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2013's Trendiest Halloween Costumes

Beatrice Verhoeven |
October 13, 2013 | 3:36 p.m. PDT

Staff Reporter

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Halloween is just around the corner, and just like every year, the pressure is on to find a costume. If you have multiple parties to attend on different nights, you need to start shopping stat.

Believe it or not, there are costume trends each year just like there are fashion trends. Every year, we see celebrities go crazy with their costume ideas. Elle featured a collection of what celebrities wear on the day of the dead, including Honey Boo Boo, The Village People, and the Incredibles.

This year, Halloween costume trends are based on songs, movies and TV shows. 

According to the website Syracuse.com, the most common costumes for this upcoming Halloween are the following:

And the top most trending Halloween costume is Miley Cyrus. According to a variety of Halloween stores, any variation of Miley, whether its based on her “Wrecking Ball” stunt or her foam finger fiasco, Miley is the most popular Halloween costume. Boo… scary.

Surveying a group of people aged 18-24, it seems evident however, that many traditional costumes are still in style. Costume ideas range from vampires, safari animals and dinosaurs to more creative ideas such as Bonnie and Clyde, and Jack and Coke. Pirates also seem to be back.

Evidently, there are a lot of costume trends out there that are both new and creative and old and traditional.

I know what you’re thinking: What if you want that one costume that’s completely original, but you’re not a creative mastermind?

The best way to find a Halloween costume is to go to any Halloween store and check out your options. Spirit Superstores rent out warehouses all over Los Angeles and have a large selection of sexy, scary, or weird costumes. Even if you are creating your own costume, they have great accessories that match any costume. 

Another way to find your perfect costume for the 31st is to browse the web. Start off by thinking of your favorite TV show, and build your own costume with the ideas on the internet. A “Dexter” fanatic said he is dressing up as Dexter, while his girlfriend is being a victim wrapped in plastic. Looking at your favorite TV shows for inspiration is a great way to go.

Foods, singers, historical figures and miscellaneous items around the house are great sources of inspiration as well. So be creative this year, and leave people talking about YOUR memorable costume this Halloween!

What will you be this Halloween? Post your ideas in the comments below.

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