As Halloween approaches, the season of spooky skeletons and sometimes puzzling costumes is upon us. Do some prep work for Halloween costumes in 2023 to avoid scratching your head over obscure outfit choices. Fear not, as we’ve got your back. In case you’ve missed this year’s cinematic offerings,
Here are the Top 10 Must Watch Films for a crash course on the most popular Halloween costumes in 2023.
- Taylor Swift: The Eras Tour (2023)
While you may not need to watch the entire Eras Tour movie to grasp the sheer number of Taylor Swift costumes you’ll encounter this Halloween, knowing Swifties, there will surely be some exceptional niche Eras Tour ensembles created by her fans. The film is currently playing in theaters.
- Barbie (2023)
Get ready to greet countless “Hi, Barbie!” salutations this Halloween. Barbie is set to be one of the year’s most popular costume choices, alongside Ken, creative “Weird Barbie” variations, and possibly even an Allan or two. If you want to relive the Greta Gerwig blockbuster featuring everyone’s favorite doll, you can rent or buy Barbie on digital platforms.
- Oppenheimer (2023)
This summer, audiences embraced the pink and trench coat fashion trend inspired by the release of the Barbie movie and Christopher Nolan’s three-hour drama, “Oppenheimer,” which delves into the story of J. Robert Oppenheimer’s creation of the atomic bomb. Oppenheimer, Einstein, and Barbenheimer costumes are expected to be Halloween hits. While “Oppenheimer” isn’t available digitally yet (coming on Nov. 21), some theaters are still screening Nolan’s film.
- M3GAN (2023)
Anticipate bad blonde wigs and intriguingly choreographed dance moves, as “M3GAN” will surely dominate Halloweekend. This near-instant cult classic horror movie featuring an artificially intelligent kids’ toy, starring Allison Williams and Violet McGraw, generated Halloween costume buzz as early as January when it premiered. You can stream “M3GAN” on Peacock.
- The Little Mermaid (2023)
Mermaid costumes, a timeless favorite among kids and adults, are receiving extra attention this year due to the release of the new “Little Mermaid” movie featuring Halle Bailey, Jonah Hauer-King, Melissa McCarthy, and Javier Bardem. Expect to see numerous Ariels and Ursulas, and perhaps even a Prince Eric costume or two. You can stream “The Little Mermaid” on Disney+.
- Renfield (2023)
A classic vampire costume is always a safe bet, but some might add a contemporary twist inspired by Nicholas Hoult’s Renfield or Nicolas Cage’s Dracula this year. You can currently stream “Renfield” on Prime Video.
- Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse (2023)
According to Google Trends, Spider-Man is the third most popular Halloween costume search. So, prepare for a Spider-Verse experience, with various Spider-Man variations swinging about. To identify the Spidey at your doorstep, revisit “Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse,” as you’re likely to encounter many Miles Morales Spider-Man and Spider-Gwen costumes. Rent or buy “Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse” on Amazon.
- The Super Mario Bros. Movie (2023)
Google Trends show that Princess Peach is the 13th most-searched costume this year, making it a safe bet that you’ll see plenty of Marios, Luigis, and perhaps a few Bowsers. Stream “The Super Mario Bros. Movie” on Peacock.
- Scream VI (2023)
If you’re a fan of scary movies, you’re in for a treat with numerous Ghostface appearances this Halloween. Stream the latest “Scream” movie on Paramount+ to uncover the person behind the Ghostface mask.
- Cocaine Bear (2023)
If you spot a grown man in an adult bear onesie this Halloween, it’s not just about staying cozy in the autumn chill. The “Cocaine Bear” frenzy is likely to inspire bear costume choices, and you might even encounter a few Cocaine Bear and Sari (played by Keri Russell) couples’ costumes. You can stream “Cocaine Bear” on Peacock.