Sunday, October 23, 2011

Halloween Costumes Inspired By 2010 Oscar Films

Film inspired costumes can always be a fun idea, and if you're an Oscar fan, finding the perfect Oscar Nominated film costume, might be right up your ally.

But despite the 10 nominated films for best picture last year, I think you will be hard press to find much inspiration from these films in terms of costumes. Even where characters have their own style in film, the popularity of some of these movies might be limiting, and limit your abilities.

Now, if you're doing more of an impression, you might be able to pull off The King Speech's King George VI (Colin Firth) with a stutter, a suit, and a bowler hat, but otherwise, you might be on your own.

For the ladies...
I think your best bet for a costume inspired by a 2010 best picture nominated film is dressing as a ballerina from Black Swan, specifically with the heavy eye make-up. And even though this film may have limited viewers, the movie poster alone should make this a recognizable costume, as one of the most iconic looks of 2010.

For an easy (and less successful) costume, you could always try to dress up as Jennifer Lawrence's character, Ree, from Winter's Bone, but I doubt anyone would draw the connection, again, a nice Missouri back country accent could help. In reality, this is hardly an option at all.

For the men...

You're equally out of luck. You could always try to pull off an Inception character, or go for the stand by of a Toy Story 3 character (that first appeared in the 90s).

Instead, if you are up for something potentially distasteful, you could try to pull off 127 Hours' Aron Rolston (portrayed by James Franco)...a large rock-like object and a utility knife would be a must. If you can wear a Phish T-shirt, you will be off to a great start as well.

Similar to the challenge with the other nominees, another option could be Dicky Eklund in The Fighter, as portrayed by Christian Bale. You might want to grab a pair of boxing gloves to help make the connection, and even then, if you're not rail thin, good luck pulling this off.

But when it comes down to it, for the guy, there's only one real choice, and that is Rooster Cogburn as portrayed by Jeff Bridges in True Grit. If you have a spare pirate's eye patch sitting in your closet, your costume is half done.

Otherwise, you're out of luck...I don't see many option in last year's line up, and I don't think there's even a chance of doing something with The Social Network or The Kids Are All Right. Not a single trick-or-treat worthy costume in these films.

1 comment:

mensajes claro said...

Wow , Sounds you are big oscar fan !