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.
Barb, Stranger Things
Harley Quinn, Suicide Squad
Jesse, The Neon Demon
Rey, Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Amy Dunne, Gone Girl
Furiosa, Mad Max
Ava, Ex Machina
The Get Down
Beyoncé in literally any scene of Lemonade
Orange Is the New Black
Kimmy Schmidt, The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
Agatha, The Grand Budapest Hotel
The Assholes, High Maintenance
Negasonic Teenage Warhead, Deadpool
Michonne, The Walking Dead
Abbi Abrams and Ilana Wexler, Broad City
Daenerys Targaryen, Game Of Thrones