At any Halloween party or trick-or-treat outing, it's a given that certain Halloween costumes will be spotted. You're bound to run into people wearing Pink Ladies costumes, Dr. Seuss outfits, Mickey suits and Wizard of Oz costumes. However, if you're looking to be different from the plethora of common Halloween costumes, you might want to take a peek at this list of unique costumes. How many times have you seen a dude riding an inflatable ostrich? What about a Zoltar Speaks booth? We made sure to include the weird, the wacky, the lesser-known characters and other oddities that will have people saying "why didn't I think of that?"
Unique Funny Halloween Costumes
|Mean Girls Regina Costume||Ron Swanson Costume||Sweet Pea||Adult Narwhal Costume||Grease Beauty School Dropout|
|Finding Nemo Dory||Dr. Evil||Austin Powers||Space Jam Costume||Inflatable Ride-On Ostrich|
Funny costumes are in the eye of the beholder. Still, it's hard to go wrong if you pick a character from a comedy movie such as Austin Powers. Movies also have silly moments, like the time when Regina had her shirt sabotaged in Mean Girls, or when Frenchy accidentally dyed her hair pink and had a visit from her guardian angel about going back to school to be a stenographer. Other Halloween costumes are silly because they have strange shapes or offbeat subjects like a guy riding an inflatable ostrich or a pea pod costume. You don't necessarily have to wear a crude adult costume to be funny.
Unusual Sexy Halloween Costumes
|Sexy Amidala Costume||Josie and the Pussycats||Sexy Goldfish||Sexy Freddy Krueger||Women's Macho Man|
|Sexy Woody Costume||Try Again Singer||She-Hulk Costume||Psylocke||Fallen Angel Costume|
You're guaranteed to run across a few sexy occupational costumes and sultry Disney villains while you're on your Halloween rounds. However, these unique sexy costumes for adults present a few choices that were probably not the first to come to mind. Niche superheroes like Psylocke and She-Hulk will allow you to show off your nerd cred as well as a little skin, while some other typically male characters can seem like unusual sexy costume ideas. (Nothing screams "hottie" like a charred Dream Demon with knives on your fingertips, right?) Other women's sexy costumes are just plain weird or downright silly, but you get the license to be yourself for a night, so you do you.
Unusual Scary Halloween Costumes
|Witch King Costume||American Horror Story White Nun||Krampus Costume||Women's Evil Sorceress||Killer Rabbit Costume|
|Sweeny Todd Mrs. Lovett||Harry Potter Dementor||Lady in Black Ghost Costume||Tattered Ghost||Victorian Vampire Costume|
Scary costumes for Halloween are a staple, but you can get some unique offerings if you know where to look. Character costumes will take you a long way. For example, Mrs. Lovett, the witch king of Angmar and Harry Potter's dementors are some solid choices. You can also find unusual offerings of otherwise basic costume choices. If you like vampires, why not try a vampire costume that looks like she could be Marie Antoinette? Leave the classic sheet ghost with eye holes behind for a creepy, tattered ghost or something reminiscent of La Llorona. You can even find alternatives to basic witches by finding a hag or a creepy sorceress costume.
Unique Cute Halloween Costumes
|Hotel Transylvania Mavis||Prince Eric||Rainbow Brite Costume||The Pink Panther||Fairy Godmother|
|Tony the Tiger Costume||Toothless Kigurumi||Care Bears Bedtime Bear||Sailor Moon Luna Kigurumi||Men's Rag Doll|
It's time to break out the pastels and the rainbow colors because we have a bunch of cute and colorful costume selections for adults. Cartoon characters are often colorful and adorable, and they make great Halloween costumes! Nostalgia costumes like Luna, Care Bears, the Pink Panther and Rainbow Brite are bound to get their corresponding theme songs stuck in other partygoers' heads. (The Pink Panther Theme is already creeping into our brains as we speak.) Other characters make cute costume ideas like Raggedy Andy, Mavis and Toothless!
Unique Cool Halloween Costumes
|Modern Batgirl Costume||Teen Titans Beast Boy||X-Men Rogue Costume||Rockstar Prince Costume||Vikings Lagertha|
|Classic Wolverine Costume||Black Canary||Nascar Chase Eliott||Star Wars Women's Imperial Officer||Princess Bride Inigo Montoya|
Get ready for heroes and plenty of girl power costumes! Characters like superheroes, race car drivers, swordsmen and Vikings are the definition of cool. If you want to be unique, look for specific characters that could use a little more of the limelight. Superhero costumes are always popular, and you're bound to see plenty of Wonder Woman and Batman costumes. Try Black Canary or perhaps comic book Wolverine instead! You can use this tactic with other franchises, too. Star Wars is insanely popular, but you'll probably be the only Imperial Officer in a sea of Stormtroopers and Jedi costumes.
Creative Halloween Costumes
|Scary Nun Costume||Zoltar Speaks Booth||Luna Lovegood Costume||Inflatable Reptar||Women's Frankenstein Costume|
|Firefly Malcolm Reynolds||Magic Schoolbus Liz||Plague Doctor Costume||Kill Bill O Ren Ishii||Poseidon/Neptune|
There are many ways to have a creative costume. Some adult Halloween costumes give you the freedom to play with makeup for unique looks, such as a gender-bent Frankenstein costume or a spooky nun outfit. Others can be original simply because they're different. Perhaps you tried dressing as a minor character from a movie or TV series. Whatever the case may be, it's great to be unique! (Is there anything more embarrassing than being the third Waldo at the office party?)
Unusual Fantasy Halloween Costumes
|Labyrinth Sarah Ballgown Costume||Skeleton Knight Costume||The Dark Crystal Kira||Inflatable Ride-On Dragon|
|Inflatable Centaur||Sequin Unicorn Romper Costume||Red Hydra Costume||Cthulhu Kigurumi|
Fantasy costumes often bring to mind creatures like unicorns, dragons and mermaids. If you're in the market for something that's still fantasy without being cliché, you can find unique twists on typical fantasy costumes for adults such as a three-headed dragon costume or a cute and fully-sequined unicorn romper. Characters like Cthulhu, Kira and Sarah from Labyrinth are also great choices! If you know what you're looking for, there are quite a few options for unique fantasy costumes.
We hope that we helped you get those creative brainwaves flowing. Do you enjoy weird Halloween costumes? Do you make an effort not to match anyone else at your Halloween party? Are you considering trying any of these wacky Halloween costumes? Feel free to share your thoughts with us in the comments! We hope that you have a great time at your next Halloween bash.