'Black Panther,' 'The Handmaid's Tale' and More Hollywood-Inspired Halloween Costumes

9:27 AM 10/3/2018

by Christi Carras

Look scary similar to your favorite movie and TV characters this Halloween.

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Courtesy of Marvel; Courtesy of HalloweenCostumes.com

Look no further for spine-tingling inspiration this Halloween than some of 2018's most popular movies and TV shows. From Black Panther's T'Challa and Shuri to The Handmaid's Tale's June, plenty of pop-culture costumes are hitting the shelves this October, accompanied by some spooky staples.

Whether aiming for lighter fare in the form of crime-fighting superheroes or a look as villainous as Halloween's Michael Myers, here are some options for the upcoming holiday, courtesy of HalloweenCostumes.com.

  • 'Ant-Man and the Wasp'

    Take a cue from Marvel's most fun-sized franchise, strap on some wings and zoom to your local Halloween party with these buggin' looks from the buzzy summer blockbuster. Just be careful not to shrink them in the wash.

  • 'Avengers: Infinity War'

    What better opportunity than All Hallows' Eve to resurrect these heroic favorites from the plot twist that rocked the super-verse? From Iron Man to Black Widow, Marvel's super-squad is here to save the holiday.

  • 'Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure'

    Time travel back to 1989 to celebrate the upcoming 30th anniversary of the comedy classic starring Alex Winter and Keanu Reeves, who are set to reprise their roles in a third movie, which is in the works. Grab a buddy and some high tops to educate your friends with this blast from the past.

  • 'Black Panther'

    Wakanda Forever! Round up a crew and throw the Wakanda sign to complete this Marvel-ous look. But be prepared to take on other Panther wannabes in a costume challenge.

  • 'Christopher Robin'

    Return to the Hundred Acre Wood with this fuzzy yellow jumper — back in style thanks to Disney's live-action reboot trend and complete with Pooh Bear's trademark jar of honey.

  • 'Deadpool 2'

    Go meta this Halloween with the superhero costume to mock all other superhero costumes — especially the Wolverines.

  • 'Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald'

    Since the publication of J.K. Rowling's first novel, Harry Potter and Halloween have gone together like tricks and treats. And the reservoir of magical costume options just keeps growing with each new installment in the Wizarding World franchises.

  • 'Grease'

    Remain hopelessly devoted to these classic Halloween looks in honor of the slick '50s-inspired musical's 40th anniversary this year. But don't forget to brush up on your hand jive.

  • 'Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween'

    Nothing says spooky like the Goosebumps franchise, and nothing raises more goosebumps than a doll brought to life on Halloween.

  • 'Halloween'

    What better way to pay homage to America's most chilling holiday than with a costume inspired by the classic horror flick that shares its name? Yes, Michael Myers is back for the 2018 reboot of Halloween, and so is that haunting mask — you know the one. 

  • 'The Handmaid's Tale'

    Hulu's red habit has already proven a popular look for protesters in 2018, and Halloween will provide the perfect opportunity to join the resistance following a harrowing season two.

  • 'Incredibles 2'

    Since 2004, Pixar's most lucrative franchise has inspired countless family photos on Oct. 31. And if the sequel's summer box office performance is any indication, Disney will have trick or treaters of all ages asking, "Where's my super suit?" again this year.

  • 'Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom'

    Dinosaurs may have gone extinct more than 50 million years ago, but thanks to Halloween and the blockbuster Jurassic franchises, life always finds a way.

  • 'Labyrinth'

    Rock out with these David Bowie-inspired looks in honor of the 1986 film and the king of costumes himself. A new version of the classic film is also in the works.

  • 'The Last Sharknado: It's About Time'

    A good CGI-happy disaster franchise never goes out of style, and neither does a shark costume. Halloween is less than a month away — chomp, chomp!

  • 'Super Troopers 2'

    The superhero route is a popular one when it comes to Halloween costumes, but thanks to the 2018 return of the comedy crime saga, all kinds of supers are fair game this holiday season.

  • 'Vikings'

    Raid and pillage the costume section like a true viking this Halloween. Elaborate hair and makeup, ancient weaponry and some good, old-fashioned chain mail should do the trick.