Halloween Costumes 2021: What’s New?
So, what's new for 2021? Well, for starters, Halloween is back! While Halloween wasn't really canceled in 2020, many folks around the world had to adjust their regular party plans because of the COVID-19 pandemic. And Halloween this year is going to look much more like normal. From kids trick-or-treating the neighborhood to haunted houses to bawdy costume parties, all of your favorite Halloween shenanigans will be back in the swing of things on October 31st!
This means, of course, you're going to need a new costume for all of the fun. If you didn't dress up in 2020, you definitely wouldn't want to whiff on your costume pick for '21, so we don't blame you one bit if you're taking the matter seriously. And that brings us back to what's new, as in, you want to know what's new when it comes to costumes! You want to know what new costumes are available, the top trends of the year, and which costumes will make this Halloween one to remember. Well, we've got the info you're looking for!
If you shop our site, you'll see that we're super stocked up on new styles in a wide range of popular themes and characters. We have new costumes for favorite franchises like Star Wars and a bevy of new Disney costumes that are fun for the whole family. We have the costumes kids are clamoring for with trendy Fortnite costumes and too-cool Minecraft costumes. And, of course, we have all of the Halloween costumes 2021 will be remembered for, with hilarious pop culture costumes and outfits that pay homage to the biggest memes of the year.
That means we've got a lot to cover here, so we better get going on our rundown. Keep on reading for more info on this year's top Halloween costume ideas. 2021 has been another wild year, and this Halloween is sure to be a party that's long remembered. So, choose your costume wisely, and get ready for all the fun!
Best 2021 Halloween Costume Ideas
Alice in Wonderland Costumes
Alice in Wonderland costumes remain a top Halloween theme year after year, and it's no surprise why. The delightful story, colorful costumes, and fun roleplaying are enough to delight casual costume wearers and more dedicated cosplayers, too! To keep up with customer demand, our team of costume crafters has been adding new Made By Us costumes to the category every year. And in the past few seasons, we've added Alice in Wonderland costumes that have been a massive hit with our customers. You can see some of our recent outfits pictured here in our Flamingo croquet scene. Our Pretty Mad Hatter costume offers a fresh take on women's Mad Hatter costumes with a lovely pink and floral theme accented with lots of frills. The Adult White Rabbit Costume looks marvelous along with the pink Hatter, and our child Alice is wearing our latest Alice costume for girls. The Elite Alice Costume features an elegant lace apron, an organza sash, and style abound. It's available in a girls' and a women's version when you want the best Alice costume available!
We're also excited to be debuting some 2021 Alice in Wonderland costumes fresh from our design team. We have a vibrant new Mad Hatter costume girls will love. The mischievous Mad Hatter Costume features a teal dress with pink, purple, and plaid fabrics for a playful aesthetic. Accented with gold trim and a floral bow tie, it will have any little one ready to play the part of a puckish Mad Hatter! We have another new Mad Hatter style available, too, with our Whimsical Mad Hatter costume. Available for women and girls, it features funky prints and striped bell bottoms to add a slightly psychedelic vibe to the outfit. We're also offering a new sexy Cheshire Cat costume that's new for 2021. It's a form-fitting bodysuit complete with a tail, furry mitts, and a pointed ears headband. It will really let you strut your stuff when you join your Alice in Wonderland group theme as the Cheshire Cat!
It's hard to believe that Trolls have been around since the 1960s. The toys started out as a strange but popular toy that every kid had on their pencil at school. You could play with their hair and they had that goofy face…and now, the toy has turned into a modern sensation! First, the Trolls movie popped on the scene in 2016, bringing some lively music from Anna Kendrick and Justin Timberlake along for the ride. Thanks to the colorful world of those snazzy-haired trolls, the movie was an instant family classic. And then in 2020, we were treated to the sequel, where the trolls are tasked with saving all of music!
We have plenty of popular Trolls costumes from Trolls World Tour. They were a huge hit last Halloween, and with the streaming success of the movie, it's sure to be a holdover for the top costume list this season as well. And, new for Halloween 2021, we're proud to offer our own line of Made By Us Trolls costumes! We teamed up with Dreamworks to make our Trolls costumes, which means they're officially licensed. When you compare them to the Trolls outfits from other manufacturers, you can see how our Made By Us costumes stand out from the competition. They feature plush padding to recreate the plump body shapes of Trolls characters, vivid wigs to recreate signature hairstyles, and fabrics that look and feel like real clothes. We feature a wide range of characters from the movie, too. We have exclusive outfits for Guy Diamond, DJ Suki, King Peppy, and even a costume for Cloud Guy! With sizes available for kids and adults, our Trolls costumes are sure to be a hit with the whole family.
Cruella De Vil Costumes
Disney live-action movies based on their animated classics have been gaining steady steam over the years. The 2010s saw a bevy of re-makes for all-time favorites like Cinderella, Beauty and the Beast, and Aladdin. Fans love these updates for the chance to see their favorite stories in the theater and for the clever twists that live-action actors bring to the tales. But the masterminds at Disney haven't exclusively re-made the classics. In the case of Maleficent, we got a wickedly delightful origin story for the villain of Sleeping Beauty. And 2021 saw another villain origin story redux with Cruella. This movie tells the backstory of how Cruella De Vil became the wicked villain of 101 Dalmatians fame. With a focus on fabulous fashion and fun storytelling, Disney fans have flocked to the new film. And, with all of the movie's buzz and extravagant outfits, Cruella De Vil costumes are sure to be a sensational success this Halloween!
Whether you're a big-time fan of Disney villains or just want to wear a glamorous Cruella De Vil outfit, you'll find some great choices right here at HalloweenCostumes. Fans of the original animated classic will want to look at our Deluxe Cruella De Vil Costume. The luxurious fleece jacket of the outfit makes it the perfect look to portray Cruella from the 1961 movie! Fans of the 101 Dalmatians live-action movie have some great choices, too. Take a look at our Dalmatian Diva Costume for an outfit based on Glenn Close's portrayal. If you're only here for costumes from the new Cruella movie, we've got you covered with some new options from this year's big flick. The Cruella Live Action Finale Costume and Cruella Red Dress Costume are the perfect outfits to let fans portray the devilish character.
What's new on the superhero scene for 2021? In the past year, we were treated to lots of classic comic characters appearing in prequels, sequels, and streaming series. Fans finally got to see all of the projects that had been on hold because of COVID, and all of that pent-up demand for super action means that superhero costumes are sure to enjoy another year of peak popularity. We're certain comic heroes like Batman, Wonder Woman, and the Avengers will remain top-selling costumes. Fans just can't get enough of these classic characters, year after year. But there are plenty of new-for-2021 superhero costumes to consider, so let's take a closer look at costumes for characters that helped define the year.
Fans eagerly awaiting the Black Widow movie had to endure on-again, off-again release dates, but the movie finally hit the theaters on July 9th. And we've got the Black Widow costumes that are fresh from the new film. Our Black Widow premium costume is an elite look based on this latest flick. We also have other options from the movie, including the white Black Widow costume and a Red Guardian costume. DC fans were treated to another Suicide Squad movie in August, so it's safe to say that outfits for Harley Quinn and Deadshot will be popular Halloween costumes. 2021 also saw a new Venom movie hit the theaters, so it's a great year to choose the frightening look of our Venom costume as your Halloween outfit. A Loki costume is likely to be another top option this year, thanks to the streaming success of the Disney Plus series. And while the highly anticipated Spider-Man: No Way Home is debuting in December, it's always a good decision to go with a Spidey suit as your costume choice!
Fortnite is a smash hit video game with kids. One of the first games in the battle royale genre, it's remained a favorite of gamers everywhere thanks to its zany in-game humor and lighthearted approach to competitiveness. Along with outlandish player skins and some ridiculous dance moves, too! That means it's a game that lends itself perfectly to Halloween costumes for kids. And we've been shipping out Fortnite Halloween costumes every season as fast as we can get them in! With so many skins available in the game, kids can even go as a different Fortnite character for back-to-back Halloweens. All of that should explain why these outfits are always at the top of our best sellers list.
As costume creators who've been known to hop into a battle royale every now and again, we're very excited to offer some brand new 2021 Fortnite costumes! The new options include an intimidating Green Skull Trooper Costume as an alternate of the classic Skull Trooper Costume. Another costume new for 2021 is the Fortnite 8-Ball Costume. This character has a cyborg/ninja vibe, with an 8-ball head no less, so it's sure to be a popular costume for boys. Of the new costumes that are sure to be a hit, we'd put our bets on the Kid's Fishstick Costume. The wacky goldfish fish skin is rare to get in Fortnite, so we're sure kid gamers will love suiting up in the outfit for Halloween. Of course, we have lots of Fortnite outfits that aren't new this year but remain popular as holdovers from past Halloween seasons. The top choices include the Brite Bomber costume for girls and the super-intense Omega costume!
Power Rangers Costumes
Power Rangers is a franchise that has been a costume powerhouse for decades. The bright, colorful costumes of the Power Rangers heroes lend themselves perfectly to Halloween roleplaying, so it shouldn't come as a surprise that Power Ranger outfits are top-selling costumes year after year. The franchise has a new owner in Hasbro and they're pumping lots of momentum into the long-running franchise. The latest iteration of the television series, Dino Fury, has seen rave reviews as one of the best seasons of the show. And plans for a reboot movie and the launch of a Power Rangers cinematic universe means the franchise will keep gaining steam. So, we think it's safe to say 2021 is shaping up to be a huge year for Mighty Morphin' fun!
We're fully stocked on classic Power Rangers costumes to get everyone in on the fun. Millennials and zoomers grew up watching the show on tv, so any group of friends is sure to enjoy coordinating their Halloween costumes for Morphin' time. And because the franchise's run has spanned decades, it's also the perfect theme for family Halloween costumes. Kids are sure to love forming a Power Rangers team with their parents to save the day! Our Green Ranger costume and Pink Ranger costume are our most popular outfits for adults. Kids most often choose the Red Ranger costume to be the leader, with the Blue Ranger outfit ranking as the next most popular choice. Power Rangers Dino Charge costumes for kids are new for 2021 and are sure to be in high demand, with the debut of the Dino Charge theme coming earlier this year. So it's a good bet that the Dino Fury Red Ranger Costume and Dino Fury Blue Ranger outfit will be top sellers this Halloween season!