70 Halloween Costume Ideas Inspired by 2018's Biggest Movies and TV Shows

If you're in need of a pop-culture-inspired Halloween costume, you've come to the right place. We have literally hundreds of options for you to choose from here at POPSUGAR, and while classic movies and TV shows make for winning ideas, why not go with something from one of this year's biggest pop culture moments? From hit films like A Star Is Born and Black Panther, to TV's most recognizable faces (Westworld, we're looking at you), scroll through them all ahead.

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Lara Croft From Tomb Raider
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Lara Croft From Tomb Raider

  • What to wear: Pull your dark hair back in a ponytail, and then put on a white tank top, khaki cargo pants, a brown utility belt, and dark boots. Wrap your hands in light cloth and sling some arrows over your back so people know you're not messing around.
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The Fish Nuns From Star Wars: The Last Jedi
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The Fish Nuns From Star Wars: The Last Jedi

  • What to wear: Baggy white, long-sleeved dresses that are belted with a brown rope, along with a white cloth to drape over your head. Wear a necklace with a wooden charm on it, and carry around a broom (or a Porg stuffed animal!).
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Michonne from The Walking Dead
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Michonne from The Walking Dead

  • What to wear: A dirty tank top or t-shirt to show off your extremely toned arms, a leather vest if you have one, a pair of olive-colored skinny jeans, and a bandana to put just over your forehead to keep all the sweat you'll work up from slaying walkers out of your eyes. Grab a fake katana to complete the look (bonus points if you have two friends willing to dress up as walkers so you can lead them around on a leash all night).
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Ally from A Star Is Born
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Ally from A Star Is Born

  • What to wear: You can either be pre- or post-fame Ally. For the former, wear a plain t-shirt or tank-top knotted at your waist, with striped pants and some kind of metallic accessory — a chain belt, a simple necklace, and of course, a microphone. For Ally post-stardom, you'll either need to dye your hair Tang-orange or find a wig in the same shade, and then put on some flashier, pop star-appropriate garb.
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Queen Elizabeth II From The Crown
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Queen Elizabeth II From The Crown

  • What to wear: A white gown with matching white gloves, a blue sash, and a tiara, of course. Your jewels should blind all the commoners.
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Jughead From Riverdale
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Jughead From Riverdale

  • What to wear: A dark t-shirt, an unbuttoned plaid shirt in darker tones, jeans, black boots, and a gray hat (that looks like a crown, preferably). If you're feeling creative, you can also wear a leather jacket with a snake stitched on the back.
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Inmates From Orange Is the New Black
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Inmates From Orange Is the New Black

  • What to wear: Regardless of which beloved character on the Netflix hit you decide to be, you'll probably need the same basic few things — a white t-shirt under an orange or khaki jumpsuit and plain slip-on shoes. Stick a name tag on your shirt if you want people to know which Litchfield inmate you are in particular, and make sure to add personal touches (Red = a white bandana around her bald spot, Taystee = always reading books, Alex = thick glasses).
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Maeve From Westworld
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Maeve From Westworld

  • What to wear: A reddish-purple corset with a white blouse underneath, layered under a black velvet jacket. Pair it with black pants and a metallic bag to stand in for her pistol, and then put your hair in a half-up, half-down style.
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Offred From The Handmaid's Tale
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Offred From The Handmaid's Tale

  • What to wear: A red hooded cape and dress, brown boots, and a large white headpiece that covers your face.
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Cheryl From Riverdale
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Cheryl From Riverdale

  • What to wear: A tight, black, off-the-shoulder crop top and choker, with a short plaid skirt and bright red lipstick. Finish it off with a long red wig if your hair isn't Cheryl's color already!
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Ruth aka Zoya the Destroya From GLOW
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Ruth aka Zoya the Destroya From GLOW

  • What to wear: A metallic red, one-sleeved leotard with a black belt that has a gold star on the clasp. Tease your hair as high as it can go into a mohawk, of sorts, and wear dark lipstick and makeup.
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Jackson from A Star Is Born
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Jackson from A Star Is Born

  • What to wear: Start with a black cowboy hat pulled low over your eyes, along with a heavy beard, denim jacket, and either a grubby t-shirt or button-down. Pair that with dark jeans and a guitar, and you'll be good to go!
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Okoye From Black Panther
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Okoye From Black Panther

  • What to wear: Other than rocking a badass attitude, the easiest way to be Okoye for Halloween is wearing a red dress with sparkly details on the bodice and gold wrist cuffs and carrying around a silver spear.
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Domino From Deadpool 2
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Domino From Deadpool 2

  • What to wear: Domino is all about the leather, baby. A black leather vest that's mesh in the front can be tucked into tight black leather pants that have holsters on either side. She also rocks some elbow-length leather fingerless gloves in a dark brown color and has a distinct white marking on her left eye. Hopefully you're feeling lucky!
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Anastasia From Fifty Shades Freed
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Anastasia From Fifty Shades Freed

  • What to wear: Anastasia has plenty of looks throughout the movie, from a yellow bikini to a flirty silver minidress. She also wears this white and black, work-appropriate ensemble to work. What's a constant in all of her attire is her brown wavy hair and bangs — if you have those, people will be way more likely to realize who you are.
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Claire From Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom
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Claire From Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom

  • What to wear: A green v-neck t-shirt under a green jacket, paired with brown pants and knee-high brown boots. Don't forget the bangs and a little dinosaur stuffed animal!
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Captain America From Avengers: Infinity War
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Captain America From Avengers: Infinity War

  • What to wear: If you don't want to shell out for Captain America's actual costume, rock a navy blue sweatshirt with a star on the front, outfitted with shoulder straps. Pair with navy blue pants, dark boots, and a wildly attractive beard.
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Finn From Star Wars: The Last Jedi
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Finn From Star Wars: The Last Jedi

  • What to wear: Dark pants with a loose-fitting tan shirt under a brown leather jacket that has the red stripe detail that Finn's does. Add a blaster holster on your waist, and you'll be golden.
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T'Challa From Black Panther
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T'Challa From Black Panther

  • What to wear: There are some adult-sized Black Panther costumes floating around, but you can also DIY by wearing a long-sleeved black shirt and black pants and adding the silver designs around the neckline and forearms yourself.
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Tahani From The Good Place
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Tahani From The Good Place

  • What to wear: Make sure your long hair has the perfect amount of curl, and then wear a pearl necklace with a fancy floral dress in brocade or silk with pastel heels.
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Kai From American Horror Story: Cult
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Kai From American Horror Story: Cult

  • What to wear: A yellow and white printed sweater with jeans and a greasy blue wig. (Orange Cheeto face optional.)
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Killers From The First Purge
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Killers From The First Purge

  • What to wear: This costume is fairly easy to put together! You can wear normal street clothes, which you just want to pair with a freaky mask that's smeared in glow-in-the-dark paint.
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Elastigirl From Incredibles 2
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Elastigirl From Incredibles 2

  • What to wear: Rock a red bodysuit under some high-waisted black briefs and knee-high black boots. Then add the Incredibles logo on your chest, a black eye mask, and a brown bob wig.
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Owen From Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom
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Owen From Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom

  • What to wear: A dark, long-sleeved henley under a cargo vest with jeans, boots, and a whistle around your neck. You're going to need to bring a little raptor buddy along, too.
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Betty From Riverdale
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Betty From Riverdale

  • What to wear: A tight sweater with a white collared shirt underneath and jeans. Pull your hair back into a perky little pony and plaster a smile on your face. Bonus: you could be "Snake Dance Betty" and rock black, lacy lingerie underneath a baby blue button-down shirt and light pink skirt.
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Paddington Bear From Paddington 2
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Paddington Bear From Paddington 2

  • What to wear: A red bucket hat and a blue toggle coat, with a brown suitcase as your accessory. You can also wear Paddington's prison attire, which is a light and dark pink striped jumpsuit and matching hat!
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Josie From Riverdale
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Josie From Riverdale

  • What to wear: Go full kitty rock star with a leopard-print bodysuit, tail, and cat ears. You also obviously need a mic to belt it out.
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Rey From Star Wars: The Last Jedi
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Rey From Star Wars: The Last Jedi

  • What to wear: A gray cloak on top of a dark tank top, which can be layered under a drapey gray cloth that you cinch with a wide brown leather belt. Finish the look with gray capris, a lightsaber, and calf-length gray boots. Don't forget her multiple-bun hairstyle!
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Black Widow From Avengers: Infinity War
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Black Widow From Avengers: Infinity War

  • What to wear: You're gonna need black cargo pants with knee pads, as well as a black jacket that zips up the middle and has belt details all along the front. Top it off with a short blond wig, since Black Widow is no longer a redhead.
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General Hux From Star Wars: The Last Jedi
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General Hux From Star Wars: The Last Jedi

  • What to wear: All black — pants, vest, boots, floor-length coat. And then slick your red hair back from your face.
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Steve Harrington From Stranger Things
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Steve Harrington From Stranger Things

  • What to wear: Rock some light, '80s-inspired jeans with a gray windbreaker and yellow gloves. Make sure you swoosh your hair up with plenty of hairspray the way Steve likes it, and throw a baseball bat (nails or no nails) in your backpack.
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Eleven From Stranger Things
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Eleven From Stranger Things

  • What to wear: There are a few versions of Eleven you could be (Government Prisoner Elle, Hamburger-Eating Elle, Eggo-stealing Elle, etc.), but let's stick with the newest. If you're not planning on shaving your head or cutting your hair anytime soon (pause and think about how much time it'll save you in the morning before deciding), slick whatever hair you already have back in an '80s punk style. Then, smear on the black eye makeup and rock a black t-shirt, black blazer (with the sleeves rolled up), and ripped black jeans with boots. As a bonus, dribble some fake blood out of your nose and carry around an empty box of Eggo waffles.
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Veronica From Riverdale
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Veronica From Riverdale

  • What to wear: Think updated Blair Waldorf. A tailored but flirty dress (i.e., plenty short), plus a string of pearls and heels.
  • How to act: Classy, but like you also know how to have a good time. Find a redhead at the party and insist on calling him "Archie-kins."
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Vice Admiral Holdo From Star Wars: The Last Jedi
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Vice Admiral Holdo From Star Wars: The Last Jedi

  • What to wear: A curly purple wig paired with a mauve, high-necked dress. Add some shiny bangles to each wrist.
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Eleanor From The Good Place
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Eleanor From The Good Place

  • What to wear: A short blond wig with a plaid shirt and jeans, as well as a halo headband or devil horns.
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Morgan From The Spy Who Dumped Me
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Morgan From The Spy Who Dumped Me

  • What to wear: A black bra under a white tank top, black pants, black suspenders, and blond curls. Make sure you have a Vienna guidebook handy.
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Dustin From Stranger Things
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Dustin From Stranger Things

  • What to wear: Dustin's red, white, and blue baseball hat shouldn't be hard to mimic if you buy a plain white hat and some red and blue paint. Once that's done, pick up a curly brown wig, an old-school graphic t-shirt, some brown corduroys, a zip-up sweatshirt, and a backpack. Also consider getting something to make it look like you're missing your front teeth.
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Nakia From Black Panther
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Nakia From Black Panther

  • What to wear: Nakia is always in shades of green, so go with an olive-toned dress that has a high neck, cutouts, and long sleeves. Also bring along a gold clutch full of secret spy trinkets from Wakanda.
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Sophie From Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again
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Sophie From Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again

  • What to wear: A wavy blond wig with a colorful poncho and blue jeans.
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Rose From Star Wars: The Last Jedi
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Rose From Star Wars: The Last Jedi

  • What to wear: Once you've gotten your bangs and flippy chunks of hair in order, put on a brown flight suit cinched at the middle with a silver belt. Wear a brown scarf on top and brown boots on the bottom.
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Thanos From Avengers: Infinity War
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Thanos From Avengers: Infinity War

  • What to wear: You kind of have to paint yourself purple for this one, right? And wear a bald cap? Once that's done, wear a blue and gold vest with brown pants, a big gold belt, and the infinity guantlet.
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Dolores From Westworld
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Dolores From Westworld

  • What to wear: A white lacy tank top under a silky white corset, paired with a long, blue Western-style skirt. Belt it with a brown leather belt, pull your hair up halfway, and then sling a bandolier over your shoulder.
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Barry From Barry
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Barry From Barry

  • What to wear: A gray t-shirt under a darker gray henley with navy blue cargo pants and black leather gloves. We don't suggest bringing Barry's preferred weapon to any Halloween parties, though.
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Detroit From Sorry to Bother You
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Detroit From Sorry to Bother You

  • What to wear: Once you've found funky pants, a colorful button-up or graphic tee (bonus points if it says "The Future Is Female Ejaculation"), and a printed blazer, you need to make sure your hair is of the orange/pink variety. And, of course, procure some statement earrings with extremely chill phrases like "KILL, KILL, KILL" and "MURDER, MURDER, MURDER."
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Shuri From Avengers: Infinity War
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Shuri From Avengers: Infinity War

  • What to wear: Put your hair up in Shuri's signature side buns, and then rock a translucent orange windbreaker on top of a black tank top and black jeans with silver stripes. Pair with chunky black boots and silver nail polish, as well as your most futuristic tablet.
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The Man in Black From Westworld
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The Man in Black From Westworld

  • What to wear: Like his name suggests, all black attire for this one — black cowboy hat, coat, pants, boots, and leather gloves. You can wear a dark gray vest and neck scarf to mix things up a little.
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Audrey From The Spy Who Dumped Me
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Audrey From The Spy Who Dumped Me

  • What to wear: A short dark wig with a Hawaiian shirt, khaki pants, and white sneakers. Carry around a trophy for effect!
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Young Donna From Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again
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Young Donna From Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again

  • What to wear: Think floaty floral tops and sundresses, blue overalls, and a butterfly necklace. Don't forget to make your hair look fresh from the beach!
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Deadpool From Deadpool 2
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Deadpool From Deadpool 2

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Fred Rogers From Won't You Be My Neighbor?
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Fred Rogers From Won't You Be My Neighbor?

  • What to wear: Aw, Mr. Rogers. Wear a light button-down shirt and a colorful cardigan, dark pants, and sneakers, and have a sock puppet on one of your hands.
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Debbie aka Liberty Belle From GLOW
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Debbie aka Liberty Belle From GLOW

  • What to wear: A white metallic leotard with red and blue glittery stars on the front, with some seriously teased blond curls.
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Po From Star Wars: The Last Jedi
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Po From Star Wars: The Last Jedi

  • What to wear: An orange flight suit under a white puffy vest, paired with short brown curls and a cocky attitude.
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Archie From Riverdale
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Archie From Riverdale

  • What to wear: A t-shirt, jeans, Converse, and a red wig. Don't forget your letterman jacket or cardigan and a guitar.
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Luke From Star Wars: The Last Jedi
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Luke From Star Wars: The Last Jedi

  • What to wear: A white turtleneck and tan colored pants under a tan robe, belted with a dark brown leather belt. Wear another, darker brown jacket over top of that, a metallic glove on one hand, and a messy brown wig to complete the look.
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Cable From Deadpool 2
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Cable From Deadpool 2

  • What to wear: You can spray paint your hair silver and slick it back, and then work some magic with makeup to give your eye a fake scar. Once that's done, wear a maroon t-shirt under a dark green cloak, dark blue cargo pants, big black boots, and a metallic sleeve to give the impression that you have a bionic arm.
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Art3mis/Samantha From Ready Player One
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Art3mis/Samantha From Ready Player One

  • What to wear: You're going to need a bodysuit in a dark color to be Art3mis, which you can then stripe with bright yellow and blue the way hers is. Then, wear a short, spiky pink wig and pink/red makeup to finish things off.
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Villanelle From Killing Eve  
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Villanelle From Killing Eve  

  • What to wear: Villanelle's wardrobe is incredible from start to finish, but we recommend wearing an over-the-top girlie, pink dress with masculine black combat boots. Slick your hair back in a bun, pop the Champagne, and whip up a batch of your best poison.
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The Fab 5 From Queer Eye
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The Fab 5 From Queer Eye

  • What to wear for Bobby: Bobby is a fan of short-sleeved button downs that have the sleeves rolled a little bit and are in a fun print. You can wear it with dark skinny jeans, and add in a utility belt to make it clear you're ready to build someone a house from scratch.
  • What to wear for Karamo: Karamo pulls off white jeans like no other. Once you've got a great pair on hand, wear a denim shirt underneath a bomber jacket.
  • What to wear for Tan: Tan is the fashion guru of the bunch, so you need to be looking on point. Wear a printed button-down shirt french-tucked into a pair of tastefully ripped skinny jeans, and pair with Stan Smith Adidas sneakers or boots.
  • What to wear for Antoni: A graphic t-shirt of some kind with dark jeans, joggers, or even a pair of tan shorts. Antoni is also partial to cool sneakers. Maybe rock an apron to give your look an extra oomph.
  • What to wear for Jonathan: Pull your long hair into a half-up, half-down style, and then you have a few options; casual Jonathan usually goes for t-shirts and skinny jeans with flip-flops, while his more fashionable looks are definitely daring. Don't be afraid of a plaid kilt paired with a tight black t-shirt, or even a pair of sock booties.
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Kylo Ren From Star Wars: The Last Jedi
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Kylo Ren From Star Wars: The Last Jedi

  • What to wear: A high-necked black jacket with a wide, black leather belt is a must for Kylo. You're also going to need some tight (high-waisted) black pants and high black boots, as well as his signature red lightsaber and greasy black hair (sorry, Kylo).
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The Belchers From Bob's Burgers
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The Belchers From Bob's Burgers

  • What to wear for Louise: A green t-shirt dress, black Mary Jane shoes, and her signature pink bunny-eared hat.
  • What to wear for Linda: A red, long-sleeved shirt with a pair of blue jeans and some red glasses. Don't forget a black wig with your ends curled out!
  • What to wear for Tina: A light blue t-shirt over a denim skirt, knee socks and black sneakers, and a pair of thick-rimmed glasses. You'll also need a black wig for this one, as well as a yellow barrette.
  • What to wear for Gene: A yellow t-shirt with blue shorts, a black wig, white socks, and red sneakers. Carry around a keyboard.
  • What to wear for Bob: Once you've got a mustache, pair a white, grease-stained t-shirt with gray pants, black shoes, and a white apron.
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The Dynamos From Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again
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The Dynamos From Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again

  • What to wear: Blue flare jeans with ruffles on the bottom, paired with denim vests, colorful sashes at the waist, and microphones to belt out ABBA's greatest hits.
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Camille from Sharp Objects
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Camille from Sharp Objects

  • What to wear: Get yourself a long, red wig that you don't bother to brush, the way Camille wouldn't. Then make sure you're wearing all dark colors, like black or gray, and that you have on long sleeves, long pants, and boots. Feel free to carry around a few empty, mini liquor bottles and a journalist's notebook.
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Ruby Sheridan from Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again
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Ruby Sheridan from Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again

  • What to wear: A stylishly-coiffed white wig, with sunglasses, bright red lipstick, a gold necklace, and an all-white suit. Don't forget the sky-high heels!
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Amma from Sharp Objects
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Amma from Sharp Objects

  • What to wear: Go for Amma's most iconic look — when she's near-death in a Persephone flower crown. Once you've got the crown and made sure your face and hair looks properly sweaty/clammy, toss on a long, white nightie.
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Princess Margaret from The Crown
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Princess Margaret from The Crown

  • What to wear: Princess Margaret's costume can go a few ways. You can go formal with a silk princess gown, gloves, and a tiara, or choose a chic, more casual '60s-era dress (still with gloves) and block heels. Regardless of how you go about it, make sure you're wearing red lipstick and winged eyeliner.
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Issa from Insecure
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Issa from Insecure

  • What to wear: Issa's wardrobe is all about cool patterns, bold phrases, and funky graphics, but in a way that makes her seem effortless and comfortable. Wear jeans and a belt with a printed blazer or bomber jacket, with a colorful top or graphic t-shirt underneath. You could always go the extra mile and rock a "We Got Y'all" shirt, too!
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Coco from American Horror Story: Apocalypse
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Coco from American Horror Story: Apocalypse

  • What to wear: Lucky for you, all the characters in American Horror Story wear roughly the same thing this season — fancy dresses or suits in varying shades of purple, and elaborate up-dos.
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Maggie from The Walking Dead
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Maggie from The Walking Dead

What to wear: Combine a brown ponytail, ripped jeans, and a tank top under a plaid button-down shirt. Pair with a chunky belt buckle and a holster to achieve Maggie Greene's country-girl-who-will-kill-you-in-a-heartbeat style.