Quirky Costumes for 2011

With Halloween just four days away, we’ve rounded up some of the creepiest and kookiest costumes available around Ellisville and Ballwin.

Lady Gaga
Description: Lady Gaga is the controversial pop star who inspires comments every time she changes her outfits.
Where/Pricing: Lady Gaga accessories including gloves, masks and wigs range in price from $5.99 to $19.99 at Party City. The complete outfits at Party City range in price from $44.99 to $59.99. Accessories like gloves, wigs and masks range in price from $8.99 to $22.49 at Halloween Express. The complete outfits range in price from $54.99 to $59.97, also at Halloween Express.

Angry Birds
Description: Don’t confuse Angry Birds with Hitchcock’s The Birds. Angry Birds is a video game released by Apple in 2009. Since then it has become an addictive, guilty pleasure of many. Characters in the video game include red and yellow birds and a King Pig.
Where/Pricing: Adult red, yellow Angry Birds and King Pig costumes are available at Party City for $49.99. The children’s Angry Birds and King Pig costumes are sold out at Party City. Halloween Express has Angry Birds masks in red, yellow and King Pig, available for adults, teens and tweens for $37.99. Adult red Angry Birds and adult King Pig costumes are available for $64.99 at Halloween Express. Infant red Angry Birds and infant King Pig costumes are available for $29.99 at Halloween Express.

Amy Winehouse
Description: The soulful singer’s passing has brought her music and her life attention. Her distinct look is easy to duplicate with a wig and some eyeliner.
Where/Pricing: The Rehab Adult Wig is available for $16.99 at Halloween Express. The wig is poofed on top with long curls hanging down. Note that the wig is not sold as an Amy Winehouse wig, but rather the Rehab Wig.

Charlie Sheen
Description: Actor Charlie Sheen’s recent drug problems, conflicts with CBS over the hit show Two and a Half Men, and controversial declarations about having “tiger blood” and “winning” have made him a popular choice this Halloween.
Where/Pricing: A Charlie Sheen mask and shirt combination is available at Party City for $24.99, and the mask alone is $16.99. A Charlie Sheen-esque white hat is also available (complete with a band that says “winning”) for $16.99, also at Party City.

Jersey Shore
Description: The Jersey Shore is a popular MTV American television reality series, whose participants—The Situation, Snookie, Paulie and JWoww have become popular because of their distinct qualities.
Where/Pricing: From wigs, to fake muscle tees, to headphones and complete outfits, these costumes are available at Walmart, Target, Party City and Halloween Express. Prices range from $9.99 to $49.99.

Description: The Saturday morning cartoon series, with the little blue creatures, has made a come back with a Smurf movie.
Where/Pricing: Target is offering adult costumes and masks from $22.99 to $59.99. Kid’s Papa Smurf and Smurfette costumes are available at Target for $29.99. The Smurf costumes are popular this year, infant and toddler costumes are sold out at Target. All Smurf costumes are sold out at Walmart. Halloween Express has infant, toddler, kid and adult Smurfette and Papa Smurf costumes ranging in price from $26.99 to $49.99

Rainbow Brite
Description: Rainbow Brite, another animated series from the ’80s, has inspired Halloween costumes this year.
Where/Pricing: The woman’s adult costume is available for $69.99, and the wig is available for $29.99 at Target. The women’s costume is also available at Halloween Express for $69.99.

Written by Natalia Motola.

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