HalloweenCostumes.com Reveals Trending 2014 Halloween Costume Lineup

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Return to scary, viral sensations, and silver screen surprises are the top costumes of 2014.

Three-breasted Woman Costume

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Jasmine Tridevil’s fake third breast implant and Apple’s iPhone 6 “Bendgate” gaffe in early October provided fodder for the hottest trending DIY costumes.

The spookiest of holidays will fall on a Friday in 2014, which means three nights of Halloween adventures await.

Pop culture trends and current events play into the most popular costumes this Halloween. The Ice Bucket Challenge took the nation’s social media by storm in August and will certainly make a splash at Halloween parties. More recently, Jasmine Tridevil’s fake third breast implant and Apple’s iPhone 6 “Bendgate” gaffe in early October provided fodder for the hottest trending DIY costumes. Oh, and don’t forget Spider Dog and its 100 million YouTube views leading the charge for doting pet owners.

Other trending Halloween costumes for 2014 include a “return to scary” from classic tales of fiction. Movies like Dracula Untold, I, Frankenstein, and the 40th Anniversary of Texas Chainsaw Massacre provide inspiration for villains to rise from the tombs of literary and cinema history. Popular shows and scary tales are taking center stage in the form of Hannibal and American Horror Story, among others. The “return to scary” theme also translates into home Halloween décor as indoor and outdoor haunted house scenes have become all the rage.

Speaking of the cinema, several blockbuster films made a major impact in the box office this year and will certainly inspire a costume or two. There is no arguing that Disney’s Frozen captured the hearts and minds of adults and children alike, so expect to see plenty of Elsa, Anna, and Olaf the Snowman. Director Michael Bay’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles reboot arrived with a nostalgic “cowabunga!” and will be a popular costume choice for fans of any age.

Adults will have plenty of options to choose from in sexy mashup costumes, and 2014 is the year to get weird with childhood memories. Gender benders, which reverse the roles of male and female, are on the rise. You will recall that the hit couples costume of 2013 was men dressing as Miley Cyrus with women dressing as Robin Thicke from the duo’s scandalous MTV Video Music Awards performance. Sexy Rocket Raccoon from Guardians of the Galaxy, Sexy Ronald McDonald, and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles will all have a gender bender spotlight in 2014.

Truly convincing Game of Thrones and Destiny costumes are hard to find, which makes them targets for the cosplaying community. When selecting costumes for a group, take a tip from comic conventions and combine any widely celebrated group with Playboy bunnies. Star Trek bunnies, Avenger bunnies, and even fairytale princess bunnies were big on the comic con scene in 2014.

This year’s Halloween season also brings with it a heavy emphasis on intricate makeup. As tutorials on YouTube and Pinterest continue to grow in popularity, both men and women are gaining confidence in attempting detailed and difficult makeup effects. Hot makeup trends such as Day of the Dead sugar skulls and zombie wounds will be on full display this Halloween. Be on the lookout for “bedazzled” makeup effects with the addition of acrylic jewels and flesh prosthetics that add authenticity to any costume.

“Spooky-Sexy” mashups will run rampant with costumes like creepy voodoo dolls, zombie flappers, and Day of the Dead skeletons hitting the streets. Where sexy and spooky collide, a costume becomes a unique showstopper. These costume mashups capture the creepiness of scary concepts without undermining the sexiness factor.

One can always start a conversation with a costume that is sure to make friends question sanity, integrity, or both. The latex horse mask continues to be a popular choice for Halloween, and it was recently revitalized with the premiere of Netflix original series, BoJack Horseman. Sharknado, which first gained notoriety as a 2013 satirical made-for-TV movie, has suddenly become relevant again with reports of beach strewn sharks feeding along the coastline of North Carolina.

Bringing up the rear, as it were, is a great reason to dub 2014 the “year of the butt.” Topping off this well-rounded list are the famous and newsworthy posteriors of Nicki Minaj, Iggy Azalea, Jennifer Lopez, and Beyoncé. Additionally, Meghan Trainor’s debut single, “All About That Bass,” remains in the No. 1 spot after 13 weeks on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100. Butts are so big in 2014 that Nicki Minaj's "Super Bass" even found its way onto a pumpkin.

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Based in North Mankato, Minnesota, HalloweenCostumes.com is a world leading retailer of costumes and accessories. With more exclusive styles and sizes added every day we can’t guarantee your choice will be easy, but we can guarantee an exciting shopping experience that includes unequaled customer support and tools to ensure you find a costume that’s your perfect fit!

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