Our Favorite Halloween Costumes of 2018

by |December 28, 2018
Categories: Movies, Video Games

Our Favorite Halloween Costumes of 2018

One more Halloween has come and gone (*sniff* *sniff*) and 2018 itself is wrapping up, so right now we’re doing two things: (1) looking forward to next Halloween and (2) looking back at our favorite costumes from the past year. We love ready-to-wear Halloween costumes—we’d better, it’s our job!—but we also love the DIY spirit. You know, creativity, ingenuity, and passion all wrapped up…into a costume! So let’s take a look at some of the best costumes we saw this year!

Toy Story Dog

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Here’s Hamm and his cousin Audrey as Slinky, the toy Daschund from Toy Story. Watch the whole video, it’s pretty much the definition of adorable.

Hungry Hungry Hippos

Hungry Hungry Hippos costume

[Source: Sugar & Cloth]

Ashley and Jared of Sugar & Cloth dressed themselves and their little Gwen as Hungry Hungry Hippos this year. Ashley put together a great tutorial on making your own HHH costumes and they took a ton of great photos.

Violet Beauregarde

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The Violet Beauregarde makeup tutorial was a huge hit this year, perhaps because it was so unexpected.

Crochet Predator

[Source: @crochetverse via io9/Gizmodo]

Stephanie Pokorny of Crochetverse made this terrifying amazing terrifying amazing crochet Predator costume for her son. Now if only she could make a Slimer costume…

Crochet Slimer

[Source: @crochetverse via People]

Okay, we’re sure you saw that one coming. Also from Stephanie Pokorny of Crochetverse, because she has two children that require awesome crocheted costumes!

Tricera Ops

[Source: @fortnite]

Fortnite was a hit this Halloween, but our favorite was this custom Tricera Ops costume!


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It’s not Halloween without Gritty…said no one ever, but this bright orange fella embodies everything great about our favorite holiday. Check out sportingnews.com for a roundup of DIY Gritty costumes!

Did we mention your favorite costume from this year? Are there any great DIYs that we missed? Let us know in the comments! Also let us know what kind of costumes you’d like to see us carry and we promise to look into it!

Wyatt Edwards
Wyatt Edwards

Wyatt Edwards is the Internet Wizard at HalloweenCostumes.com, where he is lead editor and writes about superheroes and pop culture. He has been interviewed about costume trends by numerous entertainment and news outlets.

His past costumes include a rocket surgeon, Wikipedia, Optimus Prime, and a picnic. Yes, a picnic. Wyatt also plays Dungeons & Dragons but doesn't put on fancy costumes for that. You can find him on Twitter @whatandwyatt.