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2020 has been a weird year. If you think ghosts, bloody bandages and vampires still frighten us, think again. This year has seen us tackle a global pandemic, survive natural disasters, and protest for basic human rights. Taking into consideration our updated reality and new petrification thresholds, we’ve put together the best Halloween costume list for this year. While some are top-shelf-scary, others are to provide the much-needed comic relief. Or, to just to say a big f*ck you to this year!

1. Pandemic Party Hat

Pandemic Foam Party Virus Hat Quarantine Birthday Hat Dark Green
[Image Description: A man with white skin and a scared expression on his face wear a green hat shaped like a germ, with the words “Keep your distance.”]
Dressing as a deadly virus has never looked so good. With this foam party hat, which comes in a variety of colors, you can remind those around you of the ever-lingering COVID-19 – and to keep social distancing and wear a mask! – whilst still looking painfully frightening and funny. Or you can wear it home while watching Hocus Pocus on Netflix; whatever floats your social boat. Get it here for $ 29.99

2. Inflatable Alien Costume

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[Image Description: A large green inflatable alien holds a man with white skin, his body much smaller than the alien] Via Etsy
Honestly, this costume is genius. Nothing like an optical illusion to get your friends laughing. And also, isn’t it just the perfect allusion to “on this season of earth” meme series? Get it here for $44.09

3. VSCO Girl

Oversized Satin Silk Extra Large Scrunchie XXL Big image 0
[Image Description: A woman holds her hands over her eyes, with scrunchies of varying colors on her arms and hair] Via Etsy.
Are VSCO girls still a thing? If not, make sure this trend has a comeback with this oversized scrunchie! Complete it with a hydro flask (or any water bottle decorated with quirky stickers) and your favorite oversized T-shirt. Get it here for $9.00

4. Morticia Addams from The Addams Family

Woman wearing long, black Mortitia Addams themed dress and posing with her hand under chin
[Image Description: Woman wearing long, black Mortitia Addams themed dress and posing with her hand under chin.] via Etsy
A classic Halloween costume that’s relevant every year, tbh. You can’t ever go wrong with a Morticia Addams outfit. All you need is some heavy gothic makeup and long dark hair. Your costume is sure to be a success. Get it here for $101.47

5. It’s Britney Bitch

Custom Made Britney Spears Inspired Red Stretch Vinyl Catsuit image 0
[Image Description: A woman with white skin wears a red leather catsuit and black boots, with her hand on her hip] Via Etsy
2020 has us understanding Britney‘s meltdown of 2007. Let’s show our empathy for our Pop Queen by wearing her iconic, squeaky red body suit. Get it here for $125.00

6. Ms. Frizzle from The Magic School Bus

[Image description: Navy blue dress with cartoon solar system print including moons, suns and planets.]
[Image description: Navy blue dress with cartoon solar system print including moons, suns and planets.] via Etsy
Remember Ms. Frizzle from The Magic School Bus? Dress up as this happy-go-lucky 4th-grade science teacher if you want to pull off a light-hearted, quirky costume. The dress is loose-fitting and it falls just below the knees, making it comfortable for a range of activities. Get it here for $44.89

7. Maternity Couple Skeleton Shirts

[Image Description: A man and a woman wear black shirts with skeleton prints on them. The woman's shirt has a baby skeleton in the stomach area and the man's has a beer, a burger and fries.]
[Image Description: A man and a woman wear black shirts with skeleton prints on them. The woman’s shirt has a baby skeleton in the stomach area and the man’s has a beer, a burger and fries.] via Etsy
It would be a shame if a pregnant couple didn’t take advantage of these fun 100% cotton shirts. Maybe Halloween is the perfect opportunity for a pregnancy announcement. Get it here for 29.88

 

8. Margot Tenenbaum

A blonde faux-fur coat hung on a mannequin, with light blue pants underneath
[Image Description: A blonde faux-fur coat hung on a mannequin, with light blue pants underneath] Via Etsy
Every day I wake up and ask myself, what would Margot Tenenbaum do? With this faux-fur coat, we’re one step closer to our goal. Get it here for $94.71

9. The Sims

 Two women with white skin and bright colored hair have diamonds floating on their heads
[Image Description: Two women with white skin and bright colored hair have diamonds floating on their heads] Via Etsy
Sul Sul! This Halloween you can turn into a character from your favorite video game, your simself! Get it here for $33.82

10. FBI Agent

[Image Description: a navy jacket, a maroon jacket and a black jacket that all have yellow font saying 'FBI' on the pocket and back area.] via Esty
[Image Description: a navy jacket, a maroon jacket and a black jacket that all have yellow font saying ‘FBI’ on the pocket and back area.] via Esty
Throw on a pair of sunglasses, order this jacket, and boom! You’re instantly an FBI agent. Get it here for $37.99

11. Daenerys Targaryen

A woman with white skin and blonde hair wears a black cloak. Next to this image is the black cloak on a mannequin
[Image Description: A woman with white skin and blonde hair wears a black cloak. Next to this image is the black cloak on a mannequin] Via Etsy
I still don’t like to acknowledge the last season of Game of Thrones, with the way they did Daenerys dirty, but won’t it be fun to reverse all that by becoming the Mother of Dragons for a day? Get it here for $119.90

12. Post Malone

[Image Description: a collage of black temporary tattoos with an image of Post Malone smiling in the background.] via Etsy
[Image Description: a collage of black temporary tattoos with an image of Post Malone smiling in the background. ] via Etsy
It’s time for Post Malone fans to have their moment. This temporary tattoo set mimics every single one of his tattoos, including the tiny finger tats. Channel your inner Post Malone and look amazing on Halloween. Get it here for $34.99

13. Pennywise from IT

[Image Description: White Pennywise costume with red buttons on the torso, frills and puffy sleeves.]
[Image Description: White Pennywise costume with red buttons on the torso, frills and puffy sleeves.] via Etsy
Clowns have always been a little creepy, and Pennywise is no different. This intricate costume comes with a bowtie, gloves, a top, wristlets and pumpkin pants. It’s the perfect Halloween costume for someone who’s eager to try out some terrifying clown makeup. Get it here for $115

14. My Spooky Halloween Mask

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[Image Description: A white T with the words “My Spooky Halloween Mask”]. Via Etsy
If you’re the type of person who prefers minimal effort but maximum effect when it comes to dress-ups, then this is the graphic T for you. Because, honestly, what is scarier than a death-defying, surgical mask? Don’t forget to wear your actual, surgical mask as well, for maximum effect. Get it here for $16.99

15. This is My Halloween Mask Face Mask

Halloween Skull & Cross Bones Reusable Face Mask image 0
[Image Description: A black mask with the words “This is my Halloween Mask”]. Via Etsy
This reusable, material mask shares the same concept with the Number 15 above. Perhaps you’ll get more use out of this one on the daily. Get it here for $7.19

16. Christina Aguilera Costume

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[Image Description: A girl wearing the same red and white striped costume as Christina Aguilera juxtaposed with her]. Via Etsy
This costume is honestly everything. While Xtina ain’t scary, back in the early naughties she kinda used to be. Her groundbreaking “dirty” music video was on the precipice of womXn empowerment. Plus she also takes us back to a simpler time. A time without global warming or Brexit. *sigh* Get it here for $100

17. Inflatable Unicorn Costume

Eds Industries Inflatable Blow up Unicorn Full Body Suit image 0
[Image Description: A girl in an inflatable unicorn costume with gold hat]. Via Etsy
Just a cute, whacky costume that screams “hey I’ve got so much anxiety but sometimes wine, facemasks and cute unicorns help distract me from that”. Get it here for $84.99

18. Renaissance Woman

 A mannequin displays a green dress with a brown bodice
[Image Description: A mannequin displays a green dress with a brown bodice] Via Etsy
2020 is broken, so why not pretend to go back to the 15th century? Get it here for $41.90

19. Daphne from Scooby-Doo!

A mannequin displays a purple dress with white lining and a green scarf
[Image Description: A mannequin displays a purple dress with white lining and a green scarf] Via Etsy
Daphne’s undergone quite a few wardrobe transformations over the past few years, but her purple dress and head still remain iconic! Get it here for $75

20. Light up Stick Figure Costume

Economy DIY Kids Light Up Stick Figure Kit ONLY 19.95 Some image 0
[Image Description: Glow in the dark stickman made by reels of luminescent lights.] via Etsy
Okay, these are seriously cool. If you’re a TikToker, you need one of these to make some awesome, coordinated dances with your friends who all have different colors, of course. Get it here for $24.95

21. Cher’s Clueless Outfit

SALE Cher's Clueless Outfit Yellow Tartan Plaid Fancy image 0
[Image Description: Cher’s iconic yellow plaid outfit juxtaposed with a scene of her from the movie Clueless]. Via Etsy
Another reminder of the good ol days, Cher’s iconic wardrobe has made a recent comeback in fashion nostalgia. Get it here for $67.65

22. Pothead Hat

Pot Head Funny Pun Adult Halloween Costume perfect as image 1
[Image Description: A girl with a literal pot of flowers on her head]. Via Etsy
Another clever way to express your weed-smoking habits to those who will catch on. And at least grandma can assume you’re just flower-power or something… Get it here for $103

23. Deer in the Headlights Duo

[Image Description: Woman wearing black glasses and headlights in her bust area and a man wearing a deer head piece.] via Etsy
[Image Description: Woman wearing black glasses and headlights in her bust area and a man wearing a deer head piece.] via Etsy
Duo costumes are always a good time. You’ll have to stick together in order for the costumes to make sense, but it’s a funny one that might just win you a best costume competition or two. Get it here for $82

24. Donald Trump Pet Wig

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[Image Description: a dog wearing a tiny, messy blonde wig]. Via Etsy
Dressing your dog up for Halloween is so on-brand for millennials and Gen-Z. Why not stick it to Donald Trumpkin whilst doing so? This wig is the perfect way to make your cute pup the scariest-looking dog in the neighborhood. Get it here for $16.99

25. Plague Doctor Costume 

[Image Description: A black, pointed mask covers a black ensemble] Via Etsy
Well, the pandemic doesn’t seem to be going away any time soon. So why not dress up in this period-appropriate outfit, and live your medieval dreams this Halloween? Get it here for $25

26. Snow White’s Seven Dwarves

Seven T-shirts in varying colors have the titles: Doc, Dopey, Bashful, Sleepy, Happy, Grumpy, Sneezy
[Image Description: Seven T-shirts in varying colors have the titles: Doc, Dopey, Bashful, Sleepy, Happy, Grumpy, Sneezy] Via Etsy
Perfect for larger friend groups who don’t want to make too much of an effort! Bonus points if you get someone to dress up as Snow White, and bonus bonus points if you all walk in the same order as the Disney films. Get it here for $9.99

27. The Bride from Kill Bill

 A yellow jumpsuit with black lining
[Image Description: A yellow jumpsuit with black lining] Via Etsy
*Kill Bill sirens* Get it here for $29.99

28. Giant Sushi

: A man, facing sideways, wears a white ensemble with a giant pink sushi on his back
[Image Description: A man, facing sideways, wears a white ensemble with a giant pink sushi on his back] Via Etsy
The Halloween costume of my dreams! And super simple to wear too, all you have to do is tie a belt. Perfect for making your friends and family laugh. Get it here for $49.41

29. Rihanna

 A woman with tan skin and dark hair wears a silver jumpsuit with a matching cap and a fur stole.
[Image Description: A woman with tan skin and dark hair wears a silver jumpsuit with a matching cap and a fur stole.] Via Etsy
In this house we stan Rihanna and all of her iconic looks. Get it here for $68

 30. Merida from Brave

A mannequin displays a green, old-fashioned dress
[Image Description: A mannequin displays a green, old-fashioned dress] Via Etsy
Our favorite Disney film! And a vastly underrated princess, might we add! Get it here for $169

31. Hot Sauce Packets

T-shirts of the colors black, red, orange, yellow, maroon, and green are displayed, with the text Diablo, Fire, Hot, Mild, Fire Roasted, and Verde written respectively
[Image Description: T-shirts of the colors black, red, orange, yellow, maroon, and green are displayed, with the text Diablo, Fire, Hot, Mild, Fire Roasted, and Verde written respectively] Via Etsy
Another great way to match with your friends! Without being too obvious. Get it here for $15.99

32. Bob’s Burgers Family mask set

Family Burger Mask Set Cartoon masks family Halloween masks image 0
[Image Description: Masks of Bob’s Burgers characters’ faces] Via Etsy
Fun for the whole family. And an easy, safe, alternative to face paint. All you need are the outfits and the TV show dress-up is complete! Get them here for $12

33. Punny WAP T-shirt

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[Image Description: A girl with purple hair wears a purple T with the words “Wap. Witches and Potions”]. Via Etsy
Ah, WAP. One of the only good things to come out of this year. Commemorate the modern womxn’s anthem by giving WAP a Halloween-apt meaning. Get it here for $21.59

34. Glow in the Dark Skeleton Costume

Glow in the Dark Skeleton Costume Woman Skeleton Leggings image 0
[Image Description: Girl wears glow in the dark skeleton costume with skeleton makeup] Via Etsy
Skeleton costumes are usually quite cliché. But a glow in the dark costume will be sure to turn some heads. Get it here for $15.99

35. M&Ms Duo or Packet

M&M T Shirt M and M T Shirt Group Family Halloween Costume T image 0
[Image Description: Two girls in red and blue oversized Ts with ‘M’ on them, with ribbons in hair to match] Via Etsy
If you’re lucky enough to still be near your best friend, this costume would be absolutely adorable if you want to match. Get it here for $9.89

36. Dragon Wings

[Image Description: Woman wearing green dragon wings, a black body suit and makeup.] via Etsy
[Image Description: Woman wearing green dragon wings, a black body suit and makeup.] via Etsy
Wing set costumes are super easy to work with. Wear these wings and get creative with the rest of your outfit, or match with someone wearing a Targaryen costume. The dragon wings can be worn with an everyday outfit too. They’re ideal for someone with not much time to get ready. Get yours here for $50

37. Crayon Set T-Shirts

[Image Description: Two parents and their young son and daughter wear crayon themed t-shirts.] via Etsy
[Image Description: Two parents and their two children wear crayon themed t-shirts.] via Etsy
These adorable crayon t-shirts are the perfect family costume. Keep things simple and easy, while still enjoying the experience of dressing up for Halloween. Get yours here for $17.99

38. Muscle Woman

[Image Description: Woman wearing a full bodysuit with a print of muscles inside the body.] via Etsy
[Image Description: Woman wearing a full bodysuit with a print of muscles inside the body.] via Etsy
This is an effortless full-body costume that not many people will have. The original tattoo-style design makes it fun, unique, and daring. If you’re looking for a stand-out Halloween costume, this is a great option. Get yours here for $80.50

39. No Costume This Year Shirt

Funny Halloween Shirt No Costume This Year 2020 Is Scary image 0
[Image Description: Black T with the words “No costume this year – 2020 is scary enough” against a background of mini pumpkins.] via Etsy
Truer words have never been spoken. Scarier than any monster out there is the fact that there’s still a couple of months of 2020 left. Get yours here for $15.39 

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