Halloween Costumes That We Don't See Often
Whether you’re looking for that perfect movie character, planning a creative couple’s costume or hoping to find something the whole family can wear, this list of Halloween costumes will give you some fresh ideas.
50 Halloween Costumes for the Entire Family
You know what’s spooky? That Halloween is already right around the corner! Even if you’re not trick or treating this year, the tradition of dressing up and enjoying candy and games is one to keep.
Whether you’re looking for that perfect movie character, planning a creative couple’s costume or hoping to find something the whole family can wear, the following list of Halloween costumes will give you some fresh ideas.
For Babies: Baby Shark
Just like the song, this Baby Shark costume is popular with the little ones.
For Babies: Baby Yoda
This year, the internet couldn’t get enough of Baby Yoda.
This one seems like a 2020 no-brainer.
For Babies: A Lion
This little lion costume is soft, cozy and perfect to go with a “Wizard of Oz,” safari or zoo theme.
For Babies: A Tiny UPS Man or Woman
Delivery! (Yes, pun intended.)
Instead of delivering your latest online shopping haul, this cute costume is delivering chubby cheeks and sweet smiles straight to your door.
For Babies: Charlie Chaplin
Charlie Chaplin was one of the biggest silent film stars in history.
While babies are anything but silent, they do look precious with a fake mustache and a bowler hat.
For Babies: A Baby Nerd
The thing about delightfully nerdy parents is that they tend to make delightfully nerdy babies.
Now the beloved nerd baby in your life can look the part!
For Babies: An Adorable Unicorn
Carter’s is known and loved for their comfortable and affordable baby costumes, and this unicorn costume is no exception.
For Babies: An Old Lady
Babies usually adore their grandmas, so why not dress them up to match?
This DIY costume needs nothing more than a tiny walker, a tiny wig and a dress that only a grandmother could love.
For Babies: Ramen Noodles
It’s hard to dislike a salty, microwave cup of noodles, but this year ramen is tasting a little sweeter than usual.
Unlike the food, this precious ramen costume is handmade.
For Babies: Candy Corn
For this year’s littlest trick-or-treaters, it doesn’t get much sweeter than dressing up like actual candy.
This hand-crocheted candy corn hat is perfect for newborns, as long as you make sure the baby doesn’t end up in the candy bowl.
For Kids: Anyone From 'Frozen'
Literally, anyone from “Frozen 2” is going to be a hit. Elsa. Anna. Christoff. Olaf. Sven.
Needless to say, there are options.
For Kids: Wonder Woman
There are so many strong, female leads to dress up as this year, and Wonder Woman is one of them.
She’s pretty and powerful, so it’s no wonder kids will want to look just like her.
For Kids: Poppy From 'Trolls'
Trolls World Tour just premiered this year to rave reviews.
For kids as colorful, sweet and sassy as Poppy from "Trolls," this is the perfect costume.
For Kids: Captain Marvel
Ummm, hello? You get superpowers and a light-up costume?
For Kids: Batman and Robin
For siblings who don’t mind matching, Batman and Robin make an adorable combo.
As long as they can agree on who gets to be Batman, that is.
For Kids: Frida Kahlo
For kids with an artistic flair, a DIY Frida Kahlo costume may be in your future.
It’s bright, colorful, unique and not very complicated to make!
For Kids: Alien Abduction Costume
This is super creepy, but super creative. Make mine a monster.
For Kids: Marie Curie
Marie Curie was given a Nobel prize for her achievements in science. Dress up like her, and you might win a prize for your achievements in costume choice.
A messy bun, long black dress and a test tube or two, and you’re all set.
For Kids: Gumball Machine
If you have pom-poms, felt, a white T-shirt and leggings, you basically have a gumball machine costume!
For Kids: A Frappuccino
What’s your favorite sinfully sweet drink from Starbucks?
With a little effort, you can be a frappuccino, hot chocolate or pumpkin spice latte.
For Just You: Alexander Hamilton
The Broadway musical, “Hamilton,” is chock-full of fantastic characters.
Which is your favorite? We’re partial to Hamilton himself.
For Just You: Carol Baskin
"Tiger King" was one of the weirdest trends of 2020, so you can expect to see tons of Joe Exotic and Carol Baskin costumes this Halloween.
This tutorial will give you some DIY ideas to make your Carol Baskin impersonation as realistic as possible. (Minus the murder.)
For Just You: A TikTok Star
Essentially, we’re suggesting you dress up like a Gen Z’er.
High-waisted jeans, thick white tennis shoes and a vague dislike of millennials will get you off to a good start.
For Just You: Lady Gaga at the MTV VMAs
Since you have to wear a mask, you might as well make it cool.
This Halloween, copy Lady Gaga’s futuristic, silver ensemble from the MTV VMAs. Can aluminum foil be made into a dress? You tell us.
For Just You: Lil Nas X at the 2020 Grammys
If you can rock hot pink and cowboy attire, just combine the two, and you have a perfect Lil Nas X costume.
For Just You: Zoey From Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist
One of the easiest pop-culture figures to recreate, just throw on black jeans, a white collared shirt and a buttoned-up pink cardigan, and you’ll look just like Zoey.
Unless you’re rocking red locks already, don’t forget the ginger wig!
For Just You: Batwoman From 'Batwoman'
Be bold. Be brave. Be Batwoman. It’s really not that tough. Wear a black jumpsuit or black jeans and a tight black top, along with a black mask and a bright red wig.
Or, if you’re not into DIY, just buy the costume.
For Just You: Popeye’s Chicken Sandwich
We never thought a Halloween costume could make us hungry, but this one does.
Alternatively, you can dress up like a Popeye’s employee and hold the real thing — but only if you can resist eating your prop.
For Just You: Quarantine Couch Potato
Pair fuzzy slippers, sweats, a messy ponytail and a mask, and you’re the picture of 2020. Throw some hand sanitizer in your pocket while you’re at it. Let’s be honest — you probably don’t even have to change.
If you look good in yellow, this fake hazmat suit is another reasonable option.
For Dynamic Duos: Edward Scissorhands and a Bush
Would you rather tape fake knives to your hands or glue leaves all over yourself?
Combine them both, and you have a brilliantly clever couple’s costume.
For Dynamic Duos: An Oreo Cookie
Two peas in a pod is so last year. Why not be two halves of an Oreo?
Oreos and milk make another superb costume duo.
For Dynamic Duos: Carl and Russell From ‘Up’
You don’t have to look like Carl and Russell to dress up like this heartbreakingly endearing pair.
This tutorial will help you recreate the determined Wilderness Scout look.
For Terrific Trios: Alvin and the Chipmunks
If you and your friends can sing and/or resemble small rodents, this Etsy find might be a winner.
For Terrific Trios: Hocus Pocus
As one of the most popular Halloween movies ever, "Hocus Pocus" naturally inspires some spooktacular costumes.
If you have two sisters or two best buddies who love the film, dress up like Sarah, Winifred and Mary Sanderson.
For Terrific Trios: Flora, Fauna and Merryweather
Who doesn’t love these three “Sleeping Beauty” fairies?
This DIY set is quick, easy and cute for you and two of your friends or sisters. It’s perfect for last-minute costume designs.
For Terrific Trios: Cinderella, Drizella and Anastasia
Are you perpetually cleaning the fireplace? Don’t like your siblings much?
Solution: You get to be Cinderella, and they have to be Drizella and Anastasia, her ugly stepsisters. Perfect!
For Terrific Trios: Mike, Sully and Boo
If you have an adorable toddler, this family costume inspired by “Monsters Inc.” is a no-brainer. Just look how cute it is!
The best part is, you can probably recreate the look with nothing but T-shirts.
For the Whole Gang: Umbrella Academy From ‘The Umbrella Academy’
It’s tough to pick a favorite Umbrella Academy character. Luckily, you don’t have to.
You can find costume guides for pretty much every character on the show! No. 5 is one of the easiest to put together.
For the Whole Gang: Claudia, Stacey, Dawn, Mary Anne and Kristy From ‘The Baby-Sitters Club’
This one’s a great group costume for aspiring babysitters. Each member of the club can design their own outfit from this Baby-Sitters Club-inspired Pinterest Board.
Extra candy should be awarded if someone has a younger sibling who’s down to play along.
For the Whole Gang: Alice in Wonderland Characters
The creativity that DIYers put into their projects is mindblowing. The characters of Alice in Wonderland, with a little girl, Mad Hatter, creepy ca, and evil queen have long been popular group costumes.
This Pinterest list shows just how crafty you can get!
For the Whole Gang: Super Mario Bros.
Another fun family costume idea, this one’s perfect if you have at least four people to join in the fun.
Mario, Luigi, Wario and Princess Peach are essential, but the cute little star is an adorable addition!
For the Whole Gang: The Cast of ‘Despicable Me’ … or Just a Ton of Minions
To recreate all the main characters of “Despicable Me,” you’ll need at least one grown-up and three little girls.
Add some thrift-store finds, and the results are fabulous.
For the Whole Gang: Characters From 'Wreck-It Ralph'
Vanellope is sweet enough for Halloween all on her own, but this outfit stands out that much more when she has her friends by her side!
For the Whole Gang: 'The Golden Girls'
Few shows are as timeless as “The Golden Girls,” and the looks of Blanche, Dorothy, Rose and Sophia are just as iconic.
Whether you’re more of a Rose or a Blanche, this list gives you plenty of costume options for each character.
For the Whole Gang: The Addams Family
This Halloween, go gothic.
The Addams Family has enough characters for all but the Duggars to play, and the effect is both creepy and cool!
For the Whole Gang: A Robot Family
With so much online shopping going on, most of us have lots of leftover Amazon boxes to get rid of.
Forget tossing them. Elevate your Halloween game, and become a family of DIY robots.