Orange List: Hot Costume and Party Halloween Trends for 2014

September 11, 2014 Katja Presnal

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Halloween 2014 Costume Trends has revealed the “Orange List”, featuring this Halloween season’s top 10 hottest costumes, and top 10 party themes and treats. Check out the hottest costumes this year and how to be trendy this Halloween -or how to avoid what every one else is wearing this year- and get ideas for your ultimate Halloween party theme of the year, including treat recipes. The Halloween treats include drinks, and both sweet and savory recipes from one of America’s most recognizable lifestyle experts and bestselling author Sandra Lee, and Halloween recipes from partners Pirate’s Booty, Jones Soda, and Home Run Inn Pizza from the Orange Tour. has been touring the USA showcasing the best Halloween styles this month.

Top Halloween Costume Trends 2014

1. Elsa from Frozen
Elsa costume from Frozen
This probably doesn’t surprise anyone – Disney’s Frozen-movie’s Elsa is the most popular among the girls this year. Adult costumes also available in case you don’t want to let this trend go by.

2. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’ Leonardo

Yes, the 90’s called and wanted to give us the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. The action turtles are hotter than ever, thanks to a new movie released in August. The word on the street goes Leonardo costumes are the most popular, but Leonardo is just one of many TMNT costumes you can get.

3. Black Widow
Are you seeing a trend here…? Yes, also Black Widow is from a hit movie. The Black Widow costume is from Widow’s appearance in this year’s Captain America: The Winter Solider. In other words, she beat out Captain America for the title of most popular superhero in his own movie!

4. Green Ninja Costume
Yes, Greninja from Pokemon is going to be in the newest installment of Super Smash Bros. We’re talking about a Green Ninja though. Little boys like to pretend to be a super-stealthy, sword-wielding, shuriken-hurling heroes.

5. Captain America
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Black Widow is epic, but you knew she wasn’t going to keep Captain America completely out of the spotlight. Captain America is one of the most popular superhero costumes for men!

6. Joker Costume
This costume is modeled after the look created by the late and great Heath Ledger in The Dark Knight. As far as villain costumes go, this is the tops.

7. Dorothy Costume
Wizard of Oz

Oz is never out of style, and neither is Dorothy. Don’t forget the ruby slippers!

8. Female Darth Vader
“Luke – I am… your mother?” Star Wars costumes are classic, and they’re hugely popular every Halloween. Now, there’s finally a Darth Vader option for the female fans. The force is strong with this one!

9. Pink Poodle Toddler
Best Halloween costumes for babies and toddlers
Think of toddlers and little girls and the adorable first, second or third Halloween pictures.. You might like something timeless for the Halloween for the first special years, and the Pink Poodle Toddler costumes pretty much nails it.

10. Where’s Waldo Woof Costume
Dress up your best friend just like Waldo’s dog, Woof. We’re not sure if the glasses or the hat are more adorable, but they’ll make your dog much easier to find!

Top 10 Halloween Party themes for 2014


1. Horror movies
horror movie themed Halloween party

Frightening Flicks is a great costume party theme. Freddy, Jason, and Mr. and Mrs. Frankenstein are all invited!

2. Ghost White
This all-white color scheme boasts plenty of ghosts to spook the guests. Skeletons, shrouds, and an all-around uneasy feeling give this party a chilling atmosphere.

3. Mad Masquerade
halloween party
Have a Mardi Gras mashup for Halloween! Bringing Halloween to a classy masquerade ball is a creative way to go, with guests dressed in their best masquerade costumes.

4. Medieval Malice

Go “ye olde school” this Halloween! Make use of Renaissance fair costumes, and decorate your whole house into a medieval era castle. Silver candlesticks and gold goblets make the perfect table settings and add some doubloons!

5. Orange is the new black
Classic orange and black Halloween party. Tombstones, witch hats, and pumpkins complement the decorations, and tables are topped with black spider webs. Spooky skulls and cartoon cats make a fun combination that all ages can enjoy.

6. Princesses on Ice/ Frozen
Our other Halloween parties specialize in building chilling atmospheres, but this one is positively Frozen! If you’re the proud parent of a couple of princesses, then Frozen costumes and a Frozen party theme are perfect for Halloween.

7. Scary Tales
Turn your favorite fairy tales into scary tales! The Wizard of Oz and Disney Princess costumes are great fits.

8. Somewhere in Time
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This Halloween party is a trip through time – decorate different spaces around the party as different decades and have guests represent them with costumes. For example, flapper costumes would fit with the 20s room… …and poodle skirts and saddle shoes fit with the 50s area!

9. Superheroes vs. Villains
It’s a battle between good and evil in the party where your guests arrive in superhero and villain costumes.

10. Zombie Apocalypse

A gory and ghastly zombie scene is perfect for a Halloween party – use zombie costumes, fake blood, tons of chains, and spooky fence to get the look.

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Katja Presnal

Katja Presnal shows how to live Nordic inspired life to the fullest and plan your dream life. Katja owns Presnal5 strategic marketing intelligence agency and wants to help marketing professionals to combine a dream career and dream life via freelance work.Katja is an award-winning marketing strategist, and a well-known speaker. Katja has lived in five different countries, and seven states in the USA. Her three children were all born in different countries within three years. When not working or jet-setting the world, Katja is at home cooking big family dinners.She has been featured in NY Times, Glamour, Redbook, Fodor's, Forbes and Woman's Day magazines among many other national and international publications and written for MTV3 and Lifetime TV networks.

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