With Halloween swiftly approaching, it’s the ideal time to start planning the perfect costume for the spooky occasion. Fashion experts from Boohoo?have predicted this year’s hottest pop-culture themed Halloween costumes inspired by the most memorable moments from 2023 so far. Costumes for women? Barbie With ‘Barbiecore’ taking the world by storm over the last year, Barbie is expected to be the most popular Halloween costume this year, especially as the phrase ‘Barbie costume’ receives a huge average of 18,000?monthly Google searches worldwide. Luckily, Greta Gerwig’s blockbuster hit provides dozens of versions of Barbie to take costume inspiration from this Halloween, as well as multiple outfit choices from Margot Robbie’s Barbie. So, expect to see a fair amount of cowgirl Barbie’s, roller-skating Barbie’s and Weird Barbie’s this October. Princess Ariel from ‘The Little Mermaid’ Dressing as Disney princesses has always been a well-loved Halloween choice, and this year, channelling Ariel will be particularly popular due to the recent debut of the live-action adaptation of The Little Mermaid. Consequently, the phrase ‘Ariel costume’ currently receives an average of 8,000 monthly searches worldwide. Recreate Ariel’s signature look by pairing a purple seashell bikini top with a green mermaid tail skirt, seashell jewellery and toy sidekick, Flounder. ? Queen Charlotte from ‘Bridgerton’ This year, Bridgerton’s Queen Charlotte will be another one of the most sought-after costumes. Netflix’s hit Bridgerton has become synonymous with elegant ballgowns, extravagant jewellery and stunning hairstyles, and this Halloween is the perfect excuse for fans to live out their fairytale dreams by taking on the royal role of Queen Charlotte.? M3GAN Although the film came out in early 2023, horror icon M3GAN is another one of this year’s most popular costumes for those choosing a scarier costume choice. Recreate the murderous doll’s iconic outfit by layering a beige dress over a striped long-sleeve top with white tights, along with ballet flats and M3GAN’s signature blue and red striped kerchief or scarf. Pair this with some round sunglasses to complete the look and don’t forget to learn some of M3GAN’s killer dance moves to impress your friends. COSTUMES FOR MEN Ted Lasso Arguably one of the most popular and most-anticipated shows of the year, Ted Lasso will likely be among the most popular Halloween looks this year. Jason Sudeikis’ character has a casual style that is easy to replicate using items you likely already own, consisting of a tracksuit, trainers, aviator sunglasses and visor. Most importantly, you’ll need a fake moustache to match Ted’s most distinguishing feature, as well as a whistle and football to complete the look. Ken & Alan Just like Barbie, we can expect to see a variety of Ken costumes this Halloween. From Ken’s tie-dyed ‘I am Kenough’ hoodie to his signature denim vest, there are plenty of Ryan Gosling’s looks from the film to replicate. For a more unique costume, however, grab a pair of blue shorts and a multi-coloured stripy shirt to dress as Michael Cera’s character from the film, Allan. Indiana Jones Harrison Ford’s Indiana Jones is another popular men’s Halloween costume we can expect to see this Halloween. A classic costume every year, but the new Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny has reignited interest in the classic 80s film, sparking 11,000 average monthly searches for ‘Indiana Jones costume’ worldwide. A button-down shirt, satchel and classic cowboy hat make the ideal minimal-effort costume, perfect for those obsessed with the franchise. Billy the Puppet from SAW For fans of scarier Halloween costumes, Jigsaw’s tricycle-riding puppet Billy will be a popular choice this year. The newest instalment in the Saw franchise, Saw X, is set to hit cinemas on September 27 this year, perfect timing for fans to dress as the horror icon by piecing together a suit, red bowtie and Billy’s signature face makeup. COSTUMES FOR COUPLES Barbie & Ken This Halloween’s most popular couples costume will undoubtedly be Barbie and Ken, based on Greta Gerwig’s hugely successful Barbie. Ever since the announcement of Barbie and those pictures of Margot Robbie and Ryan Gosling were leaked online, ‘Barbiecore’ has skyrocketed in popularity, so we can expect to see many couples dressed as the iconic plastic duo this Halloween. Couples primarily have two iconic matching outfits from the film to choose from, either Barbie and Ken’s matching neon rollerblading outfits or their hot pink cowboy costumes. Mario & Princess Peach Another popular couple costume this year will be Mario and Princess Peach, thanks to The Super Mario Bros. Movie, the blockbuster animated hit that debuted this spring. To complete Mario’s look, you will need blue overalls, a red hat and long-sleeve top, as well as a fake moustache, whereas Princess Peach will need a pretty pink dress, signature blonde hair and tiara. Alternatively, gather your friends and turn this into a group costume, including other popular characters from the beloved franchise, including Luigi, Toad and Bowser. Elvis & Priscilla Elvis and Priscilla Presley will undoubtedly be one of the most popular couples costumes again this Halloween. Between Austin Butler portraying the King of Rock in Baz Luhrmann’s 2022 biopic Elvis and Sofia Coppola’s upcoming A24 film Priscilla, this Halloween is the perfect time to dress as the iconic couple. Replicate Priscilla’s classic look with a 60s-inspired mini dress and bouffant hair, and style a white jumpsuit or two-piece with gelled-back hair for the signature Elvis image. Group costumes Taylor Swift Eras Whether or not you’ve been lucky enough to go to The Eras Tour this year, gathering your friends and dressing up as each Taylor Swift era is the perfect nod to 2023. Friendship groups can?either reuse your Eras tour outfits or piece together items already found in your wardrobe to replicate the different eras, including staples like cowboy boots, fringe dresses, sequins and friendship bracelets. Carrie, Miranda & Charlotte from ‘& Just Like That’ For friendship groups of three, dressing as Carrie, Miranda and Charlotte is the perfect low-effort group costume for Halloween this year, following the popularity of the hit Sex and the City reboot, And Just Like That… Friendship groups of four, however, can also include Samantha, to pay homage to the original four and Kim Cattrall’s highly anticipated cameo in the new season. Pink Ladies from ‘Grease: Rise of the Pink Ladies’ Due to Paramount’s recent prequel series Grease: Rise of the Pink Ladies, we can also expect to see group costumes from Grease this Halloween. Danny and Sandy from the popular 70s musical have always been classic go-to couples Halloween costumes, but this year the Pink Ladies will steal the spotlight, so much so that the term ‘Pink Ladies jacket’ currently receives an average of 6,500 Google searches a month worldwide. Turn yourself into any member of the Pink Ladies for the night with your own signature pink jacket, poodle skirt and headband.