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

2018 Halloween trends


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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

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.

This wool cape is so chic.

Available in sizes 2 to 12.

The '80s

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.

We’re getting major ’80s vibes.

Available in sizes 0 to 14.

Scrunchies have officially made a comeback.


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

You won’t have to worry about being cold this Halloween.

Available in sizes XL to 3X.

You’ll get so much wear out of this.

Available in sizes 23 to 32.

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Veronica Lodge

Veronica always sports classic pieces.

Available in sizes 10 to 20.

Your costume won’t be complete without a string of pearls.

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

Add more embellishments and you have yourself a skater costume.

Available in sizes 10 to 18.

Channel your inner skater with these lace-up ankle boots.

Available in sizes 35 to 41.

Nancy Kerrigan

Add a white scrunchie and you’ll be the spitting image of Nancy Kerrigan.

Available in sizes 36 to 44.

Add this for a winning finishing touch.

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

You can’t get chicer than a black turtleneck.

Available in sizes XS to L.

These will so good.

Available in sizes 10 to 22.

Tan France

This shirt is surprisingly versatile.

Available in sizes 2 to 16.

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.

This bomber is too good to handle.

Available in sizes 38 to 44.

Blue Ivy on Vacation

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.

It’s an endless summer with this swimsuit.

Available in sizes 1 to 4.

Meghan Markle

2018 Halloween trends 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.

Meghan Markle would totally wear this.

Available in sizes 2 to 14.

Fall in love with this wrap coat.

Available in sizes XS to L.

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