Top Halloween costumes for adults 2013
While Halloween staples such as witches and vampires are always in style, adults like to be original at their costume parties, drawing inspiration from the hottest movies and books, pop culture and current events. This year's hot sellers, according to Holly Botsford of BuySeasons Inc., include minions, superheroes and characters from "Duck Dynasty." Take a look through more top picks and get inspired.
Summer 2013's remake of "The Great Gatsby" fueled a glamorous revival of 1920s fashion. Get your hands on some flapper-inspired duds that you'll wear long after Halloween is through (holiday parties anyone?) at thredUP's Halloween boutique. This Romeo & Juliet couture cocktail dress is on sale for $41.99, and the INC faux fur jacket is on sale for $27.49; at thredup.com.
Wannabe outdoorsmen everywhere will love mimicking the characters of A&E reality series "Duck Dynasty" this Halloween. Willie and Uncle Si are now available for $23.99 at buycostumes.com.
This year's "Man of Steel" movie has brought back Superman with a sleek, updated look. This men's costume, brand new this year, is $44.99 at buycostumes.com.
Miley Cyrus' onstage antics and wild looks make her a top pick for pop culture-inspired costumes this Halloween. Bring on the crop tops, teddy bear bodysuits and foam fingers-- right to twerk in public not included. This "Twerkin Teddy Bear" T-shirt is $24.99 at spirithalloween.com.
The Twinkie has been through a lot this year, so why not pay homage to the Hostess treat this Halloween? This costume is $40.95 at trendtimes.com.
The most popular characters from summer 2013's "Despicable Me 2" are those irresistibly adorable minions, and even adults are dressing up as them this year. Both the male and female adult costumes are $39.99 at buycostumes.com.
Ben Affleck was named the next Batman, but that doesn't mean men everywhere won't take playing the role upon themselves this Halloween. New this year, Buy Costumes has brought back the 1966 versions of both Batman and Catwoman; $119.99 and $129.99 at buycostumes.com.
Wanting to be Will and Kate is nothing new, but the birth of George Alexander Louis makes Halloween 2013 the perfect time to dress like a royal. Either have the woman wear a light blue polka-dot dress and the man a blue button-down and accessorize with a perfectly swaddled baby doll, or go the other route if you must -- we're sure you can find an adult diaper, crown and British flag easily enough. This Kate look-alike dress is $30.99 at maykool.com.
With a revived TV series for Nickelodeon and a 2014 movie in the works starring Megan Fox, the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles are back in demand this Halloween, whether it's an authentic look for the men or a sexier take for women; $69.99 and $54.99 at buycostumes.com.
A messy wig (aqua or blonde), sunglasses, sweatpants (and maybe a "You're ugly" sign) are all you need to channel Amanda Bynes this Halloween. Even better, get a friend to dress up as Drake, too. Just don't get too into character via Twitter. This wig is $9.90 at wholesalehalloweencostumes.com.
The July 2013 premiere of Hugh Jackman's "The Wolverine" makes the clawed character a top costume this Halloween. The men's Marvel Comics "X-Men" Wolverine costume is $49.99, and the women's is on sale for $29.98 at spirithalloween.com.
AMC's hit show "Breaking Bad" is sure to inspire plenty of fictional lawbreaking chemistry teachers this Halloween. This set includes a yellow hazmat suit, mask, gloves, and a goatee; $49.95 at purecostumes.com.
Of all the popular memes on the Internet, Grumpy Cat remains a favorite. Wear this Grumpy Cat hat with a scowl and a sign with one of his famously crabby phrases; $20 at etsy.com.
"Star Wars: Episode VII" isn't expected to hit theaters until 2015, but both the Princess Leia and Darth Vader costumes are best sellers in 2013; $31.69 and $39.99 at target.com.
Paula Deen made plenty of headlines this year, and it's easy to mimic the chef with a gray wig, Southern accent and a stick of butter as an accessory. This Paula Deen wig is $30.99 at maxwigs.com.