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These Halloween costume ideas (2022) are for it-girls only!
I'm always looking for Halloween costume ideas that are unique yet don't require too much explaining...it's always a tough balance! The best costumes are usually the ones that are a nod to some sort of recent-ish pop culture reference, so I've put together a list of Halloween costume ideas 2022 that will ensure you're the it-girl at any Halloween party this year!
Belly has so many cute outfits in TSITP so you have a lot of options depending on how formal you want to go! This would be a perfect couples costume if you have your very own Conrad, just have him wear a tux and white gloves!
Belly's actual deb dress is thousands of dollars. Any white ballgown will do, but try to go with something structured at the bodice.
We were introduced to so many new characters in the most recent season of Stranger Things, but Chrissy definitely had an iconic costume with her 80's cheerleading outfit and blue eyeshadow. I would want to wear this in real life!
The Sharmas had the most gorgeous costume design ever! If you have a sister or want to do a best friend costume, someone can be Kate and the other can be Edwina. Kate usually wears purple and Edwina wears pink.
Daisy is a 70's rock star, so this costume has so many fun possibilities. If you've read Daisy Jones & The Six, you know that Daisy loves her gold hoops and bangles, and is known to perform without any shoes. I based this costume on one of the photos from the upcoming television series starring Riley Keough and Sam Claflin.
This is truly one of the most iconic costumes you can with a group of girlfriends. Have each of your friends pick a different variation of a silver outfit and carry microphones. If you want to take it a step further, rehearse an ABBA dance number from the movie to impress everyone at your Halloween party!
There are so many looks you can do for Priscilla, but one of her most recognized outfits would probably be from her 1967 Las Vegas wedding to Elvis. This is one of my absolute favorite looks from Priscilla because it encapsulates the style at the time: big teased hair, black eyeliner, pink nails, etc. If you need a couples costume, have your guy show up as Elvis!
Priscilla's actual dress was a long-sleeve lace number with pearls that she purchased off the rack!
If there ever was any "villain" that we all grew up to appreciate, it's Meredith Blake. Her hiking outfit, complete with a 90's Prada nylon backpack, was ahead of its time. In fact, all the it-girls are wearing similar sets today!
Drybar was screening Pretty in Pink the other day when I was getting a blowout and I totally forgot how adorable this movie is! There are tons of different outfits you can do for Andie, including her unforgettable pink prom dress, but I went with one of the looks from the movie's promotional photos.
Rory's Chilton uniform is super recognizable and easy to piece together! If you need a couple's costume, have your guy dress as your favorite Rory love interest, and if you have a best friend that wants to dress like Lorelei, check out our Gilmore Girls outfit ideas post here.
Season 2 Cassie was absolutely unhinged, but she gave us so many cute outfit ideas for Halloween! I chose to do her Oklahoma outfit here.
I will truly never get over how underrated Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen is yet how influential it was on me as a pre-teen...Again, there are unlimited looks to do for Lola because she always SERVES but here I chose her outfit when she first has to leave New York.
Lola wears her unforgettable bottle cap necklace in this scene and I have found similar ones on Etsy, but if you need something last minute, she also loves a choker moment.
Jackie Kennedy is an iconic American figure, and the pink Chanel suit she wore on the day of her husband's assassination quite literally made history. This costume idea would be perfect if you needed it to be a couple's costume because the guy really just needs to wear a suit!
Zoe Kravitz as Catwoman was a MOMENT! I loved the outfits she wore when she was a "waitress" in the club. She wears both a pink wig and a red one, and throughout the whole movie her smoky/glittery makeup look was stunning!
For Selina Kyle's makeup look, try a black smoky eye, and place silver glitter under the eye making silver tears.
This classic Fall rom-com has been on Netflix for a little while, so I had to do an outfit in her honor! If you have a guy friend (especially one where there may be some low-key romantic vibes going on), have him come to the Halloween party as Harry. Maybe he'll get the hint!
If you know me, you know that Anya Taylor-Joy as Emma changed my life! I totally fell in love with this movie and all the costume design. Here is an outfit similar to the one Emma wears on the picnic.
Speaking of Emma, Mia Goth is such an amazing up-and-coming actress! Her portrayal as Maxine Minx yielded a super memorable outfit.
This brush will help you get that 70's Farrah-esque flippy hair!
Nancy had a much bigger role in Stranger Things season 4 and I loved seeing her take charge! This is similar to the outfit she wore in The Upside Down.
Top Gun: Maverick was probably one of the most popular movies this year and the costume is super easy. Take it a step further and come up with your own call sign to tell people throughout the night.
Okay, this one is kind of random but it's the perfect last minute costume! All you need to do is find a red dress and green hat. If you have time, paint on some strawberry seeds to finish the look!