Halloween’s Hottest Costumes Are Inspired by Social Media

Traditional Halloween costumes are so last season. In 2013, Google analytics reveal that Halloween’s hottest costumes are inspired by social media.

Dressing up as a cat, witch, or ghost for example is no longer the norm. With social media infiltrating every aspect of life, it is no surprise that the most popular costumes will be a direct reflection of pop culture’s most colorful characters. These influential characters represent the music, television, and movie industry.

The costumes of 2013 are not so much costumes per say, rather duplications of celebrity’s image. This type of influence is an indication of success and power that celebrity’s brands now hold. Although these celebrities do not serve as role models, they are extremely representative of 2013’s culture and have served a greater purpose than making headline news. These are social media’s key players are now largely influencing 2013’s Halloween costumes.

Although the big day is still a week away, these are Google’s predictions for the year’s hottest costumes inspired by social media:

Miley Cyrus and Robin Thicke at the VMAs

halloween's hottest costume are inspired by social media

Despicable Me Minion

Halloween’s Hottest Costumes Are Inspired by Social Media

Walt from Breaking Bad

Halloween’s Hottest Costumes Are Inspired by Social Media

Willie from Duck Dynasty

hottest halloween costumes are inspired by social media

Fox from Ylvis’ viral song “The Fox (What Does the Fox Say?)”

halloween's hottest costumes are inspired by social media

2 thoughts on “Halloween’s Hottest Costumes Are Inspired by Social Media

  1. This is really cute! I like the idea that memes and our online culture becomes a part of our daily world. This Halloween, I am sure we will see more Miley’s than we can stomach, but it will be fun to see how creative people get.

  2. Great article!! It’s so crazy how social media is so intwined with almost every aspect of our lives. Good use of images and thanks for some costume ideas!

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