Best Costume Ideas of 2016

Posted by Fantasy Costumes Staff on 25th Jul 2016

The Best Costumes of 2016

Updated monthly through 2016!

Halloween is still a ways off, but it if you want to have time to make the best version of your costume why not start now? Here are a few costumes that are likely to be some of the top costume choices for 2016.

David Bowie

His passing was a devastating blow, but his legacy will live on forever. With endless options of Bowie’s iconic styles through the years, whether it’s the classic Labyrinth outfit, or one of his music video costumes, you are guaranteed to see many tributes this Halloween.

Mohamed Ali

Another upsetting passing, sports legend Mohamed Ali is bound too be a popular costume.

Allan Rickman

After passing away early this year, Allan Rickman’s most notable roles are likely to be popular choices for Halloween. Severus Snape from the Harry Potter Universe being the most likely to appear at every Halloween party.


The music legend passed away early in 2016, but his death will spark a revolution of of purple scarves and thin mustaches.

Bernie Sanders

The left-leaning political news maker was a feature of the democratic primaries, with a very distinct look that will be very easy to imitate.

Hilary Clinton

The former first lady, now in the running for president of the United States, her classic pant suits and distinctive hair cut is often imitated and it will only increase in popularity as the election nears.

Donald Trump

Probably going to be the most popular costume this year, because no one can resist making fun of the fake tanned man with the comb over who has contradicting opinions on literally everything.

Zodiac Killer

A long time serial killer that has yet to be caught was brought back into pop culture when a meme about Republican Ted Cruz while he was running for president early in the primaries.

Damn Daniel

A popular meme earlier this year, might not be well enough known by the time Halloween rolls around, but if you are the type to try to remind people of the internet’s year in review it was definitely a well known meme.

Lemonade Show - Beyonce

Beyonce’s Lemonade release on HBO was so popular it was even nominated for an Emmy. There are different outfits you can use from the show itself or if you want to make yourself a portable lemonade stand you might be able to make a few people smile.

Harley Quinn

Suicide Squad will be coming out this August and everyone is already losing their minds (both good and bad) about Harley Quinn as portrayed by Margot Robbie. Her scantily clad costume is surely going to be replicated an infinite number of times.

The rest of the Suicide Squad

The cast of this movie is impressive, with a team of villains being trusted to save the day. Including the witchy Enchantress, Deadshot, and Killer Croc just to name a few.

Captain America Civil war

Another massive cast that will be represented in some way at pretty much every event you will attend. Whether it is Captain America, Winter Soldier, Black Widow, Iron Man or Scarlet Witch there is a character pretty much everyone can relate to.


The Broadway play took the world by storm and dominated the Tony’s. Many characters in the play would make for a solid costume choice.

Chewie lady

A lady in a toy mask went viral this year with her pure joy over a simple Chewbacca mask. Perhaps the easiest costume, all you need is that $15 mask and manic laughter.

Star Wars

Now that we have all seen the movie and have fallen in love with our new heroes, you know there are going to be a lot of Finns, Poes and Reys and probably a fair number of BB-8s. We are also bound to see a resurgence of Han Solos, Princess (now General) Leia, and Luke Skywalker.


The adorable main characters in Zootopia would make for a cute couples costume or for cute kids costumes.


The female cast of the Ghostbusters sparked a new generation of jumpsuit wearing ghost-hunters. Each character is a unique and interesting character, giving a variety of choices for everyone.

Justin Trudeau

Canada’s Prime Minister keeps making the internet freak out because of his boyish good looks and his positive attitudes towards feminism and LGBTQ+ rights, making him a good choice for a costume.

Pokemon Go

Pokemon Go has taken the entire world by storm, creating a community of people enjoying the augmented reality monsters. You can dress up as either a trainer or your favourite Pokemon, but either way you are sure to be a hit.