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Tyga's costume for Halloween shot by Vaughn Lowery of 360 MAGAZINE

MOST POPULAR HALLOWEEN COSTUMES

With Halloween just around the corner, it’s the ideal time to start planning the perfect costume for the occasion. Fashion expert Maria Loizou from Karen Millen predicts this year’s hottest pop-culture themed Halloween costumes inspired by the most memorable moments from 2022 so far.  

COSTUMES FOR WOMEN

Wednesday Addams from The Addams Family 

With the autumn release of Netflix’s new show Wednesday, we can anticipate many costumes replicating the Halloween icon Wednesday Addams, especially as the phrase ‘Wednesday Addams costume’ receives an average of 58,000 monthly Google searches worldwide. Recreate this look by pairing a printed black dress with a white pointed collar, with Wednesday’s signature braids.  

Wanda Maximoff from Wandavision 

Marvel’s Wanda Maximoff, otherwise known as Scarlet Witch, is another one of this year’s most sought-after costumes, with the phrase ‘Scarlet Witch costume’ receiving 50,000 monthly Google searches worldwide. All you need is a red cape and dress, along with a signature Scarlet Witch headpiece. Incorporating a red leather top, corset or catsuit can really help in emulating the Wanda Maximoff look.  

Julia Fox 

Alternatively, dressing as Julia Fox is the perfect 2022 Halloween costume that will definitely be popular this season. The Uncut Gems actress is used to turning heads due to her bold and daring fashion choices, so why not demand attention this Halloween by rocking Julia Fox-inspired double-denim and a dramatic smoky fox eye look.  

COSTUMES FOR MEN

Maverick from Top Gun 

Tom Cruise’s Maverick is one of the most popular men’s Halloween costumes we can expect to see this Halloween. This year’s box office hit Top Gun: Maverick reignited interest in the classic 80s film, sparking 12,000 average monthly searches for ‘Top Gun costume’ worldwide. Fake moustaches, bomber jackets and aviator glasses make the ideal, minimal-effort costume, perfect for those obsessed with the franchise. 

Eddie Munson from Stranger Things 

Stranger Things has taken 2022 by storm, so we can anticipate many costumes inspired by the residents of the town Hawkins this year and more specifically, new fan-favourite Eddie Munson. Series four introduced us to the Metallica-playing, Dungeons and Dragons-obsessed Eddie, leader of the Hellfire Club. Eddie’s grunge look can easily be replicated with a Hellfire Club shirt, ripped black jeans and a denim vest. Currently, the term ‘Hellfire Club shirt’ receives 41,000 average monthly searches across the globe. 

House of the Dragon 

Arguably one of the biggest and most-anticipated shows of the year, House of the Dragon will likely be among the most popular Halloween looks this year. Dressed in a long black robe, white-blonde wig and equipped with a plastic sword, we are sure to see many Daemon Targaryen lookalikes this Halloween season. 

COSTUMES FOR COUPLES

Elvis and Priscilla 

Elvis and Priscilla Presley will undoubtedly be one of the most popular couples costumes this Halloween. Austin Butler perfectly portrayed the King of Rock in Baz Luhrmann’s recent Elvis biopic, so much so that searches for ‘Elvis costume’ have increased 335% worldwide over the last 12 months. Replicate Priscilla’s iconic look with a 60s-inspired mini dress and bouffant hair, and style a leather jumpsuit and gelled back hair for the signature Elvis image.  

Barbie and Ken 

As a result of those pictures of Margot Robbie and Ryan Gosling on the set of Greta Gerwig’s upcoming Barbie film, combined with the recent ‘Barbiecore’ trend, we can expect to see many couples dressed as the iconic plastic duo this Halloween. Whether it is matching neon rollerblading outfits or hot pink cowboy costumes, searches for ‘Barbie Halloween costumes’ reach an average of 15,000 each month worldwide. 

Danny and Sandy 

We can also expect to see couple’s costumes from Grease this Halloween. Danny and Sandy from the popular 70s musical have always been a classic go-to couples Halloween costumes and this year will be no exception, especially to honour the late Olivia Newton-John. Black leather leggings or trousers, red heels and matching red lipstick complete this look for Sandy, with Danny needing only a leather jacket and slicked back hair, with an optional D.I.Y Rydell cardigan. 

Cast of Euphoria 

This Halloween, we can also expect to see several Euphoria-themed costumes. Since the release of season two earlier this year, fans are still talking about the show’s iconic makeup and fashion choices, which make for perfect group Halloween costumes, full of glitter, vibrant colours and Y2K fashion trends. 

Sanderson sisters from Hocus Pocus 

Nothing says Halloween like watching the classic film Hocus Pocus, especially as the long-awaited sequel arrives to Disney Plus on September 30th. For friendship groups of three, the Sanderson sisters are the perfect trio to dress as this Halloween, especially as searches for ‘Hocus Pocus costumes’ have risen 317% over the past three months globally. 

Prop Store’s Unique Entertainment Memorabilia Live Auction

One of the world’s leading film and TV memorabilia companies announced the results from their Los Angeles-based live auction of film and TV memorabilia, with items on offer fetching in excess of $6.2M. Prop Store’s unique Entertainment Memorabilia Live Auction was held last week over two days (Thursday 27th August and Wednesday 26th August 2020) at Prop Store’s Los Angeles office and broadcast around the world via a live stream.

Hundreds of bidders from around the world took part in Prop Store’s live auction, which achieved outstanding results over two days of exciting and intensive bidding. Hundreds of props, costumes and related entertainment memorabilia were sold during Prop Store’s Entertainment Memorabilia Live Auction. 

Notable sales included (all figures stated are the total sale prices paid by the buyer, which include the buyer’s premium):

  1. Pete “Maverick” Mitchell’s (Tom Cruise) Fighter Pilot Helmet from TOP GUN (1986) sold for $325,000
  2. Darth Vader Promotional Costume With Poster-Matched Helmet from STAR WARS: A NEW HOPE (1977) sold for $287,500
  3. Raven Bar & Well of Souls Staff of Ra Headpiece from RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK (1981) sold for $137,500
  4. Stormtrooper Helmet from STAR WARS: EPISODE IV – A NEW HOPE (1977) sold for $137,500
  5. Xenomorph Queen Model Miniature Puppet from ALIENS (1986) sold for $106,250
  6. Duros Cantina Alien Mask from STAR WARS: A NEW HOPE (1977) sold for $100,000
  7. Josey Wales’ (Clint Eastwood) Screen-Matched Blank-Firing Hero Colt Walker-Style Revolver from THE OUTLAW JOSEY WALES (1976) sold for $90,625
  8. Screen-Matched Jumanji Game Board from JUMANJI (1995) sold for $87,500
  9. Ellen Ripley’s (Sigourney Weaver) Screen-Matched Practical Special Effects Colonial Marine Flamethrower Unit from ALIENS (1986) sold for $78,125
  10. Cliff Booth’s (Brad Pitt) Blue Karmann Ghia from ONCE UPON A TIME…IN HOLLYWOOD (2019) sold for $62,500
  11. Rick Dalton’s (Leonardo DiCaprio) Yellow Cadillac Coupe De Ville from ONCE UPON A TIME…IN HOLLYWOOD (2019) sold for $56,250
  12. Sergeant Apone’s (Al Matthews) Screen-Matched U.S. Colonial Marines Armor Costume from ALIENS(1986) sold for $53,125
  13. RoboCain (Tom Noonan) Stop-Motion Puppet from ROBOCOP 2 (1990) sold for $40,625
  14. Freeman Lowell’s (Bruce Dern) Screen-Matched Hero Costume from SILENT RUNNING (1972) sold for $40,625
  15. Pvt. Frost’s (Ricco Ross) Screen-Matched Helmet from ALIENS (1986) sold for $37,500
  16. Marty McFly’s (Michael J. Fox) Left Nike MAG Sneaker from BACK TO THE FUTURE PART II (1989) sold for $34,375
  17. Lisle Von Rhuman’s (Isabella Rossellini) Potion Vial from DEATH BECOMES HER (1992) sold for $34,375
  18. Steve Rogers’ (Reb Brown) Captain America Costume from CAPTAIN AMERICA (T.V. MOVIE, 1979)/CAPTAIN AMERICA II: DEATH TOO SOON (T.V. MOVIE, 1979) sold for $31,250
  19. Dinosaur Input Device (D.I.D.) Electronic Tyrannosaurus Rex Armature from JURASSIC PARK (1993) sold for $31,250
  20. Xenomorph Alien Display with Tail from ALIEN: RESURRECTION (1997) sold for $25,000
  21. Neil Armstrong’s (Ryan Gosling) Screen-Matched Gemini Spacesuit from FIRST MAN (2018) sold for $25,000
  22. Judge Joseph Dredd’s (Sylvester Stallone) Costume with Stunt Components from JUDGE DREDD (1995) sold for $23,750
  23. Scissorhands’ (Johnny Depp) Scissorhands from EDWARD SCISSORHANDS (1990) sold for $22,500

Some of the least expensive lots in the auction included a Bat-Signal Blueprint from Joel Schumacher’s BATMAN FOREVER (1995) which sold for $438 (£336), and a lot of Ari Gold’s (Jeremy Piven’s) Cigars and Business Cards from the TV series ENTOURAGE (2004-2011) sold for $594 (£456).

Brandon Alinger, Prop Store’s COO commented on the auction:

“Prop Store’s first-ever Entertainment Memorabilia Live Auction out of Los Angeles was a resounding success. The bidders were out in force and we had more registrants than any prior auction of this type. Maverick proved that he is still dangerous, with the Top Gun Maverick fighter pilot helmet selling for an incredible $325,000 with the buyer’s premium – more than five times its pre-sale estimate price. Darth Vader, cinema’s greatest villain, was not far behind – an original 1977 Vader touring costume sold for over $285,000 with buyer’s premium. We thank the many film fans and collectors who took part in the event and look forward to our next auction, which will be later this year from our London office.”

Prop Store’s annual UK Entertainment Memorabilia Live Auction is back later this year, with an exciting two-day event taking place on Tuesday 1st and Wednesday 2nd December 2020, featuring 900 lots – giving collectors another opportunity to get their hands on incredible pieces of movie history. Register for the auction now HERE.