When the spooky season hits, there are so many great costume ideas that it can be hard to pick just one. Take a look at the best Halloween costume ideas that aren’t overdone. From 2000s nostalgia and Disney to group or couples outfits, here are some of the best costume ideas for Halloween this year.
A Running Forrest Costume To Give Everyone The Feels
Forrest Gump is one of those Tom Hanks movies people can’t help but love. So, why not dress as Forrest this upcoming Halloween? Better yet, why not dress as him during his three-year run across the country?
Just grab a fake beard from the store and some stellar-looking running gear (or buy the actual costume online), and you’ll not only be comfortable, but people won’t be able to help but yell, “Run, Forrest, run!”
’80s Workout Costumes Are Very Comfortable And Colorful
One of the best and easiest group costumes is dressing as an ’80s workout instructor. Not only will the group of friends be happy to be wearing stretchy attire all night, but with all of the various electric neon colors, no one will look the same.
Just hop on Amazon to see all of the different options, throw in a scrunchie, and bunch up those chunky socks, and people will think you’re Jane Fonda!
Bob Ross, Complete With Paint Palette
Paint some happy little trees and clouds with this Bob Ross-inspired Halloween costume. The iconic artist has an easy style, with a light blue button-down shirt and jeans.
Both items of clothing are easy enough to find if they’re not already hanging in the closet! Just add Ross’s signature red afro and a paint palette and let your inner artist shine.
Professional On The Top And Lazy On The Bottom: Zoom Fail
With the world turning to Zoom, many people have ditched their go-to work attired and opt for something a bit more comfortable. Well, at least they have decided to go comfortable on the bottom.
For a Zoom fail costume, think about wearing a work-appropriate button-down shirt and a pair of sleep shorts on the bottom! Pair with a cup of coffee and laptop, and it’s the perfect costume that many people can relate to.
Natasha Romanoff Black Widow Costume Will Be Killer
After multiple delays, MCU fans finally got the origin story they’d been waiting for, Black Widow. The wait only means one thing: keep the stamina going by dressing as the one and only Natasha Romanoff for Halloween.
With a white or black jumpsuit, depending on the mood, and a red wig with some stellar braids, and anyone dressed as Black Widow will have a killer night.
Jeff Bezos In Space Is Sure To Get Some Laughs
In 2021, Amazon founder Jeff Bezos decided it was time to venture into space. Now, it’s time for people to travel to their local party store to gather all the necessary materials to embody Bezos this Halloween.
All that’s needed is a blue spacesuit (or jumpsuit), a cowboy hat, and cowboy boots, because what’s traveling to space if you’re not fashionable?
Moira Rose From Schitt’s Creek
The critically acclaimed award-winning series Schitt’s Creek just made Halloween that much better because people can dress as their favorite character. Take Moira Rose, for example.
Moira has an eccentric look that screams, “make me into a Halloween costume.” So, head to the thrift store, find some funky clothing in black and white, and snag a quirky blonde wig and perhaps a hat to complete the ensemble.
Beth Harmon From Queen’s Gambit
For anyone struggling with costume ideas, this Halloween season, it’s time to channel your inner Queen, becoming Beth Harmon from the award-winning Netflix series Queen’s Gambit.
Beth wears numerous numbers throughout the series. So, grab one of her 60s inspired dresses and a coopery wig to mimic her iconic hair. This costume is a total checkmate!
A Winifred Sanderson Costume Will Put A Spell On Everyone
Whoever dresses as Winifred Sanderson from Hocus Pocus this Halloween is bound to put a spell on everyone at the party. Her iconic green dress is easy enough to find at a party store or online; the same goes for her red wig.
Just throw on some red lipstick and talk in a high-pitched voice for the evening, and the costume is good to go! Or, grab two friends to include Sarah and Mary, and go as the Sanderson sisters!
Wednesday Addams From The Addams Family
What’s more Halloween than the Addams family? Channel your inner goth child and dress as Wednesday Addams this Halloween season. More than one person at the part is going to be jealous of the iconic black collard dress and braids.
It’s a simple costume to put together with stellar results.
Live Somewhere Cold? Jon Snow Is The Way To Go!
You know nothing if you’re not thinking about dressing as The King Beyond the Wall this Halloween, especially for those people who live somewhere cold. The costume can be found on Amazon and comes with everything someone will need to embody Jon Snow, including his iconic fur cape.
Just keep in mind that a wig is not included.
Emily In Paris’ Emily Cooper
Live out those Paris dreams this Halloween season with an Emily Cooper-inspired costume from the popular Netflix series Emily In Paris. Not only is Emily’s signature checkered skirt suit an easy item to find online, but so is her red beret.
Just pair the two with a black Chanel bag, and the costume will be magnifique!
A Onesie: The Most Comfortable Costume On The Market
Walking into a party, anyone wearing a onesie is typically the envy of everyone wearing something annoying and uncomfortable.
Have it be an animal, mythological unicorn, or even a skeleton, the fact of the matter is that while onesies come in all different styles, one thing remains constant: they are the most comfortable costumes on the market.
Cruella Deville From The 2021 Film Cruella
It’s Halloween, so why not bring fashion into a spooky character costume. The 2021 film Curella is the perfect inspiration for an easy and fashionable costume that will ultimately have the person speaking like the villain.
Just grab a white and black wig, one of Curella’s many outfits, and voila, a fabulous Halloween costume that will be the envy of any party.
Assemble Friends For This Avengers Group Costume
Nothing will make people feel as powerful and worthy as Captain America, like assembling all of their friends for a group Avengers costume.
It doesn’t matter if all of the characters are accounted for; just grab as many people who are willing to take up the mantle of Iron Man, Cap, the Hulk, Black Widow, Thor, and Hawkeye for the night!
A Contestant From Squid Game
The Korean Netflix series Squid Game took off in 2021. So, why not utilize its popularity and make it into a Halloween costume. The dystopian concept is perfect for spooky season.
the best part all it takes to embody one of the game contestants is a green tracksuit with a number, a t-shirt, and some sneakers.
A Guard From Squid Game
It is spooky season. And what is spookier than a Squid Game guard who does not really talk and walks around with a fencing mask on? Answer: very little. So, why not use the creep factor this Halloween?
All the costume takes is a red jumpsuit, some black accessories, and that infamous mask.
Dress Like A Bridgerton Character
This Halloween, people should think about bringing out their inner duchess or duke. Dress like Daphne Bridgerton, Mrs. Varley, Penelope Featherington, or even Simon Bassett from the hit Netflix series Bridgerton.
To get one of the female characters’ looks, people should look for any Regency-style dress with a high waistline and perhaps a cape and white gloves to accessorize. For males, it’s all about a fashionable suit.
Tiger King’s Carole Baskin
While Tiger King might have dropped on Netflix in 2020, it doesn’t mean dressing up as Carole Baskin for Halloween 2021 is a bad idea. In fact, it’s a fantastic idea for all of those cool cats and kittens out there.
All a person will need for Baskin’s quirky look is an animal print shirt, jeans, a blonde wig, and a flower crown.
Beetlejuice, Beetlejuice, Beetlejuice
Nothing screams Halloween quite like the nostalgic 1988 film Beetlejuice. With his own personal charm, a knack for making situations a bit worse than they were, and a snazzy pinstripe suit, the title character makes for a great costume.
Don’t forget the creepy face paint and green wig, though. They’re what complete the outfit.
A Group Candy Outfit Because It Is Halloween!
It is Halloween, so why not dress like some candy! Better yet, why not grab a bunch of friends and every dress as different types of candy? These costumes can be bought online, but they’re also pretty simple DIY ideas.
All a person needs is a colored t-shirt to represent the wrapper and draw the candy’s logo with some marker or paint!
The Joker Is Always A Great Costume Choice
Batman’s archenemy, The Crown Prince of Crime, The Joker, is a great option for a Halloween costume. Party stores have many outfit options or, if a person feels like thrift shopping, purple or red suits (depending on which Joker!) tend to pop up during Halloween time.
Just get a friend or partner to dress as The Bat or Harley Quinn, and a solo costume turns into a pair!
Miss Frizzle From The Magic School Bus
With the wacky times, it’s nice to throw in a little bit of the fun type of crazy, such as Miss Frizzle from The Magic School Bus. Throw on her iconic planet dress with a matching planet hat or earrings, and the costume is pretty much complete!
Just don’t forget to grab a bright orange wig and yell “all aboard” when you run into the Halloween Party.
Bring It On Costume To Fuel The ’90s Nostalgia
This Halloween, channel that inner Compton Clover or Rancho Carne Toro spirit with a cheerleading costume from one of the best chick flicks to come out of the 2000s, Bring It On.
Found on Amazon, this costume comes with a replica of the cheerleading uniforms, depending on which school a person wants to represent.
Banana Bread Baker
If there was one fad during 2020 that was worth it, it is arguably people getting very good at baking banana bread. So, why not relive the baking days and dress up as an expert banana baker, complete with flour on the face and a mixing bowl.
All it takes is messy hair, an apron, and perhaps some casual clothing underneath.
Baby Yoda, Complete With Chicky Nuggies
Baby Yoda stole the hearts of pretty much everyone who took the time to watch the popular series The Mandalorian. Now, it’s time to embody the cute creature during Halloween this year.
With a Baby Yoda robe, complete with floppy green ears, people will be dying to buy anyone wearing this costume chicky nuggies by the end of the night.
Marilyn Monroe Is Always A Good Option
After a long 2020 Halloween, it’s not a bad idea to put some more fun into 2021’s spooky season. That’s why dressing as Marilyn Monroe from The even Year Itch is the way to go.
Not only will people be able to wear the iconic white dress and blonde hair, but they can embody Marilyn’s fun personality for at least one night!
Joe Exotic Because Why Not
Honestly, after binge-watching Tiger King, who doesn’t want to impersonate the crazy man known as Joe Exotic for at least one night? Not only will everyone know the costume right away, but it is pretty easy to put together.
All a person will need is a fake mustache, a mullet wig, a trucker hat, and perhaps a funky button-down shirt to complete the country-glam style.
An Influencer Costume Because The Outfit Is In Your Closet
For those who want to keep their Halloween costume cheap or, better yet, free, try dressing as an influencer. All it takes is a whole lot of makeup, nicely groomed hair, and a trendy outfit that says “I’m chic but I’m trying to make it look as though I’m not trying too hard.”
The best part is that all of the components for this costume are most likely lying around your house or a thrift store!
The Iconic Duo Of Cher And Dionne From Clueless
It’s time to channel that inner Clueless and grab a friend to become one of the most iconic duos from the ’90s, Cher and Dionne. Most ’90s girls wanted nothing more than to rock the plaid jacket and skirt, have it be Cher’s yellow and black set or Dionne’s black and white set.
The good news is that their famous outfits are available on Amazon for some Halloween fun!
Taylor Swift Cardigan Music Video Costume
Nothing says comfort like a nice cozy cardigan. Thankfully, there is a costume that is perfect for achieving just that. Released on the album Folklore in 2020, “Cardigan” luckily made its way up the Billboard.
Now, it’s time to join in on the success, dressing in the iconic cardigan T-Swift wears at the end of the “Cardigan” music video.
E-girls, the angsty “emo” kids of Generation Z, will likely make a huge showing as a go-to costume for Halloween 2021.
With brightly colored wigs, leather chokers, mini skirts, thigh-high stockings, and layered shirts, this is a great costume for any older generation who wants to pretend they’re “in the know” with this trend.