10/24/2012 04:42 pm ET Updated Oct 24, 2012

Movie Character Costumes: Halloween Inspiration From The Cinema

That Halloween costume party is quickly approaching, and as much as you hate to admit it, that perfect costume idea is probably still evading you.

Yes, there are a host of stock costume options -- the sexy bumblebee or terribly innovative nerd costume you've worn the past three years -- but for those seeking a more creative outfit, this year's movies might offer a needed dose of inspiration.

From raven feather couture to witty woodland animals and sharp suited agents, we have compiled a list of costume ideas that won't leave you wishing you had passed on the eye patch and pirate hat. Halloween night is all about taking chances, and with one of our movie themed ideas, you will be on your way to an enjoyable night and maybe that elusive "Best Costume" award.

Click through the gallery below for our favorite movie inspired costumes and let us know what character you plan to play this Halloween. Also, here's a pro-tip: Everyone else is going as "The Avengers."

Halloween 2012 - Movie Character Costume Ideas