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The Best Movie Halloween Costumes for 2018

It’s the first day of October, which also means that it’s the first day of Halloween! If you’re anything like me, you’ve been thinking about your costume since August, but you just can’t decide. Why not take some inspo from the silver screen? Here are 13 costumes from 2018 movies that will dazzle partygoers and get you some of that sweet sweet trick-or-treat candy.

  1. Elastigirl or Violet from The Incredibles 2


Stretch your imagination and show off your curves as the thicc mama bear or her brave teenage daughter. Throw on a red t-shirt and leggings with some black shorts, along with a homemade mask and Incredibles symbol, and you’ll be fighting crime in no time.

  1. A Dora Milaje warrior from Black Panther

Marvel Studios

Maybe people forget that Black Panther came out in 2018 (SO much as happened since then), but who can forget the bold and bald baddies who protected King T’challa (and saved his ass)? Put on a tribal print dress, use a panty hose bald cap, and paint a long cardboard tube silver to look like a spear. Boom. Wakanda Forever.

  1. Donna and the Dynamos from Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again

Jonathan Prime/ Universal Studios

If you’re looking for something a bit more retro, feel the groove of the 70’s. Get two of your best gal pals and bring along a playlist of your fave ABBA songs. Raid a local thrift store for some far out bell bottoms and claim your title as the Dancing Queen, young and sweet on this Halloween.

  1. Vanellope from Ralph Breaks the Internet


Idea for an even bigger group costume: you’re Vanellope and your entire girl gang are all of the Disney Princesses who appear in the Wreck-It-Ralph sequel. Even if that doesn’t pan out, you can still add some sugary sweet flair to an oversized blue hoodie. Boom! Werk, glitch.

  1. Bryce Dallas Howard in Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom

Universal Pictures

Remember how in the first movie everyone gave Bryce Dallas Howard’s character a hard time for wearing heels during times of peril? Put your long, red hair (or wig) into a ponytail, grab your business casual, and carry around a stuffed dinosaur. (Hey, maybe you’ll meet your very own Chris Pratt this way.)

  1. Freddie Mercury from Bohemian Rhapsody

20th Century Fox

Even before Rami Malek in the upcoming movie, people have been dressing up as the legendary Queen singer for years! Short hair, white tank, skinny jeans, mustache, done! Just be warned: people will expect you to destroy “We Are the Champions” on karaoke now.

  1. A badass spy from Ocean’s 8


Just watch that whole Met Gala scene and go crazy. Run the show like Sandra Bullock. Roll up on the scene like Rihanna. Crack some codes like Awkwafina. Sunglasses, leather jacket, fanciest dress. The rest is up to you. Now go steal some jewelry.

  1. The creepy nun from The Nun

New Line Cinema

Only do this if you want to scar all of your friends and family for life.

  1. The Meg (a big ol’ shark) from The Meg

Warner Bros. Pictures

Roll up to a party with a shark fin on your head and a blue shirt and leggings. “I’m the Meg!” you’ll yell. Everyone will laugh. Everyone will understand. You will be beloved by all. You will eat a boat. (I especially recommend this if your name is Megan.)

  1. Sexy Thanos from Avengers: Infinity War

Marvel Studios

Is purple your color? Sure, you could be Black Widow or Gamora, but that’s too easy. We’ve all questioned if Thanos is hot, but on Halloween night you’ll get to prove it. You’ll be slaying exactly half of the universe.

Kait Wilbur is an aggressively optimistic individual obsessed with sitcoms, indie music, and pop culture in general. She hails from Manito, a rural wasteland in Illinois so small and devoid of life that she took up writing to amuse herself. Kait goes to Butler University to prepare for a career in advertising, but all she really wants to do is talk about TV for a living. You can find her at any given moment with her earbuds in pretending to do homework but actually looking at surrealist memes.
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