Halloween costume ideas
Can’t decide what to dress up as for Halloween? According to the Entertainment Weekly Pop Culture Index, a new monthly survey that reveals what fans are thinking and doing, some of the most popular costumes this year will be inspired by the following movies and TV shows. Prepare yourself to see lots of Black Panthers and handmaids wandering around town.
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It may be 17 years since the first movie from the franchise hit theaters, but these beloved characters — including Ron Weasley, Hermione Granger, and Harry Potter — never go out of style.
Star Wars characters are also timeless. Whether disguised as Chewbacca, Princess Leia, or Han Solo, you’ll undoubtedly have the best costume in the galaxy.
Avengers: Infinity War
With nearly the entire MCU accounted for, there’s an empowering costume for everyone. Black Panther, Captain America, Scarlet Witch…take your pick!
Thanks to the debut of the first-ever female Doctor Who (portrayed by Jodie Whittaker) this season, don’t be surprised if you see more time travelers than usual out and about this Halloween.
The Handmaid's Tale
Under His Eye. Make a political statement with a costume from television’s most terrifying dystopia. All it takes is a red cape and a bonnet to be transformed into one of Gilead’s handmaids.
Want to be superhuman Eleven for a night? Grab a pink dress and a box of Eggos and you’re good to go! Or dig out some ’80s threads and go as one of her pals: Lucas, Mike, Dustin, or Will.
Throw on a cargo vest and take a walk in Owen Grady’s shoes — or throw on a pair of heels and pretend your Claire Dearing! If you’re really creative, dressing up as an Indominus Rex or an Allosaurus is another option.
The Walking Dead
Get into zombie-flighting mode as expert hunter Daryl Dixon, former sheriff Rick Grimes, or sword master Michonne. But wouldn’t it be more fun to simply dress as a zombie?
Game of Thrones
If you can’t wait for the final season of Game of Thrones to begin in 2019, transport yourself to the fantastical world of the Seven Kingdoms early by pretending you’re dragon queen Daenerys Targaryen or bastard son Jon Snow.