Halloween is coming up fast, so I decided to take a look at the best costume options out there, and what fabrics you should acquire for them. From Star Wars to Spider-Man, the hottest costumes are always from movies and television, so here’s a list of the best tv shows and biggest blockbusters to emulate this Halloween.
Everyone loves a superhero, which is why they’re such popular costumes. This year, both Marvel and D.C. produced top tier super hero movies, and they’re sure to be out in droves on Halloween.
Marvel’s “Spider-Man: Homecoming” shows Peter Parker post Avengers, trying to figure out his gift, win the academic decathlon, beat the villain, and of course, get the girl. How to get the Spider-Man suit? Spandex, spandex, spandex! And some silly string, of course.
If Spider-Man isn’t your thing, Marvel has got you covered with two space-themed sequels; “Thor: Ragnarok” and “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2.” In “Thor: Ragnarok,” Thor, the hunky God from the planet Asgard must fight and conquer his former ally, the Hulk, in the newest movie. Leather is definitely your best bet to recreate his spectacular armor, and don’t forget.
In “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2,” Peter Quill, Gamora, Drax, Rocket, and Baby Groot are hired, and then fired, to protect some space batteries. If you’re loving Quill’s look, check out this radical (and free) Guardians of the Galaxy Star-Lord Jacket pattern!
On the D.C. side, we’ve got ensemble casts left and right, and Wonder Woman right in the middle. “Suicide Squad” follows an array of villains and evil-doers who are given the opportunity to redeem themselves… or else. Mood’s version of Harley Quinn involves a lot of taffeta and jacquard, but there are unlimited ways to redesign the classic Quinn.
D.C.’s other ensemble cast, “Justice League,” is the opposite of Suicide Squad, as it features do gooders doing good. Batman, Wonder Woman, the Flash, and Aquaman join up to fight evil, becoming friends in the process. The Flash, Superman, Batman, and Aquaman all sport spandex, while Wonder Woman can be accomplished with faux leather! Check out this Wonder Woman pattern for all your Wonder Woman inspiration!
This year, action movies and thrillers really hit the ground running with “Star Wars,” “Ghost in the Shell,” and “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.” “Star Wars; The Last Jedi” will be hitting the big screen later this year, and although the fabric needs to be dyed a darker shade, this Light Brac Surface Embroidered Diamond Cotton Woven was literally made for Rey! That’s right, Mood has the fabric used to make Rey’s tunic. Don’t forget to pick up some Rit DyeMore Chocolate Brown Synthetic Fiber Dye!
“Ghost in the Shell” stars Scarlett Johansson as Major, a lone cyber human in the fight against evil. Adapted from a manga, this movie is sure to be seen on Halloween. Per usual, Major’s main outfit is made of spandex!
“Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” of the Harry Potter Wizarding World came out just after Halloween last year, so this year is sure to be packed with Newt Scamander costumes. That means this year is all about wool coating and wool suiting!
The scary movie of the year was absolutely IT, meaning clown costumes everywhere. Taffeta or satin are going to be your best bet for a truly terrifying IT, while the ruffles are best suited by pleated chiffon.
The other horror movie people have been looking forward to this year is “Rings,” the continuation of “The Ring.” Aside from long, black wigs, you’ll want to pick up some linen or cotton for an authentic “Rings.”
Television has been stepping up its game, with sky-high budgets and intricate plots turning them into small cinematic experiences. So, it won’t be surprising when TV characters are on every street on Halloween. The top tier in television this year? “Game of Thrones”, of course! And when you play the game of costume contests in a “Game of Thrones” costume, you either win or you win. Try out Mood’s Free Daenerys Targaryen’s Jacket Template for all your costume part needs, or use some of Mood’s wools to recreate other “Game of Thrones” characters!
Streaming services have stepped up their game, too, with Netflix and Hulu running the game. Hulu’s “The Handmaid’s Tale,” based of the novel of the same name by Margaret Atwood, features a cast of characters in an iconic ensemble, floor length red dresses, loose enough to hide their womanly bodies, and a stiff white bonnet to hide their faces. Your best be4t for an authentic Handmaid dress? Mood’s red wool coating!
On the otherside of the streamiverse, Netflix is taking charge with “The Defenders.” Jessica Jones, Luke Cade, Daredevil, and Iron Fist get together to fight crime in New York City. For a no-nonsense leather jacket like Jessica’s, try Mood’s solid, black faux leather. More of a Daredevil? Go for some of Mood’s stunning spandex.
What will you be going as for Halloween this year? Let me know in the comments!