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23 Stranger Things Costume Ideas For The Show Fans

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Danger looms in the Upside Down. Do you dare enter? If you’re brave enough, get ready to flip a typical college Halloween night on its head. 

This Halloween, you can unveil the dark creatures we don’t yet understand by incorporating ideas from our favorite Netflix science fiction horror series. Plus, who doesn’t love the ’80s? Here are our top selections of Stranger Things Halloween costume ideas.

Warning! This article contains season three spoilers!

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Stranger Things Costume Ideas To Try This Year

Season One Eleven Costume – Pink Dress

 

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Eleven is an iconic character. Fans immediately caught on to her famous pink dress, blue jacket, and Eggo waffles. Pay homage to the courageous girl by dressing up like her season one signature look. Be sure to add the finishing touch of blood running down your nose. 

Season Three Eleven Costume – Yellow Shirt

 

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Another iconic look from our favorite mysterious personality is the patterned yellow and black shirt. Eleven hones in on her abilities throughout the show, and you can step into her power by styling it up with this classic Stranger Things outfit. 

Season Three Robin Buckley Costume – Scoops Ahoy

 

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Hey dingus! Your costume is here! Robin Buckley’s quintessential season three work attire from Scoops Ahoy is an excellent choice for Halloween this year. You can make it a DIY project by pairing a sailor costume with a homemade name tag and ice cream patch. Or, take the easy route and check out our choice for the complete Scoops Ahoy get-up. 

Season Three Steve Harrington Costume – Scoops Ahoy

 

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Steve and Robin help to define the adventure that is Stranger Things season three. Team up with your S.O. for a fantastic couples costume and transform into this investigatory dynamic duo. This year, Halloween needs a little recklessness. Why not stir it up as Steve Harrington? 

Season Three Joyce Byers Costume – Christmas Lights Scene Outfit

 

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Copy one of the most intense scenes in Stranger Things when Joyce communicates with her son Will through the Christmas lights. You can easily copy this costume with a dark green cardigan or jacket, red-striped T-shirt, and Christmas lights.

Season Three Joyce Byers Costume – Christmas Lights Scene Makeup

 

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Dressing up like your favorite Stranger Things character doesn’t mean you can’t bust out the makeup brushes and create a wicked look. Stick with the Joyce Christmas lights scene and create this visually stunning and unique aesthetic. 

Season Three Jim Hopper Costume – Hawaiian Shirt

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Our favorite Hopper Halloween costume is his ’80s printed button-down shirt that any Stranger Things fan would recognize. His character goes from a broken soul to an entirely new man throughout the series, so why not capture him in this newly found persona? Ladies, we are talking to you, too. This top can be bunched and tied up at the bottom for a cute Hopper look. 

Stranger Things One and Two Halloween Costume

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Love puns and Stranger Things? Here is our top choice for the punniest Halloween costume for those who want to enter the upside-down with a right-side-up smile. Become Stranger Things One and Two!

Season Three Will Byers Costume – Red Vest

Will Byers wearing his plaid shirt and red vest in Stranger Things Season 3.

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It wouldn’t be Stranger Things without the boy who has the mysterious connection to another dimension. This Will Byers Halloween costume is easily replicated with a red vest, flannel shirt, and denim jeans. But if you really want to go all out, we suggest the signature bowl cut. 

Season Three Max Mayfield Costume – Striped Shirt and Shorts

 

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Max has made a considerable impression on Stranger Things fans. Take on her stylish season three attire with that tomboy attitude this Halloween. Carry around a walkie-talkie or skateboard for that final touch. 

Season Two Billy Hargrove Costume – Denim

 

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He’s the 1980s heartthrob we love to hate. Go all out with a Billy Hargrove denim ensemble this year and become the bully-turned-Mind Flayer captive that is always nice to look at. 

Season Three Billy Hargrove Costume – Lifeguard

Billy Hargrove wearing his lifeguard shirt and sunglasses in Stranger Things Season 3.

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Halloween is for making big moves. Take that villainous swagger from Billy’s persona and incorporate it into your Stranger Things costume this year. And remember…beware of the Mind Flayer!

Season Three Nancy Wheeler Costume – Red Jacket

 

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Nancy Wheeler is a force to be reckoned with. This Halloween, you can dress like the young investigative reporter and search the college scene to discover the most banging parties. 

The Demogorgon Halloween Costume

 

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This Demogorgon costume is for our ultimate Stranger Things super fans out there. We love a commitment to an outfit. And what better way to go 100% this Halloween than to be the creature beyond the gate?

The DIY Demogorgon Halloween Costume

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Want to embody the Demogorgon but without the full body suit? How about a DIY project that will earn you the best Halloween costume of the year? Check out this awesome tutorial on building your homemade Demogorgon mask.

Barb From Stranger Things Costume Idea

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She’s the character that showed up, disappeared, and became a meme legend. Are you one of those conspiracy theorists who think that Barb still lives? This costume is probably for you. 

Season Three Mike Wheeler Costume – Beige Jacket

Mike Wheeler wearing his striped shirt and beige jacket in Stranger Things Season 3.

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The teenage boy with a solid moral compass. This Halloween, you can be as courageous as the one and only Mike Wheeler and dress up in a simple costume. Put on a beige jacket, a striped polo or rugby shirt, and don’t forget the best part…that hair!

Season Three Dustin Henderson Costume – Camp Know Where

Dustin Henderson wearing his green and yellow Camp Know Where shirt and matching hat in Stranger Things Season 3.

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Stranger things happen when you return from Camp Know Where. Dustin’s camp look is a season three staple. Throw on your camp tee and hat, and live up the summer this fall! As a bonus, carry around your handy walkie-talkie everywhere you go. 

Suzie Outfit – Dustin’s Girlfriend From Camp Know Where

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Suzie is real! Who knew? Dress up like Dustin’s lovable girlfriend for Halloween this year. All you need is a nightgown, a pair of oversized glasses, and some hair ties for those pigtails. Make it a fun couples costume and go as both Dustin and Suzie!

Season Three Lucas Sinclair Costume – Camo Headband

Lucas Sinclair wearing his karate T-shirt and camo headband in Stranger Things Season 3.

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Ranger! Come in! Over! Be a part of the Stranger Things squad as Lucas Sinclair this Halloween. Grab a camouflage headband, his notable Japanese shirt, and a backpack with your walkie.

Season Three Erica Sinclair Costume – Starcourt Mall

Erica Sinclair wearing her blue ruffled blouse, rainbow-striped overalls, and purple backpack at Starcourt Mall in Stranger Things Season 3.

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We rate Erica as the hands-down best little sister on Netflix right now. The Stranger Things character may be small, but no doubt she will tell you like it is. 

Mrs. Wheeler From Stranger Things Costume Idea

Mrs. Wheeler wearing her flirty low-cut swimsuit and white choker by the poolside in Stranger Things.

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Here comes the MILF, Mrs. Wheeler. This flirty swimsuit makes for a great Halloween costume for those who want to soak up the sun and tease up their hair!

Stranger Things Ghostbusters Crew Halloween Costume

Dustin, Mike, Will, and Lucas in their Ghostbusters Halloween costume, complete with one-piece utility wear and proton packs in Stranger Things.

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If it’s good enough for the Stranger Things crew, it’s good enough for you! Get your friends to mimic the group costume that the boys wore on Halloween. It’s the perfect two costumes for the effort of one!

There is a choice for anyone among these lovable characters this year. Pick the Stranger Things costume that suits you best, and you’ll experience a Halloween that’s truly out of this world!

Written by The Metamorphosis

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