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The Best Costume Ideas and DIY Guides (2024)

Are you searching for the perfect costume idea for Halloween, a cosplay event, or maybe a last-minute party?

Look no further. whatisXwearing is the place to find the inspiration you need. With our step-by-step guides covering all your favorite movies, TV shows, and popular media, there is something for everyone.

Forget spending endless time and money trying to recreate your favorite cosplay outfit.

Whether you are looking for funny, sexy, or quick and easy costumes; traveling solo, with friends, as a couple, or alongside family; want to wear the most popular and trend-worthy outfits of 2024 or a totally unique  idea that will blow your friends away; we’ve got you covered!

Our Most Popular Guides

From our hundreds of DIY outfit guides, covering all your favorite Movie, TV show, cartoon and video game characters, these are without a doubt our most popular of all time.

All the biggest Halloween and cosplay looks that you would expect are included. From Pulp Fiction to John Wick, Scooby-Doo to Shrek, these are your staple outfit ideas. Dependable, iconic, and guaranteed to be recognized. Thanks to their popularity, many of them are also super easy to make at home thanks to all the dedicated props and accessories that are already available.

Also included are quite a few surprise hits. Some, even we weren’t prepared for how immensely popular they would become. We’re talking about those viral-worthy looks that make people stop and say, ‘Now why didn’t I think of that?’

Outfits such as Thelonious from Shrek, Lindsay and Tobias Bluth from Arrested Development, or Thorn from the Hex Girls. All of which have been absolutely killing it on TikTok and Instagram of late.

So, whether you’re looking for a tried-and-tested hit or a unique and innovative costume idea, this is a great place to begin your search.

Special Looks Just for Women

We have tons of cosplay ideas for women and girls spanning almost every genre and interest imaginable. Your next showstopping outfit is just waiting to be found!

Whatever event you have planned or vibe you want to create, we have you covered. From our female Halloween villain costumes to our sexy Disney Princess collection. Some of our most popular female looks include Velma and Daphne from Scooby-Doo, female Ghostface from Scream, Mia Wallace from Pulp Fiction and Marla Singer from Pulp Fiction.

For something a little different, check out our funny and gender-bending range of guides. We’re talking sexy Lord Farquaad, female Grinch, and Rafiki from The Lion King. It’s everyone’s favorite characters like you’ve never seen them before.

Top Ideas for the Men

Don’t worry guys, we’ve got you covered too with all the best ideas for men in one convenient place.

The only question is, who do you want to be? If you want to be the coolest guy in the room then perhaps it’s time to get suited and booted with some of the most iconic and sharpest-dressed gentlemen of the modern era; the likes of John Wick, Aldo Raine, and Tyler Durden. If funny and lighthearted is more you then you can’t go far wrong with classics like South Park, Simpsons, and Rick and Morty.

Start your journey here and find the inspiration you need to absolutely smash your next dress-up party.

Cutest Matching Couple Ideas

Here at whatisXwearing, we love it when a great look comes together. However, nothing makes us happier than seeing the perfect couple costume. There is something so indescribably heartwarming about seeing a couple cosplaying together.

That’s why we created our dedicated roundup of our favorite couple ideas from across our entire site. Expect amazing matching outfits like Milo and Kida, Miguel and Tulio, and Kronk and Yzma.

Whether you want to create a funny, cute, sexy, or just a low-key outfit, be sure to check out some of our favorites.

Looks for the whole Friendship Group

It can be a challenge to find a great group idea. However, cosplaying is never more fun than when it is done with your friends and loved ones.

Our group guides give you everything you need to make numerous themed DIY outfits in one comprehensive roundup. Choose your favorite character and then share our roundup with the rest of your group so they can choose theirs. With classics like Spongebob Squarepants, South Park and The Princess Bride, there’s more than enough to go around.

So whether it’s with your friends, family, or workmates, start your search for the perfect group idea here.