80 Halloween Costume Ideas Inspired by Movies and TV Shows

You don't have to go out to go all out.

A collage pf characters from TV shows and movies
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It's that time of year again! Even if your grand plans consist of a scary movie marathon and a spooky cocktail, dressing up as one of your favorite TV or movie characters for Halloween is a low-lift way to pretend you're someone else for a night. Did we mention that all of these "costumes" double as (mostly) practical and stylish additions to your wardrobe? Keep on scrolling...and scrolling...because we've got 82 options for your 2021 Halloween escapades. Once you've decided which character you'll be channeling this Halloween, all that's left is to pick a spectacular eye makeup look.

Sara Holzman
Sara Holzman

Sara Holzman is the Fashion Editor at Marie Claire covering runway trends and tracking down the latest finds to buy and wear. When she’s not writing about fashion, she pens about the best places to jet-off to.