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73 Best Halloween Costumes That Will Be Hard to Top

These top Halloween costume ideas for 2021 will make everyone shriek with delight!

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collage of halloween costumesCourtesy @t4trash_/Instagram, Courtesy Dream a Little Bigger, via studiodiy.com, Courtesy Kiera Please

The most creative costumes this year

Want to make sure that your 2021 Halloween costume will go down in the books as the best one ever? We’ve got you covered. We did a little digging and found 73 of the best Halloween costume ideas that the Internet has to offer from costumes for families, clever group costumes, and even some downright scary costumes.

Whether you have tons of time and resources to prepare for the big night or if you happen to find yourself on a tight budget and invited to a last-minute Halloween party, you’re in luck. Some of these Halloween costumes can be thrown together in just minutes while others might require a bit of time, effort, and skill. Either way, there’s something for everyone. Get ready to have the best Halloween ever!

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Cher and Dionne from Clueless Halloween costume

You’ll feel like a total Betty dressed as these iconic BFFs. Don’t miss these other best friends costumes.

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Tiana And Prince Naveen Halloween CostumeCourtesy @nikkid0__0/Instagram

Tiana and Prince Naveen Halloween costume

Unlike Tiana, you won’t have to go kissing any frogs to find your prince in this super cute Halloween costume for couples.

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Winnie the Pooh Halloween costume

You’ll look adorable dressed up as everyone’s favorite willy nilly silly old bear. If you consider yourself a Disney super fan, you’ll love these best Disney Halloween costumes.

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Diy Emojis Halloween CostumeCourtesy Primary

Emojis

Making DIY Halloween costumes for kids is a fun, cost-saving way to give them a memorable Halloween. This one, from DIY shop Primary, also makes a great group Halloween costume for your little one and their friends.

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Sprinkles Halloween Costume Love Love Love BlogCourtesy Love Love Love Blog

Sprinkles Halloween costume

I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream! Which, of course, should always be topped with rainbow sprinkles. This would also make a cute costume for a teen.

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woman wearing witch halloween costume against purple backgroundDeagreez/Getty Images

Easy witch Halloween costume

Just throw on your favorite LBD and a black hat for a classic (and last minute) costume. Bonus: It’s also cheap!

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Hot dog costume on a dogvia chewy.com

Hot dog Halloween costume

Yes, this is a Halloween costume for dogs. But this hilarious, punny costume is a must for dog parents—and it comes in six different sizes to fit your pooch perfectly.

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Sandy and Danny from Grease Halloween costume

Show off the one that you want with this easy couples costume.

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Copy Cat Halloween Costume The Thinking ClosetCourtesy The Thinking Closet

Copy cat Halloween costume

Cat lovers will get a kick out of this punny costume! Looking to dress up your actual cat? Here are 36 of the best cat costumes for Halloween.

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Thing 1 and thing 2 pregnancy halloween costumeCourtesy Jenn Sinrich

Thing 1 and Thing 2

Parents-to-be will want to show off their bump in their Halloween getup, and pregnancy Halloween costumes are a great way to do that! This one’s a classic family Halloween costume, but with a fun twist: The bun in the oven is Thing 2! You can DIY this costume by printing out the iconic “Thing 1” and “Thing 2” logos and attaching them to a maternity dress. If another family member wants in on the costume, have the Cat in the Hat join the gang like Jenn Sinrich did here.

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Ice Ice Baby Halloween costume

Have a new baby in the house? Stop, collaborate, and put together this hilarious family costume.

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Identity Thief Halloween Costume Jennyree86Courtesy @jennyree86/Instagram

Identity thief Halloween costume

This punny costume requires minimal effort and is perfect for the office!

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The Muses Halloween costume

The gospel truth is that this group costume is quick, easy, and will make you and all your friends stand out in the best way possible!

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Nerds Halloween costume

There’s never been a better time to geek out with your besties!

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Tweedledee and Tweedledum Halloween costumeChelsea Lauren/Getty Images

Tweedledee and Tweedledum Halloween costume

Red shorts, a yellow shirt, and an oversized blue bow tie are all you need to dress up as these Wonderland twins. Even get the dog involved this year with these dog Halloween costumes that are as cute as they are hilarious.

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Comic Book Character Han.glamCourtesy @han.glam/Instagram

Comic book character Halloween costume

Bam! Pow! Zap! Put your face painting skills to the test for this completely customizable costume. Want even more inspiration? Check out these 35 Halloween face paint ideas to try this year.

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Edna Halloween costumeDaniel Knighton/Getty Images

Edna Halloween costume

You’ll look incredible dressed as this beloved Disney character.

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Milk and cookies Halloween costume

We totally wouldn’t blame you for running off with the milkman. After all, there’s go better combination than milk and cookies! And nothing easier than putting this simple and adorable costume together.

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Shego from Kim Possible Halloween costume

If you’d rather play the villain, Shego is the perfect throwback! Check out more of these incredible Halloween makeup ideas to try this year.

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Flapper Halloween Costume AbeautifulmessCourtesy abeautifulmess.com

Flapper Halloween costume

This classic Halloween costume will take you some time to put together, but the finished product is so worth it!

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Queen Of Hearts Halloween Costume Allison Stock Jackalope CcCourtesy Allison Stock/Courtesy @jackalope_cc/Intsagram

Queen of Hearts Halloween costume

If anyone doesn’t appreciate this striking costume, it’s off with their heads!

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Cruella Halloween costume

Thanks to Disney’s latest movie release, Cruella is all the rage this year. Add a stuffed dalmatian—or 101—to complete this costume.

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Glinda the Good Witch Halloween costume

Hoping to get loads of candy this year? Just follow the yellow brick road—or whichever road you’ll be trick-or-treating down.

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Sailor Halloween costume

Ahoy trick-or-treaters! This costume is as cute as it is easy to make!

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Troop Beverly Hills Halloween CostumeCourtesy Jackie Giardina

Troop Beverly Hills Halloween costume

Because who doesn’t love a good nostalgia costume?

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Lucy & Ethel Halloween costume

Halloween is the perfect time to cause a little mischief, and it’s even more fun when you do it with your best friend! You’ll have a ball running around dressed as this dynamic duo.

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Miss Universe Halloween CostumeCourtesy Jackie Giardina

Miss Universe Halloween costume

Going solo this year? You can still be the center of the universe in this quick and easy costume!

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Spooky jack-o-lantern Halloween costume

We love this grown-up take on a classic costume!

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Cinderella and her evil stepsisters Halloween costume

Your dreams of winning the best 2021 Halloween costume will come true with this Disney ensemble.

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Captain Marvel and Captain America Halloween costume

Join forces with this epic couple’s costume.

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The Spice Girls Halloween costume

This group costume just makes us wannabe back in the 90s.

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Drew Barrymore in Scream Halloween costume

We love this easy costume from our favorite scary movie.

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Alice in Wonderland Halloween costume

This flirty version of Alice’s iconic blue dress will make everyone want to follow you to Wonderland.

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The Ashleys Halloween costume

You and your clique will rule the party as the OG mean girls from Disney’s Recess.

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Hocus Pocus Sisters Halloween costume

No Halloween would be complete without the Sanderson sisters!

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80s Workout Girl Halloween costume

Let’s get physical! Grab a leotard, some leg warmers, and a couple of sweatbands to complete this easy costume.

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Coraline Halloween costume

Looking for your Other Mother? You’ll have a good chance at finding her in this Coraline costume!

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Michael Meyers Halloween costume

You can’t go wrong with this classic horror character.

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Pineapple Halloween costume

It’ll only take you about 10 minutes to create this sweet costume!

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Soap and loofah Halloween costume

There are a lot of great couples costumes out there, but this one is definitely one of our favorites!

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Gift bag and birthday boy Halloween costume

As if he didn’t already know that you’re the best gift he’s ever received! Now everyone else will too, thanks to this DIY costume.

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Pacman Halloween costume

There’s no sewing required for this arcade-themed costume.

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Mary Poppins Halloween costume

There’s a good chance you already have everything you need for this classy costume.

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Bob Ross and tree costume

Who doesn’t love Bob Ross and one of his happy little trees? Add a happy little squirrel to turn this into a fun family costume!

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Cassette tape Halloween costume

Calling all children of the 80s and 90s! This cassette tape costume is our jam! Turn it into a couple’s costume by having your significant other dress up as a pencil.

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Operation Halloween costume

Family game night takes on a whole new meaning with this playful costume.

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Stranger Things Mike and Eleven Halloween costume

Has there ever been a couple more adorable than Mike and Eleven? The only thing you’ll need to complete this costume? Just a couple of empty Eggo Waffles boxes!

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1950s Mickey and Minnie Halloween costume

Disney enthusiasts will revel in this 1950s Mickey and Minnie costume!

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Soda jerk Halloween costume

It doesn’t get any simpler than this wholesome costume.

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Citrus slice Halloween costume

These bright DIY costumes will make you feel like you’ve still got a little slice of summer even among the changing leaves, chilly weather, and pumpkin spice everything.

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Powerpuff Girls Halloween costume

You don’t need superpowers to recreate this fun group costume!

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Tina and Jimmy Jr. Halloween costume

If you’re a fan of Bob’s Burgers, then this one’s for you! Not familiar with this animated sitcom? You can binge it on HULU.

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Mermaid Halloween costume

If you have some extra time on your hands and want to create something that’s as gorgeous as it is fun, then put your artistic skills to the test with this showstopping mermaid costume.

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Zenon and Nebula Halloween costume

Grab your best girl of the 21st century for this Disney throwback costume.

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Dancing emoji Halloween costume

Grab your bestie and your dancing shoes for this simple costume.

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Elle Woods Halloween costume

There’s no wrong way to dress as this brainy blonde, so long as you’re in head-to-toe pink!

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Betty and Jughead Jones Halloween costume

Whether you’re into the hit drama Riverdale or just the Archie Comics, then dressing up as Betty and Jughead is a no-brainer!

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Scarecrow Halloween costume

The scarecrow is a quintessential Halloween costume and one that’s super easy to put together yourself!

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Deviled egg Halloween costume

A white T-shirt, red cardigan, horns, and some felt are all you need to create this funny costume.

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When life gives you lemons Halloween costume

Need something last minute? This costume couldn’t be any simpler!

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Diamonds Are A Girls Best Friend Halloween CostumeCourtesy Bonnie Myers

Diamonds are a girl’s best friend Halloween costume

Channel your inner Marilyn Monroe for this glamorous getup!

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Raining men Halloween costume

Hallelujah, it’s raining men! It takes just minutes to make this star-studded costume that is sure to be a hit!

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Beetlejuice Halloween Costume Kiera PleaseCourtesy Kiera Please

Beetlejuice Halloween costume

Beetlejuice, Beetlejuice, Beetlejuice! We love this take on the ghost with the most.

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Cops and robbers family costume

If you have a large family, this is an easy, fun, and affordable option.

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Wednesday Adams Halloween costume

Scare everyone to death with this easy costume.

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Cat emoji Halloween costume

Use what you already have in your closet to dress up as your favorite emoji. Meow!

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Day Of The Dead Family Halloween Costume BrittneyroybalCourtesy @brittneyroybal/Instagram

Day of the Dead family Halloween costume

Putting together this gorgeous family costume is easier than it looks! All you need are some faux flowers and a little face paint.

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Starbucks Siren and Frappuccino Halloween costumeCourtesy Nayeli Tirado

Starbucks Siren and Frappuccino Halloween costume

Pay homage to your favorite coffee shop with this fun family costume.

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Rosie the Riveter Halloween costume

This is the perfect costume to remind everyone that strong women raise strong girls.

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Uncle Sam, Lady Liberty, and a bald eagle Halloween costume

Sure it’s Halloween and not the 4th of July, but that doesn’t mean you can’t take this opportunity to dress up and show off your patriotic side. By the way, don’t miss these top Halloween costume ideas for men.

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Two scary ghost halloween costumes in the woodsMAStockimages/Getty Images

Scary ghost Halloween costume

Feeling less than creative? Just cut two holes in a sheet, throw it over your head, and boo! You’ve got a perfect Halloween costume.

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couple dressed in Cat burglar Halloween costume at a partysvetikd/Getty Images

Cat burglar Halloween costume

Create the purr-fect couples costume in just minutes using what you already have in your closet! Cut out and attach a felt dollar sign onto an old pillowcase to complete the look.

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senior couple dressed as Tacky tourist for Halloween costumeSolStock/Getty Images

Tacky tourist Halloween costume

All you need is a Hawaiian shirt, lei, and fanny pack for this simple and colorful costume. Don’t forget to take a ton of pictures! Speaking of pictures, don’t forget to read this list of the best Halloween Instagram captions for your fabulous Halloween posts.

Next, check out these pregnant Halloween costume ideas that will help show off your baby bump. Then, take a look at these adorable baby costume ideas!

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