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Halloween Costume Trends 2022

The tradition “of wearing costumes” originated with the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain, when people would light bonfires and wear costumes to ward off ghosts.The evening before was known as All Hallows Eve, and later Halloween. Over time, Halloween evolved into a day of activities like trick-or-treating, carving jack-o-lanterns, festive gatherings, donning costumes and eating treats.

Now, Let's kick off October with awesome costume trends. The show Stranger Things has gotten extremely popular since season 4 released May 27th, 2022. Costumes & cosplay of all the characters (especially Eddie Munson) have been spread all over the internet & Halloween stores have stocked up on trending costumes especially from the shows ‘Stranger Things’, ‘Squid Game’ & ‘Naruto’.

No.1 costume is Joseph Quinn’s ‘Stranger Things’ character Eddie Munson. Eddie developed a passionate fanbase in season 4, and thankfully his look is pretty easy to put together for Halloween. All you need is a curly wig, a Hellfire Club shirt, ripped jeans, denim jacket & rings.

No.2 costume is Tom Cruise’s ‘Top Gun’: Miles Teller’s character Rooster, the son of Goose from the first Top Gun film, who took over tiktok. Grab a button-down shirt, aviator sunglasses and a fake mustache for this look, and finish it off with a top-volume rendition of “Great Balls of Fire.”

No.3 costume is Alexa Demie in ‘Euphoria’. Euphoria’s second season spawned many iconic looks, but nothing quite tops Maddy’s black cutout dress with matching gloves from the premiere episode. Be sure to emulate her winged liner and brown lipstick for the finishing touch.

No.4 costume is Steven Yeun in ‘Nope’. Nope’s star-studded cast means you have plenty of characters to choose a costume from, but Steven Yeun’s outfit in the film is one of the easiest to replicate. All you need is a white button- down, a red blazer and a white cowboy hat.

No.5 Harry Styles had a lot of big moments in 2022 from the release of his album Harry’s House to his role in ‘Don’t Worry Darling’ but one of his biggest moments was performing at Coachella. Grab a mic and a sparkly jumpsuit and you're ready to rock.

No.6 Taylor Swift turned heads in this Oscar de la Renta minidress at the MTV VMAs this year, where she made the surprise announcement of her Midnights album. While the singer’s look comes with a high price, you can replicate the look with a high frilly silver dress and matching red lipstick. (Or if you're crafty, drape stands of tinsel over a nude bodysuit and some high heels!)

Hopefully these trends are enough for inspiration. Let's look forward to 2023-2024 Halloween costume trends!

Cover Image courtesy of Universal Pictures

Taylor Swift Image courtesy of Arturo Holmes/Getty Images

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