Now that fall has officially arrived, seasonal traditions will be coming up left and right—one of the first being Halloween. If you’re asking us, it’s never too early to start planning for the holiday—especially if you want to put together an instantly recognizable, elaborate costume. If you’re the type of person who likes to refer to the year’s best pop culture moments, taking on what will be the biggest Halloween costume trends of 2019, you’re in luck: We’ve got a handful of ideas to help get you started.
It’s no secret that notable moments, whether it’s a viral music video, a popular film, or a social media movement, serve as inspiration for Halloween costumes. And thankfully, this year was no different. From movie and television characters who took over the screens to public figures who gained popularity for more than just politics, scroll down to see some of the most popular Halloween trends for 2019.
Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has gained an undeniable amount of attention in the past year—especially for the moments that give us a look into her personality. For this costume, all you need is a sleek pantsuit and a bold red lip.
In the past year, Lizzo has become an icon for undeniable confidence, and after her performance at this year's MTV Video Music Awards, she's solidified herself as an icon of this generation. Embrace this queen of pop for Halloween and channel her show-stopping red carpet look with a red gown and a feather boa.
Ashley O from Black Mirror
Leave it to Black Mirror to give us ample costume ideas, such as Ashley O, who became one of the most notable characters from its latest season.
The trailer for the upcoming CATS film made waves on social media and everywhere else on the internet. And when it creates a conversation as big as that, how could you not consider it as a costumer for Halloween?
Fleabag became one of the most-watched shows on Amazon, leading to many wanting to channel its title character's style. Create the look with a chic cutout jumpsuit and a simple crossbody bag.
There's no doubt that Serena Williams is a role model in nearly every aspect—so why not channel the tennis start for Halloween? All you need is a chic crop top, a tennis skirt, sneakers, and a racquet.
Greta Gerwig's Little Women released its first trailer earlier this summer, giving us ample ideas for costume ideas. And while there are tons of beautiful dresses to use as inspiration, the simplest look is a button shirt, trousers, and suspenders.
Bonnie from Big Little Lies
Big Little Lies returned this summer with a vengeance for its second season, and the outfits were even better. If you want to be ultra-comfortable this Halloween, opt for one of Bonnie's bohemian-inspired ensembles.
Another major movie that came out earlier this year was Midsommar, which brought back the bohemian style in a major way. Re-create the look with an embroidered dress and a flower crown.
Sharon Tate from Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
Is there anything chicer than the style of the mod '60s? Channel Sharon Tate this Halloween with a top, miniskirt and tall white boots.