Halloween is fast approaching and we aren’t about to let anything stop the Shocktober fun. Whether you plan to dress up to watch scary movies with the family or are attending a socially distanced Halloween party, pulling off the perfect costume may just be the escapism you need after an extremely tough year. If you’re a bit of a movie buff then you’ll no doubt want to try and celebrate Halloween by dressing up as a character from your favourite movies. But, with so many great movies to choose from how do you narrow down the list? To help get you started here are our picks for 5 movies that are sure to inspire a killer costume this Halloween. From Morticia Addams to Mary Poppins, there’s something for every ghoul on this list.
1. US (2019)
Jordan Peele’s Us follows the Wilson family on their vacation to Santa Cruz where they are attacked by a family who looks exactly like them. If it’s easy you want, you can’t go wrong with a costume inspired by this thrilling film. A red jumpsuit (or onesie) with some weapons in hand and a seriously scary look on your face is all you need to recreate this look.
For more inspiration on how to rock this look watch Us on DStv Catch-up this month.
2. Addams Family Values (1993)
No Halloween would be complete without someone dressing up as a member of the Addams Family. They also make a great collective family costume idea. Recreate Gomez, Morticia, Pugsley, Wednesday or Uncle Fester by pairing anything black with a really weird and mysterious look on your face.
For more inspiration on how to rock this look, you can watch the Addams Family Values on Catch-up and on M-Net and M-Net Movies 1 (Channel 104) throughout the month of October.
3. Maleficent: Mistress of Evil (2019)
In Maleficent’s second movie she meets Aurora’s future mother-in-law, a conniving queen who hatches a devious plot to destroy the land’s fairies. Maleficent joins forces with a warrior and a group of outcasts to battle the queen and her powerful army. Channelling the stunning Angelina Jolie’s Maleficent is all about black clothes, a ton of contouring, bright red lips and some black tape covered tin foil horns.
Catch Maleficent: Mistress of Evil on DStv Catch-up for more inspiration on how to pull off this look.
4. Man of Steel (2013)
Who wouldn’t want to be a superhero for a day? Man of Steel follows Clark as he learns about the source of his abilities and his real home when he enters a Kryptonian ship. Want to be Superman (or Superwoman)? Simply pair a red cape with a skin-tight blue onesie – undies as outies optional but recommended. And remember to give all green, glowing crystals a very wide berth.
Man of Steel will be available on M-Net Movies 3 (Channel 107) this month.
5. Mary Poppins Returns (2018)
The strict yet playful nanny returns to aid the Banks family, the now grown-up and widowed Michael and his sister Jane face the potential loss of their beloved family home during the Great Slump. Together with lamp-lighter Jack, Mary guides Michael’s three children after the death of their mother. To recreate Mary’s signature look pair a bright red hat and gloves with a blue coat and don’t forget the umbrella.
To see more of Mary Poppins’ looks tune into M-Net Movies 1 (Channel 104) this October or alternatively you can watch it on Catch-Up.