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You can’t deny that 2020 has been a crazy ride. While the coronavirus pandemic has basically cancelled all plans, that doesn’t mean that you can’t find ways to enjoy your favourite holidays in a new and safe way instead.
This year, rather than hitting up the party scene, you can consider dressing up and channeling spooky spirits at home within your social bubble. If you’re unsure of what to dress up as this year, allow us to recommend some of the top trending costumes, you may want to look to 2020’s biggest pop culture moments for inspiration.
Whether it’s Wonder Woman or Mulan, The Mandalorian or Tiger King, Hollywood has left a special place in the hearts of fans, who resort to trendy pop culture costumes every season.
Not to mention, internet-breaking moments like Taylor Swift’s “Folklore” and Cardi B’s “WAP” will surely serve statement looks this year. Check out some of the biggest pop culture-inspired costumes you’ll likely be seeing all over social media this Halloween.
With the release of Mulan on Disney Plus this past summer, there’s no doubt that this princess will be a treasured look.
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Following the untimely demise of everyone’s favourite Wakandan hero, Chadwick Boseman will fondly be remembered for his role in Black Panther.
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With Wonder Woman 1984 set to soon release, a strong female avatar might just be the solution to kick things up a notch.
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This year, fans celebrated the 34th anniversary of Top Gun and many were looking forward to the new film Top Gun: Maverick, which has been rescheduled for next year. That just means you can channel your version of Tom Cruise to the party in 2020 and 2021.
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The true crime documentary Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness instantly became an internet sensation when it launched on Netflix earlier this year. This is definitely a costume that many will be sporting for sheer laughs alone.
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This Spanish heist drama sat firmly in the top 10 most-watched titles when its fourth season premiered earlier this year on Netflix. The show’s global success and massive fan following easily makes this among the top pop culture costumes for this year.
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The wildly popular Netflix series Cobra Kai, which premiered on Netflix in August, picks up 34 years after events of the Karate Kid films. According to Google’s top Halloween trends for 2020, Cobra Kai topped the list of trending costumes.
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With The Mandalorian season two premiering on Disney Plus on October 30, there’s no better costume to rock while binging on the show. According to Google’s top Halloween trends for 2020, Mandalorian was the third-highest searched costume of September 2020.
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Taylor Swift surprised her fans late July by dropping her eighth studio album, Folklore. One of her top singles “Cardigan” inspired her to release her own cardigan merch that has already sold out, but while you’re in quarantine this year, why not snuggle into a warm cardigan that’s similar to T-Swift’s?
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When Harry Styles released the video for his song, “Watermelon Sugar,” in May, the internet had a collective meltdown. There’s no denying that this pop culture moment translates well into Halloween. Simply sport a floral shirt, colourful sunnies and a novelty watermelon.
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With the release of Scoob! earlier this year, it makes sense to get your crew together and dress up as this crime-solving squad.
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Beyonce broke the internet with her musical film and visual album Black Is King, and in one scene she and her dancers were spotted in a Marine Serre's moon printed bodysuit.
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There’s no doubt that a lot of people jumped to gaming once the lockdown began, so a Mario costume is a no-brainer.
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You’ve probably heard about “WAP,” Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion’s internet-breaking single, and the signature looks seen on its roster of famous faces. In one scene, singer Normani made a cameo clad in a houndstooth latex ensemble not unlike this Balmain one-piece.
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It goes without saying that the pandemic will be a notable moment at Halloween, so how about channeling the biggest trend to hit 2020? Hand sanitizers.
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