We've barely dipped our toes into fall, which means it's time to start thinking about your Halloween costume. As tailor-made as our “For You” pages have become, there are some viral TikTok trends that reach all of us — no matter how niche your interests are. We’ve all gotten “Running Up That Hill” stuck in our heads and debated making a butter board at some point. And, no matter how far into “Alt TikTok” you are, there’s a chance you somehow found yourself on Corn TikTok this year. It only makes sense then that you might choose a Halloween costume inspired by the latest TikTok trend this year.
The fact is, viral TikTok trends can transcend even the most custom of algorithms, uniting us in a universal experience of new cultural references, which also makes them surefire Halloween costume options that are both unique and recognizable. That is, at least recognizable to anyone on TikTok, which at this point is close to everyone.
Whether you’re looking for a last-minute DIY costume, or ready to go all out with a Horace filter-inspired bald cap, there is a TikTok Halloween costume for you. And, of course, you are obligated to share your TikTok costume on TikTok. (Yes, fine, you can also share on Reels. I won’t tell.) So, start picking your preferred audio out now. Here are 15 Halloween costumes inspired by TikTok trends.
Many were confused this year to find themselves of #BamaRush TikTok, but, sometimes, sisterhood finds you. Grab a group of friends and make your own fictionalized sorority by throwing any random permutation of greek letters onto a shirt. Just be on your best behavior if you’re still trying to get a bid.
Decades later, the theme song of Reba McEntire’s sitcom Reba has gained a new generation of admirers with the hilarious “I’m a Survivor” trend. Throw on a red wig and make a show of performing menial housework around your Halloween party like wiping the table and putting a coaster under someone’s drink. When the night is over, you can wipe the sweat off your brow with a martyrish sigh of relief.
If all else fails, don't get dressed up at all and say you're the beginning part of a TikTok with a cool transition.