"New" and "classic" are two words that rarely find their way into the same logical sentence, but these days, "new" costumes based on characters that invoke "classic" nostalgia are exactly what the doctor ordered! That's why some of the hottest "new" costume ideas this year get their inspiration from "classic" movies and cartoons. Let's cure a case of the old/tired/ boring costume blues by checking out some new Halloween costumes ideas for 2015 that will take you back a few years.
The Simpsons Costumes
Krusty the Klown Costume - Shop Milhouse Costume - Shop Ned Flanders Costume - Shop
Homer Costume - Shop Lisa Costume - Shop Selma Costume - Shop Patty Costume - Shop
Homer, Marge, Bart, Lisa, and Maggie might be over 20 years old, but you don't stick around that long without knowing how to keep things feeling fresh and new. New styles, costumes, and masks are out this year, so your dream of shouting, “everything's coming up Milhouse,” while wearing the appropriate glasses and blue hair, is finally a real possibility.
Back to the Future Costumes
Back to the Future Shoes - Shop Marty McFly Jacket - Shop Hoverboard - Shop
Doc Brown Jumpsuit Costume - Shop Doc Brown Costume - Shop
Have you checked the date recently? In case you hadn't noticed, it's 2015—the year of Hoverboards, double-ties, sneakers that light up, and flying cars! Alright, maybe some of the fads predicted in Back to the Future II didn't exactly pan out, but plenty of fans are going to be ready to celebrate all the same. Just for such an occasion, we've got some all new costumes and accessories based on this Universal classic.
Toddler T-Bird - Shop Kids T-Bird - Shop Adult Men's T-Bird - Shop Lady T-Bird - Shop
Adult Pink Ladies Jacket - Shop Child Pink Ladies Jacket - Shop Toddler Pink Lady - Shop
Pretty much everything that everyone remembers about the 1950's came nicely packaged in the classic movie, Grease. It tells the harrowing tale of how people lived before smartphones, social media, and selfies. Of course, we're not giving up our smartphones any time soon and we doubt you want to either, but you can still use smartphone apps while wearing the leather jackets and cute Pink Ladies tops that come with our new Grease costumes. (Also, we went ahead and checked: greased up hair will not affect your ability to use Snapchat).
Dumb & Dumber Costumes
Lloyd Orange Tuxedo - Shop Harry Powder Blue Tuxedo - Shop
In 2014, Harry and Lloyd paired up for more antics in Dumb and Dumber To, but the guys came a little too late for Halloween last year. They were in perhaps their most prime prime when they showed up to the hoity-toity Snow Owl Charity Benefit with a "colorful" sense of style that didn't fly with the black tie sort of crowd. It's a shame the guys didn't break the tuxes out in the most recent sequel, but nothing accomplishes the iconic look of this dimwitted duo like these new orange and blue tuxes.
A League of Their Own Costumes
Toddler Kit Costume - Shop Child Kit Costume - Shop
Child Dottie Costume - Shop Toddler Dottie Costume - Shop
Before A League of Their Own, most people really thought that crying was just a part of the seventh-inning stretch of baseball. Thank goodness Tom Hanks cleared that up in the 1992 classic film. With a brand new generation to love this fan favorite, the costume world had to follow suit. How can you pass up a golden opportunity to sing all night? "We are the members of the All-American league, we come from cities near and far..."
Men's Dodgeball Costume - Shop Plus Size Dodgeball Costume - Shop
White Goodman Costume - Shop Women's Dodgeball Costume - Shop
Another classic comedy with new costumes out this year is also a classic fan-favorite, Dodgeball. If you plan on playing the game, you need a uniform and these Average Joe costumes bring the team's signature look to any occasion. (They're also much more party appropriate than the ones based on their first game uniforms.) Join the team this Halloween! However, we do not advise chucking balls at defenseless party-goers. Sorry!
Bowser Costume - Shop Princess Peach Costume - Shop Women's Mario Dress - Shop
Women's Luigi Dress - Shop Toad Costume - Shop Women's Yoshi Dress - Shop
Mario's been busy this year. Mario Party 10, Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Tipping Star, and Mario Maker all come to Nintendo systems this year. He's probably got a few other plumbing jobs on the side, too! Of course, those new games mean all new Mario and Luigi costumes this year. You can finally be Yoshi, Bowser, and Toad, along with Mario and Luigi. (Head to a go-kart track in those costumes and you could have yourself a real-life game of Mario Kart!)
Bubbles Costume - Shop Blossom Costume - Shop Buttercup Costume - Shop
The City of Townsville...is under attack! It's a phrase that most 20-somethings remember from watching some good old fashioned Cartoon Network. Now, with new Powerpuff Girls costumes for 2015, you can actually dress up as the trio. (Superpowers not included.) This is the first year that you can find them anywhere, so cartoon fans should be excited to see their favorite super-girls ready to kick butt again!
We have plenty of new Halloween costumes for 2015, so you better start narrowing down your choices now! Which "new classic" costume is your favorite? Which classic would you like to see new costumes for in this year? Let us know in the comments!
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