HALLOWEEN is just a few weeks away, have you figured out what you’re dressing up as this year? I know not everyone is as crazy as me and plans their Halloween costume weeks in advance, but it’s never too early to start saving a few costume ideas to your secret Halloween Pinterest board!
I’m a little bit of a pop culture junkie and LOVE dressing up as characters from TV shows and popular movies for Halloween! Movie character costumes are some of my favorite types of Halloween costumes because they’re super recognizable. I love retro movie costumes like the characters from the Wizard of Oz or Star Wars, 80s or 90s movie costumes like Marty and Doc from Back to the Future and The Sanderson Sisters from Hocus Pocus, and also more current favorites like the Joker and Harley Quinn from Suicide Squad.
These iconic movie Halloween costumes can be DIYed from items already in your closet for the most part and if you’re missing one of these pieces and have to pick it up you’ll definitely be able to wear it again! This isn’t my first time creating Halloween costumes from my closet (check out this & this for more inspiration) and I love being able to show you how easy it is to create a great costume from items you already have!
Iconic Movie Halloween Costumes
Breakfast at Tiffany’s Holly Golightly Costume
Holly Golightly from the movie Breakfast at Tiffany’s is an Audrey Hepburn classic and such a fun Halloween costume! This is also a great costume if you have to dress up for work!
WHAT YOU NEED: A crystal tiara clip, sunglasses, a black sheath dress, long gloves & a large pearl necklace. Bonus points if you walk around with a to-go coffee cup (filled with whatever your heart desires) and a pastry.
Sandy from Grease Costume
Grease is one of my all time favorite movies and there’s so many great Halloween costume inspiration in it thanks to all the great characters! Danny, Sandy, The Pink Ladies, I can go on and on!
Wednesday Addams Halloween Costume
Wednesday Addams is not only a classic Halloween costume, but also a pretty iconic current costume thanks to the new Netflix series! While Wednesday’s “look” has changed a little over the years the basics I listed below should make sure everyone immediately recognizes who you are!
Heathers is one of those cult classic IYKYK iconic movies and could not be left off this list! This is perfect for a girl group costume, especially if you and your friends are a little crazy.
The Craft Costume
The girls from The Craft are equally as crazy as the ones from Heathers with a little bit of witchcraft added in!
Ghostbusters with Bill Murray and Dan Aykroyd is one of the most iconic 80s movies and the remake from 2016 with the female cast did not disappoint and is what really prompted this costume!
The First Wives Club Costume
This girl group costume is definitely very niche and specific, but I guarantee every Millennial girl at the party will know exactly who you are! Bonus points if you break out in song and dance to “You Don’t Own Me”.
WHAT YOU NEED: White Business Suit
The Great Gatsby Costume
The Great Gatsby is a CLASSIC (book and movie) and the costume is so glam! If you’re headed to a fancier Halloween party this is the costume for you!
WHAT YOU NEED: Flapper Dress, Black Sheer Tights & Black Pumps
Troop Beverly Hills Costume
Troop Beverly Hills is another one of those classic 80s movies that makes an absolutely Iconic Movie Halloween Costume. Guys probably won’t know who you are, but every Millennial girl will!
This Carrie costume may be the messier costume on this list, BUT it’s definitely the coolest! It’s creepy and iconic and everyone will absolutely know who you’re dressed up as! To be honest I’m surprised more Halloween costume lists don’t include Carrie! But I will warn you, the fake blood is pretty much impossible to get off clothing so this is definitely a one and done type of costume because you’ll probably have to throw out everything the fake blood touches!
One of my favorite couple costumes that hasn’t been done a million times is Casey Becker and Ghostface from the first Scream movie! While Drew Barrymore’s character was only on screen for a few minutes prior to being killed, she will forever be an iconic Scream cast member and my pick to dress up as if you’re planning on dressing up for Halloween as someone from the Scream franchise!
Edward Scissorhands Costume
The makeup for this Edward Scissorhands costume was probably the hardest makeup I’ve ever done! I actually started it and washed it off and had to start again because I wanted it to be perfect, in the end I think I did a pretty good job! Any Johnny Depp related Halloween costume will always be a winner in my book and Edward Scissorhands is on the top of my list of amazing movie Halloween costumes.
Chucky from Child’s Play Costume
Who else was simultaneously terrified, but obsessed with Chucky growing up? I’ve never looked at a doll the same way since seeing Child’s Play for the first time in the 90s, but I also couldn’t stop watching the movies!
Pretty Woman Costume
Pretty Woman is such an iconic movie and such a fun idea for a BFF Halloween costume! Before and after Julia Roberts is Pretty Woman is not a costume I’ve ever seen until Megan and I dressed up as Vivian Ward a few years ago and honestly not that many people have replicated it. So if you’re looking for something super original this idea may just be it! And if you’ve got a third friend have them dress up as Richard Gere’s Edward Lewis in a suit!
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