Margot Robbie and Ryan Gosling in "Barbie"/ Harrison Ford in "Raiders of the Lost Ark"/ Judy Garland in "The Wizard of Oz"
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17 Timeless Pop Culture Halloween Costumes That Will Never Go Out of Style

The perfect inspiration for this year's Halloween costume.

It may not feel like it in this summer heat, but October 31st is right around the corner so now is the time to start prepping. Fall leaves and pumpkin-spiced everything will be here before you know it—so why not get a jump on costume planning?

This Halloween, forget about the generic witch and zombie getups. Instead, let's pay homage to the icons of the entertainment industry that have become part of our collective consciousness. From classic films and beloved shows that everyone will recognize to newer releases and references that only the most devoted fans will get, these costumes will have everyone talking. Perfect for Halloween parties, trick or treating with the family, and every other spooky season activity in between.

Pop culture has been a source of Halloween costume inspiration for decades, there's a reason classics like The Wizard of Oz never get old. Whether you're throwing it back to the '50s (looking at you Grease) or going for something more current like one of TV's favorite cowboys or the daughter of one of the spookiest families imaginable (is anyone creepier than the Addams Family?), don your favorite pop culture getup and make this Halloween the most memorable one yet.

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