: http://www.instructables.com/id/Angry-Birds-Costume/?ALLSTEPS


After The Dark Knight, everyone wanted to be the Joker for Halloween. Bane is a Super Villain who recently appeared as the main antagonist in The Dark Knight Rises. Known to be both physically and intellectually powerful, he is Batman’s worst nightmare. Critics say, Bane seems to be a popular Halloween choice this year, especially after the release of The Dark Knight Rises. If you’re interested in learning how to make the Bane Costume, we’ve found an awesome tutorial with all the guidelines to make this costume accurate: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U_gKXGRkoss&feature=player_embedded

Apple iPhone

For all you diehard Apple fans, why would you even consider dressing up as Steve Jobs when you can be an iPhone 5? I mean you would figure this would be on our list of top Halloween Costumes. The iPhone 5 literally just came out, and people are crazy about it! Imagine if you dressed up as an iPhone? Before you shoot down the possibility, just know that it’s possible. You’re going to need a large cardboard box, black and white spray paint, aluminum foil, scissors, tape, printer and paper. Here are the instructions on how to make an iPhone costume from scratch: http://www.inhabitots.com/how-to-make-a-diy-cardboard-box-iphone-costume-for-halloween/iphonefront/?extend=1

Minecraft Creeper

The Creeper in Minecraft is a hostile mob that is known for ambushing players with explosions. They can cause damage to the opposing player and the surrounding blocks. Creepers are dangerous because they are always silent, you can only hear their footsteps and their hissing noises when they’re ready for an explosion. Their explosions are devastating within a short range. Creepers however, run from both Cats and Ocelots. The Creeper is popular for sneaking up on other players and causing them damage. Now, you can imagine why this silent creeper would be a popular Halloween costume. So if you’re a Mindcraft geek, we’ve found a great tutorial for the Minecraft Creeper costume. Take a look at this video, it shows you how to make Face 1, Face 2, Feet, Squares 1, Squares 2, Squares 3 and Squares 4. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NKN0ws1Y_vM&feature=player_embedded
Be careful when you go out and scare others during Halloween, your silence may be frightening.

Lady GaGa

As an Artist, Lady GaGa is known for her songs “Bad Romance”, “Just Dance” and “Poker Face”, but besides her musical career, she is known for involving herself with humanitarian causes and LGBT activism. She’s popular among the people for her success in pop music and contributions to society. Lady GaGa is said to be one of the most popular users on Twitter. Her social media outreach is quite phenomenal. Tons of people want to dress up as Lady GaGa this Halloween, but she has no set costume. Unlike other costume choices, you can choose from any of her styles to make this costume real. She’s known for grabbing attention with her rather creative style, she’s popular pick for Halloween this year. Whether you’re a GaGa fan, or you just like the way she dresses, dressing up as Lady GaGa will put you in the spotlight. She has so many different looks, and if you really want to bring out the inner Lady GaGa, you’re going to have to think outside-the-box by using your creativity. Take a look at this guide for costumes on Lady GaGa: http://www.instructables.com/id/Lady-GaGa-Costumes/

Alvin the Chipmunk

The Alvin costume doesn’t take very long to make. You’re going to need a sheet of Yellow Felt, an iron, a fabric marker, ruler, fabric glue, red shirt, red hat, black pants, and dark colored face paint. Once you have all your materials, start by drawing the letter “A” on the yellow felt sheet with your fabric marker and just follow the rest of the directions at the link below.

Of course, the costumes mentioned above are all great for saving money. But more importantly, making costumes gives you the creative power to make sure you stand out and have the best costume among all your friends and family. Whether or not you’re first 1st place, everyone will remember you for your one-of-a-kind Halloween costume. If your costume doesn’t go as planned, you can consider buying your costume at a Halloween Store (http://www.spirithalloween.com/), or making an online purchase through Amazon’s Halloween Shop (http://www.amazon.com/Costumes-Accessories-Specialty-Clothing/b/). Good luck and Happy Halloween, may the best costume win!

About the author  ⁄ Krithic Annamalai

Managing Editor of Helpfil.com

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