When the air starts to smell like pumpkins and cinnamon lattes, you know it's time for the spookiest season of the year. Get ready to suit up!
Halloween is probably the only time of year when it is socially acceptable for adults to play dress-up (in public). All Hallows Eve is lurking just around the corner, and we're ready for a big celebration of everything weird and whimsical. Halloween parties and trick or treating may be canceled this year (you know...COVID-19), but that's no excuse to not don your best costume. We know, the atmosphere of 2020 is terrifying enough, but if we wear the right costumes, we might just be able to scare the pandemic into oblivion.
If you haven't decided on your costume yet, there's no need to worry, because we've got your back with these cinematic villains that may spark a flame of inspiration for your Halloween ensemble this year.
1. Cruella De Vil
Cruella De Vil; if she doesn't scare you then no evil thing will (those are song lyrics, btw.) Got green eyeshadow, a little black dress, white and black hairspray, and your aunt's best fur coat? Then boom! You've got yourself a DIY Cruella De Vil costume. Just steer clear of dogs on Halloween, okay?
2. Bane from The Dark Knight Rises
If you watched The Dark Knight Rises and were not afraid of Bane, then you're either extremely brave or you're in denial. This antagonist was brilliantly portrayed by Tom Hardy, and his performance was undeniably chilling. The steel mask that engulfed the majority of his head rendered a mysterious aura that effortlessly instilled fear. if you choose to dress up as Bane this year, you'll have a multifunctional costume that serves as a Halloween look and a face mask, which we all need to wear when we step outside. It's a win for everyone.
Step aside, Earthlings! Make way for Loki, the god of mischief, who has come to wreak...well, mischief, of course. If you happen to have a mammoth ivory crown just lying around in your house, you're halfway there to completing your Loki costume. Don't forget your emerald green cape and sarcastic banter, because you're not Loki without them!
4. The Mad Hatter and the Red Queen
This one is for you Halloween duos or couples out there! Okay, so the lovable Mad Hatter from Alice in Wonderland may not be a villain, but he's still eccentric enough to be paired up with the formidable (and cranky) Red Queen. Moreover, it's a known fact that Helena Bonham Carter and Johnny Depp are each other's counterparts in the world of cinematic mastery.
While these two costumes demand elaborate hair, makeup, and outfits, there's no doubt about it that you will enjoy the outcome. Don't forget to scream "Off with his head!" or "Alice, you're back." once in a while for that extra effect.
5. Captain Hook
Peter Pan's biggest adversary is none other than Captain James Hook, the biggest, baddest, and only pirate captain in Neverland. His red coat, black boots, wide-brimmed hat, and iconic hook are absolutely unmistakable. Our advice? Use a hanger hook. It's economical and won't gauge anyone's eyes out by accident.
There's a joke we heard the other day that reminded us of Voldemort. Q: What do you call someone with no body and no nose? A: Nobody knows!
If you didn't laugh out loud while slapping the armrest of the couch after reading that joke, you can't sit with us anymore. *Expecto Patronum!*
7. Regina George and The Plastics Squad
Throwing a quarantined Halloween bash with your family? Or holding a virtual Halloween party with your squad? Then we urge you to dress up like Regina George and her army of pretty pink meanies. All dolled up as the famous Plastics, you guys will definitely look like Barbie threw up on you. What's scarier than a group of girls dressed up in a surplus of pink and sass? Nothing.
Halloween may not fall on a Wednesday, but we'll definitely be wearing pink.
8. The Addams Family
The creepiest family to ever hit the silver screen has been made and remade since 1991. Now, it's your turn to convince your family to go costume shopping together in order to revamp them for All Hallows Eve.
9. Jessie and James from Pokemon
Pokemon geeks, unite! We think that we can all agree that it is one of our collective dreams to don Team Rocket costumes for Halloween! This evil yet quirky pair may always fail to catch Ash and his squad, but they never fail to make us laugh. If you have a pet that is willing to play the part of Meowth, then that'll be even better. Happy Pokemon hunting!
10. Dolores Umbridge from Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
Dolores Umbridge is synonymous with the pinnacle of evil. The devil wears pink. We repeat: The devil wears pink!