With Halloween just around the corner, it’s time to start planning your perfect get-up!
Stay current and hip by dressing as one of these trending costume ideas.
If you want a costume that will be Instagram and TikTok-worthy, then pick one of these viral ensembles.
Fashion expert Maria Loizou from Karen Millen predicts this year’s hottest pop-culture-themed Halloween costumes inspired by the most memorable moments from 2022 so far.
Costumes for Women
Wednesday Addams From The Addams Family
With the autumn release of Netflix’s new show Wednesday, we can anticipate many costumes replicating the Halloween icon Wednesday Addams, especially as the phrase ‘Wednesday Addams costume’ receives an average of 58,000 monthly Google searches worldwide. Recreate this look by pairing a printed black dress with a white pointed collar with Wednesday’s signature braids.
Wanda Maximoff From Wandavision
Marvel’s Wanda Maximoff, otherwise known as the Scarlet Witch, is another one of this year’s most sought-after costumes, with the phrase ‘Scarlet Witch costume’ receiving 50,000 monthly Google searches worldwide. All you need is a red cape, dress, and a signature Scarlet Witch headpiece. Incorporating a red leather top, corset, or catsuit can really help you capture the Wanda Maximoff look.
Dressing as Julia Fox will definitely be popular this season. The Uncut Gems actress is used to turning heads due to her bold and daring fashion choices, so why not demand attention this Halloween by rocking Julia Fox-inspired double-denim and a dramatic smoky fox eye look?
Costumes for Men
Maverick From Top Gun
Tom Cruise’s Maverick is one of the top Halloween costumes we can expect to see this year. Box office hit Top Gun: Maverick reignited interest in the classic 80s film, sparking 12,000 average monthly searches for ‘Top Gun costume’ worldwide. Fake mustaches, bomber jackets, and aviator glasses make the ideal minimal-effort costume, perfect for those obsessed with the franchise.
Eddie Munson From Stranger Things
Stranger Things continues to take the world by storm, so we can anticipate many costumes inspired by the residents of Hawkins this year and, more specifically, new fan-favorite Eddie Munson.
The 4th season of the hit TV Show introduced us to the Metallica-playing, Dungeons and Dragons-obsessed Eddie, leader of the Hellfire Club. Eddie’s grunge look can easily be replicated with a Hellfire Club shirt, ripped black jeans, and a denim vest. Currently, the term ‘Hellfire Club shirt’ receives 41,000 average monthly searches across the globe.
House of the Dragon
Arguably one of the biggest and most-anticipated shows of the year, we predict that costumes from the House of the Dragon will likely be among the most popular Halloween looks this year. Dress as Daemon Targaryen by wearing a long black robe, white-blonde wig, and a plastic sword.
Costumes for Couples
Elvis and Priscilla
Elvis and Priscilla Presley will undoubtedly be one of the most popular couples costumes this Halloween. Austin Butler perfectly portrayed the King of Rock in Baz Luhrmann’s recent Elvis biopic, so much so that searches for ‘Elvis costume’ have increased 335% worldwide over the last 12 months.
Replicate Priscilla’s iconic look with a 60s-inspired mini dress and bouffant hair, and style a leather jumpsuit and gelled back hair for the signature Elvis image.
Barbie and Ken
As a result of those pictures of Margot Robbie and Ryan Gosling on the set of Greta Gerwig’s upcoming Barbie film, combined with the recent ‘Barbiecore’ trend, we can expect to see many couples dressed as the iconic plastic duo this Halloween. Whether it is matching neon rollerblading outfits or hot pink cowboy costumes, searches for ‘Barbie Halloween costumes’ reach an average of 15,000 each month worldwide.
Danny and Sandy
Danny and Sandy from the popular 70s musical, Grease have always been a classic go-to couples Halloween costume, and this year will be no exception, especially to honor the late Olivia Newton-John. Black leather leggings or trousers, red heels, and matching red lipstick complete this look for Sandy, with Danny needing only a leather jacket and slicked-back hair, with an optional DIY Rydell cardigan.
Cast of Euphoria
This Halloween, we can also expect to see several Euphoria-themed costumes. Since the release of season two earlier this year and on the heels of some Emmy wins, fans are still talking about the show’s iconic makeup and fashion choices, which make for perfect group costume, full of glitter, vibrant colors, and Y2K fashion trends.
Sanderson Sisters From Hocus Pocus
Nothing says Halloween like watching the classic film Hocus Pocus, especially as the long-awaited sequel arrives on Disney Plus on September 30th. The Sanderson sisters are the perfect trio to dress up as, especially as searches for ‘Hocus Pocus costumes’ have risen 317% globally over the past three months.
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