55 Unique Halloween Costume Ideas to Try This Year

Halloween might still be weeks away (not that we’re counting or anything), but for 2022, we’re going all out — that means planning starts early. Taking inspiration from some of our favorite characters and some of the best moments of the past year, there’s sure to be the perfect outfit for you in this list. Whether you’re celebrating the spookiest day of the year with a makeup-inspired costume or using a wig to transform into your favorite pop culture icon, there are so many good ideas out there for you to try.

And while there’s absolutely nothing wrong with dressing like a black cat or wearing a tiara and calling yourself a princess, sometimes you just want to wear something that no one else at your Halloween party will have. Don’t worry, there’s still time for you to craft a clever, unique costume that will stand out in the crowd and maybe even win you a few awards. Whether you want to dress up like the villain of the year, Vecna from Stranger Things, or as Cardi B with her bowl cut (trust us, it’s good), let this list of 55 Instagram-worthy and award-winning costumes inspire your upcoming Halloween look.