Looking for a multicultural outfit that is also fun to wear? Check out our supply of genie costumes. Genies are big in popular culture, from old television shows like I Dream of Jeannie, to films like Aladdin, making them easily recognizable and a guaranteed hit at your next Halloween party. With bright, vibrant colors and sexy, exposed midriffs, a female genie get-up is a great flirtatious option. For men, the flowing capes and big, elaborate styles provide for looks that will definitely make you the center of attention at your next party. Go out as Aladdin and Princess Jasmine this Halloween, for a couples costume that's guaranteed to impress.
The origin of the idea behind genies is fascinating. Jinn, as they are called in Islamic philosophy, are spiritual beings who exist on an invisible plane in a dimension beyond the visible human universe. Jinn are beings who are similar to angels, but are often punished by their God for going against his wishes. They are usually invisible to humans, but are able to appear to them and work for them. The difference between the Eastern and Western views on Jinn are evident in many American forms of pop culture, like the big blue character that appears in Aladdin, and the wife of I Dream of Jeannie. These are rather irreverent depictions of the beings, who are celebrated in Eastern cultures.