Best Halloween costume ideas for 2022
The best Halloween costume ideas are often those that give a humorous nod to the year so far. Sure, we love easy DIY costumes, sexy costumes and also couples costumes, but every now and then you might get the craving to do something a little more timely. If you’re getting that vibe for Halloween 2022, you’ve come to the right place.
From popular TV shows and movies (including the new seasons of Netflix’s Stranger Things, Bridgerton and Euphoria) to viral red carpet outfits (who could forget Blake Lively’s Met Gala look?) and the internet’s best memes (Kendall Jenner’s cucumber encounter, need we say more?), there’s no shortage of Halloween costume inspo to sink your teeth into.
Here, we round up the best Halloween costume ideas inspired by 2022’s most memorable moments.
Best Halloween costume ideas 2022: Max from Stranger Things
Grab yourself an ’80s sports jacket plus over-ear headphones and you’ve got everything you need for a cool Stranger Things costume. Singing Kate Bush’s ‘Running up that Hill’ all night – well, that’s entirely up to you
Best Halloween costume ideas 2022: Beyoncé’s Renaissance cover
The word ‘iconic’ perfectly describes Queen Bey’s Renaissance album cover. As for the outfit execution, go for mega-long, Lady Godiva-esque hair extensions, a silver cut out dress, and carry around a toy horse.
Kate Sharma from Bridgerton
Give Lady Whistledown and the ton something to really talk about by going all out and channelling your most extra self this Halloween. We’re talking elbow-length gloves, corsetsand lashings of jewels.
Chris Pine and Harry Styles
Of course, who could forget the viral #Spitgate moment that circulated online as part of the memorable Don’t Worry Darling press tour?
Nobody sums up 2022 better than Julia Fox. From her viral ‘uncah jahmz’ clip to that smoky fox eye, we’re obsessed. The best part? When people compliment your ‘fit, you can say “thank you, I actually did it myself.”
Best Halloween costume ideas 2022: Sweetest Pie music video
Megan Thee Stallion and Dua Lipa knocked it out of the part with their epic costumes in the music video for the song Sweetest Pie. Think: sheer panels, fierce corsets, and candy-themed accessories.
Best Halloween costume ideas 2022: Barbie and Ken
Thanks to Valentino’s fuchsia-filled FROW (marking the return of ‘Barbiecore’) and those pictures of Margot Robbie and Ryan Gosling on the set of Barbie, there’s never been a better time to embrace hot pink and dress up as the OG plastic duo.
Best Halloween costume ideas 2022: Catwoman
Zoë Kravitz knocked it out of the park earlier this year with her epic iteration of Catwoman. Go for the understated vest top look with sharp winged eyeliner or, alternatively, go all out in the hero’s signature leather catsuit.
Best Halloween costume ideas 2022: Blake Lively at the Met Gala
Celebrate the queen of the Met Galawith a bronze and aqua situation to rival Blake Lively’s tribute to the Statue of Liberty. We recommend transforming a charity shop maxi dress with long gloves and lots of bronze body paint.
Best Halloween costume ideas 2022: Kravis
Kourtney Kardashian and Travis Barker’s relationship is the gift that just keeps on giving. Channel the duo’s badass style with matching pop punk ‘fits.
Best Halloween costume ideas 2022: Euphoria
If the Y2K fashion of East Highland High School still lives rent-free in your head (and heart), why not pay homage to one of the show’s main characters? As for us, we’re all about Maddy’s cut-out dresses.
Best Halloween costume ideas 2022: Lizzo at Coachella
Someone who always understands the assignment? Lizzo. Make like the About Damn Time hitmaker at Coachella in a bright pink shirt, metallic trousers, and a flamboyant feathered coat. Bonus points if you can find your own Harry Styles.
Best Halloween costume ideas 2022: Kendall Jenner and the cucumber
Ah yes, Kendall Vs the cucumber – one of this year’s most hilarious face-offs. Pick up a cucumber from your local supermarket, and wrap a piece of cardboard in foil to make your knife – now you’re ready to go.
Best Halloween costume ideas 2022: House of the Dragon
The highly-anticipated Game of Thrones prequel is brimming with fantastical Westeros-inspired costume ideas.
If you’ve become low-key obsessed with the word game app, Wordle, here’s the costume for you. It’s time to get crafty with some cardboard and coloured paper. Tip: ask people to try and figure out the magic word of your choosing.
Anyone from Everything Everywhere All At Once
There are too many costume ideas to count in the film centering around laundromat owner Evelyn Wang (played by Michelle Yeoh) and her journey across the multiverse. Googly eyes or hot dog fingers anyone?
The autumn release of Netflix’s new show Wednesday couldn’t be better timed. Lean into the fresh spin on the Halloween icon by opting for a printed black dress, a pointed collar and, of course, those signature braids.
Best Halloween costume ideas 2022: Elvis
If you’re a vintage fashion and old skool music lover, channel the King of Rock & Rollhimself with a slouchy, bedazzled suit and some smooth hair gel.
Ah yes, Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck’s rekindled romance and the subsequent wedding are the perfect inspo for a noughties couple Halloween costume.
Amanda Seyfried played the disgraced former CEO of Theranos, Elizabeth Holmes, in The Dropout. In the series, Amanda recreates Holmes’ Steve Jobs-inspired uniform with a black suit and matching turtleneck.