Here are some Halloween costume ideas! All of these costumes appeared at DragonCon 2010. Some of these are incredibly elaborate, while others are fairly simple and could be made by you at home with a little time and effort. There were hundreds (if not thousands) of different costumes at DragonCon. These just happen to represent some of my favorites. To see all of my DragonCon photos from 2010, visit my Flickr page. If you have a favorite costume that I left out, be sure to mention it in the comments.
A breathtaking Wonder Girl. This young lady is actually the niece of legendary artist George Perez!
A really intricate group of Steampunk Wizard of Oz characters.
A fantastic Zod, Ursa, and Non from Superman II! Great costumes for Halloween and not too elaborate. Kneel before Zod! … I did!
Check out this astonishing look-a-like David Tennant Doctor Who! He’s here with Rose Tyler and the Master. Don’t miss the TARDIS purse on the ground! These would also make great Halloween costumes that are not too elaborate.
A fun, sexy dark fairy costume! You could choose lots of variations to create a similar costume for Halloween.
A spot-on Joker from Alan Moore’s The Killing Joke! A fairly straightforward costume that is immediately recognizable!
A very impressive Carrie! A straightforward costume that would really freak out your friends.
DragonCon is Orko approved!
A very flexible Plastic Man! This guy actually moved like he was made of rubber!
A sexy variation on Aquaman. Try Googling ‘Rule 63′. Ladies, you could apply that rule to any superhero and successfully make it work for Halloween. Seriously, this is the most viewed picture in my DragonCon 2010 Flickr gallery. ‘Rule 63′ gets attention.
A very clever ‘Blue Screen of Death’ costume that you could replicate at home for Halloween!
B’wana Beast?!?! This guy gets points for cosplaying such an obscure character!
Probably the best Creeper costume I’ve ever seen! Another ‘Rule 63′ costume!
Gleek carrying the Wonder Twins from Super Friends! Brilliant!
Probably the only Fraggle Rock cosplayers I’ve ever seen. Let’s hear it for the Doozers!
A sexy Namorita!
Okay this is pretty elaborate, but how cool is this Larfleeze trying to steal Green Lantern’s ring!?!?
Even more elaborate, but amazing! Kilowog from Green Lantern!
A very clever ensemble – Gilligan’s Island Zombies! You could apply the Zombie-factor to just about any pop culture character and make it work.
Tron Legacy character. The super-reflective tape does amazing things in response to camera flashes.
Anyone besides me remember Courage the Cowardly Dog!
Got tape and a pair of underwear? Then you’ve got a costume apparently!
A DC Comics and Marvel Comics Amalgam character – Doctor StrangeFate! Pretty obscure, but I thought it was really cool!
A really impressive Martian Manhunter!
The Alpha-Beta Fraternity from Revenge of the Nerds! Easy and effective costume!
I thought this Wonder Girl was really great! It’s a fairly obscure version – the Cassie Sandsmark Ame-Comi Wonder Girl.
A truly impressive Red Tornado!
I was really impressed with this Songbird from the Thunderbolts. I don’t believe I’ve ever seen a Songbird cosplayer before. Here she’s with Captain Marvel and Wolverine.
Firestorm the Nuclear Man! A difficult costume to pull off!
Plan 9 from Outer Space! Get some friends together and you could pull this off for Halloween!
Dozens and dozens of DC Comics characters for you to get ideas from. And yes, that really is George Perez in the center.
A fun moment from that same photo shoot – A live-action recreation of the Crisis on Infinite Earths #7 cover including George Perez himself!
Red Lanterns! Orange Lanterns! Sinestro Corps! Green Lanterns! Blue Lanterns! Indigo Tribe! Star Sapphires! Black Lanterns!
Numerous Teen Titans costumes to choose from! And there’s George again!
Finally, the Iron Man dancers from Iron Man 2 along with Tony Stark, Pepper Potts, Justin Hammer, Black Widow, and Nick Fury. Great costume ideas. It would definitely take some work and coordination, but it would be worth it!
Trick or treat!