Need Halloween costume inspiration? Peek at ideas from the experts

Cyrah Carlson, Asst. Fold Editor

Let’s be honest, Halloween night will creep up on you before you know it. If you haven’t decided what you want to be this year, you’ve come to the right place.

The Wolf staff writers are the masters of brewing up festivity and fun. This year, we came together to share costume ideas you might consider this Halloween. On the 31st, if you decide to go trick-or-treating, go to a COVID-safe costume party or indulge yourself in a night of scary movies and candy, why not dress up? Halloween traditions were put on pause this past holiday season as a result of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. This year, we are likely to return to a ‘partial’ normal in regards to Halloween festivities.

Let’s dive into pop-culture costume ideas for this year. If you saw the new Cruella movie last May, you know that her iconic looks were just asking to be recreated. The notorious black and white split wig can be bought on If 101 Dalmatians isn’t for you, you may want to dress as The Mandalorian this Halloween, instead. For all of the Star Wars fans out there, dressing up as the Mandalorian will surely spice up your Halloween plans. Party City and Spirit Halloween will accommodate your movie-inspired costume needs! 

If easy-to-create celebrity costumes are your goal, The Wolf is here for you! Dress up as Olivia Rodrigo or The Weeknd this year. Rodrigo’s iconic “good 4 u” music video gives some inspiration for what you could choose to wear. Her common Y2K look may be enough to convince you to dress up as her this year. 

The Weeknd had an unbelievable performance at the Super Bowl LV halftime show dressed in an iconic red suit. Recreate his look with a black wig and the corresponding sparkling red suit.

If you’re still feeling undecided on what to dress up as the day before Halloween, we have some easy “classic” ideas, as well. Take a basic white t-shirt, jeans and any black (doesn’t need to be leather) jacket to recreate the classic Grease biker look. There will never be too many ghosts on the streets on Halloween night; if you feel opposed to the biker look, try out the ageless sheet ghost costume. Charlie Brown will be proud when you receive more than a rock while trick-or-treating. 

Even though some costume contests and Halloween celebrations may be canceled this year to remain safe and properly distanced, there are still plenty of reasons to dress up and show your Halloween spirit!