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Halloween might be the only time of year where just about everyone wants to be someone else. And with just three weeks until Hallows Eve, it’s time to start looking for a costume. Searching for the right Halloween costume can be an easy process, especially when you have an idea of what you’re looking for. To help you get started, we rounded up some of the best Halloween costumes inspired by your favorite superheroes (and a few villains).
Whether you’re trick-or-treating this year, attending a Halloween bash, or staying home for a lowkey celebration, it’s always fun to play dress up. Below find a list of costumes with enough variety for everyone — from Black Widow to Venom, Batman, Wanda and Vision, and a couple of X-Men characters. For more Halloween gear, check out this selection of costumes inspired by “Squid Game,” and spooky horror flicks to add to your movie collection.
“Black Widow” was one of the top grossing films of the year and delivered one of the MCU’s most instantly recognizable costumes (if you’re a Marvel fan). Channel your inner Natasha Romanoff in this snow suit costume inspired by the film. The costume includes a white printed catsuit with an EVA foam belt holster (shoes and wig sold separately). If you’re going for a more traditional look, check out this Black Widow costume with matching boots.
Ready to become the Scarlet Witch? It’s finally time to recreate the “Halloween Episode” of “WandaVision.” This detailed, head-to-toe costume includes a cloak, gloves, mask, top, pants, headgear (and a girdle). The costume is made from composite leather, polyester, and Spandex leather, and pretty comfortable according to numerous customer reviews. You can get the Wanda Maximoff costume in sizes XS-4X (while supplies last).
Looking for a couple’s costume? The Vision costume is a perfect pairing for a “WandaVision” costume but it can also be worn solo (you’ll get compliments either way). The costume set includes a jumpsuit, gloves, cloak, headpiece, and shorts. And don’t forget the pink face paint to complete the look.
“Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings” was another highly anticipated edition to the Marvel Cinematic Universe. This deluxe costume by Rubies gives you the entire Shang Chi look — including a collared top adorned with screen art to recreate the martial arts master’s signature red and black look. If you’d rather DIY, all you need is a pair of black trousers and a red jacket, or this hooded sweatshirt.
Daddy’s Little Monster reigns as one of the more popular Halloween costumes of the last few years. The “Suicide Squad” Harley Quinn Costume above is available in sizes ranging from XS to large but in the event that they sell out, you can try out some other options such as the Harley Quinn Joker Jumpsuit, and the Harley Quinn Birds of Prey Costume.
King T’Challa is always a good choice for Halloween. The Black Panther Battle Halloween Costume by Boomtrader features a simple polyester jumpsuit (available in XS-3X). Depending on your size height and weight, you’ll probably want to go up a size to ensure that the costume fits properly. The mask isn’t included but you can get one here.
Become a web-slinging, wall-crawling superhero in this unisex, adult Spider-Man costume. It’s made from 90% polyester (10% cotton), and offers up elasticity and breathability. Want to match with the kiddos? It’s available in kids’ sizes too.
Venom doesn’t actually fall on the list of superheroes but this costume might be too cool to pass up. Bring the mayhem this Halloween as Spider-Man’s symbiotic foe in this Venom Halloween Costume for Men which includes a black-and-white printed polyester jumpsuit with muscle padding and a printed plastic mask (gloves and shoes are not included).
Transform into the Caped Crusader when you put on this Batman costume inspired by “The Dark Knight Rises.” The full ensemble comes with a headpiece, cape, a muscle-chest jumpsuit with attached boot tops, and a belt.
This officially licensed “Wonder Woman 1984” costume has all of the signature pieces of the Wonder Woman uniform rolled into a corset dress. The costume is made from a blend of polyurethane, polyester, and cotton, which means that you can wipe it clean if you happen to spill food or drinks on it.
Balancing the universe doesn’t come easy but if you love playing the villain, this Thanos costume might be right up your alley. This standard-size, polyester costume includes a muscle-molded jumpsuit, chest armor, gloves, and mask.
Another costume that never really gets old: Superman. The costume pictured above was inspired by 2016’s “Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice.” The costume is made from 100% polyester material and it’s hand washable.
You’ve just been enrolled in the Umbrella Academy! This preppy costume, inspired by the Netflix series, comes in sizes XS-2X and features important details like Academy badge embroidery, and an argyle plaid sweater vest. The full costume includes a jacket, shirt, tie, vest, shorts, socks, and eye-patch.
Become a merc with a mouth for Halloween in this Deadpool costume. It’s made of breathable spandex that covers your entire body (including your face, hands and feet), but there’s also a zipper closer in the costume so that you can get in and out of it easily.
If you’ve been searching for an X-Men costume, Wolverine is a safe choice. This particular costume is only available in 2X but if you want something more casual you can always pull off a DIY look inspired by the film franchise (a pair of claws and a leather jacket should do the trick). The costume pictured above is made from a blend of polyester, spandex, and latex. The muscle chest inserts feature 100% polyurethane stuffing, and the briefs have an elastic waistband and leg holes. There’s also a zipper closure and foam claws. The entire costume comes with the jumpsuit, briefs, mask, chest insert, claws, gloves, a belt, and boot covers.
Maybe you’d rather go Rogue for Halloween? Channel Anna Paquin in this Rogue Premium Women’s Costume which includes a jumpsuit, jacket, belt, headband, gloves, and boot covers. The only thing missing are the mutant powers but on a positive note, you can pair the Rogue costume with a Gambit costume for the perfect couples ensemble.
Make Halloween into a family affair with “Incredibles” costumes for the whole crew. This seven-costume collection includes two adult costumes, three kids costumes, a baby’s costume, and an Incredimobile Wheelchair Cover. These pieces are also sold separately.
Riddle me this: What’s green, black, and instantly recognizable? Transform into a Batman supervillain when you slip on this Riddler suit jacket (the mask, gloves, tie, and hat are sold separately). This polyester jacket is one size fits most, up to men’s sizes 40-42.