While classic Halloween costumes like ghosts, witches, and vampires are all good options, the best costumes are often those that reference recent pop culture — art imitates life, right? And with so many viral moments happening this year, there are plenty of costume options to buy or DIY.
Machine Gun Kelly and Megan Fox are one of Hollywood’s most prolific couples right now, thanks to their coordinated outfits and excessive PDA. Fox’s style usually consists of corsets and glitzy details, while MGK always pairs his white Doc Marten boots with edgy jewelry and a statement manicure.
To channel the couple’s iconic 2021 iHeartRadio Music Awards outfits — most recently spoofed on SNL — get and a white blazer and chrome shorts like MGK and a pink jumpsuit like Megan’s.
With just a tracksuit and a mustache, you can dress up as Ted Lasso, the football coach starring in one of this year’s hottest shows. You can even rep Lasso’s team with the same jerseys the players wear on the show.
For spooky yet relevant vibes, dress up as Kim Kardashian at the Met Gala. You can DIY her costume with a black dress, cape, and black facial covering or look for options online — complete the look with your friends by having them dress as Kendall or Kanye.
You can easily reference the show’s contestants by wearing a green tracksuit, or dress up as a guard with a red jumpsuit and geometric face mask. Plenty of sites already have costumes from the show up for grabs, so you can get as many friends involved as you’d like.
Pay tribute to Spears with one of her most famous looks: Her 2001 MTV VMAs performance. You don’t need to dance with a live python for Halloween, but a similar green bikini, bejeweled shorts, and lace-up boots should make your reference clear.