For nearly as long as Hollywood has been making movies, they’ve been making horror movies. From the very beginning, many of these movies highlighted characters coming from mythology as well as legends that can be used as the inspiration for costume parties. Obviously, since it is Hollywood, there are frequently many characters and Halloween costume styles, when the classic persona does not really suit somebody.
As an example, you have the classic Wolfman costume but then there have been several variations with this. I was a Teenage Werewolf, a 50s movie which starred Michael Landon and Teen Wolf, an 80’s movie with Michael J. Fox each provide the teen as werewolf concept making common teen clothing part of the suitable Halloween costume.
Ancient myths and legends upward through contemporary comic characters have all provided variants that can be traced towards the werewolf legends. Most any personality that undergoes transmogrification can be stated to be a werewolf. This reveals costume heroes from Doctor Jekyl as well as Mr Hyde to the Incredible Hulk towards the Mighty Thor and many others. Shapeshifter characters also can fall under the entire standard that includes werewolves.
Obviously for the Halloween costume party, the person dressing up wants to be the personality that the much more normal person shifts in to, whether it is the Norse God or Zeus. But of all the shapeshifter heroes available from movie, television, as well as literature, the actual Werewolf is one of the most classic. Especially for those Halloweens and costume parties which happen to fall on or even near the full moon as the classic Wolfman character had been said to get to be the Wolfman through the full moon.
There are also ways to combine several classic figures. As an example, think of the song by Warren Zevon “Werewolves of London” and the collection “and his hair was perfect!” Obviously the majority of folks would see this kind of as a variety of the werewolf and Count Dracula with all the slicked again hair.
Wolfman and Dracula. Mummies and Zombies. Jason and Freddy. Hannibal Lecter and Michael Myers. Each is part of the Hollywood lore and all are part of the Halloween costume get together scene. Vintage characters with regard to classic outfits that have been out there down the years. Other Artist characters are becoming classic Halloween outfits but these figures combine the particular costume aspect of Halloween and the horror connection of Halloween party.
And as the actual costume party draws nigh, then the traces of a Tom Waits song also work as it is “Midnight howling at the moon”