Check out these pop culture DIY Hallowe'en costume ideas

Check out these pop culture DIY Hallowe'en costume ideas

Throwing a Hallowe'en party? Or dressing up to go trick or treating?

Here are some trending costume ideas that won't break the bank.

Top Gun Maverick


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The Tom Cruise sequel broke records at the box office so it's no surprise it's trending for Hallowe'en 2022. All you need is a white tee under a khaki shirt/army shirt. Many outdoor stores will sell these kinds of shirts or badges if you don't already own something similar. Throw on your aviator sunglasses and you're good to go

 Stranger Things



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Hellfire Club is calling this Hallowe'en. We all fell in love with Eddie Munson this year and thankfully his look is pretty easy to copy. Denim jacket, ripped jeans, messy hair, metal jewellery. Sprinkle some rocker attitude in there and you're all set



Honestly, you can invest in some gorgeous pieces that will look good all year round here. A bustier and animal print skirt can easily channel Cassie, or pick up anything furry, pink, sheer and glittery to channel Jules. If half your wardrobe is gothic, you already have the Kat look, or wear your favourite crop top with matching flares and winged liner to channel Maddie Perez. These looks would look best as a group, so if you need a party theme, this could be it.


She's a favourite costume look, and considering her recent passing, a tribute to Olivia Newton-John would be bang on trend this year. Many stores will stock "wet look" leggings or faux leather pants. Look for a black tee with a square neck and don't forget the red lip!

Elle Woods


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If most of your wardrobe is already pink this is a no-brainer. Elle has a few looks, but her fuschia dress and heels are iconic. If you have any furry stationery carry it with your glittery notebook, and remember to bend...and snap!

Hocus Pocus

The Sanderson sisters are back! Whether you want to be Winifred, Mary, Sarah or just a regular witch, this costume is always a winning Halloween look. The key here is layers-sheer/lace tops/long full skirted dresses, and corset tops or belts around it. Add fishnet tights/sheer tights/ and make sure you have the make-up and hair to go with it. Vintage/charity shops would be great to browse for items for this look.

Harry Styles

Let's be honest, a lot of the time he looks like he's wearing a costume anyway. If you have bold coloured pants, get them out! Team with a satin gem-coloured shirt or a pinstripe shirt. Throw in a feather boa and big shades. Mabye some ironic blusher. You can have fun with this look and definitely dishevel your hair too.