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With Halloween about to arrive it's time to round up all the best college Halloween costumes 2022 has to offer! From classics to trendy, there's something for everyone!

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Can you believe Halloween is already here?? One of the absolute best parts of being a college student is how seriously people take their Halloween costumes and parties. We’re all calling this the come back year, so your costume needs to make a statement. 

If you’re looking for the perfect costumes for all three nights of celebrating, you’ve come to the perfect place with the best college Halloween costumes that 2022 has to offer. 25 insanely cute halloween costume options that are ideal whether you’re going solo, with a group of friends, or your boyfriend/girlfriend. I promise with any of these costumes you’ll be turning heads all night long.

For the ones that want to wear full glam and show some skin or for the ones looking for more of a conservative vibe, look no further -  this list has something for everyone.

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1. The Devil

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Red Devil Horns Headband

Devil costumes are definitely always one of my favorites, and every single person I’ve seen do it before looks so dang good. Red is such a statement color and I can guarentee all eyes will be on you. Any full red outfit works perfectly and we love a good excuse for red lipstick. Looking for a costume to do with your bff? You can also turn this into the perfect dynamic duo costume and have your bff be an angel.

2. Cowgirls

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I love the classic cowgirl costume because it’s super easy to put together. This costume won’t cost you a lot of money because you can totally use clothes you already have. It’s also the best excuse to buy a cowboy hat and cowboy boots because I feel like we all need both of those in our lives at some point haha. Toss on a pair of jeans or jean shorts, a little top, and a bandana and you’re good to go!

Pro tip: if you live somewhere cold like me you can add a cute flannel to the outfit to keep you warm!!

3. Barbie

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I would definitely be singing “I’m a Barbie girl, in a Barbie woooorld” all night long in this costume. This is one of those costumes where literally anyone would look good wearing it. It gives you a free pass to go full glam and heavy self-tan. Also, who doesn't want to pretend they’re a Barbie at least once in their life?! If your bf needs a costume he can be Ken!

4. Alice in Wonderland

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Alice in Wonderland is such a classic and these costumes are perfect for any duo. The dresses definitely give a *fancier* vibe so they’re perfect for an upscale Halloween party. Even though Alice and The Queen of Hearts are technically enemies, you and your best friend can still rock it.

5. Kendall Jenner

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PrideAhead Cowboy Hat Fun Cow Print Hat – Unisex Black and White Cowboy Hat (1)

Ohhh Kendall Jenner. We love her, we idolize her, and can’t resist wanting to be her. She looks good in literally everything she wears. What better way to let your inner Kendall Jenner shine than to wear this iconic costume she showed up to a birthday party in?? Clashing animal prints never looked so dang good.

6. Maddy From Euphoria

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First of all, if you haven’t watched Euphoria, you need to. So good. Second, I am genuinely so obsessed with this hair and makeup. What girl hasn’t always dreamt of wearing rhinestones like this?? Hopefully you have a friend who is super good at makeup because I know I definitely couldn’t manage to do this to myself?

7. Swans

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A little Black Swan action going on here and my inner wanna-be ballerina is screaming!! Alll eyes will be on you and your bff in this costume. I’d personally go all-out with eye makeup because it makes such a bold statement. Also tutus are always fun to wear. You can honestly do this with any all black and all white outfit, so if you were an angel a previous year, perfect time to pull that outfit back out!

8. Bunny Squad

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Any costume with bunny ears is a good costume in my book. A group of my girlfriends did this in college and had SO much fun with it. That cute-sporty look is also super comfy and you don’t have to wear heels which in my opinion is the best part. You can for sure go all out with this and carry around a mini basketball too! Perfect for photos and it really pulls the whole costume together.

9. Dark Angel

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Looking for a simple costume where you can wear one of your favorite little black dresses? This one’s for you. Also love this because if you want to be an angel but white isn’t your best color, this is perfect. You and your friend group could honestly even do all different colored angels which would be soo cute and fun.

10. Space Cowgirls

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This costume is so ideal for three nights of going out. One night you can be a space girl, the next a cowgirl, and the next a space cowgirl and mix the two together! This one is super fun to do with your whole friend group too. Plus, this costume looks good on everyone.


11. It Clown

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Who knew scary could look so good?? This movie honestly terrified me, but now that I see how badass you can look as a clown I might have to give it a go this halloween. This can be perfect as a couples costume if your boyfriend by chance has a yellow jacket (he’ll also probably be really happy he can wear what he already has without spending money) OR your bff can also dress up as a clown and it can be an IT duo. You can slo go all out with the makeup and look as scary (and good) as your heart desires. Don’t forget about the iconic red balloon!

12. Pirates

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Ahoooyyy Mateyy (did I say that right?!) Looove a good pirate costume. You can honestly get away with pretty much any black and white outfit for a pirate costume as long as you have a bandana to wear. An eye patch would also totally be the cherry on top.

13. Rodeo

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I went to a rodeo themed party in college and it was such a blast and everyone seriously looked so good. Another super cute costume that you can do with your whole group of friends, your bff, or even rock it solo. You can honestly put together any outfit as long as you have a cowboy hat!! I’d personally do this costume with a trendy jean skirt and my favorite cowgirl boots. If you have a friend who’s good at braids, messy french braids would look awesome and for sure complete the look.

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14. Firefighter & Dalmatian

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Oof is there a fire or is it the costumes making the room HOT. We loooove a cute firefighter and what better way to join your boyfriend/girlfriend than being a dalmatian??! The ultimate duo.

My friends and I a few years ago did a 101 dalmatian party where we all dressed up as dalmations and one person dressed up as Cruella De Vil. It was honestly so funny being at the bars and just seeing dalmations literally everywhere. I personally wore a big white t-shirt as a dress and drew on black spots with a felt marker! I wore pigtails like puppy ears and tied a red ribbon around my neck like a dog collar, it was super inexpensive to put together too!

15. Hippies

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Such a classic, but everyone always looks good doing it. You can mix in some Coachella vibes and you can get away with this costume with any piece of tie dye or flare clothing. I would for sure whip out my flare jeans and John Lennon sunglasses.

16. Where's Waldo?

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For the people trying to stay warm and a little more covered during Halloween this year, this one’s for you. It would be so fun to do this with a group of friends because you’d never lose each other (or would you? Where’s Waldo??). Don’t forget the iconic Waldo glasses too!!

17. The Great Gatsby

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This insanely trendy costume is the perfect way to bring out your classy side. We all know and love the Great Gatsby, so why not dress up like you’re straight out of the 1920’s and have all the money in the world?? Definitely a perfect costume to bring out all the pearls and glam, and I know we allll dream of getting to be a flapper girl.


18. Playboy Bunny

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If you’re feeling a little riskaaay and  want to show some skin this Halloween, this costume is all you need. We have all dreamt of having the confidence level of a playboy bunny, so why not make that dream a reality for the night?! If you don’t feel like showing a lot of skin, you can look just as good in a playboy bunny tshirt.

19. Spring Breakers

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Have you seen the iconic Selena Gomez movie Spring Breakers?? You really can’t go wrong with this costume. Pull out your favorite pair of sweatpants and cutest bikini top and you’re ready to celebrate! If you really want to go all out- don’t forget your sunglasses!

20. Coachella 

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Isn’t it on everyone’s bucket list to go to Coachella at least once in their lives?? It’s on mine for sure! Halloween is the perfect time to wear that iconic outfit I know you’ve already put together in your head. I’ve seen so many Coachella themed parties lately and I’m dying to go to one. You can really match your personality with this one and toss together the most *out there* pieces of clothing you have. Such a fun costume!

21. Bikers

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This is the perfect badass Halloween costume and you’ll look insanely good in it. The classic black fishnets are always a statement piece and it's an ideal time to wear your favorite leather jacket (or the perfect excuse to buy one!). And that red lipstick?? You will seriously feel (and look) like such a boss.

22. Harley Quinn

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For all the Suicide Squad lovers and Harley Quinn wannabees out there, I know you’ve been waiting all year for this. This iconic costume can be put together so easily with the shorts, shirt, and fishnets from Amazon. Top it off with some fun eye shadow and pigtails and you’re good to go! I already have so many friends planning to wear this costume this year!

23. Catwoman

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This leather body suit is drop dead gorgeous and the cat eyes make the whole look. You could really put this costume together with any of your favorite black pieces, but I think this leather body suit is everything. If you have some cat ears left over from a previous year, those will work perfectly!

24. Sexy Nurse

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I think we have all been a sexy nurse at some point in our lives, but it’s such a fun one to wear. Amazon has the full costume so you hardly have to put any work in! If you don’t want to buy the full costume, you can for sure get the same nurse/doctor vibe with some scrubs if you have them! Do your hair and full glam makeup and I promise you’ll make those scrubs look dang good. Want to be a *scary* sexy nurse? Add some fake blood to the outfit and you'll be turning every single head at the Halloween party.

25. Vampire

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Fake fangs, fake blood, glammed out makeup and a sexy black top?? Count me in! This look is tons of fun to put together. You can totally go all out with the makeup too and put bite marks on your neck. Even if you don’t have the fangs, people will get the vibe you’re going for with the fake blood and all black.

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