1990s costume ideas

5 90s Costume Ideas to Relive Your Childhood

Halloween is just around the corner. And while it can be tempting to just make a last minute run to the costume store, there are a lot of cool ideas you can make on your own.

The best ideas come from reliving your childhood. There were a lot of colorful characters in film, television, and movies during the 1990s. These 90s costume ideas will make your Halloween a lot of fun.

Aladdin And Other Disney 90s Costume Ideas

Disney costumes are the pinnacle of 1990s Halloween wear. Anybody who grew up during the so-called Disney Renaissance undoubtedly had their childhood shaped by the animation studio.

On top of that, Disney costumes give you a lot of options. If your favorite movie was Aladdin, you can do something yourself with some simple sweatpants and a purple vest. You can also go with something more classic like a Minnie Mouse costume.

Either way, it’s a lot of fun to rock the Disney look this Halloween.

Edward Scissorhands

If you were a goth kid in the 80s, 90s, or early 2000s, you love the work of Tim Burton. Perhaps his most iconic film is 1990’s Edward Scissorhands. The misunderstood but gentle protagonist may be a popular costume at the store, but anybody with some makeup talent and a willingness to make the gloves can do it at home.

It is important to note that safety is an important part of 90s costume ideas. Therefore, avoid using actual sharp scissors for the gloves.

Jay and Silent Bob

Clerks is an indie film classic that has inspired movie geeks for years to come. The film developed a cult following that would not be seen again until the release of Napoleon Dynamite.

The good thing about taking costumes from flicks like this is that the characters dress like normal people (or at least normalish people.) That means a trip to the local thrift store can have you and your friend or partner rocking this look in no time.

MC Hammer

In the 1980s and 1990s, rappers had very specific gimmicks. Muscle tees, chains, and grillz all played an important role in their looks. But no fashion gimmick is more iconic than hammer pants.

Dressing like MC Hammer is a costume that bridges the gap. While adults will have fond memories of the costume, young people will recognize it as a fun and retro throwback. That makes this one worth trying on.

Steve Urkel

Urkel is one of the most iconic sitcom characters. Immortalized by the performance of Jaleel White, this costume can be a lot of fun. It’s also incredibly easy to make.

All you need is glasses, jeans, a colorful shirt, and suspenders. If you have these four things, you’re ready to dress like Urkel.

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