Top 10 Projected Halloween Costumes

By: Gracie King | Editor in Chief| mhk1724@jagmail.southalabama.edu

Feeling uninspired this Halloween? It can be extremely difficult to pull your head from reality as a college student to think of an effortlessly cool and relevant Halloween costume. No worries! We’ve got some great ideas to replicate or draw inspiration from to achieve your best costume yet!

  1. Maddy from “Euphoria”

There are about a million different iconic looks you can do for Maddy. From her slicked hairstyles and cutout bodycon dresses to her flashy cheer uniform and graphic eyeliner, you can channel your inner unbothered mean girl with whatever outfit you choose to replicate. 

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  1. Eddie from “Stranger Things Vol. 4”

It’s no secret that Eddie from the most recent season of Netflix hit, “Stranger Things”, is one of the show’s most popular side characters. His look is simple: stacked silver rings on all your fingers, a Hellfire Club t-shirt, a denim jacket, and a shaggy, long brown wig will complete the ensemble. 

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  1. Rooster from “Top Gun: Maverick”

An instant classic, “Top Gun: Maverick” revived the classic 80s aesthetic we all know and love. For this costume, a Hawaiian shirt and muscle tank, a pair of aviators, and a healthy mustache are all you’ll need. 

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  1. Pamela Anderson and Tommy Lee from “Pam and Tommy”

As Y2K trends remain a fashion staple, this is the perfect choice for a couple looking for an edgy yet fashionable costume. To achieve this look, it’s all about the little details. Tommy would do best in a white muscle tank, spartan sunglasses, and a silver chain. Pam’s iconic blonde hair is a must – pair that with a Y2K slip dress, chunky heels, and overlined lips. 

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  1. Janine Teagues from “Abbott Elementary”

Hulu’s most recent comedy mockumentary, “Abbott Elementary”, has already made a name for itself with several Emmy nominations and wins. To recreate Ms. Teagues’s classic teacher outfit, go for a floor-length skirt, neutral turtleneck, and a chunky belt. 

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  1. Witch inspired by “Hocus Pocus 2”

Millennials and Gen-Zers were more than thrilled to see the reboot of the Halloween cult classic, “Hocus Pocus”. The recent sequel is inspiring many to get in touch with their witchy side. Grab a pointy hat, a patterned cape, and tights, and you’re set! 

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  1. Elvis Presley 

The most recent celebrity biopic, “Elvis”, caused quite a stir this summer. While Presley has remained an iconic figure in American pop culture, the movie enlightened and inspired newer generations. This costume may be a bit harder to replicate as Presley was mainly known for his flashy and ostentatious jumpsuits. 

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  1. Alice and Jack Chambers from “Don’t Worry Darling”

Some of the most interesting celebrity gossip came from the set of Olivia Wilde’s “Don’t Worry Darling”.  While the controversy was hot, the characters’ outfits were even hotter. This is another great costume for a couple looking for something fresh and different. For Alice, any 50s-era knee-length dress with a half-up-half-down hairstyle will do. As for Jack, a nice sport coat, tie, and dress pants will complete this Stepford Wives-esque look. 

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  1. Michael Myers from “Halloween”

Slasher movies like “Halloween” and “Scream” are proving to be a big trend this Halloween. These costumes are simple enough: you just need a mask!

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  1.  Barbie 

“Bimbocore”, one of the many aesthetic trends to come out of TikTok, is still making waves throughout the fashion and pop culture worlds. You can really have fun with this costume – anything excessively neon pink will get the job done. “Barbie”, starring Margot Robbie and Ryan Gosling, is also a great reference to really nail down a certain look.

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