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Halloween is a lot of fun for everyone: children and adults alike can have a great time dressing up and creating really inventive costumes. However, what if you happen to love those classic, timeless costumes that represent some of the most famous creatures and monsters? They can get a little boring — unless you figure out how to spice up all your old favorites.
1. Fun with Frankenstein’s Monster
Frankenstein’s monster is definitely a classic Halloween costume. Frankie is big, mean, and green, which is altogether pretty simple. The problem is that it’s also kind of boring. So how can you spice up this costume while still retaining the original idea?
Well, how about Hipster Frankenstein? Give Frankie a Justin Bieber hairstyle, throw on some black framed glasses, and replace those frayed pants with skinny jeans. Bonus points for taking a date who dresses up as The Bride of Frankenstein; she can wear skinny jeans as well, and comb some of that big, wild beehive down over her face.
2. The Evolution of the Vampire
Vampires are incredibly in now, which means that there are lots of ways to make the most of classic vampire costumes. Since these bloodsucking monsters keep showing up in books, movies, and TV shows, you can take inspiration from pop culture.
Want to go the fairy-vampire route? No, that doesn’t mean you should start channeling True Blood (yet). Instead, take inspiration from Twilight and cover your skin with glitter. This costume requires a killer hairstyle as well. If your date wants to go as Bella, make sure she has no facial expression and keeps getting into trouble.
You can also attend your Halloween parties with a pack of friends. Go in a group consisting of two boys and a girl. Why? Because then you can dress up in your most stylish clothes and become a vampire-threesome, drawing inspiration from either True Blood or The Vampire Diaries.
3. The Wild World of Werewolves
Fortunately, werewolves get plenty of play these days. In fact, they’re well-represented in both True Blood and Twilight. You don’t have to go that route, however. If you’re going as a full moon vampire, why not pull a Teen Wolf vibe? You can either keep it MTV friendly by going as the newer, brooding werewolf, complete with ridiculous good looks and a perpetual sneer, or you can go full-out Michael J. Fox, varsity jacket and all.
4. The Zombie Apocalypse
With movies like Zombieland and World War Z, along with TV shows like The Walking Dead, zombies are very much in vogue. You have your choice of updated costumes here, and the grosser the better — if that’s the way you want to go. Walking Dead zombies are, of course, disgusting, but if you want comedic effect, think about taking a page out of Zombie Bill Murray’s book, from Zombieland. You can go as yourself pretending to dress up like a zombie, for example.
Thanks to pop culture’s current obsession with all the classic monsters, your Halloween costumes can still look fresh and unique. How would you spice up a timeless movie monster costume?