“Fashion is the armour to survive the reality of everyday life.” —Bill Cunningham
The fashion world famously quotes “Less is more” but Halloween is the only time of the year when you wouldn’t be caught by the fashion police for taking up space and being “too much” with your Halloween costumes, make-up and style.
The clothes & costumes we wear are an extension of our inner selves. When you choose a costume for Halloween, you actually choose a personality or a character that you get to play for a couple of hours. This Halloween, be outrageous with your costumes and choice of characters with unique Halloween costume ideas.
Halloween is all about having a great time with friends and family but the party won’t begin without a great costume and make-up. Have you ever wondered why people dress up spookily in Halloween costumes? The reason behind the spooky costumes & make-up is to ward off evil spirits. However, with time, Halloween embraced a non-religious outlook and it started being celebrated by all, irrespective of their religious identity. Halloween costumes are essentially about role-play. You can choose to be any fictional character you wish to portray and it need not be scary.
Here is a list of Halloween costume ideas that will help you choose the perfect character & costume for the upcoming celebration. The ideas listed below are for men, women and children of all age groups.
1. Emulate your favourite characters from OOT platforms & Movies
Digital streaming networks are the perfect space to source ideas for the best Halloween costumes. You can show up in the costume of your favourite OOT stars & movie characters. Some interesting & easy characters to dress up as are listed below:
- Face- Masked Guards from Squid Games
- Anna Delvy from Inventing Anna
- Carrie Bradshaw from Sex & the city
- Annabelle from Conjuring
- Princess Diana from Wonderwoman
- The white witch from The Lion, the witch & the wardrobe
- Gandalf from The Hobbit & The Lord of the Rings
With so many exciting & captivating series and movies on the internet, you will never fall short of inspirational characters for the best Halloween costumes in 2022. To complete the look for the Halloween party, complement it with great make-up or face paint, in coordination with your costume.
2. Take inspiration from real-life Celebrities
Dress up as your favourite celebrities from various genres of movies, music, fashion & arts. The inspirational people listed below are legends & showcase a great influence all over the world. Choose your favourite real-life celebrity and show up as them at the upcoming party!
- Marilyn Monroe
- Audrey Hepburn
- Johnny Depp
- Lady Gaga
- Karl Lagerfeld
- Anna Wintour
- Coco Chanel
3. Classic Halloween Themes
Halloween celebration is incomplete without some traditional Halloween themes. The classic theme for traditional Halloween costumes is simple yet spooky. The classic Halloween costumes can be rented or you can create them by sourcing fabrics and make-up from your own wardrobe & make-up kit at home. Five classic costume themes for Halloween are:
4. Costumes inspired by animated characters.
Take inspiration for Halloween costumes from popular Disney characters, animations and superheroes. The animated characters are an ideal source of inspiration for children & adults, male or female.
Some interesting characters for Halloween :
- Wonder Woman
- Princess Jasmine from Aladdin
- Spongebob Squarepants
- Dipsy, Laa Laa, Tinky Winky or Poo from Teletubbies
5. Show up in a couple of costumes with your partner, best friend or sibling!
Twining your costume with your better half is a fun way to show up as a power couple at the party. There are innumerable unique & inspirational ideas that you can incorporate as your costume. Couple costumes are an interesting way to show up with your partner, best friend or siblings. Some fun and lively duplet costume ideas are below:
- Animated Themes – Pea in a Pod Costume, Coffee & Doughnut Costume, Fries & Ketchup
- Real-life Celebrity Themes – David & Victoria Beckham, Prince Willian & Princess Kate, Justin & Hailey Beiber.
- OOT & Movie Themes – Serena & Blair from Gossip Girls, Chandler & Monica from Friends, Vin Diesel & Paul Walker from Fast & Furious.
- Disney or Superhero Themes – Belle & Beast, Donald Duck & Daisy Duck, Aladdin & Jasmine, Tom & Jerry, Ant-Man & The Wasp, Black Panther & Storm.
Choosing the right costume for Halloween is all about creativity and brainstorming ideas. This is the only time of the year when you can be outrageously eccentric, show up in style & be graciously welcomed for your eccentricity. The ideas shared above are just the tip of- the iceberg. With your creativity and imagination, you can create your own fictional characters with the help of costumes and some make-up skills.
The costumes for Halloween can either be rented or you can DIY at home. With all the focus on costumes, you will also need to create the perfect ambience for Halloween celebrations at home or in third-party venues. This can be done by renting out a range of Halloween-themed products like furniture, lighting, sound system, food & beverages and artists to perform at the event. All of this can be done in just a click of a button at UAE’s & Dubai’s most loved & trusted event rental company, hafla.com.
Have a spooky & stylish Halloween!
What are the three most popular Halloween costumes?
Witch, Vampire & Ghost
What do people dress up as on Halloween?
Zombies, skeletons, devils, or any fictional character of choice.
Written By: Nitya Gupta