This year has been an iconic one for promoting fantastical characters, outlooks and styles. The media, not to mention the big and small screens, have done the best they could to dazzle, wow and impress us with an array of fashionable, cheeky and even retro looks. Last year, apart from the usual sexy nurses, she-devils and guys wearing a boiler-suit, Halloween was populated with Elsas, zombies, and even wanna-be Kim Kardashians.
Here’s what I’m betting we’ll see a lot of this year:
The Joker – This one never seems to get old, especially since the big screen seems to be re-inventing a new version of him every other year. In his last transformation, I must admit that he looks less like something that’s come out of a comic book and more like something that’s come out of a crayola factory, with some pesticide-induced euphoria thrown in. Thank you Suicide Squad…
Harley Quinn – Yup, kind of the female version of the above, except that she’s wearing a ‘F*** me Daddy’- I mean, a ‘Daddy’s Lil Monster’ T-shirt, and a pair of panties which I’m guessing are supposed to be micro-shorts. For those who don’t know, at the beginning of the story, Dr Quinn is actually a very smart psychiatrist working at Arkham Asylum. Her brains seem to fly right out of the window when she meets and becomes obsessed with the Joker, and she decides to chuck over her life and career to join him as a cute sexy sidekick. After all, that’s what women in love do right? Again, cheers Suicide Squad.
Assassin’s Creed – This on-going franchise never seems to lose its fascinating historical charm. 2016 not only saw the release of the Assassin’s Creed’s Chronicles last February, but finally also marked the completed filming of the eponymous movie, which was also partly filmed in Malta, and which will be out in theatres next December.
Daenerys Targaryen – The suave and doe-eyed Khaleese, Mother of Dragons and one of the main characters in Game of Thrones and A Song of Ice and Fire, is another favourite. With her flowing yet revealing gowns, dragon-themed accessories and ivory long hair, she’s become a staple in every cosplayer’s and fantasy lover’s costume-character wardrobe.
Orange Jumpsuits – For those who don’t want to spend so much time and money on a costume which they most probably will only get to wear once, this variant of the boiler suit is a welcome solution. The T.V series Orange is the New Black, whose fourth season was released last June, has become one of today’s most watched series. The show revolves around life within a women’s federal prison.
Donald Trump – Yup, you don’t need to be an American to get it, do you? An orangey-coloured latex face mask, a blonde sandy-haired wig and the trademark dark blue suit, white shirt, and red tie, and you’re suddenly the guy himself – the man of the moment! Whether you don this get-up in order to support or deride said personage is another matter and totally up to you.
So, which costume do you plan to wear this Halloween?