Halloween Edition: 11 Of The Best Pop Culture Costumes for 2018

Believe it or not…it’s already time to start thinking of about Halloween (insert obligatory “time flies by” comment here). This year has been…well, interesting, to say the least! With a year full of ups and downs, what better way to honor the funnest (I know…it’s not a word…) or dumbest moments than by making them your costume for Halloween and delighting all of your friends as you bar hop or raise the roof of a house party! We’ve gone through this year and pulled 11 of the best pop culture costumes you can rock to make a bold and hilarious statement come Oct. 31st!

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Tide Pods

I’m starting this list off with maybe one of the dumbest trends to hit us this year. In case you missed it…people actually recorded themselves eating tide pods. Sigh. But in any case, this would legit be a hilarious costume! Whether you choose to dress up as an actual tide pod (if you need help with this, feel free to check out our DIY assistant services) or if you choose to make EDIBLE tide pods in order to dress up as a tide pod eating youtube star is up to you. Both options are equally funny!


2. Kylo Ren and his high waisted pants

There’s no doubt about it. Kylo’s newly ripped physique really stirred up some chatter this year! And…come on. Those pants though! We know this costume is more for men than for women, but we couldn’t resist including this in the list. It’s an easy costume and it’s guaranteed to be a crowd pleaser. Want bonus points? Go the extra mile and get yourself a wig and grow out your 5 o’clock shadow!

3. Black Panther and/or Okoye

Renowned as one of the best movies of the year, Black Panther is sure to inspire a lot of amazing costumes this year. Making sure everyone is being respectful and sensitive towards other cultures, there is potential to be able to sport a beautiful ensemble that will make you the life of the party!

4. Cardi B

This female rapper has really made an impression on America this year. With her unique rhymes and even more unique style, you can make your mark on Halloween by emulating this badass b*tch’s style! Here are a couple of ideas to get you started! (Pro tip: start with picking a wig and go from there!)

5. Childish Gambino – This Is America

Since we’re on the subject of rappers, we’d be remiss if we left out Donald Glover or Childish Gambino. His career has been skyrocketing in the last couple of years and in Summer of 2018 he released “This Is America”, a hard hitting song and music video that sheds light on current societal and political issues facing our nation. I know…not the lightest topic on the menu, but this song is immensely popular and your costume will definitely be recognized!


6. Glow

Although this show came out last year, it reached a new level of popularity in 2018 and is now prime streaming real estate. And let’s face it…these costumes are amazing…I’m not even sure you need to be a fan of the show to want to dress up like one of these female wrestlers!

7. First Female Dr. Who

2018 delivered us a moment we never thought would happen…a female Dr. Who! For all those who are a fan of The Doctah! (spelled with a British accent), we’ve had many wonderful men grace the role and now a female actress is sitting in the Tardis’s driver’s seat! So ladies, it’s time for you to grab your screwdrivers and hop into this awesome costume!

8. Unicorns

Because…they’re everywhere…

10. The Royal Wedding

Want a delightful couple’s costume that encompasses the best romance of 2018? Look no further than the royal wedding between Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. This costume will make you a hit of the party (no matter what you thought about the dress)!

11. Amy Poehler and Nick Offerman “Making It”

Can you believe it? The dynamic duo is back together! For all the Parks & Rec fans out there…this is a dream come true. Making It is a DIY competition show that will make you want to re-visit your Pinterest boards! This costume is fun, topical and guaranteed to foster a good time!

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