23 ‘Stranger Things’ Halloween Costumes to Turn Your Night Upside Down

Best Stranger Things Halloween Costumes
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WARNING: If you haven’t finished the latest season of Stranger Things, there are spoilers ahead.

Whether you were born in the ’80s, ’90s, Aughts, or none of the above, it’s hard to deny the cultural phenomenon that is Stranger Things. The widely successful Netflix show immediately skyrocketed 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.

As with any good show, there are plenty of choices when it comes to Stranger Things Halloween costumes. Whether it’s an October party, trick or treating with your kids, or even a release party for a new season, dressing up as 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.

For those who are arriving at this page completely uninitiated with the show, here’s a little guide as to who’s who. These characters would be considered the major players in the show, which means they’re more widely recognized than mega fan niche characters. They include:

  • Eleven (Jane Hopper)
  • Jim Hopper
  • Mike Wheeler
  • Dustin Henderson
  • Lucas Sinclair
  • Jonathan Byers
  • Will Byers
  • Steve Harrington
  • The Demogorgon

Secondary options, which may be preferred for parties or occasions with hardcore fans of the series, include:

  • Billy Hargrove
  • Dr. Alexei
  • Murray Bauman
  • Eggo Waffles
  • Dr. Brenner
  • The Alphabet Wall

Below, you’ll find a list of the top 23 costumes from Stranger Things. With ideas including everyone’s favorite characters, like Eleven and Steve, as well as some fun curveballs like the creepy alphabet wall and Eleven’s beloved Eggos, there’s a costume choice for every level of Stranger Things fan.

  

1. Men’s Jim Hopper Halloween Costume

BEST OVERALL

If there’s a more popular character in the series than Chief Hopper, we’d like to hear about it. 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. (Stubble not included.)

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Stranger Things Jim Hopper Halloween Costume

  

2. Lucas – Rothco Large Camo Bandana

BEST BUDGET

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.

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Rothco Large Camo Bandana

$6.49 $6.99 7% OFF

  

3. Baby Face – Rubie’s Stranger Things Baby Face Mask

BEST FOR GROUPS

If you’ve seen the episode in Season Two, then this Stranger Things Rubie’s Baby Face 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.

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Rubie's Baby Face Mask

$8.94

  

4. Dr. Brenner – Sovoncare Temporary Hair Color Wax

QUICKEST

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 Hawkins’ resident creep who likes to experiment on children. Use this Sovoncare Temporary Hair Color Wax 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.

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Sovoncare Temporary Hair Color Wax

$12.98

  

5. Mike Wheeler – Amazon Essentials Men’s Slim-fit Quick-Dry Golf Polo Shirt

BEST WARDROBE ADDITION

If you want a costume that looks great on Halloween and can be added to your personal wardrobe after use, you might want to consider this Amazon Essentials Slim-Fit Cotton Pique Polo Shirt. For Mike’s Season Three look, you’ll want to pair this aqua polo with uncomfortably high gym shorts, ankle-high socks, and hair that resembles some kind of dessert bowl. This is also a great option if you’re looking for a couple’s outfit from the series, as Mike and Eleven are definitely a top choice among Stranger Things fans.

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Amazon Essentials Men's Slim-fit Quick-Dry Golf Polo Shirt

$15.90

  

6. 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.

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JM Blue Light Blocking Computer Glasses

$17.99

  

7. 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 dark jeans or even throw in an extra set of twinkle lights if you can spare them.

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Stranger Things Alphabet Shirt

$17.99

  

8. Stranger Season 3 Cosplay Things Demogorgon Mask

SCARIEST COSTUME

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 makes it a great last-minute costume choice.

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Stranger Season 3 Cosplay Things Demogorgon Mask

$15.99 $19.99 20% OFF

  

9. Murray Bauman – Yuehong Fluffy Bald Head Wig

BEST UP AND COMING

With his quirky and rather eccentric behavior, you can’t deny Murray Bauman is entertaining. It should then come as little surprise that rumors suggest Murray Bauman is going to be playing a bigger part in the upcoming season. If that sounds like great news to you and you fancy yourself a budding private investigator, you might want to don this Yuehong Fluffy Bald Head Wig, add a pair of glasses and a tell-it-like-it-is attitude and turn up to your Halloween get together as Mr. Bauman himself.

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Murray Bauman Yuehong Fluffy Bald Head Wig

$21.99

  

10. Steve Harrington – 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 in 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 dishwashing gloves.

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Miss U Hair Short Wavy Brown Hair Wig

$16.99

  

11. 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 Three finale. When it comes to pulling off a convincing Billy Hargrove costume, the number one, go-to item is his glorious 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.

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Rock Star Style Wig

$18.99

  

12. Dustin – Party City 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 Hawkins’ favorite little rascal. This officially licensed t-shirt is ideal for combining with a hat and wig for a complete Dustin look.

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Party City Dustin T-Shirt for Adults

$26.38

  

13. Fun Costumes Adult Eggo Waffle Costume

BEST WHEN YOU KNOW YOU KNOW

To the average person, turning up to a party dressed as a waffle would mean little more than perhaps you really like cooked breakfast food. However, turn up to a Stranger Things Halloween party, and your waffle attire will say a whole lot more. Since the very first season when Eleven showed her penchant for Eggo waffles, these fluffy breakfast staples have been a running theme. For a great couple costume, don this Fun Costumes Adult Eggo Waffle Costume with your partner dressed as Eleven. Or, simply go as a single waffle to throw a curveball at family and friends who love the show.

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Fun Costumes Adult Eggo Waffle Costume

$34.99

  

14. Eleven – Battle Shirt Costume

BEST UNISEX

If you really want to go as a recognizable Stranger Things character this Halloween, Eleven has to be at the top of your list. In Season Three, she rocked a number of standout outfits that sat perfectly with the show’s ’80s feel. Perhaps the most recognizable of these outfits was her bright yellow and black battle shirt. If you’re happy taking on a female character, this Dark Paradise Eleven Battle Shirt Costume includes the recognizable shirt, straps, and an eye mask to complete the outfit.

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Dark Paradise Eleven Battle Shirt Costume

  

15. Jim Hopper – Dark Paradide Vintage Shirt

SEASON THREE PICK

Picking the top moment from the third season is mighty difficult. However, picking the top outfit worthy of Halloween dress-up is actually pretty easy. Jim Hopper’s Magnum P.I.-esque Hawaiian shirt surely inspired plenty of purchases over the summer, and if you’ve yet to add one to your wardrobe, you’ll never have a better excuse than this. To complete your Hopper Season Three look, pair this shirt with a pair of light-colored jeans and a false mustache if you aren’t already rocking some styleable under-nose facial hair.

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Dark Paradide Vintage Shirt

$23.99 $30.99 23% OFF

  

16. Will – Rubie’s Stranger Things 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.

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Rubie's Stranger Things Will's Wizard Outfit

$41.97

  

17. Eleven – Spirit Halloween Costume

MOST OUTRAGEOUS

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!

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Spirit Halloween Eleven Costume

  

18. Demogorgon – Halloween Stranger Things Costume

BEST SPLURGE

The Demogorgon is so scary, we featured it twice. The complete Halloween Stranger Things Demogorgon Deluxe Adult Costume provides everything you need to scare the crap out of your friends. It’s telekinetic, attracted to blood, 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 where people may not know the character, but are easily frightened.

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Halloween <em>Stranger Things</em> Demogorgon Costume

$53.44

  

19. Steve – Party City Scoops Ahoy Halloween Costume

MOST POPULAR

Surely some of the most memorable outfits from SeasonThree are Robin and Steve’s Scoops Ahoy work uniforms. 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.

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Party City Steve Scoops Ahoy Halloween Costume

$54.99

Party City Steve Scoops Ahoy Halloween Costume

  

20. Jonathan Byers – Levi’s Men’s The Trucker Jacket

BEST FOR SENSITIVE TYPES

As the older of the Byers brothers, a lot of responsibility fell on Jonathan’s shoulders when his younger sibling went missing. Unsurprisingly, this traumatic and stressful event lead to Jonathan enduring a rather turbulent time. If, like Jonathan Byers, you fall into the sensitive and artistic category but are tougher than you look, 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.

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Levi's Men's The Trucker Jacket

$89.50

  

21. Joyce – Rubie’s Stranger Things Season One Joyce Shirt

BEST FOR FREEING YOUR INNER MOM

Season One Joyce is definitely the most interesting Joyce because she’s simultaneously going crazy but also actually tracking down the truth. If there’s something you’re pursuing and it’s driving you insane, you just might be onto something too. Don this replica of Joyce’s work shirt and you’re bound to find what you’re looking for, even if you look insane while you’re doing it.

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Rubie's Stranger Things Season 1 Joyce Shirt

  

22. Barb – Rubie’s Adult Stranger Things Season One Barb Costume Top and Wig

IN MEMORY OF BARB

If you don’t think Barb was the breakout character of Season One, we don’t know what show you were watching. Though her tenure was brief, her limited role caught on with fans who identified with her comparatively normal appearance and her untimely disappearance. Though we all like to think we would be Steve, Jonathan, Mike, or Eleven, in reality we are all Barb. You have to buy the wig and shirt separately, but they can both be seen in the photo below.

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Rubie's Adult Stranger Things Season 1 Barb Costume Top

$36.99

Rubies Season 1 Stranger Things Adult Barb Costume Wig

$18.95

  

23. Dustin – Party City Stranger Things Dustin Roast Beef Costume

BEST IF YOU LOVE ROAST BEEF

By Season Three, you get the sense that everyone has grown up and come into their own. Nobody encapsulates that better than Dustin. With new girlfriend Suzie in hand, this man has all the confidence, and then some, to pull off this hilarious roast beef T-shirt costume. If you have half of Dustin’s newfound confidence, or you just love roast beef or the idea of a cow tanning on a beach, this will be the best Stranger Things Halloween costume for you.

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Party City Stranger Things Dustin Roast Beef Costume

$39.55

  

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