Unique Costume Ideas

Unique Costume Ideas

Playing spooky or goofy is fun. We love to scare our friends out of their wits every year during Halloween. We all want to be told that our dress truly stands out at a party or gathering. But if you’re bored with the pumpkins and the Dracula, you may be looking for something new, something unique.

But being creative for Halloween has its disadvantages: first, you need to figure out something unique, but you also have to ensure you find the dress or can create one yourself easily, while wanting to avoid burning a hole in your pocket. So if you’re fixed on going the extra mile this Halloween on a budget, we have you covered with a list of unique costume ideas.

Whether you want to be draped in horror or pull out a modern twist in your favorite celebs, these outfit inspos will surely be impressive and creative. From Disney fans to John Wick, you’re spoilt for choices when it comes to dressing up for Halloween.

All inclusions on our list are pretty easy to create. A simple DIY without spending exorbitantly is all you need here. Keep reading to learn the unique costume ideas that’ll make you the center of attraction at the Halloween party.

1. Britney from Toxic

Britney Spears has given us an entire career as a fashion inspiration. From her schoolgirl look in ‘Baby one more time’ to the oomph-inspiring Toxic, where she plays a sexy air hostess, Britney has always been at the forefront of pop culture influence. Her sparkly and sexy sheer rhinestone bodysuit from Toxic is truly a unique way to get the party started. A word of caution, though, go for this if you’re prepared to be bold this Halloween.

2. Clint Eastwood from Good, Bad, and the Ugly

There’s nothing new about Cowboy costumes, but this one’s truly one-of-a-kind. Clint Eastwood launched into fame with his 1967-hit ‘The Good, Bad, and the Ugly.’ All you need to complete this ranch-style look is a denim shirt under a Suede waistcoat with trousers and a western hat. Something’s missing, isn’t it? Well, that would be his signature bold alpha poncho that he wears throughout the movie.

3. Captain Jack Sparrow

Our favorite comedy pirate is back, this time plundering the attention of everyone at Halloween. The most famous pirate in the world isn’t just quirky but also distinctive in style. A loose-fitting white shirt over trousers, a dreadlock wig with a bandana, knee-length boots, and a mustache and beard set complete the Jack Sparrow look this Halloween.

4. She-Hulk

The She-Hulk costume seems to be the right fix for those who want to take it a notch higher. The main ingredient for this is green paint, which you need to apply to the exposed parts of your body. But the good news is that the superhero is a daytime lawyer, which means you just have to paint your face and palms while a black blazer and trousers over a white shirt will cover the rest.

5. Elvis Presley

The greatest rock n roll icon, Elvis, was not just an insanely talented musician but was also the embodiment of the rock n roll machismo. He was also quite a maverick when it came to setting trends with his fashion. His most memorable fashion piece was the one he wore at the Viva Las Vegas show (that shimmery all-white Elvis). Although you may find it challenging to procure those humongous bell bottoms and achieve his hairstyle, you can give a modern upgrade to this classic Elvis style. You’re ready for the ultimate Jailhouse rock at Halloween this year with a brocade suit, a sparkling chunky ring, a golden belt, and fence climbers encrusted with crystals.

6. Maverick from Top Gun

The high-flying Maverick was back last year with his slick moves as a fighter pilot. Maverick reflects a ‘larger than life’ attitude and makes for an instantly recognizable Halloween costume. Top Gun superfans can complete this look with a simple navy green bodysuit that has multiple pockets. A pair of black boots and Aviator sunglasses, and you’re cleared for take-off for your Halloween gig.

7. Viking Couple

Back in the 9-11th century, Vikings were much feared across Europe and beyond. So dressing up as a Viking couple for Halloween seems fitting when you want to plunder all the attention. The Viking man simply wears a long-sleeve shirt without buttons that go down to the knees. There’s also a cloak over his shoulders fastened with a brooch. The female Viking wore more of a close-fitting strap dress made from coarse material. You can leave the sides open or sewn together, as per your wish.

8. Astronaut

For those with love for deep space explorations, being an Astronaut is perfect for spacey adventures at the party. You can find astronaut costumes fairly easily online, but creating one yourself is so much more fun. Simply find a white jumpsuit or overalls and stick or sew NASA logos on it. You can use a plastic bucket and silver spray paint for the helmet, and you’re ready to aim for the moon.

9. John Wick

Become the master assassin himself this Halloween. The John Wick franchise has grown since its first edition, and today it’s a global sensation with jaw-dropping action. Being John Wick is pretty straightforward. The classic John Wick look is a sleek suit, a dress shirt, a tie, and shoes, all of them jet black.

10. Melisandre from Game of Thrones

Becoming the Red Priestess is perhaps the easiest GoT costume there is. Melisandre basically had two outfits during the course of the show. The first one was a classic witch story: a robe with heavy fabrics on the shoulders and hands. The second was more seductive and sexy: a tight body dress with wide sleeves and deep cleavage. Both these dresses were deep red. Add fiery red hair, and you’re ready to serve the Lord of the Light.

Wrapping Up

These were our top ten picks for unique costume ideas that are based on pop culture and real-life references. We hope you enjoyed imagining yourself in these outfits. We’d love to see them too. When you go creative with your dress, you need an equally creative and wacky Halloween party.

Join Barcode Saturday’s Halloween party this year with unique, cagey, and downright eccentric dresses to boogie deep into the horrors of the night.