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Are You Ready For Halloween? Trendy Costume Ideas For 2023

Your friends have invited you earlier in the year for their annual Halloween house party, or perhaps a thematic night out of cocktails and clubbing. You RSVP'ed and months have passed till today - where you realised that you are absolutely unprepared with no costume.


Fear not, because we have compiled a list of costume ideas based of the biggest pop culture trends of the previous year to make you look drop-dead (ahem) gorgeous.


Barbiecore

Vintage Americana has been single-handedly revived by Greta Gerwig's Barbie.
Vintage Americana has been single-handedly revived by Greta Gerwig's Barbie.

Barbie broke cinema this year, bringing many people back to the cinema after a hiatus due to COVID-19.


It did so with its violently use of a pink colour palette, eccentric costume choices and of course - Margot Robbie.


There's also something for the guys - after all, what is Barbie without Ken?

Say hello to the return of violent lycra and roller skating.
Say hello to the return of violent lycra and roller skating.

The movie is probably the most iconic of the year and is full of sassy and timeless looks.


From cowgirl barbie to skater barbie, the options are endless. Choose your favourite look and remember - the pinker, the better.


Cillian Murphy

Murphy's portrayal of Oppenheimer has been marked as one of his best performances.
Murphy's portrayal of Oppenheimer has been marked as one of his best performances.

If Margot Robbie is the silver screen woman of the year, we literally cannot avoid mentioning the actor who played the main protagonist and the namesake of the blockbuster film Oppenheimer.





The Irish gentleman has played multiple notable characters over the years, notably Robert J Oppenheimer (flavour of the year), Thomas Shelby (for the edgy boys) and Scarecrow from Batman (for the comic book fans). He looks good in all these roles - and you can definitely bring this energy for Halloween.


Wednesday Addams

Jenna Ortega won hearts over with her portrayal the gloomy goth teenager Wednesday Addams.
Jenna Ortega won hearts over with her portrayal the gloomy goth teenager Wednesday Addams.

The multi-talented and anti-social teenager played by Jenna Ortega has been on our minds since the series ‘Wednesday’ debuted on Netflix at the end of last year.


Dressed almost exclusively in black and sporting her signature hairdo of bangs and twin pigtail braids, Wednesday Addams is a classic character that has made a timely return in 2023.

Wednesday's wardrobe options are unified by a single theme - embracing monochromatism.
Wednesday's wardrobe options are unified by a single theme - embracing monochromatism.

If you are interested in dressing up as Wednesday, her simple gothic school uniform look with black clogs is easy to assemble, and you can even purchase a replica of “Thing”, her trusty butler online.


Don’t worry too much about the exact wardrobe - after all, Wednesday’s most defining character trait is her absolute disdain for social interaction. Simply imagine waking up on the absolute wrong side of the bed and you are more than good to go.


Carmy from The Bear

The easiest outfit on the list - although it might require you to adopt Jeremy Allen-White's arm day regime.
The easiest outfit on the list - although it might require you to adopt Jeremy Allen-White's arm day regime.

The Bear has become one of my favourite TV shows of all time. As to how a mini series comprising 20-ish minute episodes is able to convey the high pressure working environment of the culinary service line, alongside themes of mental health and the intricacies of interpersonal relationships makes the show an absolute masterclass - thanks to the fantastic performances of each character.

Bonus points if you are sporting arm ink or own a pair of kitchen shoes from a previous job.
Bonus points if you are sporting arm ink or own a pair of kitchen shoes from a previous job.

Jeremy Allen-White’s portrayal of an ex-chef from the fine dining world has single-handedly revived the white t-shirt trend lost in the early 2000’s, and his simple and consistent wardrobe through the show of white t-shirt, work pants and birkenstock clogs have created a simple yet easily recognisable look.


(ps. Do yourself a favour and binge this show over the weekend if you haven't seen it.)


Miles Morales/Spider Gwen

What better couple outfit is there than our super-couple of the year?
What better couple outfit is there than our super-couple of the year?

Lastly, what Halloween costume list would be complete without a superhero inspired one? Spiderman’s Beyond the Spider-Verse was one of the standouts of the year, alongside The Flash, but let’s leave red spandex out of the picture since we are in Singapore.


The film featured fantastic screen adaptations of beloved characters from the Spider-Verse, notably Miles Morales and Spider-Gwen. Their costumes and characters were perfectly interpreted on the big screen, and make for insanely cool halloween costumes - bonus if you want to use them in tandem for a couple costume.


At the end of the day - dress as what you like or as whoever best represents you as a character. Halloween is after all, meant to be fun and not stressful. If you enjoyed today's article, subscribe to our newsletter for more lifestyle content, as well as our regular programming of



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