Welcome to Best Halloween Costumes Guide, offering our choice of awesome Halloween Costumes ideas for 2016.
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Attending a Halloween party is always a lot of fun, providing the perfect opportunity for everyone to dress up in colorful, funny, or outright creepy outfits.
The 2016 costume collection is still growing as new lines are still being confirmed and added throughout the year. So do bookmark and return to this page later as we get closer to Halloween as we swap in new costumes and swap out some of 2016s costumes.
Below for quick ideas we have broken down the Awesome Halloween outfits for Halloween 2016 based into categories of movie costumes, video game costumes, and novelty or funny Halloween costumes. Scroll down to see what’s available now or coming soon.
Awesome Halloween Costumes 2016 – Movie Costumes
We all love a great movie, and the characters that we see inspire us to dress up as those characters for Halloween. So what are some of the Awesome Halloween Costumes 2016?
Captain America Civil War Costumes
One of the hottest selections of costumes that is great for one person, couples, trios or a group is the range of Captain America Civil War Costumes from the thunderous third Captain America movie: Captain America: Civil War.
From such a huge ensemble of characters and an explosive movie storyline, these are hot 2016 Halloween costumes.
All your favorites have updated 2016 editions of their costumes; in addition to the lead character Captain America Civil War Costume, there are costumes for Iron Man, Black Widow, War Machine, Hawkeye and the antagonist from the prior Captain America movie – the Winter Soldier. The exception at least for the time being is Spiderman who joins Marvel Studios movies and the Avengers movie cast for the first time.
And if some of the newer characters are more appealing, you can be the excellent looking Black Panther, while kids have a choice of all of the above plus Falcon and Crossbones.[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uVdV-lxRPFo[/youtube]
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Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens Costumes / Episode VIII Costumes
Another big choice is of course Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens Costumes from the latest Star Wars trilogy installments: Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens, released in December 2015. Star Wars is on everyone’s mind this year as we still remember Episode VII, have just had Rogue One, and have Episode VIII to look forward to at the end of the year.
You can dress as the new trilogy’s big bad Kylo Ren, or Light Force newcomers Rey and Finn. And perhaps we’ll see Captain Phasma and new Episode VIII character costumes released in time for Halloween 2016 too. They’ll be mentioned here of course if they are.
Star Wars Rogue One Costumes
And of course, speaking of the Star Wars: Rogue One movie, there are choices of some new characters too. Women of course can be the lead bad-ass of the movie. Those with a sarcastic sense of humor can be the humorous, loyal and deadly K-2S0. There is also the choice of being a Shadow Trooper. Those are all the Rogus one character costumes available at present, but perhaps we may see some of the others too.
Star Wars Original Trilogy & Universe Costumes
Of course while some may want to dress as the new characters, many will prefer to dress as the already well established characters. The Star Wars universe is vast, and so there are a wider collection of Star Wars costumes on sale in 2016.
With many costumes to choose from, from the Prequel Trilogy, Original Trilogy and other spinoffs. There’s Darth Vader, Master Yoda and Princess Leia to Darth Maul and Queen Amidala.
There’s Emperor Palpatine and even characters like Ahsoka and Inquisitor. If you have a specific character in mind, you’ll have to wade through the collection yourself. There are many Star Wars costumes available for men, women, kids and even your dog too!
With New Trilogy Costumes, the Rogue One Anthology costumes, and the pre-existing Star Wars Universe costumes The Force is definitely strong for Halloween 2016!
Suicide Squad Costumes
Suicide Squad Costumes are also big this year, representing another 2016 big screen presence for characters from the DC Comic Universe in the movie Suicide Squad. Featuring well established characters Harley Quinn and The Joker, you’ll also have the chance to dress up as some of the lesser known DC Universe characters.
Of course if you are a huge Harley Quinn or Joker fan but not too partial to the Suicide Squad outfits, not to worry, you are spoilt for choice when it comes to Joker costumes and Harley Quinn costumes as the pair have many costume variations representing the pair’s many different incarnations as well as inspired designs.[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CmRih_VtVAs[/youtube]
Some other movie costume choices for 2016:
There’s Deadpool costumes for fans of the solo badass big mouth.[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9vN6DHB6bJc[/youtube]
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2 Costumes
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2 costumes, or affectionately TMNT2 also see those lovable TMNT Heroes In A Half-Shell return from Out Of The Shadows for some more Turtle Power in 2016.[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HeaugHGd1Kw[/youtube]
Batman v Superman Costumes
There’s Batman v Superman costumes. Like The Joker and Harley Quinn, these characters are far too popular to rely on any individual movie’s success to prop them up, so while the Batman v Superman movie may have got off to a shaky start from the critics, the characters and especially Batman will remain a hot choice for 2016. And not only do you have the Batman v Superman costume designs for Superman, Wonder Woman and Batman to choose from, there are many other versions available too.
Alice Through The Looking Glass Costumes
If you’re a more lighthearted and slightly bonkers type of person, or at least if that’s the type of look that you’d like to go for then Alice In Wonderland Through the Looking Glass costumes would make a great choice.
Star Trek: Beyond Costumes
Or if you’re a bit of a techy or just a lover of all things Space, Star Trek costumes are on sale for you too.
X-Men Apocalypse Costumes
And that other popular Marvel mutant clan are back too – the X-Men.
And of course this list would be completely remiss if it failed to mentioned the movie with the most legitimate claim to Halloween – Ghostbusters. You certainly will not be out of place with your Ghostbusters costume ready to take care of all those ghosts this Halloween.
You can buy both the original as well as the new Ghostbusters 2016 costumes. including the Stay Puft Marshmellow Man.
Some more Halloween costumes ideas for 2016 coming from recent popular movie, and movie classics such as Hunger games costumes, Disney Cinderella costumes, Gremlins costumes, Grinch costume.
Awesome Halloween Costumes 2016 – Novelty & Funny Costumes
If you’re not so time/movie specific then other awesome Halloween costumes 2016 ideas come from novelty and funny Halloween costumes.
These costumes often appear a little bit silly, to humorous political send-ups or statements, to outrageously sexually suggestive.
Have you ever wanted to be a mermaid? The Siren Of The Sea costume enables you to be the sexiest mermaid out of water ever to be seen. Renaissance costumes also have made a big comeback.
And, if you haven’t seen the Sun Drop advert, let alone tasted the drink, where have you been? Emulate the funniest dancer on TV in your very own Sun Drop costume.
And as with the ladies Sun Drop girl costume, there is of course the Sun Drop guy costume as well. If you will be attending the party as a boy/girl pair, you may even like to consider going as a double act.
Party guests will surely love to see Sun Drop Guy and Sun Drop Girl “dropping like it’s hot” right in front of them.
Animal Themed Costumes
What other cool Halloween costumes 2016 ideas are there for men and women? How about dressing up in a big headed hamster costume? Or a Grateful Dead blue dancing bear?
Or for one of the saucy costumes, how about a waiter that walks around with a very serious undercover hotdog standing ready and waiting for attention that was not on the menu? If you just want something a bit audible, why not dress up as a bottle of ketchup or mustard?
Love eating M&Ms? Fantastic, now you can dress up as one too in your very own M&Ms costume as your favorite M&Ms color, or the candy wrapper.
If Batman brings back to you memories of the classic 1966 TV series, then you will be pleased to know that you can now buy the original TV series Batman costume, Robin costume and the girls the Batgirl costume. Up until now these designs may have been difficult to acquire.
Batman remains one of the awesome Halloween costumes consistently showing up in every year’s Halloween catalogue in many different outfit styles from the designs featured in his various media appearances.
Hot and awesome Halloween costumes 2016 also feature some of the traditional fare Colonial, Medieval, and Victorian costumes.
Awesome Halloween Costumes 2016 – Video Game Costumes
Video game costumes are very hot to wear. You’re probably well aware of the Angry Birds range of outfits.
Video game costumes for popular games always make some of the awesome Halloween costumes 2016 ideas as they don’t come as readily to mind as movie characters. But they do look great to people that don’t know the character.
They will also be appreciated by people that do know the character because of the interesting style these outfits usually have. So you get a chance to look cool and perhaps not so common as say multiple people dressing as Batman or Superman.
Fun Video Game Costumes
The Iceberg and Laser Angry Birds and the Star Wars Angry Birds costumes are on clearance, so you might be able to get one of those if you prefer those designs.
Were you a big fan of Pac Man when you were a child? Fantastic, because now you can go to a Halloween party dressed up as your favorite pill munching yellow eater.
Or if you are someone that likes to side with the bad guys, the Pac Man ghost costumes are absolutely hilarious. They can be worn either as a sweater with your head and arms sticking out, or over your head, making you look like a ghost.
If Pac-Man was a bit too much before your time, then how about one of the oldest and still going strong set of video game characters of all time – the characters from super Mario Bros? You can dress up as Mario, Luigi, or Toad, and for ladies you can dress up as Princess Peach.
Super Mario, Angry Birds and Pacman costumes, are some great Halloween costumes ideas for people that want to go to a Halloween party with friends as a group.
Adult Video Game Costumes
If more serious adult games are your thing, then there are a good range of great Halloween costumes ideas from the characters coming from the Mortal Kombat video game series, the Halo series, and Ezio and Connor Kenway from the Assassin’s Creed series of video games.
So whatever your style, these are the awesome Halloween costumes to wear in 2016. Hopefully among these suggestions and ideas, you have found the ideal costume for your costume party!