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21 Unique Halloween Costume Ideas

 

A woman dressed in a Medusa Halloween costume.

Every year, we see the same old Halloween costumes. While there is no shame in recycling costume ideas or throwing on a pair of bunny ears last minute before you head out for a fun night, imagine what a totally unique Halloween costume will look like. Halloween allows everyone to showcase some personal flair, and seizing that opportunity in college is a must.

This year, don’t be one of many cats or bumblebees dressed up at the house party. Read on to view unique Halloween costume ideas that will spark interest and conversation anywhere you end up on Halloween night!

Top 3 of Our Favorite Unique Halloween Costume Ideas

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California Costumes Women's Sedusa-Adult Costume, Green, Extra Small
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Soyoekbt Women's Little Red Riding Hood Costume Halloween Cloak Cosplay (0-2, Red)
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California Costumes Women's Sedusa-Adult Costume, Green, Extra Small
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California Costumes Women's Sedusa-Adult Costume, Green, Extra Small
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Medusa
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Among kigurumi Among merch crewmate pajama imposter
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Among kigurumi Among merch crewmate pajama imposter
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Among Pajama Imposter
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Soyoekbt Women's Little Red Riding Hood Costume Halloween Cloak Cosplay (0-2, Red)
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Soyoekbt Women's Little Red Riding Hood Costume Halloween Cloak Cosplay (0-2, Red)
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Red Riding Hood
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Unique Halloween Costume Ideas You Can Try This Year

Little Red Riding Hood Costume

A blonde woman in a red riding hood costume, holding a lamp in the woods.

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Turn your Halloween night into a fairy tale with this bold costume idea. You’ll stand out as a mysterious character from one of the most well-known wise tales. Plus, there is no need to carry around a purse when you have a basket to hold your comfort food, bottles of wine, and other Halloween treats!

1920s Spunky Flapper Girl Costume

Two women in 1920s flapper girl costumes.

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Flapper girls were the epitome of counter culture and at the center of 1920s party life. Bring the 100 year old fashion to the 2020s with a fabulous fringe dress and some spunky accessories! 

DIY Instagram Post Costume

A short-haired girl with glasses in a DIY Instagram post costume.

Source: Linda-Hoang

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This is one of our favorite Halloween costumes because it isn’t complete without the most unique feature of all…you! Design your Instagram post frame online and have a local print shop help you bring it to life. Or, for those who love working with their hands, get your own foam board, Exacto knife, and colorful markers. You can make a fun DIY Halloween costume night with your friends!

The Handmaid’s Tale Halloween Costume

The cape used by Elisabeth Moss as Offred in The Handmaid's Tale.

Source: National Museum of American History

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Gilead’s worst nightmare has arrived on Halloween…an outspoken Handmaid roaming the streets on Halloween night. Embrace your inner revolutionary by dressing up as a fearless rebel who will stop at nothing to liven up the party!

Halloween Harajuku Girl Costume

A group of girls in modern Japanese Harajuku costumes.

Source: Rebels Market

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This cute Halloween costume is for all you creative types who love to add your own flair to your outfits. Pop out from the crowd with a unique Harajuku fashion look from the modern Japanese style movement spreading across the globe. The best part about being a Harajuku fashionista is that you can use colors, prints, gothic pieces, punk attire, or any other mix of aesthetics together to make a one-of-a-kind costume. 

Violet Beauregarde Costume

 

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Violet Beauregarde from Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory is a classic character. Channel your inner Violet and demand that your Halloween costume gives room for an over-the-top look that makes even a blueberry the cutest one in the room. Play with face paint and add as much glitter as you like!

A Very Merry Halloween Costume

A light-haired woman in a Santa's little helper very merry Halloween costume.

 

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Who says Christmas needs to wait another few months? Just because those holiday carols are not blasting on your local radio station doesn’t mean you can’t use Halloween as your excuse to be merry. Give yourself the best early Christmas gift yet and dress up as Mrs. Clause for Halloween!

Unique Medusa Halloween Costume

A dark-haired woman in a Medusa costume with a blue-green dress, gold choker, and gold headdress with snakes.

Source: Ice Cream & Neon Dreams

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The Greek mythological figure, Medusa, who will transform anyone who looks her way into stone is the perfect Halloween part to play for anyone who wants to show their dark side. Let your locks run wild and suit up in a sexy snake dress. It won’t be easy for anyone to look away. 

A Halloween Tasty Treat Costume

A woman in a froyo costume with a pink muck tub and a giant purple spoon.

Source: Studio DIY

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Who doesn’t enjoy a tasty treat? This cupcake costume is a unique DIY Halloween look. Purchase a bucket for your cake, then use cotton batting for your frosting. Pool noodles and colored paper make for great sprinkles. Pick your colors, flavors, and think outside the box for the ultimate cupcake toppings. 

Cute Baby Yoda Costume

A cute baby Yoda figure on display.

Source: Wookieepedia

 

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Grogu, The Child, Baby Yoda, or whatever you choose to call this Jedi in training makes an adorable and relevant costume. What better way to throw down for Halloween than to dress up like the cutest baby in the galaxy? Feel the force within you and blast away danger as you party through the night. 

Mando The Mandalorian Costume

A poster of the movie Star Wars The Mandalorian.

Source: Disney+ Originals

 

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In the spirit of Star Wars, we can’t give you a list of the best Halloween costume ideas without adding the iconic character who helped bring the space western into our homes. This Mandolorian ensemble will make you feel like the most badass bounty hunter in the galaxy. Find a friend to be Grogu, and you’ll have the perfect couples costume idea!

Halloween Superstar Cher Costume

A photo of a young Cher in a blue outfit and silver boots.

Source: Refinery29

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You deserve to embody the one and only Cher! Use Halloween as your opportunity to transform an ordinary college student into a fierce and fabulous superstar. Trust us. The spotlight will be all on you. 

Fun And Flirty Space Cowgirl Costume

Kylie Jenner in a space cowgirl Halloween costume.

Source: Glamour UK

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Say goodbye to the ordinary cowgirl this Halloween, and say hello to a space country crossover! Suit up with an all-silver outfit, and for an extra cowgirl kick, go platinum blonde for a unique costume that will certainly stand out among the crowd. 

Janet From The Good Place Costume

Janet with Michael from a scene in The Good Place Season 2.

Source: Racked

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Be the human – I mean being – who knows it all! The Good Place’s Janet will assist you in any way you wish. But when you take on the beloved character, you may do as you please!

The Best Halloween Costume Is Among Us

A girly Impostor costume with a red dress, mask, and knife, inspired by the video game Among Us.

Source: Digital Mom Blog

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Are you a crewmate or an imposter? Halloween will be unforgettable when you embrace the viral game that made quarantine a blast. Be careful not to reveal your true identity while the Halloween night is still young!

Lava Girl Costume

Sabrina Carpenter in a Lava Girl costume inspired by the movie Shark Boy and Lava Girl.

Source: r/SabrinaCarpenter

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You are never too old to live through your childhood heroes, Shark Boy and Lava Girl. This memorable Halloween costume will give you a surprising superhero look. It will also prove you have superpowers of your own with one of those powers being the most unique costume in the room. 

Jessie Of Team Rocket Halloween Costume

A woman and a man in Jessie and James of Team Rocket costumes, inspired by Pokémon.

Source: r/gaming

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We love this Halloween costume idea for couples. But you can also ride solo without James and be Pokémon fans’ favorite female villain. Bust out that Pokémon Go app and be a Pokémon master all Halloween night!

The Bride Of Chucky Costume

Whitney Reneé Anderson Orme dressed as Bride of Chucky.

Source: Bella Hair and Makeup

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What’s scarier than a murderous Bride of Chucky? Not much, especially when you integrate fake blood and a serious smoky eye in this character costume. Plus, there is no need to worry about getting your wedding dress dirty. It should already be a bloody mess! 

The Mysterious Mrs. Peacock Costume

Jess Witkins dressed as Mrs. Peacock from Cluedo for Halloween.

Source: Jess Witkins’ Happiness Project

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Who committed the crime on Halloween night? Was it Mrs. Peacock in the basement with a glowstick? Even a Halloween rave can transform into a murder mystery event. Hide your secret until it’s too late for anyone to get a clue. 

The Shining Twins Costume

Two women dressed as the Grady twins, with bloody costumes inspired by the movie The Shining.

Source: Buzzfeed

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We know there are many believers that Halloween night must be full of terror, especially when it comes to costumes. Be one of the creepiest twin ghosts with your best friend this year, and you’ll undoubtedly spread fear among the party. Better yet, scare off everyone waiting in line at the bar and get your drink first.

Glammed Up And Always Relaxed Ariana Grande Costume

A photo of Ariana Grande in an oversized yellow hoodie and thigh-high boots, walking with Pete Davidson.

Source: Footwear News

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The icon of pop culture this decade is here, and YOU can catch on her comfy vibe while still slaying in some knee-high boots. Ariana Grande’s look can be recreated easily with a high ponytail and any oversized sweatshirt. 

Now that we’ve hooked you up with plenty of unique Halloween costume ideas, start planning for an unforgettable night to go with your ultimate college experience!

Written by The Metamorphosis

The Metamorphosis is a lifestyle blog about the journey of college to adulting. Here you can find the tips for college, self-improvement, adulting, and more.

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