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Creative Pop Culture Inspired Halloween Costumes

This article is written by a student writer from the Her Campus at Fairfield chapter.

‘Tis the season for PSLs and Halloween movie marathons with your besties.  It’s finally ~spooky season~ once again and we are totally here for it. TBH, there is really no better time of the year in college than Halloweekend — a weekend spent dressing up as whatever thrills you while having fun with your friends. Whether you’re thinking of dressing up with your #squad this Halloween or you’re choosing to dress up solo, here are some trendy and exciting pop culture inspired costumes to stir your imagination!


1. “God Is a Woman”


In response to Ariana Grande’s beautiful music video for “God is a Woman,” channel your inner #FierceAF girl boss persona and dress as this iconic image.  For a super easy look, paint parts of a nude bodysuit purple, blue, and yellow. Also, wear intense cat-eye eyeliner and purple lipstick with vines on your body.


2.  The Fab Five


The Fab Five has impacted the lives of many with their truly tear-jerking show Queer Eye. Dressing as this fab squad is a perfect group costume for you and your besties.  Dress as the member you feel you’re most similar to in style and personality. Wearing a bomber jacket as Karamo or accentuated fabulous hair for Jonathan will have you serving looks this Halloweekend!


3. Tide Pods


For a super easy costume this year, why not be a Tide Pod?  Tide Pods have been at the center of popular culture this year, so recognize the facts and embrace the phenomenon not by partaking in the #TidePodChallenge, but by dressing up as the detergent. Wear blue jeans and an orange shirt, or even create a shirt of your own featuring the Tide Pod design!


4. Meghan Markle and Prince Harry


For this costume, grab your bae and dress up as the royal couple of the year.  Channel your inner English royalty style for a costume that will totally rock.


5.  Riverdale’s Betty and Veronica


For a killer bff costume, go as the iconic duo Betty and Veronica from the hit drama Riverdale. For an easy look, throw your hair into a perfect pony and wear a pink shirt with jean skirt for Betty, and a black dress with pearls for Veronica! I mean, every blonde needs a brunette bestie, right?!  


Be sure to have a spooky-fun Halloween, Stags! Make sure you take lots of pics in your stellar costumes!


Shae Cronin is a recent class of 2020 graduate from Fairfield University where she majored in Communication and double minored in Graphic Design and Public Relations. Throughout her four years at Fairfield, Shae served as a Contributing Writer as well as Trendsetter Tuesday Writer for HCFU. Along with her involvement in Her Campus, Shae has interned with The Impression, Kerri Rosenthal, and Michele Marie PR. She has a great sense of editing, writing, marketing and graphic design as well as strong interpersonal skills. She enjoys tacos, traveling, and everything fashion. Follow Shae on Instagram @shaecronin13 and check out her personal style blog: https://styledbyshae.com !
Alexis DiZenzo is a motivated Connecticut native. She attends Fairfield University where she is majoring in digital journalism and minoring in marketing. She is currently co-campus corespondent of Fairfield's Her Campus chapter. Along with managing Her Campus Fairfield, Alexis has interned with The Secured Lender Magazine, and NBC Sports. She is a contributing writer for Elite Daily as well as Thought Catalog. In the early stages of her college career, Alexis has taken the initiative to reach far among the stars and achieve goals early on. She has a great sense of editing, writing, publishing, marketing and leadership as well as strong interpersonal skills. (And a fun-loving, outgoing personality!) Alexis' favorite book (and movie) is The Great Gatsby, she lives by the words of Carrie Bradshaw and you could definitely find her on a beach, soaking up the sun. Instagram @alexisdizenzo www.alexisfdizenzo.com