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.

Photo via Netflix

Barb, Stranger Things

Photo via FOX

Scream Queens

Photo via DC/Warner Bros

Harley Quinn, Suicide Squad

Photo via A24 Films

Spring Breakers

Photo via Amazon Studios

Jesse, The Neon Demon

Photo via Lucasfilm / Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures

Rey, Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Photo via 20th Century Fox

Amy Dunne, Gone Girl

Photo via Warner Bros

Furiosa, Mad Max

Ava, Ex Machina

Photo via A24 Films

The Get Down

Photo via Parkwood Entertainment / Columbia Records

Beyoncé in literally any scene of Lemonade     

Photo via Netflix

Orange Is the New Black   

Photo via Netflix

Kimmy Schmidt, The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

Photo via 20th Century Fox

Agatha, The Grand Budapest Hotel

Photo via Invincible Pictures

Yoga Hosers

Photo via HBO

The Assholes, High Maintenance

Photo via Columbia Pictures


Photo via Marvel / 20th Century Fox

Negasonic Teenage Warhead, Deadpool 

Photo via AMC

Michonne, The Walking Dead

Photo via Comedy Central

Abbi Abrams and Ilana Wexler, Broad City

Photo via HBO

Daenerys Targaryen, Game Of Thrones

Photo via Netflix

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