Best Halloween Costumes 2016 Ideas
Attending a Halloween party is always a lot of fun, providing the perfect opportunity for everyone to dress up in colorful, funny, or outright creepy outfits.
The 2016 costume collection is still growing as new lines are confirmed and added. Scroll down to see what’s available now or coming soon.
This site will continue to be updated with more of the hottest and newest outfits on sale in 2016 as soon as we start getting news and photos of new release costumes.
Below for quick ideas we have broken down the Best Halloween outfits of 2016 based into categories of movie costumes, video game costumes, and novelty or funny Halloween costumes.
Best Halloween Costumes 2016 – Movie Costumes
We all love a great movie, and the characters that we see inspire us to dress up as those characters for Halloween. So what are some of the Best Halloween Costumes, 2016?
Captain America Civil War Costumes
One of the hottest selections of costumes that is great for one person, couples, trios or a group is from the thunderous third installment of Captain America in the Captain America Civil War Costumes.
From such a huge ensemble of characters and an explosive movie storyline, these are hot 2016 Halloween costumes.
All your favorites have updated 2016 editions of their costumes – Captain America, Iron Man, Black Widow, War Machine, Hawkeye and the antagonist from the prior Captain America movie – Winter Soldier. The exception at least for the time being is Spiderman.
And if some of the newer characters are more appealing, you can be the excellent looking Black Panther, Falcon, or Crossbones.
Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens Costumes
Another big choice is of course Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens Costumes from the latest installment, released in December 2015. Star Wars is on everyone’s mind this year.
And of course there’s the new Star Wars: Rogue One movie coming out this year too. The Force is definitely strong for Halloween 2016. You can dress as the new trilogy’s big bad Kylo Ren, or Light Force newcomers Rey and Finn.
But as any Star Wars fan knows, the Star Wars universe is vast, and so are a wider collection of Star Wars costumes on sale in 2016, with many costumes from the Prequel Trilogy, Original Trilogy and other spinoffs available too. There’s Darth Vader, Master Yoda and Princess Leia to Darth Maul and Queen Amidala.
There’s Emperor Palpatine and even characters like Ahsoka and Inquisitor. If you have a specific character in mind, you’ll have to wade through the collection yourself. There are many Star Wars costumes available for men, women, kids and even your dog too!
Suicide Squad Costumes
Suicide Squad Costumes mark another massive movie of the year. Featuring well established characters Harley Quinn and The Joker, you’ll also have the chance to dress up as some of the lesser known DC Universe characters.
Of course if you are a huge Harley Quinn or Joker fan but not too partial to the Suicide Squad outifts, not to worry, you are spoilt for choice when it comes to Joker costumes and Harley Quinn costumes as the pair have many costume variations representing the pair’s many different incarnations as well as inspired designs.
Some other movie costume choices for 2016:
There’s Deadpool costumes for fans of the solo badass big mouth.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Costumes
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles costumes, or affectionately TMNT also return for 2016.
Batman v Superman Costumes
There’s Batman v Superman costumes. Like The Joker and Harley Quinn, these characters are far too popular to rely on any movie to prop them up; there are many costumes variations available for Superman, Wonder Woman and Batman – The Dark Knight.
Alice Through The Looking Glass Costumes
If you’re a more lighthearted and slightly bonkers type of person, or at least if that’s the type of look that you’d like to go for then Alice In Wonderland Through the Looking Glass costumes would make a great choice.
Star Trek: Beyond Costumes
Or if you’re a bit of a techy or just a lover of all things Space, Star Trek costumes are on sale for you too.
X-Men Apocalypse Costumes
And that other popular Marvel mutant clan are back too – the X-Men.
And of course this list would be completely remiss if it failed to mentioned the movie with the most legitimate claim to Halloween – Ghostbusters. You certainly will not be out of place with your Ghostbusters costume ready to take care of all those ghosts this Halloween.
You can buy both the original as well as the new Ghostbusters 2016 costumes. including the Stay Puft Marshmellow Man.
Best Halloween Costumes 2016 – Novelty & Funny Costumes
These costumes often appear a little bit silly, to humorous political send-ups or statements, to outrageously sexually suggestive.
Have you ever wanted to be a mermaid? The Siren Of The Sea costume enables you to be the sexiest mermaid out of water ever to be seen. Renaissance costumes also have made a big comeback.
And, if you haven’t seen the Sun Drop advert, let alone tasted the drink, where have you been? Emulate the funniest dancer on TV in your very own Sun Drop costume.
And as with the ladies Sun Drop girl costume, there is of course the Sun Drop guy costume as well. If you will be attending the party as a boy/girl pair, you may even like to consider going as a double act.
Party guests will surely love to see Sun Drop Guy and Sun Drop Girl “dropping like it’s hot” right in front of them.
What other costumes are there for men? How about dressing up in a big headed hamster costume? Or a Grateful Dead blue dancing bear?
Or for one of the saucy costumes, how about a waiter that walks around with a very serious undercover hotdog standing ready and waiting for attention that was not on the menu? If you just want something a bit audible, why not dress up as a bottle of ketchup or mustard?
Love eating M&Ms? Fantastic, now you can dress up as one too in your very own M&Ms costume as your favorite M&Ms color, or the candy wrapper.
If Batman brings back to you memories of the classic 1966 TV series, then you will be pleased to know that you can now buy the original TV series Batman costume, Robin costume and the girls the Batgirl costume. Up until now these designs may have been difficult to acquire.
Batman remains one of the best Halloween costumes consistently showing up in every year’s Halloween catalogue in many different outfit styles from the designs featured in his various media appearances.
Colonial, Medieval, and Victorian costumes are also hot in 2016.
Best Halloween Costumes 2016 – Video Game Costumes
These are fantastic to wear as not only is the game popular but the costumes look as crazy to wear as the Angry Birds are, so they will bring smiles and laughter too. You can get a costume designed on the original angry birds.
The Iceberg and Laser Angry Birds and the Star Wars Angry Birds costumes are on clearance, so you might be able to get one of those if you prefer those designs.
Were you a big fan of Pac Man when you were a child? Fantastic, because now you can go to a Halloween party dressed up as your favorite pill munching yellow eater.
Or if you are someone that likes to side with the bad guys, the Pac Man ghost costumes are absolutely hilarious. They can be worn either as a sweater with your head and arms sticking out, or over your head, making you look like a ghost.
If Pac-Man was a bit too much before your time, then how about one of the oldest and still going strong set of video game characters of all time – the characters from super Mario Bros? You can dress up as Mario, Luigi, or Toad, and for ladies you can dress up as Princess Peach.
Super Mario, Angry Birds and Pacman costumes, are also great if you want to go with friends as a group.
If more adult games are your thing, then there are a good range of character costumes from the Mortal Kombat series, the Halo series, and Ezio and Connor Kenway from the Assassin’s Creed series of video games.
So whatever your style, these are the best Halloween costumes to wear in 2016, hopefully amongst the suggestions you have found the ideal costume that you wish to go with your costume party!