Many choose Halloween as an opportunity to dress up and impersonate their favourite celebrities. A child might choose to impersonate a favourite sports’ star or animated character from a popular movie franchise. An adult may have a favourite singer or comedian in mind, perhaps someone they followed growing up.
There are advantages to dressing up as someone you can impersonate. Your friends might expect you to talk and act like that character! (or even sing!) Have some fun with it. Look up audio clips of some of your character’s favourite lines and practise ahead of time.
Costumes based on impersonations can also be fairly simple. A blond wig, red lips, and beauty mark says Marilyn Monroe. Frank Sinatra impersonators just need a black tux and hand-held microphone! Jack Nicholson? Just concentrate on getting the hair style right!
Here are some of the top great “impersonation” costumes of all time! At the top of the list, of course, is Elvis Presley, a costume suitable for all ages. Remember lots of hair gel and a tight, white suite! For fun, carry some blue suede shoes.
Other famous people to impersonate include:
- Lady Gaga
- Michael Jackson
- Jack Nicholson
- Queen Elizabeth or Queen Victoria
- Sofia Vergara
- Marlon Brando
- Dolly Parton
- Taylor Swift
- Johnny Cash
- Austin Powers
Children can also join in the fun. Every Halloween, at least one child shows up as Elvis Presley, or their favourite Hockey legend. For kids, the characters are often fictitious.
Characters to impersonate for kids include:
- Powerpuff Girl
- Harry Potter
- Harley Quinn
- Wonder Woman
- Elsa from Frozen
- Mary Poppins
- Favourite sports’ heroes, this year, look for kids dressed up as basketball and tennis stars.
- Various super heroes, such as Batman, Red Ranger, Dash from The Incredibles, Ironman, a favourite “Avenger”, or one of the Lego characters.