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All eyes on these 23 Halloween costumes you need to know about for 2023

Collage of characters and trends for Halloween 2023.

Some Halloween costumes—think ghosts, vampires and witches—will simply always be spotted on All Hallow’s Eve (and rightfully so!). But with each new year comes new costume ideas for revelers of all ages, and we think you’ll agree, 2023 really stepped it up this year. Here are our top 23 Halloween costume ideas for kids, teens, adults and groups in no particular order. (Okay, Barbie being first is completely intentional.)


Collage of Margot Robbie from Barbie
Image: people.com

Especially great for: Kids, teens, adults, groups

In a year of blockbusters, “Barbie” is THE movie of the year (she’s everything, after all!). Many of us have long coveted this doll-of-a-billion-jobs’ extensive wardrobe, and the film only made us realize how epic her style truly is. 

Essential pieces:

Bubblegum Pink Gingham Dress

Pink Wool Beret

Pink Marabou Heels

White Retro Sunglasses


Ryan Gosling dressed as Ken
Image: bbc.com

Especially great for: Kids, teens, adults, groups

He’s just Ken. But his WARDROBE…yeah, we’re digging it. Head-to-toe neon is here—embrace it.

Essential pieces:

Malibu Pink Shorts 

Malibu Pink Jacket Vest

Malibu Print Visor

Fluorescent Green & Pink Belt Bag Set

Wednesday Addams

Jenna Ortega dressed as Wednesday Addams
Image: insider.com

Especially great for: Kids, teens, adults

“Wednesday” came out after Halloween 2022 (weird, right?), so if you’ve been not-so-patiently waiting for Halloween 2023 to rock this iconic and easy-to-recreate look, the wait is over.

Essential pieces:

Black Braided Pigtails Wig

Black Tulle Dance Dress

Batwing Umbrella

MAC Eye Shadow Palette


Image: amazon.com

Especially great for: Kids, groups

Dressing up like the coolest video game characters on the block is as easy as recycling some Amazon boxes and making a fun one-of-a-kind DIY costume! Or, you can just shop for an *official* costume on Amazon! Either way, your kids will dig this theme.

Essential pieces:

Minecraft Creeper Costume

Minecraft Ender Dragon Costume

Minecraft Zombie Costume

Minecraft Steve Costume

Ariel from The Little Mermaid

Halle Bailey dressed as Ariel.
Image: peoplesworld.org

Especially great for: Kids, teens, adults, groups

This year’s live-action version of “The Little Mermaid” is up there with Barbie in the top films of 2023, and we’re already envisioning a sea of mermaids at every Halloween party (and quite a few Ursulas, too). 

Essential pieces:

Red Wig

Mermaid Tail Skirt

Purple Sequin Tank Top

Sparkly Pink Scallop Purse with Accessories

1998 throwbacks

Britney Spears from her debut album.
Image: rollingstone.com

Especially great for: Adults, groups

In honor of Evite’s 25-year anniversary, we humbly propose paying homage to the best year ever, 1998. Some memorable pop culture moments: Britney Spears’ “…Baby One More Time,” Cher’s “Believe,” NSYNC, Spice Girls sans Ginger Spice (sob), “The Parent Trap” and butterfly everything. Start practicing your dELiA*s poses.

Essential pieces:

Britney Spears Tee

Denim Overalls

Butterfly Clips

Glitter Jelly Heel Sandals


Image from Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse.
Image: hollywoodreporter.com

Especially great for: Kids

Yet another epic film, “Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse,” is responsible for this costume rec, though we have to say, Spider-Man is a forever-cool character to dress up as.

Essential pieces:

Miles Costume

Gwen/Ghost-Spider Costume

Spider-Man 2099 Costume

Spider-Man Costume

Sesame Street

Main cast from Sesame Street.
Image: variety.com

Especially great for: Kids, groups

Hands up—who doesn’t know what Sesame Street is? Exactly. This essential childhood learning program continues to delight little ones (we even launched Sesame Street Evites this year!), and with a plethora of beloved characters to choose from, this would be a great group or family costume!

Essential pieces:

Elmo Costume

Oscar the Grouch Costume

Big Bird Costume

Abby Cadabby Costume

Indiana Jones

Still from Indiana Jones.
Image: nytimes.com

Especially great for: Teens, adults

With a new film out this year and timeless style, the one and only Indiana Jones is ready to reclaim his place as a top Halloween pick. You get to wear a cool hat and carry a whip! 

Essential pieces:

Brown Leather Jacket

Brown Fedora Hat

Leather Whip

Brown Leather Messenger Bag

Taylor Swift Eras Tour

Image of Taylor Swift performing.
Image: billboard.com

Especially great for: Teens, adults

She’s the unofficial official queen of the universe and icon of the century—and her 2023 Eras Tour simply confirms both of those statements. Featuring performances of songs from all 10 of her albums, Taylor Swift’s Eras Tour is a Swiftie’s dream come true. Dress as your fave T. Swift era or get a group together to represent all the eras. Now you’re ready for Halloween (Taylor’s Version).

Essential pieces:

Fearless: Sparkly Tasseled Dress

Lover: Sequined Bodysuit

Evermore: Orange Dress

Midnights: Fuzzy Purple Coat

Queen Charlotte

Image of India Ria Amarteifio from Queen Charlotte.
Image: brides.com

Especially great for: Teens, adults

For most of us, Halloween is our opportunity to go all out and embrace a totally different style. And dressing up like an 18th-century queen is about as different as it gets. Pinkies up, because you’re cordially invited to get your Bridgerton vibes on.

Essential pieces:

Ball Gown

Rhinestone Tiara & Earrings Set


Royal Scepter 


Still from Yellowstone.
Image: showsnob.com

Especially great for: Adults, groups, couples

On the other hand, if you’re more of an “I don’t really want a one-time-wear outfit” person, sporting some “Yellowstone”-inspired duds is a solid choice. Denim, calico, suede, boots—yep, you’ll re-wear this look.

Essential pieces:

Faux Leopard Print Coat

Slouchy Sheriff Boots

Black Cotton Jacket

Solid Black Cowboy Hat

Woodland mushrooms

Child dresses as a mushroom next to another child dressed as a snail.
Image: pinterest.com

Especially great for: Kids

Fungi are having a really big year, and it’s hard to imagine a more adorable costume for toddlers to “spore”t than this easy ensemble.

Essential pieces:

Mushroom Hat

Cream Organic Cotton Pullover

Grass Green Jogger Pants

Plush Snail Toy

“Black Panther: Wakanda Forever”

Shuri from Black Panther: Wakanda Forever.
Image: wegotthiscovered.com

Especially great for: Kids, adults, groups

This fan-favorite flick came out in November 2022 and won the Academy Award for Best Costume Design, so you know this is going to be one of the most popular (and visually stunning) costume themes for 2023.

Essential pieces:

Shuri Costume

Black Panther Claw Necklace

Okoye Costume

Shuri-Inspired Temporary Tattoos for Face

“Everything Everywhere All at Once”

Image of Michelle Yeoh from Everything Everywhere All at Once.
Image: deadline.com

Especially great for: Teens, adults, groups, couples

Award season wrapped up months ago, but our love for this unique sci-fi/adventure/googly-eye-sales-increasing film continues. The looks are eminently re-creatable, and we very much want to see this as a group costume.

Essential pieces:

Red Quilted Vest

Calico Button-Up Shirt

Googly Eyes

Hot Dogs

Eurovision 2023

Käärijä in front of Eurovision screen.
Image: radiotimes.com

Especially great for: Adults, groups

Yes, it’s a song contest that few Americans really watch (you should though), but the ’fits are Iconic with a capital I. Even if you don’t know all the lyrics to Käärijä’s song for Finland, you’ve definitely seen his look and should endeavor to rock it this Halloween. Other strong outfit contenders: LET 3 (Croatia), Gustaph (Belgium), and Loreen’s (Sweden) nails. 

Essential pieces:

Green Bolero

Faux Leather Pants

Black Spike Cuff Bracelet

Wireless Microphone

Love Is Blind + Love Island

Still from Love Is Blind with Tiffany and Brett.
Image: stylecaster.com

Especially great for: Adults, groups, couples

Fun fact: More than one Evite meeting veered wildly off-course into a discussion of these two shows. All you need to dress like your fave contestant are some bright colors, a summery silhouette, gold cups (Love Is Blind), a mic pack (Love Island), and a look of dawning realization that says, “I’ve made a huge mistake.” (Also, if you’re Brett, your pants must be PERFECT.)

Essential pieces:

Gold Wine Glasses

Wedding Veil

Halter Neck Satin Dress

Mic Pack

Wes Anderson

Still from Asteroid City.
Image: today.com

Especially great for: Teens, adults, groups

The Wes Anderson Challenge took TikTok by storm this year, and while the framing and environment of this aesthetic are hugely important, so is the clothing. You can opt to dress like one of the characters from his many movies, or stick to an Anderson-esque color palette and create your own character. Either way, make sure the composition of the resulting pics is on-point.

Essential pieces:

White Sleeveless Peter Pan Collar Shirt

Pencil Skirt

MAC So Chaud Lipstick

Oval Tortoiseshell Sunglasses

“Daisy Jones & the Six”

Still from Daisy Jones & the Six
Image: glamour.com

Especially great for: Adults, groups

We love this theme because it’s so easy to wear (and re-wear post-Halloween). Think casual ’70s festival threads with a bit of understated glam. Best of all, coats are a major component of these looks, which, given that Halloween is on October 31st, is a real draw.

Essential pieces:

Shaggy Faux Fur Trim Coat

Western Boots

White Crochet Mini Dress

Ray-Ban Aviator Sunglasses

“The Mandalorian” (Or just Pedro Pascal)

Image of The Mandalorian and The Child
Image: nytimes.com

Especially great for: Kids, teens, adults

Anything Star Wars is a hit for Halloween, but the Mandalorian in particular has 3 major things going for it: Baby Yoda, a cool outfit for the title character, and Pedro Pascal. Honestly, if you just want to dress up as Pedro (google his red carpet looks—they’re great) and eat sandwiches all night, that’s completely fine with us.

Essential pieces:

The Mandalorian Din Djarnin Costume

The Child Baby Yoda Costume

Star Wars Lightsaber Forge Darksaber

Electronic Boba Fett Mask

Super Mario Bros.

Image of Mario and Luigi.
Image: nintendoeverything.com

Especially great for: Kids, groups

This is a next-level theme for gamers of any age, but we think dressing up as the world’s most famous plumber is especially cute for the kiddos out there who are only just learning why you should tread carefully around the Koopas. 

Essential pieces:

Mario Costume

Star Backpack

Inflatable Mario Kart Outfit

Princess Peach Costume

Viral TikTok trends

Image of woman crossing the street in big red boots.
Image: hypebeast.com

Especially great for: Adults, groups

Whether you’re obsessed with your FYP or have zero clue what an FYP is, there’s no denying that TikTok’s influence is everywhere. So why not pay homage to some of the top trends of the year (like the Stanley Quencher, those big red boots, an iconic Met Gala look or Jake Shane) with your Halloween outfit?

Essential pieces:

Big Red Boots

Stanley Quencher

Silver Cat Ears

Silver Halter Neck Dress

Rihanna at the Super Bowl

Image of Rihanna performing at the Super Bowl.
Image: eonline.com

Especially great for: Expectant parents, groups

Best pregnancy reveal ever? Pop culture in 2023 could very well have peaked early on with Rihanna’s halftime performance, and her all-red jumpsuit will go down in fashion history (as will her dancers’ all-white ensembles). How fun would this be to do with your besties?

Essential pieces:

Red Coverall Jumpsuit

Long Red Puffer Coat

Red Mock Neck Top

Red Faux Leather Gloves

Ready to start planning a Halloween costume party of your own? Treat yourself (and your guests) to one of Evite’s spooktacular Halloween invitations!

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