With the rapid release of popular comic book movies and shows from 2021, there’s an increased interest in superheroes (and villians), and it’s translating to Halloween costumes. The top searches appear to correlate popular and new movie releases, so let us help you pin down which superhero you’re going to sport for Halloween. Some popular superheroes like Spiderman have a high volume of searches, but for this list, I wanted to bring a few others forward.
Harley Quinn from DC’s Suicide Squad has been a Halloween costume staple for a while now, and Margot Robbie’s take on it has only fueled more adaptable ways to portray the character. A red and black leather color-blocked skin suit complete with a cropped leather jacket is sure to embody the Harley Quinn aesthetic sans her signature red and blue pigtails. Grab a bat, some knuckle gloves, and some flash tattoos, and you’re all set. Need more inspo? Try something like this steampunk version of Harley or grab some rainbow fringe sequins to make her newly iconic jacket!
With the recent release of Wonder Woman 84, to say she’s one the most famous female superheroes of all time is an understatement. As a contributor to the creation of the justice league, bringing a lot of power to the team. Suit up as this recognizable character just don’t forget her lasso or tiara. Get started with this costume by using the Parker Corset Free Sewing Pattern and your choice of spandex.
To wear this costume, it needs to be worthy of wielding the 10 rings and ready to show off the pure power that Shang Chi has. To embody Shang Chi, you must create his black and red outfit. While it’s impossible to recreate his suit made of dragon scales exactly, the use of leather for his jacket will get you pretty close. The jacket has a round collar, front zip closure, ¾ length sleeves, and has a viscose lining. For the bottoms, all you need to make are a pair of stretchy black denim jeans or pants.
If you know and love The Avengers, then the Black Widow costume might be just what the doctor ordered. As a top agent, the Black Widow serves justice in style with a sprinkle of edge. Her signature look is a black leather bodysuit and some gloves.
Scarlet Witch from Wandavision
Wandavision made a big splash when the show premiered this year. This costume has two variations. For the first variation, it’s relatively simple to recreate and is entirely red. Wanda dresses as the iconic Scarlet Witch for Halloween in the show, and the spicy number is sure to have you looking red-hot. You’ll need a red dress with a sweetheart neckline, a satin cape in crimson, and gloves. In the finale, Wanda brought back the Scarlet Witch costume, which evolved and elevated. Including a boned corset and billowy train that wraps around the front. Finally, in either variation, you’ll need to include the iconic crown headpiece.
With all of the recent Marvel releases, the cosplay and Halloween costumes are sure to be top tier this year. Halloween is nearing, and the population can be anything they want to be. Which superhero are you most excited to see recreations of?