Predicting the Season’s Most Popular Costumes

Pennywise from It

Since the release of the moive’s remake, Instagram has been filled with tons of makeup and costume tips dedicated to everyone’s favorite scary clown, Pennywise. Many It copycats have already hit the party scene, so expect plenty more as the spooky holiday approaches. And, because it’s Halloween, sexy It is also a thing.

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Wonder Woman

Theaters were crammed this year with women and young girls watching Gal Gadot bring to life the princess of the Amazons in Wonder Woman. Now fans are getting a chance emulate the unconquerable warrior for themselves. And what better time to roll out a bunch of lassos of truth to fight for justice than now?

Harley Quinn

Thanks to last year’s release of Suicide Squad, Harley Quinn was a huge hit, and that trend is showing no signs of stopping. Sure, freaky clowns like It are fun, but with the same amount of face paint, partygoers can take on the dual role of supervillain/sometimes-hero instead.

Joker and Batman

The male centric pop-culture costumes are lacking this year, so anticipate plenty of fallbacks, such as sport stars, President Trumps and Wolverines. But since Harley Quinn is still having her moment, the Joker is sure to follow. And where the Joker goes, Batman is close behind.

Glam Skeletons

Skeletons are always on trend, but beauty skeletons are making their mark thanks to Instagram. Glitter, jewels and makeup that create essentially an x-ray look on the surface blend the perfect mix of passion for beauty and creepiness all in one.

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💀15 MILLION VIEWS! 👻 I still can't believe that its real. I've been waiting an entire year to repost this photo. This photo literally changed my life last year on Halloween when it went viral and reached 15 million views on Facebook in 3 days. I'll always be humbled for all of the followers and brands who have reached out to me from this Diamond Skull look. It was featured in @cosmopolitan as well, which was huge for me (Thank you Cosmo)!🌸 Never in a million years did I expect that. I wanted to thank all of you for your recreations this year, I love seeing all of them (there's literally thousands of you!) Full tutorial on this look is on my YouTube channel now. ✨ #diamondskull #halloween

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Daenerys and Jon Snow

This last season of Game of Thrones just killed it, so despite first airing in 2011, the two George R.R. Martin characters still manage to be crowd favorites. Just be prepared to bend the knee if you’re going as Jon Snow: there’s bound to be plenty of Breaker of Chains looking to rule this Halloween.

Undead Unicorn

And for those looking to stand out on the 31st, Undead Unicorns à la video game Undead Nightmare is one majestic creature costume we hope to see more of. It’s like a unicorn frappuccino—just not as scary.  

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