24 Most Popular Halloween Costumes for 2019
Whether you’re heading to a Halloween party or on trick-or-treat duty, these costumes inspired by the year’s hottest movies, TV shows, video games, and cultural trends are fun for the whole family.
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Steve and Robin ‘Scoops Ahoy’ Uniforms from Stranger Things
Ever since Stranger Things fan faves Steve Harrington and Robin Buckley discovered an ominous Russian lab lurking within Scoops Ahoy, where they’d been spending their summer serving up sundaes, the duo’s perfectly kitschy Good Ship Lollipop style has become iconic. Grab your sweetie and dress up in his and hers nautical-themed ice cream parlor uniforms, complete with Steve and Robin nametags and branded sailor’s caps, and cast off to the summer of ’85. Find out the truth behind these 14 spooky Halloween superstitions and how they came to haunt us.
Celeste from the ’70s disco party in Big Little Lies
The Monterey moms of Big Little Lies love a good costume party, so die-hard fans know just what to do once October 31st rolls around. The show’s first season put the spotlight on Audrey and Elvis trivia night, but this season it’s all about the ’70s disco party. You can go ahead and pick your favorite, but we’ve got ours, and it’s the rainbow-striped number worn by Celeste (Nicole Kidman), who expertly accessorized with a braided headband and hot pink gogo boots. It’s a far out look for a Halloween dancing queen.
Elton John from Rocketman
One of the most popular Halloween costumes of 2019 pays homage to one of the summer’s hottest movies, Rocketman. The film features some of Elton John’s most outrageous onstage get-ups, like the splashy, sequin-covered baseball uniform the musician wore during his two historic sold-out concerts at Los Angeles’ Dodgers Stadium in 1975. Go full-glam in this sparkly jumpsuit, belt, and cap set, then pop on a pair of oversized shades to complete the star’s signature look. Here’s why we celebrate Halloween in the first place.
The official earworm—uh, we mean anthem—of 2019 happens to make an adorable Halloween costume for tiny trick-or-treaters. “Baby Shark,” the popular song about a family of sharks that’s sung by a chorus of children, has actually been around since about 2017. But as parents of toddlers know all too well, the tune truly sunk its teeth into pop culture this year. This comfortable, colorful romper even comes with a sound chip that plays the original song—just so everyone knows it’s not any old shark, do do do-do-do-do. These are 15 Halloween etiquette rules you probably don’t know about.
Rey from Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker
As Star Wars superfans eagerly await the December release of The Rise of Skywalker—the franchise’s ninth installment—Jedi knights in training can channel the Force this Halloween in head-to-toe Rey regalia, just like the film’s beloved superheroine. The polyester costume comes with a drapey top, elastic waist pants, sleeves, a waist pouch, and a single cuff. Just don’t enter the fray without your lightsaber!
Prince Harry and Pregnant Meghan Markle
With the anticipation of sweet baby Archie, royal “it” couple Prince Harry and (pregnant) Meghan Markle officially became two of the best Halloween costumes of 2019. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have given us plenty of fashion-forward looks to choose from, but none looked quite as fitting as parents-to-be. Pair these life-like two-dimensional masks with your Sunday best, slip a fake baby bump under your frock, and strut like you’re about to board a private jet to Frogmore Cottage.
Iron Man from Avengers: Endgame
Little superheroes can go incognito this Halloween while celebrating the latest Avengers installment in a head-to-toe armored suit that’s officially licensed in partnership with Marvel Studios. This Iron Man jumpsuit is the real deal, from its “titanium” mask right down to its red shoe covers. But its gold arms and legs are what really distinguishes this costume as the Mark 85 design that Iron Man rocks in Endgame. After all, details are important when it comes to saving the universe from destruction.
Brite Bomber and Dark Voyager from Fortnite
You might be able to pry your gamers away from the console for a day, but there’s not much you can do to curb their Fornite fascination. So you might as well encourage them to team up for some real-life adventure. Brite Bomber and Dark Voyager are two of the most popular skins in the game, and these kid-sized costumes are right on point, as they’re officially licensed products. Brite Bomber’s purple jumpsuit-and-pink crop top costume comes with every accessory but the boots (anyone else getting Rainbow Brite vibes?), and Dark Voyager’s futuristic spacesuit costume includes a helmet with attached visor. Here’s how Halloween is celebrated around the world. (We’re guessing it’s not by dressing up as Fortnite characters!)
Mr. Rogers from A Beautiful Day In the Neighborhood
Won’t you be the neighbor who dresses up as America’s most beloved children’s TV host this Halloween? With the late icon’s biopic hitting theaters in October, it’s perfect timing to step into Mr. Rogers’ tennis shoes. In fact, those and a pair of gray pants are all that’s missing from this sweet costume, which includes that famous knit cardigan along with two hand puppets from the Land of Make Believe and even a vinyl hairpiece to mimic the man’s salt-and-pepper mane.
Forky from Toy Story 4
Toy Story 4 hit theaters this summer with brand new character Forky making his screen debut. Bonnie’s new favorite toy, a spork with googly eyes, joins the toy crew for a road trip adventure and breathes new life into the classic franchise. This kids’ costume comes with a white jumpsuit, red fuzzy gloves to replicate Forky’s pipe-cleaner limbs, and a mask featuring the character’s big blue smile. What really happened to Andy’s dad in Toy Story?
The saga of this washed-up, cynical humanoid horse actor is about to air its sixth season on Netflix, so this should be the year you finally get your hooves on that Bojack Horseman costume. All you need is a blazer and some casual duds, including a pair of red Converse sneakers. And, of course, this officially licensed horse mask with Bojack’s exact markings. Consider adding a pair of aviator sunglasses like the ones the anti-hero likes to wear when he’s cruising around in his convertible.
Five-time Olympic medalist Simone Biles pulled off an incredible stunt during the 2019 U.S. Gymnastics Championships in Missouri, becoming the first gymnast ever to land a double-twisting, double somersault dismount off the balance beam. (Yes, we’re out of breath just reading that too!) Encourage your budding athlete to be a winner this Halloween by rocking this firecracker-patterned leotard, designed by Biles herself.
Meredith Grey from Grey’s Anatomy
It’s been a long run for this beloved TV show—in fact, the airing of Grey’s Anatomy‘s final two seasons, 15 and 16, will make it the longest-running primetime medical drama in history. With Meredith Grey’s tenure at Seattle Grace Mercy West Hospital coming to a bittersweet close, this blue medical scrubs set makes the perfect farewell Halloween costume. Pick her. Choose her. Love her. And add a white lab coat if it’s chilly.
Admit it: the only person cooler than Keanu Reeves is Keanu Reeves as John Wick. In the 2019 installment, John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum, the international hitman has become a target himself—and the character undoubtedly one of the best Halloween costumes of 2019. And since Halloween lands on a Thursday this year, it’s also the perfect office-to-party choice. Just pop on this blood-spattered mask without changing out of your suit and tie.
Master Chief and Cortana from Halo: Master Chief Collection
This year, the popular video game series Halo: Master Chief Collection launched on PC, much to the delight of gamers everywhere. The 26th century-era protagonist is a Spartan leader decked out in futuristic military fatigues, and this full-body costume comes complete with a half mask and muscles built into the torso. The costume of Cortana, the artificial intelligence character and sometime love interest of Master Chief, comes with a skintight purple jumpsuit. Top it off with a matching purple wig and you’re both ready for battle.
This high school drama, now in its fourth season, made Archie comics appealing to a whole new generation of teens and brought sweetheart Betty Cooper and Veronica Lodge into the 21st century. This blue, white, and yellow cheerleader uniform is the perfect costume for Betty and Veronica fangirls and even has the school’s initial emblazoned across the front. Cheer pom poms and cute boyfriends are sadly not included.
Mario and Princess Peach from Super Mario Maker 2
Some classic characters never quite lose their pop culture appeal. Among them are Mario and Princess Peach from Super Mario Maker 2, one of 2019’s bestselling video games. Make this beloved Nintendo duo come to life this Halloween by dressing up your own little characters as Super Mario Land royalty. Mario’s costume is worth it for the adorable stick-on mustache alone, and Princess Peach’s outfit is sweet as can be with a sculpted amulet on the dress and a regal tiara. This was the most popular toy the year you were born.
Maleficent: Mistress of Evil, the sequel to the Disney film that cast Angelina Jolie as the vengeful dark fairy, hits theaters just in time for Halloween. This elaborate get-up will be a shoo-in at any costume contest in town. Its long, black dress features extra-wide bell sleeves and sculpted shoulders, but the horned headpiece is the true showstopper. The fairy’s ominous staff is sold separately, and both are officially licensed by Disney.
Mr. Potato Head from Toy Story
The late, beloved comedian Don Rickles continued to voice Mr. Potato Head in Toy Story 4, thanks to previously recorded audio files. This playful costume can go right over any regular outfit and comes in both kid and adult sizes. Long live everyone’s favorite anthropomorphic potato!