They say that art imitates life, and sometimes life will imitate life. So when watching your most revered movies or TV shows, you may want to emulate your favorite characters. Not only is it fun, but it can prove to be a great group costume idea. The best easy movie character costume ideas are as follows:

”Pick up a camera. Shoot something. No matter how small, no matter how cheesy, no matter whether your friends and your sister star in it. Put your name on it as director. Now you're a director. Everything after that you're just negotiating your budget and your fee.” - James Cameron

The ’80s Classics

Gotta love the 80's colors and themes
Everything 80's in one picture. Source: Puritain's Radio

The ’80s were a different time. A time when zebra print pants seemed like a good idea. Leg warmers, shoulder jackets, and big pants were all the rage. While that time is long past, the fashion certainly makes for good movie halloween costumes ideas.

Classic Movie Halloween Costumes:

This is a great choice because simply dressing up as someone from the ’80s might convince a passerby that you were going as an extra from The Breakfast Club. There are a lot of different ways you can make ’80s fashion work for your costume this year. As always the best movie halloween costumes come from the heart. Consider using the following ideas:

  • Oversized Tops
  • Shoulder pads
  • Stretch-Stirrup Pants
  • Units
  • Members Only Jackets
  • Parachute Pants
  • Fingerless Gloves
  • Huge Earrings
  • Leg Warmers
  • Mini Skirts
  • Headbands
  • Zebra pants
  • Windbreakers
  • Hot colors

’90s Movies

This reminds me of a TV show.
Do you remember the 90's? Source: The Odyssey Online

Another great era for specific style is the ’90s. Back when torn jeans, grunge music, and Urkel were popular, this decade made for some of the most recognizable characters in pop culture. This is especially true when it comes to movies.

Movie Halloween Costumes Ideas:

’90s classics also make for great TV show costumes for groups. Similar to Family Matters, Daria, Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, Pete and Pete, and such all provide easy backdrops for group costumes. Feel free to go all out and re-cast your favorite ’90s movies and sitcoms this year.

Cult Classics

Feed me, Seymour...
Be sure to visit the little shop of horrors this Halloween. Source: Den of Geek

The obscure crowd is a little harder to pull off, but the results are way more satisfying. Pick your favorite cult movie and come up with different male and female movie character costume ideas. This is the perfect concept for either nerds or those who hang out with nerds. Try out these easy movie character costume ideas:

  • Pennywise
  • Rey from Star Wars
  • Wonder Woman
  • Harley Quinn
  • Mario Kart
  • Hocus Pocus witches
  • Breakfast at Tiffany’s
  • Hackers
  • Alice in Wonderland
  • Edward Scissorhands
  • Pulp Fiction
  • Addams Family

TV Show Costumes for Groups

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The iconic rainbow suspenders of Steve Urkel. Source: In Touch Weekly

Another great avenue to explore is television ideas for costumes. While TV might be slightly less recognizable it certainly still makes for fantastic Halloween ideas. Pick your favorite show or most recognizable personality and create a costume from it. It may be easier than you think.

Modern Cinema Ideas

When it comes to superhero costumes you certainly have a lot of options.
Choose your outfit. Source: Comic Vine

Nowadays there are enough movies out that you can find pretty much anything to suit your budget and tastes. From the cast of Inside Out to the house from the movie Up, the best movie halloween costumes are the ones you love to wear. Male and female movie character costume ideas can come from anywhere, you might even get a cute couple’s outfit out of it.

Easy Movie Character Costumes for Guys:

  • James Bond
  • Captain America
  • Peter Pan
  • Link
  • Baseball player
  • Jack Skellington
  • Mad Hatter
  • Harry Potter
  • Scream
  • Ace Ventura

Easy Movie Character Costumes for Females:

  • Coraline
  • The Birds
  • Peter Pan
  • Zelda
  • Volleyball player
  • Sally (from Nightmare Before Christmas)
  • Alice in Wonderland
  • Hermione
  • Bloody Mary
  • Ms. Frizzle

Couple’s Outfits

He's not wearing hockey pads.
The costume you need, but not the one you deserve. Source: eBay

The only thing more fun than dressing up for Halloween is dressing up with your sweetheart! Take your favorite movie or TV show and dress up as the couple from that. Take a look at these easy movie character costumes for females and males and see what works for you this Halloween.

  • Drogo and Khaleesi
  • Frankenstein and bride
  • Grease
  • Jack and coke
  • Joker and Harley
  • The Incredibles
  • Milo and Kida
  • Peanuts
  • Ron Swanson and Bacon
  • Silent film couple
  • Team Rocket

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