Picking different Halloween costumes every year is hard. Especially when you know you’ll be seeing all your friends’ amazing costumes on Instagram. Well, this list of Halloween costumes might help you choose this year’s Halloween costume.
1. Lego Person
Everyone loves lego and this costume is the perfect way to show it. It’s not only a crowd-pleaser, but it’s also very impressive. Instructables member Kaged Konbat made himself into a LEGO Minifig. The head is a concrete form (tube) with mesh over the facial features. One thing is for sure if you choose this costume for Halloween – it’s going to be one of the most impressive Halloween Costumes at the party.
Perfect Halloween costume for Futurama lovers. This is definitely one of the best Halloween costumes I’ve ever seen.
Not just any transformer. This Optimus Prime costume is amazing! Not only that, but it was made using only cardboard, duct tape, and hot glue. It was also supposedly comfortable enough to dance in. Imagine doing the robot in this costume!
If you want to include your dog in Halloween celebrations, you can include it in your costume by recreating this Sputnik 2 costume. The creator of the costume took their dog Laika aboard and they are ready for the countdown. You can see more of the costume here.
5. Iron man with a twist
The only thing better than an Iron Man costume is a steampunk Iron Man costume. Learn more about this award-winning costume here (it won the Comic-Con Marvel costume contest in 2010).
6. Mad Max
These Halloween costumes are not only really easy to recreate, but they also look fabulous. Some makeup and props can go a long way. It can also be a great DIY project to try out.
7. The Incredibles
With two films already released, The Incredibles will be a great pick for Halloween costumes for the whole family. As you can see, this family is rocking the look and they are sure to get a lot of Instagram likes.
8. Lilo and Stitch
Who doesn’t love Lilo and Stitch? It’s one of the most favorite and recognizable animated films. It also provides for great Halloween costumes. Such as this one of Lilo (with a stuffed Stitch). This is not only a very good looking costume, but it’s also really easy to recreate.
The two Deadpool movies are hits! They are awesome! A Deadpool costume is not only going to be widely recognized and liked, but it also looks good on everyone. You can also combine with your friends and have them be other characters from the Deadpool movie/comic. Or you can just all go as Deadpool.
10. Adams Family
This is one of the classic Halloween costumes that never go out of style. There are plenty of characters to choose from and each one is unique. There’s lot’s to love about this odd family, but one thing is certain – an Adams Family picture is guaranteed to get you Instagram likes.
11. The Office
This is not one of your traditional Halloween costumes, but it will be a fun outfit for fans of the office. And it’s a great conversation starter if you are going to a Halloween party with people you don’t know very well. You’ll attract the right kind of people.
12. Nightmare Before Christmas
Another set of classic Halloween costumes. This family is doing Halloween right, their costumes are stunning! You get the whole set of interesting characters from Nightmare Before Christmas done in a very creative way. Don’t just take the brief – make it your own.
13. Taco Belle
Who doesn’t love a good pun? Puns have been making a lot of appearances in Halloween costumes, but few manage to create something as cool as Taco Belle. You don’t have to use Taco Belle per se though, make something of your own. Why not try Pizza Hut and do Jaba the Hut in a pizza box?
IT is one of the biggest horror films out there. And Pennywise is one of those classic Halloween costumes you just can’t escape. It may be one of the more predictable ones, but done correctly, it will generate a lot of likes. Just check out this interpretation.
An iconic villain, Maleficent can be an amazing Halloween costume. Those horns are just something else. There are many versions. You can DIY it, you can order it online, you can do half and half. Check out this costume
16. Jack Skellington
Maybe we are going back to Nightmare Before Christmas but this character deserves their own paragraph. There are many interpretations and you will find great ones on Instagram, just check this one out. Wow!
17. Plague Mask
This Microbiology teacher wore a plague mask for Halloween and it looks super cool. Plague doctors used to wear these masks when treating victims of the bubonic plague. They are very eerie and especially so when you think about their history.
Check out this awesome Ratatouille Halloween costume. It’s one of the most adorable Halloween costumes I’ve seen! If you thought rats were cute in Ratatouille, wait till you see a baby dressed in a rat onesie.
19. Aliens Power Loader
This is one of the most incredible Halloween costumes! Just wow! Speechless!
20. The Royal Baby
If you are looking for a funny costume, this might be the right fit for you. It could also inspire you to try something similar. Whatever the case, I’m sure this Halloween costume would be a hit.
If you thought jellyfish are impressive, wait till you see them made into a Halloween costume. This Jellyfish costume combines cute and cool in the best way possible.
22. Stick Figure
This is such a cool costume and it’s one of the easiest to make. You literally just need some black tape (marker or paint) and some cardboard. Simple and effective! It’s great for all ages.
Looking for a last-minute Halloween costumes idea. Why not be a Sims character for Halloween. This is easy to recreate, but also super fun and people will admire your creativity (little do they know, you just didn’t have time for anything else).
24. Corn Dog
You shouldn’t have all the fun at Halloween! If you are not into the idea of designing a spaceship for your dog (or maybe you don’t have the skills just yet), then maybe this corn dog outfit is the perfect fit. Hot dog costumes are out and corn dog costumes are in.
25. American Horror Story
American Horror Story is a source for many great Halloween costumes. Just check this one out, wow! They are often simple enough to recreate and they are recognized by many people. And you’ll probably get to discuss American Horror Story with people all night. What was your favorite season?
26. Fake News
As mentioned before, Halloween costumes and puns often go together. What do you think about this one? Pretty cool way of representing news as a skirt from newspapers.
27. Edna Mode
We already talked about The Incredibles family. One of the best characters from the series wasn’t in the mix though, and she would make a great Halloween costume. Everyone loves Edna Mode! Why not try and be her for Halloween. Not that you ever could, I mean, she’s one of a kind.
Classic Greek Mythology produces some great Halloween costumes. If you are not feeling Poseidon, why not try Medusa. Get it, cause Medusa fell in love with Poseidon and so Athena cursed her. No? Alright, here’s the myth. Whether you know the full story or not, Medusa will make a great costume!
Classic Disney Villain. Ursula is probably one of the most beloved Disney villains. Whether you love her or hate her, you can’t deny that Ursula is a great choice for a Halloween costume. Check this one out!
30. Fairy Godmother from Shrek
Another beloved villain, probably due to the awesome songs she produces. And her relatable love of fast food! I’ll have the Medieval meal. Check out this gorgeous Fairy Godmother costume.
What are your favorite Halloween costumes? Share in the comments.
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Currently going into her final year of English and Creative Writing at Goldsmiths, University of London. Gery has been writing in a personal blog since 2014 and has been published in publications StudentVoices and FictionHub on Medium. She debuted her first play 'Liminality' at Edinburgh Festival Fringe and is already planning her next project.