Halloween is one of the most magical times of the year. It’s all about the scary movies, pricey pumpkin-flavored things, and costumes. Halloween has a pretty long history of different forms of costumes. In the beginning, it was all about celebrating the changing of the seasons. When people used to dress up, they would really just do it to scare people. Nowadays, things have definitely changed. It’s more about looking sexy, making people laugh, or coming up with something clever.
Each year competition gets fiercer to try to have the best and most unique costume. Other people, however, choose instead to honor their favorite characters or dress up as a pop culture icon. Although we still have over a month until Halloween approaches, there’s no doubt that people are already planning out a perfect costume for this season. There are countless ideas, but no doubt there is still pressure to find the right costume that will impress all of your friends and help you have the most fun possible throughout the night.
Sometimes, even though it might seem like you have the most unique costume you’ve ever thought of, chances are someone else out there has already done it. People are already buzzing about what they’re going to dress up as this year, so we've got a little glimpse at what the streets will look like on Halloween night. You’re definitely going to see your fair share of witches and cats, but here are 15 other Halloween costumes you’re going to get sick of seeing this year.
If there was a movie that exploded in popularity this year, it would definitely be Deadpool. It seemed as though everyone you knew had an endless desire to see the film starring Ryan Reynolds. Like most characters from a comic book, Deadpool will definitely be making plenty of appearances at parties this year around. The character has already been done time and time again at various comic book conventions. But even the most dedicated fans don’t care how overdone the costume might be. The entire movie also opens up the potential to be other characters as well. No matter what you decide to be this Halloween, don’t be surprised if you run into another Deadpool costume! Getting the actual body suit might be a little pricey, but it’ll be exciting to see what creative, inexpensive options people come up with instead.
14 Taylor Swift
Another celeb who had a pretty eventful year was Taylor Swift. She had plenty of music videos come out as well as a big public breakup that landed her in the headlines. Ever since Taylor rose to fame, people have been dressing up as some sort of version of her for years and years. Every year we get to pick from an entire new type of Taylor to dress up as. But this might be the most exciting year yet. Her huge public fight with "Kimye" offered up an entirely new perspective for fans. Once Kim exposed who Taylor truly was, we got to see a more slithery side to her. If you haven’t caught on to what I’m talking about yet, Taylor earned herself the nickname of being a snake due to her vindictive ways behind Kanye’s back. We’re excited to see what clever costumes people might come up with involving her and reptilians this year!
13 13 Kim & Kanye
Kim and Kanye have no doubt had a pretty busy year. Kim had her son and Kanye came out with his newest album, The Life of Pablo. It seems the two can’t ever seem to stay out of the headlines and our news feeds. Kanye is constantly causing controversies over the things he says and especially his art exhibits. Kim gets everyone talking because of what she wears and the pictures she takes. It seems as though every time they step out they’re wearing something iconic. With all of the hectic things surrounding this couple, there’s no doubt that there is an endless amount of things you could dress up as this Halloween. You could do a solo costume as one or the other, or dressing up as the two could be a perfect couple's costume. Regardless of what people decide to choose, there’s no doubt you’re going to be seeing plenty of Kim and Kanye this Halloween night.
12 Mulder & Scully
The two leads of the popular show The X-Files has always been a somewhat popular costume. It’s a bit weird when someone goes alone as one or the other, but two people dressing up as them, especially with a third as an alien, is a classic costume. This year was especially big for our favorite alien investigators, as the revival of the series premiered in January. It seems like it’s been so long ago, but it hasn’t even been a year since we saw the two back on the small screen. Although the costumes of these two are a bit overdone, there’s no doubt it’s a simple costume to assemble. Just get some simple black suits, badges, and slicked back hair. If you can manage, find a third friend or even a pet to go as some sort of alien creature. But don’t be surprised if you run into another set of this costume while trick or treating!
11 Star Wars
Although last year was the big year for the new Star Wars, it seems to be a movie that will never really go away, for good reason! The movie has a pretty much endless amount of costumes that you could dress up as. You could be any one of the many forms of the main characters, as well as a cheeky combination of some. If you’ve run out of ideas as to what you could be for Halloween from Star Wars, just look to the background characters for fresh ideas. Pretty much anyone from the Cantina bar would be a very interesting and unique costume. But not everyone gets too creative with costumes and that’s OK. I mean, who doesn’t want to dress up as Leia, Rey, Luke, or Kylo? Even though we’ll be seeing plenty of these this year, we’re not sure that we’ll ever really get sick of seeing these costumes.
10 Sausage Party
Sausage Party was another big movie to come out this year. With an animated movie, you can get pretty creative with what costumes you might be able to come up with from the film. With Sausage Party especially, you’ll be able to find plenty of options from the movie. Food costumes have been popular for as long as most of us can remember! C'mon now, who hasn’t owned a hot dog costume at least once in their life? Even those who haven’t seen the movie might get mistaken for someone who is dressing up from the movie. As if we weren’t already a little tired of the giant hot dog suit, we’re bound to see plenty more of them this year on Halloween. But there are plenty of other characters throughout the movie that people have the potential of dressing up as that aren’t quite as nearly as overdone as a hot dog.
9 Brock Turner
Halloween costumes that are clever twists on pop culture can always be fun and hilarious. But some people seem to take things a little too far. Last Halloween, there were plenty of people who thought it’d be funny to dress up as Caitlin Jenner after she announced her transition from male to female. There’s no doubt going to be some offensive Halloween costumes again this year, but one that we might see is Brock Turner. If you don’t know who Brock Turner is, he’s a convicted rapist that made headlines after getting only three months of prison after his vicious crime. He was also known as being a very talented swimmer who attended Stanford. There isn’t much to him that makes him stand out, he’s just a basic white boy. But regardless, we’ll probably see at least a few people who think it’s funny to dress up and walk around like a rapist this Halloween.
8 The Candidates
Political figures are always a popular choice for dressing up on Halloween. This Halloween will be no exception, especially because it’s election year! And the candidates this year couldn’t be more perfect for dressing up. Last year we just thought of Obama, we didn’t really have all of these options. But this year you could be so many potential versions. You could easily be Trump, Hillary, or even Bernie by dressing up like them or buying a ridiculous mask. But it doesn’t stop there. You could also be Ted Cruz, also known as The Zodiac Killer. I’m definitely excited to see if someone does something like that this season. Not only could you just be one of the candidates, but there are many different options as to the route you could take it. The possibilities are endless, and I’m sure we’ll be seeing plenty of those possibilities this season!
7 Game Of Thrones
With each new season of Game of Thrones comes a whole new plethora of what potential costumes you could dress up as on Halloween. Game of Thrones is known for having a massive cast, so we would have had a limitless amount of costumes that we could dress up as from just the first season of the show! But it doesn’t stop there. Almost every episode it seems as though there’s a whole new person that we forgot existed. You could definitely be one of the main characters, as those never seem to get too old. But if you’re tired of the typical mother of dragons look, you can always take a peek to the background characters and do something that no one’s ever done before! There is a limitless amount of options for costumes from this show alone. If you’re already sick of the show’s hype you’re in for more torture this season!
Beyoncé is another one of the many musicians on the list who found herself with a pretty big year. Pretty sure we’re still not even done with our Destiny’s Child costumes, but now it’s time to throw those camo suits away and get a new yellow dress to honor her Lemonade debut. Beyoncé had a pretty memorable year with the release of her visual album. Not many celebrities have done something like this before, so fans are still talking about it! She had an endless amount of costume changes throughout the HBO special, so you’ll be sure to see some form of the famous diva this Halloween. If you’re sick of seeing Kimye costumes and don’t know what to go as, you could always be Bey, Jay, and Blue! But don’t be surprised when you bump into your doppelganger on the streets this Hollow’s Eve.
5 Snapchat Filters
Snapchat has forever changed the way that we see our faces with the introduction of their filters on the popular messaging app. Pretty much every girl you’ve ever met probably has at least one picture of them with the dog face filter somewhere on their social media. But this Halloween, people are already talking about how excited they are to dress up like one of the filters as their costume. You could just wear a simple dog mask and say that you’re going as that, or you could get really intricate and attempt to recreate one of the many makeups looks that you can be on the filter. Whether it’s Halloween or any other day of the year, seeing people with the snap chat filter faces won’t be ending anytime soon. But this Halloween, you might find yourself in a swarm of girls flocking the streets all sporting the infamous dog nose and ears.
Ghostbusters was another big movie to make headlines quite often this year, but not in the same way that Star Wars and Deadpool did. These two films were wildly popular, and fans were dying to watch the movies over and over again. But Ghostbusters found itself under a ton of scrutiny as people were very harsh towards the all-female cast. Both the most radical feminist and bigoted misogynist had some pretty negative feelings about the movie. But there’s no doubt that some people still really enjoyed seeing the movie. Being a Ghostbuster has almost always been a pretty popular costume every Halloween, and I’m sure that pop-up Halloween costume stores are already stocking their shelves with the tan jumpsuits. This is one that I’m not quite sure about seeing a lot of this year, however. It’s definitely expected that many people would dress up in the costume, but did people hate it so much that they’ll be afraid of being seen in the costume? Guess we’ll find out.
One of the biggest phenomena to hit our culture this year was the introduction of Pokémon Go! Everyone and their mom seems to have downloaded the game. There’s no doubt that this was the biggest thing to happen in pop culture this year. Dressing as a Pokémon or Pokémon trainer as always been a pretty popular costume. Everyone owns at least some form or another of a Pikachu. But this year, especially, people were more than ready to dress up as a Pokémon trainer while they took to the streets to play the game. Now that Halloween is coming up, it’s everyone’s chance to not hold back with what they choose to wear in public! There are a ton of opportunities for what you’ll be able to dress as involving the game. You could simply be a Pokémon or a trainer. It’s really the ultimate group costume too. But don’t doubt for a second that now more than ever our streets will be filled with Pokémon.
One of our favorite characters this year to see on TV was definitely Eleven from the Netflix series Stranger Things. She was a refreshing female character who embodied pretty much everything we want to see within a heroine. And people are ready and willing to dress up as her this year for Halloween. Not only will we be seeing a ton of Elevens walking around the streets, but there’s a good chance you’ll be seeing the entire squad out there trick or treating this year! Honestly, I wouldn’t mind if everyone dressed up as one of the characters of the show! It was over so quickly that we’re still excited to talk about it and not ready to give up on it quite yet. Halloween’s still a bit away though, so our feelings might change by then. Don’t grab the razor and shave all your hair off just yet. But if worst comes to worst, you could just grab a blonde Halloween wig to cover it up!
1 Suicide Squad
The most talked about film this year might have been Suicide Squad. It seems as though everyone you met was excited for the film, even if they hadn’t been big fans of the franchise in the first place. But for whatever reason, people seem to like Jared Leto, a lot. Halloween stores and anywhere that sells costume supplies are already filling their shelves with the infamous two-toned pigtail wig that Harley Quinn is seen wearing throughout the film. Even though everyone is already talking about just how many people are going to be dressing up as the characters from the film this year, it doesn’t seem to have stopped or discouraged anyone from following through with their plans to dress as the characters this Halloween. Be prepared, because the streets will be filled with The Joker and Harley Quinn this year in any and all forms!