Halloween is more than just treats and tricks, it’s a night to get creative and dress up as whoever or whatever you want. If you have already gone the classic route with a witch costume or alien costume and want to shake it up this time around, there are plenty of new costume ideas to stun your friends and family during this year’s Halloween festivities. One way that you can freshen up a Halloween look is by going as a prominent figure from 2022 or as a character from a popular TV show or movie – we see you Ted Lasso and Bridgerton fans!

Although Halloween is months aways, there is no harm in starting to plan out your big Halloween costume debut. We all know that planning a show-stopping costume can take a lot of time and effort, so we have made it easier by breaking down some of the best pop culture Halloween costumes! Go as the stunning Kate Sharma from the latest season of Bridgerton, Dr. Strange from the Marvel movies or even Ruth Langmore from Ozark. You can either DIY these costumes with what you already have at home or purchase some key pieces that we think will create the perfect ensemble – the options are endless!

Speaking of endless options, if you are looking for other creative Halloween ideas, we also have group Halloween costumes, trio Halloween costumes, couples Halloween costumes and so many more. Whatever you decide to be this Halloween, you really can’t go wrong!

So before you start scouring the Internet, browse through some of these pop culture Halloween costumes ideas from 2022 for the perfect look.


Whether you're channeling the King himself or opting for Austin Butler's interpretation, you can't go wrong with any of his famous looks. To turn this into a couples costume, grab your Priscilla.

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Of course, there are a ton of different styles you can go with: the iconic white jumpsuit, young Elvis or even as Elvis and Priscilla on their wedding day.

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Janine from Abbott Elementary

Second to Janine's can-do attitude is her style. Add that to the fact that Abbott Elementary is one of the biggest new shows on television right now, and you can yourself a grade A costume. Oh, and let's not forget that the show's creator, Quinta Brunson, just won an Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series.

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To channel your inner Janine, opt for flowy dresses, lots of patterns and, of course, your ID badge.

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Princess Disa from Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power

The Amazon show is bringing LOTR fans epic drama, and a whole storyline of what happened before the events of J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings. While Princess Disa is a totally new character, she's proven to be a favorite. Not only that, she is the first female and first Black dwarf to ever be seen in an adaptation.

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They key to recreate Disa's look is going for a flowy dress with a lot of gold accessories, including some gold glitter to wear in your hair.

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Dani from Hocus Pocus

Fans everywhere were thrilled when Hocus Pocus 2 hit our screens on September 30, but they were a bit disappointed to see that Thora Birch's character, Dani, wasn't included in the sequel. The actress later revealed it was due to a schedule conflict.

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Luckily, you and the kids can make 2022 the year of Dani's return in your neighborhood by dressing up as her. The exact look she wore is available in kid and adult sizes!

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OJ from Nope

Jordan Peele's latest sci-fi horror took the supernatural to the next level this year. All the characters were noteworthy, but there was something about OJ that really stoodout. For starters, he saved the others, including his sister. Throughout the movie, he's calm, brave and extremely intuitive.


Can we all be like OJ? Maybe not. But we can definitely dress like him, and a bonus is that you'll likley be super comfortable.

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Maverick from Top Gun

The long-awaited sequel to the 80s film took the world by storm. Everyone was surprised by how good it was, possibly going down in history as the best sequel of all time. So you know what that means? Anyone who's anyone is going to be dressing up as the Top Gun character.

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The good thing about this look is, if you're not a fan of Maverick, it'll also work for all the other characters in the film. Win-win!

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Evelyn from Everything Everywhere All at Once

The wildly entertaining movie is one of the best of the year. That's larger due to the fantastic casting of legend Michelle Yeoh, who plays Evelyn Wang. The character is funny, smart and totally badass. Throughout the film she has so many great looks, so it's hard to pick just one. You can go glamorous, sophisticated ...


... or a little gorey!

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Kate Sharma from Bridgerton

Lady Whistledown has sure created a huge buzz around the binge-worthy TV show, Bridgerton. Whether you have followed the romance of Daphne and the Duke in season 1 or swooned over the Vicount and Kate Sharma in season 2 – there is no doubt that Bridgerton costumes will be on the rise this Halloween. Plus, there is more to come with season 3 of Bridgerton and season 4 in the works.

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This also makes a great couples costume if your partner dresses up as the Vicount.

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Dr. Strange from Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness

Dr. Strange in the Multiverse of Madness hit theaters in May, so we are sure that this costume will be on the rise this Halloween.

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To complete the Dr. Strange look, you can wear his red cape, blue lace-up boots and Eye of Agamotto pendant. To go the extra mile, you can even wear his wig and adhesive facial hair.

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Anna Delvey from Inventing Anna

Another popular Halloween costume this year will likely be the fake German heiress who bamboozled her way into New York’s high society by always letting people know, “the wire transfer is coming” (it never did)!

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You can "fake it till you make it" with this easy-to-DIY costume. All you need is a black dress and a few flashy accessories to convince anyone you are the ultimate VIP.

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Maddy from Euphoria

Euphoria is popular TV show that is a full flung teen drama! With so many trendy and iconic looks from the show – there are endless options for Halloween. One that we all remember is Maddy’s New Year’s Eve dress moment in season 2.

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You can easily shop one of Maddy's most well-remembered looks from Euphoria. In addition to wearing her cutout black dress, you can complete the look by creating a dramatic eye with black eyeliner, plus a dark lip.

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Ruth Langmore from Ozark

If you have seen Ozark (along with everybody else), then going as the badass Ruth Langmore, who partners with Marty Byrde in the money laundering business, is a great costume for fans.

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This is another easy, last-minute costume that you can put together if you have a pencil skirt, ruffle top and black pumps.

Ruth Langmore Halloween Costume
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Ted Lasso from Ted Lasso

An American football coach, Ted Lasso, who ends up coaching an English soccer team is still a popular TV character to dress up as this Halloween – especially with much anticipation around season 3 of Ted Lasso.

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Time to channel your soccer coach vibes with this Ted Lasso costume. You can sport his blue soccer jacket, along with wearing a white visor and stick-on mustache to really pull off this Halloween look!

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Mabel Mora from Only Murders in the Building

Go as Mabel Mora from Only Murders in the Building, a comedic-mystery show where three neighbors band together to investigate a recent murder that occurred in their Upper West Side apartment building.

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To dress up as Mabel, you can wear a faux fur coat, red headphones and other shades of yellow to complete her outfit.

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John Dutton from Yellowstone

If you have been following each season of Yellowstone, this year might be the one to go as John Dutton for Halloween – especially since fans are anticipating season 5 of Yellowstone.

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If you already have rancher gear, you are pretty much all set to pull off this Halloween costume! The main accessory to pull off John Dutton's look, of course, is the cowboy hat.

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Squid Game Contestant from Squid Game

Who doesn't remember all the hype from the Korean TV series Squid Game? In this show, in-debt contestants get invited to compete for a massive cash prize — not knowing that there are deadly consequences.

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For Squid Game Halloween costumes, you can dress up as a contestant, guard, or as the Front Man.

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Among Us

If you are a fan and have been playing the popular social-deduction game Among Us, there is a Halloween costume for you! Dress up as a group and go as "Crewmates" and "Imposters" as you try to complete and sabotage tasks on Halloween night.

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This Halloween, dress up in one of the several Among Us costumes and find the "Imposters" among your group.

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The Mandalorian from The Mandalorian

After being left with an epic season 2 finale of The Mandalorian, fans are raving with excitement over the season 3 release date of the series. If you are ready for season 3, dress up this Halloween as Din Djarin for an “out of this world” costume.

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To create the bounty hunter’s look, you’ll need to be dressed up head to toe. Make sure to have the body suit, helmet, as well as other accessories like Baby Yoda and the blaster.

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Spider-Man from Spider-Man: No Way Home

Fans loved the latest Spider-Man movie, Spider-Man: No Way Home, that came out this year. While Spider-Man is always a popular superhero costume, given that there was so much excitement around the latest movie, we are sure you’ll see even more Spider-Mans this year.

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To complete the look, all you really need is a the Spider-Man bodysuit and mask. You can also through in an extra web shooter to really go all out.

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Black Panther from Black Panther

After Black Panther's (2018) huge box office hit, fans are more than ready for Black Panther: Wakanda Forever which is set to be released in November 2022! What better way to show your excitement than to dress up as Black Panther this Halloween?

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This superhero costume is easy to put together as long as you have the bodysuit and mask. You can always go a step further and add in the extra Black Panther gloves, as well as his claw necklace that he always wears.

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Joker from Joker

One of the most popular comic villains, the Joker is always a Halloween favorite. This villain was revived from the latest 2019 film, Joker, a movie that tells the story of Arthur Fleck’s life before he became known as the Joker.

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An iconic costume that is highly recognizable, you can dress up as the Joker by wearing his green vest, purple suit, green wig and of course, worn-down face paint.

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Pennywise from It: Chapter Two

There is nothing like Pennywise roaming the streets on Halloween night! As a sequel from the 2017 film It, It: Chapter Two is one of the scariest and most popular horror films that came out over the past years and is still going strong in 2022 — making it a great time to dress up as one of the most well-known, evil clowns.

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To dress up as Pennywise you’ll need some staple clown pieces — a red wig, clown suit and face paint. For an added touch, you can even carry a red balloon!

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Harley Quinn from Birds of Prey

It might seem like Harley Quinn is a popular Halloween costume every year — but thanks to 2020's release of Birds of Prey, you're bound to see even more of this DC Comics character roaming the streets on October 31st years later.

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To dress in her likeness, you'll need a bunch of colorful pieces, including a pink sports bra, a frilly moto jacket and blue or denim shorts. A mallet accessory completes the look.

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Simone Biles

Style yourself after the G.O.A.T. with a red, white and blue leotard, glitter eyeshadow and shine with your gold medals.

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Display your DIY prizes made with aluminum foil and satin ribbon if you're crafty, or pose with a satisfying chocolate medal and take a bite like the pint-sized show-stopper. Victory is sweet! Stun your admirers with poise and grace this Halloween.

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Luffy from One Piece

A pirate's life for me! Spend this Halloween as Luffy from the most celebrated anime in the world. The One Piece character will thrill anime-lovers across continents.

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Pair a red vest with your favorite worn denim shorts for a laid-back look. Rock a pair of Birkenstock sandals that'll last a lifetime. You'll be dapper pirate in Luffy's dashing yellow straw hat.

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Selena Quintanilla

Dad, it's not a bra! It's a bustier! You'll entertain your fans as the beloved Mexican star Selena Quintanilla in this stunning studded ensemble. The chanteuse's megawatt smile captured the hearts of many during her short time with us.

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Preserve her legacy in one of Selena's quintessential costumes. Rock a rhinestone bustier and high-waisted black bottoms with a Western-style belt to honor her heritage. Mix metals with gold and silver hoop earrings a fun and fearless look.

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Blossom from The Powerpuff Girls

Sugar, spice and everything nice! The CW's announcement that a live-action version of The Powerpuff Girls was in the works had fans buzzing for Blossom, Bubbles and Buttercup.

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Save the day as the sassy superhero Blossom in a long red wig (with bangs), baby pink frock, white stockings and a red bow. So sweet!

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