The color pink naturally lends itself to bold, eye-catching Halloween costumes. The shade has been trending all year, thanks in no small part to Valentino’s fall 2022 collection, which centered on a single hue: fuchsia (rebranded as Valentino Pink PP by creative director Pierpaolo Piccioli). From Lizzo to Dua Lipa, a notable number of celebrities have embraced the “Barbiecore”-inspired runway looks, heralding the color — in all its varied shades — as one with serious staying power.
Whether it’s because of the color’s brightness and vibrancy or its common association with love and self-love, a touch of pink almost always adds a positive, uplifting spin to your outfit. So for Halloween this year, why not embrace all the fun-loving, life-of-the-party pink costumes (and even decor)? Whether it be Elle Wood’s notorious pink outfits in “Legally Blonde,” a Barbie-core inspired Playboy bunny look or a simple pink Crayola crayon costume, there’s a pink costume for every personality type. The best part? Whether it’s a light pink bodysuit, blush pumps, or a fuchsia top, you likely own a few of these pieces already. Do a quick closet inventory and set aside the clothes and accessories that are on theme. If you’re in a DIY mood, pick up some pink supplies from your local store to complete your look. Forget the black and orange this Halloween and opt for pink instead — from Elle Woods to a ballerina, you’ll find a myriad of ideas ahead.
—Additional reporting by Lauren Harano and Shelcy Joseph