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Not a pumpkin costume in sight.
I don’t know about you, but I always leave my Halloween costume to the very last minute. By the time I make it to the shops, all I’m left with is devil ears or a pumpkin hat, neither of which I wish to wear.
This year, I’ve decided to think outside the box and turn to my favourite TV shows for inspiration. Turns out, these outfits are a lot easier to recreate than you’d think, and are perfect for any Halloween parties you’ve got coming up.
Keep on scrolling for my favourite TV-inspired Halloween costume ideas, and for more inspiration, don’t forget to check out our guide on how to create a Halloween costume with clothes that you already own.
The best Halloween costume ideas 2022, inspired by your favourite TV shows:
Who doesn’t love a bit of Bridgerton? It is one of my favourite TV shows, and I can’t get enough of the costumes. All you need to recreate the look is a floral dress and satin gloves. Oh, and if you have a tiara lying around I highly recommend adding that too.
One-Shoulder Embroidered Mini Dress, £96 | Chi Chi London
This dress by Chi Chi London is giving me all the Bridgerton vibes. Plus you can totally rewear it during the festive season.
Modern Opera Gloves, £28 | Anthropologie
Make a statement with these purple satin gloves by Anthropologie. They will elevate your costume instantly.
2. Emily in Paris
With Season 3 of Emily in Paris set to be hitting our screens any day now, it only seems right to recreate one of Emily’s iconic looks this Halloween. I’ve been lusting over this red heart dress for a while, so I’ll happily take any excuse to wear it out with friends.
Urban Revivo Cut Out Midi Dress in Red Heart Print, £45.99 | ASOS
This heart print dress features a plunge neck, with puff sleeves and a zip-back fastening.
3. Stranger Things
If, like me, you’ve got a Stranger Things shaped hole in your heart, then join me in dressing up as one of my favourite characters from the show. Millie Bobby Brown’s looks are so simple to recreate, as shown below. All I need now is a fringe…
FATFACE Checked Long Sleeve Shirt, £45 | Marks and Spencer
This shirt is cut in a comfy regular fit, with a collared neck and neat button-through fastenings.
4. Gossip Girl
When I think of Gossip Girl, I always think of Blair Waldorf’s headband and blazer duo. In fact, both of these trends are set to be huge this autumn, so if you’re looking for a trendy Halloween costume, this is the one for you.
Single-breasted Check Blazer, £34.99 | H&M
This blazer is made from a woven fabric with notch lapels, a one-button fastening at the front, welt front pockets with a flap and decorative buttons at the cuffs.
5. And Just Like That
If you’ve been keeping up with our gallery of the best costumes from Season 2 of And Just Like That, then you’ll know all about Carrie’s grey boiler suit. Although the iconic JW Anderson pigeon-shaped clutch bag might be hard to recreate, the rest of the outfit is easy.
6. Squid Game
Remember Squid Game? The show was Netflix’s biggest hit, and it’s not hard to see why. If you’ve watched it, then you know all about the blue tracksuits that the contestants have to wear. I’ve found a super similar version, but I recommend sticking a number on the front of the top for the full effect.
Adicolor Classics Firebird Primeblue Track Top, £55 | Adidas
Pair this top with the matching bottoms for an easy Halloween look that everyone will love.
Adicolor Classics Firebird Primeblue Tracksuit Bottoms, £45 | Adidas
Style the bottoms with any white trainers that you have, just like they wore on the show.
7. Inventing Anna
If you’ve not seen Inventing Anna yet, then what have you been doing? If you want to recreate the look, all you need is a statement pair of oversized sunglasses and a smart boucle blazer. Luckily I’ve found the perfect one.
Lipsy Cropped Boucle Blazer, £68 | Next
This cropped boucle blazer features a white trim and gold buttons, giving it that luxe feel.
Sugar Oversized Square Sunglasses, £22 | Free People
It doesn’t get much more oversized than this. I heart the large square frame design.