Whether you’re headed to your friend’s Halloween party, gearing up for some trick-or-treating adventures, or planning a cozy night watching some spooky movies on October 31st, one thing’s certain – you need a Halloween costume. And, where better to find inspiration for outfits than K-Pop? To get you ready for Halloween, we’ve lined up four iconic K-pop music videos to inspire your Halloween costume. Whether you’re aiming for a spine-chilling bold look or something more light-hearted and fun, we’ve got you covered.
‘Feel My Rhythm’ by Red Velvet
We couldn’t write about K-pop-inspired Halloween outfits without referencing Red Velvet’s ‘Feel My Rhythm’ music video. This music video has everything you could possibly need to create your Halloween OOTD. Taking direct inspiration from Seulgi’s outfit, mixing black clothes with metallic jewelry and sharp crowns is one option for this year’s outfit. It will give you that edgy energy with an aura of power. This look is perfect for a Halloween costume to project that enigmatic, darker vibe.
Or, if you want a more toned-back yet powerful outfit, look at the girl’s outfits in the opening scene. The contrast of the leather corsets layered over a white dress paired with black combat boots would be iconic for any Halloween costume and easy to re-create.
‘Boy With Luv’ by BTS
Who says Halloween outfits have to be all about spooky vibes? 2023 has been all about the color pink. With the release of the Barbie movie, we’re predicting a wave of people sporting various shades of pink for Halloween. And BTS was ahead of the trend (honestly, when are they not?)
We’re taking inspiration from the iconic ‘Boy With Luv’ music video. In this video, the boys dive into their best pink wardrobe, inspiring us to do the same. The number one rule is that everything must be pink! From caps to socks, make sure to mix those shades of pink too. To truly make your outfit stand out, we’d recommend playing with different textures. Consider layering a velvet pink jacket for that extra interest.
‘Unforgiven’ by LE SSERAFIM
Recently, the K-Pop world has been loving the Wild West vibe. Who can resist a cowboy-inspired outfit? With the latest addition by the LE SSERAFIM girls, naturally, we’re seizing this as the opportunity to create a cowboy-inspired Halloween costume. Similar to the outfits worn in the ‘Unforgiven’ music video, you’ll need some cowboy boots, lots of tassels, and a classic cowboy hat. To truly make this costume idea inspired by LE SSERAFIM, ditch the typical tan jeans and wear more intense leather black bottoms instead.
‘Wonderland’ by Ateez
We can’t skip Ateez, the kings of jaw-dropping costumes. Ateez use fashion to help create an immersive performance. Their iconic ‘Wonderland’ music video is perfect for inspiration for this year’s Halloween outfit.
In this video, the boys rock military uniforms. This outfit has already proven popular and recreated by Atiny across their world tours, so it’s only natural we take inspiration from it for Halloween because it serves as the ideal foundation for any impressive look. Similar to their own Halloween stage of ‘Wonderland,’ pair your best Ateez-inspired fit with heavy makeup and bold jewelry to truly create a shocking and captivating costume.
When looking for outfit inspiration, KPOP music videos are truly the best to turn to. There are so many iconic videos full of iconic fits to choose from. We might need to do multiple outfit changes across the night!
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