Halloween Costume Ideas: Solo edition
Looking for costume ideas?  Here's a list of mostly character-based costumes to choose from or as inspiration for your own ideas.



*Animated films are under the "cartoon" section below
  • 2001: A Space Odyssey: Dave Bowman or HAL or a monolith
  • 24: Jack Bauer
  • 300: King Leonidas
  • A Clockwork Orange: Alex
  • Abraham Lincoln
  • AC/DC: Angus Young
  • Adam Ant
  • Addams Family: Morticia, Gomez, Wednesday, Pugsley, Uncle Fester, or Cousin Itt
  • Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai: Red Lectoid
  • Aerosmith: Steven Tyler
  • Akira: Tetsuo, Kaneda or Akira
  • Aladdin or Jasmine
  • Albert Einstein
  • Alice Cooper
  • Alice in Wonderland: Alice, the Cheshire Cat, Mad Hatter, White Rabbit, Tweedle Dee & Tweedle Dum, or the Red Queen
  • Alien Nation: The Newcomers
  • Amélie
  • American History X: Derek Vinyard
  • Amy Winehouse
  • Anchorman: Ron Burgandy
  • Andy Warhol
  • Annie
  • Annie Hall
  • Apocalypse Now: Colonel Walter E. Kurtz or Lieutenant Colonel Bill Kilgore
  • Archie, Betty, Veronica, or Jughead
  • Army of Darkness: Ash
  • Army soldier
  • Astro Boy
  • Austin Powers or Dr. Evil
  • Avatar: Jake Sully, Neytiri, or other Navi
  • Back to the Future: Marty McFly or Doc Emmit Brown
  • Barbarella: Barbarella or Pygar
  • Barbarians
  • Barbie or Ken
  • Baron Munchausen
  • Barrel of Monkeys
  • Battlestar Galactica: Pilots, Cylons, Apollo, Starbuck, Baltar, Number 6, etc.
  • Battlestar Galactica: The Cylons, Lucifer, or Baltar
  • BB King
  • Beatnick
  • Beetlejuice
  • Bicentennial Man: Andrew Martin
  • Big Lebowski: The Dude
  • Bill Nye the Science Guy
  • Billy Idol
  • Billy Mays
  • Bionic Woman
  • Birds: Melanie Daniels
  • Black Hole: V.I.N.CENT., B.O.B, Maximillian or the human crew (plus the humanoids)
  • Black Swan
  • Blade
  • Blade Runner: Rick Deckard, Roy Batty, Rachael, Gaff, Pris, J.F. Sebastian, or Leon Kowalski
  • Blind Melon's Bee Girl
  • Blob: The Blob
  • Bob Marley
  • Bob Ross
  • Boy George
  • Brawny Man
  • Brian Setzer
  • Bride of Frankenstein
  • Britney Spears
  • Brothers Grimm
  • Buck Rogers in the 25th Century: Buck, Wilma, or Twiki (and Dr. Theopolis)
  • Buckaroo Banzai
  • Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Buffy
  • Bumble Bee
  • Burger King
  • Cabbage Patch Kids
  • Cabinet of Dr. Caligari: Dr. Caligari
  • Candyman: The Candyman
  • Cap'n Crunch
  • Capt. Hook
  • Capt. Planet
  • Captain Morgan
  • Captain Underpants
  • Carl Sagan
  • Carmen Miranda
  • Carrie
  • Cars: Ric Ocasek
  • Casablanca: Rick
  • Cast Away (and Wilson)
  • Cats (from the musical)
  • Caveman or Cavewoman
  • Cerebus
  • Charles Darwin
  • Che Guevara
  • Cheech and Chong
  • Cher
  • Chinatown: J.J. Gittes
  • Christmas Story
  • Chucky
  • Cinderella
  • Cindi Lauper
  • Citizen Kane
  • Clash of the Titans: Perseus
  • Cleopatra
  • Clive Barker
  • Close Encounters of the Third Kind: An alien
  • Clue (board came characters)
  • Conan O'Brien
  • Conan the Barbarian
  • Cop
  • Coppertone Girl
  • Count Chocula, Frankenberry, or Boo Berry
  • Courtney Love
  • Creature from the Black Lagoon: The Creature
  • Crocodile Dundee
  • Crow
  • Cthulhu
  • Curious George
  • Cyrano
  • Dalai Lama
  • Dark City: Mr. Hand
  • David Bowie (as Ziggy Stardust, Alladin Sane, The Thin White Duke, etc.)
  • David Lee Roth
  • Day the Earth Stood Still: Gort
  • DC: Adam Strange
  • DC: Amazo
  • DC: Amon Sur
  • DC: Animal Man
  • DC: Aquaman
  • DC: Ares
  • DC: Atom
  • DC: Batgirl
  • DC: Batman
  • DC: Batman Beyond
  • DC: Beast Boy (aka Chameleon)
  • DC: Black Canary
  • DC: Black Lightning
  • DC: Black Manta
  • DC: Black Vulcan
  • DC: Blue Beetle
  • DC: Booster Gold
  • DC: Brainiac
  • DC: Captain Marvel
  • DC: Catman
  • DC: Catwoman
  • DC: Cheetah
  • DC: Clayface
  • DC: Cyborg
  • DC: Cyborg Superman
  • DC: Dareseid
  • DC: Deadman
  • DC: Desaad
  • DC: Doctor Fate
  • DC: Firestorm
  • DC: Flash
  • DC: Green Arrow
  • DC: Green Lantern
  • DC: Guy Gardner
  • DC: Hal Jordan
  • DC: Harley Quinn
  • DC: Hawkgirl
  • DC: Hawkman
  • DC: John Stewart
  • DC: Johnny Quick
  • DC: Joker
  • DC: Jonah Hex
  • DC: Karate Kid
  • DC: Killer Croc
  • DC: Kilowog
  • DC: Kyle Rayner
  • DC: Lex Luthor
  • DC: Mad Hatter
  • DC: Man-Bat
  • DC: Manhunter Robot
  • DC: Martian Manhunter
  • DC: Mr. Freeze
  • DC: Mr. Miracle
  • DC: Nightwing
  • DC: Penguin
  • DC: Plastic Man
  • DC: Poison Ivy
  • DC: Power Girl
  • DC: Question
  • DC: Raven
  • DC: Red Tornado
  • DC: Riddler
  • DC: Robin
  • DC: Robotman
  • DC: Samurai
  • DC: Sandman
  • DC: Saturn Girl
  • DC: Scarecrow
  • DC: Sinestro
  • DC: Spectre
  • DC: Star Sapphire
  • DC: Starfire
  • DC: Starman
  • DC: Superboy
  • DC: Supergirl
  • DC: Superman
  • DC: Superwoman
  • DC: Swamp Thing
  • DC: The Wonder Twins
  • DC: Two-Face
  • DC: Wildcat
  • DC: Wonder Woman
  • DC: Zatanna
  • DeadMau5
  • Dean Martin
  • Dick Tracy
  • Die Hard: John McClane
  • District 9: Prawn
  • Django Reinhardt
  • Doctor
  • Dolly Parton
  • Donnie Darko: Frank the bunny
  • Dr. Demento
  • Dr. Seuss's Cat in the Hat
  • Dr. Strangelove
  • Dr. Who: Cyberman
  • Dr. Who: Dalek
  • Dr. Who: The [1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th] Doctor
  • Count Dracula
  • Dukes of Hazzard: Daisy Duke
  • Dune: Paul, Chani, Stilgar, The Baron, Feyd, Raban, Piter, etc.
  • E.T.
  • Edgar Allan Poe
  • Edward Scissorhands
  • Elephant Man: John Merrick
  • Elton John
  • Elvira, The Mistress of the Dark
  • Elvis Presley
  • Enemy Mine: Jeriba "Jerry" Shigan
  • Energizer Bunny
  • Eraserhead
  • Ernest Hemmingway
  • Excalibur: King Arthur
  • Exorcist: Regan
  • Farscape: John Crichton, Aeryn Sun, D'Argo, Zhaan, Rygel, Chiana, Pilot, Scorpius, or Crais, etc.
  • Fat Albet
  • Fifth Element: Corbin Dallas or Leeloo or Diva Plavalaguna
  • Fight Club: Tyler Durden, Jack, or Marla Singer
  • Firefly: Mal, etc.
  • Flaming Carrot
  • Flapper
  • Flash Gordon: Flash Gordon, Dale Arden, Ming the Mercilous, Dr. Hans Zarkov, Princess Aura, Prince Barin, Prince Vultan, Klytus, or Kala
  • Flavor Flav
  • Flintstones: Fred, Barney, Wilma, Betty, Dino, Pebbles, Bam Bam, etc.
  • Flo (Progressive Insurance)
  • Flock of Seagulls: The guy with the hair
  • Forbidden Planet: Robby the Robot
  • Forrest Gump
  • Frank Sinatra
  • Frankenstein
  • Frida Kahlo
  • Friday the 13th: Jason Voorhees
  • Gallager
  • Gameboy
  • Gandhi
  • Geisha (We did this one in 2004)
  • Genie
  • George Washington
  • Ghostbuster
  • Ghostbusters: Ghozer
  • Ghostbusters: Stay Puft Marshmellow Man
  • GI Joe bad guys: Cobra Commander, Destro or Baroness, etc. (We did this one in 2008)
  • GI Joe Dreadnocks: Torch, Ripper, Buzzer, Monkeywrench, Thrasher, plus Zartan, Zarana, or Zandar
  • GI Joe good guys: Snake Eyes, Scarlet, Duke, etc.
  • Girl with the Dragon Tattoo: Lisbeth Salander
  • Godfather: Don Vito Corleone or Michael Corleone
  • Godzilla, Mechagodzilla, Mothra, or other monsters
  • Gone With the Wind: Rhett Butler or Scarlet O'Hara
  • Good the Bad the Ugly: Clint Eastwood
  • Goonies: Sloth
  • Goth guy/girl
  • Greek/Roman gods: Zeus, Hera, Venus, Mars, etc.
  • Grim Reaper
  • Grinch
  • Grindhouse: Cherry
  • Gumby
  • Guns 'n' Roses: Axel or Slash
  • Gwen Stefani
  • H.P. Lovecraft, the author
  • H.P. Lovecraft: C'thulhu
  • Halloween: Michael Meyers
  • Halo: Master Chief
  • Harry Potter
  • Harry Potter: Voldemort
  • Headless Horseman
  • Hedwig and the Angry Inch: Hedwig
  • Hellboy
  • Hellraiser: Dr. Channard
  • Hellraiser: Pinhead
  • Hippy
  • Hipsters
  • Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy: Arthur Dent, Ford Prefect, Marvin the Paranoid Android, Zaphod Beeblebrox, and/or Trillian
  • Hooters Girl
  • Huckleberry Finn
  • Hulk Hogan
  • Humpty Dumpty
  • Hunchback of Notre Dame
  • Hunter S. Thomspon
  • I Love Lucy: Lucille Ball
  • Iggy Pop
  • Incredibles: Mr. Incredible, Elastigirl, Violet, Dash, or Jack-Jack
  • Independence Day: Alien
  • Indiana Jones
  • Inspector Gadget
  • Invasion of the Saucer Men: One of the Aliens
  • Invisible Man
  • INXS: Michael Hutchence
  • Iron Maiden's mascot Eddie
  • Isaac Asimov's robots: Robbie, Speedy, Cutie, or others from the stories in I, Robot and other books
  • Isaac Newton
  • Jack and the Beanstalk
  • Jack Frost
  • Jack in the Box
  • Jackson Pollock
  • James Bond
  • James Bond villain: Oddjob, Jaws, etc.
  • Janet Jackson (with her Superbowl "wardrobe malfunction")
  • Janis Joplin
  • Jaws: The shark
  • Jeopardy: Alex Trebeck
  • Jerry Garcia (Grateful Dead)
  • Jerry Lee Lewis
  • Jesus Christ
  • Jim Morrison
  • Jimi Hendrix
  • Jimmy Buffett
  • Joe Bob Briggs, horror host
  • Joe Satriani
  • John Lennon
  • Johnny Cash
  • Jolly Green Giant
  • Jon Stewart
  • Jonny Quest, Hadji, Dr. Quest, Race Bannon, or Bandit
  • Judas Priest: Rob Halford
  • Judge Judy
  • Julius Caesar
  • Juno
  • Jurassic Park: Dr. Alan Grant, Dr. Ellie Sattler, Dr. Ian Malcolm, Hammond, Tim, Lex, or Nedry
  • Karate Kid
  • Katy Perry (e.g., California Gurls)
  • Ke$ha
  • Kenny Rogers
  • Kick-Ass
  • Kill Bill: The Bride
  • Kingpin
  • KISS (e.g., Gene Simmons "Demon")
  • Knight
  • Knight Rider: Michael Knight
  • Kool Aid Man
  • Kurt Cobain
  • Labyrinth: Jareth the Goblin King
  • Lady Gaga
  • Ladybug
  • Lara Croft: Tomb Raider
  • Lawrence of Arabia: T.E. Lawrence
  • Legend: Lord of Darkness (Tim Curry)
  • Lego Minifigure
  • Lindsay Lohan
  • Little Bo Peep
  • Little Mermaid: Ariel
  • Little Mikey (Life cereal)
  • Little Orphan Annie
  • Little Shop of Horrors: Audrey II
  • Little Tramp (Charlie Chaplin)
  • Lorax
  • Lost: Locke
  • Lucky the leprechaun (Lucky Charms)
  • Machete (Grindhouse)
  • Madonna (Like a Virgin wedding dress, etc.)
  • Mae West
  • Man Who Fell to Earth: Thomas Jerome Newton (David Bowie)
  • Marie Antoinette
  • Marilyn Manson
  • Marilyn Monroe
  • Mario, Luigi, or Princess Peach
  • Marionette Puppet
  • Mars Attacks!: Martian
  • Marvel: Absorbing Man
  • Marvel: Angel
  • Marvel: Annihilus
  • Marvel: Ant-Man
  • Marvel: Apocalypse
  • Marvel: Beast
  • Marvel: Beetle
  • Marvel: Beta Ray Bill
  • Marvel: Black Knight
  • Marvel: Black Panther
  • Marvel: Black Queen
  • Marvel: Black Widow
  • Marvel: Blade
  • Marvel: Blob
  • Marvel: Bucky
  • Marvel: Cable
  • Marvel: Captain America
  • Marvel: Captain Britain
  • Marvel: Captain Marvel
  • Marvel: Cloak and Dagger
  • Marvel: Colossus
  • Marvel: Constrictor
  • Marvel: Crimson Dynamo
  • Marvel: Cyclops
  • Marvel: Daredevil
  • Marvel: Deadpool
  • Marvel: Doc Samson
  • Marvel: Dormamuu
  • Marvel: Dr. Octopus
  • Marvel: Dum Dum Dugan
  • Marvel: Electro
  • Marvel: Elektra
  • Marvel: Falcon
  • Marvel: Firelord
  • Marvel: Firestar
  • Marvel: Forge
  • Marvel: Gambit
  • Marvel: Ghost Rider
  • Marvel: Giant Man
  • Marvel: Gladiator
  • Marvel: Goliath
  • Marvel: Green Goblin
  • Marvel: Grey Hulk
  • Marvel: Havok
  • Marvel: Hawkeye
  • Marvel: Hercules
  • Marvel: Hulk
  • Marvel: Human Torch
  • Marvel: Iceman
  • Marvel: Invisible Woman
  • Marvel: Iron Fist
  • Marvel: Iron Man
  • Marvel: J. Jonah Jameson
  • Marvel: Jean Grey/Marvel Girl
  • Marvel: Kang
  • Marvel: Kitty Pryde (with Lockheed)
  • Marvel: Klaw
  • Marvel: Kraven
  • Marvel: Leader
  • Marvel: Lizard
  • Marvel: Loki
  • Marvel: Longshot
  • Marvel: Luke Cage
  • Marvel: Magik
  • Marvel: Magneto
  • Marvel: Man-Thing
  • Marvel: Marvel: Dr. Doom
  • Marvel: Mary Jane
  • Marvel: Mockingbird
  • Marvel: Modok
  • Marvel: Mole Man
  • Marvel: Moon Knight
  • Marvel: Mr. Fantastic
  • Marvel: Mr. Sinister
  • Marvel: Ms. Marvel
  • Marvel: Multiple Man
  • Marvel: Mysterio
  • Marvel: Mystique
  • Marvel: Namor
  • Marvel: Nick Fury
  • Marvel: Nightcrawler
  • Marvel: Nova
  • Marvel: Peter Parker
  • Marvel: Phoenix
  • Marvel: Piledriver
  • Marvel: Polaris
  • Marvel: Power Man
  • Marvel: Professor X
  • Marvel: Psylocke
  • Marvel: Punisher
  • Marvel: Pyro
  • Marvel: Quicksilver
  • Marvel: Red Skull
  • Marvel: Rhino
  • Marvel: Rogue
  • Marvel: Sabretooth
  • Marvel: Scarlet Witch
  • Marvel: Scorpion
  • Marvel: She-Hulk
  • Marvel: Shocker
  • Marvel: Silver Surfer
  • Marvel: Skrull
  • Marvel: Spider-man
  • Marvel: Spider-Woman
  • Marvel: Spidey 2099
  • Marvel: Storm
  • Marvel: Sunfire
  • Marvel: Super Skrull
  • Marvel: Taskmaster
  • Marvel: Terrax
  • Marvel: Thanos
  • Marvel: Thing
  • Marvel: Thor
  • Marvel: Thunderball
  • Marvel: Tigra
  • Marvel: Titanium Man
  • Marvel: Triton
  • Marvel: Ultron
  • Marvel: Union Jack
  • Marvel: Venom
  • Marvel: Vermin
  • Marvel: Vision
  • Marvel: War Machine
  • Marvel: Warpath
  • Marvel: Wasp
  • Marvel: White Queen
  • Marvel: Wolverine
  • Marvel: Wrecker
  • Marvel: Yellowjacket
  • Marx Bros: Groucho, Chico, or Harpo
  • Mary Poppins
  • Masters of the Universe bad guys: Skeletor, Beast Man, Mer Man, etc.
  • Masters of the Universe good guys: He-Man, Tela, Man-at-Arms, etc.
  • Matrix
  • Matrix: Neo, Trinity, or Morpheus (We did this one in 2003)
  • Meat Loaf
  • Memento: Leonard Shelby
  • Metropolis: The robot
  • Michael Jackson (Thriller video, Beat It, Billy Jean, Bad, sequened military, Black or White t-shirt, etc.)
  • Michelin Man
  • Mick Jagger
  • Mickey or Minnie Mouse
  • Mighty Mouse
  • Mike Ditka
  • Mike Tyson (with an ear in his mouth)
  • Million Dollar Baby: Maggie Fitzgerald
  • Mister Potato Head
  • Moby
  • Monster High/Living Dead doll
  • Monty Python and the Life of Brian
  • Monty Python and the Holy Grail: King Arthur or The Black Knight
  • Morgus the Magnificent (horror host)
  • Mormon bike annoyances
  • Moses
  • Most Interesting Man in the World
  • Motorhead: Lemmy
  • Mr. Clean
  • Mr. Potato Head
  • Mr. Rogers
  • Mr. T
  • Mummy
  • Munsters: Herman, Lily, Grandpa, or Eddie Munster (We did this one in 2012)
  • Muppet Babies: Kermie, Piggy, Scooter, Skeeter, etc.
  • Muppets: Miss Piggy, Fozzie Bear, Gonzo the Great, Rowlf the Dog, Dr. Bunsen Honeydew and Beaker, Scooter, the Swedish Chef, and Sam the Eagle
  • Nacho Libre
  • Naked Cowboy - Semi-famous Times Square entertainer.
  • Nanny McPhee
  • Napoleon Bonaparte
  • Napoleon Dynamite
  • Narnia
  • Natural Born Killers
  • Neil deGrasse Tyson
  • Neil Diamond (beaded shirt)
  • Nerd
  • Nightmare Before Christmas: Jack Skellington (We did this one in 2007)
  • Nightmare on Elm Street: Freddy Kreuger
  • Nine Inch Nails: Trent Reznor
  • Ninja (We did this one in 2004)
  • No Country for Old Men: Anton Chigurh
  • Noid (Domino's Pizza)
  • Nosferatu
  • Nun
  • Nurse
  • Nutcracker
  • Octomom
  • Office Space
  • One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest: R.P. McMurphy, Nurse Ratched, or Chief Bromden
  • Oscar Wilde
  • Ozzy Osbourne (with requisite headless bat)
  • PacMan
  • Pac-Man
  • Pamela Anderson
  • Pancho Villa
  • Pan's Labyrinth: Fauno or the Pale Man
  • Paris Hilton
  • Pat Benetar (ripped shirt, etc.)
  • Paul Bunyan
  • Peanuts: Charlie Brown, Linus, Lucy, Sally, Snoopy, Woodstock, etc.
  • Pee Wee Herman
  • Pee Wee's Playhouse: Pee Wee, King of Cartoons, etc.
  • Pennywise the Clown
  • Peter Pan and Wendy (or Tinkerbell or Capt. Hook)
  • Phantasm: The Tall Man
  • Phantom of the Opera
  • Phantom of the Opera: Mask of the Red Death
  • Pillsbury Doughboy
  • Pink Floyd The Wall: Schoolmaster or Girlfriend
  • Pink Panther or The Inspector
  • Pinocchio or Jiminy Cricket
  • Pippi Longstocking
  • Pirates
  • Pirates of the Caribbean: Captain Jack Sparrow
  • Plan 9 From Outer Space: Eros, Inspector Clay (Tor Johnson), the Ghoul Man (Lugosi), or the Vampire Girl (Vampira)
  • Planet of the Apes: Your favorite primate
  • Planter's Peanut
  • Pocahontas
  • Popeye: Popeye, Olive Oil, Wimpy, Bluto, Jeep, & Sweet Pea (We did this one in 2009)
  • Priest
  • Prince (Purple Rain era, etc.)
  • Prince Charming
  • Prince William and Kate Middleton
  • Princess
  • Princess and the Pea
  • Prisoner
  • Professional: Léon
  • Prohibition-era Gangster
  • Psycho: Norman Bates (as his mother)
  • Queen: Freddie Mercury
  • Raging Bull: Jake La Motta
  • Rainbow Bright
  • Ramones: Johnny or Joey Ramone
  • Rapunzel
  • Ray Bradbury
  • Red Hot Chili Peppers: Flea
  • Resident Evil: Alice
  • Richard Dawkins
  • Richard Simmons
  • Rick James
  • Ring: Dead girl
  • Rob Zombie
  • Robert Smith of The Cure
  • Robin Hood
  • Robotech: Macross: Rick Hunter
  • Robotech: Southern Cross: Dana Sterling
  • Robotech: The New Generation: Scott Bernard
  • Rocketeer
  • Rocky Balboa
  • Rocky Horror: The Transylvanians: Frank -N- Furter, Columbia, Riff Raff, or Magenta (We did this one in 2006)
  • Rod Serling
  • Rod Stewart (leopard print leggings, act like an asshole, etc.)
  • Ronald McDonald
  • Rosemary's Baby: Rosemary
  • Rosie the Riveter
  • Roy Orbison
  • Rubik's Cube
  • Sailor
  • Sailor Moon
  • Sam from Trick 'r Treat
  • Sammy Davis, Jr.
  • Samuri
  • Santa Claus
  • Sarah Palin
  • Saw: Puppet
  • Scarface: Tony Montana
  • Scooby Doo: Shaggy, Scoob, Daphne, Velma, or Fred
  • Se7en: John Doe
  • Seal
  • Sesame Street: Kermit, Big Bird, Oscar the Grouch, Elmo, Bert and Ernie, Cookie Monster, Grover, or The Count
  • Seventh Seal: Death
  • Shaun of the Dead: Shaun
  • Shawshank Redemption: Andy or "Red"
  • Sherlock Holmes
  • Shining: Jack Torrance
  • Shrek, Fiona, or Donkey
  • Sigmund Freud
  • Silence of the Lambs: Hannibal Lecter
  • Silent Hill: Pyramid Head
  • Simpsons: Bart, Lisa, Marge, Homer, etc.
  • Sin City: Marv
  • Sinéad O'Connor
  • Sisters of Mercy: Andrew Eldritch
  • Six Million Dollar Man
  • Sleeper: Woody Allen disguised as a robot
  • Slingblade: Karl Childers
  • Smokey and the Bandit: The Bandit
  • Smokey the Bear
  • Smurfs: Papa, Brainy, Smurfette, Brawny, Handy, Clumsy, Greedy, Jokey, Hefty, Farmer, Vanity, etc.
  • SNL: A Conehead (We did this one in 2010)
  • SNL: Buckwheat (Eddie Murphy)
  • SNL: Coffee Talk with Linda Richman (Mike Myers)
  • SNL: Land Shark (Chevy Chase)
  • SNL: Pat (Julia Sweeney)
  • SNL: Saturday Night Live Samurai (Samurai Futaba) (John Belushi)
  • SNL: The Church Lady
  • Snow Queen
  • Snow White and the Seven Dwarves: Doc, Grumpy, Happy, Sleepy, Bashful, Sneezy, or Dopey
  • Sock Monkey
  • Sonic the Hedgehog
  • Sonny the Cuckoo Bird (Coco Puffs)
  • Sound of Music
  • South Park: Kyle, Stan, Kenny, Cartman, or Chef
  • Space Ghost Coast to Coast and Cartoon Planet: Space Ghost, Zorak, Moltar, or Brak
  • Space Ghost: Space Ghost, Jan, Jace, or Blip
  • Space Invader
  • Spaceballs: Lone Starr, Princess Vespa, Barf, Dot Matrix, Dark Helmet, President Skroob, or Yogurt
  • Speed Racer, Trixie, Racer X, Pops, Spridle, Chimp Chimp, etc.
  • Split personality (laterally divided e.g., half man/half woman)
  • Stand-up comedy/assorted movies: Steven Wright
  • Star Trek: Capt. Kirk, Spock, Bones, Sulu, Scotty, Uhura, Chekov, etc.
  • Star Trek: The Borg (or Queen)
  • Star Trek: The Next Generation crew: Capt. Picard, Riker, Worf, Data, etc.
  • Star Wars: 2-1B Medical Droid
  • Star Wars: 4-LOM
  • Star Wars: Aayla Secura
  • Star Wars: Admiral Ackbar
  • Star Wars: Anakin Skywalker
  • Star Wars: Aura Sing
  • Star Wars: Battle Droid
  • Star Wars: Ben Kenobi
  • Star Wars: Bib Fortuna
  • Star Wars: Biker Scout
  • Star Wars: Boba Fett
  • Star Wars: Boskk
  • Star Wars: Boss Nass
  • Star Wars: C-3PO
  • Star Wars: Chewie
  • Star Wars: Clone Trooper
  • Star Wars: Darth Maul
  • Star Wars: Darth Tyranus/Count Dooku
  • Star Wars: Darth Vader
  • Star Wars: Death Star Droid
  • Star Wars: Death Star Gunner
  • Star Wars: Dengar
  • Star Wars: Emperor Palpatine (RotJ version)
  • Star Wars: Emperor Palpatine (RotS version) (We did this one in 2005)
  • Star Wars: Emperor's Royal Guards
  • Star Wars: Gamorrean Guard
  • Star Wars: General Grievous
  • Star Wars: Grand Moff Tarkin
  • Star Wars: Greedo
  • Star Wars: Grievous' Magna Guard
  • Star Wars: Han Solo
  • Star Wars: IG-88
  • Star Wars: Imperial Snowtrooper
  • Star Wars: Jabba the Hutt
  • Star Wars: Jango Fett
  • Star Wars: Jar Jar Binks
  • Star Wars: Jawa
  • Star Wars: Kit Fisto
  • Star Wars: Lando Calrissian
  • Star Wars: Lobot
  • Star Wars: Luke Skywalker as farmboy
  • Star Wars: Luke Skywalker in training
  • Star Wars: Luke Skywalker the Jedi
  • Star Wars: Mace Windu
  • Star Wars: Mon Mothma
  • Star Wars: Nien Nunb
  • Star Wars: Obi wan Kenobi
  • Star Wars: Poggle the Lesser
  • Star Wars: Princess Leia
  • Star Wars: Princess Leia as Boushh
  • Star Wars: Queen Amidala
  • Star Wars: Qui-Gon Jinn
  • Star Wars: R2-D2
  • Star Wars: Rebel Pilot
  • Star Wars: Rebel Soldier (Hoth)
  • Star Wars: Sebulba
  • Star Wars: Stormtrooper
  • Star Wars: Taun We
  • Star Wars: TIE Fighter Pilot
  • Star Wars: Tuskin Raider
  • Star Wars: Unmasked Darth Vader
  • Star Wars: Wampa
  • Star Wars: Watto
  • Star Wars: Yoda (We did this one in 2005)
  • Star Wars: Zam Wessell
  • Star Wars: Zuckuss
  • Statue of Liberty
  • Stephen King
  • Stephen King's It: Pennywise
  • Stevie Ray Vaughan
  • Strawberry Shortcake
  • Street Fighter
  • Sunmaid Raisin Girl
  • Sunset Blvd.: Norma Desmond
  • Suzanne Sommers with a Thighmaster
  • Svengoolie, horror host
  • Sweeney Todd
  • Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
  • Tarzan
  • Taxi Driver: Travis Bickle
  • Techno goth
  • Teen Wolf
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Leonardo, Michaelangelo, Donatello, or Raphael
  • Terminator: T-800 or T-1000
  • Texas Chainsaw Massacre: Leatherface
  • The drummer from Def Leppard('s only got one arm!)
  • The Fly: Bundlefly (from the Jeff Goldblum/David Cronenberg version or Vincent Price as The Fly)
  • The Nanny
  • The Spirit
  • The Wolfman (aka The Wolf Man)
  • Theodore Roosevelt
  • They Live: Alien
  • Thing (in any incarnation from the John Carpenter version)
  • This Island Earth: The Metaluna Mutant
  • Thomas Jefferson
  • Thundercats: Lion-O, Cheetara, Tigra, or Panthro
  • Tiger Woods
  • Tim Burton
  • Tina Turner
  • Tolkien: Bilbo Baggins the Hobbit
  • Tolkien: Frodo, Sam, Merry, Pippin, Gandalf the Grey, Maia, Strider, Man, Legolas, Gimli, or Boromir
  • Tony the Tiger (Frosted Flakes)
  • Tooth Fairy
  • Tootsie Pop Owl
  • Top Gun: Maverick
  • Torchwood: Captain Jack
  • Toucan Sam (Froot Loops)
  • Transformers: Optimus Prime, Bumble Bee, Megatron, Soundwave, etc.
  • Trix Rabbit
  • Troll Doll
  • Tron: Tron, Yori, Sark, etc.
  • True Blood: Bill Compton
  • Twelve Monkeys: Jeffrey Goines (Brad Pitt) or James Cole (Bruce Willis)
  • Twin Peaks: Special Agent Dale Cooper, Harry Truman, Laura Palmer, Leland Palmer, Sarah Palmer, Audrey Horne, James Hurley, Donna Hayward, Ben and Jerry Horne, Josie Packard, Pete and Catherine Martell, Big Ed and Nadine Hurley, Shelly and Leo Johnson, or Margaret the Log Lady
  • Twisted Sister: Dee Snider
  • U2: Bono
  • Underdog
  • Underworld: Selene
  • V for Vendetta: V
  • V: Diana
  • Valkyrie
  • Vampira
  • Van Halen: Diamond Dave or Eddie
  • Viking
  • Vincent Price
  • Vlasic Pickle Stork
  • Voltron
  • Walker, Texas Ranger
  • Walker, Texas Ranger
  • WALL-E or EVE
  • Walt Disney
  • Warner Brothers: Bugs Bunny, Foghorn Leghorn, Marvin the Martian, Porky Pig, Road Runner, Penelope Pussycat, Pepé Le Pew, Speedy Gonzales, Sylvester, Tasmanian Devil, Tweety Bird, Wile E. Coyote, or  Yosemite Sam
  • Watchmen: Silk Spectre, Rorschach, Ozymandias, The Nite Owl, The Comedian, or Doctor Manhattan
  • Weird Al
  • Where the Wild Things Are: Moishe, Tzippy, Bernard, Emil, Aaron, Ira, Bruno, Goat Boy or Max (We did this one in 2011)
  • White Stripes: Jack White
  • Who Framed Roger Rabbit?: Roger Rabbit or Jessica
  • Wiggles
  • Wii
  • Wild One: Johnny Strabler (Brando)
  • Willy Wonka
  • Winnie the Pooh: Pooh, Tigger, Piglet, etc.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
  • World of Warcraft
  • Xena Warrior Princess
  • Yoko Ono
  • Young Frankenstein: Dr. Frankenstein, The Monster, Igor, Frau Blücher, or Inga
  • Zacherley (horror host)
  • Zorro
  • ZZ Top: Rev. Billy Gibbons

Other costume ideas

Many of these ideas can be expanded to work for couples or groups.  See these pages for additional costume ideas:





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