Halloween Costumes 2018: What’s New?
It snuck up on you, didn’t it! Another year has rolled around and it’s that time again: time to select Halloween outfits for you and your family! But maybe you’re not sure what the hot new costumes are in 2018? Well, no worries! We’ve been checking out all the new movies this year. (If you haven’t seen Black Panther yet, then do yourself a favor and rent it.) We’ve also been keeping up to date on all of the latest Game of Thrones theories and superhero news. We’ve even been delving into social media and message boards to see what wacky things people are talking about…and it turns out just about everyone is talking about unicorns. So if you’re just not sure what costume to pick out this year, then just take a look at our suggestions for the best Halloween costumes for 2018! You’ll find some of our favorites picks for the year to spark your imagination!
Halloween Costumes for Kids
Let’s get one fact out of the way. We adults might dress up, head out to a costume party, and have tons of fun. But without kids, Halloween wouldn’t have grown in popularity so much! Each year, kids remind us how fun it can be to assume the role of our favorite TV and movie characters, so let’s give props to all the kids out there! And this year’s Halloween costumes for kids are all about the hit movies and television shows.
Pixar’s Finding Dory is still making a splash with kids, despite being released two summers ago. We think this is largely due to its release on streaming services like Netflix, but the young ones are certainly revitalizing the hype behind this adorable animated film! DC Super Hero Girls are also stealing the scene right now. They’ve brought some of DC Comics’ most iconic heroes and placed them in high school for a charming show about crime fighting…and teenage awkwardness. Harley Quinn is our favorite gal from the show! Speaking of comic book themed costumes, if you happened to catch Avengers: Infinity War, then you already know why there’s a lot of buzz about this movie! Can’t they just release part two already? Anyways, the iconic members like Iron Man are going to be a great choice for any kid this year. Finally, we have The Last Jedi! People are still talking about Star Wars months after its release, so costumes like our kids Kylo Ren costume are going to be top costumes for kids this year!
We live in an age of superheroes! Let’s take a look at the huge list of superhero movies released this year: we have Avengers: Infinity War, Ant-Man and the Wasp, Black Panther, Aquaman, Deadpool 2, and Venom. We also have a ton of animated superhero movies this year, including Spider-Man: Into the Spiderverse, The Incredibles 2, the Teen Titans movie, and the off-the-walls Batman movie where he heads back in time to become a ninja…aptly titled Batman Ninja. The superhero craze shows no signs of slowing down, so dressing up as your favorite superhero this year should be a slam dunk. The Wonder Woman sequel is still a ways off, but people are already psyched to see Gal Gadot pick up the mantle of the iconic comic book character once again.
Of course, we’ve spent a ton of time gathering up our favorite superhero costumes based on all of those movies this year! Our Black Widow costumes, Iron Man costumes, Spider-Man costumes, and Black Panther costumes come together to make a stunning group costume that defies Thanos’ dastardly schemes. We carry Deadpool costumes and Joker costumes for comic book fans with a bit of a wacky streak, along with Wonder Woman costumes for girls who want to flex their muscles this year. For those who really want to make an impression, you can always combine our Batman costume with some ninja accessories to make your very own Batman Ninja costume! They’re all a great option for super fans in 2018.
Game of Thrones Costumes
It’s the only game that matters. Game of Thrones has been torturing us with this long wait! We’re creeping up on 2019, so we are finally coming close to figuring out what happens to the few main characters who have survived this long. Will Jon Snow assume the Iron Throne, or will that role be taken by the great Daenerys Targaryen? Will both of them make it all the way to end of season 8? Will Ghost get to business fighting against some White Walkers? Well, those are just some of the questions that we can’t answer just yet, but we’re willing to bet that whatever happens, it’s going to amazing!
With our Game of Thrones costumes, you can dress up as your favorite characters on the show. Just grab our Dark Northern King costume to turn yourself into a true Stark successor or use our Dragon Queen costume to command an army of Dothraki warriors. Pair those two together to make a Game of Thrones couples costume for you and your significant other! Your child can even get in on the fun by dressing up in our wolf costume. Just make sure that you don’t introduce your little one to actual episodes of the show until they’re all grown-up.
When pop culture and the costume world crash into each other, well, that’s the kind of stuff we live for! The inflatable T-Rex costume from Jurassic World went viral when video after hilariousness video got uploaded to YouTube, and now inflatable costume styles that are a hit sensation. For barnyard fun, an inflatable cow costume would be pretty hard to beat. Hippo ballerinas got pretty popular in 2018 too, so you can choose to tap into that fun with our brand new inflatable hippo costume. Our ride-an-ostrich inflatable costume has been a top seller for the past few years, so it’s sure to be a great choice in 2018. Or to mix it up, choose our inflatable Godzilla costume to become the terror of the town! The classic inflatable dinosaur costume is still a great choice, too. Whether you’re looking to make your own viral video or just make an over-the-top impression at your Halloween party, any of our air-powered costumes are sure to leave a large-and-in charge impression!
Dinosaurs are never NOT popular. Of course, Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom came out in 2018, so it’s no surprise that velociraptors, t-rex, and triceratops are back in style. And this year, we’re totally prepared for the resurgence of prehistoric critters. Our costume designers have been hard at work designing some truly amazing dinosaur Halloween costumes and our brand new line is debuting for 2018!
These Made by Us styles like this triceratops costume and unisex raptor costume for adults are exclusive to HalloweenCostumes.com and unlike anything else you're going to find on the web. Of course, we also have some of the hottest Jurassic Park costumes and even the dinosaur star of the Jurassic World franchise, Blue the velociraptor. We try to not humble brag too much, but these really are the coolest dinosaur costumes that you can find on the internet. If you’re a dinosaur lover, then you’ve definitely found the best site on the web!
Well, it’s official. Animal costumes are back in this year. We can thank social media for that, since many people are just converting their Facebook and Instagram accounts into a means to share cute and funny animal videos this year. And let’s not forget the blanket trick craze that’s been sweeping the internet! So, dressing up in our animal costumes is a great way to move your love of animal videos from the screen to real life. We even have exclusive animal Halloween costumes for both kids and adults that are made by our own costume designers, and all of the other popular styles from other manufacturers. If you’re a Shark Week fanatic, then our new great white shark costume is a must. We also have horses, turtles, pugs, and bears, on my! With sizes for kids, adults, and plus sizes, we've got the styles to outfit any family. Just choose your favorite animal and turn your costume party into a real zoo!
Narwhal and Unicorn Costumes
Sometimes, the internet goes total random mode. Rare and strange things become hits for no reason and that’s exactly what’s been happening with unicorns and narwhals. From brightly colored confectionary treats to unicorn-shaped tape dispensers, nothing can stop the unicorn’s subtle takeover of pop culture. Then of course there’s the narwhal, which is sort of like the unicorn of the ocean. That wacky animal has been stealing the spotlight this year as well! We don’t really question the waves of pop culture, we just like to ride them and that’s why we’ve gathered together some great ways to dress up as your favorite mythical (and not-so-mythical) creatures! We carry exclusive Made by Us unicorn costumes as well as exclusive narwhal costumes. You can also craft your own version of these creatures with some of our unicorn horn accessories. It’s really all about using your imagination to create a magical look!
The Incredibles 2 Costumes
We can’t talk about 2018 Halloween Costumes without spending some time on the Incredibles 2 costumes. It’s hard to believe that the first movie came out all the way back in 2004, but we can breathe a sigh of relief now that the crime-fighting family is back! This year we have plenty of new costumes based on the family, starting off with the usual suspects. Our Mr. Incredible costume is going to be a hit with all dads looking for an outfit this year, while Elastigirl costumes are great for mom. Our Violet Incredibles costume and our matching Dash costume make it easy to create an awesome family group costume. New in this year, we have a Frozone costume, too! This is actually the one we’re most excited about, since we all have to agree that Frozone has the coolest superpowers in the world of the Incredibles.
2018 seems to be a great year for looking back. After all, the 80s and 90s kids are all growing up and there’s nothing like reminiscing over some of the greatest movies from decades gone by! Just take a look at our Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure costumes. Those two wacky kids taught us how to be excellent to one another. You could continue spreading excellence to the world by wearing our exclusive Ted Theodore Logan costume. They're both brand new for 2018! Another new addition to HalloweenCostumes.com is this 80s throwback, the lethal cyborg police officer Robocop. It's brand new for 2018! Of course, we've got costumes for some of the top movies of 2018, too. Super Troopers 2 brought our favorite Vermont State Troopers back with a vengeance, so you can expect plenty of people laughing at these Super Troopers Halloween costumes. Finally, we have Lara Croft, as the Tomb Raider franchise got a new movie in 2018. Picking a Tomb Raider costume is sure to be a great way to celebrate the new movie or the expansive video game legacy.
Ahhh TV. According to Homer Simpson, the answer to all of life’s problems are on television! We’re not sure if this really holds up in real life, but we can agree that nothing beats settling in for a good night of TV. Season 2 of The Handmaid’s Tale has finally come and it certainly didn’t disappoint. We carry officially licensed Handmaid’s Tale costumes so you can continue telling the ominous tale at your next costume party. Vikings has also been killing it with season 5 storming in like a Valkyrie, so any of our Vikings costumes make for a great way to raid your Halloween like a true warrior. We think having Ragnar and Lagertha make an appearance at your costume party would be a great idea. Skol! And to round out our TV show costumes, we have a fresh line of It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia costumes that's new for 2018. If you’ve ever dreamed of squawking a furious battle cry while being dressed up as one of the Birds of War, then now’s your chance!
The Dark Crystal and Labyrinth Costumes
Dark Crystal costumes are here! Labyrinth costumes are here! It took over 30 years in the making to get them here, but now you can finally relive the scenes of the classic Jim Henson films with our line of costumes based on the imaginative movies from the 1980s. And we're proud to offer these Made by Us costumes right here for the first time in 2018! Of course, we started by creating multiple Jareth costumes to round out the line, since David Bowie’s performance in Labyrinth is downright legendary. A Sarah Labyrinth costume was second up on the agenda! Our Kira Dark Crystal costume should satisfy any fan of the film. And we've got a Jen costume coming soon! 2018 is a great year to celebrate these classic stories, so you should definitely consider one of these costumes if you're a big-time fan!
Remember the good old days? Well, we certainly do and so do a lot of other people, actually! You might be caught up in adult life now, but Halloween is definitely the time to embrace the things you liked as a kid. That’s why it’s no surprise that Care Bears, Rainbow Brite, and Carmen Sandiego are all trending this year. Any 80s kid will want to get suited up in one of our Care Bears costumes this year, especially since we have a huge selection of styles and sizes to choose from. Rainbow Brite is another newcomer this year. Great costumes based on the 80s cartoon have been absent for quite a while, so our brand new Rainbow Brite costumes are a breath of fresh air for any fan that’s been waiting for a quality outfit. Our Miss Frizzle costume from The Magic School Bus is a 90s classic that's always a great choice. And who can forget chasing Carmen Sandiego across the world? Now, you can become the titular character from the video game series. What kind of havoc will you enact when you wear one of our Carmen Sandiego Halloween costumes?