TV & Movie Costume Ideas
Everyone’s got a favorite flick. A favorite show. Something they play, stream, and binge-watch over and over again. Television shows and movies help define pop culture, and the moments and characters captured on screens big and small help let fans everywhere connect with their favorite themes and ideas. But when it comes time to choose some TV or movie characters for Halloween, sometimes the amount of choices can be overwhelming. With costumes from just about every iconic movie ever, and plenty of looks from the most popular binge-worthy shows, there’s just a ton of characters to choose from! And that’s why we wanted to make sure you, the customer, had a little something extra to help you make your decision. So, we did what we do best, and prepared a HalloweenCostumes.com how-to for TV & movie costume ideas! We have our top selling costumes and staff favorites for you to get some insight on what’s in. We have ideas based on genre, ideas for your group theme, and even the best looks for couples who watch together… and want to go in costume together! Check out these costume choices and see if they give you a little inspiration. With our massive selection of TV and movie characters to dress up as, we’re sure you’ll find something that will let you bring your favorite character to life!
Movie Character Costumes
Got a favorite flick in mind for your Halloween costume choice this year? Still re-watching your favorite movies trying to decide? Then check out some of these ideas for character movie costumes. These top sellers are fan favorites, and they’re all officially licensed so you can bring your character to life with authentic style!
Forrest Gump Costume
“Life is like a box of chocolates.” Yes. Yes, it sure is. Especially when you’re in a Forrest Gump costume! Our exclusive Forrest Gump suit for men brings the classic style from the movie to life. Go as the character from the iconic Robert Zemeckis film, and we’re sure you’ll know what you’re gonna get!
Our officially-licensed Karate Kid costumes will let you bring the magic of the 80s movie to life. And if you have your sights set on being the good guy, then you’ve definitely got to consider going in our Daniel-San costume. With signature details from the movie, we’re sure you’ll feel just like Daniel LaRusso learning the ropes from Mr. Miyagi!
Harley Quinn Costume
Harley Quinn stole the show in 2016’s Suicide Squad, and now you can be the classic DC Comics bad girl with this Deluxe Harley Quinn Costume. With all of her action-packed movie style in this officially-licensed costume, you’ll have a look that kills this Halloween. Team up with your own Mr. J, and get ready to go on a crime spree!
Chris Pratt is a bonafide superstar in Marvel Studios’ Guardians of the Galaxy franchise, and now you can become his hit character “Star-Lord” Peter Quill with this official costume. Create your favorite mixtape to play on your Walkman, secure the mask, and get ready to blast all the bad guys to save the day. The whole galaxy is counting on you!
TV Character Costumes
Maybe you’re more of a fan of hit television shows. The 2010s are definitely peak TV after all, and with all the binge-watching you’ve gone through, why not just choose one of your favorite series characters to be this year! We’ve got tons of choices from all kind of TV series, from the current streaming era, back to the classics of the 70s, 80s, and 90s. Check out these top-selling TV show Halloween costumes and see if any of them would be a good fit for your Halloween fun!
Walter White Costume
Find yourself Breaking Bad much? If you’re a fan of the smash hit AMC series, than we’re sure you know all about the “one who knocks.” And if that’s the case, we’re sure this Walter White costume idea is already on your radar! Team up with your bud as Jesse Pinkman, and the two of you will be able to rule a pretend drug laboratory. Trust us, trust us, trust us, you’re definitely going to want to leave all the nefarious activities to your imagination!
Two Broke Girls Costume
Kat Dennings and Beth Behrs rule the scene on CBS’s 2 Broke Girls as Max and Caroline, but you already knew that because you are a 2 Broke Girls superfan! Well, take a break from watching the show, and team up with your bestie to suit up in these television character costumes. All you’ll need is our exclusive waitress costume, along with a character wig if needed!
Xena: Warrior Princess ruled syndicated television for years, and with the hardcore Lucy Lawless at the helm of the series, we’re not surprised the show picked up so many fans over its run. If you’re all about the 90s action of Xena, then we’re sure you’d be real excited to go in this exclusive Xena Costume. It’s officially licensed and has all her television style along with cool details and authentic looking materials!
Homer Simpson Costume
D’oh! Don’t be a dud this Halloween, just go as a television classic and the patriarch of the Simpsons family, Homer Simpson! This classic costume will give you all the style you need to become the star of the series. The whole head mask is a life-like approximation of his animated form, and when you add a prop donut flask, you’ll have the appearance just right and you’ll be able to sneak your favorite beverage around. Now that sounds like a serious woo-hoo!
Classic Movie Costumes
Are you a fan of classic cinema? Maybe you’re into films from the studio era of Hollywood or even prefer classics from “New Hollywood?” But whatever your tastes, we’re sure that you’d be inclined to go with a true throwback when you choose from our movie-themed costumes! Try our HalloweenCostumes.com-made Breakfast at Tiffany’s Holly Golighty costume, or go with an Annie costume as an all-time classic. To really turn things back, choose a Wizard of Oz Dorothy costume, or you could be Lawrence of Arabia with a simple Arabian costume. Whatever throwback style you choose, we’re sure you’ll have a great time as one of these Hollywood classics!
Animated Movie Character Costumes
Maybe you prefer cartoons and animated flicks to live action film. The modern era of animation has seen CGI graphics take the medium to another level, and with all kinds of stories hitting the screens, it’s no surprise that there’s lots of action, fantasy, and fairytale characters to choose from. Some of our favorite recent choices would be Inside Out and Wreck It Ralph. A Joy costume or a Ralph costume would be a tons of fun for a Halloween costume choice! If Disney princesses are more your style, consider going as Elsa or Belle. Whether you’re all about “Days in the Sun” or if you’re more into “Let it Go,” the songs you sing in a Disney dress costume are sure to be exquisite. Of course, if animated action is your thing, it’s hard to beat 2014’s Big Hero 6. For a sure fire hit at your costume party, just blast off as Baymax with an inflatable costume. “Balalalala!”
Scary Movie Costumes
Character costumes from horror movies are a natural fit for a Halloween costume. And with so many classic scary movies to choose from, the choices are endless! Some of our favorites are also the major icons of the horror genre: Freddy, Jason, and of course the Halloween series baddie, Michael Myers. For a more modern take we also have the iconic Scream costume, as well as a frightening Billy the Puppet mask from Saw. You'll love asking people what their favorite scary movie is or if they want to play a game. Don't take it personally if you don't get a response! You can't really blame them for being speechless because they're scared stiff.
Fantasy Movie Character Costumes
Fantasy movies are definitely not exempt from being the source of a great movie costume idea! With so many amazing tales of fantasy over the years, we think it’s a really grand idea to choose one of our fantasy costumes from movies. Our favorites? Definitely Gandalf the Grey and Edward Scissorhands. Whether your costume adventure takes place in the suburbs or far away in Middle Earth, these prime costume choices are always favorites. Other top sellers include The Mad Hatter and the Oompa Loompas from Charlie and the Chocolate factory. That’s not even mentioning the reigning movie costume champion of the 2000s, Harry Potter. Deck out your entire family in Harry Potter costumes for a real adventure to Hogwarts!
Action Movie Character Costumes
Love action movies? We do, too! Action movies always feature strong leads and over-the-top action, so they’re the perfect choice when making a Halloween costume selection. Classic action flicks are always at the top of everyone’s list, and our Top Gun Flight Suit and Indiana Jones costumes will have you ready for the action. Director Quentin Tarantino is synonymous with action flicks, and while any of his characters would be a great choice, our exclusive Beatrix Kiddo costume is one of our faves. A Batman costume means you’ll always be ready for high-octane action. And of course, to be a truly memorable action hero, you could choose to be Braveheart’s William Wallace. Because “Freedom!”
Movie Couple Costumes Ideas
Got a partner or friend who’s a serious movie buff? Why not go in a movie-themed couple’s costume! With tons of choices of iconic movie couples to choose from, here are a couple of our favorites to really help get your ideas going
Ferris Bueller’s Day Off Couples Costumes
Ferris Bueller knows that life moves pretty fast, and his girlfriend Sloane Peterson is ready to aid and abet him to make sure they get the most out of the big day off. These two icons of Ferris Bueller’s Day Off make the perfect couple’s theme for Halloween, so when you suit up in our exclusive Ferris Bueller costumes you’ll be ready for all the action. If you have the means, we highly recommend picking one up!
Anchorman Movie Couples Costumes idea
Ron Burgundy and Veronica Corningstone are the fictional power couple of San Diego broadcast news, and now you can be the hilarious duo from Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy when you pick up these Anchorman costumes. These costumes are made by us, and they’re officially licensed, so you’ll be ready for all the jazz flute and trips to Pleasure Town you can handle!
TV Show Couples Costumes Ideas
If you’re doing a couple’s theme this year, there’s plenty of great choices from the television screen as well. You can pair lots of different men’s and women’s costumes together, but these top-selling couples television costume ideas are sure to give you an idea or two. If you need more ideas, just flip on the TV!
Game of Thrones TV Couples idea
So Jon Snow and Daenerys Targaryen aren’t a couple and they might even be related, but if you’re looking to use some Game of Thrones style with your partner, these two are the top players in the “Game.” So they’d make an excellent choice as a couples costume! Use our Dark Northern King costume to look like Jon, and our Dragon Queen costume will have any lady looking like a Khaleesi. We’re sure when you pair these two powerful characters together, you’ll be able to unite Westeros!
Flintstones Couples Costume
You’re sure to love hitting the town as the modern Stone Age couple when you choose a Fred Flintstone and Wilma Flintstone couples TV costumes theme. If you’ve got the kids in tow, dress them up as Pebbles and Bamm-Bamm, or you could pair up with another couple as Barney and Betty Rubble. Whatever kind of outing you have planned as the Flintstones, we’re sure you’ll have a yabba dabba do time!
Movie Theme Costume Ideas for a Group
Got a whole group of movie fans going in costume this year? Or maybe you’d like to deck out the whole family in costumes from your favorite flick, kids included! Well, we’ve got the costume choices to let you bring your favorite movie characters to life. With sizes for kids and adults, check out our entire selection to creatively turn your group into an ensemble from your favorite film!
Back to the Future Costumes
Going back to the future is always a good idea! 2015 has come and gone, and while we don’t have giant 3D sharks or hovercars, we have perfected the art of creating top-of-the-line costumes. Our signature line of Back to the Future costumes are officially licensed, and we carry all of the most popular character styles to let you recreate your favorite BTTF movie moments. Of course we love outfitting the entire family in costume themes, so we’re sure mom would look great in a Jennifer Parker costume while dad sports his authentic Marty McFly jacket and gear. Mix things up by dressing up junior as Doc Brown, and we’re sure your costume party is going to be one for the ages!
Star Wars: The Force Awakens Costumes
Star Wars, of course, is a family favorite theme that is tried-and-true. But with plenty of new characters from The Force Awakens to dress as, we’re sure you’ve got a group that’d be a perfect fit for a quick visit to Starkiller Base. And if you think that might be the case, then just build your team with some of our Star Wars costumes! Dad’s probably going to want to be Han Solo, it’s a great choice. Mom can be Rey to be the newest hero in the Star Wars universe, which of course leaves the little ones to play Kylo Ren and Chewbacca. Sure, they might only be pint-sized, but we expect that they’re ready to leave their mark on the Star Wars universe!
Harry Potter Costumes
If you have the opportunity to go full Harry Potter, you go full Harry Potter. But you don’t need to tell your family that! If you picture yourself as a Harry or Luna Lovegood, our Deluxe Harry Potter Costume or Adult Ravenclaw robe are sure to be just the thing to get the adventure started! If the little ones are in tow, suit them up as Hermione and a pint-sized Harry. When you have the whole family suited up in Hogwarts costumes we’re sure there’s going to be an evening full of spells in the forecast!
A League of Their Own Costumes
A League of Their Own is an all-time classic flick, so why not consider it as your group theme? That is, if you’ve got a group of gals who are ready to grab a bat! Suit up your ladies in our woman’s Dottie costume to build out your own roster of Rockford Peaches. If you’ve got someone suited to be the manager, outfit them with a Coach Jimmy Costume, and you’ll be ready to hit the road playing in the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League. “Batter up! Hear that call! The time has come for one and all to play ball!”
A Grease family theme is the one that we want! Danny Zuko and Sandy Olsson can come to life when you use our Grease T-Birds outfit and Pink Ladies jacket to transform into the characters. Bring the kids along as members of the gang with our Grease costumes for boys and girls, and you’ll be able to have your own "You're the one that I want" because with these costumes it’s totally going to be "Rama lama lama ka dinga da dinga dong!"