13 Oct Halloween Costume Ideas Inspired by Oppenheimer, Succession, The Last of Us and More!
Going to Halloween party this year and not sure what to wear? We’ve compiled a unique guide on Halloween costume ideas inspired by characters from the latest hit films and TV shows including Barbie, Oppenheimer, The Last of Us, Succession and more. Follow the tips below and you’ll look like your favourite character in no time!
Ken from Barbie
If you’re a fan of the Barbie film, one of the simplest looks to recreate is from the scene where Ken and Barbie bike through a tulip-filled field.
To replicate this iconic look, start with a pink shirt (as we all know that is the main colour to use in any Barbie inspired outfits). Coordinate this with brown shorts and extended brown socks to echo the scene, ultimately completing the look with brown footwear. Accessorize with a plastic Barbie doll as your sidekick for a fun twist on the character.
Image source: ‘Barbie (2023) directed by Greta Gerwig, featuring Ryan Gosling as Ken. All Rights Reserved.
If you aim to embody the style of Wes Anderson’s eccentric Asteroid City inhabitants, try blending quirky and contemporary pieces, sticking to the vintage beige and blue palette of the movie.
Taking cues from the character Stanley Zak, go for soft yellow short-sleeve shirt, pairing it with light blue trousers. To add a casual touch, tie a cardigan around your waist. Staying true to Wes Anderson’s aesthetic, accessorise with a vintage camera, a pair of binoculars or a visor.
Image source: ‘Asteroid City (2023) directed by Wes Anderson; Roman Coppola, featuring Jason Schwartzman as Augie Steenbeck. All Rights Reserved.
To achieve ultimate sophistication with a James Bond-inspired costume opt for a crisply tailored tuxedo, a sleek tie/bow tie. Ensure to embody Bond’s unique charm and charisma, allowing you to become the genuine secret agent of the night. Accessorize with a martini glass for that unmistakable touch of 007 mystique, and watch heads turn as you channel the essence of the iconic spy.
Image source: ‘No Time to Die (2021) directed by Cary Joji Fukunaga, featuring Daniel Craig as James Bond. All Rights Reserved.
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J. Robert Oppenheimer
The Oppenheimer movie incorporated mid-20th-century fashion with a sophisticated and formal style. Drawing inspiration from the early sequence of the film, opt for a grey suit, accompanied by a thin burgundy tie, a sharply pointed shirt collar, and the iconic hat featured in the movie.
This ensemble impeccably captures the essence of Oppenheimer’s style during his pivotal years, reflecting his genius as the mastermind behind the atom.
Image source: ‘Oppenheimer (2023) directed by Christopher Nolan, featuring Cillian Murphy as J. Robert Oppenheimer. All Rights Reserved.
Joel from The Last of Us
Embody the spirit of resilience and survival by taking inspiration from Joel in The Last of Us. Emulate Joel’s outfit, featuring a brown or green jacket layered over a green shirt, combined with a pair of jeans. Enhance the post-apocalyptic aesthetic by incorporating artificial dirt and blood stains, completing the rugged and gritty appearance.
Image source: ‘The Last of Us (2023) directed by Ali Abbasi and Jasmila Žbanić, featuring Pedro Pascal as Joel. All Rights Reserved.
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Tom Cruise from Mission Impossible
Tom Cruise is known for his “spy skills and resourcefulness”. Dress in dark attire like leather jacket, black/navy t-shirt and black trousers. Top off the look with dark sunglasses and a determined expression, embodying the essence of the legendary secret agent.
Image source: ‘Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part 1 (2023) directed by Christopher McQuarrie, featuring Tom Cruise as Ethan Hunt. All Rights Reserved.
Logan Roy from Succession
For a more sophisticated costume, emulate the charismatic Logan Roy from the TV series Succession. To achieve a casual appearance of Logan, opts for a knit cardigan paired with shirt and trousers, capturing the essence of this influential character.
Image source: ‘Succession (2018) directed by Adam McKay, featuring Brian Cox as Logan Roy. All Rights Reserved.