Tired of witches, vampires and historical figures that met a gruesome end? Inject some fun into your Halloween costume this year by finding inspiration in the big pop culture trends of the year, from the biggest box office movies, to other figures that made a big impact this year.
Whether you plan on putting together your own Halloween party outfit or you want to save time by just renting a costume, check out some of the best ideas for 2014 pop culture inspired Halloween costumes.
Iggy Azalea in “Fancy” – Based on Clueless’ Cher Horowitz
If you’re too young to remember “Clueless” and the cool fashion sense Alicia Silverstone showed as Cher Horowitz, base your costume on Iggy Azalea’s “Fancy”, a tribute to gorgeous ‘90s cool girl fashion. Plaid and prints are a good starting point, but don’t forget about big logos and a cute choker.
You get bonus points for finishing your look with a pink pom pom pencil.
Anna and Elsa – “Frozen”
Since “Frozen” was released after last Halloween, it’s time to show your devotion to Anna and Elsa. Take it to the next level by actually going to a Halloween party with your sister, and take turns braiding each other’s hair for the perfect look. They’re definitely one of the coolest 2014 pop culture inspired Halloween costumes, but if they’re too mainstream for you, there’s always “Adele Dazeem” at the Oscars.
While you might be able to pull off Anna or Elsa with a colorful empire waist dress, Maleficent is more of a costume you buy or rest. Even if you have the perfect black tight dress and cape, you definitely need the horns to complete the look. The staff and raven are optional. Go gory by adding extra blood to the wing stubs.
Baby North West
Definitely the best dressed celebrity baby, North West is already wearing pieces from major designers. You’re not likely to find a costume, but if you like this idea best out of the other 2014 pop culture inspired Halloween costumes, then go conceptual. Go for designer clothing in dark shades and don’t forget to add the most important piece of the puzzle, a big compass that’s stuck on North West.
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Gamora – “Guardians of the Galaxy”
If you’re willing to put up a lot of work for a truly fantastic costume, it’s time to buy some green body paint and embody Gamora, from “Guardians of the Galaxy”. Green skin and purple hair are a must, but when it comes to the costume, replicas of Zoe Saldana’s outfit are already available online.
April – “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles”
One of the 2014 pop culture inspired Halloween costumes that you probably can put together just by rifling through your wardrobe and buying a single extra piece, April from “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” is a great idea. All you need is a grey t-shirt, black skinny jeans, black boots, and a yellow jacket or cardigan.
Mystique – “X-Men: Days of Future Past”
Another great option for a costume that might make you unrecognizable, Mystique from “X-Men: Days of Future Past” will have you looking for the right shade of blue face paint. Played by Jennifer Lawrence, the character will be featured a lot more in the “X-Men: Apocalypse” sequel, so now is the time to try it for Halloween before it gets overexposed.
Katniss Everdeen – “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay”
Jennifer Lawrence is also responsible for another idea among the 2014 pop culture inspired Halloween costumes, Katnis Everdeen. Even though “Mockingjay – Part 1” premieres in November, you’ve already seen Katniss' new looks in the promo pics and trailer. Don’t skip the detailed braiding!
It was never “too soon” for Joan Rivers, and the legendary comedienne would have been very excited to hear people are dressing up as her for Halloween. You’ll need a lot of sparkle and chunky jewelry, the more, the better!
Jasmine Tridevil, the Three-Breasted Woman
Probably the scariest option out of all the 2014 pop culture inspired Halloween costumes, Jasmine Tridevil, the woman who claims she had plastic surgery to create a third breast, is also at the center of a scandal involving sex slaves. So don’t miss the whip!