Lady Gaga makes the list again, as well as our orange friends from Jersey Shore. The last installment of Harry Potter adds lots witches and wizards to Halloween parties again this year, and the zombie mob is still unstoppable.
Amy Winehouse is new to the list this year, as many fans pay homage to her life of music and inspiration. Princess Beatrice's hat crosses over to Halloween after enjoying the spotlight at the royal wedding, and pirate costumes are appearing hot on the heels of the summer Pirates of the Caribbean release.
1. DIY Katy Perry Costume
2. Rapunzel Costume
Though the Rapunzel character has existed in storybooks for ages, the Disney version of the character was just recently coronated as an official Disney Princess. The Tangled movie has given this fairy tale maiden a measure of adventure as well as a good portion of the spotlight. Best part... no shoes required!
3. Amy Winehouse Costume
A life cut too short, this amazing crooner was plagued in the tabloids by her stumbles with addiction. After Amy Winehouse's tragic death, the world celebrated her life through her music. Many fans will be emulating her beauty and confidence this Halloween. Winehouse is an instantly recognizable costume that will turn heads with a healthy dose of drama and sex appeal.
4. Princess Beatrice's Hat
5. Caribbean Pirates
Each year a Pirates of the Caribbean movie comes out, or love of a swaggering Johnny Depp is renewed. It doesn't hurt the costume franchise that Penelope Cruz co-starred in the last flick. Pirate costumes for both men and women are sure to be a huge hit this Halloween.
6. Harry Potter Costumes
With the release of yet another Harry Potter movie this November, the witches and wizards are going to be coming out of the woodwork again for Halloween. Fortunately, I have tips for all of the characters. From a paper mache Death Eater mask to handmade Hogwarts house scarf.
7. Zombies... again.
Zombies are a classic monster, but why are they so in right now? Suddenly, the costume scene has exploded with zombies due to the popularity of comics like Walking Dead and the Zombie Land flick. Luckily, it is also one of the rock-bottom cheapest Halloween costumes to make.I've got instructions for the costume, as well as professional makeups tricks that will gross-out even the most hearty of brain eaters.
8. Ten Lady Gaga Costumes to Make
Playing Lady Gaga is easy because she doesn't have a single signature look, but many. In fact, there are so many famous Lady Gaga outfits that you could throw a Gaga party, inviting all the guests to come wearing a memorable Gaga style. Just promise to send me pics.
9. Jersey Shore Cast
Ah, Jersey Shore. Say what you will about this show, but the ratings don't lie. People love watching Snookie and the crew stumble their way through love, fights and fist-pumping. Hang on Guidettes, because a Jersey Shore group Halloween costume can be fun, and of course... cheap.