10 Hottest Halloween Costume Trends of 2013

Categories: Fun

Benjamin Leatherman
The costume selection at one of the Valley's Spirit Halloween stores.
So watchu going to be for Halloween this year? It's a question that often perplexes anyone who plans on participating in the holiday, whether that involves attending some massive masquerade ball or just hitting up a friend's house party.

Typically, the more creative, impressive-looking, or outlandish costumes are the ones that are the most memorable and -- more importantly -- stand a better chance at winning all those costume contests that are the norm this time of year. In other words, the usual fallback of a bedsheet ghost or some other half-assed getup isn't going to cut it, so better start rubbing a few brain cells together if you want to have a cool costume in time for Halloween. We've got a few suggestions that might help.

See also: Halloween 2013 Event and Parties in Metro Phoenix

We've pored through the social media sphere and spoken with the staff at many of the Valley's costume retailers -- such as longtime local landmarks like Easley's Fun Shop, Bubbles of Joy in Mesa, and Scottsdale's Mardi Gras Costume Shop -- to learn what some of the biggest hits and best sellers will be for All Hallow's Eve this year. And our list includes many of your favorite TV shows, movies, and memes.

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10. Superman
If there's one constant to the Halloween season, it's that you're guaranteed to see superheroes. Lots and lots of superheroes, whether it's pint-sized members of the Justice League out trick or treating on All Hallow's Eve, dudes in homemade Iron Man armors made with masking tape, or sexy Wonder Women out in Scottsdale. Superman made his long-awaited return to movie theaters this summer in Man of Steel, and as a result, comic book fans and wanna-be Kal-Els are eager to wear his iconic red and blue outfit and pretend they can leap tall buildings and whatnot. Just remember, it really won't make you bulletproof or able to fly, no matter how much you've had to drink on Halloween.

Location Info


Bubbles of Joy

75 W. Baseline Rd., Gilbert, AZ

Category: General

Easley's Fun Shop

509 W. McDowell Road, Phoenix, AZ

Category: General

Mardi Gras Costume Shop

5895 N. Granite Reef Road, Scottsdale, AZ

Category: General

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