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Looking for a good adult ready-to-wear costume for this year's All Hallow's Eve? If you're opting for one that plays off popular culture, I've got some great ones for you.
There are a bunch of affordable (and some not so affordable) new costumes that have come out this year for the spooky Halloween holiday. Pop culture comes alive in the form of Lady Gaga, Jersey Shore's Snooki, Pauly D and The Situation, The Dude and Bowling Jesus from The Big Lebowski, Star Trek and of course, Star Wars.
There's no longer an excuse to be one of those people who cobbles together a lame version of a kitty cat or a pirate when costumes like these are available. But, the best costumes sell out quickly, so don't wait too long.
For Lady Gaga's Little Monsters
For both fans and wannabes, these Lady Gaga costumes rock -or should I say 'pop'? -and they are surprisingly affordable, too!
above left: Lady Gaga Black Sequin Dress Costume
above right: Lady Gaga Silver Sequin Dress Costume
above left: Lady Gaga 2009 VMA White Performance Costume
above right: Lady Gaga Star Dress Costume
above left: Lady Gaga Telephone American Flag Costume
above right: Lady Gaga Poker Face Blue Swimsuit Costume
Wigs, glasses and Gaga accessories for you Little Monsters are also available:
above left: Lady Gaga Poker Face Glasses and right: Lady Gaga Straight Wig with Bangs
above left: Lady Gaga Curly Blonde Wig above right: Lady Gaga Straight Wig with Bangs
above left: Lady Gaga Blonde/Yellow Two-Tone Wig above right: Lady Gaga Bow Clip Hair Accessory
Jersey Shore Costumes
Snooki and The Situation Halloween costumes are perfect for the couple who likes to tawlk with a Jersey accent:
above left: Jersey Shore Snooki Black Dress Costume
above right: Jersey Shore The Situation Deluxe Costume
above: Snooki Leopard Print dress, Snooki wig (complete with bump),
Not shown : Pauly D Deluxe Costume,
Big Lebowski Costumes
above: Big Lebowski Dude Bowling Outfit Adult Basic Costume
above: Big Lebowski Dude Sunglasses and Big Lebowski Walter Sunglasses
above: Big Lebowski Jesus Purple Deluxe Adult Costume and Big Lebowski Jesus Bowling Bag
Big Lebowski Jesus Blue Deluxe Adult Costume
Big Lebowski Jesus Bowling Glove
Big Lebowski Jesus Deluxe Wig and Moustache Set
For the Trekkies...
Star Trek Costumes:
above: Star Trek Movie Deluxe Captain Kirk Gold Shirt
above: Star Trek Movie Uniform Grand Heritage Blue Shirt
above: Star Trek Movie Spock Ears and Star Trek Movie Classic Spock Wig with Ears
For your Star Trek costumes, there are tons of wonderful masks, uniforms,replica phasers and tricorders as well as the classic red ensign shirts and more here.
Star Wars Costumes
These are the GOOD Star Wars costumes. No flammable Annakins or plastic boots here. Museum replicas of boots, capes, helmets, working light sabers, belts and more.
above: Star Wars Obi-Wan Kenobi Jedi Cloak
above: Star Wars Obi-Wan Kenobi Jedi Boots
above: Star Wars Obi-Wan Kenobi Lightsaber
above: Star Wars Luke Skywalker X-Wing Pilot Collector Helmet
not shown: Star Wars Luke Skywalker Jedi Cape
above: Star Wars Anakin Skywalker Jedi Cloak
above: Star Wars Anakin Skywalker Jedi Belt with Accessories
above: Star Wars Anakin Skywalker Jedi Boots
And for the serious Sci-Fi costume afficionodos, these amazing replicas run about $899.00 each:
above: Star Wars Stormtrooper Supreme Edition Costume
above: Star Wars Boba Fett Supreme Edition Costume
above: Halo 3 Master Chief Supreme Edition Costume
Halloween Costumes like Steampunk, Batman, Harry Potter, Cheech & Chong and tons more hip Halloween costumes can be found here.