The 10 Greatest Halloween Costume Ideas Of All Time
Halloween is all about having fun, whether you’re with friends or family, so why not get creative? If you need a little help coming up with the best costume for your personality, don’t worry! We’ve compiled a helpful guide on how to make the most of your Halloween.
Halloween has been an annual celebration for centuries, but as far as we know, the first Halloween-related parties didn’t start popping up in America until the early 1900s. By this time, Halloween was already well established in Ireland and Great Britain. Still, the popularity of Halloween didn’t really take off in America until the 1950s. Since then, it’s become a major holiday in its own right; according to a survey conducted by The National Retail Federation (NRF), more than 175 million Americans are expected to participate in Halloween activities this year.
Fortunately, there are plenty of ways to celebrate without going over-the-top. Whether you’re throwing a party at home or going out on the town with friends and family, we’ve got all the inspiration you need to put together the perfect costume. Check out our slideshow for some great ideas!
Ten years ago I decided to write an article about the greatest Halloween costume ideas of all time. I couldn’t come up with ten, so it became a top-nine list.
I thought about what to do for this year’s edition of the list, and settled on the same thing I did last year: nothing. I still couldn’t think of ten great Halloween costumes, and it seemed like adding a tenth would be more depressing (i.e. “This year’s number 10 is … this skeleton outfit you can get at any store.”) than fun.
But that didn’t mean it was impossible to improve on last year’s list. It turned out there were two obvious things I could do:
Write a top-ten list instead of a top-nine one.
Update the old list with new links and pictures, since many of the old ones had gone dead.
So that’s what I’ve done here: a combination of last year’s list and this year’s improvements, written in the spirit of someone who has no idea how to write an article but is trying their best anyway.
1. A Facebook Wall
2. A Zombie
3. The Back of a Person’s Head
4. A Baby (that you carry around like a baby, not that you dress up as a baby)
5. A Baby on Your Back (also known as ‘BabyWearing’)
6. Your Adult Self (in a costume) Carrying Around a Baby Version of Yourself (also in a costume)
7. Yourself, Holding Hands With a Much Younger Version of Yourself
8. A Dictator and His Opponent: Extra points if you’re the dictator and your friend is actually named “Opponent.”
9. The World’s Greatest Halloween Costume Idea Of All Time: You’re wearing a T-shirt that says “The World’s Greatest Halloween Costume Idea Of All Time,” and the back of your shirt describes how to make the same shirt you’re wearing right now, which means the person reading it can then go to their own party dressed as you, holding a shirt with instructions for making the shirt they are wearing right now, etc., etc., until the end of time itself! If this sounds too complicated to explain in one night, just start by passing out photocopies of your shirt instead, and let them figure it out for
Halloween is the one time of year that you can be literally anyone, or anything, that you want to be. You can dress up as a superhero, a princess, or even as a hot dog. The possibilities are endless!
You may want to go with something classic like a witch or vampire, or you may want to get innovative and dress up as your favorite Snapchat filter. Either way, you’ll have fun dressing up and showing off your Halloween spirit.
Check out the slideshow below for some costume inspiration!
Every October 31st, costumed revelers of all ages flock to homes and parties to engage in one of humanity’s oldest rituals: trick-or-treating. The roots of this practice can be traced back to the Middle Ages, when children and poor adults would dress up on All Hallows’ Eve, knocking on the doors of the wealthy to beg for food or money (“trick or treat!”) in exchange for prayers for their dead relatives.
The tradition has evolved into a fun holiday where people of all ages dress up as their favorite characters from pop culture, history, folklore and mythology (or simply their own imaginations).
In the following slides, we honor those who have distinguished themselves with their thoughtfulness and creativity in donning Halloween attire.
The best costumes, like the best parties, are those that make you forget about how much work you put into them. But that doesn’t mean you can’t look amazing.
If you want to get your costume game on point, here are a few ideas for what to wear and how to pull it off!
1. Rosie the Riveter
2. Hermione Granger
3. Mr. Rogers
4. That one scene from The Great Gatsby
5. Hillary Clinton
6. The Witch from Into the Woods
7. Eleven from Stranger Things
8. Pennywise the Dancing Clown (IT)
9. Jordan Belfort (The Wolf of Wall Street)
10. A Mime