Previously we published an article with the 5 best things to do this Halloween in London, which included a range of fun activities and events to keep you busy. But is there any point in going if you don’t have the perfect Halloween outfit?

Halloween offers a great opportunity for you to get creative, be bold and impress everyone who sees you. Most events and parties often hold competitions to judge the best costume with fun prizes for the winners!

So, whether you’re wanting to go full scary or for something more light-hearted, check out our list of the best costume ideas for this year.

Black Panther

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Dressing up as a superhero is a Halloween classic, and where better place to start this list than with one of the biggest superheroes of the year. The film earned well over $1 billion in the box office and captured the imagination of children and adults alike.

This is certainly a costume that requires commitment, and it’s not one of the cheaper options, but it’ll be worth it when you harness the power of Wakanda and have a wicked Halloween!

Wonder Woman


A female superhero alternative to match the power of the Black Panther, Wonder Woman will no doubt be a popular option amongst many this year. Although the film was released last year, Gal Gadot’s character has become so well-loved that you will undoubtedly see a fair few Amazonian warriors walking the streets.

Perfect if you’re looking for something to turn heads.

Fake News

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2018 has been the year of fake news. The phrase has become so popular that it has now even been entered as an official term in the English language dictionary. This is the ideal costume for those who consider themselves to be up-to-date with all the latest trends and and a great way to show that you have a fun side to you.

Donald Trump and Kim Jong-Un

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It would be impossible to talk about fake news without mentioning the President of the United States. Trump’s meeting with Kim Jong-Un in Singapore this summer was perhaps the biggest international political event of the year so there’s no way that anyone won’t know what you’ve come as if you go for this option.

Grab a friend and make sure you stick together all night (or at least make sure you take some photos together) to nail this one.

Meghan Markle


If Trump’s meeting with Kim Jong-Un was the biggest political event of 2018, then Prince Harry’s wedding to Meghan Markle was arguably the biggest celebrity event of the year. Almost 100 million people tuned into to watch the couple tie the knot on television as Meghan’s glamorous dress and stunning smile caught the attention of people all around the world.

The best option if you want to go for glamour this Halloween.

The Purge


Finally, here’s a costume that’s bound to scare whoever you meet. Based on the biggest horror film of the year, this outfit can be as simple as just a mask. There are Purge-style LED masks easily available online which are the same as the one worn on the front of the poster meaning people will be able to tell exactly who you’ve come as.

Be careful not stay out too late with this one or you really could terrify people!