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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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, and even add some more fake blood with this at-home recipe.
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!