Best Halloween Costumes That Will Inspire You to Get Creative This Year

Not sure which of these great costumes to dress up as this year? Whatever your budget or personal style, there’s a scary-good idea for you (and your significant other or friend group!). From your favorite celebrities — like the queen of Halloween Heidi Klum (she’s on here multiple times, don’t worry) — to our own editors, these creative and unique Halloween costume ideas will get your creative process started for your best Halloween yet. And while you’re at it, don’t forget to check out GH’s Halloween 2020 Costume Guide, because it’s scary good.

Bob Ross and a Happy Little Tree Halloween Costume

Because every Halloween party could use some “happy little trees” from Bob Ross!

Joker Halloween Costume

This unique spin on Joaquin Pheonix’s Joker from the 2019 movie is a total winner — especially with that neon green hair and spot-on makeup

Bread Winner Halloween Costume

Everyone loves a good old pun costume — especially if it involves carrying multiple loaves of bread to the Halloween bash

Beyonce and Jay-Z Halloween Costume

Let’s just say that Ciara and Russell Wilson totally nailed it as Queen Bey and Jay-Z for Halloween last year.

Cloud and Rainbow Halloween Costume

You can’t have a rainbow without some rain, after all! This adorable mother-daughter duo costume will add some color to your Halloween

Pennywise Halloween Costume

We have to say that Demi Lovato makes a great (and terrifying) Pennywise from the movie It. Don’t forget the red balloon, of course!

Elle Woods Halloween Costume

We love this pretty-in-pink Elle Woods costume from Legally Blonde that Kim Kardashian wore. (Just make sure to bend and snap!)

‘Men In Black’ Halloween Costume

Here’s an easy last-minute costume for couples or BFFs: Just put on your best black suit, a tie, and a pair of sunglasses to recreate the iconic look from Men In Black!

Ashitaka and San from ‘Princess Mononoke’ Halloween Costume

We’re totally stealing this creative couples costume idea from Barbara Palvin and Cole Sprouse, who killed it as the characters Ashitaka and San from the Studio Ghibli film Princess Mononoke.

Farmers Market Family Halloween Costume

This adorable DIY family costume calls for one farmer in overalls, alongside some of the best veggies and fruits!

Sandy Halloween Costume

‘Grease’ is definitely the word! Model Gigi Hadid stole the show with this stunning post-makeover Sandy costume from Greaseback in 2015, and we honestly haven’t been the same ever since.

Queen of Hearts Halloween Costume

Here’s a genius tip: Use basic playing cards to create an eye-popping collar fit for a queen.

Barbie Halloween Costume

She’s a Barbie girl, in a Barbie world! An icon dressed as an icon when Beyoncé went as Barbie for Halloween in 2016.

Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip Halloween Costume

She’s queen of Twitter, so it’s only natural that Chrissy Teigen dressed up as the Queen of England in 2018.

Green With Envy Halloween Costume

We’re suckers for an adorable, punny couples Halloween costume. With a green and white shirt, you’re just four letters away from one of the best (not to mention, easiest) costumes ever.

Temptation of Eve Halloween Costume

Heidi Klum’s annual Halloween bash is a big Hollywood ticket every year. Back in 2006, she went with a bible-inspired look depicting the temptation of Eve.

Dolores and Teddy Halloween Costume

Dolores and Teddy from Westworld are not here for your entertainment.

Na’vi Halloween Costume

Cynthia Erivo went full Na’vi for Heidi Klum’s 17th Annual Halloween Party in 2016.

Patrick Bateman Halloween Costume

This guy got a bit messy putting together his American Psycho costume for New York City’s Halloween Parade.

Will, Carlton, and Jazzy Jeff Halloween Costume

These Fresh Prince costumes would take top prize in West Philly, Bel-Air, and everywhere in between.

Alien Halloween Costume

A three-year-old Chihuahua named Pony channeled Alien with its human companion at the annual Dog Halloween Costume Competition in Tompkins Square Park in New York City.

Xenomorph Halloween Costume

speaking of Alien, this person at the West Hollywood Halloween Carnival took their Xenomorph costume to the next level.