Are you in need of some inspiration for a costume this year? Some of the best ideas come from 2014’s blockbuster movies. These ideas are particularly useful if you don’t have time to make your own costumes for the family, because they are readily available as promotional tie-ins at costume shops. Take a walk down your cinematic memory lane with these fun costume ideas!
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Although it was technically released at the end of 2013, ‘Frozen’ lingered on the big screen well into the summer this year. If you have small children or access to the radio, you probably know all the words to ‘Let it Go’ by heart! There are some great costume ideas from this movie. You can find the frosty glitter of Queen Elsa’s gown at sites like Funidelia, or try to recreate the goofy snowman look of Olaf.
A moodier option from Disney, ‘Maleficent’ came out this summer with its retelling of the classic Sleeping Beauty story from the viewpoint of the villain, Maleficent. A Sleeping Beauty costume is always a popular option for young girls and adults alike, but if you want to take your costume in a more wicked direction you could dress up as Maleficent, with her horns, wings, and dark cape.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Children of the 1990s will remember the first wave of popularity for these pizza-munching mutant superheroes, but the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles got a reboot this year. A ninja turtle costume is appropriate for all ages, offering plenty of movement and fun accessories to play with. Alternately, you could dress up as intrepid reporter April O’Neill or in full ninja garb as The Shredder.
A charming feature that was appreciated by all ages, the ‘Lego Movie’ starred Chris Pratt as a LEGO figure who was charged with saving the universe. You can slick hair down with gel to get a plastic-like look, and complement it with a boxy costume to get the full effect. Dressing up as a Lego figure is ideal for both boys and girls, particularly those who are fans of the brand!
This movie about the beloved Peruvian bear isn’t coming out until later this year, but it’s already bound to be a roaring success with CGI animation and the vocal talents of Colin Firth. In the meantime, Paddington’s distinctive hat and raincoat makes for a perfectly recognizable costume.
Muppets Most Wanted
Starring favourite characters like Miss Piggy, Kermit the Frog, and Fozzie the Bear, the ‘Muppets Most Wanted’ film took them on a madcap tour across Europe where they became involved in numerous capers. There are plenty of great costume ideas from this movie, depending on which of these Muppets most speaks to your sense of style.
Whether you use these ideas for a single outfit or to create a look for the whole family, there are plenty of options to choose from. This year, it’s clear that you need look no further than the silver screen to get some great family costume ideas! What was your favourite movie this year?
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