The jack-o’-lanterns are out on the porch. Starbucks’ pumpkin spice latte is a staple once more. And, you’ve already seen Hocus Pocus one too many times – yet you’re still procrastinating on your Halloween costume. NBN’s Life and Style team has you sorted. Here are 15 Halloween costume ideas inspired by our favorite pop-culture moments of 2022.
1. The Try Guys’ Eugene Lee Yang during the “what happened.” video
Why dress like a cheating husband whose personality is all about how much he loves his wife when you could be the beautiful and angry Eugene Lee Yang? All you need is a black vest, black pants, combat boots and a scowl scary enough to burn Ned Fulmer’s soul, and you’re set.
2. Evelyn Quan Wang in Everything Everywhere All at Once
Take a dive into the multiverse by dressing up as Evelyn Quan Wang in Everything Everywhere All at Once. Throw on a red vest, floral button down and purple pants, then add a googly eye on your forehead and some fake blood to complete the fit.
3. Miss Flo walking into the Venice Film Festival
Revel in the most talked about film from this year by making an entrance in bright violet worthy of Florence Pugh’s approval. You could probably rip up one of your many “Purple Pride” shirts to achieve this look. If you really want to commit to the bit, start a feud with your director.
4. Kourtney Kardashian and Travis Barker
The wedding of the decade could be your couples Halloween costume – except yours would be sponsored by your college closet, not Dolce & Gabbana. For Kourtney, any all-white outfit will work. Sheer white gloves are an accessory you will totally wear again. For Travis, all black and a tie will get the message across. Extra points if you tattoo your arms and neck.
5. Rihanna’s pregnancy announcement
Rihanna broke the internet with her pregnancy announcement earlier this year. A pink puffer, baggy blue jeans and lots of jewelry, and you’re ready to recreate the iconic moment. To really commit, make sure to dodge any questions about your upcoming Super Bowl performance.
6. Euphoria’s Maddie and Cassie
There are so many iconic outfits the pair has worn that you can recreate. Take that time Cassie wore the same set as Maddie to school but in a different color, season one's carnival outfits or go solo and wear a blue southern outfit while hysterically crying about dressing like you're auditioning for “Oklahoma.”
7. Emma D’Arcy breaking the internet
Pair this pink number with a Negroni Sbagliato and an undercut, and you’re ready to be the world’s most attractive person this Halloween season.
8. Stranger Things's Max Mayfield (season 4 edition)
Contrasting her sporty skater outfits from previous seasons, this casual outfit that compliments Mayfield’s standoffish demeanor features a grid pattern t-shirt and vibrant blue jacket. Perfect for crisp winter weather, accompany this outfit with a simple pair of jeans and 80s headphones.
9. Margot Robbie and Ryan Gosling in the Barbie movie
Find some neon pink and yellow athletic clothing, pair it with some roller skates and a fanny pack, and hit the town with this eye-catching look.
10. Kim Kardashian and Pete Davidson
Dress up like the most unexpected, short-lived couple of the year. If you’re going as Pete, keep it classy with a black suit and dark shades. For Kim's elegant look, pair a nice, slim skin tone dress with a simple white furry jacket. If you’re feeling motivated, glue some gems on the dress!
11. The TikTok Pink Sauce
Be the most talked about person at your Halloween party with this recreation. A hot pink number and a bright yellow beanie and you’re ready to scam the internet.
12. Bella Hadid’s spray-on dress
You probably don’t have thousands of dollars to fully recreate this look, but you do have lots of toilet paper and a white garbage bag! Be creative.
13. Machine Gun Kelly and Meghan Fox
Black, black and even more black is all that’s needed to achieve this red carpet rocker look from this peculiar yet iconic pair. But don’t worry, no spiky ring necessary.
14. Anna "Delvey" Sorokin post-custody release
Eat the rich by dressing as fake German heiress Anna Sorokin walking around New York City after being released from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement custody. If you can’t find a dramatic black robe, rip up a trash bag and workshop it. Don’t forget to wear big cat eyeglasses and a DIY ankle monitor! (Note: NBN does not encourage getting arrested to embody a Halloween costume).
15. Lea Michele in Funny Girl
We’ve included two outfits for inspiration for those who can’t read.
Thumbnail image "People in Halloween Costumes" by Matthew T Rader is licensed under CC BY-SA 4.0.