The Hottest Halloween Costume Trends of 2021

2021 has been a trendy year, and here are some trendy costumes for a fun Halloween this year!

Grae Stockhausen, News Section Editor

2021 was a great year for television shows, musical artists, and movies. With the world still in the midst of a pandemic, people have been indulging in the quarantine lifestyle. Staying inside has become part of normal life, only going out of your house when you need to. Halloween for 2021 is approaching and costume ideas are needed, especially with all the new upcoming trends this year. Here’s a list of the top 10 Halloween costumes for 2021.

1. Usnavi from In The Heights

In The Heights is a movie-musical that came out in the middle of 2021, and was created by Lin Manuel-Miranda, the writer of Hamilton. It’s a movie about the poverty-stricken area of Washington Heights. All you need for this look is a simple grey shirt, a dark sage green button-up overshirt, and a pair of jeans. 

2. Black Widow from Black Widow

Black Widow was Marvel’s big movie hit of the summer. Transform yourself into the Black Widow with one of her iconic bodysuits, a red wig, and a SWAT belt if you want to be detailed.

3. The Joker from Joker

We all know how much of a meme this movie has become this year with the popular line “I’m a lot like the Joker, from the movie Joker.” You can contribute to the joke by dressing up in the purple suit, green wig and vest, and some worn-down face paint.

4. Harley Quinn from Birds of Prey

Harley Quinn has always been a popular costume, but with a new movie starring her, you’ll see many more costumes of her this year. Pull this look off with a golden jumpsuit with diamond shapes, her classic mallet, chained necklaces, and some white-blonde pigtails.

5. Cruella DeVille from Cruella

Black Widow wasn’t the only popular Disney movie that was made this year. Cruella came out and gave many artists, cosplayers, and make-up artists ideas for content. Make yourself look like the popular Disney Villian with a faux fur coat, a skin-tight black dress, long black gloves, and a black and white color block wig.

6. Harry Styles at the GRAMMYS

Harry Styles.  Whether you like him or you don’t like him, you have to admit that his outfits are absolutely astonishing. Dress in a black leather suit with a green feather boa to top this look off and look as fabulous as Harry does.

7. Crewmate from Among Us

Among Us was a popular quarantine game, gaining popularity for how fun and free it is, as well as how much of a meme it has become. Dress in your favorite color and put on a large eye cover. Or use a blow-up costume!

8. Daphne Bridgerton from Bridgerton

A very popular British show on Netflix, Bridgerton has captured many people’s hearts. Dress up as Daphne with a creamy blue dress, blue lace gloves, blue lace necklaces, and blue high heels.

9. Rick & Morty from Rick and Morty

Rick and Morty became a popular show at the beginning of quarantine and many TikTok trends have been made of people dancing to the words “Rick and Morty”. Dress up with a friend as this iconic duo with a blue wig and shirt, brown pants, and a white lab coat as Rick and use a yellow shirt, blue jeans, and white shoes.

10. The Powerpuff Girls from The Powerpuff Girls

Buttercup, Blossom, and Bubbles are a great idea for a trio Halloween costume. With new aesthetics coming into light, The Powerpuff Girls have become as popular as they were before. Become Blossom with a pink dress and large red bow on a ponytail, dress as Bubbles in a light blue dress and pigtails, and be Buttercup with a green dress and a black bob.

Stay safe this Halloween, get all the candy you can get, and look amazing while you do it!