The Best (And The Funniest) Halloween Costume Ideas For 2021

Because, arguably, this year has been scary enough already.

Kim Kardashian at 2021's Met Gala

by Rhiannon Evans |

In a bid to stop you having to Google, 'Halloween costume next-day delivery', on October 30, here's a gentle reminder to sort your outfit out stat. And if you need some spooky season inspiration - and are, frankly, sick to death of fake blood, anything with a tail and cobwebs in a can - then allow us to help.

Now that trick-or-treating and actual parties are back on the cards this year (depending, of course, on your age and neighbourhood), it's worth pulling out all the stops with a clever costume. If you've already dug out the old skeleton pyjamas, don't panic, everyone loves skeleton pyjamas. But for something a little more on-point in terms of pop culture, why not try one of the ideas below?

Take Kim Kardashian at this year's Met Gala, who arrived wearing a full body stocking (one that covered every inch of skin but left a hole for her super long ponytail) from Balenciaga. It was the night's most memorable (and memeable) moment and also, let's be honest, a wee bit terrifying, which is what you're going for right?

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Tom Daley is a gold medal-adorned athlete, sure, but he could also win the Knitting Olympics - don't you think? Anyway, knit something - anything, although advanced needlers could try a cat couch - and go as his latest project this Halloween.

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In 2021, one of the most on-brand costumes has got to be the vaccine. Which one you go as - Pfizer? Moderna? - AstraZeneca? - is up to you.

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Going as Simon Basset, Bridgerton's resident hunk played by Regé-Jean Page, might seem a tad big-headed, but what about his famous spoon?

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You've been flowing, I've been flowing, we've all been flowing. This could be a family idea with one person going as the swab, one as the 'cassette' and one as the dropper.

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A budget-friendly costume, all you need is hair long enough to make curtains, some gel and a black hairband.

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For the ultimate #couplegoals, 2021 gave us Bennifer 2.0. If you've got a gown and a tuxedo, why not back yourselves?

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Not only is this idea timely, but it's got genuine boo-factor.

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The Squid Game tracksuit, complete with contestant number, has got to be the comfiest costume out there.

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