These Will Be The 14 Most Popular Halloween Costumes This Year

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If you’re gunning for Halloween costume gold this year, you're in for a treat that’s even better than full-size candy bars: the R29 trending Halloween costume predictor. Yes, this is the ultimate occasion for ghoulish garb and spooky skeletal ensembles, but it’s also the one time of year (drag queens and professionals aside), you can fully assume the identity of another character or icon and really go the extra mile. And if there’s anything we’ve learned from 2018’s Game of Thrones-inspired disguises and the plethora of Wonder Women, it’s that every year has its own cultural creed of trending costume concepts.
This has been a monumental year for addictive HBO releases (where are our Euphoria fans?), horror flicks that’ll land you in therapy (if you’ve seen Midsommar, you know what we’re talking about), and a full dose of curious celebrity behavior (aka, Kanye being Kanye) — all of which we’re sure will be transformed into 2019’s most popular Halloween ideas. To provide you with an accurate guide for your own outfit research, we’ve been keeping notes, consulting our all-knowing Entertainment team, and monitoring Google Trends to stay on top of the major pop culture events, binge-worthy series, and hit movies that can and will become major Halloween moments.
We’ve sifted through the ballerina hippos, Negasonic Teenage Warheads, and viral egg meme outfits to formulate a master list of our top 14 picks, with options suitable for the solo dresser and group getups alike.
Ahead, find everything you need to turn yourself into Taylor Swift, JoJo Siwa, Elizabeth Holmes and beyond — and shop your favorite looks to make October 31, 2019 one to remember — if not by the antics of the night, then at least in the successful preservation of pop culture history.
Halloween is a time for frights, costumes, and fun, but this year is a little different. You can still do all of those things, but please make sure to practice proper social distancing measures, avoid large gatherings, and remember every costume is best paired with a mask. Refinery29 is your one-stop Halloween shop when it comes to ways to celebrate safely. Enjoy!
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