With the witchy holiday just around the corner, now is the time to decide what to wear this year. And if you’re someone who always has idols on your mind (and social media feed), you might want to consider dressing up as them. There are more than a handful Kpop Halloween costume ideas that can be recreated with things your already own or by buying only a few pieces.
As makeup and fashion are a big part of what Kpop stands for, dressing up as your favorite idols is not such a farfetched idea. You can replicate a Kpop idols’ Halloween costume, dress up as your favorite star, or even have your whole squad take on a group or concept.
From iconic concepts to wicked ensembles, we’ve put together a bunch of Kpop Halloween costume ideas that you’ll surely want to try out!
TWICE Halloween Costume Ideas
Over the years, we’ve been privileged to watch as TWICE aced concepts and looks one after the other. And Halloween themes seem to be pretty prevalent in their music videos and performances. From their debut with “Like Ooh Ahh“, we learned about their love for dressing up and playing different characters. Not only is the music video zombie apocalypse-themed, we saw them take on scholastic roles, with student uniforms, cheerleader outfits, and a P.E. look we all wish we could rock.
Fast forward to the comeback that propelled them to international stardom – “Cheer Up“. This time around, the whole group fittingly dressed up as cheerleaders (such is the meaning of the song), creating what remains today one of the most iconic Kpop looks of all time. Not only that, but they got in costumes once again, with Nayeon playing a scary movie star, Jungyeon as a teen heartthrob, Momo as an action star, Sana as an anime character, Jihyo as a lead cheerleader, Mina as a school romance heroine, Dahyun as a Joseon princess, Chaeyoung as a western baddie, and Tzuyu as a Golden Age actress.
In that same year, TWICE came back with an actual Halloween-themed concept for “TT“. The music video contains some of the best Kpop Halloween costume ideas, as you can take on famous characters just like the TWICE girls did. And if a dark look is what you like most, you can do Nayeon’s version of a she-devil or Tzuyu’s breathtakingly beautiful vampire.
And because these girls never seem to get tired of fun costumes and movie references, you can also draw inspiration from “What Is Love?“. In this one, the movie references include some of the biggest hits in both Korea and Hollywood. La La Land, Pulp Fiction, The Princess Diaries, and Leon are only some of the hit blockbusters reimagined in this music video.
BTS Halloween Costume Ideas
The BTS boys are no strangers to costumes. In fact, most Halloweens they make it a rule to dress up and provide us with hilarious, gratuitous content. But there are plenty of Kpop Halloween costume ideas to be drawn from their music videos alone. For example, their early eras are heavily marked by their bad-boy personas. These tough-guy looks can be a pretty fun choice for the holiday, especially if normally you’re as bright and bubbly as the BTS boys tend to be.
Like TWICE, and many other Kpop groups, BTS got in costumes for one of their B-side music videos – “Dope“. In a song in which they advocate not giving up and working hard towards your dreams, they took up roles of professionals in different careers. A doctor, a police officer, a race car driver. It’s always nice to play someone very different from ourselves. And Halloween is the best excuse for that – if you really need one.
Most recently, we’ve been seeing BTS play with more retro-inspired music and style. Dressing up for a disco night or like sitcom characters of the ’80s and ’90s like in “Dynamite” might be a good way to go. And you don’t have to make it identical. Just pick the decade you like the most and transport yourself back in time through fashion!
Red Velvet Halloween Costume Ideas
The great thing about Red Velvet is that we never quite know what we’re gonna get. Except for excellence, of course. But these girls have got range, and that’s easily seen through their comebacks. There is a bubbly, colorful side to them. But there is also a darker, edgy undertone to at least half of their concepts. And they also had their own Halloween-themed music video, with “Really Bad Boy” making a swift nod to The Shining, including spooky themes and decoration, and of course, the big bad wolf.
Another chilling, Halloween-worthy story is the one they told us with the “Peek-A-Boo” music video. The fashion featured in it features strong, bold tones of red contrasting with black. And the red crown look in the teaser picture for the comeback also gives off an eery vibe that something is not as serene as it seems. After all, the whole plot of the video centers around a group of girl that hunt and slay pizza delivery boys. Can’t get much more eery than that…
Then we also have “Psycho“, which delivers gothic, witchy perfection. In the lyrics and through the video, we understand the portrayal of, well, mentally deranged girls. They’re seen plotting and scheming around, always in impeccable ensembles of black and white. And one of the simplest yet most ominous styles of the concept is the white gowns paired with black lipstick. Definitely a combination worth playing with this Halloween.
And if you’d rather go with something more campy or colorful, you could always dress as the dumb dolls from “Dumb Dumb” or tennis looks from “Russian Roulette“. Any Reveluv knows there’s enough darkness in those two music videos to be channeled for Halloween.
Other Kpop Halloween Costume Ideas
Many Kpop groups and soloists have played with very interesting concepts over the years. Some looks truly make for the best Kpop Halloween costume ideas, either because they’re easy to put together in a pinch or because they just suit the holiday so well. Below are a few of those:
BLACKPINK in combat gear
For their “Kill This Love” comeback, the girls decided to dress up in full combat gear. Jennie even featured an interesting take on a modern Lara Croft, with the signature long braid and garter belt holster.
Sunmi as the sexiest anti-hero
Sunmi gave us her take on the Catwoman origin story with “TAIL“. The video shows us a powerful woman with a tragic past, who manages to get her revenge on the man who wronged her.
TXT played the cutest cowboys
In one of the sets for the carnival in TXT’s “Blue Hour“, they perform wearing modern takes on western cowboy fashion. Just one look and their opponents would certainly lose in a Mexican standoff.
Hwasa becomes Maria
Hwasa’s alter-ego “Maria” is a way of portraying the tough criticism that comes with being in the public eye. In the music video, there is a particular scene in which she’s seen in a white straight jacket. These types of nods to vintage asylums are always a win in the spooky holiday.
ATEEZ lined up to salute
In their “Wonderland” music video, ATEEZ chose to wear a military uniform. These are always fun to wear as a group and versatile enough so you can DIY most of the outfit.
Now you have more than enough Kpop inspiration to put together a costume in time for the Halloween festivities. Make sure to let us know if you gave any of these looks a try!
In case you’re still transitioning your wardrobe into the Autumn season, you might want to check out the hottest Korean trends right now. And if you’d like to dig deeper for Halloween inspiration, it might be good to read our post on the Kpop dark concept.
Happy shopping and have a fun Halloween!