13 Movie-Themed Halloween Costumes for 2016

It’s that time of the year again. Time to carve your pumpkin and stock up on sweets for the little ones. Halloween is just around the corner, and this year is shaping up to the most controversial yet, primarily due to the “clown craze” that’s sweeping the UK, with some costume shops banning clown outfits and the much talked-about “killer clown purge” making headlines. Whether you’re going trick-or-treating or attending a Halloween party, a good costume based on a character from a Hollywood movie is a much safer bet. Here are some of the best movie Halloween costumes for 2016 if you want to dress up as your favourite characters from the silver screen.

1. The Scream

Most popular from being featured in “Scary Movie” the Scream franchise is certainly one of the most popular in the horror genre, with the classic Scream slasher mask a popular choice for Halloween enthusiasts every year. Why not try this look for yourself? Unlike some other costumes, Scream outfits are incredibly easy to pull off, you can pretty much wear the mask with anything. This costume comes with a black sheet and the iconic Scream mask that will scare your friends and family.

2. The Matrix

The Matrix is a classic in the science fiction genre and you can dress up like Neo, the main character from the film. You need a trench coat, some black clothes and some sunglasses. Complete the look with slicked back hair and you’ll pull off this iconic Halloween look. This is definitely a costume that will continue to be popular for years to come!

3. Chucky

Chucky is one of the scariest movies of all time, and you can recreate the look of this creepy doll when you attend a Halloween event this year. Famous for his bright orange hair and scary eyes, Chucky costumes have become all the rage, and this look doesn’t take too much time to pull off. Alternatively, you can head out as the Bride of Chucky, famous for her evil grin and platinum blonde hair.

4. Harry Potter

Although not the scariest movie franchise in history, due to the evergrowing popularity of the British fantasy film series (and novels!) Harry Potter costumes are contiunally worn by thousands of people all around the globe every year at Halloween. Are you thinking about going somewhere as a group? There are dozens of different characters you can go as… From Harry to Hermione, Ron to Voldemort, Fred to George or even Hagrid! You could dress up as any of your favourite characters from the films quickly, without breaking a sweat or even breaking the bank. These costumes are available all over the internet. Now, have you made your mind up yet? Who are you planning to go as?

5. Star Wars

Star Wars has made a comeback in recent years, with characters from the movie series becoming a highly sought-after choice for Halloween. Why not go to a party dressed as Princess Leia? Or Hans Solo? Or Chewbacca? Or, perhaps, Darth Vader? To pull off the latter, you need a mask and a black cloak, items you can purchase together when you buy Darth Vader costumes online. If you’re going as Hans Solo, don’t forget your lightsaber!

6. The Avengers

Marvel movies are among the biggest sellers every year at the box office, so you can’t go wrong with a costume of a character from The Avengers franchise. There’s Iron Man, The Hulk, Thor, Black Widow and Captain America, to name just a few. These characters add a splash of colour to Halloween proceedings and a great choice if you’re attending a party as a group. Known for their superpowers, The Avengers will ensure you’re dressed to impress this Halloween!

7. Frozen

Maybe not exactly frightening… This one is particularly for young children who are trick-or-treating this year. Disney’s Frozen franchise continues to generate millions of pounds, with costumes based on characters like Elsa perennially popular. The famous Elsa costume comes with a sparkling blue dress and will definitely keep your little one happy this year!

8. Batman Dark Night

Who doesn’t love a superhero costume? Batman costumes have been around for as long as the original comic strips, but ever since the blockbuster film series these costumes have been manufactured to a much higher standard, allowing you to replicate this iconic look quickly without compromising on comfort. If you’re planning on attending a party this year with a friend, why not go together as a Batman and Robin, a throwback to the original TV series? Or you could even go as enemies by dressing as the ever-popular supervillain and archenemy of Batman, The Joker.

9. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles are known for their amazing feats of strength. While you won’t be able to achieve the same, you can dress up like your favourite character from the Hollywood movies this year with this costume. Bright and green, which will certainly get you noticed, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles costumes are a top choice for both children and adults.

10. Pokemon

Pokemon was one of the biggest success stories of 2016, making a major comeback with Pokemon Go, the interactive smartphone game. If you want to try something different this Halloween, come as your favourite character from the franchise. After all, there are plenty to choose from, including, arguably, the most popular: Pikachu. This bright yellow costume will look great in photos and impress your friends. Just don’t forget to bring your camera!

11. The Hunger Games

Happy Halloween and may the odds be ever in your favour! Ever since the first film in 2012, this science fiction dystopian adventure series has just grown and grown in popularity. Whether you are going with the simple Katniss Everdeen look or you are going for the crazy look of Effie Trinket, The Hunger Games costumes are a good choice if you don’t want to wear a mask or a headpiece this Halloween. Dress up as your most-loved characters from the movie series this year and stay comfortable and cool with these great-looking yet high-quality costumes!

12. The Grinch

You’ve heard about The Grinch stealing Christmas, but what about Halloween? This iconic costume is based on the famous book and movie series and comes with a full green suit including a mask for the face. The look is completed with the classic Santa Claus jacket and hat. This is definitely going to be one of the most popular costumes this year!

13. Where’s Wally?

Where’s Wally? costumes are bright and bold and will certainly get everyone talking this year. Known for their red-and-white striped jumpers, blue jeans and the classic spectacles, these costumes are a great choice if you were a fan of the book series as a child or just want a costume that stands out from the rest.