16 Halloween Costume Ideas Other Than Harley Quinn

Genius couple and group costumes for you and your bae or barkada!
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We’re calling it: It’s gonna rain Harley Quinn costumes this Halloween. But you can do better than that, CGs! Below, we list cool costume looks for you to cop as you hop from party to party on October 31, whether solo, with a date, or as a group. Halloween? In these costumes, more like Hallo-WIN. 

Solo Costumes

The women of Game of Thrones Season 6
In GoT’s latest season, there’s no shortage of Halloween costume ideas for girls going solo. You can chop off your mane and go as Cersei Lannister, don a white-blonde wig a la Daenerys Targaryen, or make like Arya Stark and brandish a small (and hopefully not lethal) sword.

Snapchat lenses and filters
Want a clever costume that’s easy to make? Turn to Snapchat for inspiration: Sport a flower crown and a matching dazed look, stick dog ears and a snout onto your face, attach a long strip of rainbow puke to your mouth, or just print your and a friend’s faces onto masks and go as a face swap.

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A Pokemon Go trainer
Pokemon Go absolutely blew up this year, with everyone from your boyfriend to your cranky boss catching 'em all. Go in color-blocked sporty garb as a trainer, and be sure to let Pikachu tag along.

Hidilyn Diaz
Filipina weightlifter Hidilyn Diaz bagged a silver in the 2016 Rio Olympics—the country’s first Olympic medal in 20 years and the first for a Filipina athlete. Show our girl some love by wearing a red sport jacket with a Philippine flag on its breast, hanging a humongous silver medal around your neck, and topping everything off with the big smile of a winner.

The demon nun from The Conjuring 2
Mean Girls’ Cady Heron wisely observed, “In girl world, Halloween is the one night a year when a girl can dress like a total slut and no other girls can say anything about it.” But screw that; if you wanna go as a demon nun on Halloween, by all means go as a demon nun on Halloween! Just try to stay out of sight of impressionable young kids.

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Jessy Mendiola at the FHM 100 Sexiest 2016 Victory Party
Rock a sparkly red outfit with a fringed skirt as FHM’s Sexiest Woman this year. Whether you’re going hubadera or opting for a more modest version of Jessy’s look, what’s important is you feel comfy with yourself and sexy in your skin, as Jessy preaches. Peace out to the haters.

Couple Costumes

AubRih at the MTV VMAs 2016
Apparently this on-again, off-again couple is, well, off again, but to all Drake-Rihanna shippers out there, we’ll always have the VMAs. This Halloween, you can go solo as RiRi in a shiny mass of silk sheets, or better yet, grab a (friendzoned?) guy pal to suit up and go with you as Drake.

Hiddleswift at that Fourth of July party
This short-lived love team may be donezo, but those pictures of Tom Hiddleston wearing an “I <3 T.S.” tank top at Taylor Swift's Fourth of July party will live on for all eternity. Have a white tank top similarly printed for your guy to wear while you sport a red crop top with the word “America” across it. And wherever you end up going, be ABSOLUTELY ALL OVER EACH OTHER.

Brangelina in Mr. & Mrs. Smith
Throw it back to the beginnings of Brangelina—Hollywood’s ultimate power couple no more—by getting your guy to dress as the mister to your missus in the 2005 movie that first brought Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie together. Just pray you guys don’t end up like them.

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JaDine in Team Real jackets
Think the love between you and your guy is the ~*rEaL*~ deal? Go as local showbiz’s realest young love team with matching silk souvenir jackets bearing those magical words. To really nail this look, stare into each other’s eyes and smile like you’ve never been happier in your whole damn life.

Group Costumes

The cast of Stranger Things
This is bound to be one of the more popular costume themes this Halloween, and for good reason: Everyone LOVES those Stranger Things kids. Go as Eleven in either the blonde wig look or the hospital gown look, but don’t ever forget the Eggos.

The Kardashians in Yeezy x Balmain
The Kardashian-Jenner clan killed it at the Yeezy Season 3 show in these pieces by Balmain creative director Olivier Rousteing. Pile on the faux fur and tattered knits and channel the #WorldsMostTalkedAboutFamily with your friends (or your family with dad as Caitlyn Jenner, why not?).

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The It Girl brides
Three It Girls walked down the aisle this year—Georgina Wilson, Solenn Heussaff, and Isabelle Daza—and they all looked dazzling in their wedding garb. Grab two girlfriends for this costume idea, with one of you in an off-shoulder cut, another in a long-sleeved dress, and another in a strapless number with a bow tied around the waist. Handsome Caucasian husband not required.

The Sang’gres of Encantadia 2016
For this girl barkada costume idea, you don’t have to copy the outfits down to the last detail, obvs (those costumes are way detailed), but you do have to follow the color motif—red for Pirena, blue for Amihan, green for Alena, and brown for Danaya—and rock the alluring yet ass-kicking ‘tude.

The heroes and zombies in Train to Busan
The jerking zombies in the Korean horror flick is a killer—get it? get it?—group costume idea. You can also opt to play the heroes; go as the pregnant lady with a pillow up your dress, the teenaged girl in a varsity jacket, or the young daughter in a cardigan and knee-high socks. But please, go as the jerking zombies—they’re so much more fun. 

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Pen-Pineapple-Apple-Pen (PPAP)
Want to make people laugh—and make them want to strangle you at the same time? Go in head-to-toe animal print as Piko-Taro, the singer of everyone's most hated earworm right now, with three of your friends dressed up as a pen, a pineapple, and—you guessed it—an apple. It’s so bad, it’s good.

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