Having themed Halloween costumes can be a lot of fun. Planning ahead and choosing the right theme for your group are two keys to your Halloween success. Here are three timely ideas for you and your friends this Halloween.
Wizard of Oz: With so many twists to choose from, Oz characters are a great pick for a large group.
Fantasy and imagination brought us “Oz the Great and Powerful” in 2013. Characters range from wizards to witches – Oscar, Glinda, Theodora and Evanora or pick another role as you make your group bigger. Choose a side and design your good versus evil costumes for a perfect Halloween celebration.
Costumes inspired by “The Wizard of Oz,” the classic 1939 Judy Garland film, have long been a Halloween favorite. Round up your own Dorothy, Toto, Scarecrow, Cowardly Lion and Tin Man. Gather a few Munchkins for fun and candy. Throw in a Wicked Witch of the West with a flying monkey. What more could you ask for in a Halloween party!
If books are your inspiration, begin with the characters from “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz” and then add characters from the continuing series of Oz books. In the land of Oz, we find childhood nostalgia at its best. Who can forget reading “Ozma of Oz” and finding Princess Ozma up against a princess that changes heads? Mood determining heads? Now that’s a creative and original Halloween costume idea!
The Hobbit: Whether your costumes are homemade or purchased, this theme will keep the adventure in your Halloween. Plus, this group Halloween costume idea will delight children and adults alike.
“The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey” released in 2012 adds big screen cinema to your Halloween themed costumes and gives you movie screenshots to consult. “The Hobbit, or There and Back Again” by J. R. R. Tolkien gives you a literary theme to intellectualize your Halloween costumes and allows your imagination to come to the forefront.
Choose the book or movie as your inspiration but remember to include Bilbo Baggins — the hobbit and Gandalf the Grey – the wizard. Add in dwarves and other themed characters to make your group special. Don’t forget Smaug — the dragon!
Take your party on the road for a trick or treat journey or meet together as a cast to enjoy the spooky holiday. The Halloween decision is up to you!
Les Misérables: Classic for its literary, stage, and movie versions, “Les Mis” will provide a large group an outlet for classy Halloween costumed fun.
Create your group by inviting Jean Valjean, Javert, Fantine, Cosette and others. Liven it by looking into character portrayals in the 2012 movie version. Sing along to the well-known music of Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schönberg. Add some French dialogue and honor Victor Hugo. Develop a broadway, film or impromptu style for your musical troupe and you’re ready to go for this Halloween!
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