The best Halloween costumes in 2019, from Star Wars to Fortnite

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Now that the nights are drawing in and the witching hour is but a week away, it's time to grab yourself the best Halloween costume. Looking for the coolest outfits at the lowest prices? You're in the right place. We've gathered a few of our favourites here with every discount we could find. 

There's something for everyone here, regardless of whether you want to dress up as someone from a galaxy far, far away after that awesome Star Wars: Rise of Skywalker trailer or fancy becoming the Joker after his chilling turn in the recent movie. We've also included some Fortnite outfits if you're still super psyched about Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 1 (opens in new tab) (and let's face it, who isn't). Basically, this is a one-stop shop for the best Halloween costumes in 2019.

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With Chapter 2 finally here, Fortnite is the gift which keeps giving. That now extends to costumes: just check out these outfits that are available if you want to bring the Battle Royale to life this Halloween. There are Giddyup Loot Llamas (opens in new tab), making it look like you're riding into battle atop the franchise's trusty, vacant-eyed mascot. Cuddle Team Leaders (opens in new tab) are available to join the party as well, and luckily this version isn't as dang creepy as its in-game namesake. At the other end of the scale, Black Knights (opens in new tab) and classic Skull Troopers (opens in new tab) provide a more 'classic' approach to Halloween costumes, and - well, the list goes on and on, frankly. If you'd like a more detailed run-down, our dedicated guide to the best Fortnite Halloween costumes (opens in new tab) gathers them all in one place. Be sure to check it out if you don't find anything that tickles your fancy here. 

No matter what you choose, there are tons of props to go with them. As an example, don't miss these awesome Fortnite NERF guns (opens in new tab). They'll really add the finishing touch to your outfit, and they're not too expensive either.

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Take a look at Amazon's range of Fortnite costumes here - it's pretty extensive.
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Best Halloween costumes - Joker (opens in new tab) and Harley Quinn (opens in new tab)

The Clown Prince of Crime is back in the spotlight thanks to his latest film, Joker, and there are plenty of outfits drawing from his long history (but no official ones based on his most recent appearance, which is a bit weird). For instance, you can grab the classic Dark Knight costume (opens in new tab) which is easy to complete with face paint. Then there's a Batman: Arkham Asylum one (opens in new tab) alternative, complete with half-mask and gloves. Finally, you can always go for the Suicide Squad version (opens in new tab) with this costume inspired by Jared Leto's take on the baddie.

Joker's infamous partner in crime has a ton of costume options as well. And with Harley Quinn breaking out from under Mistah J's shadow for team-up movie Birds of Prey (opens in new tab) next year, now seems like a good time to dress up as the classic DC villain. Besides the costume itself (based on her appearance in Suicide Squad), there are plenty of accessories you can get including wigs (opens in new tab), a Puddin' collar (opens in new tab), and her trusty baseball bat (opens in new tab). If you'd prefer something a little closer to her original look from the comics, this black and red outfit (opens in new tab) goes back to the classic Batman: The Animated Series version.

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The Joker and Harley Quinn costumes available on Amazon are pretty awesome - you've got lots of choice.
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Best Halloween costumes - Star Wars (opens in new tab)

Hype surrounding the Skywalker saga's end is at an all-time high, and there are plenty of Star Wars costumes to help you channel its biggest heroes or villains. Want to be brooding Sith wannabe Kylo Ren? There's an outfit for that, including an opportunity to grab his helmet for less with this offer (opens in new tab) (meanwhile, his iconic lightsaber can be found here (opens in new tab)). You can also dress up as the kickass hero of the sequel trilogy, Rey - there is a costume for her Rise of Skywalker look, but our choice would be this Force Awakens version (opens in new tab) because it's much more textured and layered (the ability to get your hair up in that iconic 'do not included, sadly). You can always grab Rey's The Last Jedi outfit if you'd prefer, but no matter which one you choose, getting hold of the Skywalker lightsaber (opens in new tab) isn't too expensive if you want a prop.

You don't have to limit yourself to the newest movies, of course. There are costumes galore for the original and prequel trilogies as well, ranging from roguish smuggler Han Solo (opens in new tab) himself to New Hope-era Princess Leia (opens in new tab), not to mention Anakin Skywalker (opens in new tab) before he became Darth Vader. Brilliantly, there's even a Jedi dog costume (opens in new tab) too. Because of course there is.

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There's no need to head to a galaxy far, far away to get cool Star Wars costumes - they're available right here.
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Best Halloween costumes - Marvel (opens in new tab)

If you're like us and still aren't over the emotional trauma of Avengers: Endgame, these costumes are a fitting tribute to the super-team. No matter whether you fancy going as the King of Wakanda Black Panther (opens in new tab), your friendly neighbourhood Spider-Man (opens in new tab) (in his Far From Home getup), and Captain America (opens in new tab) or flying higher, further, and faster with Captain Marvel (opens in new tab), these Halloween costumes have got you covered. 

As always, there are plenty of props on offer as well. Want Captain America's shield? Grab it here (opens in new tab). It won't fly back to you upon being thrown, but it's still pretty cool nonetheless. You can also boost your Black Panther outfit with a full overhead latex mask (opens in new tab) and gloves (opens in new tab), not to mention a full necklace (opens in new tab) to really up your game if you fancy going the whole-hog. While we're on the subject of the Black Panther franchise, the Shuri costume is awesome (opens in new tab) too, and there's a really great Dora Milaje suit (opens in new tab) as well. So. Many. Choices.

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The Avengers are back in business after Endgame, and you can (sort of) join their ranks with these cool costumes.
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And here are the best of the rest. The trusty Jurassic World T-Rex outfit (opens in new tab) is always a winner, Batman (opens in new tab) remains a favourite for the Halloween season (the most popular outfit being his Dark Knight incarnation), and Harry Potter wizards and witches (opens in new tab) are still very much in style. 

If the latter appeals, the ones we've linked are possibly some of the best Halloween costumes we've seen in our search. Although they're a bit more expensive, they seem to be of a very high quality. Happily, they're also unisex. If you want to get wands, you can either go relatively low-cost (opens in new tab) or grab full-on replicas (opens in new tab) that are works of art in and of themselves, and not too expensive either (we cover those in more detail in our guide to the best Harry Potter merchandise (opens in new tab)). 

Wonder Woman is a good bet as well. While we patiently wait for Wonder Woman 1984, you can honor the Amazonian warrior with this fantastic costume (opens in new tab). It's screen-accurate and looks fairly sturdy considering the price. As with most of the costumes above, you can also get multiple accessories like Diana's sword (opens in new tab) and shield (opens in new tab) for not a tremendous amount more.

Not done with Halloween yet? Take a look at the 10 best haunted house movies (opens in new tab).

Benjamin Abbott
Tabletop & Merch Editor

As the site's Tabletop & Merch Editor, you'll find my grubby paws on everything from board game reviews to Lego buying guides. I have been writing about games in one form or another since 2012 and can normally be found cackling over some evil plan I've cooked up for my group's next Dungeons & Dragons campaign.