10 Halloween costumes that sum up 2023

10 Halloween costumes that sum up 2023
Halloween costume trends
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Halloween is next week (or this weekend if you're celebrating early) and so many of us will be trying to scramble a last-minute costume together.

From Barbenheimer to Taylor Swift, this year has been jam-packed with pop culture moments and so there are a number of options to choose from that are relevant and fresh.

And with TikTok being a great source for all things Halloween-inspired, the possibilities are endless.

Here is a rundown of the costumes that best represent 2023 - if that's the vibe you're going for:

Taylor Swift and Travis Kelce


gonna see a lot of these costumes this year 😭😂 #traviskelce #taylorswift #halloween #nfl (via kidsuper/IG)

With pop star Taylor Swift and Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce making headlines with their rumoured romance, there's no doubt this will be a popular couple's costume.

Meanwhile, one couple was ahead of the trend as Makayla and Nick Stephens dressed up as the celebrity couple back in 2020 - years before Swift and Kelce got together, and now their holiday photo has gone viral.

Or Taylor Swift (from any era)


2 more months!! 🎃 part 2? #fyp #fyppppppppppppppppppppppp #taylorswiftedit #halloween #halloweencostume #ideas

If you wantfell to dress up as Taylor Swift for Halloween, then the internet is full of inspiration thanks to Swifties dressing up in singer's different album eras when attending the Eras Tour live shows.

Whether, it's debut, Fearless, Speak Now, Red, 1989, reputation, Lover, Folklore, Evermore or Midnights, there are costume tutorials and guides out there for every single one.

AI-generated Pope in a Puffer Jacket

Artificial intelligence has improved in recent years, so much so this realistic photo generated by AI of the Pope Francis in a white puffer jacket had people scratching their heads, unsure on whether it was real.

The image quickly became a viral meme, so this would be a great 2023 meme to recreate for Halloween - and you'll be kept warm wearing a puffer jacket.

Carmy from the Bear


yes jeff #fyp #thebear #jeremyallenwhite #halloween #halloweencostume

Season 2 of The Bear was released in June this year, and viewers love Jeremy Allen White's character the intense award-winning chef - a costume that is easy to put together with a white t-shirt, black trousers and a blue apron.

Daisy Jones & the Six


ahead of my time @daisyjonesandthesix #halloween #halloweeninspo #halloween2023 #fyp #foryou

Channel the 1970s by recreating looks from Daisy Jones & The Six, after the TV adaptation was released back in March - this could make a great group costume.

Some of the different elements include flared trousers, crochet tops, kimonos, and florals while not forgetting the knee-high platform boots.

Kendall Roy from Succession


My boy squiggle cooked up this beat for me #kendallroy #halloween #ltotheog #succession #successionhbo #jeremystrong #fyp #foryoupage

Viewers were devastated when the final season of Successionaired back in May this year, but fans can recreate one of the show's most iconic moments - Kendall Roy displaying his rap skills with his song 'L to the OG'.

To channel Kendall, you'll need a pinstripe NY Yankees jersey, and a white shirt with a black bowtie.

Rihanna at the Super Bowl


best couple’s costume if you ask me #halloween #couplescostume #rihanna #rihannasuperbowl #rihannahalftimeshow

Rihanna playing her biggest hits while pregnant at this year's Super Bowl was one of the musical highlights of 2023, so there was no doubt it would also be a go-to costume for Halloween.

And if you're looking for a group costume, then other pals can dress up in white as the backup dancers - which inspired plenty of memes.



#greenscreen Barbenheimer will be the number 1. Count it ONE. Couples Halloween cotume this year. You heard it here first. #barbie #barbenheimer #oppenheimer #halloween #couplescostume

With the release of the Barbie movie and Oppenheimeron the same day (July 21), 2023 was truly a Barbenheimer summer, and so this will no doubt inspire many looks this Halloween.

For those who want to dress as Barbie there are a number of looks to choose from - roller-skating Barbie, cowgirl Barbie and disco Barbie etc, while with Ken you have surfer Ken, cowboy Ken, or the white fur coat look with the bandana and glasses.

While bright and bold colours are seen in Barbie, those dressing up in an Oppenheimer look should be suited and booted in muted tones from the 1940s - with a porkpie hat and a cigarette or smoking pipe.

Justin and Hailey Bieber


“Another one. Thank u!” 🤣 #justinbieber #haileybieber #jailey #halloween #couplecostumes #bieberfever #costume

Justin and Hailey Bieber became a meme this year for their different styles, with Hailey dressing up when attending events while Justin goes for the more casual and relaxed look.

This is a pretty easy couples costume as you can recreate the look with clothes from your own wardrobe.

Paris bed bugs


Easy Halloween costume: Parisian bedbugs video inspo: @Danielle Pinnock #halloweencostume

The news of bedbugs infesting public transport in Paris soon became a viral concern as videos circulated of the critters on TikTok so what better way to reference a recent trend than by dressing up as a bedbug for Halloween?

(After all, Londoners have been petrified of bugs arriving on the tubes and trains).

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