With so many choices in costume themes, it can be difficult to decide upon the perfect costume. Costumes inspired by popular movies are always great choices for party goers and among the most popular as well. The latest movie trends and classic movie characters always make an appearance at costume required events. Several online costume suppliers provide a variety of costumes from and inspired by popular and memorable movies.

The first step a party attendee should take in selecting from the costume library is to make an honest assessment of how much they are willing to spend. Costume prices can range from under $25.00 to well over $100.00 with the more expensive costumes ranging well over $1000.00.  The more elaborate and detailed, the more you should plan on spending.

Party goers should consider the movies or movie characters that are popular or that they like. Classic movies, like Star Wars, Star Trek the Wizard of Oz, and Gone with the Wind, remain consistently popular every year. Costumes from these movies (and any other classic movie) will be instantly recognized and appreciated by others. Costumes from these types of movies will remain consistently recognizable, meaning that future use will be just as great.

New classic and blockbuster movies can also provide great costumer ideas for parties. Wizards, pirates, and super heroes have become popular costume choices over the past few years due to the premiers of the franchises of Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings, Pirates of the Caribbean, and numerous super hero movies featuring DC and Marvel characters. Online costume retailers provide many options for any of these franchise and several others. 

For those who plan on attending costume parties in couples or groups, costume retailers typically have a wide selection of companion characters. Costumes falling in this category tend to be more versatile because of the number of available franchises and movies to choose from. Groups can choose to go as movie villains, superheroes, or well-known fantasy characters. The options are endless here, and often the personality of the group will choose the outcome.

Choosing a movie themed costume can be daunting because of the number of choices available. It is important that the party goers consider their financial restraints, their personality, and their intent when choosing a costume.