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Pop culture Halloween costumes are always all the rage every year.

I mean, who wouldn't love getting all dressed up as your fave movie character/social media star/gas meme?

Some of these costume ideas are so 2018 and others are pure classics.

So maybe chuck that weathered witches hat in the bin and forget about those shitty devil ears and embrace something a bit more quirky…

1. Mia Wallace

This is an iconic look, made famous by Quentin Tarantino's Pulp Fiction, this look is an easy one if you're in a bit of a last-minute dither. Short black wig, slash of red lippie, white shirt and black trousers and of course, the ciggie for show. Now al you gotta do is the twist with someone dressed as Joh Travolta's Vinny. 


Mia Wallace ° ° ° ° ° #quentintarantino #tarantino #movie #90smovie #vintagemovies #retro #miawallace

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2. Any Riverdale character 

This cringe-fest on the CW has given us so much Halloween inspo. You could be Betty Cooper – tight high ponytails and granny clothes, or Veronica Lodge – a sixteen-year-old who goes to school every day in a short Blair Walforf-eque dress, heels and a string of pearls.

Jughead Jones is easy – plonk a hat on your head and write 'Southside Serpent' on a black leather jacket. See? So many ideas. 


Meet me at Pop's #Riverdale

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3. Mamma Mia!

It was the movie of the summer and you could literally wear something sparkly and say you're one of the characters. However, if you wanna channel Young Donna, think 1970's bohemian style – floaty dresses and flowy skirts, lots of denim and wedge sandals. Don't forget to lash on the jewellery as well and voila.

 4. Cher Horowitz 

She is and always will be a Queen of pop culture. Clueless gave us Cher, the spoilt rich LA kid embodies all that is 1990's teenage hood fashion. So break out that checkered yellow two-piece you must have somewhere and dig up a phone with an antennae. As if!

5. Carrie

One of the most famous gals in cinema horror, bullied teen Carrie White after she gets pigs blood dumped on her is a timeless nod to pop culture. 

Get a white/pale-coloured fancy dress, a sash saying 'Prom Queen' if poss and a plastic tiara. Then just go for it- slather the fake blood EVERYWHERE. The messier the better. 


#stephenking #carrie1976

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6. Ariana Grande

The undisputed Pop Queen of 2018.

This gal has been through a lot so pull that hair up into the highest ponytail possible, slick on that eyeliner and channel the 'God is a Woman' vid. 

7. Steve Harrington

It wouldn't be Halloween without a Stranger Things reference, now would it?

King Steve, Hawkin's resident babysitter, is an easy one – '80s-inspired tight jeans, a grey windbreaker, yellow gloves and whoosh up that hair with some major hairspray. Baseball bat with nails optional. 

8. Michael Myers

This one ahs been popular since the first Halloween movie came out in 1978, however in honour of the final and fab Halloween movie being released this month, we had to include the serial killer that's slashed his way through the teenage babysitters of Haddonfield. 

9. Sabrina the Teenage Witch 

Although we love the '90s Nickelodeon version, thanks to the Netflix reboot Sabrina might become a Halloween staple costume again. 


Blow the candles and make a wish. Something witchy is coming your way tomorrow. #CAOS

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10. Hormone Monster from Big Mouth 

If you haven't seen this f*cking hilarious Netflix show, then do ASAP. 

The Hormone Monsters Maury and Connie have quickly become TV show classics and it's so easy to be them this year – all you need is some fake fur, a big wig and some horns. 

12. Meghan Markle 

It wouldn't be a 2018 Halloween if you didn't see at least a handful of Meghan costumes around. 

You can do wedding Meghan were she looked like a Disney princess or Royal Tour Meghan…we'd go for the bride look tho. Classy and fab. Kinda like her.  


It's a little over a week until Halloween, so now's the time to get planning this year's epic costume.

For 2015, we've pledged to ditch the sexy sailor/sexy soldier/sexy witch scenario and go for something a little more original.

If you need inspiration, just take a look back at the goings-on over the last year. Or, read below, because we've done all the hard work for you.

Here are 11 pop-culture Halloween looks that'll ensure you stand out from the crowd*

*unless everyone else in the crowd has read this article too

1. Nicki Minaj at the 2015 VMAs
Put on your finest gold dress and keep saying 'Miley What's Good' with increased levels of malice.


2. Miley herself at the 2015 VMAs
She wore a whole load of costumes on the night, but this one would be SO easy to replicate. Tinsel and a leotard. Done.

Or, head to your nearest fabric shop and throw this one together:


3. Disgust from Inside Out
You'll need to paint yourself green and locate a green wig. Plus, your levels of sass will need to be at an all-time high.


4. A basic girl
Ugg boots, yoga pants/leggings, a North Face jacket, matching hat and scarf and of course the obligatory Starbucks autumn-themed cup,


5. Or take it to the next level and be a Pumpkin Spice Latte
The basic girl's BFF.


6. The Snapchat rainbow vomit filter
This one's make-up only, so you can wear whatever you like. Find the tutorial here


7. Your favourite emoji
You'll need some good strong card, construction paper and glue. We'll be giving the poo emoji a go this year, as modelled by this beautiful pug:


8. Kylie Jenner in selfie mode
You'll need: A crop top/sports bra, joggers or tracksuit bottoms, mental fake eyelashes, a black/green/blonde wig, LOTS of lip liner and of course… an iPhone.


9. Her big sis Kim in internet-breaking mode
Find a black dress, sew a football or two in, stick on a martini glass… done.


10. Selena Gomez as 'Arsyn' in the Bad Blood video
All of the costumes are doable, but we loved Selena's black bobbed wig and general villainous demeanour.


11. The pizza rat
Remember him?

Well, one company has capitalised on that to make all of your Halloween dreams come true.

Find the costume here.

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