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R2-D2 and Princess Leia StarWars Movie Costumes

If your usual Halloween attire involves a faded sheet with holes cut out for your eyes, then it sounds like you need a little help coming up with some fresh, new costume ideas. And some of the best are those who base their disguises on movie character Halloween costume ideas.

Look around any Halloween party and you'll see that half the people there are dressed in generic costumes vampires, zombies, werewolves, or super heroes. It's the people who dress like a specific character who get the most attention. Think about it. Which costume would get you to sit up and take notice? Someone dressed as a generic vampire with a plastic cape and fangs? Or someone decked out in a full Buffy The Vampire Slayer costume?

Theme parties are always popular and people are always hosting 'Rocky Horror Picture Show' parties or 'Roman Holiday' parties throughout the year. If you base your costume on movie character Halloween costume ideas then you'll get double-duty. You can wear it to the 'Rocky Horror' party your friends have during the summer and use it again for Halloween.

Ace Ventura CostumeAce Ventura: Pet Detective

Charlie & The Chocolate Factory CostumeCharlie & The Chocolate Factory

The Addams Family CostumeThe Addams Family Costume Idea

Barbara and Adam Maitland Couple CostumeBarbara and Adam Maitland

The ideas can come from anywhere just turn to the Internet, for starters. Choose from current, popular movies like 'Hunger Games' or 'Twilight'. And this year, dressing up as a character from 'Titanic' will be extremely popular because this is the 100th anniversary of the tragedy.

Look to old-time favorites and classics, too. The Wizard of Oz is filled with iconic characters and if you can't come up with some good movie character costume ideas after you watch 'Gone With The Wind' then you just have no imagination.

The Wizard of Oz Costume Idea for Families

Almost every single movie ever made has at least one recognizable, central character that would make a perfect model for your Halloween costume so start listing your favorite movies and see where it leads you.

As for finding or creating the costumes, that's easy, too. Visit online costume shops and you'll find favorites like Captain Jack Sparrow or Freddy Krueger and dozens of other movie characters. If you don't have a specific character in mind you can get a Can-Can Girl costume and go as one of the dancers from 'Moulin Rouge' or get a Chain Gang costume and go as one of the characters from 'O Brother, Where Art Thou?'

The best way to really 'get into character' is to make your costume yourself. These days there's a thrift store on every corner with a dollar store right next door. Do some browsing through both and you'll be able to come up with everything you need to make your movie character costume ideas a reality.

We'd love to see your creative costumes in our gallery! Send us your costume photo and enter our Halloween costume contest this year!

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Sandy from Grease Homemade CostumeSandy from Grease

Jack and Sally Couples Homemade CostumeJack and Sally

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The Labyrinth Couple Homemade CostumeThe Labyrinth

Mr & Mrs Fredrickson Homemade CostumeMr & Mrs Fredrickson

Transforming Optimus Prime Homemade CostumeTransforming Optimus Prime

Wreck-It Ralph & Vanellope von Schweetz Homemade CostumeWreck-It Ralph & Vanellope von Schweetz

The Mad Hatter Homemade CostumeThe Mad Hatter

Joe Dirt Homemade CostumeJoe Dirt

Queen of Hearts Homemade CostumeQueen of Hearts

Mappets Cookie Monster CostumeCookie Monster

Ace Ventura and Snowflake the Dolphin Homemade CostumeAce Ventura and Snowflake the Dolphin

Wayne's World Homemade CostumeWayne's World

Sharknado Homemade CostumeSharknado

Minion Homemade CostumeMinion

Elliott E.T. Homemade CostumeElliott

UP Group Homemade CostumeUP

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Little Minions Homemade CostumeLittle Minions

Live Action Maleficent Homemade CostumeLive Action Maleficent

Frozen Olaf Homemade CostumeFrozen Olaf

Wizard of Oz Family Homemade CostumeWizard of Oz

Thomas and Friends Family CostumeThomas and Percy the Train

Princess Merida Homemade CostumePrincess Merida

Mean Girls Regina George Homemade CostumeMean Girls Regina George

Chucky Homemade CostumeChucky

Ghostbusters Family Homemade CostumeGhostbusters Family

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