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50 Best Movie Character Halloween Costumes to DIY 2022

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50 Best Movie Character Halloween Costumes to DIY 2022


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There’s no shortage of fashion inspiration on the silver screen. Acclaimed movies have amazing performances and plot lines, sure, but it’s really the costumes that help transport the audience to a specific moment in time…and that help inspire some really amazing Halloween costumes. Legit so many movie characters—whether fictional or not—are fashion icons in their own right. And if you’re all about wearing pop culture-inspired costumes for Halloween, then we’ve got a whoooole bunch of fabulous movie character costume ideas to get ya started.

With looks inspired by scary movies, funny movies, and throwback movies, we’ve included character costumes from all sorts of films, from cult classic costumes that everyone is sure to recognize to a few more…obscure looks for you indie folks (you know who you are). We’re talkin’ stylish icons like Alabama Whitman from True Romance, Dionne Davenport from Clueless, and Peik Lin Goh from Crazy Rich Asians, just to name a few. No matter your budget or willingness to commit this October, here are all the best movie character costumes you can rock at your Halloween party.

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1

Gracie Hart from Miss Congeniality

If you have a pink dress with a high slit and combat boots, then you just need a crown, sash, and leg holster to become Gracie from Miss Congeniality.

SHOP TIARA

2

Alabama Whitman from True Romance

To channel Alabama Whitman from True Romance, you just need a red dress, leopard-print jacket, and some shades.

SHOP JACKET

Say it with us now: “Brr! It’s cold in here. There must be some Clovers in the atmosphere.” Just sayin, the Clovers green cheer uniform is far superior to the Toros’ boring red-and-black unis.

SHOP CHEER UNIFORM

4

Harley Quinn from Suicide Squad

Guarantee you’ve seen someone wearing this as a Halloween outfit since Suicide Squad premiered in 2016. Harley Quinn’s fishnet tights, “Daddy’s Lil’ Monster” T-shirt, bomber jacket, pink and blue hair, and, yeah, a freaking baseball bat just look so badass.

SHOP SHIRT

5

Lydia Deetz from Beetlejuice

What could be more fun than dressing as the OG ~goth grrl~ for Halloween, complete with an eye-catching red wedding gown?

SHOP DRESS

6

Dorothy Gale from The Wizard of Oz

Dorothy and gingham go together like yellow bricks and roads. She looks so sweet and summery with her apron dress in The Wizard of Oz—and who could forget about those famous sparkly red shoes?

SHOP DRESS

7

Dionne Davenport from Clueless

Yeah, Cher’s yellow plaid ensemble is undeniably chic, but can we talk about Dionne’s first ‘fit from the movie for a sec?

SHOP HAT

8

Elvira Hancock from Scarface

For a fun throwback, dress up as the v chic Elvira Hancock from 1983’s Scarface, complete with a long satin dress, bobbed wig, and heeled sandals.

SHOP DRESS

Juno’s mismatched ‘fit made us wanna try wearing a skirt over jeans (plus, this is the perfect Halloween costume to wear if you’re expecting a lil bb).

SHOP SHIRT

10

Nina Sayers from Black Swan

The swan costume Natalie Portman wears in her final performance is so on point(e)—the crown, the eye makeup, the tutu—that it’s no wonder this look became the one featured on movie posters.

SHOP CORSET

11

Margot Tenenbaum from The Royal Tenenbaums

Margot’s style in The Royal Tenenbaums is still iconic even 17 years after the movie was released. From the fur coat to the Hermès Birkin bag and the single barrette, she has such a signature look.

SHOP COAT

12

Sandy Olsson from Grease

Sandy’s edgy makeover in the movie Grease is definitely jaw-dropping. She looks killer in tight black pants, an off-the-shoulder top and red peep-toes (it’s impressive she wears them while walking on grass!).

SHOP LEGGINGS

13

Wonder Woman from Wonder Woman

A superhero’s costume is such an integral part of their character, and Wonder Woman’s outfit is just as functional as it is stylish. With its armored skirt and bustier in gold, red, and blue, she’s protected, has the freedom to kick and punch, and also looks dang good doing it.

SHOP COSTUME

14

Vivian Ward from Pretty Woman

Who could forget the first scene when Vivian first appears in Pretty Woman? She wears a cut-out mini dress with thigh-high patent leather boots—talk about making an entrance. Although she gets a makeover later on, it‘s this first outfit that’s the most memorable.

SHOP DRESS

15

Holly Golightly from Breakfast at Tiffany’s

Holly Golightly’s LBD and sparkly accessories in Breakfast at Tiffany‘s is one of Audrey Hepburn’s most iconic looks. She’s SO glamorous with her pearls, gloves, and cigarette holder.

SHOP NECKLACE

16

Mia Wallace from Pulp Fiction

The white button-down has been a classic piece forever, but Mia Wallace makes it a fashion-forward statement when she wears hers in Pulp Fiction.

SHOP BUTTON-DOWN

17

The Girl from The Seven Year Itch

One of Marilyn Monroe’s unforgettable moments in The Seven Year Itch was her dress being blown up by a gust of air from a subway grate. This halter-neck style is practically synonymous with the famous starlet.

SHOP DRESS

18

Nakia from Black Panther

The 2018 film had the most gorgeous costumes, but it was the bright red ensembles that warriors like Nakia wore that really stole the show. The mix of rich colors, embroidery, and metal armor made these outfits unforgettable.

SHOP COSTUME

19

Cruella de Vil from Cruella

The two-tone hair? The red lip? The oversized fur coat? It doesn’t get any more chic than everyone’s favorite dog-hating villain Cruella de Vil.

SHOP WIG

20

Leeloo from The Fifth Element

Calling all sci-fi nerds: This truly iconic costume is sure to make ya stand out at your Halloween party.

SHOP COSTUME

21

Helen Strangé from Boomerang

Eccentric fashion diva Strangé is one of the most memorable parts of 1992’s Boomerang, and her red-and-black ensemble is so, so fun to recreate.

SHOP UNITARD

22

Katniss Everdeen from The Hunger Games

An all-black ensemble, a bow, and a long braid are all you need to become the fierce Katniss Everdeen.

SHOP BOW

23

Lisbeth Salandar from The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

If you’ve got some impressive hair styling and body art skills (or, ya know, a real mohawk and dragon tattoo), then you can copy Rooney Mara’s badass style from The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.

SHOP CLIP-ON HOOPS

24

Baby Jane Hudson from What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?

What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? is truly one of the creepiest films of all time, and horror buffs are sure to recognize your Bette Davis-inspired costume.

SHOP BROOCH

Dressing up with your bestie? Then you’ve gotta go with the blue dresses and black Mary Janes worn by the creepy twins in The Shining.

SHOP DRESS

26

Juliet Capulet from Romeo + Juliet

Anyone who’s seen the ’90s classic Romeo + Juliet starring Claire Danes and Leonardo DiCaprio will instantly recognize this iconique costume.

SHOP WINGS

27

Queen Marie Antoinette from Marie Antoinette

There were honestly so many incredible outfits in this movie that it’s impossible to choose just one. The huge gowns, pastel color schemes, and delicate ribbons and lacing made the ensembles so over the top in the best way.

SHOP WIG

28

Melanie Daniels from The Birds

Alfred Hitchcock’s 1963 horror film is a classic, and tbh, Tippi Hedren’s green skirt suit is just as fashionable today as it was back then.

SHOP FAKE BIRDS

29

Annie Hall from Annie Hall

Okay, but can we all agree that Diane Keaton single-handedly made the menswear-for-women movement happen?

SHOP HAT

30

Carmen Jones from Carmen Jones

Anyone who’s not familiar with Dorothy Dandridge and her Academy Award-nominated performance as Carmen Jones in the 1954 musical of the same name needs to educate themselves ASAP.

SHOP SKIRT

31

Jessica Rabbit from Who Framed Roger Rabbit?

Name a more iconic red dress than the one worn by Jessica Rabbit in Who Framed Roger Rabbit? We bet you can’t.

SHOP DRESS

32

Alice Ayres from Closer

Another iconic lewk inspired by a Natalie Portman movie, this slinky Alice costume is sure to get everyone’s attention.

SHOP TASSEL TOP

33

Lara Croft from Lara Croft: Tomb Raider

All you really need to do is pair a tank top and shorts with combat boots, thigh holsters, and a pair of tiny sunnies to become everyone’s fave tomb raider.

SHOP SUNGLASSES

34

Peik Lin Goh from Crazy Rich Asians

Peik Lin Goh is hands-down the best character in Crazy Rich Asians, and it’s not just because she has the best outfits…although that fact does make Awkwafina’s character a pretty great costume idea.

SHOP TUNIC

B.A.P.S. is a ’90s cult classic, and fans of the flick are sure to recognize Halle Berry’s chic orange pantsuit and blonde beehive from the movie.

SHOP WIG

36

Elle Woods from Legally Blonde

Remember the court room scene from Legally Blonde? Ofc you do, because Reese Witherspoon’s pink collared dress is just *chef’s kiss.*

SHOP DRESS

37

Carrie White from Carrie

Who could ever forget when Sissy Spacek gets doused with pig blood at prom?? (Note: Actual pig’s blood is not required to put together this costume.)

SHOP FAKE BLOOD

38

Elle Driver from Kill Bill

Ya, Uma Thurman’s yellow catsuit is memorable, but we think Daryl Hannah’s raincoat moment from Kill Bill may be even more iconic.

SHOP COSTUME

39

Edna Mode from The Incredibles

Edna may only have one outfit, but she is truly a ✨fashion icon✨ for the ages.

SHOP WIG

40

Dani Ardor from Midsommar

While not the easiest costume to recreate, Florence Pugh’s flower dress from Midsommar is undeniably memorable.

SHOP FLOWER CROWN

41

Nyota Uhura from Star Trek

Zoe Saldana’s costume in the Star Trek movie series stays true to the lewk originated by Nichelle Nicholas with slightly more modern touches, which is probs why it remains so damn iconic.

SHOP DRESS

42

Wednesday Addams from The Addams Family

Odds are, if you think of Wednesday Addams, you also picture her go-to white-collared black dress—and her signature braided pigtails, naturally.

SHOP DRESS

43

Trinity from The Matrix

When everyone and their mother was sporting tiny sunglasses this year, it spawned so many Matrix references—and with good reason. Trinity’s all-black futuristic outfits (often including patent leather and tiny frames) def make the perfect Halloween ensemble.

SHOP GLASSES

44

A Fembot from Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me

The fluffy pink nighie! The metallic gloves! The blonde bouffant! They may be deadly, but the army of Fembots from Austin Powers are also fashionable AF.

SHOP DRESS

If you feel like Princess Leia’s lewk is overdone, then dress up as Rey from the Star Wars sequel film trilogy instead.

SHOP COSTUME

46

Magenta from The Rocky Horror Picture Show

1975’s The Rocky Horror Picture Show is FULL of memorable costumes, but Magenta’s maid ‘fit is one of the easiest to recreate for Halloween.

SHOP WIG

47

Maleficent from Maleficent

One of the chicest villains of all time? It’s got to be Angelina Jolie’s Maleficent.

SHOP HEADPIECE

48

Daphne Blake from Scooby Doo

Velma’s orange sweater is cute and all, but everyone knows that—with her purple dress and green scarf—Daphne is the true stylista of the Scooby-Doo crew.

SHOP SCARF

With her sleek black bodysuit and platinum blonde hair, Halle Berry’s Storm is E-V-E-R-Y-T-H-I-N-G.

SHOP BODYSUIT

50

Sally from The Nightmare Before Christmas

She may be the creation of a mad scientist, but Sally’s patchwork rag doll dress is kinda cute, no?

SHOP DRESS

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