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Who Should You Be for Halloween 2016?

It’s finally October, which means it’s about time that you start planning your Halloween costume. But what on earth are you going to wear? We’ve got you covered with costumes inspired by the hottest T.V. shows, movies, and video games from 2016.

Eleven – Stranger Things

Undoubtedly, Stranger Things inspired costumes will be the hit of this year’s Halloween. Get ready to stare at a lot of strangers with blood running down your nose. The best part about this costume is that you’ll always a snack on hand- Eggo waffles!

What You Need: Blonde wig, pink dress, blue jacket, box of Eggo waffles, fake blood for nosebleeds
eleven-strangerthings

Cookie – Empire

Just in case you were looking for an excuse to break out that leopard pantsuit sitting in the back of your closet… we have the costume for you. Get your RBF ready and try to master Cookie Lyon’s fierce attitude this Halloween.

What You Need: Leopard print, faux fur, anything with sequins, bold lipstick, fake nails

cookie-lyon-empire

Deadpool – Marvel

Forget your Spiderman and Batman costumes because Deadpool is the superhero costume of the year. Memorize a few of Deadpool’s signature one-liners and call it a day!

What You Need: Deadpool mask, red pants, red shirt, plastic gun, one sassy attitude

deadpool-fireplace

The Chanels – Scream Queens

For the fashionistas out there, The Chanels from Scream Queens are the perfect group costume. Color coordinate your most chic outfits, grab a set of earmuffs, pearls, and maybe a bloody knife to finish off the costume.

What You Need: Heels, skirt suits, pearls, bloody plastic knife, lipstick, earmuffs (for Chanel #3)

thechanels-screamqueens

Harley Quinn – Suicide Squad

If you’re looking for a costume where you can wear pigtails and carry around a bat at the same time, Harley Quinn is your girl! Portray Margot Robbie’s version from this year’s Suicide Squad.

What You Need: Daddy’s Little Monster t-shirt, pigtails, pink and blue hair dye, baseball bat, red lipstick, bubblegum

harleyquinn

Blanche – Pokémon Go

Catch Pokémon and candy this Halloween by dressing up as Blanche, one of our favorites from the Pokémon Go game. Not only will you be dressed up as the leader of Team Mystic, but you will get to wear comfortable leggings all night – win, win!

What You Need: Blue trench coat, dark blue leggings, long hair white wig, Poké ball
blanche-pokemongo

The Ghostbusters – Ghostbusters

If you’re looking for a costume idea…who ya gonna call? GHOSTBUSTERS! This year is the perfect time to bring back this classic costume because of the female reboot that came out in July. If you can master Kate McKinnon’s hair from the movie, you’ll get some major bonus points in our book.

What You Need: Ghostbusters pantsuit or t-shirt, black boots, plastic gun

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Fancy Dogs – Sausage Party

Presenting: the easiest group costume in the world. All you need is a hot dog suit and a few friends to get this party started!

What You Need: Hot Dog Costume, “Fancy Dogs” sign

sausageparty

Pablo Escobar – Narcos

Halloween is all about villains and heroes- Pablo Escobar personifies both. With Narcos‘ second season’s recent release, this costume is bound to be a hit! Carry around a sack of flour and a bag full of money to hit it out of the ballpark.

What You Need: Sack of flour (fake cocaine), fake money, stick on mustache, button up shirt, curly brown hair wig, plastic gun
pabloescobar-narcos

McCree – Overwatch

McCree from Overwatch takes the cowboy look to the next level. If you’ve been searching for an opportunity to walk around with a cigar in your mouth and not shave for a few weeks- we have the costume for you!

What You Need: Wide-rimmed brown hat, plastic gun, red cape or shawl, brown gloves, fake cigar
mccree_overwatch

Doctor Strange – Marvel

Two Marvel characters made our Halloween list this year. None other than Benedict Cumberbatch will be playing Doctor Strange in the upcoming movie, which will be released in November. Master his brooding look and you’re all set.

What You Need: Red cape, blue shirt, blue pants, handlebar mustache, Eye of Agamotto necklace

doctor-strange

Nathan Drake – Uncharted

Dress up as your favorite Uncharted character, Nathan Drake! Let’s be real- no one pulls off a scarf like our man, Nathan Drake. This costume is an easy, last-minute option because it’s pretty minimal.

What You Need: White button down shirt, blue scarf, jeans, shoulder holster, fake gun, and a whole lot of dirt
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Whoever you dress up as this year, be safe and have a happy Halloween!


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Ariana Snow

Ariana is the Lifestyles & Entertainment Community Manager for Fandom. She is passionate about three things in life - sandwiches, pie, and binge-watching Netflix.

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