If you haven’t figured out your costume for this year’s Halloween festivities, it’s time to get serious.
You can’t just pick any costume. There are considerations to be made here…
If you’re using SweatBlock, the sky is the limit because you can forget about sweating through your costume. If not, the only thing scarier than a Star Wars Stormtrooper is a sweaty one 🙂
We’ve taken the 2015 list of most “googled” costumes and provided a “sweat rating” that takes the following into consideration:
Weight and Layers: How many layers of clothing is required? Is the costume a heavy one? (think Stormtrooper or Batman)
Make-up or Mask: Any costume requiring heavy make up or suffocating masks are bound to crank up the body temp. (think Joker, zombie, or Jason)
Difficulty: This isn’t so much about sweat as it is about last minute costume planning, though we have included in a weighting the emotional difficulty of actually pulling it off and the nerves that might be required to “put yourself out there.” (think Hulk Hogan or sexy anything)
Without further explanation, here are the top googled costumes of 2015 with a SweatBlock twist:
Star Wars Costumes
With the much anticipated movie release, it’s the most searched of the year. Our rating were based on Stormtroopers, Aliens, Darth Vadar, and Sythes. We consider Luke, Lea, or Hans costumes quick and easy and certainly less than 4.8 unless your are trying to pull-off Lea with Jabba the Hut.
A perennial favorite and one that can be pulled off quickly and without too much trouble. Add a point for wigs or revealing attire.
In most cases, superheroes are sporting tight, form-fitting get-ups. Some, even have addition stuffing sewn for fake muscle tone. Both mean rising body heat. If you’re going for the Wonder Woman look, thing might get chilly.
Harley Quinn Costume
Harley is a tough one to pull off without leather and lost of make-up.
Full disclosure: There are really 2 types of Batmen out there. The early 70’s style in glorified pajamas and the more modern Batman with heavy capes, gloves, shirts, fake muscles, boots, etc. This rating is based on the latter, though it may apply for the former if your friends are particularly brutal.
In almost every case this is the last minute “paint some whiskers on my face.” If not, add points for fake fur. Consider not being a cat simply because it’s lame 🙂
While make up is required to really pull this off, the overalls allow for breathability that makes all the body temp difference. Best done in pairs.
Minnie Mouse Costume
As far as last minute costumes are concerned, this one is akin to the cat. Add points if your are doing anything more than your old, repurposed Disney “ears” hat and some face paint.
What would Halloween be without the witch. Done right, the wardrobe is heavier, make-up is thick, hat is required, and hauling around a broom stick are all required.
A classic for sure. If you can pull it off, good for you. The rating is .5 higher than a pirate because it takes guts to do.
Here are the next 10 just for kicks:
Joker: Sweat Rating 4.7
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Sweat Rating 3.5
Princess: Sweat Rating 3
Mermaid: Sweat Rating 4
Dinosaur: Sweat Rating 3.5
Maleficent: Sweat Rating 4.8
Catwoman: Sweat Rating 4.6
Stormtrooper: Sweat Rating 5
Vampire: Sweat Rating 4.5
Doll: Sweat Rating 2.5