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25 Halloween Costumes So Good Your Instagram Feed Will Be Lit

25 Halloween Costumes So Good Your Instagram Feed Will Be Lit

Halloween costumes are a struggle we face every year, in an attempt to be original and creative for that obligatory Halloween Instagram post. It really does get tiresome trawling through social media at Halloween time and seeing half-hearted ripped, bloody white t-shirts, alongside standard night out outfits with a barely noticeable pair of cat ears. If fancy dress really isn’t your thing, enlist the help of your artistic friends for inspiration, advice and physical assistance making a costume or painting your face, or team up with them to create a double act Halloween costume! The ideas below are well worth pinching to spice up your Halloween photo shoot.

1. Witch/Wizard

This costume can be generalized or based on a well-known witch or wizard character, e.g. The Wicked Witch of the West from The Wizard of Oz or any Harry Potter character! Freeze your Halloween-frenzied friends into the White Witch’s statues for a spooky Halloween snapshot.

25 Halloween Costumes So Good Your Instagram Feed Will Be Lit

2. Superhero

If you’re a superhero fan, pick your favorite and be ready to become the savior of the night, fighting against all the ghouls and monsters that come your way. If your chosen superhero has a sidekick or an arch-enemy, team up with a mate to become a real-life comic strip on Halloween night.

25 Halloween Costumes So Good Your Instagram Feed Will Be Lit

3. Cops and Robbers

This classic costume will work equally as well for a solo police officer, a copper and robber pairing or a larger group of law enforcers and criminals. And there’s the added fun of the handcuff prop being used all night, with the potential to be incorporated into drinking games and force unlikely pairings together for the night. A good choice for undercover matchmakers.

25 Halloween Costumes So Good Your Instagram Feed Will Be Lit

4. La Casa de Papel Dali Costume

If you like the robber theme but want to be a little more interesting, opt for the red jumpsuit and Dali mask costume from the successful Netflix series La Casa de Papel. It’s easy, creepy and will make you feel far superior to the black and white striped robbers running around on 31st October.

25 Halloween Costumes So Good Your Instagram Feed Will Be Lit

5. Ghost

The simplest and most classic of all the Halloween costumes, cutting holes in a sheet and chucking it over your head is the best option for when you’re short on time, money and resources. It hides your identity well so you can easily spy on your friends and enemies without being caught out, you’ll almost believe you can actually walk through walls…

25 Halloween Costumes So Good Your Instagram Feed Will Be Lit

6. Controversial Celebrity

Current media/political affairs always make for a popular Halloween costume, so picking one of the most hated people in the world at the time, e.g. Donald Trump, to dress up as will certainly get you a reaction.

25 Halloween Costumes So Good Your Instagram Feed Will Be Lit

7. Skeleton

It’s super easy to get hold of a skeleton costume, even better if you can find a glow in the dark one. Paint your face to match and you’re pretty much sorted!

25 Halloween Costumes So Good Your Instagram Feed Will Be Lit

8. Vampire

Another common costume, the vampire look can be tailored to specific characters, such as the famous Dracula or Edward from the Twilight Saga in order to make your costume more unique. The pale skin, colored contacts, and pointed incisors are essential for this look, even better if you can find a way to make yourself shimmer in the light. Add a cape for a more classic look.

25 Halloween Costumes So Good Your Instagram Feed Will Be Lit

9. Dead Bride

Either order a premade costume or make some cuts in an old/cheap white dress, going for a gothic look by streaking greys and blacks across your body, face and hair. Go for the ultimate smoky eye make-up, blacklip and pale foundation, as well as a messy hairstyle to fit the aesthetic.

25 Halloween Costumes So Good Your Instagram Feed Will Be Lit

10. Clown

Being the phobia of many, this outfit is guaranteed to cause a fright on Halloween night. Simple to put together, all you need is a great make-up artist to pull off the creepy clown face that haunts people’s nightmares.

25 Halloween Costumes So Good Your Instagram Feed Will Be Lit

11. Zombie

Zombies are the epitome of Halloween costumes, with the ability to turn any everyday fancy dress costume into an outfit perfect for Halloween. For instance, take a nurse or a surgeon costume and splatter it with blood to zombify it. This zombie theme is how we women manage to make Halloween costumes sexy! It’s also great if you’re looking for a double act, e.g. zombie cheerleader and sports player.

25 Halloween Costumes So Good Your Instagram Feed Will Be Lit

12. Pumpkin

If you’re the joker of the group who doesn’t take yourself too seriously, dressing up as a pumpkin is an ideal choice for you this year. Your friends won’t lose you in the club that’s for sure!

25 Halloween Costumes So Good Your Instagram Feed Will Be Lit

13. Devil

Go over to the dark side with this evil outfit. Recruit black angels onto your side and enjoy a night of bad decisions together.

25 Halloween Costumes So Good Your Instagram Feed Will Be Lit

14. Fictional Character

There are so many Halloween costumes to choose from when it comes to fictional characters. Zombify sweet Alice in Wonderland, the Mad Hatter or the already evil Queen of Hearts; rob Red Riding Hood or Snow White of their innocence by splattering them in fake blood and adding seductive stockings to their outfits; go for typically scary Halloween characters such as Frankenstein’s monster or Jack Skellington; give everyone nightmares by attaching buttons to your eyes and taking on the persona of the traumatising Coraline.

25 Halloween Costumes So Good Your Instagram Feed Will Be Lit

15. The Pope/A Nun

Many atheists question religion or find themselves intimidated by it, so dressing as a religious figure can put others on edge and sometimes have a more terrifying effect than a traditional monster. This costume can also be used ironically when displaying typically sinful behavior.

25 Halloween Costumes So Good Your Instagram Feed Will Be Lit

16. China Doll

This innocent child’s toy has been frequently used in horror movies over the years, conditioning us to now associate it with supernatural events and therefore Halloween costumes. Tie your hair in bunches, get some glass-effect contact lenses and pull off the make-up and you won’t recognize yourself under the freaky exterior.

25 Halloween Costumes So Good Your Instagram Feed Will Be Lit

17. Wolf

We fear these lethal animals, often portrayed to us in deadly ways, so they suit the tone of Halloween perfectly.

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25 Halloween Costumes So Good Your Instagram Feed Will Be Lit

18. Mad Scientist

Stained lab coats, crazy, out of control hair and a rack of test tubes containing bubbling, oddly colored potions somehow instill fear in us at this eerie time of year.

25 Halloween Costumes So Good Your Instagram Feed Will Be Lit

19. Famous Criminal

If you can think of a historic criminal with an identifiable look such as Ted Bundy or Jack the Ripper, attempt to recreate them on this deadly night, reaffirming their inhumane brutality as they roam the streets on the night dedicated to death and pure evil.

25 Halloween Costumes So Good Your Instagram Feed Will Be Lit

20. Mummy

Your costume may disintegrate throughout the night as more and more drinks are spilled but this is a classic Halloween outfit for you to try.

25 Halloween Costumes So Good Your Instagram Feed Will Be Lit

21. Bat

If you’re all about black, this could be the costume for you. Get hold of some wings and there’s no more to it, just slink into the night.

25 Halloween Costumes So Good Your Instagram Feed Will Be Lit

22. Clue Characters

Bring this much-loved board game to life by convincing your friends to dress up as the characters with you. Involve the murder weapons too, swapping them around throughout the night. Photograph yourselves in various rooms of the house for a comedic set of Instagram posts.

25 Halloween Costumes So Good Your Instagram Feed Will Be Lit

23. The Addams Family

This family set up has been a firm Halloween favorite for a long time and makes a great option for groups.

25 Halloween Costumes So Good Your Instagram Feed Will Be Lit

24. The Woman in Black

If you can’t be bothered to find a set of wings for a bat costume, ditch the idea and opt for the Woman in Black instead. Minimal effort required.

25 Halloween Costumes So Good Your Instagram Feed Will Be Lit

25. Doctor Who Monster

For Doctor Who fans, you have a huge range of monsters to choose from for your Halloween masterpiece. If you put in maximum effort, everyone will be envious of your epic Dalek attire or cyberman armor.

25 Halloween Costumes So Good Your Instagram Feed Will Be Lit

Which of these Halloween costumes is your favorite? Tell us what you’re wearing this year!

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