20 Ideas for Halloween Costumes
If you’re planning a Halloween event, a stellar costume is part of the key to an amazing party. Here are twenty ideas for Halloween costumes in 2023:
1. Dreamhouse Barbie
With its dreamy outfits and bright pink styles, the Barbie movie is sure to inspire a ton of amazing looks for Halloween events this year! Join the craze by dressing up as Dreamhouse Barbie. Pair a pink gingham dress with cute pumps and a blonde wig and you’ll be ready!
2. Mario and Luigi
This costume is a great one to do with a friend! Harness all the popularity of the Mario movie by dressing up as Mario and Luigi with a buddy of yours. You’ll need blue overalls, green and red shirts and hats, and mustaches.
3. Geralt of Rivia
For another look straight from the world of video games and fantasy, try dressing up as Geralt of Rivia from The Witcher. You’ll need a black shirt and trousers, leather gloves, and a long silver wig. For bonus points, add a replica of Geralt’s sword.
Don’t want to dress as Mario or Luigi but still love Nintendo? Be everyone’s favorite little mushroom kingdom friend, Toad. You’ll need a blue vest, white trousers, and a mushroom cap hat.
5. Princess Peach
If you’re someone who loves the fact that Halloween gives you a reason to dress up fancy, why not be Princess Peach? Her iconic look features a fluffy pink dress and long wavy locks of blonde hair, plus a tiara and white gloves. You’ll also need some pink shoes and blue earrings.
Ken is another great Halloween costume option that is sure to be popular this year. Capture Ryan Gosling’s look from the Barbie movie with:
- Black vintage cowboy shirt
- White cowboy hat
- A pink bandana
7. 80s Barbie
For a special twist on Barbie’s look, try dressing up for Halloween as an 80s Barbie! For this look, wear a pink leotard, leg warmers, and chunky vintage jewelry.
8. Weird Barbie
Another fun twist on a Barbie costume is going as Weird Barbie! Popularized by Kate McKinnon’s character in the Barbie movie, this costume is a twisted, but loving homage to the Barbies we spent customizing as kids.
To create this especially unique look, wear an oversized pink dress and a short blonde wig. You should also draw some squiggles or designs on your face with makeup.
9. Cowgirl Barbie
Cowgirl Barbie is another one of Barbie’s amazing looks from the film that people just can’t seem to get enough of! For this look you’ll need:
- Pink bell bottoms
- A pink vest or crop top
- A white cowgirl hat
Bowser is another iconic Nintendo look that makes a super fun Halloween costume! You’ll just need a Bowser mask, a yellow bodysuit, and a turtle shell backpack.
Wishing you could be under the sea? Wish no more this Halloween by dressing up as Ariel from The Little Mermaid. Her look is especially fun to recreate, due to its whimsical nature!
To get started with this look, you’ll need to get a long, bright red wig with curls in it. You’ll also need a seashell top and a long, shimmery skirt that is blue or blue-green. Don’t forget a purple sea star pin for your hair and a seashell purse to complete your outfit.
12. Wednesday Addams
Wednesday Addams is sure to be another popular Halloween costume in 2023. All you will need is a knee-length black dress with a white collar and some black tights! Finish up with some black loafers and plain Mary-janes and be sure to braid your hair into her iconic pigtails too.
Deadpool is a bit more complicated of a costume, but it’s sure to be a hit You’ll need a red jumpsuit and of course, Deadpool’s mask for a base layer. Finish up with a set of his weapons, but be sure to opt for plastic!
If you love superhero movies, Shazam can be another great choice for a Halloween costume this year. Shazam’s outfit consists of a red bodysuit and white cape with gold trim, accessorized with gold boots and gloves. Don’t forget Shazam’s gold belt too.
15. Eddie Munson
For the supernatural and sci-fi lovers in the house, Eddie Munson from Stranger Things is an obvious choice. This beloved character has only been in one season so far but is already a fan favorite. To complete Eddie’s grungy metalhead look, you will need:
- Denim vest with patches
- Long brown wig
- Ripped jeans
16. Ted Lasso
Ted Lasso finished up this year, but that doesn’t mean you have to be done with it. Dress up as everyone’s favorite football coach by layering a blue sports jacket with navy pants. Complete your look with aviator sunglasses, white sneakers, a whistle, and a white visor. Last, not certainly not least, you’ll need Ted’s signature mustache.
Spider-Man is a classic superhero costume choice for Halloween. It’s also a pretty easy costume! All you will need is a Spider-man mask and a red and blue jumpsuit and you’ll be ready for a Halloween party.
18. Black Adam
Black Adam can be another fun superhero costume! To capture The Rock’s look, you’ll need a black bodysuit with a lightning bolt. You’ll also need a gold belt and boots. To finish off your look, wear a black cloak with matching gold trim.
19. Keeley Jones
For a glamorous Halloween costume that is sure to get you lots of compliments, try dressing as Ted Lasso’s resident fashionista, Keeley Jones!
To channel your inner Keeley, style your hair into a high ponytail or buy a blond wig to style if you prefer. Wear a cute pink minidress with a furry coat or opt for some AFC Richmond gear for a more casual look.
20. Donkey Kong
Donkey Kong is another popular and beloved Nintendo character that makes for a wonderful costume at parties! For Donkey Kong’s look, you’ll need a brown jumpsuit or monkey costume, a Donkey Kong mask, and a bright red tie.
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