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Figuring out what to be for Halloween just got easier with this huge compilation of costume ideas. Whether you’re going solo, as a couple or in a group, you’ll find what you need here! We’ll continue to add to this list, too!

Ideas are sorted into the following categories: Movie/TV show characters, Characters from Books, Characters from Popular Games, Mascots & More, Famous People, and Generic.

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Movie & TV Show Character Costume Ideas
Book Character Costume Ideas
Game Character Costume Ideas
Mascot Costume Ideas & More
Famous People Costume Ideas
Generic Costume Ideas

Movie & TV Show Character Costume Ideas

Alvin & the Chipmunks or the Chipettes

Greatest Showman Characters, like P.T. Barnum, Anne Wheeler, Jenny Lind, The Bearded Lady

Nacho Libre & Hector

Space Jam: Bugs Bunny, Lola, Michael Jordan, Daffy Duck, Monstars, Tweety Bird, and other Looney Tune characters


The Lion King– Simba, Nala, Mufasa, Scar, Timon, Pumbaa, Zazu, etc.

The Emperor’s New Groove– Kuzco (as a llama or human), Yzma, Kronk, Pacha, Chicha

The IncrediblesMr. Incredible,Mrs. Incredible (or as Elasti-girl), Dash, Violet, Jack-Jack, Edna Mode, Frozone, Syndrome

Trolls Poppy, Branch, Biggie, Bridget, Guy Diamond, DJ Suki, Satin & Chenille, Creek, Chef, King Gristle, King Peppy

Lilo & Stitch

Kim Possible & Ron Stoppable

Phineas & Ferb- Phineas, Ferb, Candice, Perry, Dr. Doofenshmirtz

Paw PatrolChase, Marshall, Rocky, Zuma, Skye, Rubble, EverestRyder

Elena of AvalorElena, Isabel, a jaquin, Gabe, Mateo, Naomi

BatmanBatman, The Joker, Harley Quinn, Robin, Two- Face, etc.

AvatarJake Sully and Neytiri

Harry Potter Harry, Hermione, Ron, Hagrid, Bellatrix, Voldemort, the character possibilities are endless here!

Hunger Games– Seneca Crane, Effie Trinket, Katniss Everdeen, Peeta, President Snow, etc.

Any of The Avengers- Iron Man, Captain America, The Hulk, Black Widow, etc.

How to Train Your DragonHiccup, Astrid, Toothless

Recess Characters- T.J, Spinelli, Mikey, Gretchen, Vince, Gus, King Bob, The Ashleys, Miss Finster

Lucy, Ricky, Ethel, Fred from I Love Lucy

Singing in the Rain- Don, Kathy, Cosmo, Lina

Power Rangers

ZootopiaJudy, Nick, & Flash, Giselle & Tiger backup dancers

Wreck-it RalphRalph, Vanelope, Fix-it Felix, Sergeant Calhoun

Tangled- Rapunzel, Flynn Rider, Pascal, Mother Gothel

CinderellaCinderella, Prince, Ugly Step-sisters, Wicked Stepmother, Fairy Godmother

Brave Merida, Queen Elinor, the Witch, the triplet brothers

Indiana Jones

Sleeping BeautyAurora, Prince Phillip, Maleficent, Flora, Fauna, and Meriwether

The Little MermaidAriel, Prince Eric, King Triton, Ursula, Flounder, Sebastian, Scuttle, Ariel’s sisters

Disney’s The Headless Horseman & Icabod Crane

AladdinAladdin, Jasmine, Abu, Jafar, the Genie, the Sultan

Beauty and the BeastBelle, the Beast, Gaston, Lumiere, Cogsworth, Mrs. Potts, Maurice

The Road to El Dorado- Miguel, Tulio, Chel

Finding Nemo Dory, Nemo, Marlin, Darla

A Goofy Movie Goofy, Max, P.J., Robbie, Roxanne

SteveBlue from Blue’s Clues

The Princess and the FrogTiana, Naveen, Charlotte, the Shadow Man

101 Dalmations- Cruella DeVil, dalmation puppies, Horace & Jasper

Avatar: The Last AirbenderAang, Katara, Sokka, Toph, Prince Zuko

Legend of KorraKorra, Mako, Bolin, Asami

Jack Skellington and Sally

ShrekShrek, Fiona, Donkey, Lord Farquaad, other fairytale characters (like the Gingerbread Man)

Barbie & Ken

Big Hero 6- Baymax, Hiro, Tadashi, Aunt Cass, Honey Lemon, Fred, Wasabi, Go-go 

Mulan Mulan, Shang, Mushu, Grandma Fa, Li, Chien-Po, Yao, Shaun Yu, 

Toy StoryWoody, Andy, Buzz Lightyear, Jessie, Bo Peep, Mr. Potato Head, Sid, Slinky Dog, Pizza Planet Aliens

RatatouilleRemy, Linguine, Colette, Gusteau

Lord of the RingsFrodo, Sam, Gandalf, Legolas, Arwen, Galadriel, Aragorn, Gimli, Eowyn, Merry, Pippin

LabyrinthThe Goblin King, Sarah, Hoggle

Guardians of the GalaxyStar Lord, Gamora, Groot, Rocket, Drax

Despicable MeMinions, Gru, Agnes, Edith, Margo

Frozen Anna, Elsa, Kristoff, Sven, Olaf, Hans

MoanaMoana, Maui, Te Fiti, Te Ka, Tamatoa, the Kakamora

HerculesMeg, Hercules, Hades, Phil, Pegasus

X-Men Characters, like Professor X, Magneto, Storm, Wolverine, Rogue, Mystique, Cyclops, Beast

Spiderman & Mary Jane

Wonder Woman

Superman & Supergirl

Shimmer and ShineShimmer, Shine, Leah, Nazboo, Zeta, Samira

TronKevin & Sam Flynn, Tron, Quorra, Gem, Jarvis 

The Pixie Hollow Fairies- Tinkerbell, Rosetta, Fawn, Iridessa, Vidia, Silvermist,

Star Trek Characters- Captain Kirk, Spock, Uhura, Scotty, Nero, etc.

Newsies– Jack Kelly & David

The Office characters- Jim, Pam, Dwight, Michael, etc.

Cast AwayChuck & Wilson

Buddy the Elf

The Dark Crystal– Jyn, Kira, Fizzgig, a Mystic, a Skegsis

Peter Pan Peter Pan, Captain Hook, Tinker Bell, Wendy, John, Michael

Care Bears

Sailor Moon

Duck Tales Scrooge McDuck, Huey, Dewey, Louie, Webby, Launch Pad

Corpse BrideEmily, Victor, Victoria

Kayley & Garret from Quest for Camelot

Anastasia & Dimitri

Classic Disney Characters- Mickey, Minnie, Donald, Daisy, Goofy, Pluto

Phantom of the OperaPhantom, Christine, Raoul, Carlotta

The Wizard of OzDorothy, Scarecrow, Tin Man, Cowardly Lion, Wicked Witch, Glinda

Inspector Gadget

Braveheart– William Wallace

The Karate Kid

Van Helsing

Edward Scissorhands


The MuppetsKermit, Miss Piggy, Gonzo, Fozzie

The FlinstonesFred, Wilma, Betty, Barney, Pebbles, Bam-Bam

The Jetsons– George, Jane, Elroy, Judy, Mr. Spacely

Thumbelina & Cornelius

Jack & Rose from Titanic


Black Panther characters- T’Challa, Erik, Nakia, Okoye, Shuri, etc.

White Christmas– Bob, Phil, Betty, Judy

GreaseSandy, Danny, Frenchy, Rizzo

Doctor Who Characters

PJ MasksOwlette, Gecko, Cat Boy

My Little Pony ponies

Willy Wonka– Charlie, Willy Wonka, Veruca Salt, Violet Beauregarde, Mike Teavee, Augustus Gloop, Oopma Loompas 

Fantastic Beasts– Newt, Porpentina Goldstein, Grindelwald

Jurassic Park/World Characters

Power Puff Girls

Sesame Street- Cookie Monster, Elmo, Big Bird, Bert, Ernie, The Count, Oscar the Grouch

Scooby Doo Gang- Daphne, Velma, Fred, Scooby, Shaggy

Spongebob Squarepants– Spongebob, Patrick, Sandy, Squidward

West Side Story– Maria, Tony, Anita, Bernardo, Sharks, Jets


The 3 Musketeers

Robin Hood & Maid Marian 

Toddler & Tiaras

Madagascar– King Julien, Gloria, Alex, Melman, Marty

Coco- Imelda, Hector, Miguel, Dante, Ernesto de la Cruz

Tarzan & Jane

Hunchback of Notre Dame– Quasimodo, Esmerelda, Frollo, Clopin, Phoebus

Alice in Wonderland– Alice, The Mad Hatter, The Chesire Cat, Queen of Hearts

Flik & Atta from A Bug’s Life

Wall-E & EVE

Snow White & the Seven Dwarves 

Up– Russell, Mr. Fredrickson, Kevin, Ellie, Dug, Alpha

Mary Poppins & Bert

Descendants- Mal, Evie, Carlos, Jay

Winnie the Pooh– Pooh, Tigger, Piglet, Kanga, Roo, Owl, Rabbit, Christopher Robin

Pocahontas & John Smith

Any of the 10,000 Star Wars Characters

Holly Golightly from Breakfast at Tiffany’s

from Miraculous: Cat Noir and Ladybug

Popeye & Olive Oil

Rufio and the Lost Boys from Hook

The Pink Panther

Strawberry Shortcake

Oliver Twist and the Artful Dodger

The Princess Bride– Buttercup, Westley, Inigo Montoya, the Six-fingered Man, Fezzik

Curly and Lorie or Ado Annie and Will (or the Peddler Man) from Oklahoma!

Dolly Levi from Hello, Dolly!

Hocus Pocus witches- Winifred, Mary, & Sarah

Sabrina the Teenage Witch

The Simpsons– Homer, Marge, Bart, Lisa, Maggie

The Rugrats– Chuckie, Tommy, Angelica, Phil & Lil, Susie, Kimi, Dil


Magic School Bus– Ms. Frizzle

Rainbow Brite

Professor Harold Hill & Marian

Annie- Annie, Oliver Warbucks, Miss Hannigan, Grace, Rooster

Nella the Princess Knight

Super Why characters- Super Why, Princess Presto, Wonder Red, Alpha Pig

Stranger Things characters

Team Umizoomi– Millie, Geo, Bot


Doc McStuffins


Cars– Lightning McQueen, Mater, Doc, Sally

Monsters, Inc– Mike, Sulley, Boo, Celia, Randall

Kung Fu Panda– Po, Master Shifu, Tigress, Mantis, Viper, Monkey, Crane

The Addams Family– Morticia, Gomez, Wednesday, Cousin It, Pugsley, Fester

Bambi & Thumper

Lady & the Tramp

The Mask

Inside Out Characters- Joy, Sadness, Anger, Disgust, Fear

Eliza Doolittle and Professor Henry Higgins from My Fair Lady

Professor Philip Brainard & Flubber

Cher from Clueless

Pirates of the Caribbean– Jack Sparrow, Will Turner, Elizabeth Swann, Davy Jones, Tia Dalma/Calypso

Once Upon A Time Characters- Snow White, Emma, Prince Charming, Regina, Mr. Gold, Hook, Henry


Hey Arnold- Arnold, Gerald, Helga

Mrs. Doubtfire

Mean Girls– Cady, Regina, Gretchen, Karen

Blaze and the Monster Machines

Bubble Guppies– Gil, Molly, Goby, Nonny, Deema, Oona

Peppa Pig

The Swan Princess– Odette & Derek

The Andy Griffith Show– Andy, Opie, Barney

Gilligan’s Island– Gilligan, The Skipper, Mary Ann, The Professor, Mr. & Mrs. Howell, Ginger

Atlantis– Milo & Kida

Home Alone– Kevin & the burglars (Marv & Harry)

FernGully: the Last Rainforest- Crysta, Zak, Pips, Batty

The Three Caballeros- Jose, Panchito, Donald Duck

Back to the Future– Marty McFly & Dr. Emmett Brown

Seinfeld– Jerry, George, Elaine, Kremer, The Soup Nazi

E.T.- E.T., Elliot, & Gertie

Poldark– Ross & Demelza Poldark, Elizabeth

Downton Abbey– Crawley family members, servants

The Sound of Music– Maria, Captain Von Trapp, The children (Liesl, Louisa, Friedrich, Kurt, Brigitta, Marta, Gretl)

I Dream of Jeannie– Jeannie & Captain Tony Nelson

The Sandlot characters

Angels in the Outfield 

Smallfoot– Migo, Percy, & Meechee

The Three Amigos

Hotel Transylvania– Count Dracula & Mavis

Miss Congeniality– Gracie Hart

Napoleon Dynamite– Napoleon, Deb, Pedro, Lafawnduh, Kip

The Little Rascals– Spanky, Alfalfa, Buckwheat, Darla

High School Musical– Troy, Gabriella, Sharpay, Ryan, Chad, Taylor

Forrest Gump & Jenny

Sunny Day– Sunny, Rox, Blair, Doodle

Butterbean’s Cafe– Butterbean, Cricket, Jasper, Poppy, Dazzle, Ms. Marmalady

Rainbow Rangers– Rosie Redd, Mandarin Orange, Anna Banana, Pepper Mintz, Bonnie Blueberry, Indigo Allfruit, Lavender LaViolette

Hot Rod

Derek Zoolander & Hansel

Any of the cats from Cats

T.O.T.S- Pip, Freddy, K.C., Mia

Xena: Warrior Princess & Gabrielle

Mr. & Mrs. Smith (Brad Pitt & Angelina Jolie version)

Book Character Costume Ideas

from Wicked: Elfaba and Glinda

from Twilight: Bella, Edward, Jacob, other vampires

from Pride and Prejudice: Mr. Darcy, Elizabeth Bennett, other Bennett Sisters

Calvin and Hobbes

Garfield, Jon, and Odie

The Nutcracker & Clara

Scarlett O’Hara and Rhett Butler from Gone With the Wind

Dr. Seuss characters like the Grinch & Cindy Lou, the Cat in the Hat, Thing 1 & Thing 2

Anne of Green Gables

Curious George & the Man in the Yellow Hat

Pippi Longstocking

Pete the Cat

The Chronicles of Narnia- Peter, Susan, Edmund, Lucy, the White Queen, Mr. Tumnus, Prince Caspian

Dr Jekyll/ Mr. Hyde

Nursery Rhyme Characters, like Humpty Dumpty, the three little kittens that lost their mittens

Fairy Tale Characters, like Little Red Riding Hood and the wolf, or Hansel and Gretel and the witch

The Berenstain Bears– Mama, Papa, Sister, Brother

Fancy Nancy

The Very Hungry Caterpillar

Raggedy Ann & Andy

Artemis Fowl

Les Miserables– Jean Valjean, Fantine, Javert, Eponine, Marius, Cosette

A Christmas Carol– Scrooge, Ghost of Christmas Past, Present, & Future

Elephant Gerald & Piggie

A Wrinkle In Time- Meg, Mrs. Whatsit, Mrs. Who, Mrs. Which, Charles Wallace

Little Women– Jo, Beth, Amy, Meg

Chronicles of Prydain– Princess Eilonwy & Taran

Popular Characters from Games Costume Ideas

Great list of game character costume ideas

From Legend of Zelda: Zelda and Link

Plants vs Zombies

Angry birds



Super Mario Brothers

Sonic the Hedgehog

Overcooked chefs

Candy Land Characters

Clue Characters

Mr. & Mrs. Pacman and the Ghosts

Ori from Ori and the Blind Forest

Mascot Costume Ideas & More

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Restaurant Mascots, like the girl from Wendys, Ronald McDonald, Jack in the Box, the Burger King, cows from Chikfila

Famous Sports Mascots

Holiday Characters, like Santa, the Easter bunny, Jack Frost, etc.

Food brand characters like the Pillsbury Doughboy, Trix bunny, Mr. Peanut, the Green Giant

Iconic board game mascots like the Monopoly guy or the Operation man

Flo from Progressive & Mayhem

Statue of Liberty & Uncle Sam

Social Media icons

Geico Gecko and Caveman

Famous People Costume Ideas

Bob Ross

Michael Jackson


Lady Gaga

Steve Irwin

Trump, Obama, or Hilary

Jimi Hendrix

Konan O’Brien

Ellen Degeneres

Prince Harry and Megan Markle

Prince William and Kate Middleton



Spice Girls

Britney Spears

Serena Williams



Marilyn Monroe


Rosie the Riveter


Walt Disney



Blue Man Group

Psy (Gangam Style singer)

Ariana Grande

U.S. Presidents

Joan of Arc

Leonardo Divinci

KISS band members

Bonnie & Clyde


Dolly Parton

King Arthur, Guinevere, Lancelot

Chip & Joanna Gaines

The Shark Tank Investors-Barbara Corcoran, Mark Cuban, Lori Greiner, Robert Herjavec, Daymond John, Kevin O’Leary 

Gordon Ramsey

Paula Dean

Taylor Swift

Stevie Wonder

Generic Costume Ideas


 Animals! Try a flamingo, peacock, or a leopard




Boy/Girl Bands

The Bachelor/Bachelorette and their suitors

Pro Sports Player

Avid sports Fan

Celebrity Fan Girl


Cowboy and Cowgirl or Saloon girl


Fortune teller





Game Show Contestant/participant, like Survivor or Deal or No Deal suitcase girl


Cat lady

Food items- Ice cream cone, grapes, hot dog, taco,


Greek Goddess/God





Disco people


The Drama Masks


Candy- M&Ms, Resse’s, Skittles

Masquerade Attendee

Careers-Firefighter, police officer, doctor, nurse

20’s flapper

50’s housewife

80’s workout



Snow Queen

Lego Person


Comic Book Character

Stick Figures

Black & White Movie Stars


Voodoo doll

Paper doll

Couples food costumes like an Oreo or S’more



Mad Scientist

Punk Rocker

Elderly Person


Sugar Skull

Playing Cards


Hula Dancer





Soldier (real or toy)




Race car driver

Pun Costumes-like Taco Belle, Chip on the Shoulder, Party Animals



Mickey Mouse Club member








Pizza delivery person (or Doordash, Grubhub)

Magician & Rabbit or Assistant

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