Filled with both tricks and treats, Halloween is a beloved American holiday celebrated by children and adults alike. Pets often join in on the fun, too! This year, things are going to be a little different. According to new data, people are actually planning on spending more money on All Hallow’s Eve to make sure that they can still enjoy the holiday given the current circumstances.
So, are you looking for Halloween costume ideas? We reviewed data from the National Retail Federation to discover the best halloween costumes this year.
Top 10 best halloween costumes in the UK
Halloween costume ideas will get your creative process started for your best Halloween yet. And while you’re at it, don’t forget to check out our top 10 best halloween costumes, because it’s scary good!
1. Fancy Me Couples Matching Beetlejuice Costume
If you are big fans of this iconic movie, why not go for this ghoulish candy-stripe look that instantly conjures Michael Keaton and Winona Ryder in all their glory. Note that while the costumes themselves are well-made, the wigs and socks are not included, though they shouldn’t be too hard to locate.
The women’s sizes available for this costume are perhaps a little limited, but the biggest perk is that this stripey look can totally be re-used at murder mysteries, with your local am-dram society, or at other fancy dress dos!
2. Smiffy’s Gomez and Morticia Addams Costume
Embrace a weird and wonderful Halloween with the Duke of the Manor Costume. The eerie costume includes a jacket, faux shirt and bow tie. Gentlemen will have no trouble commanding the Haloween crowd in this outfit! You partner can match in the Duchess of the Manor Costume. Don’t forget to complete the look with Smiffys Make-Up FX in White! It’ll help add to that ghostly appearance!.
3. Priest and Nun Fancy Dress Couples Costume
Don’t stress over a Halloween costume! You’re blessed with you wear these Holy Sister Nun & Father Priest Couples Costumes. The Holy Sister Nun Costume includes a dress, veil, and collar. The Father Priest Costume includes robe with white collar and stole. Now you’re ready to get guests to confess at the Halloween party in these priest and nun costumes for couples.
4. Adult Breakfast Bacon and Egg Costume
It’s not the Atkins diet! Spend your Halloween as part of a balanced breakfast in this bacon and eggs couples costume. Ham it up in this two-piece couple’s costume featuring two printed tunics: one shaped like a slice of bacon and one shaped like a sunny-side up egg. For an egg-cellent finish, top off the sunny-side up tunic with the matching headband! Both yummy and funny, this couples Halloween costume is sure to get you laughs.
5. Adult S’Mores Fancy Dress Costume
You’re a delicious duo for the costume contest in S’mores Snack Couples Costumes for adults. Put on the graham cracker and toasted marshmallow tunic and give your partner the matching graham cracker with chocolate tunic. These comfy costumes are effortless — just throw them on over your own clothes. You’re everyone’s favorite campfire snack in these couple’s costumes!
6. Stop Traffic Sexy Cop Costume
Looking this good should be criminal! Our Stop Traffic Sexy Cop Costume features a flattering, form-fitting navy blue catsuit with a crisp collar, cuffed sleeves and center-front zipper with a silver badge pull tab. Black side stripes decorate the catsuit’s pant legs, and a “Stop Traffic” name plate is attached to the chest. A police cap with silver badge decoration is included to add a genuine touch to this sexy cop costume, along with faux leather gloves and a functional belt with an adjustable leg strap holster.
7. Adult Winifred Sanderson Costume
No one is safe this Halloween–not when the Sanderson Sisters are back and better than ever! Take on the role of Winifred Sanderson and cause trouble in the town of Salem when you wear this Winifred costume! Her signature, dark green velvet-like dress has never looked more gorgeous, wrapped around layers of purple fabric and accented with gold-colored foil designs. Bring the story of Hocus Pocus to life!
8. Adult Stormtrooper Costume – Star Wars
Our Stormtrooper Costume is the costume you’re looking for! Use the Stormtrooper Adult Shirt Costume Kit to become part of the most powerful force in the galaxy this Halloween! With the plastic molded helmet mask, chest piece, belt and arm guards, this look cuts an intimidating figure. Roomy pant legs let you search for the droids in comfort! From the sterile metal halls of the Death Star to the endless forests of Endor’s moon, the Empire’s long arm is the white armor of the Stormtrooper!
9. Adult Act 2 Elsa Costumes – Frozen 2
Unleash Elsa’s magical powers in the Act 2 Elsa Costume for adults! Like Elsa’s outfit in Disney’s Frozen 2 movie, this costume features a long sleeve blue dress with two sheer mesh back panels and decorative velvet detailing on the shoulders. With a printed waist sash and a faux crystal trim at the hem of the dress, you’ll sparkle and shine wherever you go. Review the size chart for additional sizing information.
10. Toy Story Jessie Fancy Dress Costume
This spunky cowgirl doll is ready for playtime! Our Jessie Costume for adults features a jumpsuit with a white top decorated with red swirls against yellow panels on the shoulders and sleeves. With an attached brown faux leather belt to keep it in place, the denim-print bottom of the jumpsuit sports an eye-catching cow pattern on the front, and white fringes line the sleeve and pant leg bottoms. Top this Toy Story Jessie Costume with the included red cowboy hat with white whipstitch details for a complete spunky cowgirl look!
How to choose the best halloween costume
1. Find your own style
Are you sexy? Scary? Funny? Cute? Perky? Angry? Your Halloween costume is a great excuse to project a side of yourself you don’t usually get a chance to share if you’d like to “hide” behind something really fun, wacky or scary. Or, the costume could emphasize a side of you that everyone already knows and loves well, such as being zany, cheeky or bright.
2. Think of the colors you normally wear.
If you wear black, you probably wouldn’t want to be a fairy, although a dark fairy could be a good option. If you like bright colors, think of pumpkins, elves, fairies, ghosts, rainbows and similar costumes. If you like darker colors, think goth, vampires, skeletons, dark wizards, evil geniuses, etc. However, don’t be afraid to mix and match, as it’s Halloween and anything goes.
3. Think back to the styles of costumes you wore in previous years.
Are they still something you’d like to build off, perhaps turning an existing old costume into a different costume? You don’t have to be something that is exactly like you, but it would make more sense to dress up as someone or something that reflects your personality.
4. Think of your interests.
What do you like to do? Make a list of the things you enjoy, be it sport, cosplay, cooking, playing games, dressing up, reading, etc. For example, if you like soccer, be a famous soccer player; if you’re into a certain TV show, dress up as one of the characters you like most; if you like animals or food, dress up as your favorite pet or dessert. Match the list of options to the items you have available and be creative.
5. Decide on a budget.
Halloween costumes can range from cheap to very expensive, so it’s important to have an idea on what you’d like to spend. When choosing, always check to see what’s included in the costume, as some costumes will be better deals than others when add-ons are accounted for.
Finally, it’s important to think about what overall vibe you want to achieve this Halloween. Maybe it’s important to you to be faithful to the scary theme we in the UK have come to associate with October the 31st, or maybe not. If you and your partner take pride in choosing this most exciting couples Halloween costume you can think of each year, we think we’ve found some of the best and most fun options across the internet. Queue wolves howling and, what the heck, let’s throw in an evil laugh too. Mwahahahaha!