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Halloween Costume Trends for 2023: 10 of The Best Pop Culture Costumes

Halloween is almost here, and everyone is already planning their costumes. Two things that are important for a costume is the creative thought and execution. You can always wear the classic spooky DIY costumes or you can take inspiration from the best trending pop culture references in this post. Enjoy!

1. Barbie & Ken

Ryan Gosling and Margot Robbie in Barbie (2023)
Photo by Warner Bros. Pictures

The Barbie film is the most popular and anticipated inspiration for this year’s Halloween costumes, especially the matching cowboy outfits if you’re looking for a couple’s costume. A few people believe that the dancing scene of Ken in black pants and shirt would also be the inspiration for many this Halloween. Another popular costume, that is the talk of the town, is the Kenough hoodie. 

2. Wednesday

Jenna Ortega in Wednesday (2022)
Photo by Netflix

Adam’s character in the series Wednesday is also a creative inspiration for Halloween costumes this year. Those spooky pigtails and the monotone black costume can seal the deal. For additional effect, you can try to have a permanent frown on the face. However, the show came out last year after Halloween. This year, fans can use the inspiration.

3. Little Mermaid 

Halle Bailey in The Little Mermaid (2023)
Photo by Disney

A mermaid princess is the best idea for a Halloween costume as Halle Bailey portrays this character in The Little Mermaid. The shimmery skirt with a bikini is very popular among audiences. You can easily copy that. Also, you can add other creative ideas to this look, such as a wig and bring a long stuffed fish friend. 

4. Taylor Swift

New York, NY, USA - December 13, 2019: Taylor Swift performs at the 2019 Z100 Jingle Ball at Madison Square Garden.
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Who can forget the Eras Tour of Taylor Swift? If you want a classy and modern Halloween costume. Then Taylor Swift is the perfect vision. You can handpick any outfit from this tour, and it would make a bedazzling costume. The tight jumpsuits will transform you into an iconic pop-culture diva this Halloween. Just bring along a microphone!

5. Oppenheimer

Cillian Murphy in Oppenheimer (2023)
Photo by Universal Pictures

Another popular film of this year is Oppenheimer. A bunch of people predict that this Halloween, they will see a lot of the Fathers of Atomic Bomb on the streets. It does not require too much effort to replicate the vintage look of Cillian Murphy’s character. A brown fedora and a professional trench coat will make an astounding Halloween Costume. 

6. Spider-Man

Bangkok, Thailand - July 8, 2018: Human Size Spiderman Statue Displays at The Marvel Experience Thailand Building
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It’s a classic Halloween costume. But what brings it back to the streets is the animated film of Miles Morales. You can wear any Spider-man costume to portray this character. You can always make it a group costume by wearing other superhero outfits as Spider-Man crosses paths with other figures in five different universes.

7. Yellowjackets

Samantha Hanratty and Jasmin Savoy Brown in Yellowjackets (2021)
Photo by Showtime

If you want the creepy Halloween costume, Antler Queen from the Yellowjackets is the best look. You can always use some soccer-themed uniforms and add blood to the mouth for the sinister effect. Someone shared that you can customize the jersey by adding a roller derby number. 

8. Mario and Luigi

BANGKOK - OCTOBER 31: Unidentified revellers join festivities on Khao San Road on October 31, 2012 in Bangkok, Thailand. The Khao San Halloween party is popular with locals and backpackers.
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Mario and Luigi is always a great idea as a Halloween costume! However, it is especially trendy this year, after the debut of the The Super Mario Bros. Movie earlier this year. 

9. Ted Lasso

Jason Sudeikis in Ted Lasso (2020)
Photo by Apple TV

Unfortunately, this year was the last year for the hit series Ted Lasso. If you are a fan of the show dressing up as Ted for Halloween will be a fun and recognizable costume. To dress as Ted Lasso for Halloween, sport a light gray or blue coach’s jacket over a collared shirt in light blue or white paired with khaki pants or shorts and comfortable, neutral-colored athletic shoes. Top it off with a visor or baseball cap, and consider adding a coach’s whistle on a lanyard and carrying a clipboard with playful notes. Lastly, exude Ted Lasso’s infectious positive attitude and smile throughout the festivities to fully capture the character’s spirit.

10. Rihanna

The Apple Music Super Bowl LVII Halftime Show Starring Rihanna (2023)
Photo by Apple Music

This year, we have plenty of famous singers with iconic costumes to follow for Halloween. One of them is Rihanna in her Super Bowl Half Show. Everything in red is a superb concept to have for Halloween. To pull off this look, red shoes, cargo pants, and a red leather jacket are a must-have. If you want vibes, then don’t forget to buy a mic.

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New York, New York - USA – October 23, 2021: A dog in costume is seen during the 31st Annual Tompkins Square Halloween Dog Parade in Tompkins Square Park in New York. (Photo: Gordon Donovan)
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30+ DIY Halloween Costume Ideas for the Whole Family!

Waist up portrait of cute preschooler with DIY face paint wearing a butterfly halloween or carnival costume.
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I enlisted the help of fellow bloggers who have some AMAZING DIY Halloween costumes for the whole family – even your pets. There are SO many good ones for your kiddos as well! 

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11 Funny, Last-Minute Halloween Costume Ideas

Young People in Costumes Celebrating Halloween. Group of Young Happy Friends Wearing Halloween Costumes having Fun at Party in Nightclub by doing Scary faces. Celebration of Halloween
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Do you want to dress up this Halloween but are short on time? This post has some funny + easy, last-minute Halloween costume ideas for the whole family!

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