Planning to make an appearance at some of this year’s best Halloween parties? Then you’ll need to get creative. Putting together a costume is one of the best parts of Halloween but you want to avoid generic options like witches, pirates, and lifeguards. Instead, think outside the box to find what makes a good Halloween costume. Pull ideas from current events, try a play on words, or consider a group costume with friends. You can also get inspired by some of the most popular Halloween costumes for 2021.
Top Halloween Costumes of 2021
Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve probably heard of Netflix’s most binge-worthy show. Squid Game is the latest Korean TV series released in September 2021 that showcases a group of in-debt contestants competing for a cash prize. However, the game has deadly consequences. Contestant costumes consist of a zippered jacket tracksuit and pants. You may also want to consider dressing as a guard or as the Front Man.
While Harley Quinn is certainly not new in terms of Halloween costumes, 2021 has brought us new ways to show off her sassy style. The new Suicide Squad movie debuted in 2021 and Harley Quinn did not disappoint. Consider sporting her elegant red tulle gown with matching red lipstick. The halter-style dress features an asymmetrical hem that is a real showstopper.
Day of the Dead
Some Halloween classics never get old and the Day of the Dead is one of them. The thing that makes this Halloween costume idea so fun is that it can be done in so many ways. A little face paint and faux flowers and you have the perfect skeleton base. Next, go to your local vintage boutique to find an outfit that will complete your costume. For men, a suit or tuxedo will do in a pinch. For women, look for a dark and edgy dress.
Betty and Jughead from Riverdale
Riverdale has remained a popular TV series going into 2021. Consider dressing with your partner as Betty and Jughead from the hit show. Betty’s outfit is rather simple with a pair of jeans and a 50’s style sweater. As an alternative, you could dress in her cheerleading uniform. Jughead is known for her signature “S” shirt, jean jacket, and beanie.
19th Century Regal Woman
In honor of Bridgerton, which was watched millions of times on Netflix this year, consider going for Halloween as a 19th century England regal woman. Become your own version of Daphne Bridgerton and consider finding a handsome Rege-Jean Page to act as your romantic interest. Of course, you’ll need a royal ball gown, long satin finger gloves, crown, and jewels to pull this one off.
While the traditional vampire has been done again and again, a dark and mysterious Victorian vampire puts this costume idea in a whole new light. You’ll need a pair of well-fitted tuxedo stripe pants, woven shirt with antique silver detailing, velvet vest, and a double-layer cape with leather collar. You’ll also want to carry an antique silver cane and sport a black top hat.
Lola Bunny from Space Jam 2
If you’re feeling nostalgic for the ‘90s, you’ll love dressing like sporty Lola Bunny this Halloween. To reflect her new look in this year’s Space Jam 2 flick, you’ll need athletic sports attire and a pair of sneakers. Put your hair into a high pony and slide on a pair of bunny ears.
Halloween costumes in 2021 will be hard to top. Prepare for this year’s Halloween parties with a costume that will impress as soon as you walk through the door.