Halloween is the time to be that secret weirdo you are inside. This year, we’ve got a list of costume ideas to help you pull out all the stops. Say hello to glamour, glitter, horror, and gore, all these fabulous ensembles. These costumes are sure to impress everyone at your party. Let’s get to it!
DIY Original Costumes
DIY costumes are a frugal and fun way to make the most out of Halloween. Whether you want to create an original take on your favorite character, or your neighbor, Steve, creating your costume from scratch gives you the flexibility to find any materials you’ll need. Be sure to stop in at Goodwill, also known as Halloween Headquarters, to get all the goodies you’ll need.
Superhero Halloween Costumes
You really can’t go wrong with Batman, Superman, Spiderman, or any of the other heroes you’d find in a comic book. If you want to make things easy on yourself, these costumes are always available at your local costume party stores. You might even see some creative takes on these classic getups at the mall!
Stellar Steampunk Halloween Costumes
For geeky fashionistas, consider steampunk costumes. What’s super cool about these costumes is the variety you can count on for steam-powered looks. Whether you want to create a styling representative of the American West, Victorian England, or something with a nice touch of Sci-fi, there are many creative ideas to choose from. If you’re feeling like a steam monster huntress, a steampunk explorer, or even steampunk Ghostbusters, you’ll end up with one of the coolest costumes at your Halloween event.
Historical Figure Halloween Costumes
Geek out and dress up as your favorite historical figure. From Abraham Lincoln to Charles Darwin, your interest in the origins of species or justice for humanity will land you mad props on Halloween night.
Wizards, Witches, and Fantasy Fun
Love fantasy fiction? Dress up as your favorite mythical creature with reckless abandon. Find the tallest, most pointy witch hat in existence, become the epitome of all that is Harry Potter. Geek around in a velvet cloak that really makes you believe you can cast spells. Step into the world of Alice and Wonderland, and don’t be late for that very important Halloween date.
Iconic TV Characters
Buy a ‘world’s best boss’ and throw on your dad’s suit to show your appreciation for The Office. Find a corset you can breathe in and throw on your mom’s 80s prom dress for a tribute to Game of Thrones. Honestly, you probably have enough at home for a decade of Halloween costumes!
Food and Beverage Halloween Costumes
Show some love for your favorite food or beverage. You’re the peanut butter to my jelly, the macaroni to my cheese, the French to my French toast (okay, that last one was a little too weird), but you get the idea!
Lions, and Tigers, and Bears!
Geek out like a pro and dress up as your favorite animal. If you have a spirit animal, go with that. You can also think outside of the box. Possum? Armadillo? Cause a stir at your Halloween party and truly become the wild animal you are inside.
Pop Star Party Halloween Costumes
Oops, do it again! Dress up like Britney, The Spice Girls, or Taylor Swift and be the star of your party.
10. Monster Mash Mayhem
Classic monster costumes are always Halloween favorites and recognizable costumes. Geek into your inner-Frankenstein or Abominable Snowman for a good scare!
There you have it! 10 Geeky costumes for Halloween. Now go get geeky.