Overall best Halloween costume ideas for 2018

Overall best Halloween costume ideas for 2018
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Can you believe it’s already October? This year is flying by, but we’re not complaining — the countdown to Halloween is on! Of course, this means you need to pull together your spooky (or funny or silly) get-up fast. To help, we gathered the overall best Halloween costume ideas for 2018.

Need a quick and easy guide to some of this year’s hottest motifs and pop-culture moment costumes? We’ve got you covered. Perhaps you’re a movie buff and want to go as one of this year’s most beloved big-screen characters. Or maybe you prefer to morph into a cuddly woodland (viral sensation) creature.

Either way, save yourself the time and energy of poring over roughly a zillion costumes on the internet. The following six best Halloween costume ideas for 2018 is your shortcut.

Mary Poppins

Raise your hand if you’re beyond excited to see Emily Blunt bring Mary Poppins back to the big screen in December (*raises both hands*). Go ahead and get in on the fun early by dressing like the most beloved nanny ever to dole out spoonfuls of sugar. (Amazon, $71.50)

Overall best Halloween costume ideas for 2018 Mary Poppins
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Whether you loved or hated the movie, we can all agree on two things: Venom makes an excellent costume, and Tom Hardy is a treasure. With this villainous version of Spidey cleaning up at the box office, it’s the perfect time to pay tribute. (Amazon, $55.99)

Overall best Halloween costume ideas for 2018 Venom
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Remember back in June when a brave little raccoon scaled a Minnesota skyscraper, riveting the country? Channel this viral sensation on Halloween wearing this raccoon onesie. If you want to be really cute, you could always carry a cardboard cutout of a building. (Amazon, $68)

Overall best Halloween costume ideas for 2018 raccoon
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Michael Myers

Let’s start with the obvious — dressing as Michael Myers on Halloween never goes out of style. It’s been a minute since this masked maniac brought his unique breed of terror to the screen, but he’s back with a brand-new “Halloween” that’s just as horrifying as ever. Why not bring a bit of Haddonfield’s evil son to your hometown with this disturbing ensemble? (Michael Myers mask at Amazon, $139.89; coveralls at Amazon, $29.74))

Overall best Halloween costume ideas for 2018 Michael Myers
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Lara Croft, Tomb Raider

We can’t all be Alicia Vikander, but we can all be Alicia Vikander as Lara Croft in “Tomb Raider.” Just don’t be surprised if channeling this adventurous badass gives you a crazy case of wanderlust for some exotic locale. (Amazon, $49.99)

Overall best Halloween costume ideas for 2018 Lara Croft Tomb Raider
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