7 Essential Halloween Costume Ideas Based on Your Favorite Netflix Shows for 2023
Those days are long behind us when people used to wear scary outfits and lit bonfires only to ward off evil souls that had not yet gone to heaven. Over the years, Halloween has become a nationwide costume party that brightens up every corner of America. Although the festival has roots dating to the 1800s, Hollywood gave it a whole new vibe ever since the first camera rested on the California landscape. The OTT giant, Netflix, further gave this influence an extra push.
Kids now look forward to dressing up as their favorite movie characters or celebrities to join in the festivities. As America is gearing up to bring the spooky atmosphere back on the streets, these Netflix-inspired Halloween costume ideas are worth a quick check.
Eleven from Netflix’s Stranger Things
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While it may not be possible for anyone to fight off monsters from other dimensions, they can definitely battle out in the clothing sales to snag Eleven’s costumes for this Halloween. Played by Millie Bobby Brown, the outfits of Eleven saw a significant change over the years. From an oversized yellow T-shirt to the yellow and black button-up with crisscross suspenders, there are tons of options to choose from.
Some of the iconic outfits of Jane Hopper include Nancy’s pink frock with a blue jacket, the geometric romper from the third season, and the ribbed white top with dainty flower motifs from season 4. However, what can really turn heads is Eleven’s hospital gown from Hawkins lab. As the 19-year-old has been embracing her Halloween spirit with her dogs, Stranger Things fans can figure out fun ways to capture El’s vibe.
Wednesday from Netflix
Though the entire cast of the coming-of-age supernatural comedy horror had some eye-catching outfits, Wednesday Addams’ outfits were in a league of their own. Played by Jenna Ortega, Wednesday pulled off a string of black ensembles that reflected her personality flawlessly. However, unlike the usual black dress with the white collar and long, dark braids, the Charles Addams show spiced things up a little.
Throughout the first season, Wednesday wore different black clothing styles to add some variety to her character. Checkered sweaters, Poe Tournament outfit, Pilgrim World costume, and her interrogation looks are some ideas to try this Halloween. However, the standout outfits will always be the vintage, black Rave’N dress and the Nevermore uniform.
The Witcher from Netflix
Though Henry Cavill has taken his departure from The Witcher, his iconic Witcher armor will always stay with the fandom. Cavill’s costume is definitely a top-notch recommendation for Halloween costumes, however, there are other choices as well. Jaskier’s extravagant red-scaled jacket with matching trousers and Duny’s animal-like mask can also help add a dash of magical charm to the Halloween holiday.
For the girls out there, Yennefer’s hunchback outfits with loose-fitting shirts can be a great way to serve some Witcher inspiration. The iconic black dress of Yennefer, when she reclaimed her agency on the show, could help nail that diva moment on Halloween. One can also opt for Ciri’s and Yennefer’s regal gowns from the show to add a vibe of mystique and elegance.
Dream from The Sandman
For the gentlemen hunting for attires to set themselves apart on the 31st of October, The Sandman Dream outfit is what the situation calls for. Tom Sturridge, who played the character of Dream in the fantasy drama TV series The Sandman, has been the trendsetter for years now. His monochromatic black outfits made of real leather and premium-quality cotton will be a great choice for the chilly winters.
Especially, the coat containing the inner viscose of high-quality materials would be of great help this year. However, the standout feature of Dream’s outfit is the collar as it gives the feel of a pea coat. The outfit also includes pockets, full-length sleeves, and open cuffs, good enough to keep winter sniffles at bay.
Regency-era gentleman or lady from Bridgerton
The costumes of Bridgerton played a significant role in preserving the Regency era’s charm. From the corseted gowns to coats with long skirts and tails behind, Bridgerton graced its audience with stunning costume designs. Every character in the show had their own individualistic style, echoing their social status and unique personality traits.
Cressida’s Peach Gown, Eloise’s beautiful high collars, Marina’s all-over vine and flower embroidery, and Daphne’s Bejeweled Gown- there are numerous options to choose from the show. Those who have the quirk of experimenting with elaborate wigs and modern Regency style can also choose from Queen Charlotte’s historically accurate wardrobe. The simple yet elegant gowns of Kate Sharma would work wonderfully for Halloween, too.
Player from Squid Game
It has been almost two years since fans saw South Korean contestants playing children’s games with the death penalty. Squid Game is one of the most popular shows on Netflix that went on to garner billions of watch hours on the platform. Apart from giving a thrilling cinematic experience, the show can also be helpful in giving some Halloween costume inspiration.
There are mainly two costume options from this popular Netflix show. One is the uniform of contestants that includes white T-shirts under green tracksuits with white trim. And then there are the red-clad guards who wear red hooded zip-up jumpsuits with black belts. However, one can also go for the Orange and Yellow dress of the “Red Light-Green Light Doll”.
Tommy Shelby from Peaky Blinders
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The British period crime drama, Peaky Blinders, came to an end with its sixth season. However, the wardrobe inspirations Stephanie Collie provided will forever stay with the fans. Giving the classic criminal mug shot aesthetics, the show truly nailed the character of Thomas Shelby, played by the Oppenheimer star, Cillian Murphy. There are five key elements to achieving this iconic look.
First and foremost is the long overcoat and then comes the stylish suits that Cillian flaunted in the show. The penny collar shirts are also an important element of Shelby’s character. Additionally, a pair of solid leather boots in dark brown or black leather would do wonders for the Peaky Blinders-inspired Halloween look. Last but not least, there is the baker boy cap is necessary to finish the entire ensemble.
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Are you ready to pick your Netflix-inspired Halloween costumes? Let us know your choices in the comments below.