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75 Creative Halloween Costumes That Will Help You Win Fright Night

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Halloween will be here before you know it, meaning it’s time to start plotting what cute, silly or spooky costume you’ll be wearing. And whether you decide to hit the streets or stay in your yard, you want to make sure your costume is ultra-Instagrammable. From iconic movie characters and food products to puns, here are 75 creative Halloween costumes to rock on October 31.


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1.

French Kiss

We recommend watching a YouTube tutorial for this makeup before diving in, but don’t worry…we believe in you.

Get the look: HengwoYS beret ($9); Satinior scarf ($7); Haola shirt ($9)

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2. Sour Grapes

Just be careful to steer clear of sharp objects. (Also, yes, this costume is absolutely ideal for any wine drinkers among us.)

Get the look: Prextex balloons ($9)

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3.

Sugar Mama

Moms have got this one in the (sugar) bag. The sugar can also serve as a drink ingredient, if you so choose.

Get the look: Ergobaby baby carrier ($80); Domino sugar ($10)

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4.

Selena Quintanilla

The legendary singer is actually a pretty easy—and stylish—costume you can likely put together with stuff you already have.

Get the look: ASOS tie-front shirt ($37); MAC lipstick ($19)

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5.

Regina George's Mom

You’re not a regular mom, you’re a cool mom. A cool mom who will absolutely not be shamed for carrying around a full Cosmopolitan for the whole day.

Get the look: Nuofengkudu Velvet sweatsuit ($19)

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6. Lucille Ball

Do you lament that you were born in the wrong decade? This retro outfit is for you. Bonus points if you have a Ricky Ricardo.

Get the look: YATHON Women's Vintage Ruffle Floral Flared Dress ($20)

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7.

A Slytherin

Not into Snape and Malfoy? Swap the color of the scarf to join another house. Or, skip the pupil thing altogether, throw on all black, a ratty old cap and you’re a spot-on sorting hat.

Get the look: Treasure and Bond puff sleeve sweater ($21); Harry Potter scarf ($26)

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8. Tina Belcher

Calling all Bob’s Burgers fans. Not only is this Tina costume pretty easy to put together, it’s also oh so comfortable.

Get the look: Hanes T-shirt ($7); Hoerev skirt ($12); Joulli socks ($13); Converse sneakers ($89)

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9. Eleven

Genius. (Just make sure you don’t forget a little lipstick “bloody nose.”)

Get the look: Beron wig ($19); Eggo waffles ($5)

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10. Gumball Machine

For the price of a pack of pom-poms, you can pretend to be your favorite childhood supermarket staple.

Get the look: Hanes T-shirt ($5); Atika leggings ($16); Zelssi Pom Poms ($6)

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11.

Britney Spears

There are so many Britney eras that are worthy of a Halloween costume, but we’re partial to ‘Hit Me Baby One More Time.’

Get the look: Design by Olivia top ($16); Barefoot Dreams sweater ($116); Hoerev skirt ($13); Zando socks ($7)

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12. Bride Of Frankenstein

With the right amount of hairspray, you can definitely pull this off, but a wig is totally OK too.

Get the look: Steve Madden Maxi Dress ($89); BlankNYC moto jacket ($60); Party King wig ($27)

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13.

Anna Wintour

Channel Vogue’s icy editrix with a crisp bob and giant glasses while judgmentally looking everyone up and down because they’re not wearing off-the-runway Gucci.

Get the look: Harper Rose tweed dress ($148); GRFISIA sunglasses ($11); Aimole wig ($21)

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14. Frida Kahlo

It’s not like you need an excuse to wear a flower crown and a gorgeous bold lip, but if you have one, take it, baby.

Get the look: Eralove flower crown ($12); Ross-Simons coral beaded necklace ($64); Boden embroidered cotton top ($55)

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15. A Strawberry

All you need is a red dress and seeds cut from paper. Too sweet.

Get the look: Deerose strawberry dress ($24); Superga sneakers ($35)

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16. Cruella De Vil

Evil? Yes. Chic? Hell yes.

Get the look: Naked Wardrobe midi dress ($46); Choies jacket ($33); Lamsian gloves ($7); Mildiso wig ($19)

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17. Hot Dog

Get two of your friends to go as ketchup and mustard to complete the all-American meal.

Get the look: EraSpooky hot dog costume ($34)

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18. Jim and Pam on Halloween

Calling all The Office superfans: This might be our favorite couples costume yet.

Get the look: Free People turtleneck ($30); Merroyal cat ears ($7)

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19. Sandy

We’ve got chills and, yes, they’re multiplying. (Note that you could also go as “good” Sandy, but this sassy crop top-leggings look is so much more fun.)

Get the look: Huhot crop top ($10); BP. leggings ($12); Jessica Simpson pumps ($90)

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20.

Elle Woods

In the wise words of Harvard Law grad Elle Woods, “Whoever said orange is the new pink was seriously disturbed.”

Get the look: Joymode dress ($22); Rad + Refined sunglasses ($68)

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21.

Beyoncé and Jay-Z

What better way to celebrate Halloween than by paying homage to one of the greatest power couples of all time?

Get the look: Amy Lynn blazer ($125); Amy Lynn trousers ($85); Sam Edelman pumps ($140)

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22. A Cactus

You have our full permission to poke anyone who tries to come close to you—it’s still a pandemic, folks.

Get the look: Mafulus oversized sweater ($22); Nordstrom leggings ($59)

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23. The Bachelorette

Grab a rose, smear a little mascara down your cheeks and have a ball.

Get the look: La Femme sequin dress ($278)

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24. Rosie The Riveter

Girl power before it was trendy.

Get the look: Vici Collection chambray shirt ($68); NYDJ slacks ($79); Tough Headwear bandanna ($5)

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25.

Adelaide Wilson from Us

The chances of you terrifying your friends are good to excellent. (Psst…if you’re going to be around others, maybe make a fake pair of scissors from construction paper.)

Get the look: Dickies jumpsuit ($35); Harssidanzar Leather gloves ($20)

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26. Morticia Addams

Great with or without a Gomez, honestly.

Get the look: Vivicastle dress ($30); MapOfBeauty wig ($15)

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27. Mary Poppins

Optional: Fill a tote bag with random objects and show them off throughout the night.

Get the look: Vici Collection top ($62); Treasure and Bond linen blend skirt ($69); QYdress bowtie ($6); Funny Party Hats hat ($13)

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28. The Morton Salt Girl

Random? Maybe. Adorable? Duh.

Get the look: Herou dress ($17); Wooden J Handle Golf Umbrella ($20)

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29. Edna Mode

Could this Incredibles character be more iconic?

Get the look: DKNY maxi dress ($115); Onedor wig ($16); Loftus round frame glasses ($4)

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30. Billie Eilish

See what a little temporary hair dye and creepy-dark makeup can do?

Get the look: Hanes sweatshirt ($8); Amscan hair dye ($7)

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31. Midge Maisel

Dare we say you’ll look…marvelous?

Get the look: Bebe animal print dress ($129); Aptro coat ($100); Tapp Collections gloves ($9); Rothco beret ($14)

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32.

A Beanie Baby

Cute, cuddly and potentially a collector’s edition. (This would be another great group option, if you’re into that sort of thing.)

Get the look: Amoretu dress ($24); Bonnie Z ears ($6)

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33.

Alice in Wonderland

When it comes to Halloween, we’re all mad here.

Get the look: Ecowish dress ($39); Love Potato apron ($14)

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34.

Rachel and Monica from Friends

Best part? You get to sit on the couch all night.

Get the look: Ecowish women's V-Neck dress ($33); wedding maxi tulle skirts ($25)

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35.

Insta-Gran

Alternate title: When there’s an IG update and we can’t figure out any of the new features.

Get the look: Kate Kasin skirt ($16); Kangaroo wig ($9); Coasion glasses ($13)

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36.

'The Mask'

While we might not have Gigi Hadid’s makeup artist, we have a whole lot of Halloween spirit and fond memories of having our faces painted as kids. Tip: Buy more face paint than you think you’ll need.

Get the look: Lisianthus hat ($16); Lrady blazer ($39); Mehron face paint ($10)

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37.

Wednesday Addams

If your wardrobe is made up of mostly black (guilty), this one should be a piece of cake. *Dark jokes and resting bitch face not optional*

Get the look: Karen Kane dress ($89); Hanes tights ($7)

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38.

Steve Jobs

Maybe don’t bring your real computer out. (An iPhone should suffice.)

Get the look: Wosalba turtleneck ($23); Sojos glasses ($14)

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39.

*That* Photo of The Rock

You know the one. The one that basically broke the internet and then was recreated by Kevin Hart and hopefully by you this Halloween.

Get the look: Fashionolic turtleneck ($8); ZZNICK fannypack ($22); Aobei Pearl necklace ($11)

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40.

Queen Elizabeth

Honestly, as long as your sensible coat and hat match one another, you should be good. (Although an English accent couldn’t hurt.)

Get the look: Sam Edelman coat ($160); Lazom wide brim hat ($16); Kate Spade bag ($103)

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41.

Black Swan

Intense choreography isn’t necessary, but we’re pretty sure it would be appreciated.

Get the look: BP bodysuit ($14); Topdress tutu ($17); Makone tiara ($11)

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42.

Cheese

This one requires a little bit of crafting (but only, like, scissors and yellow paper), but the end result is worth the extra effort.

Get the look: Amoretu dress ($24); Marc Fisher pumps ($96)

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43.

Cat Burglar

Stash whatever you want in your little burglar sack—makeup, candy, you name it.

Get the look: Halogen shirt ($39); Starline cat mask ($13)

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44.

Jessica Rabbit

Va-va-voom, are we right?

Get the look: Beautbride dress ($29); DreamHigh gloves ($8); FVCENT wig ($20)

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45.

DW from Arthur

The cutest little mouse and license to be kind of annoying to everyone around you for a day.

Get the look: French Connection dress ($89); Willbond mouse ears ($9)

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46.

Velma Dinkley

This Scooby Doo look works as a solo costume or a group.

Get the look: Locachy turtleneck sweater ($23); C-Zofek pleated mini skirt ($16); Zakira socks ($7)

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47.

Coraline

In the event of rain, you will absolutely win Halloween with this ensemble.

Get the look: Beyove raincoat ($12); MapOfBeauty wig ($8)

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48.

A Smartie Pants

Sometimes, DIY costumes are the best costumes.

Get the look: Dickies suspenders ($10); Smarties ($22)

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49.

Daria

Just make sure to look kind of disinterested in everything.

Get the look: Design by Olivia jacket ($28); Club Monaco ($170); Dr. Marten's boots ($170)

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50.

Kim Possible

Call her, beep her, if you wanna reach her. Extra points if you can rope a friend into dressing as Ron Stoppable.

Get the look: Lagshian crop top ($17); TwiinSisters pants ($25); Babeyond gloves ($9); Kalyss wig ($18)

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51.

Madeline Martha McKenzie (as Holly Golightly)

A costume within a costume, this Big Little Lies take on Breakfast at Tiffany’s is pretty much the cutest.

Get the look: Babeyond eye mask ($14); Legitta earrings ($11); Lauren Ralph Lauren shirt ($59)

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52.

Alex DeLarge

A little eyelash glue goes a long way when you’re imitating one of literature’s (and film’s) creepiest characters.

Get the look: Funny Party Hats hat ($14); Ardell false eyelashes ($10)

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53.

Regina George

You could also wear all pink and pretend it’s Wednesday, but we’re very into the cutout top look (and asking everyone we come into contact with if butter is a carb).

Get the look: Hatopants bralette ($9); Hanes tank top ($8); Made by Johnny skirt ($11)

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54.

Cliff Booth from 'Once Upon a Time in Hollywood'

A less conventional choice than Sharon Tate, but here we are.

Get the look: Damipow Hawaiian shirt ($16); Allaura wig ($18)

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55.

Sia

Maybe not the most practical costume in terms of, well, seeing, but it’s so damn chic.

Get the look: Auxo shirtdress ($22); Nine West blazer ($58); Steve Madden boots ($100); Sia Costume wig ($22)

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56.

Sadness

No, we’re still not over the cinematic masterpiece that is Inside Out.

Get the look: Treasure and Bond shirt dress ($18); Linfairy wig ($16); Rubie's body paint ($4)

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57.

Cher Horowitz

Would we dress up as any other iconic 90s character? As if.

Get the look: Fun Costumes Cher Horowitz costume ($60)

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58.

A Disco Diva

Umm, can you say glam?!

Get the look: Jessica Simpson jacket ($25); Joe's jeans ($158); Armear sunglasses ($14)

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59.

Waldo

Found: The easiest (and coziest) Halloween costume idea.

Get the look: Allegra K top ($20); MaxNova hat ($9)

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60.

Kate Moss

Carry a fake—we repeat, fake—cigarette, please and thank you.

Get the look: LifeBest slip dress ($12); Amscan fake cigarette ($9)

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61.

Elsa

Being an ice queen has never been cooler. Renditions of “Let it Go” not required.

Get the look: Koveinc Cosplay Princess Dress ($39); Karlery Braided Fashion Wig ($18)

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62.

Carole Baskin

This one gives you free range to greet everyone by saying “Hey all you cool cats and kittens” every time you enter a room.

Get the look: Checkin Carole Baskin Costume Shirt ($20); DDazzling Women Flower Headband Wreath Crown ($14)

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63.

Karen Smith

A mouse, duuhh

Get the look: Fun Costumes Store Mean Girls Karen Smith Costume ($35)

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64.

Ariana Grande

Channel your inner songstress and go as this high ponytailed queen of pop.

Get the look: ASOS mini cami dress($57); N.N.G Store Women Boots Winter Over Knee Long Boots ($47)

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65.

Vivienne Ward

Halloween is all about having some light fun, so why not go as this “fly by the seat of your pants” kinda gal?

Get the look: Starline Store Women's Hollywood Honey Costume ($23); Shoe'N Tale Store Thigh High Over The Knee Boots ($47)

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66.

Princess Jasmine

Get your mini-me into the Halloween spirit with this mommy and me princess Jasmine fit. Make it a family affair and ask your hubby to be Aladdin.

Get the look: Leg Avenue Women's Oasis Arabian Princess Costume ($50); California Costumes Store Desert Princess Wig ($25)

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67.

Charlie Chaplin

The perfect costume for the introverted extroverts out there: When you’re tired of socializing, simply go mum like this legendary silent movie star. Everyone will assume you’re just really into the character.

Get the look: H&M Oversized Shirt ($18); H&M Creased Pants ($18); Funny Party Hats Bowler Hat ($19)

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68.

A Bunny

Granted you know it’s a costume party, this is a fun ensemble to don on all Hallows eve. If nothing else, you’ll be the perkiest guest at the party.

Get the look: Grebrafan Classic Corset ($18); Women’s Vibrant Fishnet ($10); Genshuo Women Fashion Pointed Toe High Heel ($41)

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69.

Cat Woman

Is it even Halloween if someone doesn’t dress up as cat woman? And don’t forget a killer cat eye and bold red lip to complete the look.

Get the look: Miccostumes Women's Full Body Black Catsuit ($79)

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70.

Moira Rose

There is so much to choose from when it comes to Moira Rose, but nothing beats this over-the-top pope-inspired wedding ensemble that’ll ensure you’re the center of attention.

Get the look: Elope Pope Plush Hat ($20); VIISHOW Women's Long Sleeve Empire Waist Maxi Dress ($20)

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71.

Snow White

And if you have a toddler, they can serve as one of the cute dwarfs.

Get the look: Ainiel Adult snow white costume ($60); Karlery Women's Cosplay Wig ($21); Fenty Beauty Stunna Lip Paint Longwear Fluid Lip Color ($27)

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72.

Jigsaw

Bonus points if you can get the tiny tricycle for the laughs.

Get the look: Secret Wishes 'Saw' Wig ($20); ASOS New Look ong sleeve shirt ($37); ASOS Pull&Bear blazer ($50); Survodja bow tie ($7)

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73.

Freddy Krueger

You truly can never go wrong with this Halloween classic.

Get the look: Voread Freddy Sweater Halloween ($40); Rubie's Freddy Replica Metal Glove ($59); Forum Novelties Brown Fedora Adult Hat ($17)

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74.

Phoni Braxton

While others spend the night imitating ghouls and monsters, you can spend All Hallows Eve looking fab while imitating the RnB legend that is Toni Braxton. Make it a double diva costume by pretending to be Beyoncé pretending to be Toni Braxton.

Get the look: H&M cotton tank top ($8); BlankNYC Faux Leather Moto Jacket ($60); AE Ne(x)t Level High-Waisted Jegging ($50)

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75.

Maddy Perez

While Maddy Perez will have the girls in a literal and figurative chokehold, we suggest you stick to the latter when you channel Euphoria High's favorite bad girl.

Get the look: Yanmy Women's Sexy Hollow Out Mini Dress ($16); Dolce Vita Paxx Strappy Sandal ($115)