Although Halloween is over for this year, theatrical events, costumes parties and fan Cosplay occur all year round. This year’s trend in costumes is to bring in fantasy elements with many people being inspired by popular movie and television characters, as well as entertaining videos and memes. Second skin fancy dress costumes and transparent masks are gaining in popularity for their theatricality.
Halloween costume trends this year were to dress up as favorite characters in pop culture. The viral video The Fox (What does the fox say?) makes a childlike song into a dance track. Last minute costumes popped up to dress as a fox as a result. Dressing as Grumpy Cat from the gone-viral-meme was another costume popup this year. Masks are great for both masquerade balls and quickly jazzing up a costume. Transparent masks have a fun effect of being instantly comical or terrifying.
As Christmas rolls in, you may be dragging out and dusting off your Santa suits and elf costumes. But what better way to entertain your kids or to get a chuckle at your work party than to debut a gingerbread man second skin costume. Or if you’re from a crazy crowd and a fan of The Nightmare Before Christmas, a skeleton second skin dressed up as Jack Skellington might even be a hilariously popular choice with your friends.
Superhero costumes are always popular and can show up not only at Halloween, but also for theme parties and cosplay events. With the recent surge of superhero movies and TV shows, a stronger fan base grows. Marvel’s The Avengers costumes, such as Ironman, are popular this year and Spiderman never get old. Both can often be found in the second skin fancy dress section. For women, sexy and powerful superheroes are popular, and a black second skin costume makes a perfect catsuit for either DC’s Catwoman or Marvel’s Avengers character Black Widow. One second skin costume piece can be used for many costume parties throughout the year. Another example is that a green second skin suit could be used to dress as the Hulk for Halloween or layer some extra pieces over top to make an easy cosplay Loki costume both from Marvel’s The Avengers.
One colour versions of second skin costumes make a person look fairly neutral and added accessories may become quite comical and animated. Original theatre performances, such as Blue Man Group and Voca People, made use of theatrically painted faces for a unified effect, and second skin costumes give a similar look. Great for movement pieces and other performance applications, perhaps second skin fancy dress costumes will combine with the flash mob dance trend or even with the recent surge in theatrical marriage proposals. Would you say “YES!” to an elaborately staged proposal? Makes it hard not to!
Second skin costumes are a fun and versatile choice for all your costume needs. Look slick, sexy or scary in second skin fancy dress costumes.