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10 Songs to Inspire Your 2023 Halloween Costumes

By Maryjane Perez | 18 October 2023

Finding inspiration for Halloween costumes can be difficult. What better way to be inspired than through music? Whether you’re planning ahead or looking for a last minute idea, we’ve got you covered. Here are 10 songs to help you figure out a costume for all your Halloween festivities.

Witchy Woman - Eagles

Dressing up as a witch is a classic and obvious choice, but how much cooler will it be to tell people that you were specifically inspired by the Eagles’ song—a great conversation starter by the way.

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Thriller - Michael Jackson

Of course, this song is a staple come Halloween time. Drawing inspiration from this song’s music video can go two ways: zombie or werewolf. The choice is totally up to you.

Cowboy Like Me - Taylor Swift

Here’s a great option for couples costumes or groups of friends. With eyes full of stars, floppy cowboy hats, and flamboyant cowboy print, you’ll definitely steal the show.

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Killer Queen - Queen

“'Let them eat cake,' she says / Just like Marie Antoinette.” If you’re into ribbons, lace, and frilly fabrics, Marie Antoinette is the perfect costume for you.

Two Ghosts - Harry Styles

Another option for a duo: two ghosts. This option is simple, quick, and easy for anyone who needs to throw together a last minute costume. Bonus if you figure out how to incorporate the “swimming in a glass half empty” portion of the lyrics.

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Ghostbusters - Ray Parker Jr.

It’s only right that after providing the option of a ghost costume to also give you this choice. This is another relatively simple costume and great for bigger friend groups.

Dracula Teeth - The Last Shadow Puppets

You don’t have to dress up as Dracula per say, though that is an option, but being a vampire is always a classic. There are so many depictions to choose from. You can lean towards the more classic look or aim to capture the look of the Cullens.

Don’t Call Me Angel (Charlie’s Angels) - Ariana Grande, Miley Cyrus, Lana Del Rey

If you’re a group of three looking for some inspiration, here it is. The Charlie’s Angels look is iconic, badass, and simple to achieve.

Stupid Cupid - Connie Francis

The standard angel or devil costumes are an obvious (and good) choice, but why not go for a look that mixes the iconic white and red? This song will get you in the groove of love as you prance around with feathery wings and a heart shaped bow and arrow.

Material Girl - Madonna

When in doubt, 80s it out. This song is the epitome of 80s vibes and what better way to spend this Halloween season than dressed in bright neon colors and funky patterns.

Hopefully these costume ideas speak to you or inspire other ideas to form in your mind. You can find these songs here. Have a spooky, fun, and safe Halloween!


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