Sunday, 12 August 2012

Halloween Costumes 2012 - Dead Celebrities

Ok, so I know we are still only in August and Halloween is still a few months away, but it does not harm to be well pre-paired by just starting to think of a few ideas as to what will be the best Halloween costumes for 2010 and this week we are looking into the dead and in particular dead celebrities!

Dead Celebrity Halloween Fancy Dress Party
For something a little out of the ordinary and possibly a little macabre (but hey that is what Halloween is about) dressing up as your favourite dead celebrity is an idea for Halloween 2010. In the past few years there seems there have been a large number of celebrity deaths. Most of the popular celebrities will probably have been eulogized through a costume. An idea would be to base your Halloween party around dead celebrities! Sounds terrible... but that means it is a great idea for Halloween!

Michael Jackson Halloween Costume: Probably as diverse and controversial as the man himself, Michael Jackson Halloween costumes can come in many forms, from those who want to make fun of the King of Pop, to those who want to celebrate him, to those who choose to focus on the controversy surrounding his death. Possibly the most popular Michael Jackson fancy dress costume theme is based around his famous thriller video which makes it easy to use him as Halloween inspiration.

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Heath Ledger (The Joker Costume): Even though Heath Ledger died in 2008 and the Batman film: The Dark Knight is old news, the Joker costume is as popular as ever and this trend is set to continue for Halloween 2010. For more, take a look at my guide to The Joker Costume.

Elvis Costume: Probably the most famous of all dead celebrities, and there literally hundreds, if not thousands of Elvis costumes available. A great idea for anyone who likes to do their thing on the dance floor! For more take a look at my article on Elvis Costumes.

Marilyn Monroe Costume: If Elvis is the most famous, then a Marilyn costume is not far behind and definitely one of the most popular dead celebrity women's costumes. For more take a look at my article on Marilyn Monroe Costumes.

Gary Coleman: Is probably best known for his childhood role as Arnold Jackson in the American sitcom Diff'rent Strokes (1978–1986) and for his small stature as an adult. Unfortunately I have been unable to find any Gary Coleman costumes for sale, so this may be an idea for someone who is prepared to make and design their own.

Farrah Fawcett: The former fashion model and Charlie’s Angel will be popular among ladies looking to use Hollywood’s obituary list for costume ideas.

Other dead celebrity costume ideas:

  • Alexander McQueen
  • John Forsythe - Played Blake Carrington on the 1980s soap opera Dynasty 
  • Infomercial pitchman Billy Mays
  • Political columnist Robert Novak
  • Television personality Ed McMahon
  • Ronnie James Dio -  American heavy metal vocalist and songwriter. He performed with, amongst others, Elf, Rainbow, Black Sabbath, Heaven & Hell, and his own band Dio