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The Ultimate Guide To The Best Pop Culture Halloween Costumes This Year

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October 13, 2017

It’s that time of the year again– Halloween season is finally here. We’ve got a ton of costume ideas for you if you’re thinking about who you want to dress up as this year. It’s no secret that pop culture costumes always make the most iconic Halloween costumes– especially for 2017. This year’s television shows, movies, and music have seriously thrived. You can gain plenty of costume inspiration from hit shows like Hulu’s The Handmaid’s Tale to docuseries like HBO’s Big Little Lies. Other iconic pop culture costume ideas can come from your go-to music videos, ahem Katy Perry’s “Swish Swish,” or your favorite movie, hello It.

Luckily, we have a ton of tips and pointers for how you can create the best pop culture halloween costumes this year. Do you want to know the most amazing part about it all? Every single one of these pop culture costumes you can DIY this year are all super affordable. Score!

  1. Offred The Handmaid’s Tale Costume  

    handmaids tale costume

    [Photo: Hulu]

    Hulu’s original series The Handmaid’s Tale dominated the Emmy’s this year and your costume is sure to do the same at any Halloween party you go to.

  2. Eleven Stranger Things Costume

    Stranger Things costume

    [Photo: Netflix]

    Stranger Things will definitely be a hit again after the Netflix show’s second season releases on Oct. 27. It’s time to get your Eleven costume ready!

  3. Pennywise It Costume 

    it halloween costume [Photo: New Line Cinema]

    It seems like everyone is dying to create their own It costumes this year. Luckily, you can easily create your own Pennywise costume with just a few simple pieces.

  4. Katy Perry “Swish Swish” Costume

    Katy Perry costume

    [Photo: YouTube]

    Who didn’t appear in Katy Perry’s “Swish Swish” music video? I mean, let’s be honest. Katy’s video was honestly hilarious and makes for the perfect DIY costume this year.

  5. Big Little Lies Audrey Hepburn Costume

    big little lies halloween costume[Photo: HBO]

    We absolutely adored Big Little Lies‘ Audrey Hepburn costumes on the docuseries’ finale. Here, you have two different options for creating both Reese Witherspoon’s and Shailene Woodley’s Audrey costumes. Amazing!

  6. Game of Thrones Daenerys Costume

    daenerys costume [Photo: HBO]

    It’s no secret that another fan favorite series is HBO’s Game of Thrones. You should get to shopping right now so you can effortlessly DIY your own Daenerys costume for Halloween. 

  7. Taylor Swift Reputation Costume

    Taylor swift costume

    [Photo: Instagram]

    Taylor Swift has certainly had everyone talking this year. You can create your own Taylor Swift Reputation inspired look as you anticipate the album’s release date.

  8. Riverdale Cheerleader Costume

    riverdale cheerleader costume[Photo: Instagram]

    A cheerleader costume always makes for one of the most classic Halloween costumes. And this Riverdale cheerleader costume takes it one step further. This DIY look is also a perfect costume option for any duo or group Halloween looks this year!

  9. GLOW Costume

    glow halloween costume[Photo: Netflix]

    Pay some respect to the 80s by creating your own GLOW Halloween costume. From big hair to neon colors, your look will seriously be amazing.

  10. Billie Jean King Battle Of  The Sexes Costume 

    battle of sexes costume

    [Photo: Amazon]

    Grab your go-to Adidas and become Billie Jean King a.k.a. Emma Stone in Battle Of The Sexes. We love this sporty look!

  11. Playboy Bunny And Hugh Hefner Costumes

    playboy halloween costumes[Photo: Twitter]

    We expect Playboy-inspired costumes to be a huge hit this year following the news of the late Hugh Hefner. Create your own couple’s costume with these Playboy bunny and Hef iconic looks.

  12. Baywatch Costume

    Baywatch costume [Photo: Paramount Pictures]

    Have some fun in the sun this Halloween by creating your own Baywatch costume. You’ll catch Zac Efron’s attention in no time!

  13. Ariana Grande Costume

    ariana grande costume

    [Photo: Instagram]

    It seems like Ariana Grande has been everywhere this year. From her hit singles to her world tour, who wouldn’t want to dress up as the singer for Halloween this year ?

  14. Wonder Woman Costume

    Wonder Woman costume

    [Photo: Warner Bros.]

    Last but not least, Wonder Woman seriously dominated the box office in 2017. Luckily, you can easily create your own girl boss Wonder Woman costume before Oct. 31 hits.

[Photo: Hulu, Netflix, YouTube, Instagram, The CW]

 

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