5 Pop-Culture Inspired Costumes That You’ll Be Seeing Everywhere This Halloween

Jenna Ortega in "Wednesday"
Jenna Ortega in "Wednesday"

Halloween is coming our way in just two weeks, and if you still haven’t started planning your costume, now’s the time. Pop culture has always been a great source of inspiration for Halloween costumes, and here are five we’ll probably be seeing everywhere this year.

Barbie & Ken

No movie this year created more buzz than Barbie, and we’re expecting many will dress up as different versions of this iconic character (…and Ken) once Halloween rolls around.

Wednesday Addams

Netflix’s Wednesday series came out about a month after Halloween last year, and many fans missed the chance to dress up as their favorite Addams family characters, but you can right that wrong this spooky season.

The Little Mermaid

Disney princess costumes are never going out of style, and The Little Mermaid-themed looks will be going stronger than ever this holiday season.


If you’re in the mood to wear a costume that will transport you straight back to the Regency era, use Bridgerton and Queen Charlotte as your inspiration this Halloween.

Taylor Swift

Taylor Swift’s The Eras Tour is the defining pop culture event of 2023 in terms of music. She gave us so many iconic looks during this tour and over the course of her career that it’s pretty easy to come up with a costume that captures the same energy.