Top 15 Halloween Costumes for 2023

September 1, 2023

With our Halloween stores opening across Canada in early September, we’re counting down the days to Halloween 2023! Have you narrowed down your costume options yet? Here’s our top 15 Halloween costume picks for this year.

Barbie and more top Halloween costumes for 2023

The Little Mermaid

Whether you’re looking for the 1989 classic animated Disney’s The Little Mermaid or the new live action film, these character costumes are on point this year! From Ariel to Ursula to King Triton to Prince Eric to any of Ariel’s sisters, the possibilities for single, couple, and friend group costumes are all there.

Disney's The Little Mermaid Halloween costumes


With Margot Robbie and Ryan Gosling hitting the big screen this year as the epic couple, Ken and Barbie will no doubt be a top choice for Halloween parties and Trick-or-Treating this year. But you get to choose which specific Barbie career or theme doll you’re going to be! We’re loving the new-in-box Barbie and Ken costumes, not to mention the insanely bright matching neon rollerblade outfits straight from the movie.

Barbie and Ken Halloween costumes

Superheroes & Super Villains

Whether you and your little ones are DC or Marvel universe fans, there’s a never-ending variety of superhero (and super villain… and anti-hero) characters to choose from. This year’s Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse has revived classic and new Spider-Man characters (check out the new Ghost-Spider costume). And the Avengers will always be a top pick for Marvel fans, but newer female superheroes (ie. Captain Marvel) and anti-heroes (ie. Black Adam) are a welcome add into the mix.

Superhero Halloween costumes

Indiana Jones

Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny has renewed interest in the daredevil archaeologist. With his signature hat and whip, Indiana Jones is a simple yet exciting costume to pull together. Agility and whipmaster skills not included.

Indiana Jones Halloween costumes


The seventh entry in the Transformers franchise hit the screen this summer with Transformers: Rise of the Beasts. The movie franchise based on the Hasbro toys is beloved by children and adults alike, making Bumblebee and Optimus Prime a top pick for Halloween costumes for both younger and older fans.

Transformers Halloween costumes

PAW Patrol

If you have a preschooler at home, chances are you know more about these hero pups than you ever imagined. And that three-year-old likely has dreams of becoming their favourite PAW Patrol pup for Halloween. With PAW Patrol: The Mighty Movie hitting theatres on Sept. 29, there’s even more excitement building. From Chase to Marshall to Skye to Everest, there’s a costume in just your kid’s size.

PAW Patrol Halloween costumes

Super Mario

The Super Mario Bros. Movie has bolstered interest in the video game characters even more this year. It’s a great costume for couples or friends to team up as Mario and Princess Peach or Mario and Luigi, or even a group costume, adding in Yoshi, Bowser, and Wario.

Other top video game character costumes include Minecraft and Apex Legends.

Super Mario Halloween costumes

Wednesday Addams

Whether you’re a fan of the hugely popular Netflix series or just a goth at heart, there’s something stylish and eye-catching about Wednesday Addams’ new costumes this Halloween. Her black striped Nevermore uniform and tulle dance dress are both stunning choices, paired with the perfect black wig, dark makeup, and accessories.

Wednesday Addams Halloween costumes


The new Avatar sequel costumes have amazing detail — and they pop even more when paired with blue body paint and makeup detailing. Add accessories to finish the look.

Avatar Halloween costumes


Dressed up or down, this classic costume choice never goes out of style. Add a splash of colour to your typical black-and-white skeleton costume, or accessorize it with a cape, wings, or jewelry. There’s even a fun glow-in-the-dark version.

Skeleton Halloween costumes

Rainbow High

With the popularity of the Netflix series and stunning fashion dolls, Rainbow High will be a top pick among the 6-9 year old crowd. The monochromatic styles of each character make them uniquely beautiful. Our favourites include Jade Hunter, Violet Willow, and Skyler Bradshaw.

Star Wars

The original trilogy, The Mandalorian, or Obi-Wan Kenobi. There are a variety of classic and newer Star Wars characters to base your costume on. We love it when the whole family teams up on this one, because there’s nothing cuter than a “Baby Yoda” toddler or Ewok puppy.

Star Wars Halloween costumes

Funny Ride-On & Inflatable Costumes

With so many different inflatable and ride-on costumes to choose from, you’ll be able to find a costume that’s original and fun. A few of our new favourites: the inflatable Pilsbury Doughboy costume and sloth hugger inflatable costume.

Inflatable and ride-on Halloween costumes

The Classics

You can’t go wrong with a classic Halloween costume. There are so many different ways to make that witch, ghost, vampire, Jason, or Freddy costume your own with the perfect makeup and accessories.

Classic horror, witch, ghost, vampire Halloween costumes

Dinosaurs & Dragons

For fans of Jurassic World or fantasy, dinosaur and dragon costumes are a top pick! We love the inflatable light-up ride-on raptor costume, and inflatable ride-on fire dragon costume.

Jurassic World, dinosaur, and dragon Halloween costumes

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Halloween Alley is proud to be 100% Canadian owned and operated. Our many store locations across Canada open for the season in early September. Shop in-store or online, where you can find the perfect costumes, accessories and decorations to make this Halloween one for the books.

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Still searching for a Halloween costume?

Look no further. As Canadas largest independently owned Halloween retailer, We have a massive selection of the most popular Halloween costumes. Are you ready to impress this year?