From pirates to lifeguards, nothing beats a classic Halloween costume. It isn’t that we don’t enjoy going above and beyond for the annual holiday (i.e., dressing up like Harley Quinn—pink/blue hair included), but there’s something oddly nostalgic about chasing our kids around the house while wearing a simple witch costume and chanting, “I’m melting!”

We compiled a list of 39 classic Halloween costumes, which are accompanied by fictional references from your favorite TV shows and movies. Keep reading for all the deets.


1. ’50s girl

Inspired by: Grease (starring John Travolta, Olivia Newton-John, Stockard Channing)

Tell me about it, stud.

Get the look: Kidcostumes adult poodle skirt with printed scarf ($20); BengPro retro costume accessories ($15)

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