We’re getting close to Halloween, so for those who have yet to determine their costume, it’s time to figure out what you’re going to wear!

We have compiled a list of costume ideas for 5 different popular aesthetics that will be perfect for any Halloween event this year!

Whether you want to be dressed as a fairy for the Fairycore aesthetic or a grungy popstar for the Grunge aesthetic, we have something for all!


girl in field of flowers

To put it simply. Fairycore is an aesthetic based on fantasy; predominately fairy and elf mythology. Picture butterflies, glittery magic, soft pastels, bunnies, flowers and nature.

Our favourite Fairycore inspired Halloween costumes for 2022 are:

  • Feyre from A Court of Thorns and Roses
  • Tinkerbell from Peter Pan
  • Flora, Fauna and Merryweather from Sleeping Beauty (Trio costume)
  • Crysta from FernGully: The Last Rainforest
  • Bloom, Stella, Flora, Tecna, Musa, and Aisha from Winx Club (group costume)
  • Giselle from Enchanted
  • Cornelius from Thumbleina
  • Barbie and Bibble from Barbie Fairytopia (couples costume)


cottage by a lake

Cottagecore is possibly the most popular aesthetic of 2022: inspired by a omanticised view of rural farm life, this aesthetic centers around the idea of simple living. Caring for people and nature, as well as romanticising domestic labour is at the heart of this trend.

Our picks for Cottagecore inspired costumes include:

  • Taylor Swift in the Cardigan music video
  • Snow White from Snow White
  • Alice from Alice in Wonderland
  • Anne from Anne of Green Gables
  • Kiki from Kiki’s Delivery Service
  • Mary from The Secret Garden
  • Jo, Beth, Amy, and Meg from Little Women (group costume)
  • Rapunzel and Flynn Ryder from Tangled (couples costume)


grungy radios

Grunge is a dark, edgy aesthetic that is heavily associated with early 2000s culture, cigarettes, vinyl records, neon signs, glitches and pretty much anything black.

Our must-see Halloween costumes for the grunge aesthetic include:

  • Avril Lavigne from the Sk8er Boy music video
  • Kat from 10 Things I Hate About You
  • Janice Ian from Mean Girls
  • Edward Scissorhands from Edward Scissorhands
  • Lydia Deetz from Beetlejuice
  • Ramona Flowers from Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World
  • Wednesday Addams from The Addams Family
  • Moaning Myrtle from Harry Potter
  • Jack and Sally from A Nightmare Before Christmas (couples costume)

Dark Academia

boy at desk

Dark Academia is another popular trend in 2022 that revolves around classic literature and a passion for knowledge. This is largely an internet aesthetic centered around sharing images and participating in certain hobbies.

Halloween costumes we would choose include:

  • Milo from Atlantis
  • Neil from Dead Poets Society
  • Juliet from Heavenly Creatures
  • Hermoine from Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone
  • Cecilia and Robbie from Atonement (couples costume)
  • Victor from Victor Frankenstein
  • Edith from Tolkein
  • Beth Harmon from The Queen’s Gambit

2000s Autumn


This aesthetic relies heavely on media such as Twilight and The Vampire Diaries – it is often referred to as Twighlightcore or Elena-Gilbert-core. This aesthetic revolves around the fashion of the late 2000s, shown through Bella Swan and Elena Gilbert predominately.

Our favourite costumes for this aesthetic are:

  • Cher from Clueless
  • Bella Swan from Twilight
  • Elena Gilbert from The Vampire Diaries
  • Lorelai Gilmore from Gilmore Girls
  • Rory Gilmore from Gilmore Girls

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