Beyonce, handmaids and Snapchat filters in the mix this Halloween

Pop culture, celebrities inspire Halloween costumes

Expect to see many costumes that draw inspiration from this year's hottest films, stars and memes.
Published: October 30, 2018 | Updated: November 5th, 2018 at 11:50 am

Each year brings a fresh wave of Halloween costumes. In 2018, we might see the most creative costumes to date. For those in search of a trendy costume, look no further. Drawing inspiration from famous memes to awesome new movies, here is a list of ten pop-culture inspired costumes that have made an appearance this year:

Bey & Jay

 

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Have you ever seen a crowd going ape shit #wrongside His outfit: @asos My outfit: @boohoo

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Beyoncé costumes have been relevant for years, but she has had a landmark year in 2018. This year, she completed her On the Run II tour and made her iconic performance at Coachella. Released earlier this summer, Beyoncé and Jay Z’s “Everything is Love” video at the Louvre has inspired a lot of couples to recreate the outfit from the music video. Search at your local thrift store for pastel-colored suit jackets.

Purgers from The First Purge

Inspired by the newest Purge movie The First Purge, this costume is another affordable idea for friends and couples to pull together quickly. Wear any kind of professional clothing, and splash some red paint or fake blood on it. Top the outfit off with a fake weapon and a mask. Even if people don’t get the reference, the costume is more than eery.

Michael Myers from “Halloween”

 

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“I’m sorry. Did you just say something to your friend that you want to say to my face?” Thought not. #halloween #michaelmyers

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The newest Halloween movie just came out, and critics are raving. Somebody you know probably has an old Michael Myers mask lying around from Halloweens past. If not, find one at any costume store, because this legendary villain never dies.

Tekashi 6ix9ine

In the age of SoundCloud rappers, 6ix9ine is arguably one of the most famous (or infamous) ever. With a year of controversy in 2018, this costume will be the talk of the night. Accessorize with colored hair and colorful clothing to impersonate the rapper himself.

Characters from Black Panther

 

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Wakanda forever 🙅🏾‍♀️🙅🏾‍♂️ #blackish

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Black Panther will go down as one of the greatest superhero movies in history. Even celebrities have been jumping on the bandwagon, dressing up as some of the film’s most compelling characters. The cast of the TV show “Black-ish” recreated some of the characters from the movie, like Killmonger, Shuri, and M’Baku. Head to a costume store like Spirit Halloween, Party City, or Walmart for this one, because it is not easy to DIY.

Frida Kahlo

 

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🌺 Feeling Frida 🌸

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Frida Kahlo was a world-renowned Mexican artist and global fashion icon. This year, many people are deciding to imitate artists such as Vincent van Gogh and paintings like the “Mona Lisa.”  Re-create this easy Frida Kahlo look by wearing a flower crown. For DIY-lovers, grab some fake flowers from any craft store to create a headband. If you have long hair, toss it in an updo, and throw on Frida’s famous fiery red lipstick.

Snapchat Filter

Whether people admit it or not, costumes are mostly for the photo-op. Take your photos to the next level by dressing as a Snapchat filter this year. Don’t be afraid to put your own spin on it, like this couple did. These people decided to be a real-life Snapchat filter. One is a “filter,” and the other is the non-filtered version of that same person.

Fake News

Fake News. Fake News. Fake News. It’s that inescapable phrase that you have been hearing all year. Be extra punny this year by playing up this infamous concept through costume. This costume is another easy one to recreate without breaking the bank.

Handmaid from Handmaid’s Tale

 

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#handsmaidstale @warehousedxb #halloweencostume #halloween #dubai @lemeridiendubai

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Any fan of dystopian Hulu series will recognize the signature red cape and dress with the white bonnet. The second season of the show wrapped up this summer, and its third season has been confirmed already. It is set to air in 2019, so you can even re-wear the costume if you are a die-hard fan.

President Donald J. Trump and Melania Trump

 

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🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸#donaldtrump #donaldtrumpcostume #melaniatrump

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Last but not least, the President of the United States is always a popular costume choice. Trump may be the most popular presidential Halloween costume ever, but be wary. You may receive unsolicited comments all night.

Get people talking with a killer costume this Halloween. No one is too young or too old to dress up for one of the best holidays of the year.

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A Broadcast & Digital Journalism graduate student at the Newhouse School who is looking forward to becoming a general assignment reporter for a local television station.