It’s never too early to start planning your Halloween costume — and arguably, the 31st of October is one of the best holidays for getting creative, whether you’re prepared for it or not!
Still, if you’re stuck in a rut while thinking about what Halloween outfit to wear for this spooky event, here are 10 authentic ideas for you to steal and perfect into your unique and witty costume for the night.
Powerpuff Imitation for BFF Halloween
Make a call back to your childhood with this super nostalgic Cartoon Network costume! All you need is two more friends and some multi-coloured shirts to put together a quirky, interactive get-up. The best part is how perfect the Powerpuff Girls can be for your Instagram posts.
The Purge as Halloween Group Costumes
Want something scary to kick off the 31st? Get some friends together for this eerie costume idea and dress up like the cast of The Purge! Head down to the mall and buy a mask to match with an all-black outfit and some toy weapons to really make the look feel real.
It’s inclusive, terrifying and absolutely perfect for the scariest holiday of the year.
Run, Forrest, run
This one’s for all the guys out there who have no idea what they’re going to dress up as for Halloween. Forrest Gump isn’t just a classic movie, it’s a classic costume too!
Choose whatever variation of Mr Gump that you’d like to wear, from Forrest running across the country in his hat and beard, to Forrest sitting on the bench in his smart, white suit.
With only a pair of shorts and a grey tank top, bringing Lara Croft from Tomb Raider to life has never been easier. As a costume, it’s violent but fantastic, so easy for you to DIY at home and great fun at a party.
Instead of just opting for the simple army man costume, why not get more creative with a plastic toy version? Dressing up as a toy soldier is special and will definitely garner attention and compliments. All you need is some camouflage clothing, toy guns and a cardboard cut out to stand on. It’s really that easy!
Lilo and Stitch
Disney princesses are fun and all, but Lilo was the original Hawaiin heroine! With her signature green grass skirt and red tube top, Lilo’s outfit is ridiculously easy to replicate with simple DIYs and a flower crown purchase from the dollar store. For a special touch, find a Stitch stuffed toy to go with your completed costume!
The Mario Brothers (or Sisters?)
Everyone loves some Super Nintendo, and better yet, everyone loves the Mario Brothers! Mario and Luigi are yet another BFF costume duo that’ll be sure to evoke some nostalgia at any party, get-together and Halloween gathering. It’s as straightforward as green-and-red outfits with matching L-and-M hats.
The Shining Twins
Arguably the creepiest kids in cinematic history are… the Grady Twins from The Shining! With their blood-stained uniforms and identical hair-dos, the Grady Twins are perfect as a scary costume for the terrifying 31st.
Edward Scissorhands will always be a loved part of Tim Burton’s Halloween-esque world. From his scissor-y hands to his ghastly makeup, Edward is a great character to dress up as for such a spine-chilling holiday. However, do be careful when you’re looking for ways to replicate his sharp fingers.
Riverdale’s Matching Set
One of the most popular shows right now is definitely Riverdale. With its drama-seeking, borderline thriller-like plots and iconic character moments, Betty and Veronica become perfect costumes for this year’s Halloween celebration. Their gym uniforms aren’t difficult to replicate and putting together this outfit will for sure be worth the compliments you’re bound to get!