The stress of figuring out a Halloween costume will come up sooner than you think (I mean, it IS almost August!), but if you want one this year that expresses and celebrates your gender or sexuality, we rounded up some LGBTQ+ costume ideas to get the gears turnin' in your head. These movie and TV characters have some truly amazing outfits that are basically made to wear for the spooky night out. Some of these also make fun couples costumes (Like, Jules and Rue from Euphoria or Portrait of a Lady on Fire), or you can wear them solo, too!
Obviously, you're not limited to just these ideas—you're going to look incredible no matter what you decide!—but they're simply here to help you brainstorm. Below, 10 LGBTQ+ Halloween costume ideas, and if you want even more inspo, click here for couples costumes, group costumes, and funny costumes.
Villanelle in Killing Eve
Channel the Killing Eve assassin and her impeccable taste with this iconic pink tulle look with combat boots.
Pray Tell in Pose
Billy Porter's red carpet looks always drop jaws, and his character's fashion sense in Pose is no different. Look like Pray Tell in this scene with a silver sequin dress and gorgeous feather bolero.
Jules and Rue in Euphoria
These two in the hit HBO show have such distinctive personalities and fashion senses that you can totally make this a cute couples costume. Don't forget the glitter!
Cate Blanchett in this movie just exuded sophistication with her chic outfits. Grab a faux-fur coat, a scarf, and slap on some red lipstick to look like her character for Halloween.
Megan Fox plays titular bisexual character, Jennifer Check, in this movie that has now become a cult-classic. The heart-printed jacket and low-rise jeans in this scene is an outfit you don't forget, and now you can don the same. Exact. Look.
Lil Nas X in 'MONTERO (Call Me By Your Name)'
The singer's music video featuring a lap dance with the devil himself definitely caused a stir this year, so if you want a pop culture-inspired Halloween costume, throw on some horns, some feathered wings, and silver necklaces.
Hedwig and the Angry Inch
Be a punk rocker with this amazing outfit inspired from the movie Hedwig and the Angry Inch. A cropped tank, zebra-printed pants, black lace gloves, and curled blond hair will help you resemble her for Halloween.
Portrait of a Lady on Fire
The French period film was incredibly moving, and if you're a fan of 18th century gowns, you and your partner can wear red and green ones to become Héloïse and Marianne. (Paint brushes might help people recognize your costumes, FYI.)
Mr. Ratburn and Patrick in Arthur
Are you a fan of Arthur memes? Great. You might also be interested in being Mr. Ratburn and Patrick when they got married back in 2019. Congrats to the happy couple!
Rocky Horror Picture Show
Dr. Frank-N-Furter's corset get-up from this movie makes such an amazing (and v recognizable) costume. Draw on your eyebrows and go all out with the eye shadow and contouring, and you'll nail it.
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