Halloween is here, and we’re going all out. Even if dressing up as a black cat or claiming to be a princess while sporting a tiara is perfectly acceptable, there are instances when you just want to wear something unique that no one else at your Halloween party will be wearing. You still have time to create an original, creative outfit that will make you stand out from the crowd. With inspiration from some of our favourite characters and some of the greatest moments from the past year and beyond, we’ve got a list of the best Halloween costumes for you.

1. Barbie

Barbie is set to be the most popular Halloween costume of 2023, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t wear it. With various iconic Barbie outfits to choose from, you can emulate a classic look from your childhood doll, an ensemble from the movie, or Margot Robbie’s numerous press event outfits. Consider donning a neon Lycra skating set from the movie for a unique twist.

2. The Little Mermaid

Halle Bailey’s role in The Little Mermaid is an excellent costume option. Create a glistening dress using iridescent fabrics or opt for a pre-made mermaid costume. Style your hair to match the character’s and experiment with metallic eyeshadow. For the full effect, slather yourself in shimmering body oil.

3. Harry Styles

Harry Styles’s looks are a fantastic costume idea for fashion enthusiasts. To recreate it, you’ll need a jumpsuit with coloured crystals or bell-bottom pants with bodysuits. Finish the Styles-inspired costume with colourful nail polish and temporary tattoos for an authentic touch.

4. Wednesday Addams

Bewitch everyone with your Wednesday Addams look. Jenna Ortega or Nina Ricci’s take on the character is an excellent source of inspiration. Grab your black dress, braid your hair, and put on messy eye shadow to nail the look.

5. Doja Cat as Choupette

For a stunning SFX costume, take inspiration from Doja Cat at the Met Gala and turn yourself into Karl Lagerfeld’s famous cat, Choupette. Achieve this hyperreal look with a sculpted cat nose, feline flick, a dazzling headpiece with ears, and stiletto nails to replicate kitty claws.

6. Pedro Pascal

If you’re looking for a low-effort, original costume, consider Pedro Pascal, “the internet’s daddy.” Combine strong red pants, a light blue tank, and a chocolate-coloured crocheted cardigan for a unique Halloween look.

7. Queen Charlotte

Continue your love for Bridgerton by channelling Queen Charlotte’s Georgian-era inspiration. Find a ball gown fit for a queen, add a royal bun, glitzy tiara, and minimal makeup for an elegant and regal costume.

8. Cruella de Vil

Embrace your inner villain with a Cruella de Vil costume. Choose a wig, classic red lipstick, and a faux-fur coat to complete the iconic look.

9. Kate Sharma in Bridgerton

Channel Kate Sharma in Bridgerton by selecting a gown in shades of cerulean, periwinkle, or peach and styling a royal-approved updo.

10. The Sanderson Sisters

Dress up as the Sanderson sisters from Hocus Pocus, a Halloween classic. Pull out the corset you’ve been wanting to wear and pair it with a lacey dress, don’t forget the crimson lipstick to complete the look.

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