Halloween Costume Ideas

A holiday like no other, this spooky time of year ignites the imagination with creative Halloween costume ideas. Halloween invites everyone to dress up in memorable costumes and share good times with friends, family, and neighbours. For trick-or-treaters, it also gives you the chance to eat all the sweet treats you want! Whether you're new to Halloween celebrations or a longtime fan of the spooky holiday, choosing the perfect outfit is part of the fun. From cute, sexy, or silly getups to costumes designed to send shivers down your spine, our broad range of fancy dress attire offers endless options. Not sure where to start? Check out the costume ideas leading the trends for Halloween 2018!

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Popular Halloween themes

This year's most popular Halloween themes fall into two general categories: superheroes and super scary! From the Descendants and DC Superhero Girls to Harry Potter, characters who are learning to master their superhuman powers are favourite choices for young boys and girls. Adults also tend to lean towards superhero villains like Catwoman, Harley Quinn, and the Joker.

Halloween revelers of all ages love dressing up as supernatural creatures like witches, zombies, vampires, ghosts, and werewolves. For their creative take on beings from beyond the grave, Day of the Dead costumes are bestsellers this year too.

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Halloween costume ideas for adults

Whether they're sexy, scary, or silly, the best adult costumes are the ones that draw a reaction from others. The specific social occasion matters too. Men and women are likely to choose a different outfit for a cocktail party than what they'd wear to pass out candy to young trick-or-treaters.

Flirty options like figure-hugging witch costumes or scantily clad zombies are trendy choices for women this year. In contrast, men are leaning towards creepy costumes like killer clowns, slasher movie villains, and gruesome creatures of the undead. Guaranteed to elicit laughter, funny costumes like zombie bananas or inflatable skeletons are always popular choices.

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Kids' Halloween costume ideas

Children love to pretend they're a character from a beloved movie, book, or television series, so it's no surprise that costumes from popular culture are perennial favourites. For girls, costumes from Monster High, Descendants, and DC Superhero Girls are trending strongly this year. These much-loved franchises offer girls an array of fun and fashionable options.

Boys enjoy wearing Harry Potter costumes, but they also leap at the chance to wear scarier costumes like zombies and vampires. Furthermore, little children adore PJ Masks outfits inspired by the animated children's television series. Catboy, Owlette, and Gekko costumes let little ones pretend that they're real superheroes.

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Halloween costume ideas for pets

This year, there's a wide array of Halloween pet costumes available for the animal members of your family. From Darth Vader, Yoda, and Ewoks, to spiders, dinosaurs, and teddy bears, costumes for pets come in all sizes, including extra small and extra large. What's trending for animals? Halloween favourites for 2018 include bat wings, pumpkins, and glow-in-the-dark skeletons. For trained pets, a Halloween-themed bandana that reads "does tricks for treats" is a must-have accessory that's sure to garner attention.

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Iconic Halloween characters

When it comes to the spookiest holiday of the year, some Halloween costumes never go out of style. The 31st of October is the perfect time to wear costumes from popular movies like The Nightmare Before Christmas, Beetlejuice, and The Addams Family. The characters Frank-N-Furter, Riff Raff, Columbia, and Magenta from the Rocky Horror Picture Show are bestsellers year after year.

From ghosts and goblins to mummies and skeletons, archetypal characters are always a great choice for Halloween. Iconic characters from classic films like Frankenstein, the Wolfman, and Dracula are popular options too. For group costumes, the jumpsuits and proton packs worn by the spirit-seeking scientists in Ghostbusters are Halloween favourites.

Order your Halloween costumes online today!

Due to the growing popularity of Halloween, we have searched the globe to bring you a variety of styles of costumes and accessories to suit your fancy. Browse our complete Halloween collection or search our categories by age, gender, or brand. From infants and toddlers to school-age children, teens, and adults, you'll find costumes for every member of your family, including your pets! Don't miss the opportunity to join in the fun this Halloween with a costume that reflects your taste, sensibility, and style. As the largest costume retailer in Australia, we make it easy to select an outfit that fits your personal preferences to perfection.