Halloween will be knocking on your door on the 31st of October this year which means it’s time to start carving your pumpkins, stocking up on sweets and deciding what spooky Halloween outfits you are going to wear.

Over a quarter of Australians will celebrate the annual festival and take to the streets to trick-or-treat and attend Halloween parties.

“The demand for Halloween costumes has grown over 500% over the last ten years, showing the increasing popularity,” says CostumeBox Co-Founder Nikki Yeaman. ”It is definitely no longer considered an ‘American only’ celebration.”

Whether you’re dressing up as your favourite movie character or classic scary villain, these five trending Halloween outfits are sure to give your family and friends ‘pumpkin’ to talk about:

1. Creepy Clown

Two people dressed as creepy clowns - Halloween outfits

Keep away from the drains and avoid the red balloons this Halloween because Pennywise is back! Start clowning around and terrifying both children and adults with CostumeBox’s ‘IT Chapter 2 Pennywise Adult Costume Kit’. The kit comes with Pennywise’s signature wild orange hair attached to a white bald front. The costume also includes a white neck ruffle with two matching ruffled wrist cuffs so you can creep out anyone who is petrified of clowns this Halloween.
“Evil clowns are now our most popular Halloween category, and have truly surpassed Zombies as the preferred creepy costume choice,” says Nikki. “This is no doubt spurred on by the It movies and the new Joker.”

2. Zombie Bride

Zombie bride costume - Halloween outfits

Take your dog on a walk down the aisle this Halloween with these matching CostumeBox ‘Zombie Bride Girls Costume’ and ‘Puppy Love Bride Pet Costumes’. The girls costume comes with a tattered wedding dress with intricate white skull lace overlay, blotches of red blood, a red rose, veil and faux bouquet so you and your dog can scare away your wedding guests by becoming the walking dead. Apply some white face paint and add some fake blood to your dog’s dress to complete the ultimate matching Zombie Bride outfit. Til death do us part!

3. Handmaiden

Handmaiden costume - Halloween outifts

Take a step into a horrifying dystopian future this Halloween with CostumeBox’s ‘The Maiden Women’s Costume’. The costume includes a red robe, attached hood, a white bonnet and sleevets, allowing you to bring out your inner Offred and break all of Gilead’s patriarchal rules. Praise be!

4. Eleven

Stranger things costume - Halloween outfits

Tap into your psychokinetic abilities and turn up your costume game from a ten to eleven this Halloween with CostumeBox’s ‘Stranger Things Elevens Blue Women’s Jacket.’ You can discover the sinister truth of Hawkins by also wearing the ‘Elevens Pink Dress’, ‘Blonde Wig’ and ‘Knee High Socks’ to finish the look.

5. Zombie Mum

zombie mum costume - Halloween outfits

Mums, come as you aren’t… or are this Halloween with CostumeBox’s ‘Zombie Mum Women’s Costume.’ Although most mothers already feel like the living dead every day, this costume takes it to the next level including a pink dress with a ragged hemline, a light pink floral gown and a pair of tights with purple and blue veins printed on them. This costume comes with everything you need to become a flesh eating zombie, ready to frighten your kids and neighbours this Halloween.

For Halloween outfits inspo, visit: www.costumebox.com.au

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  • Zombie Mum…haha….got to love it


  • But also, dressing up doesn’t have to be scary! Especially if you are out and about at an early hour because of little kids being around. We dressed up as a family as the wizard of oz and it was SO fun!


  • I have never watched Stranger Things but I’ve heard it is really good


  • I used to love dressing up for Halloween when I was a kid, so I cant wait for my daughter to be old enough to choose what she wants to wear.


  • The creepy clown is going to give me nightmares


  • I like the Zombie mums one! I think if I saw the clown one I would probably be scared lol


  • I’m not a fan of scary costumes. I lived in the US for a while and there was an unwritten rule that scary costumes come out after the little kids have been trick or treating earlier in the evening / afternoon. Last year here in Australia I was traumatised by one parent’s costume which was gorey and disturbing!! and he was wearing it to go trick or treating with his kids at 5pm. Really inappropriate.


  • Our kids love getting dressed up even if it’s not scary costume it is still fun.


  • We have never celebrated Halloween. It’s nice to see the young ones dressed up in different outfits though


  • my son just told me last evening that he will wear a GOOD dress and not a scary one. lol.


  • I let my kids pick this year, my son choose a ghost and my daughter wanted to go as a spider witch


  • My girl is keeping it traditional and going as a witch… specifically the one from room on the broom. She will have a cardboard dragon chasing her broom and a frog, cat, dog and bird on the front. My boy is going as a bunnings employee as that was the easiest one. His original idea was a cylinder followed by a watermelon


  • Some people really do go all out.


  • I love the creativity of the Halloween costumes. My family is going as the Harry potter cast. But I’ll be keeping my eyes open for ideas for 2020


  • They are looking a lot creepier this year from what I’ve seen.


  • ooohhh i like looking at people getting dressed up but i’ve never done it myself.


  • We always dress up as something nice


  • We’re participating in our first Halloween this year – my daughter has chosen to be a vampire!


  • We found and outfit for my granddaughter at K-Mart.Target also have lots to choose from.


  • I don’t do Halloween but I love seeing what clever costumes some people make themselves.


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