I don’t know about you, but I prefer to choose a Halloween costume that’s cool and fun and absolutely a pop culture reference. And you already know what I’m going to be dressing up as this Halloween – Barbie! Obviously! Won’t everyone be doing that? I’ve scoured the internet to find all of the best and most relevant pop culture costumes for this Halloween. Whether you’re wanting to rock the Barbie look (or Ken or Allan), or you’re looking for something a little less pink, I’ve got you covered! Take a scroll through this list and check out costumes like Ted Lasso, Beth Dutton, and more.
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It’s everyone’s favorite Barbie outfit! Embrace your inner Barbie and let her out! This cowgirl Barbie costume is absolutely what I’ll be rocking this Hallow’s Eve, and I don’t even care if I’ll see six more Barbies – that’s sort of the fun part!
If you have a Ken to your Barbie, then you’ve absolutely got to have this Ken costume! It’s going to be the couple’s costume to have this year. Rock Ken’s most iconic ‘fit (in my opinion, anyways) with your favorite Barbie at that upcoming Halloween party.
It’s Classic Barbie
Maybe you’d rather have a Classic Barbie costume. That’s a great option, Barbie! Good choice! Embrace the fun, flirty, classic Barbie that started it all. In my opinion, Barbie’s pink gingham is her most well-known outfit, so you really can’t go wrong when you choose this one.
This Ken’s Job Is Skate
Don’t worry, Ken; you’re Kenough! Especially if you’re wearing this amazing Barbie Skating Ken costume. In this, you’ll be able to do what Ken does best – make Barbie look fantastic. And also skate. And don’t worry; it’s stretchy and comfy all through partying or trick-or-treating.
This Barbie Is Always Skating
Or not! You don’t have to wear roller skates if that’s not your thing. But it definitely makes it more fun! Barbie’s all about the great outfits, and this one really blows the fashion out of the water. Be sure to pair this ‘fit with your Ken’s so they feel needed and special, too.
You don’t have to be Ken if you feel more like an Allan because no one could forget Allan, even costume companies! If you’re alone this Halloween, dressing up as Allan this year is a pretty hilarious idea that lets you still embrace the Barbie fun.
This Barbie Is Weird
This Barbie is weird and prepared for battle! Some of us don’t really relate to the beautiful, perfect Barbie (most of us), but if you’ve seen the movie, you know that’s kind of the point. For those that don’t quite fit the mold, consider embracing the weird!
This Barbie Is Always in the Splits
We all know and love and have a weird Barbie. And for those of us who adore our weird Barbies, we just might want to dress up as her this Halloween. Pair this with some fun combat boots, and suddenly you’re Kate McKinnon (humor not included).
“What Does This Situation Need?” – Ted Lasso
Remind everyone of the world’s best coach this Halloween! Ted Lasso is the best of the best, and if you want to inspire everyone who comes across you on Halloween night, there’s no better costume than this Greyhounds Track Suit. Now, all you need is a mustache!
The Costume No One Will Think Of
No one’s going to consider dressing up as Oppenheimer! But it’s one of the biggest blockbusters of the year. And who wouldn’t want to feel like Cillian Murphy for a night? This 1920s costume set is probably the best one out there for getting the Oppenheimer look.
A Wrap Daisy Jones Would Lust Over
Daisy Jones and the Six swept us all up into the beauty and excitement and music of the 70s this year, and I’m still not over it! While there’s no one “Daisy Jones” costume, this gorgeous wrap is a terrific option for channeling your inner 70s rocker.
Perfectly Daisy Pants
Finish up your Daisy Jones costume with this pair of bell-bottom pants. Pair this with your very best fur coat, the wrap from above, or something else perfectly “Daisy” this Halloween to really make a statement. It doesn’t hurt that these are wildly comfortable, either!
We Have Burnin’ Love for This Costume
Austin Butler’s Elvis is unlikely to be forgotten anytime soon, and now that all of Elvis’ hits are spinning again on the figurative record player of the world, it’s time to dust off your blue suede shoes and dress as Elvis this Halloween!
“Wednesday Always Looks Dead”
And we all know that that’s the point! Wednesday was one of Netflix’s biggest shows of the last year (not calendar, since it came out in ’22). It allowed all of us to embrace our weird and unusual side and to embrace the fun of being a little dark and odd. And now you can, too!
The Scariest Costume of the Season
The Nun II is one of the scariest movies of the year, maybe the scariest. And that means the Nun costume is the scariest costume of the season. This spooky mask is crazy and spooky and it’s the sort of thing you should really only wear if you’re looking to freak out the folks around you.
The Creepiest Robot Ever
M3GAN is, without a doubt, the creepiest robot to grace our screens, and this costume is the creepiest of the year, second only to the terrifying Nun costume! Dress as your least favorite robot from your 2023 favorite blockbuster with this complete set.
Be Everyone’s Favorite Country Princess This Year
There’s no character out there quite like Beth Dutton, y’all! She’s a feisty country princess that tells it how it is and scares the living crap out of most intelligent folks. And you can embody her to the fullest this Halloween with this fantastic costume!
The Rip to Her Beth
If you’re looking for a couple’s costume that doesn’t really feel like a costume, look no further than Rip and Beth! This Rip costume lets you really embrace the chutzpah and the fierceness of Rip. And it’s a good excuse not to talk while you’re at the Halloween party.
A Dress Fit for a Queen
We’ve fallen in love with Queen Charlotte this week. She’s so regal, so powerful, so graceful. And don’t even get me started on her style! Those of us who can’t stop thinking about those Regency dresses might want to jump into this stunning gown this Halloween. A gown I’m sure Queen Charlotte would approve of!
Young Queen Charlotte
The dress above this one is certainly a dress that Bridgerton’s Queen Charlotte would love, but this one? This one reminds us of the stunning costumes featured in Queen Charlotte this year. It’s the sort of dress that Charlotte’s younger self would have loved!
A Dress That Screams “Daphne”
This beautiful, empire-waisted Regency dress is just the sort of dress Daphne would’ve waltzed around in on Bridgerton. It might be a little over-the-top for a night of trick-or-treating, but if you’re headed to a Halloween party, this ballgown would be perfect!
A Bear of a Costume
The Bear has absolutely exploded this year! It’s a cultural sensation that’s hilarious, hard-hitting, and full of some of the best actors of our time. Dressing up as the famous Carmy isn’t hard, and it’s not expensive, but it can’t be done without this fantastic denim apron!
This Is the Way
The Mandalorian is, by far, the most beloved spin-off from the Star Wars franchise, thanks in large part to Pedro Pascal’s Mando and the adorable Grogu (Baby Yoda for the uninitiated). Dress as your favorite space warrior this Halloween, and maybe dress your cat as Grogu!
“Your Our Last Hope, Obi-Wan“
With the release of Disney’s Obi-Wan Kenobi, Ewan McGregor’s wise, hard-fighting, patient space warrior has returned to our everyday pop culture references. Channel your favorite Jedi in this costume that doesn’t just look good, it’s also super comfortable for a long night of partying!
This Costume Is in a League of It’s Own
Be your town’s very own Rockford Peach when you don this baseball uniform. Honestly, I wish all baseball players had outfits this stylish, but since that’s not possible, we’ll all just have to enjoy A League of Their Own and the fantastic costumes their department has created!
Ariel Is Always a Great Costume
There’s no bad year to dress as Ariel, but this year? Now that Halle Bailey’s The Little Mermaid has made such a splash? It’s probably the best year! Rock Ariel’s classic dress this Halloween. You could really sell the costume by not talking if you’re looking to go all the way!
Jump into the Spiderverse in this fantastic costume! Miles Morales is one of the most beloved Spider-Man characters, and he’s never been as popular as he is right now. Jump on the trend and don the Spidey suit this Halloween.
Channel the Scarlet Witch
Thanks to Wandavision, there are tons of ways you can dress up as the great Wanda Maximoff this year, but my favorite by far is her most luxurious costume. It’s a stunning example of female superheroes dressed for combat and actually dressed (a rarity).
It’s everyone’s favorite Italian! This year, dress as the oldest, most beloved video game character. It makes a terrific group costume if you have someone go as Princess Peach and Luigi. You can go even bigger, too, when you add in Donkey Kong, Bowser, Toad…
The Best Princess
Don’t settle for any princess costume this year. Instead, be the best princess you can be – Princess Peach! She’s one hardcore lady and a great way to pay homage to the great Anya Taylor-Joy. Rock this as a couple’s costume with the Mario costume above!
The Third Wheel
Luigi is the world’s most famous third wheel. But he’s more than a third wheel! Mario wouldn’t be as successful as he is without the help of his dear brother. And the games and movie certainly wouldn’t be as fun!
Dress As Everyone’s Favorite Zombie This Year
Billy Butcherson is an icon! He’s the moment! And he’s a great costume if you’re looking to dress up with an entire group. One can be Billy, three can be the Sanderson Sisters, and one very creative friend could even try being Thackery Binx. It’s all a bunch of Hocus Pocus!
“Amuck! Amuck Amuck Amuck!” – Sarah Sanderson
I don’t know about you, but Sarah Sanderson was always my favorite sister! Sarah Jessica Parker is always iconic, so that probably had something to do with my love for Sarah. Embrace the beauty, quirkiness, and general joy of being the silliest Sanderson Sister this year.
“Another Glorious Morning. It Makes Me Sick!” – Winnie Sanderson
Winifred Sanderson is the absolute O.G. She’s the best of the best and the worst of the worst, all at the same time. If you’re looking to embrace your inner witch this year, whether you’re alone or in a group, you’ve got to get this Winnie costume!
“I Suggest We Form a Calming Circle.” – Mary Sanderson
If you’re not already in love with Mary Sanderson because Kathy Najimy is the best ever, then you’ve got to fall in love with her because every line she gets is amazing. Be the calming, mindful voice of reason in your friend group (maybe that’s new for you, that’s what Halloween’s about!) when you dress as Mary.
One Last Ride for the Classic Wonka
Very soon, the classic Wonka will be out, and the Timothy Chalamet Wonka will be in (but the world can never forget Gene Wilder, don’t worry!). This classic costume probably has one more Halloween before it’s out of style for awhile, so enjoy it while you still can!
It’s been a long time since Eleven has graced our screens in this adorable pink dress and her long white socks, but we could never forget that iconic costume! This year, dress as everyone’s favorite teenage super alien (is she an alien? What is she? Will we ever know?).
Dress As Everyone’s Favorite Stranger Things Character
Who doesn’t love Argyle? He, along with Eddie Munson (RIP to a real one) were fast fan favorites that stole the hearts of all of us dedicated Stranger Things fans. Enjoy being comfortable and relevant this Halloween with this perfectly Argyle costume set that includes all you need (minus the wig, glasses, and hat).
Say Goodbye to Riverdale
After years of wild twists and turns, Riverdale has left our screens for good. While we won’t miss some of the stranger storylines, we will miss the beloved characters! This year, give the town of Riverdale the goodbye it deserves in this classic cheerleading costume.
Everyone’s Favorite Narrator
Jughead might have been a real tool sometimes, but mostly? Mostly we loved him and his storytelling. Let out your inner writer with the lowest maintenance costume of the year. Just pull on this beanie and a flannel and you’re instantly transformed into Riverdale’s favorite journalist.
Those of us with younger kids who are currently obsessed with a certain blue dog will win the Parent of the Year award if we dress the family up as Chili, Bandit, Bluey, and Bingo. And who doesn’t love wearing a comfy onesie costume?
The easiest costume in the world! This shirt lets everyone know immediately that you’re dressed as Bandit, but it doesn’t require any more work than popping on a shirt. Though, wearing a pair of blue dog ears would be pretty cute!
Be Everyone’s Favorite Scientist
Rick and Morty isn’t for everyone, but for those who love it, this costume is really going to put their Halloween experience over the top! Because Rick is such an iconic, easily identifiable character, you know no one’s going to ask, “And who are you again?”
Skip Out on This Costume? As If!
Cher Horowitz is an absolute icon. She spans the ages, defying generational gaps, and everyone loves her! It’s an easy, go-to costume that everyone can immediately identify and everyone will love. Be prepared for lots of “As if’s” and “Whatever, double loser’s” this Halloween.
Everyone’s Favorite Spooky Little Girl
Even if you don’t like spooky movies, you like Coraline! She’s everyone’s favorite spooky girl, and her bold blue hair and popping yellow boots and raincoat just endear her even more. Plus, she’s a good way to gauge the good taste of the folks at your Halloween party!
If You’ve Got the “Need for Speed,” You Need This Costume
Sure, the new Top Gun movie is out, and it’s great and all, but we all love the classic the most. There’s nothing like Tom Cruise and Val Kilmer and their on-screen chemistry. Embody one of the 80’s most famous movies when you bring home this Top Gun flight suit!
It’s an oldie but a goodie! Nacho Libre might be an aged reference, but Jack Black is always a good idea, and Nacho Libre is one of his best roles (in my opinion). Plus, it’s always hilarious to show up looking like a budget luchador!
A New Way to Enjoy Beetlejuice
Beetlejuice as a gender-bent role is one of my favorite things! This costume has everything you need except the wig, so you can transform into everyone’s favorite poltergeist. It’s a great choice for a really funny couple’s costume or for a fun and surprising costume that everyone will love.
Everyone’s Favorite Superhero Terrapins Are Back!
The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles have made their way back to our screens! And while the costumes for the new movie haven’t been released yet, you can still embrace your favorite turtle bro with these awesome TMNT costumes this spooky season!
Embrace the Anime This Year
Netflix’s One Piece show is here, and before everyone else realizes how great the anime is or decides they’re in love with the new show, you’d better go ahead and get your hands on this perfect Monkey D Luffy costume. With it, you can not only be the coolest one at the Halloween party but also the most relevant.
Appa and Aang Is the Best Couple’s Costume
You get to choose whether you want to be the fun, funky Aang or if you’d rather be super comfortable and enjoy this cozy Appa suit. It’s one of the easiest Halloween costumes out there – it doesn’t even require face makeup to be convincing!
Be Everyone’s Favorite Airbender
You can’t be Aang without the face, but don’t worry! This costume set comes with a fun little mask that lets you really embrace the character and means you don’t have to shave your head or don any sort of blue face and body paint.
Everyone Hail the Pumpkin King!
I love The Nightmare Before Christmas; who doesn’t? And one of my favorite couples costumes to see every year is Jack and Sally. Embrace the cheesy couples costume this year and dress yourself up in an immediately recognizable costume that everyone is going to love.
“We Can Live Like Jack and Sally If We Want”
For those of you who might be on the younger side, that’s a Blink-182 reference, y’all. But it’s also a reference to one of the most romantic and “Meant to Be” couples in cinema history. Jack and Sally is a great go-to couples costume for you and your partner this year!