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It's Halloween — a.k.a. Gay Christmas — and every member of the LGBTQ+ community has the sworn duty to put on their best costume and show off!
The Gays love to do relevant, pop culture-inspired costumes, so if you’re looking for ideas this year, we’ve got you totally covered.
Here are 15 timely, culture-inspired costumes for queers this Halloween!
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Barbie was the biggest movie of the year, and we couldn’t help but love all the Kens! Take some fashion inspo from Ryan Gosling, Ncuti Gatwa, Simu Liu, Kingsley Ben-Adir, and cover star Scott Evans and dress up as a Ken! Or better yet, get a whole group of Kens to go out together!
Nimona is the perfect costume for queer girls, nonbinary people, trans folks, and anyone who wants to look cool as hell. For couples, Ambrosius and Ballister are a perfect costume! The movie’s star Eugene Lee Yang and the story’s creator ND Stevenson have both put out the call for Nimona Halloween costumes and we can’t let them down!
3. Aziraphale and Crowley from 'Good Omens'
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What’s gayer than a demon and an angel falling in love? Suit up in a black suit and sunglasses with a red wig, and have your partner don a light-colored suit and blond wig, and you’re Crowley and Aziraphale!
4. The Death of Capitalism
We’re all living through it, why not make it into a Halloween costume? Dress up as a zombie version of someone like Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos, David Zaslav or any other king of capitalism to help celebrate the end of an era!
5. Cheerleaders from 'Bottoms'
Cheerleader is always a classic sexy Halloween costume. This year, splash a little blood on your face, give yourself a black eye, and you’re one of the cheerleaders from Bottoms!
6. Beyoncé 'Renaissance' World Tour Outfits
Honestly, the looks that people have been serving for Beyoncé’s Renaissance World Tour are some of the hottest fits of the year, and it would be a shame to only see them once. Why not reuse them for Halloween? Also, everyone who had an look planned but wasn’t able to go to the tour has a new opportunity to show off their silver and sparkly outfits.
7. Rockford Peaches from 'A League of Their Own'
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Even though the show was wrongfully canceled, we can’t stop thinking about the TV show version of A League of Their Own, and we want to see Rockford Peaches every Halloween from now to eternity!
8. Taylor Swift Eras Tour
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Taylor Swift's Eras Tour is perfect costume fodder. Take any of her iconic looks from her past or current musical eras and make it into a costume!
The perfect couple’s costume comes from the biggest movie faceoff ever: Barbie vs. Oppenheimer. One of you gets all femmed out in your best Barbie Pink and the other butches up in a suit and fedora, and boom! You’re Barbenheimer!
Show your support for the ongoing SAG-AFTRA strike by dressing as a protester, complete with a sassy picket sign!
11. Lestat & Louis from AMC's 'Interview With the Vampire'
Sexy vampire is also a costume that’s always in fashion, and this year, up the style and sexy content by dressing as Louis and Lestat from Interview With the Vampire!
12. The Mantle Twins from 'Dead Ringers'
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We were absolutely obsessed with Dead Ringers when it came out this year. The twisted miniseries starred Rachel Weisz as twin sisters and doctors who are both brilliant obstetricians and codependent weirdos. You and your girlfriend can dress up in all-red outfits and put on a doctor’s white lab coat and you’re the Mantle twins!
13. The Titanic and OceanGate Submersible
Is this too dark? No, of course not! One of the biggest news stories of the year had us all gripped for days! Honor their legacy by dressing as the Titanic and the submersible.
14. Nepo Baby
Nepo babies! We all know and love them! Pull a Hailey Bieber and wear a "Nepo Baby" shirt and you can be just like a Hollywood star!
15. Yves Saint Laurent Cowboys from 'Strange Way of Life'
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We love a gay cowboy! And we really love a gay cowboy when they’re dressed in Yves Saint Laurent, like the cowboys in Pedro Almodóvar’s gay western short film Strange Way of Life.