Look at 10 of Our Favorite Movie-Themed 2012 Halloween Costumes

October 31, 2012

Halloween Costumes 2012

It's that time a year when people put their creative mind to use and figure out what they're going to wear as they dance like drunken buffoons or take their kids trick-or-treating. While some people just try to wear as little clothing as possible, some who partake in Halloween festivities are also big movie fans and they show their love with impressive homemade costumes. Therefore, with Hurricane Sandy keeping NYC busy and the news flow being slow besides yesterday's Star Wars explosion, we decided to highlight our favorite movie-themed Halloween costumes that we've seen pop up around the web. These aren't meant to be definitive choices of the best costumes of the year (we haven't seen them all), but they're our favorites. Look below!

Here's our 10 favorite movie-themed Halloween 2012 costumes (from Imgur unless indicated otherwise):

The Wet Bandits (Daniel Stern and Joe Pesci) from Home Alone:

Halloween 2012 - The Wet Bandits from Home Alone

Seth (Jonah Hill) from Superbad:

Halloween 2012 - Seth from Superbad

Syndrome (voiced by Jason Lee) from Pixar's The Incredibles:

Halloween 2012 - Syndrome from The Incredibles

Roger Thornhill (Cary Grant) from North by Northwest (from MSN):

Halloween 2012 - Roger Thornhill from North by Northwest

Mugatu (Will Ferrrell) from Zoolander:

Halloween 2012 - Mugatu from Zoolander

Mary, Winifred and Sarah Sanderson from Hocus Pocus:

Halloween 2012 - Sarah, Mary and Winifred Sanderson from Hocus Pocus

Marty McFly from Back to the Future (more at :

Halloween 2012 - Marty McFly from Back to the Future

Buzz Lightyear as Mrs. Nesbitt from Toy Story:

Halloween 2012 - Buzz Lightyear as Mrs. Nesbitt from Toy Story

Ripley and Load Lifter from Aliens (video at Geekologie):

Halloween 2012 - Ripley and Load Lifter from Aliens

The Leg Lamp from A Christmas Story:

Halloween 2012 - The Leg Lamp from A Christmas Story

There's plenty of other great costumes out there still showing up today, but these are the ones that really made us chuckle. There's definitely a lot of muscular dudes trying to be Bane out there, but we could have had a whole article of just them and it would have never ended. Obviously, we can't see all of the great Halloween costumes out there, so if you think there's any that deserve recognition (especially if they're your own creation), feel free to post them in the comments below so everyone can take a gander! Good stuff?

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McFly,North by Northwest and the Load Lifter are all great.

Dido on Oct 31, 2012


i agree!

avi on Oct 31, 2012



Nielsen700 on Oct 31, 2012


C'mon... Ripley and Load Lifter is awesome!!!!

Ruben-Qiana Carpio on Oct 31, 2012


The North by Northwest costume is my favorite by far, and I say that as a huge Alien and Back to the Future fan. That's how impressed I was by it.

Craig on Oct 31, 2012


Oh, hell, I'll throw my hat in the ring along with the other classic 80s movies:P

Guest on Oct 31, 2012


Top Gun?

conradthegreat on Oct 31, 2012


The Buzz Lightyear costume isn't new. It's about 3 years old and is from a cosplay convention.

Kento on Nov 1, 2012

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