30 of the Best Halloween Costumes

30 of the best halloween costumes

Trick or Treat smell my feet, give me something nice to eat. Not too big, not too small, just the size of Donegal.

It’s that time of the year again when we disguise ourselves as the most scariest characters we can imagine.

October 31st is the only time of year that we get to walk around the streets dressed as serial killers and not get ourselves arrested. And every year the outfits keep getting better and better. From children dressed as Edward Scissorhands, to adults turning our Disney favourites into zombies, Halloween has never been bigger.

Halloween originated from the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain. People from the island we now know as Ireland, Britain and northern France believed that the dead returned to earth on Samhain (31st October).

People would gather to light bonfires, offer sacrifices and pay homage to the deceased. They believed that they would ward off ghosts by wearing costumes, and by leaving out food offerings. It was many years later that food and drink got offered to those dressed in costume in exchange for performances.

Nowadays, we refer to this as ‘trick or treating’ or ‘guising’.

We take a look at the 30 greatest Halloween costumes to give you inspiration for your very own jaw dropping creations.

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The 30 Best Halloween Costumes

  • ‘Beetlejuice and Lydia’ From Beetlejuice

    Halloween costumes beetlejuice
  • Day of The Dead Bride and Groom

    day of the dead bride and groom costumes halloween

  • ‘Hannibal Lector’ from Silence of the Lambs

    hannibal lector halloween outfit

  • ‘Jigsaw’ from Saw

    saw jigsaw halloween costume

  • ‘Eleven’ from Stranger Things

    'Eleven' from Stranger Things halloween costume

  • Walter White from Breaking Bad

    walter white breaking bad halloween costume

  • ‘Darla’ from Finding Nemo

    Darla finding Nemo halloween costume

  • Alice Through The Looking Glass

    Alice Through The Looking Glass

  • Demon Scarecrow

    Scary scarecrow halloween costume

  • Little Red Riding Hood and The Big Bad Wolf

    Little red riding hood and the big bad wolf

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  • ‘The Joker’ from Batman

    A woman wearing a green dress and purple jacket. She has white facepaint and red lipstick. She looks like the joker from the batman movies.

  • Pennywise Clown

    Pennywise from IT halloween costume

  • ‘Cruella De Vil’ from 101 Dalmations

    'Cruella De Vil' from 101 Dalmations halloween costume

  • Medusa

    Medusa Halloween costume

  • Cereal Killer

    cereal killer halloween costume

  • ‘Gene Simmons’ from Kiss

    gene simmons from kiss halloween costume

  • ‘Night King’ from Game of Thrones

    'Night King' from Game of Thrones halloween costume

  • Plastic Surgery Demon

    plastic surgery halloween outfit

  • Mars Attacks

    Mars Attacks Halloween costume

  • Peter Pan’s Shadow

    Peter's Pan's shadow halloween costume

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  • ‘The Grady Twins’ from The Shining

    The shinings grady twins halloween costume

  • ‘Vincent Viga And Mia Wallace’ from Pulp Fiction

    pulp fiction halloween costume

  • Edward Scissorhands

    Edward scissorhands halloween costume

  • ‘Jack Skellington and Sally’ from Nightmare Before Christmas

    Jack skellington and Sally halloween costume

  • ‘Regan’ from The Exorcist

    Exorcist halloween costume

  • ‘ET and Elliot’ from ET

    ET Halloween costume

  • The Purge

    The Purge

  • ‘Leloo’ from The Fifth Element

    leloo fifth element fancy dress costume

  • ‘Zombie Ariel’ from The Little Mermaid

    zombie little mermaid halloween costume

  • Frozen man from the Titanic

    frozen titanic halloween costume

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