These are the Halloween costumes trending this year

Kate Mendonca
Shopping Editor
Halloween pumpkin arrangement with lights against an old rustic wood background

As we countdown the days until Halloween (42 if you’re wondering!) there's no time like the present to start thinking about the most popular costumes that we’ll be seeing this year.

From superheroes to cartoon characters and pop culture favourites, there are a few standout costumes that have already emerged as the coolest ones of the year.

If you’re looking for a timely costume idea, these 2019 trends are sure to be seen across the country. Ahead, find some of our favourite trending costumes that are sure to win you the best dressed award at any Halloween party.

Stranger Things

Adult Battle Eleven Costume Kit.

With season three of Stranger Things coming to a close this past summer, Eleven’s battle outfit (or any of the kids, really) is a top choice this Halloween.

SHOP IT: Party City, $35


Adult Deluxe IT Pennywise Movie Costume

Classic spooky meets modern pop culture following the release of It Chapter Two and the return of Pennywise the clown - ideal for any Halloween horror story.

SHOP IT:, from $44


HUDA BEAUTY Neon Obsessions Palette.

With so many amazing fashion and beauty moments to choose from, all this costume needs is the brightest eyeshadow you can find your coolest group of friends.

SHOP IT: Sephora, $37

Daenerys Targaryen

Adult Dragon Queen Slate Blue Dress.

Game of Thrones may have come to the end of its television journey, but the costumes will surely live on as the Mother of Dragons brings the fire to Halloween.

SHOP IT: Party City, $35


Adult Rex Costume.

Kids and adults alike are still flocking to play Fortnite, and with plenty of characters to choose from there’s a good chance that you’ll spot one out on the streets this year.

SHOP IT: Party City, $60

Captain Marvel

Rubies Costume Company Women's Captain Marvel Hero Suit.

As the first Marvel movie with a female protagonist, Captain Marvel is a great choice for comic book fans everywhere that are looking to add a heroic twist to Halloween.

SHOP IT: Amazon, from $51

Baby Shark

Baby Shark, otherwise known as the song you’ll never quite get out of your head, makes for a fun costume that the whole family can enjoy.

Adult Daddy Shark Costume Hoodie

SHOP IT: Spirit Halloween, $35

Ashley O

Pink Bob Wig.

Grab a pink wig, an all-white outfit, and you’ve got an easy costume for Miley Cyrus’ turn as Ashley O in the latest season of Black Mirror.

SHOP IT: Party City, $25

Elton John

Rocketman Elton John Dodgers Baseball Costume.

An extravagant icon in his own right, expect to see more Eltons around than usual thanks to the appeal of 2019’s Rocketman movie.

SHOP IT: eBay, $92

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