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Halloween 2023 Costume Predictions

Lauren Sellman, Arts & Entertainment Editor

Barbie movie poster. Photo//Barbie film/Facebook.

As October approaches, costume enthusiasts and partygoers are eagerly planning their outfits to make a big impression this year. With several new iconic characters having dominated pop-culture this year, here are some costumes we expect to make an appearance on Halloween night.

Barbie and Ken:

Perhaps the most popular prediction, the timeless duo of Barbie and Ken is no doubt going to make a major comeback this Halloween. Based on the wardrobe in Greta Gerwig's Barbie film released this summer, Margot Robbie's iconic cowgirl outfit and neon rollerblade set will definitely be making appearances.

Oppenheimer was released on the same day as the Barbie movie, creating the online concept “Barbenheimer." The vast contrast between the two films is likely to create some interesting couples costumes. With an infinite range of creative possibilities, the Barbie universe is a perfect choice for couples and friends looking to coordinate.

The Little Mermaid:

The popular live-action remake of Disney’s The Little Mermaid is likely to have inspired some Ariel, Eric, and Ursula costumes. With a shimmering green skirt and seashell accessories, or a white button-up with navy slacks, you can be a part of her world.

Super Mario Bros:

The Super Mario Bros. Movie came out earlier this year, opening up a world of nostalgia for fans of all ages. With numerous characters to choose from like Mario, Luigi, or Princess Peach, this theme is perfect for solo or group costumes.

Wednesday Addams:

For a spookier look, Wednesday Addams from The Addams Family is a character you can likely put together with things in your closet. With a black dress, white collar, braids, and a deadpan expression, you can achieve an eerie yet stylish costume.

The Matrix:

With the anticipation surrounding the fourth installment of The Matrix series, Halloween is the perfect time to channel your inner Neo, Trinity, or Morpheus. An all-black and long leather trench coat is all you need. The sleek, futuristic attire and signature sunglasses of these iconic characters will give you a sci-fi edge at any Halloween party.

It’s time to get crafting, shopping or raiding your closet to bring these characters to life. Whether you are going solo, partnering up, or assembling a group, start planning your Halloween costume today!

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