The 22 New Cult-Favorite Halloween Costumes

Time to toss those cat ears

Halloween is just about a month away, which means it’s time to really start considering your costume of choice for this year’s party circuit. Let’s be real, how many more times are you going to throw on a pair of cat ears at the very last minute? It’s time to be more creative. 

We rounded up 22 of the new cult-favorite costumes that are very significant to the year 2016. Taken from our favorite movies and TV series from the past couple of years, these characters are not only fun, but they're also relevant. Plus, you’ll also earn yourself a few more brownie points for creativity than you would by cutting eye holes into a white sheet. You may even have everything you need in your own closet for many of these—which is too quite a bonus. 

Whether you throw on your yellow cardigan and pink pants to play Kimmy Schmidt or put in the time to transform the back of your head into a machine à la Ava from Ex Machina, we rounded up 22 costume ideas that are guaranteed to be a hit this year. And don’t worry, there’s plenty of group costumes in there in case you’ll be party hopping with your crew. 

Click through the gallery below to check out the 22 Halloween costumes that are so 2016. And please, toss the cat headband.