Halloween Costumes You'll See Everywhere In 2021

For some people, the holiday season is the most wonderful time of the year. For us, however, it's spooky season — and it's imminently approaching! Naturally, the hallmark of the season is Halloween, when everyone gets to gorge as much candy as they want and escape into an otherworld of imagination through their costumes. Last year, Halloween was pretty much canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but this year looks more optimistic as more and more people are vaccinated. Because of this, you need to know all the hot trends before you dress up and step out of the house.

From clever Halloween hacks that will make your life easier to costume inspiration for your baby, we've got you covered. You also need to know the hot new costume trends, including folks dressing as Bernie Sanders from the January 2021 presidential inauguration. Despite the global pandemic, last year's trends included people dressing as characters from Netflix's "Ratched," Leslie Jones from "Supermarket Sweep," and characters from "Schitt's Creek" (via Marie Claire).

This year, though, things are a little different.

This DC villain will be taking over Halloween 2021

This year's Halloween will see trick-or-treaters and party goers alike dressed as a number of show-stopping women characters that stole the limelight over the last two years. According to Variety, one to keep an eye out for this year is none other than Harley Quinn.

Quinn, portrayed by Margot Robbie, has appeared in several DC films at this point, most recently "The Suicide Squad," which premiered in August of this year (via IMDb). Quinn's style is identifiable on sight, with her messy pigtails, colorful (even if tattered) garments, and her signature makeup all creating an iconic appearance that we'll no doubt see everywhere this year.

If you fancy a black and white look, we've got the costume for you

Like with Harley Quinn, we should expect no shortage of Cruella De Vil costumes this year, according to Variety. Everyone loves a good villain, don't they? Disney fans have known Cruella since her first appearance in the 1996 film "101 Dalmatians," but the famous puppy-skinner was actually birthed in the 1950s in Dodie Smith's novel "The One Hundred and One Dalmatians" (via Time).

Now, 2021 saw the Disney version of the character receive her own backstory in "Cruella," and she appeared more glamorous than ever. If you're opting out of a colorful look like Harley Quinn, Cruella's black and white aesthetic may be the choice for you.

This costume will have you seeing red

Where Harley Quinn and Cruella De Vil are fan-loved villains, Wanda Maximoff is a fan-loved hero — or anti-hero, depending on how you view Marvel's flagship series "WandaVision" — and she's another fabulous woman that will be at every party and on every street this year (via StyleCaster).

Each episode of "WandaVision" is set in a different decade, so the style inspirations from the show are vast. You can opt for the classic comic book version of Wanda or choose a specific outfit from the show. In either case, embodying a powerful witch for the night sounds perfect. (You get brownie points if someone dresses as Vision with you.)

This spy will be lurking at every Halloween party

Marvel has released more projects in 2021 than in any other year, and for this reason, fans of the MCU will also be dressing as Scarlett Johansson's Natasha Romanoff, AKA Black Widow (via Variety). The spy-turned-Avenger finally got her own solo film this year despite being part of the MCU universe for a decade, and it's safe to say that Black Widow fans will be out in full force this year because of it.

People may also dress as Romanoff in support of Johansson's lawsuit against Disney, in which she's arguing that she was told the film would debut only in theaters but in actuality debuted simultaneously on Disney+ Premier Access (via Deadline).

This pop singer will be climbing the Halloween charts

Naturally, we can't talk about Halloween costumes without talking about the singer who grasped the year in the palm of her hand. That's right: Folks will be dressing as Olivia Rodrigo en masse this year — specifically, according to StyleCaster, in her "good 4 u" music video outfits.

"Good 4 u" ignited passion in everyone who listened to it, and it invoked old-school Paramore so much so that the alt-rock band ultimately ended up with a writing credit on the track, per BBC News. According to StyleCaster, her baby blue cheerleading outfit with latex gloves will be particularly big this year. So, which on-trend ensemble will serve as your costume of choice?