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September 25, 2019

Halloween is fast approaching and it’s time to start thinking of your costume for this year!

So much happened in 2019, and there’s a plethora of great options to choose from. Here are my predictions for best/most popular/weirdest halloween costume trends that we’re bound to be seeing all over the internet in the next month.

1. Fab Five

Credit: Variety

This is an easy one. Have a group of four other friends? Glam up and dress as the Fab 5 from Queer Eye. All you need is a french tuck and some attitude. Have a 6th person? Give them a makeover at the party. Yas, queen!

2. Mary Louise in Big Little Lies

Credit: HBO

Another group option with a very different vibe is the Monterey Five from Big Little Lies. I mean, who wouldn’t want to channel their inner Renata? However, Meryl Streep stole the show this season with her portrayal of Mary Louise, making this my top costume from the show. You’ll need a grey wig, a patterned scarf, and a mean streak. 

3. Steve Harrington’s sailor costume

Credit: Netflix

Pretty much everyone has seen Stranger Things, right? Bad boy turns… sailor at an ice cream shop? Cute AND culturally relevant.

4. Captain Marvel

Credit: Marvel

Marvel’s first female superhero movie was released this year. Of course, this was met with tons of backlash, with critics leaving poor reviews online before the film even came out. Needless to say, this badass babe will be a hot Halloween trend this year.

5. Sexy Mr. Rogers

Credit: Yandy

Uhhhhh, what?? Mr Rogers, the soft-spoken TV persona we all loved as children, has been turned into a sexy halloween costume. Yep, you heard that right. Hollywood made a movie about his life earlier this year, bringing our sweet, calm friend back into the spotlight, so now this is happening…

6. Freddie Mercury

The box office hit Bohemian Rhapsody was released at the end of 2018, narrowly missing the opportunity to be a costume highlight for last year’s festivities. This year, you can be your own Freddie from Queen! Grab a fake mustache (or grow your own, if you can!), a white tank, and prepare to sing clips of Bohemian Rhapsody allllll night.

7. Lil Nas X in Old Town Road

Credit: Old Town Road Music Video

Ok ok this song blew UP! Find yourself a bedazzled, fringe-y jacket and large cowboy hat and you, too, can ride till you can’t no more. Bonus points if you have a partner to dress as Billy Ray Cyrus.

8. Avengers

Credit: Rebrn

The Avengers ended this year, and it was a big deal. I haven’t seen it, but really you could be the most poorly done version of any character and people would still recognize it. Um, Hulk smash!! 

9. IT (Pennywise)

Credit: Spirit Halloween (l) & Leg Avenue (r)

Scary clown or… sexy Pennywise? Why, just why….. (also, that balloon is totally photoshopped onto her hand. Just saying.)

10. Detective Pikachu

Credit: AliExpress

This lil guy has been around forever, and I’m sure you knew at least one kid who went as him (it?) for halloween in your youth. Well this year he got a major upgrade as Detective Pikachu. Add a hat and magnifying glass to any Pikachu costume for the full effect! Again, you have the option of cozy or sexy with this one… 

Lastly, if you’re looking for something reallllly terrifying,  check out the cast of the Today Show dressed up as the peanuts. Actual nightmare fuel!

Happy Halloween! Stay spooky <3

About the Author

Natalie Abernethy

As a graphic designer at ChatterBlast, Natalie has a love for color and typography and is happiest when using her visual skills to tell a story. When she’s not busy creating, you can find her at the art museum or walking around South Philly with big headphones and a La Croix.

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