Predictions of the Most Popular Halloween Costumes of 2021

Predictions of the Most Popular Halloween Costumes of 2021

By Jordan Gresham

With Halloween approaching, people are pulling together their last minute costumes or preparing for their long awaited reveal of what they are wearing for the night. While every year we see our fair share of ghosts, witches, princesses, and wizards… what can we expect for this upcoming Oct. 31?

Cruella Deville

With Disney’s new movie, Cruella, having come out this year, I believe we will be seeing more costumes interpreting her than ever before. Her iconic black and white hair and bright red lip, I believe, will be spotted on all ages throughout the night. 

Olivia Rodrigo

It seems like any conversation about music recently has been centered around Ms. Rodrigo. Her new album sour had everyone listening feeling emotional for days. I believe that her iconic “Good 4 U” cheerleading outfit or the album cover sticker face look will be very popular primarily around teen girls this Halloween. 

Ghost Face

With the new “Scream” coming out, and the resurgence of the villain on TikTok, I have already seen so many people getting their costumes together to look like the murderer. While most have been a more ahem… promiscuous version than the black drapes the horror movie icon wears, the costume will be very common this year.  

Harley Quinn/ The Joker

The new “Suicide Squad” movie came out in 2021, and while Harley Quinn has been a popular costume for years, I think we will see a resurgence of the costume. With that, I have also seen a lot of people planning on dressing in a version of the joker costume as well which will be exciting to see. 

Lola Bunny

Yet another new movie inspired costume on the list is Lola Bunny from the new “Space Jam: A New Legacy.” I have seen many costumes of the sporty bunny all over social media, and with so many costume options being available for purchase online, this costume is sure to be a hit this year. 

Squid Game

Unless you quite literally live under a rock, you know about the new show on Netflix, “Squid Game.” The thriller show revolves around people doing deadly challenges for a large sum of money. With its extreme popularity, and easy ability to make last minute, I’m sure there will be many sightings of squid game characters this year. 

While I do still think there will be many traditional costumes this year, these are the most relevant pop-culture related costumes that I expect to see for 2021. With the mix of shows, movies, and music that have been thriving recently, I believe that costumes relating to what’s popular now will be very common this year.