Halloween Costume Ideas for 2012

From movie-inspired creations to timeless classics, this year's crop of Halloween costumes has something for every ghoul on the block

Show a little patriotism and go dressed as Canada’s national animal this Halloween

It’s not just kids who love dressing up for Halloween. Year after year kids and adults alike rack their brains to come up with funny, bizarre, scary or super creative costumes. But if you’re overwhelmed and not sure where to begin, check out a few of our favourites from some of BC’s popular costumes stores.

The costume specialists at Just Imagine…Fun Clothing predict hobbit costumes will be big this year, in advance of the release of The Hobbit movie this winter. And for those who love to show off their patriotic side, they suggest you grab the warm and cuddly beaver suit pictured above. It’ll do double-duty and keep you warm if you’re out trick-or-treating with the kids.

Boo La La costume store in North Vancouver predicts Snow White – both the original and the sexy version – will be popular this year, as well as anything showgirl-inspired. For the men they suggest the ever-popular vampire-themed costumes and wearwolves with their creepy and crazy contact lenses.

Read on for more inspirations.

Green Man

Morphsuits are all the rage this year, thanks to our favourite Canuck mascots, so book yours early. And don’t worry, you can easily breathe, see and drink through them.

Zombie Prom Queen

Zombies are ever popular, and this zombie prom queen is a nice variation. Don’t forget the white face paint!

Sesame Street’s The Grouch

This is the one day a year when it’s okay to let your inner grouch come out in full force.

Cat Woman

Hello kitty! Slip into this sleek, sexy catsuit and all eyes will be on you.

Credit: Boo La La

Napoleon Bonaparte

“The Little Corporal” may have been tiny in stature, but this Napoleon costume sure packs a punch.

Credit: Boo La La

Burlesque Dancer

Go the sexy route in a hot burlesque number.

Freddie Mercury

Get your rock on and hit the party circuit as the magnetic Freddie Mercury.


Channel the roaring ’20s in a fabulous fringed flapper outfit.

The Three Amigos

Grab your best buds and go as the Three Amigos.


Put your eyeliner skills to the test with this Cleopatra costume.