Halloween costume inspiration


Emily Mangione

Halloween is rolling around which means it is time to figure out a costume. Below is a list to help you and your friend pick one out.

Emily Mangione, Staffer

It is officially October! That means pumpkin spice everything, spooky decorations, watching scary movies, and most importantly planning a Halloween costume. There are infinite ideas for what to dress up as, which can be very confusing, especially as the holiday gets closer. Costumes can be broken down into many categories depending on the theme of the idea. 

These costumes are the ones most seen on Instagram, Snapchat, Pinterest, and TikTok. Even though almost everyone dresses up in one of these, the outfits are still cute and an option for Halloween:

Popular Costumes: 

  • Cowgirl/ Cowboy 
  • Hippie 
  • Football Player 
  • Alien 
  • Pirate 
  • Doctor 
  • Boxer 
  • Rapper 
  • Superhero 
  • Witch 
  • Fairy 
  • Tacky Tourist 

Since it is Halloween, wearing a scary costume is always a fun idea. With all the costumes someone can dress up in, a little makeup and fake blood can turn a costume into something frightening. 

Scary Costumes: 

  • Doll 
  • Twins from The Shining 
  • Zombie 
  • Creepy Clown 
  • Werewolf 
  • Vampire 
  • Michael Meyers 
  • Anything with a scary mask 

For a couple’s costume, there are countless choices to choose from, but the most popular are ones from movies/ TV shows. Plus, some couples dress up as opposites from one another. For example, angel and devil or police officer and robber. 

Couple Costumes: 

  • Angel and Devil
  • Police Officer and Criminal 
  • Barbie and Ken 
  • Woody and Jessie 
  • Princess and Prince Charming 
  • Two Ghosts 
  • Little Red Riding Hood and the Wolf 
  • Tinker Bell and Peter Pan 
  • Ketchup and Mustard

This category can be hard to come up with an idea for because everyone in the group must participate in the big idea. Whether it is a friend group or family costume, dressing up together would make Halloween much more enjoyable. 

Group Costumes: 

  • Crayons 
  • Frat Boys 
  • The 4 seasons (winter, fall, spring, & summer) 
  • Minions 
  • Care bears 
  • Ninja Turtles 
  • Ghostbusters 
  • Pac-Man Ghosts 
  • Sesame Street 
  • Smurfs 
  • Mean Girls 

Instead of showing up in a costume that most people will already be, dress up in a unique costume that will make everyone laugh. These are go-to outfits for class clowns or people who want their costumes to be remembered. 

Funny Costumes: 

  • PB&J 
  • Hot-dog 
  • Bubble gum Machine 
  • Alvin and the Chipmunks 
  • Any inflatable costume 
  • Grandma/Grandpa 
  • Christmas tree 
  • The Backyardigans 


“This year’s costume for me will be a cowgirl because it is trendy, cute, and fun to wear,” sophomore Luka Vai said. “I am going to wear it with my friends and am very excited about Halloween.”