September 20, 2022
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Pop culture Halloween costume staples to list right now

These DIY Halloween costume ideas, powered by your unused clothes and accessories, will be all the rage this year. So get listing!

Team Mercari

What is Halloween if not an excuse to tell everyone what your favorite show or movie is without saying a word? We have a feeling these pop-culture Halloween costumes will trend this year, giving you the perfect opportunity to clear your closet of some likely in-demand clothes and accessories. The earlier you list them in time for the spookiest day of the year, the better.

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Woman from Bridgerton TV show

There’s a high likelihood that the streets will be filled with mobs of women in ornate pastel dresses this year, because that’s how much people are obsessed with Bridgerton and its Regency-era style. Lace gloves are also a must to complete this romantic look.

Ted Lasso TV Coach

Attention, soccer fans and gym rats: your jackets are wanted to create this iconic character. Aviator sunglasses, khakis, and a fake mustache will provide the finishing touches, so if you have any you’re not wearing, make someone’s Halloween by listing.

Top Gun: Maverick Movie Pilot

No Halloween would be complete without referencing the biggest movie of the year. Here we have another need for iconic aviator glasses along with pilot’s bomber jackets

Our Flag Means Death TV show pirate

Oh, the pirate’s life. Who knew it could be so fashionable? Striped pants, neckerchiefs, bandanas, and slouchy shirts are about to be all the rage to help costume shoppers look a little less land-loving.

Stranger Things TV Show 80's Kid

Any 80s vintage is fair game this year to commemorate this blockbusting series. The more colorful and printed, the better. Don’t forget puffer vests and trucker hats! And if you happen to have an old Walkman lying around from your high school days, list it, too – a nice touch to this sure-to-be-popular costume.

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Schitt’s Creek TV Show Characters

Your most statement-making pieces can help create a fitting tribute to the daring fashions of Moira and David Rose. Black and white tops (especially sweaters), pants, and dresses, anything with black feathers or faux leather, and big silver jewelry can likely make you some extra coin, this season.

BTS Band Member

The meteoric rise of this boy band will certainly have an effect on Halloween costume DIY ideas. Fans will be seeking pastel suits and pajama sets to recreate the band’s dreamy, iconic looks from their “Dynamite” video. Bucket hats are also a big plus.

Need more motivation to clear your closet this season? Find out what’s in demand for fall here. Happy listing and an even happier Halloween!

Main image credit: Paige Cody