Halloween Horror: 10 Scary Costumes Inspired By This Year’s Viral Fashion MomentsReading Time: 4 minutes
If you’re struggling to come up with an amazing Halloween costume this year, you’ve come to the right place.
We’ve got the perfect combo for you! Why not look to this year’s most viral fashion moments for a more unexpected (and totally clever) outfit concept. We’re talking costume ideas plucked right from the fashion headlines.
This year’s fashion trends have been all over the map, but there are some constants: Minimalism and maximalism are taking center stage, puffer coats and fur are rising in popularity, and everyone wants their own version of the midi skirt trend.
If you want to make your Halloween costume one-of-a-kind, why not pick up some inspiration from your favorite online fashion platform? You’ll be able to craft a look that’s unique to you while still being on trend—and that’s a win-win!
This season, it was all about the caution tape—and not just for Balenciaga. Kim Kardashian stunned in a Balenciaga-branded caution tape onesie for the fall show, and Yandy has now put out its own version of the outfit. The $63 costume comes with a onesie, balaclava, and mesh gloves.
Back in March, Kim Kardashian attended the fall 2022 Balenciaga show in a super wild look: She covered herself in Balenciaga-branded caution tape. Her outfit squeaked with each measured step she took. You could channel her and buy caution tape for a DIY costume moment—or, Yandy is selling a $63 version of the same outfit as a onesie (their costume is called the “Work Harder” costume, an homage to Kardashian’s now infamous soundbite, “Nobody wants to work these days”).
One of the best ways to have fun with your Halloween costume is to take inspiration from the runway. There’s no better way to do this than by simply wearing the same pieces as your favorite models or celebrities. You can even go as far as carrying a can of silly string or webbing fabric with you so you can spray yourself into the latest and greatest trend.
Just this past month, model Bella Hadid went viral when she walked in Coperni’s spring 2023 show. Two technicians stood by her side and sprayed a dress onto her using webbing fabric. For a Halloween take, you could buy an off-the-shoulder white dress and carry a can of silly string with it. When Anne Hathaway attended the Michael Kors show in a brown leather trench and turtleneck, many noted that she resembled her character Andy Sachs in The Devil Wears Prada. Wear the same pieces, and you’re instantly serving Halloween camp.
Halloween is a great time for costume-shopping—and it’s not just about dressing up as your favorite celebrities, or making sure that your outfit doesn’t look like something a toddler would wear. You can also make a statement with your Halloween costume by going in-style with current trends and styles.
Of course, no fashion Halloween costume roundup would be complete without some Met Gala references. Kylie Jenner’s Off-White look at this year’s Met, complete with a giant bridal skirt and backwards cap-slash-veil, had the whole Internet talking—as did her sister Kim’s naked dress borrowed from Marilyn Monroe. Or, for a couple’s costume idea, you could go as Jared Leto and Alessandro Michele, who twinned in Gucci. Because the only thing better than a good Halloween costume is two Halloween costumes!
While some people still say that the most popular Halloween costumes are “the same old same old,” there has been a recent surge of creativity and innovation in the world of fashion.
The Internet is full of trends, and it can be difficult to keep up with all the latest looks. That’s why we’ve rounded up 10 more Halloween costume ideas inspired by the viral fashion moments of 2022. If you’re looking for inspiration, these are sure to provide a fresh take on your traditional costume!