Thursday, September 15, 2016

Men's costume inspiration for Halloween 2016...

This year Halloween falls on a Monday, so that's a whole weekend of costumes and festivities to think about. This year I'm undecided about my Halloween look, whether to revisit a classic outfit or take inspiration from recent films and TV shows, so I've been looking through all my photos from the past twelve months from all the costume exhibits around L.A. I've spied. Here are ten costumes that may spark some ideas and creativity for your All Hallows' Eve celebrations.

Suicide Squad Joker costume
Jared Leto Suicide Squad Joker movie costume
First up is one of Jared Leto's 'Joker' costumes from DC Comics Suicide Squad movie. The great thing about this new interpretation of Batman's arch-foe (by Kate Hawley) is that you could come up with your own wacky combination of clothes to make your own unique costume, with some white face makeup, lipstick and green hair to complete the sinister look.

For more inspiration, make sure you also check out the Joker's tuxedo costume from Suicide Squad and Heath Ledger's Joker costumes from The Dark Knight too.

X-Men: Apocalypse Magneto costume
XMen Apocalypse Magneto costume
Keeping the the super-hero, or villain, theme, and this year you could go as the 'Master of Magnetism' himself, 'Magneto'. Michael Fassbender sported this costume designed by Louise Mingenbach in X-Men: Apocalypse

Hail, Caesar! Roman Centurion costume
George Clooney Hail Caesar Roman Centurion costume
You could also take a leaf out of George Clooney's book and wear a Roman Centurion costume this Halloween, like this one from Hail Caesar! designed by Mary Zophres.

The Martian NASA astronaut spacesuit
The Martian NASA spacesuit
And if the past isn't your thing, maybe a futuristic NASA spacesuit like the one worn by Matt Damon in The Martian is more your cup of tea.

Oscar-winning Costume Designer Janty Yates and Associate Spacesuit Costume Designer Michael Mooney were responsible for the fab Mars surface suits featured in the hit film.

Cinderella's Prince Charming
Cinderella movie Prince Charming
If you want to feel like royalty this Halloween, then maybe this dashing 'Prince Charming' costume from Disney's live-action Cinderella movie.

If you like this regal fairytale costume worn by Richard Madden and designed by Sandy Powell, then you'll also love these other Prince Charming costumes from Into the Woods and TV's Once Upon a Time.

Alice Through the Looking Glass Mad Hatter
Alice Through the Looking Glass Mad Hatter Safari costume
For another look from the world of fantasy, what about the latest outfit worn by Johnny Depp as the 'Mad Hatter' in Alice Through the Looking Glass, which you'd obviously complete with some outlandish red hair and makeup.

If this safari expedition look is too restrained for your taste, be sure to also check out Colleen Atwood's other Oscar-winning Mad Hatter costumes from 2010's Alice in Wonderland.

The Hateful Eight's Major Marquis Warren
Hateful Eight Major Marquis Warren costume
If you're looking for a cool Western look this Halloween, then look no further than Samuel L. Jackson's bounty hunter, 'Major Marquis Warren'.

Plus for more men's outfits from the frontier wilderness, be sure to also check out these other film costumes from The Hateful Eight designed by Courtney Hoffman.

Vinyl's Richie Finestra
Bobby Cannavale Vinyl Richie Finestra costume
Something which may be a bit more easy to replicate from your local vintage or charity store is Bobby Cannavale's 1970s New York City music executive hustler from HBO's Vinyl series (with costume design by Mark Bridges and John Dunn).

The flares, the wide-collared shirt, the hip colourful jacket and cool shades, groovy man, and perfect for boogying the night away.

Marvel's Black Panther
Chadwick Boseman Black Panther movie costume
One of the newest superheroes to make his cinematic debut this year was Black Panther in Marvel's Captain America: Civil Warplayed by Chadwick Boseman.

Costume Designer Judianna Makovsky worked with Ironhead Studios to bring his sleek African tribal influenced catsuit to the big screen, and you can find some pretty cool Black Panther replica and fancy dress costumeson sites like Amazon.

Batman v Superman's Dead Robin
Batman v Superman Dead Robin costume
In Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, it's implied that the Caped Crusader's partner 'Robin' has met some grisly fate, maybe at the hands of 'The Joker'.

Personally I think an inventive Halloween costume this year would be a graffitied 'Dead Robin' costume, maybe even a zombified version of the Boy Wonder. After all I've been a zombie Wonder Woman in years past.

If none of these suggestions from the big and small screen get your excited, you can always search through all the other movie and TV costumes here on this blog to find some classic ideas to inspire you.

I'm sure there'll be more than a few Donald Trump parodies, inventive Stranger Things homages, lying Ryan Lochte spoofs and more costumes ripped from politics, current affairs and pop culture this Halloween.

Having run the New York Marathon the past two years, this will be my first Halloween in West Hollywood in a while so I'd better get my thinking cap on now.

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