Spooky season is upon us and does it have some terrifyingly good things in store! Halloween 2020 is almost here and this time around, things are bound to be different amidst the Coronavirus pandemic. While packed-to-the-rafter Halloween parties may not be part of the plan, that doesn't mean the holiday is going to disappear completely without a trace. You can always whip up a batch of mummy-inspired cupcakes, throw a couple of faux cobwebs around the house and most importantly, you can dress up to practice socially distanced trick-or-treating. Halloween costumes are an integral part of the festival and much of that has to do with the origins of Halloween. As it began to honour the dead, dressing in costume paid tribute as well as frightened away demonic spirits. Centuries later, Halloween continues to be celebrated with costumes that get more diverse and unique each year around.
This year isn't any different. 2020 may be a more somber year for festivities and occasions but it's still possible to respectfully celebrate the holiday. Choosing a cool costume idea for a spooky parade or ghostly bash can be a tricky task because of how many different Halloween costumes there are. Fortunately, we're here to make it easier on you. Whatever be your plans, we've picked out some of the coolest Halloween costume ideas for you to get dressed up. They are easy to get your hands on or create and are right on trend as they are some of the most-searched Halloween 2020 costume ideas.
Halloween 2020's Coolest Costume Ideas To Choose From
This Halloween 2020, we're coming to your rescue with these 5 Halloween costume ideas for you to choose from.
1. Evergreen Halloween Costume Ideas
You know the Halloween costumes that make an appearance year after year but still never get dated? Yes, those are timeless choices that are a great idea to choose from. The added benefit is you can always dust it off and reuse the next year. Think black cats, fairy princesses and dinosaurs to purchase an always relevant costume that you can go back to again and again.
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2. Spooky But Simple Halloween Costume Ideas
Another category of Halloween costumes which are an evergreen choice are spooky symbols of Halloween that are incredibly simple to pull together. We're talking about witches, ghosts, skeletons, mummies and zombies. They've been an inherent part of Halloween and can always be used because they only need minimal DIY skills to recreate at home.
3. Fictional Character Halloween Costume Ideas
Possibly the most exciting category to dress up for Halloween is your favourite fictional character from movies, books, TV shows or videos games of the recent past. The March sisters from Little Women, Moira Rose from Schitt's Creek and Harley Quinn from Birds Of Paradise are some of the most-searched Halloween costumes that you're sure to spot this time around. The good thing about fictional characters is they can also be of old yet iconic characters a la Sandy from Grease, Holly Golightly from Breakfast At Tiffany's and Blair Waldorf from Gossip Girl.
4. Everyday Objects Halloween Costume Ideas
For Halloween costumes that are simple, straight-forward and require minimal racking of your brain, turn to everyday, inanimate objects. Dressing up as nail polish, club sandwiches, sugar skulls and ballot boxes really are a rage. Those adding one or two more to the gang can even go as a set of condiments like salt and pepper or a tray of cupcakes.
5. Popculture Halloween Costume Ideas
If you want your costume to be instantly recognised by almost everybody around you, pick a pop culture themed Halloween costume idea. This year, that includes dressing up as an Instagram filter, social media influencer, Taylor Swift from Folklore and VSCO girl. Most are fairly easy to assemble and they are bound to make you the talking point of the party.
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