Alice and Gaga: The Most Popular Costumes for Halloween.
By Amanda Sheahan
When trying to find the perfect costume, it is often difficult to decide with so many options available. Just like every other fashion season, Halloween has its own change in trends.
While visiting Halloween Street, a popular costume shop, I asked the staff about this year’s trick or treats in fashion. One clerk said, “Easy, Lady Gaga and Alice in Wonderland. I haven’t gone a day without someone buying a costume of those two yet.”
These costumes are popular this year for two reasons. First, both characters have the largest variety of possibilities. Alice-inspired looks range from the innocent to the ultra-sexy. A few versions include the “traditional” Disney look, some versions come from the recent Tim Burton character, the darker video game version, one that’s Playboy inspired, and even a gothic version of this classic heroine. She is a versatile costume that any age can wear, and there’s a version that’s appropriate to fit each different personality.
And then we have Lady Gaga. She has become more and more popular as an inspiration for Halloween the last two years for a number of reasons. One, she is easy and fun to impersonate. Male or female, you can usually get a laugh out of these costumes because of how over the top she is as a performer. In one costume shop alone, there were five different costumes, four wigs, and countless accessories to recreate your favorite Gaga look. No two costumes are the same, and the more outrageous the better. It’s a costume you can have fun with and one that everyone will recognize.
The common factor in both of these costumes is that they are incredibly easy to recreate for a very low cost. If you find yourself on a budget, a simple leotard, a crazy wig and a lot of glitter can give you an authentic Gaga look. For Alice, a blue skirt, ruffle top and a head band is sufficient. For both of these characters the most important thing to remember is to accessorize.
You can go over the top or simple. Spend a fortune, or use what you have laying around the house. Either way, Make your way “down the rabbit hole” and welcome the “Paparazzi”. These costumes will be a hit.