Find the Perfect Halloween Costume With These 15 Infographics

by Drew Skau 9 months ago Filed Under: Design

Still looking for a Halloween costume? It happens to a lot of us: every year, Halloween is a few days away and we have yet to find inspiration for our transformation. Will it be a fairytale character? Your favorite sci-fi villain or superhero? Someone from the latest pop culture craze (Miley Cyrus twerking, anyone?) or TV show?

We can’t blame you: sometimes there are just too many options to choose from, and other times nothing seems to be just right. If you’re still looking for that perfect costume this year, check out these 15 infographics for ideas.

  1. One of the hardest parts about finding a costume is knowing where to start. The Nerd’s Guide to Costumes lets you start with some of your own characteristics, so the costume is as convincing as possible.
    Nerd Costume Guide

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  2. If you just want your costume to be popular, try these 2013 Viral Costumes.
    2013 Viral Halloween Costume Ideas

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  3. Among all the classics, there is a favorite as well. Google points to a Mummy as being the top ranked halloween costume.
    Most Searched For Halloween Costumes

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  4. But that relies on everyone you see being caught up on pop culture. If your friends are a bit behind the times, the Halloween Pop Costume Timeline might work better.
    Halloween Pop-Costume Index

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  5. For more pop culture costume ideas, check out Pop Culture Costume Favorites.
    Halloween Costumes: Pop Culture Favorites

    by Lemon.ly.
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  6. And A Costume For Every Era goes back 500 years to give you your costume inspirations.
    A Costume For Every Era

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  7. Whatever you dress up as, don’t forget the details! Dressing up your eyes can make a big difference in the quality and recognizability of your costume.
    Halloween Costume Ideas

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  8. Every year, there is a lot of hemming and hawing about what to wear. The Great costume Debate of 2012 looks at what happened last year.
    The Great Costume Debate 2012

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  9. Finding your Halloween Alter Ego is a tough task, and knowing what you want out of the night is one of the best ways to decide.
    What is Your Halloween Alter Ego?

    by Overstock.
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  10. If you are after “scary”, Making Scary Costumes is definitely the infographic for you.
    Making Scary Costumes

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  11. Whatever you dress up as, make sure you choose a costume that is appropriate. There are some things that kids shouldn’t dress up as, period.
    Inappropriate Childrens Costumes

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  12. There are also quite a few sexy costumes that just shouldn’t exist.
    Sexy Halloween Costumes that Shouldn

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  13. Make sure you analyze your costume decision carefully. There is a wide array of options out there, from easy to difficult, and scary to nice.
    Analyzing Halloween Costumes

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  14. If you’ve got a pet, don’t forget to let them in on the fun too! But don’t be cruel, either (that pumpkin pug doesn’t look happy).
    Creatures and Costumes

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  15. No matter what you decide to do, be safe! Halloween safety is an important thing to focus on, so don’t forget reflective tape and a good flashlight!
    Halloween Safety Facts

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Drew Skau is Visualization Architect at Visual.ly and a PhD Computer Science Visualization student at UNCC with an undergraduate degree in Architecture. You can follow him on Twitter @SeeingStructure