If you enlisted the help of Pinterest to search for that perfect Halloween costume this year – you are not alone. With more than 300 million Halloween pins, Pinterest is a treasure trove of potential Halloween costumes.
According to Pinterest UK, these are the most searched for Halloween costumes in 2018. Although some are very topical (searches for “Royal Wedding” couples costumes are way up), others feel totally random (dinosaur family costumes are a big deal this year apparently).
So when Halloween rolls around at the end of the month, don’t be surprised to find some (or all) of these popular costumes at your Halloween party.
Tonya Harding is popular thanks to the biopic.
The troubled but talented figure skater is especially popular this year thanks to Margot Robbie’s portrayal of the athlete in last year’s film “I, Tonya.”
“Riverdale” character costumes continue to be extra popular.
“Riverdale,” in general, is huge this year – as it was last year. Expect to see couples’ dressed as Betty (pull on a pale pink sweater) and Jughead (all you need is a beanie and motorcycle jacket) or crews of friends dressed like the whole gang.
‘90s icons like Britney Spears never go out of style.
Interest in “’90s icons” are high this year. We’re talking vintage Britney Spears circa the “…Baby One More Time,” Avril Lavigne, or The Spice Girls.
Expect tons of “Black Panther” cosplay this year.
Marvel costumes are always a hit, but “Black Panther” was the true breakout film this year. Expect to see men dressed like T’Challa and ladies rocking their best Nakia looks.
Edna Mode from “The Incredibles” is getting a lot of buzz.
Edna Mode from both “Incredibles” films is extremely popular this year, probably due to the fact that “Incredibles 2” dominated the box office this summer. You can get an Edna Mode adult costume at Party City for $US60.
“Mamma Mia” character costumes are super popular after this summer’s sequel.
The most popular costume searches on Pinterest this year are costumes based on characters in “Mamma Mia.” This summer’s sequel brought about a resurgence of interest in the film franchise, and Meryl Streep’s Dynamos costumes are especially popular.
Astrology-inspired makeup is trending.
Astrology-inspired makeup and costumes are extremely popular this year. Galactic, celestial, and space-minded fx makeup are all trending on Pinterest this fall.
Frida Kahlo is popular, thanks in part to her forever-iconic look.
The legendary artist is a popular costume choice every year, and this year is no different. Even Beyoncé dressed like the iconic Mexican artist in 2014 and it’s remained popular since.
Cow costumes are surprisingly trendy this year.
Interesting, Pinterest reported a 680% increase in searches for “cow” Halloween costumes this year. Apparently, people can’t get their hands on enough adult cow costumes this like one.
Dessert-inspired DIY friendship costumes are big on Pinterest.
A rising trend in couples costumes is dessert duos. Pinterest saw a ton of searches around ice-cream and cotton candy-inspired DIY outfits.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s royal wedding will be everywhere this year.
By far, the most popular couples costume this year will be Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, but more specifically – their royal wedding looks. For those who can’t find a wedding dress for the night, Meghan’s iconic street style looks are all equally desirable.
An easy Bandit DIY couples costume is trending.
An easy couples costume that is trending is this DIY bandits costume. The costume is basically just a striped shirt, a black beanie, and a “burglar mask.”
Alison Brie and Betty Gilpin’s “Glow” characters are popular.
Be on the lookout for BFFs dressed like Alison Brie and and Betty Gilpin’s characters on the Netflix series “Glow.” Tons of people are searching for Zoya the Destroya and Liberty Belle costumes to wear as a pair.
An Avocado Toast homemade costume is going viral.
People cannot get enough of this DIY Avocado Toast costume. Despite the fact that food site Extra Crispy deemed avocado toast “not cool” anymore, it’s apparently very cool to wear on Halloween.
“The Incredibles” is a popular family costume.
A hugely popular family costume this year is to all go as someone from “The Incredibles.” Edna Mode is a popular solo costume, but couples all want to be Elastigirl and Mr. Incredible.
“Dinosaur family” seems to be taking off this year.
Interestingly, one of the most popular group costume searches on Pinterest is “dinosaur family.” Although they went extinct, dinosaurs as a Halloween costume apparently never go out of style.
Neverland is a perfect costume for any size group.
Disney costumes are always en vogue, but tons of groups this year are searching for their own versions of Neverland. Wendy, Peter, Hook, or the crocodile – there are more than enough characters in “Peter Pan” to go around, which makes this group costume a constant favourite.
Carnival-themed family costumes are extra cute.
Pinterest reported a ton of searches for family costumes on the “carnival” theme. Dancers, acrobats, lion tamers, oh my.
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