We're Calling It: These 2018 Halloween Trends Will Be Everywhere


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Every year comes with its own set of fun Halloween costumes, and we’ve already got a pretty good idea of the ones that will be making a big splash in 2018. After all, whether you’ve been planning your costume since November of last year or are waiting until the last minute to figure it out, there’s nothing like tapping into pop culture.

Don’t get us wrong—we love the iconic costumes—but what’s better than wearing something 2018-specific? Whether you embrace a character from your favorite TV show du jour or go with your favorite meme of the summer, you’re sure to find a costume you’ll love. Prepare yourself—you’ll probably see these picks everywhere come October 31.

The Handmaid's Tale

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If there’s one television show that’s been blowing up in the past year, it’s The Handmaid’s Tale. If you’ve been following along with the series, dress as a handmaid for the occasion with a red cape and a visor.

The '80s

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If the continuing popularity of Stranger Things is any indication, there’s one thing that’s going to be big this year, and that’s the ’80s—along with the fashion that comes with it. Sport this trending decade via ’80s workwear and scrunchies.


Whether you’re obsessed with this dark take on a classic comic or you’re really into the CW show, you can’t go wrong going to Halloween as Betty or Veronica from Riverdale—bonus points if you pair of with your bestie.

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Betty Cooper

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Veronica Lodge

Tonya Harding vs. Nancy Kerrigan

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Looking for another costume to sport with your BFF? Margot Robbie’s hit I, Tonya brought the Tonya Harding and Nancy Kerrigan “incident” back to the surface, and Halloween is the perfect time to relive it.

Tonya Harding

Nancy Kerrigan

Queer Eye

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One television show that’s been pulling our heartstrings is Netflix’s Queer Eye. (Can you believe?) This Halloween, go as your favorite from the Fab Five. As fashion lovers we may be partial, but we can’t pass up the chance to be the fabulous Jonathan van Ness or the incredibly fashionable Tan France.

Jonathan van Ness

Tan France

Cardi B.

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Who’s bigger than Cardi B. right now? We loved her in Bruno Mars’s “Finesse” music video, which is why we’re opting for this ’90s hip-hop ensemble.

Blue Ivy on Vacation

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It wouldn’t be Halloween if someone didn’t embody a meme, and if we’re being honest, we’re still embracing Blue Ivy on vacation as our summer mood.

Meghan Markle


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From her engagement announcement to the royal wedding and beyond, to say Meghan Markle has been a main focus of media is an understatement. Sport her royal-approved classic pieces as your costume for a chic ensemble.

You heard it here first: These costumes are sure to be conversation starters this year.

Dale Arden Chong