20 slay Halloween costume ideas inspired by 2023's most iconic moments
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20 slay Halloween costume ideas inspired by 2023's most iconic moments

We're talking the MET Gala cockroach, #Tayvis and Chris Luxon's groceries!

Whether you’ve already got your Halloween costume sussed or are in a last-minute panic mode, no worries, we've got your back!

Don't you dare think about just chucking on that old stained unicorn onesie you wore for a go-karting party at school - that's not gonna cut it.

Let's dive into the fire moments of 2023 that'll have you looking hotter than a pumpkin spice latte.


Kylie Jenner at Paris Haute Couture Week

Strut your stuff in Puurrisian style (see what I did there?!) with a costume inspired by Kylie's high-fashion look that raised our eyebrows.

Can we take a moment for all those unsuspecting stuffed lions out there who have no idea what's about to pounce on them this weekend?

SOURCE: @kyliejenner on Instagram

Chris Luxon Going to the Supermarket

Sometimes, even political moments can become pop culture gold. Dress up as Chris Luxon on his $60 grocery run – pair it with a New World reusable bag and a box of Weet-Bix and you’re sorted!

Harry Styles' Accidental Gym Selfie in NZ

The accidental gym selfie that broke the internet! Grab your old One Direction merch, chuck your hair up in a top-knot, and flex a dumbbell to channel your inner Harry Styles.

Ronald Gladden from ‘Jury Duty’

One of my personal faves for this year is Ronald Gladden, the man who went viral for his hilarious antics during the hit show ‘Jury Duty’. 

Put on your best courtroom stripes, slap a name tag on your chest and for little extra addition grab a copy of the 2020 movie ‘Sonic the Hedgehog’ in case you happen to bump into James Marsden - lol!

AI-Generated Pope in a Puffer Jacket

We've all seen some wild AI creations this year, but the viral AI-generated Pope strutting around in a cozy puffer jacket was ICONIC. 

Can you say AI-mazing costume idea?

The Met Gala Cockroach

Bugs have never looked this glamorous. The famous Met Gala gatecrashing cockroach is the unexpected, yet brilliant choice for a Halloween costume.

Miley Cyrus ‘Flowers’

Head down to your local fabric shop and prepare to buy them out of their most golden fabric. You’ll be turning heads as you strut into the room with this Miley Cyrus-inspired look.


Colleen BallingerToxic Gossip Train

Choo-choo! All aboard the controversial Toxic Gossip Train. Get ready to strum your ukelele and be the talk of the party.


Kourtney Kardashian's Pregnancy Announcement

Kourtney’s reveal was an iconic moment, referencing Blink-182’s ‘All The Small Things’ music video. 


Barbie and Ken's Exit from Barbieland

Be prepared to see a flood of Barbies at every Halloween bash this year. Two of the most iconic looks have to be Barbie in her best neon and roller blades and Ken’s mojo dojo casa house fur coat and bandanna. 

Weird Barbie & Allan

If you wanna stand out, Weird Barbie and everyone’s fave ally Allan are also a fab choice. 


Orrr why not celebrate the two largest hyped films of 2023? Double trouble, right?

Taylor Swift and Travis Kelce

The power couple of the moment? Dress up as #Tayvis at a Kansas City Chiefs game, and you'll be the MVPs of the party.

Need some inspo? One fan has shared their Travis Kelce starter pack to help guide you. 

Ariana Grande and Ethan Slater

Another couple who have made headlines in 2023 is Ari and Ethan. The hard part? Convincing your partner to dress as the ‘SpongeBob SquarePants: The Broadway Musical’ star. 

Doja Cat and Jared Leto at the MET

Unleash your inner feline, we promise it’ll be purrrfect!

Wednesday Addams and Enid

Okay, technically this one's from 2022, but hey, some things are just too good to let go, right?


Rihanna's Superbowl Halftime Show

Grab your crew and A$AP Rock-the-part-y with your best red and white puffer jackets.

‘I Am Kenough’

Get as many people as you can to wear the I-CON-IC ‘I am Kenough’ hoodie

Taylor Swift’s ‘Eras Tour’

When you couldn't snag tickets for the real deal, why not bring the concert to Halloween? Now’s the time to whip out what you would wear to Taylor’s ‘Eras tour’

I want to see how many friendship bracelets you can stack on top of each other!

Beyoncé’s ‘Renaissance Tour’

Queen B shook us with each and every ‘fit that took the stage during her tour, and you can do the same. Get the gurls together to unleash your inner divas in Renaissance-inspired costumes - There’s plenty to choose from!

Surely, someone is going as Blue Ivy, right? Shotgun!

So there you have it, the ultimate list of 2023 pop culture moments to help you slay this Halloween.