What costume should I wear for Halloween?

Not sure what costume to wear for Halloween? Don’t fear! Get in the Halloween Spirit and let us help you decide how to dress up this Halloween! Tell us a little about yourself and Costume Guy, our resident expert, will help point you to a step-by-step DIY cosplay guide that best suits you. Find the perfect Halloween costume in no time at all!

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  • Someone asked:
    I'm fifteen years old, a female brunette, my height is 5 ft 8 in. I'm not really sure what to choose, my friends say that a costume like D.VA, Lara Croft, Daria, would be perfect for me, but I need more options, please help me.
  • Someone asked:
    Need costume idea for a group of 3 females.
    • Costume Guy replied:
      You should totally dress up as casual Disney princesses. Here are some we have on the site so far. (Mulan, Anna, Elsa, Cinderella)
  • Someone asked:
    Male, star wars.
    • Costume Guy replied:
      Darth Maul. Or Kylo Ren. Join the dark side. If you want some inspiration, check out our Star Wars costume guides.
  • Someone asked:
    5'0 13 years old blue hair
  • Someone asked:
    I am 14 years old, and a Male I would enjoy to make a costume for someone! But I also need something from here.. I was wondering if you can add Dead By Daylight Survivors and Maybe some Killers? I dunno
    • Costume Guy replied:
      That's awesome! Any particular character from Daylight Survivors that you are planning to create as a costume?
  • Someone asked:
    26 years old, likes star wars and superheroes.
  • Someone asked:
    i was wondering how to make a good bo rai cho costume. im a more heavyset fella and my friends and i would like to do a mortal kombat theme
    • Costume Guy replied:
      That would be pretty cool to see a whole bunch of people in Mortal Kombat costumes. We don't have a Bo Rai Cho costume guide yet, but we've added to our list. If you end up making your own, let us know. We'd love to see it!
  • Someone asked:
    I’m a female at age 12 I am really interested in The show Steven universe and want a full gem character (no half humans) and I am 4 ft 10 in and want to be a blue gem
    • Costume Guy replied:
      How about going as Blue Pearl?
  • Someone asked:
    I'm 6 foot 4 inches tall, African American, have a beard, and want a costume that won't cost a lot of money but will still be recognizable. I've already done Mr. T and Morpheus but am looking for something new. Any ideas?
  • Someone asked:
    18 year old college girl. I'd go as pretty much anything, I have no idea.
  • Someone asked:
    JoJo's bizzare adventure ideas?
    • Costume Guy replied:
      Though, we don't have any characters posted from JoJo's Bizarre Adventure...we'll add it to the list! Robert E. O. Speedwagon seems pretty easy to cosplay with a 3-piece suit and bowler hat. Take a look at all the other anime characters we've posted...you may find a few ideas!
  • Someone asked:
    Thanks! I'm the guy who asked for the last two questions (6'4" male and naruto). Any ideas for mech armors like Mazinger Z or Jaegers (Pacific Rim)? Maybe instead a simple power armor from fallout?
    • Costume Guy replied:
      Cosplaying any mech is going to be pretty intense. Not sure of an "easy option." But, Gipsy Danger from Pacific Rim is pretty epic.
  • Someone asked:
    16 year old girl. I love doing crossover costumes, but I checked your crossover costume list and didn't seem to find any I was interested in. Any ideas?
  • Someone asked:
    I need a costume idea for my 6 year old son. He doesn't care what he has, but he hates costumes that require skin tight stuff and masks.
    • Costume Guy replied:
      There are a lot of possibilities. What about one of the boys from Stranger Things? Maybe Dustin Henderson? Or I'm thinking Russell from Up. If he likes the TV show Gravity Falls, there's also Dipper Pines. ? Obviously, these are more specific character costumes, but he can also do more generic costumes like a firefighter or pirate.
  • Someone asked:
    Naruto costumes? (Especially cloud village)
    • Costume Guy replied:
      We don't have many Naruto costumes on the site but we should! What about Darui or Kinkaku? ?
  • Someone asked:
    6'4" black male who likes making stuff (armored cosplay is good)
    • Costume Guy replied:
      This Daedric Skyrim Elder Scrolls costume that was submitted to our Halloween Costume Contest last year was pretty cool. You can also check out this Predator costume. Maybe you can create your own version of Predator.
  • Someone asked:
    I see you like puns yourself, Mr. Costume Guy. What are your favorite costume puns for this Halloween?
    • Costume Guy replied:
      We actually made a blog post about punny costumes. Check it out! ?
  • Someone asked:
    I'm a 28 year old man. 5 foot 11 inches, and 230 pounds. Costumes I am interested in are ones related to video games.
    • Costume Guy replied:
      If you're into Fortnite, you should totally dress up as Raptor or one of the other skins from the game. Another popular option from Arkham Knights is Red Hood.
  • Someone asked:
    Stuck up characters strong personalities.
    • Costume Guy replied:
      Well, a lot of people thought Veronica Lodge was stuck up. Hela from Thor Ragnarok was stuck up and evil. And not only did she have a strong personality. She was just strong, period. ? In Dexter's Laboratory, Mandark was definitely annoying and thought he was better than Dexter.
  • Someone asked:
    I’m a girl and I’m 16 and I’m blonde. I don’t want to wear any wigs or die my hair. But I want to somehow incorporate special effects into it as I want it scary as well.
    • Costume Guy replied:
      If you want a scary blonde character, there is Tiffany Valentine. She was the bride of Chucky. We don't have a costume for her yet, but we are adding her to the list. Another idea would be to take a regular blonde character like and turn them into more of a zombie. So you get the best of both worlds.

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What should I be for Halloween 2018?

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