It’s almost the end of September and Halloween is just around the corner, which means the annual costume hunt is about to begin.
October 31 will mark the second Halloween since the start of the coronavirus pandemic. But with vaccines now available for anyone aged 12 and over, and vaccine data for children aged five to 11 expected soon from Pfizer, “trick-or-treat” activities and others. fall activities are back.
And with events around SoCal where visitors are encouraged to dress up, adults can also remove masks, capes and sequins.
It’s no wonder the Angelenos are already wondering how to dress this year. Here are some of the most popular costume options in Los Angeles since the last week of September, according to Google Trends.
The Marvel Cinematic Universe has captured the imaginations of millions with its January Disney + series.
So many people were interested, in fact, that the streaming platform crashed right after the last episode was released. The show was also nominated for eight Emmy Awards, from the lead actress and actor to limited-series writing categories.
With such impact, people seek to disguise themselves as titular Wanda Maximoff and Vision, as well as their enigmatic neighbor Agatha Harkess.
And of course, outside of WandaVision, superheroes from the rest of the MCU and the DC movies remain an ever-popular costume inspiration.
This multiplayer PC game and phone app became a hit in 2020, after video game streamers started streaming their games for others to watch. Even Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has tried it, to help get the vote out ahead of the presidential election.
Cute and colorful astronaut avatars combine with a need for skills of deduction and deception, as players must complete tasks and identify the “impostor” in the crew who sabotages the spaceship play area before time does not pass.
The game was downloaded millions of times last September alone, according to CNBC, and remains popular.
With a plethora of color options to choose from and an outfit suitable for kids and adults, this is an easy to coordinate group costume.
The pop legend has been in the headlines for months, as the legal battle to end his guardianship unfolded in court and brought Spears back to the public eye.
This legal battle also sparked the #FreeBritney movement, as loyal fans followed his social media and protested his treatment.
The pop icon has been a huge hit for decades and has featured costume-worthy looks from the start.
In a nod to the news, searches for “plague doctor” disguises have multiplied. But the results of this research don’t show the paper and cloth masks we’ve all been wearing since early 2020, or even the PPE that doctors and hospital nurses wear when treating COVID-19 patients.
Instead, they seek to dress like the doctors who treated bubonic plague in the 1600s, with large beaked masks.
While the beaks were used to carry herbs believed to protect against disease, they additionally have the effect of looking ominous for Halloween.
Scary, crazy, and ever-popular at the end of October, the Addams Family is back for this year’s popular Halloween costumes.
With a second MGM animated film coming out on October 1 of this year and a Netflix series from director Tim Burton in the works, the Addams clan may be fresh on people’s minds.
Whatever the reason, everyone’s favorite ghoulish neighbors are simple fancy dress, with simple black and white outfits and lots of characters ideal for a group or family costume.
The classic 1988 film “Child’s Play” introduced viewers to Chucky, the serial killer who escaped death by transforming himself into a child’s doll.
This year, on October 12, horror movie fans will be able to watch “Chucky,” the sequel to the movie franchise’s television series.
Along with new Chucky content comes a renewed interest in costumes based on the cult character, available in abundance or easy to replicate with a striped shirt, overalls, wild red hair, and horrific makeup.