Top 10 Halloween Costume Ideas For 2017

October 04, 2017 6:00 AM ‐ Halloween

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Need inspiration finding the best Halloween costume for 2017? Here's a list of the ten most popular and trending outfit ideas ahead of the spooky season.

10. 'Baywatch' Character

Baywatch Halloween Costume

The L.A. based television show 'Baywatch' was huge in the 90s, but this year it return to the cinema in the form of a feature film starring Dwayne Johnson and Zac Efron. As a result of its return, it looks like 'Baywatch' babes and hunks might be one of the most popular costumes this halloween.

9. Lara Croft From 'Tomb Raider'

Lara Croft Costume

A few weeks ago the trailer was released for a brand new 'Tomb Raider' movie and already the movie's iconic heroine, Lara Croft played by Alicia Vikander is inspiring Halloween costume choices. Lara's rugged look has been familiar with gamers since the first game was released in 1996. Lara was brought back to life by Angelina Jolie in the 2001 movie 'Tomb Raider' and its sequel, 'The Cradle of Life' in 2003. Swedish actress Alicia Vikander takes over the role in the latest movie which is due for release in 2018.

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8. Jon Snow From 'Game Of Thrones'

Jon Snow Costume

'Game Of Thrones' is one of the biggest cultural phenomenons of the last few years, so it's no surprise that searches for Jon Snow costumes are rapidly on the rise as we approach Halloween, as are costumes of other characters which feature in the show.

7. 'Ghostbusters' Character

Ghostbusters Costume

Last year 'Ghostbusters' return to the big screen with an all new female cast and it was Jillian Holtzmann, played by Kate McKinnon that inspired Halloween party-goers last year. It was well reported that in 2016 Holtzmann was the most popular Halloween costume. This year, 'Ghostbusters' costumes are still in the top ten but have dropped down the list slightly.

6. Eleven From 'Stranger Things'

Eleven Costume

The Netflix original 'Stranger Things' made quite a splash around Halloween last year and with a second series of the show due just days before Halloween, the characters are still on the minds of fans as we approach Halloween. According to search trends, Eleven is the most popular costume of all the characters from the show.

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5. Scarecrow

Scarecrow Costume

As well as being a supervillain from the DC Comics universe, and adversary Batman, scarecrows are also a classic Halloween costume. Their creepy, sack cloth faces and oddly inhuman, lumpy, straw-filled bodies are enough to give anyone a firght.

4. Belle From 'Beauty & The Beast'

Belle Costume

Last year princess were the 18h most popular Halloween costumer, but since the release of Disney's live action re-make of the classic 'Beauty & The Beast', interest in the costumer as warn on screen by Emma Watson has sky rocketed it, making the Disney princess one of the most popular outfits this Halloween.

3. Unicorn

Unicorn Costume

Unicorns are seriously hot right now. It seems that inflatable unicorns were the must-have accessory around the pool in the summer and now they are one of the ultimate Halloween costumes for 2017, despite the fact that they are in no way scary or related to Halloween.

2. Pennywise The Clown From 'It'

Pennywise Costume

It should comes as no surprise that clown costumes come in as the second most popular costume this year. Last year there was the craze of creepy clowns which spread around the world and horror fans have just been treated to the cinematic release of Stephen King's 'It', one of the highest grossing horror movies of all time.

Everyone knows clowns are terrifying, so whether it's a generic creepy clown you're dressed as or Stephen King's Pennywise himself, you're sure to get the desired effect at any party this autumn.

1. Wonder Woman

Wonder Woman Costume

We've already seen that movies have had a massive influence on the top ten costumes this Halloween and the top spot is no exception. The outfit which is getting the most attention this year is one which was first made famous by Lynda Carter in 1975.

The latest incarnation of the DC classic sees Gal Gadot take on the role of Diana and her secret, superhero alter-ego, Wonder Woman.


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