The countdown is on: only one more day until the Halloween weekend is upon us. If you’re still scrambling for a spooktacular costume idea, look no further! We have the trendiest costume ideas with easy-to-follow tips at your disposal.
If you’re anything like us, you’ve been swept up in the wizarding world of Harry Potter since its U.S. release over a decade ago. With Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows set to release November 19, now is the best time to pick up your wand, throw on your Hogwarts robes and hop on your Firebolt broomstick. Draw a lightning bolt scar on your forehead and don’t forget Harry’s signature specs—we recommend this wizard-chic frame from the GANT Rugger Collection.
We have no doubt that there will be plenty of Mike “The Situation” Sorrentinos from MTV’s smash hit, Jersey Shore, GTL-ing this Halloween. Prep for a night of fist pumping with a super-bronzed spray tan, slicked back hair and for “T-Shirt Time,” wear an Ed Hardy tee. Wink at the ladies from behind a pair of plastic, flat-top Tommy Bahama aviators, and you’ll have the whole club beating that beat up.
Lady Gaga is known for her eclectic wardrobe and firecracker personality, which is probably why fans cherish the opportunity to emulate her style. While we don’t recommend you parade around in a meat dress, we do think that MYKITA’s “Yuri” sunwear line will make the Gaga-statement you’re looking for. Complete the look with ripped fishnets, plether booty shorts and a snug, fireman red shirt.
Kim Kardashian, our favorite reality star, is the ideal costume for the girly-girls out there. Our tip: accessorize, accessorize, accessorize! Kim is always paparazzi ready in her oversized sunnies. Try a dramatic pair of shades, like these Bottega Veneta’s , with a low-swopping Kentucky Derby hat, killer 6-inch heels, decorated belt and flashy designer handbag. Don’t forget to smile for the camera!
An oldie but goodie is Maverick, a young, and seriously smokin’, fighter pilot played by Tom Cruise in Top Gun. Guys, the girls will absolutely drool over you in this getup. What you need: a vintage fighter pilot jacket, backpack or side camo bag, watch and classic aviators—we suggest this classic Nautica frame. Even if you don’t win the costume contest, you’re sure to get a few new lady friends dressed as this badass pilot.