Not Sure What to Wear on Halloween? Looking Back at 2021’s Big Pop Culture Moments Will Help

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Every year, there’s that one superhero film, hit TV show or viral meme that inspires everyone’s costume ideas when Halloween rolls around. Although trick-or-treating and dive-bar costume parties might still be a little up in the air this year, there’s no reason you can’t celebrate October 31 in style — like, actual style. Yes, you should dress up as someone (or something) that makes you feel great, but if nothing’s screaming at you (literally or otherwise) we’ve got some pop culture-inspired ideas up our sleeves.

The key here? Pick something topical. Even though 2021 has been a challenging year (to say the very least), it’s also chock-full of pop cultural touchstones and inside jokes that feel so specific to these times that not referencing them on Halloween would be a true disservice.