WARNING: If you haven’t finished the latest season of Stranger Things, there may be spoilers ahead.
Whether you were born in the eighties, nineties, aughts or none of the above, it’s hard to deny the cultural phenomenon that is Stranger Things. This widely successful Netflix show has only grown in popularity, and given the positive impact of the most recent season, it looks like the show is set to become one of Netflix’s most popular ever. If you’re already a fan of this Indiana-based sci-fi spectacular, you get why so many people love it. And if you’ve yet to indulge in this funny and caring emotional roller coaster of a television show, it’s only a matter of time before you’re hooked.
As with any good show, there’s plenty of scope when it comes to Stranger Things Halloween costumes. Whether it’s an October party, trick or treating with your kids or even the release date of a new season, dressing up like your favorite character is all part of being a fan. Thankfully, Stranger Things has an impressively high number of memorable moments and characters, so finding a costume is fairly easy, but choosing which character to be is a tough task.
We’ve put together a list of the top 15 costumes from Stranger Things. Ideas include everyone’s favorite characters, like Eleven and Steve, but we’ve also thrown in some fun curve balls, including the creepy alphabet wall. Plus, many of the costumes on the list require very little preparation and can be put together at the last minute without a problem.
1. Men’s Stranger Things Jim Hopper Halloween Costume
If there’s a more popular character in the series than Chief, we’d like to hear about him or her. Sacrifice, comedy and heroism make Jim Hopper a fan favorite, and in this Men’s Stranger Things Jim Hopper Halloween Costume, you can enjoy that popularity for one night. Forgetting any occurrences in season three (surely it can’t be the end!), slip on this comprehensive outfit and act like there’s nothing to worry about. The set includes the shirt, pants, hat, belt and badges for a complete look that fans of the show are going to love.
2. Dr. Brenner – Spray Hair Color Costume Makeup
Got a work suit, a dark tie and some hair on your head? Then you’re only a couple of bucks and a few minutes away from looking like the Hawkins’ resident creep who likes to experiment on children. Use this Spray Hair Color Halloween Costume Makeup to give yourself the character-identifying grey hair. Although after all the goings on in season one, no one is too sure whether he’s actually dead or alive. And while some clues suggest he may not quite be gone forever, we’re going to have to wait until season four to find out. Maybe.
3. Lucas – Rothco Large Camo Bandana
QUICKEST AND EASIEST
As one of the four main characters from the start of season one, Lucas Sinclair has been there throughout the highs and the lows. And while originally skeptical of the intentions of Eleven, it wasn’t long before he came around to welcome her into the fold. Slip this Rothco Large Camo Bandana over your head to give yourself that recognizable camo-bandana look Lucas loves to sport.
4. Adult Stranger Things Baby Face Costume Mask
BEST FOR GROUPS
If you’ve seen the episode in season two, then this Adult Stranger Things Baby Face Costume Mask will speak to you straight away. Worn during Eleven’s search for her home, the reference may be a little niche for the uninitiated, but Stranger Things fans are sure to love it. You can even band together with friends to complete the whole mask-wearing group. This mask is easily paired with a black shirt and a pair of jeans for a more complete look.
5. Dr. Alexei – JM Blue Light Blocking Computer Glasses
BEST FOR STRANGER THINGS-THEMED PARTIES
He may not have been the most complicated nor the most visually recognizable character, but that doesn’t mean the funny and adorable Dr. Alexei wasn’t loved by fans. As one of the most memorable characters from the last season, it’s perfectly acceptable to throw together these JM Blue Light Blocking Computer Glasses and a white shirt, scruff up your hair and put on a half convincing accent to become everyone’s favorite Russian scientist. While the average person may not have a clue who you are, your fellow Stranger Things fans are sure to approve.
6. Stranger Things Alphabet Shirt
BEST LAST-MINUTE OPTION
It may not be an exact “costume” as it’s quite hard to dress as a wall, but the Stranger Things Alphabet Shirt will surely give other fans plenty of chills. By reminding your friends of one of the creepiest scenes in the series, this t-shirt is sure to go down well. And hey, if it doesn’t, just… R… U… N. Pair with a pair of dark jeans or even throw in an extra set of twinkle lights if you can spare them.
7. Miss U Hair Short Wavy Brown Hair Wig
MOST VERSATILE OPTION
Go back to how you first felt about Steve Harrington at the very start of season one, and it’s hard to imagine how beloved a character he would become. After being dumped season two, Steve has now found his way into the hearts of fans everywhere, and with this Miss U Hair Short Wavy Brown Hair Wig, you get to know what that feels like for one night. This replica wig should be combined with a gray Member’s Only jacket, a pair of jeans and a pair of dish washing gloves.
8. Stranger Season 3 Cosplay Things Demogorgon Mask
They may look a little bit like the piranha plants from Super Mario, but in comparison the Demogorgon makes those video game villains look like puppies. With this Stranger Season 3 Cosplay Things Demogorgon Mask, you can transform your head into a Demogorgon with its mouth wide open, revealing its muscles and intimidating teeth inside. The mask is made from latex and is by far the scariest costume option on our list. Plus, the minimal effort required for this costume makes it a great last-minute choice.
9. Billy Hargrove – Rock Star Style Wig
BEST FOR THE WANNABE REBEL
Love to play the part of the most hated new kid in town? Well then, Billy Hargrove is most definitely the choice for you. If, like us, you couldn’t have disliked him much more after his introduction in season two, we can only imagine the complicated feelings you experienced during the season finale of three. When it comes to pulling off a convincing Billy Hargrove costume, the number one, go-to item is his wonderful hair. Pair this Yuehong Long Rock Star Style Wig Halloween Cosplay Wig with a denim jacket, and you’re good to go. Also, if you want to really commit to your costume, you can grow out or draw on a fractional amount of stubble on your top lip.
10. Jonathan Byers – Levi’s Men’s The Trucker Jacket
BEST FOR SENSITIVE TYPES
As the older of the Byers brothers, a lot responsibility fell on Jonathan’s shoulders when his younger sibling went missing. Unsurprisingly, this traumatic and stressful event lead to Jonathan enduring a rather torrid time. If, like Jonathan Byers, you’re tougher than you look and fall into the sensitive and artistic category, you’re halfway there already. Just let your hair down, put on this Levi’s Men’s The Trucker Jacket with some plaid and a t-shirt underneath, and you’ve got yourself a pretty convincing Jonathan Byers look.
11. Party City Dustin T-Shirt for Adults
BEST FOR EVERYDAY WEAR
Dustin may have cultivated a baby Demogorgon, but he’s only human. After all, you can’t get everything right all of the time. And outside this rather ill-advised activity, Dustin is pretty great. In this Party City Stranger Things Dustin T-Shirt for Adults, you’ll have everything you need to begin your transformation into Hawkin’s favorite little rascal. This officially-licensed t-shirt is ideal for combining with a hat and wig for a complete Dustin look.
12. Rubie’s Stranger Things Will’s Wizard Outfit
BEST FOR WANNABE NERDS
Not everyone can be a hero. Yet equally as important in any story is the damsel in distress. For the first season of Stranger Things, this void was most definitely filled by Will Byers. With this Men’s Stranger Things Will Byers Wizard Costume, you’ll be able to show off Will’s love for Dungeons and Dragons and look pretty cool yourself at the same time. The outfit includes both the hat and robe, meaning it’s also a versatile option for any time you want to dress up as just a normal wizard, too.
13. Spirit Halloween Eleven Costume
As Stranger Thing’s resident superhero, Eleven had to have a place on our list. And even though it’s a ladies costume, Stranger Things fans will certainly be impressed by your knee-high socks, knee-length dress and long blonde locks. In this Spirit Halloween Eleven Stranger Things Replica Costume, the biggest questions you’ll be asking yourself won’t be, “What am I doing?” Or, “why are my knees so cold?” Instead the more pressing matters will be something akin to, “Do I have what it takes to protect my friends from the Upside Down and an impending Demogorgon attack?” We’re betting you do!
14. Halloween Stranger Things Demogorgon Costume
The Demogorgon is so scary, it features twice. The complete Halloween Stranger Things Demogorgon Deluxe Adult Costume provides everything you need to scare the crap out of your friends. It’s attracted to blood, telekinetic and able to move between realities. In short, don’t mess with this scary-ass creature. Because of the Demogorgon’s scary appearance, this full suit is a great option for Halloween parties and other occasions wherein people may not know the character, but easily frightened.
15. Party City Steve Scoops Ahoy Halloween Costume
Surely some of the most memorable outfits from season 3 are Robin and Steve’s Scoops Ahoy work get ups. In this Party City Steve Scoops Ahoy Halloween Costume, you too can work at everyone’s favorite ice cream parlor as this costume includes the shirt, shorts, white apron, “Steve” name tag and an ice cream scoop holder. It’s hard to imagine that this eye-catching Stranger Things costume won’t be one of this year’s most popular.