You Should Totally Wear These Halloween Costumes if You’re Not Over ‘Stranger Things’

Lauren Adhav
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From Cosmopolitan

The third season of Stranger Things has come and gone (but there’s a fourth season to look forward to, and it's apparently resumed filming since COVID-19 halted production in March), but if you’re still not over all the sci-fi drama and Alexei’s obsession with Slurpees, you should definitely dress up like the characters this Halloween. You can totally look like the Hawkins resident you kinda wish you were with these costume ideas. (Emphasis on the “kinda,” because that town has seen some scary sh*t.)

Take your love of the show to the next level with any of these getups, OR you can always go all in with your friends on an epic Stranger Things group costume. Also, you have tons of material to work with because the characters’ outfits and looks have all evolved from when we first saw them in the very first season—i.e., you can choose to go as Eleven in the pink dress and wig or badass Eleven with slicked hair, a smokey eye, and an all-black wardrobe. There are tons of options! Here, 13 ideas from all seasons of the show that you can shop right now (for a safe, socially-distanced Halloween).

Barb

Still not over her untimely death from season 1? Same. Turn into Barb with a plaid shirt, short red wig, glasses, and a take-no-sh*t- personality.

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Hopper

There’s no way you watched the show and didn’t develop a crush on Hawkins’ chief of police. Transform into your fave character with a fake mustache, sheriff’s uniform, and signature hat.

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OG Eleven

This one’s a classic. When the show first premiered in 2016, it was THE costume that year, but TBH, you still can’t go wrong with that pink dress (and a box of Eggo waffles).

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Max Mayfield

Aka the coolest middle schooler, and arguably just person, in all of Hawkins. She can really rock a track jacket like no other. Plus, skating around is a v efficient way to nab the most candy.

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The Gang (in Fall)

If you and some friends want to dress up like the characters in season 2, go with the fall vibes seen here with Lucas’s burgundy shirt, Mike’s knit sweater, and Max’s pullover. And basically everyone will know who you are if you wear that signature red, white, and blue hat.

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Snowball Dance Dustin

TBT to your middle school dance days, and safe to say that my man Dustin totally killed it in this suit-and-shirt combo. Pro tip: Use the extra-hold hair gel to really give your hair some height.

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Moody Eight and Eleven

Remember when Eleven met Eight (that sounds like a bad joke, but it’s not) and then got this angsty all-black makeover? It’s arguably one of the best scenes of season 2. Get with the goth vibes for Halloween by dressing up as the telekinetic teen—or buddy up with a friend and go as a pair.

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Nancy Wheeler

The oldest Wheeler kid loves herself a cardigan—and permed hair. You’ll resemble Nancy in this exact outfit, and make sure you curl your hair the night before to *really* pull it off.

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Scoops Ahoy Employees

The most iconic outfits in all of season 3 are these amazing sailor uniforms that Steve and Robin wore. Who knew Steve would even be willing to put a white hat over his gorgeous, carefull-gelled locks?

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The Gang (in Summer)

The season 3 aesthetic is VERY different from the one before, mainly because of the seasons (duh). If you enjoy their summer lewks more, go with these key pieces from this ~ominous~ shot.

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Most Recent Eleven

Everyone went crazy for this ’fit—it was part of Levi’s collab with the Netflix show, and while the exact pieces are sadly sold out on the brand’s site, some are available (with markups!) on StockX. Then mess up your hair a bit with a teasing comb and dab some fake blood around one nostril (a must), and you’re done!

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Erica Sinclair

The spunky younger sister of Lucas is undoubtedly one of the best parts the show, and she has the most fun, colorful wardrobe. Don some striped overalls, beaded bracelets, and a bright T-shirt underneath to get her look. (Ice cream cone encouraged.)

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A Demogorgon

Don’t want to be any of the kids? Be the monster that tries to kill them almost every day! This terrifying Demogorgon costume is available on Amazon if you actually want to scare the life out of everyone in your neighborhood. Enjoy!

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