10 Halloween costumes ideas that you'll actually want to wear this year

Elizabeth Di Filippo
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Hallowen costume ideas. Image via Getty Images.
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Halloween is almost here, and if you’re anything like me, you’re not only excited for an excuse to eat copious amounts of candy, but thrilled to have a reason to wear something other than sweatpants.

That’s right — after months of social distancing and living in lockdown, many of us are looking for a reason to celebrate and escape the real life horror movie that is 2020.

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Whether you’ll be out trick-or-treating or have plans to throw a monster mash at home, the spirit of Halloween lives on - and you’ll need to be prepared.

We’ve scoured the web in search of the perfect costumes to help you ward off evil spirits and celebrate All Hallows Eve in style!

Winifred Sanderson Hocus Pocus

Winifred Sanderson Hocus Pocus costume. Image via Spirit Halloween.
Winifred Sanderson Hocus Pocus costume. Image via Spirit Halloween.

I put a spell on you, and now you’re mine! Channel your inner Sanderson Sister and add some much needed Hocus Pocus to your Halloween (black flame candle not included).

SHOP IT: Spirit Halloween, from $50

Black Panther Light-Up Costume for Kids

Black Panther Light Up Costume. Image via The Disney Store.
Black Panther Light Up Costume. Image via The Disney Store.

Pay homage to the late, great Chadwick Boseman with this King T’Challa costume, complete with hidden battery pack so your Black Panther’s “vibranium” fueled suit will light up the night. Wakanda Forever!

SHOP IT: Disney, from $40

Pennywise Adult Costume

Pennywise costume. Image via Amazon.
Pennywise costume. Image via Amazon.

There’s still noting scarier than an evil, shapeshifting clown. This deluxe Pennywise costume is sure to give family and friends a fright!

SHOP IT: Amazon, from $63

Queen Elsa Frozen 2

Queen Elsa wig and costume. Images via Amazon.
Queen Elsa wig and costume. Images via Amazon.

Get ready to head into the unknown in Queen Elsa’s spectacular travelling dress and signature icy-blonde braid.

SHOP IT: Amazon, $41 (dress)

SHOP IT: Amazon, $35 (wig)

Harry Potter Kid’s Costume

Harry Potter costume. Image via Party City.
Harry Potter costume. Image via Party City.

Five hundred points for Gryffindor! Leave the muggle world behind with this wizarding world costume, sold with Gryffindor robe, wand and Harry’s trademark glasses.

SHOP IT: Party City, $40

Avocado Toast Couples Costume

Avocado Toast Couples Costume. Image via Party City.
Avocado Toast Couples Costume. Image via Party City.

The quintessential millennial costume that’s sure to terrify every boomer you know.

SHOP IT: Party City, $60

Doctor Costume (Kids)

Doctor costume (kids). Image via Party City.
Doctor costume (kids). Image via Party City.

Doctors, nurses and all frontline workers are the real-life heroes of 2020. Have your youngsters throw on some scrubs and a lab coat and get ready to hand you 30 cc’s of Kit-Kats, STAT!

SHOP IT: Party City, $33

Toddler Pumpkin Costume

Kids Pumpkin Costume. Image via Spirit Halloween.
Kids Pumpkin Costume. Image via Spirit Halloween.

Some costumes, like a witch, ghost or pumpkin, are simply a Halloween rite of passage. This classic go-to is sold with velour pumpkin jumpsuit, hat and booties, perfect for toddlers aged 6-18 months.

SHOP IT: Spirit Halloween, $17 (originally $22)

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker Costume Collection for Kids

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker Halloween Costumes. Image via Disney.
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker Halloween Costumes. Image via Disney.

Get the whole family in on the action with Disney’s selection of group costumes, including The Incredibles, Toy Story and Star Wars.

SHOP IT: Disney, from $40

Harley Quinn Costume

Harley Quinn Birds of Prey Costume. Image via Spirit Halloween.
Harley Quinn Birds of Prey Costume. Image via Spirit Halloween.

In recent years, Harley Quinn has become a Halloween go-to. This year, channel the DC Comics character with this gold harlequin jumpsuit inspired by the Margot Robbie film, “Birds of Prey.”

SHOP IT: Spirit Halloween, $60

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