Because matching Halloween costumes get all the Instagram likes.
Up the creep factor this Halloween. Part of the fun of Halloween is that it's one of the only times of year where all things spooky and scary are celebrated. Getting out of your comfort zone and dressing up in a DIY or store-bought Halloween costume is a surefire way to bond (and to laugh at each other a little bit, too).
Name a TV show that has better Halloween costume inspiration—we'll wait. Get the tutorial at A Beautiful Mess. Pair a season one Eleven costume (don't forget the Eggo waffles!) with a dog dressed as a demogorgon for a home run Halloween idea.
Whether you want something pop-culture inspired or traditional, these creative ideas will impress. The only thing harder than deciding what you're going to be for Halloween, is trying to figure out what two people are going to be for Halloween. Luckily, there are a slew of couples costumes to choose from, be it scary, silly, or totally sexy.
This being said, it's time to prepare for a hair-raising good time with our Halloween ideas, including costume ideas! Whether you're a frugal shopper or big spender willing to go all out for pop culture Halloween costumes, you'll be inspired by our list of the best Halloween costumes ever. If you're a DIY goddess or queen of the most spectacular local vintage shop finds, you'll snag a couple of creative looks with our Halloween costume guide.
Everyone loves the decade that brought us boy bands, '90s TV classics like Friends, and mom jeans. If you're not sure what to be for Halloween this year, then these easy '90s Halloween costume ideas will give you all the inspiration you need. Maybe you're looking for last-minute Halloween costumes you can throw together from items you already have in your closet.
You don't need a lot of skill, time, or materials to put these easy DIY costumes together. Maybe you were preoccupied with your kids' DIY Halloween costumes to even consider purchasing your own. Or perhaps you were busy with Halloween crafts and Halloween decorations that the whole trick-or-treating thing slipped your mind.
Thankfully, there are more than a few dog Halloween costumes for every type of dog, from the larger dog breeds to the smaller pups, to choose from. Whether you're looking to dress your dog up as a popular fictional character or one of your favorite foods, the options are basically endless.
Halloween lets everyone embrace the impossible. There's a freedom that comes with picking out a Halloween costume, which means you can go with a nod to pop culture, something food-inspired or a look that's downright meme-worthy. Before you fill up your Amazon cart with craft supplies, makeup, wigs and other costume accessories, take a closer look at what you already have stashed away in your closet because most of the DIY Halloween costumes on this list can be made with supplies you already have at home.
From pumpkin carving to trick-or-treating and tons of the best Halloween candy, Halloween can feel like quite the circus act. Whether you or your child wants to be a ring leader, clown, or sweet piece of cotton candy, there's a place for all of your family Halloween costume ideas under the big top—and we’re certain you’ll find yours in this list, which includes ideas for all ages. Here you’ll find everything from Disney-famous Dumbo to a strong "little" man, a lion in a circus wagon, and more.
You can use a cookie as a prop too, but be wary of sugar overload on top of the Halloween candy...and know that it probably won't last long. Get the tutorial at The House That Lars Built. Get the tutorial at Oh Yay Studio.
"Ew, David!" — literally everyone when they see your costume.
Of course, Mean Girls also gave us some of the best movie costume ideas for Halloween. If you and your friends are looking for an iconic group Halloween costume idea this year, dressing up as Regina George, Cady Heron, Grethen Weiners and even Aaron Samuels is a no-brainer. You'll really be the life of the Halloween party if you learn the dance moves too!
Minions have been a favorite of kids and adults alike ever since the 2010 release of the hit movie Despicable Me, and became a household staple after the release of the 2015 Minions movie. Not only are the tiny yellow troublemakers adorable and fun to watch on the big screen, but they're also a great option if you're looking for a fun homemade Halloween costume idea that can work for the whole family. A DIY Minion costume can be very budget-friendly too and can even work as a quick last-minute Halloween costume.
Halloween will be here before you know it, so if you haven’t found a costume yet, it’s high time to do so. Instead of raiding your closet to go in a hippie Halloween costume or DIY witch costume for the third year in a row, why not consider getting a bit more comical about it? Rather, how about dressing up in a DIY Harley Quinn costume this year?
Because who doesn't love a throwback?
Every Halloween, do you tend to fall down the internet rabbit hole in search of next-level DIY costume ideas? Story characters range from cute to quirky to a little bit spooky, so there really is a Halloween costume idea for everyone, from Halloween costumes for tweens to DIY men's Halloween costumes. In that spirit, we rounded up these DIY Alice In Wonderland costume ideas, including Alice herself, Queen of Hearts, the Mad Hatter, Caterpillar, and more, to get your creative juices flowing.
Throw it back, and we mean way back, this Halloween with these regal Renaissance costume ideas. Whether you're looking for a best friend Halloween costume, a Halloween costume for kids, or a Halloween costume for couples, you'll find an idea on this list that will take you right back to the fourteenth century. For those who prefer to make their own outfits, we've listed a few DIY costumes that are pretty easy to put together—aka you don't have to be an expert crafter to follow these tutorials.
For the cutest trick-or-treater in town.
Katelyn Suter and her husband go all out for Halloween. Katelyn's blue morph suit and face paint instantly transform her into Violet Beauregarde, while her husband shines in head-to-to Wonka apparel. Get the tutorial at Girl Loves Glam.