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Costume designing in Hollywood has only gotten bigger and better in recent years, with buzzy shows such as “Bridgerton” and “Gossip Girl” to blockbuster films such as “Cruella” and “Suicide Squad” casting a spotlight on their characters’ clothes in a way that adds a whole new level of excitement to every shot. And the plethora of costume-focused content that’s come out this year is a gift to people who like looking to their favorite on-screen characters for Halloween ideas.
Whether you go as a baton-wielding Natasha Romanoff from “Black Widow,” a corset-wearing duchess from 19th century London á la “Bridgerton” or a tattoo-covered Harley Quinn, there is no lack of fun and unique costume ideas for you to choose from this October. Best of all are Disney’s wide range of Disney Halloween costumes released this month, which have been updated this year with inclusive adaptive costumes for those with wheelchairs or other disabilities.
Here are the best Halloween costumes from your favorite T.V. shows and movies to rock this year — enough for a week’s worth of festivities.
Contestants and Guards in ‘Squid Game’
Netflix’s “Squid Game” is possibly the most popular series released by the streamer, and the distinct green and red jumpsuits featured in the show will likely be one of the most popular costumes this Halloween. The Korean thriller follows hundreds of debt-ridden people who compete in a “Hunger Games”-like game to win a cash prize. “Squid Game”-inspired costumes are already selling fast online.
Squid Game Green Tracksuit
This set is already a best-seller on Amazon, featuring the number 067 for fan-favorite character Kang Sae-byeok. Alternatives donning the numbers of Players 001 (Oh Il-nam), 218 (Cho Sang-woo), 240 (Ji-yeong), and 456 (Seong Gi-hun) are also available.
Red Guard Costume
This best-selling set allows you to become the masked guards, the mysterious villains responsible to running the fatal games. The red tracksuit feature the same white circles, squares and triangles as seen on the show. To transform yourself into pure evil, you’ll want to add the gold lion mask worn by the game’s ringleader.
Kim Kardashian at the Met Gala
Kim Kardashian isn’t one to shy away from a buzzy Met Gala look, and the all-black Balenciaga fit she wore on the star-studded stairs this year make for the perfect high-fashion costume. The skin-tight bodysuit look has been referenced as being part of the reality star’s “Donda Era,” ever since she debuted a similar look at Kanye West’s album listening party in August. Easily recreate the look with a few affordable pieces below.
VSVO Black Bodysuit
The most important part of this costume will be a head-to-toe black bodysuit, shrouding the face just like Kim’s viral look. This skin-hugging one-piece is made out of high-quality spandex for a flexible fit.
High Waist Maxi Skirt
Add onto the costume with this high-waisted maxi skirt, replicating the train that trailed behind Kim on the carpet. This black body-con hugs the waist for a flattering silhouette.
Kristen Stewart’s anticipated role as Princess Diana, which many critics are saying will earn the actress her first Oscar, won’t debut until the week after Halloween. But it’s never too early to channel the royal lady’s iconic fashion. Plus, her go-to athleisure outfit is easier than ever to put together, all you need is a pair of biker shorts and a sweatshirt for a recognizable costume — that also works as stylish loungewear all year long.
Diana’s Harvard crewneck is one of her most memorable fits, which she was pictured in while on a jog in London. This light grey sweatshirt, with crimson lettering, is an almost-exact replica of the one she wore in the ’90s. If you don’t feel like repping the Ivy League, you can always for a less descript sweatshirt from her other athleisure looks, such as this dark blue c
Black Biker Shorts
If you havent’ already dropped on the biker short trend, then now’s the time to do it. Princess Diana has countless paparazzi photos of her dressed in oversized sweatshirts, always paired with classic skin-tight biker shorts like these.
Of course, all athleisure fits need a good pair of sneakers to top off the look. Diana often opted for Nikes much like these Tailwind 79s, currently on sale.
The second half of the “Money Heist” series finale won’t hit Netflix until December, meaning you might want to hold yourself over by dressing up as the Spanish bank robbers this Halloween. The ultra-popular series follows the criminal mastermind called “The Professor” on a mission to pull off the biggest heist in history: printing a billion euros in the Royal Mint of Spain.
The Salvadore Dalí masks that the characters wear to remain anonymous during their robberies is a symbol of resistance and national pride on “Money Heist.” Become a part of the resistance with the replica of the same masks they wear on the Netflix show, featuring slicked black hair, wide eyes and upturned mustache.
‘Money Heist’ Jumpsuit
Of course, similar to “Squid Game,” the red jumpsuits are a huge part of the show’s wardrobe. Like the masks, the red serves as a symbol of bold resistance. This one-piece costume comes with a latex mask to replicate the distinct “Money Heist” look.
Larry David in ‘Curb Your Enthusiasm’
Much to Larry’s dismay, a costume to his likeness won’t be complete without a little balding action. This wig features white, synthetic hair and a bald cap to achieve the comedian’s distinct hairstyle.
Round Wired Glasses
Larry is also never seen without his glasses. Cop these round, wired frames from Amazon for an affordable dupe.
The vibrant characters from “Among Us” make for the perfect family costume, especially for those with kids addicted to the online social deduction game — plus, making it into costume brings the fun into real life.
Colorful Astronaut Costumes
These colorful one-piece suits from Amazon are made to be funky astronaut costumes but work perfectly as the colored InnerSloth avatars in the game.
This year was huge for record-breaking Olympian Simone Biles, who made headlines at the 2021 Olympics after withdrawing from the final team event for the U.S. team. Despite her troubles this year, the inimitable athlete has become an inspiring advocate for mental health awareness. Style yourself after the G.O.A.T with a red-white-and-blue leotard.
All you’ll need is this red-white-and-blue Team USA leotard, the same one Biles wore throughout the 2021 Olympics, to transform yourself into the medal-touting Olympian. Pair the outfit with these Olympic socks for an ultra-realistic look.
Harley Quinn in ‘Suicide Squad’
DC’s Harley Quinn is a Halloween staple, and Margot Robbie’s version of the antihero has only given fans more fun ways to adapt her look into a costume. From flashy temporary tattoos to her signature Neoprene bat, it only takes a few good props to transform yourself into the beloved villain.
Harley Quinn Cosplay Costume
This custom-made cosplay costume is all you need to transform into the powerful Suicide Squad member. The head-to-toe set includes a red and leath faux leather jacket with the words “Live Fast Die Clown”embellished on the back, in addition to skintight pants, gloves and headgear.
Harley Quinn Red Dress
This show-stopping red dress highlights Harley Quinn’s chic chaos in all its glory, featuring an asymmetrical hem and halter-style top that make for a flattering fit.
Harley Quinn switched out her bat for a javelin in the latest “Suicide Squad,” using her throwing skills to defeat Starro the Conquerer. If you don’t have much javelin throwing experience, you might want to make your own fake weapon out of safer materials.
Harley Quinn Pink and Blue Wig
Harley Quinn’s murderous ways are so captivating because of her sophisticated looks and innocent smile that hide her cunning ways. This blonde wig comes with symmetrical braids and face-framing bangs to replicate Margot Robbie’s look in James Gunn’s “Suicide Squad.”
Full Body Temporary Tattoos
Of course, no Harley Quinn outfit is complete without her trademark tattoos. This pack features her red and black diamonds, as an ode to her origins as a harlequin clown, and her more sinister inks that say “Lucky You” and “I’m Watching.”
Ahsoka Tano in ‘The Mandalorian’
Ahsoka Tano Costume
Channel the Padawan leader in this in-depth Ahsoka costume, which includes a dark grey cape and her distinct headdress, resembling the triangular one made out of akul teeth that she wears in the series. For a more colorful option, you can opt for this cosplay costume.
Cruella de Vil in ‘Cruella’
Cruella de Vil has gifted “101 Dalmations” fans with iconic costumes for years, but Emma Stone’s fashion-forward and punk rock take on the Disney villain in “Cruella” is the perfect Halloween opportunity.
Cruella Live Action Finale Costume
Go for another of Cruella’s most memorable looks with this high-quality cape, featuring a fitted inner jacket fastened at the waist and an asymmetrical peplum coak.
Half Blonde-Half Black Wig
A convincing monochromatic wig is the first step for an effective Cruella costume. This one features shoulder-length waves and frontal bangs for a dramatic look.
Disney Cruella Red Dress
This striking red dress is a replica of the one Emma Stone wears in the movie, even featuring the antihero’s name embroidered in metallic silver on the chest.
‘Star Wars: The Mandalorian’ Wheelchair Cover Set
This “Mandalorian” wheelchair set is just one of many adaptive costumes Disney included in their Halloween lineup this year, making sure kids of all backgrounds are able to look their best on Halloween night. Ride aboard The Mandalorian Razor Crest Ship from Disney Plus’s “Star Wars” series with this cover set, which features detailed sublimated spaceship art, a control panel flap, in addition to immersive light and sound effects.
Natasha Romanoff in ‘Black Widow’
This year was huge for Natasha Romanoff, who finally got her own solo movie with “Black Widow.” Pack your electroshock batons and celebrate one of the most talented spies and assassins in the Marvel Universe this Halloween.
All-White Black Widow Jumpsuit
Scarlett Johansson got an all-white costume for Marvel’s latest “Black Widow” release, a departure from her usual black attire. Just like in the comics, the white outfit is a strategic outfit choice that helps her blend into the surrounding snow. This full-body jumpsuit features a belt, cuffs and artillery props for a complete costume. You can also opt for an all-black outfit for a more classic “Black Widow” costume.
Cassie in ‘A Promising Young Woman’
The knockout final scene of “Promising Young Woman” has likely stayed imprinted in the brains of anyone who saw the dark comedy this year, meaning Cassie’s tantalizing nurse costume and rainbow colored hair makes a perfect, playfully dark Halloween costume.
This classic nurse costume features a white mini dress with red crosses and a matching all-fabric hat.
Complete your transformation into an unhinged girl set on revenge with this bold, rainbow-colored wig, exactly like the one Cassie wears in the movie’s final, gruesome scene.
Crew Members in ‘Below Deck’
The unhinged crew members from “Below Deck” make the perfect group Halloween costume. Just dress up in a simple boat captain costume (like this one, which comes with a dark blue skirt, sailor’s shirt and cap) and an espresso martini for the road, or water, you’re all set.
Wanda Maximoff in ‘Wandavision’
The best part of dressing up as WandaVision” is the options! What version of Wanda and Vision you decide to emulate from the Marvel series entirely depends on which TV era appealed to you. Thankfully, the internet is already loaded with options from the most obvious…
Scarlet Witch Halloween Costume
The big Scarlet Witch reveal. By the end of the series Wanda has fully transformed into her first ever Marvel comic costume. We’ve seen hints at it before but the “WandaVision” look brings together the cape, gloves, boots and (most importantly) crown. If you want to take your cosplay to the next level, go with this full set, which includes a tight-fitting top, an ankle-length cloak, a headpiece, leggings and elbow-length gloves.
Retro 1950s Vintage Dress
As we’re sure you’re aware Wanda appears in various TV decades, try the retro “WandaVision” look for a different spin on this undoubtably very popular spooky season trend. This 1950s-style vintage picnic dress is similar to what Olsen’s Maximoff wears before she becomes the Scarlet Witch.
Wanda’s “Halloween” Costume
Our personal favorite comes from the “very special” Halloween episode of “WandaVision” the “All-New Halloween Spooktacular!” This adorable nod to her earlier comic book roots recreates the classic Scarlet Witch costume in high Halloween form with pink tights and red boots.
Vision’s “Halloween” Costume
And what is Halloween Wanda without her Halloween Vision? Make your costuming partner dress up in this “wrestler’s outfit” to complete the look from above. The set comes with a full bodysuit, gloves, shorts, cape and cowl with a diamond-shaped appliqué.
LeBron James in ‘Space Jam’
Considering the plethora of “Tune Squad” merch that came out alongside the premiere for “Space Jam: A New Legacy” in July, it won’t be hard to find a fit that rivals that of LeBron James in the live-action film. Rock Nike’s exclusive Tune Squad jersey and shorts (or more affordable dupes) for an easy, polished Halloween look.
Tune Squad Jersey and Shorts
Get the same effect with this dupe from Amazon, which is made out of breathable polyester fabric and constructed with a loose fit for maximum comfort.
Daphne in ‘Bridgerton’
If your mid-quarantine “Bridgerton” binge made you nostalgic for Regency Era fashion and desperate for your own Regé-Jean Page romance, you aren’t alone. While you can’t travel back in time to 19th century England, you can dress up in your own dramatic ball gown to channel the lovable and powerful heroine, Daphne Bridgerton.
Long Satin Finger Gloves
No Regency Ball outfit is complete without long, elbow-length gloves to pair with a floor-dragging gown. These affordable ones from Amazon are perfect for a one-night costume, and are made out of Nylon and Spandex for a flexible fit.
Long Pearl Tulle Gloves
If you want to take your Daphne costume to another level, you’ll want to go with these tulle elbow-length gloves, embellished with sleek pearl-like detailing that will give your costume an extra kick.
Blue Gem Replica Necklace
Daphne’s blue gem necklace might be her most distinct accessory, given to her by Prince Freidrich early on in the season.
Daphne’s ball gowns tend to be fairly subdued, at least compared to Queen Charlotte’s royal fits. A pink ribbon sash ties in the back of this long cotton gown, detailed with a scooped neckline and ruffled sleeves.
Daphne Bridgerton-Inspired Crown
Top your costume off with this dazzling headpiece, inspired by the crown Daphne wears in Episode 1. The handmade tiara is constructed with brass filigree stampings sewn onto the crown base and painted metallic gold.
Patrizia Reggiani in ‘House of Gucci’
“House of Gucci” doesn’t come out until Nov. 24, but the viral behind-the-scenes shots and the cinematic trailer is proof enough that the movie will be full of high-fashion moments that are worth a costume. We already know Lady Gaga is gifting us with years of cosplay and costume ideas with her portrayal of Patrizia Gucci.
Idopy Faux Fur Coat
The outfit is halfway complete with the help of this faux fur coat, just like the one Gaga is seen wearing in the trailer
Gucci GG0036S Sunglasses
I mean, if you’re dressing up as the wife of the Gucci heir, it’s a good excuse to splurge on some designer shades. But if you can’t afford the hefty price tag, there’s always these knockoffs. Shhh, we won’t tell.
Grace Karin Vintage Dress
You can’t go wrong with this sleeveless, deep red cocktail dress which features a wrap closure and ruffled skirt. Plus, its versatile silhouette means you can continue wearing it past the 31st.
Star and Barb in ‘Barb and Star Go to Vista Del Mar’
The tackier the better when it comes to a Barb and Star costume. A noisy Hawaiian button-up, straw hat, one very strong mystery cocktail and you’re all set.
Furtalk Beach Straw Hat
This wide-brimmed beach hat is perfect for any poolside vacation, and is sure to be Barb and Star-approved. But Star also loves a visor moment, so you can always go for this colorful paper straw visor instead.
Amazon Essentials One-Piece Bathing Suit
It isn’t a Vista Del Mar vacation without a super floral, very tacky one-piece bathing suit. This one from Amazon comes in a wide range of tropical patterns and colors for you to choose from.
Ayliss Printed Beach Sarong Cover-Up
Cover up with this bright sarong, made out of ultra-soft chiffon for a comfortable fit.
Hawaiian Lady Aloha Shirt
Of course, Barb and Star aren’t always in the water. Go for a Hawaiian button-up and khakis to channel the matching fits the duo wears while busy with their motel antics.
Maholo Floral Leis
No matter what, you’ll want to accessorize your outfit with colorful floral leis that Barb and Star can’t get enough of.
Boho Raffia Clip-On Earrings
Flashy accessories like these bright yellow clip-ons are a perfect addition to the bohemian outfit.
Women’s Capri Pants
Barb loves a bright capri pant. These pink ones with an elastic waist are comfortable and fit the vibe perfectly.
You’ll need to have plushy keds for all your motel antics, and for running away from evil Sharon Fisherman. These funky and colorful sneakers feature a unique, bright design with criss-cross laces.
UV Glow in the Dark Steampunk Rave Goggles
No, we didn’t forget about Sharon Gordan Fisherman, Kristen Wiig’s duel villainous character, who hatches a nefarious plot to kill everyone in town. Pair these funky goggles with a hooded white jacket and you’re all set.
Ted in ‘Ted Lasso’
Ted Lasso, the endearing and hilarious football coach who finds himself coaching a professional soccer team in England despite having no experience, might be the most lovable character on television right now. Give some love to the Jason Sudeikis character this Halloween by rocking a stick-on mustache and a casual tracksuit uniform.
Thick Black Mustache
Ted Lasso’s mustache is so beloved it has it’s own Twitter account, with upwards of 5,000 followers. Your costume won’t be complete without a little above-the-lip grooming.
Casual Dark Blue Tracksuit
A Halloween costume has never been comfier than with this matching tracksuit set, just like the one Ted Lasso wears on the field.
AFC Richmond Shirt
Grace Fraser in ‘The Undoing’
Nicole Kidman’s Grace Fraser is on the brink of a psychotic break for a majority of “The Undoing,” which sees her deal with the murderous consequences of her cheating, sociopathic husband — but she does it all while wearing one show-stopping outfit after another. Each grand coat in her collection is practically a leading cast member, making the Upper East Sider a chic costume choice for Halloween.
Red Faux Leather Gloves
Every Grace Fraser outfit features an autumnal color scheme, with compelling contrasts that mirror the drama of each scene. One of her most memorable pieces are her bourdeaux-hued gloves that she pairs with a long dark-green trench. While the exact ones Fraser wears are sure to bear a Bergdorfs-worthy price tag, this faux leather dupe will do for Halloween.
Liquorish Fluffy Straight Coat in Olive (77% Off)
Pair the gloves with this gorgeous olive-green trench coat to recreate Fraser’s signature color coordination. Plus, this stylish one from Asos is currently 77% off right now. Check out more “Undoing”-inspired coats here.
Lil Nas X in ‘Call Me by Your Name’ and ‘Industry’ Music Videos
From his red carpet looks to his music video fits, Lil Nas X has not held out on over-the-top dressing this past year. The most costume-worthy fit might have come out of the chart-topping “Montero” music video, though,” in which he transforms from an all-blue Regency Era queen á la Marie Antoinette to a hyper-sexualized Satan.
Blue Marie Antoinette Wig
Copy Lil Nas X’s “Montero” style with this bright blue Regency-era wig.
Embroidered Blue Fan
Fan yourself atop a throne with this dark blue fan, embellished with sequins.
Blue Denim Vest Jacket
Add some Nas-loved denim to your costume with this fitted vest jacket.
Blue Tonic Eyeshadow
A “Montero” outfit wouldn’t be complete without a full makeup look. Pack your lids with glittery blue eyeshadow using this affordable Blue Tonic palette.
Crystal Clip-On Earrings
Add some flashy jewelry to the costume with these glitzy crystal clip-ons.
Hot Pink Dickies
Be a flamboyant cellmate with these bright pink Dickies, to pair with a matching top.
Get some reps in with these classic dumbbells — or use them as a dancing prop like Lil Nas X.
Mare in ‘Mare of Easttown’
Give some love to your favorite unhinged detective on T.V this Halloween. Plus, Mare Sheehan’s simple wardrobe makes for an easy outfit requiring a few fun props.
Rolling Rock Beer Huggie
After a long, hard day of sleuthing there’s nothing Mare loves to do more than to throw back some Rolling Rock brew,. Rep the Pennsylvania-founded pale ale company with this dark green bottle huggie.
Mare is never without her nicotine vape to alleviate her anxiety. If you aren’t a nicotine smoker yourself, though, you can go for this rechargeable battery that looks exactly like her mod box vape pen.
Despite getting it temporarily revoked, Mare’s detective badge is an integrated part of her identity and a must-have for her costume.
Grey Infinite Scarf
It’s always windy in Mare’s small hometown in the Philly’s suburbs, so you’ll have to stay warm with her favorite infinite scarf.
Blonde Wig With Dark Roots
Grown-in roots are on brand for the crazed detective. If Mare doesn’t have time to sleep or spend quality time with her kids, she certainly doesn’t have time for a hair appointment.
Emily and Paula in ‘The White Lotus’
No two teenagers are scarier than “The White Lotus” girls. Add some snark to your Halloween this year by dressing up like the buzzy mean girls
You’ll need to hide your drugs somewhere. This gray canvas backpack looks exactly like the one Paula misplaces at the resort, despite clutching it by her side like a newborn baby.
One Shoulder Cut-Out Bathing Suit
There’s no two things Olivia loves more than rolling her eyes and showing off her abs. Copy her style with this cut-out one-piece or this floral bikini version. Opt for a colorful one-piece instead for more coverage.
You’ll need some classic sunnies if you plan on traveling to Hawaii for the night.
If you don’t want to splurge on a bong for one night of festivities (assuming you don’t already have one) you can show off Paula and Olivia’s love for getting high with this handy portable cannabis grinder.
Tanya in ‘The White Lotus’
Jennifer Coolidge’s performance of Tanya in “The White Lotus” is not only Emmy-worthy, but costume-worthy, too. Tap into her bohemian style this Halloween with patterned beach cover-ups and Hawaiian leis.
Bohemian Floral Beach Cover-Up
Tap into her bohemian style with this fun beach cover-up that comes in a variety of patterns and colors.
Maholo Floral Leis
Tanya would would wear ten leis at a time during her stay if she could.
Of course, you can’t forget Tanya’s urn of ashes, which she plans to spread across the water, the entire reason she came to the Hawaiian resort in the first place.
If you love Fran half as much as Martin Scorsese, then nodding to the humorist for Halloween only makes sense. Plus, it means you can give all your friends an attitude for the night and get away with it.
Fran is never seen without her classic cowboy boots, paired with a cuffed-up pair of slouchy jeans. While her vintage pair is sure to be expensive, these are an affordable option for a one-night costume.
Fran’s oval-shaped Warby Parker glasses add to her essence as an avid reader and intellectual. These tortoise designed glasses are a dupe for her exact pair but are only $6.
Finish off the look with a classic oversized blazer just like the one Fran wears while walking through the streets of New York City, no matter the weather.
Sanderson Sisters in ‘Hocus Pocus’
Enchant the town of Salem as the oldest Sanderson sister. The Winifred Sanderson costume includes a knee-length dress and petticoat, complete with lace-up accents and gold cord embellishments.
Opt for the most bewitching of the sisters with this Sarah Sanderson costume, which includes a fully-printed bodice and with meshy sleeves, a two-tone skirt and satin-gold petticoat.
Go as the enchanting middle Sanderson sister with this purple and orange costume, which includes a satin dress with puff sleeves, a lace-up bodice and red satin petticoat.