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Ten costumes guaranteed to turn heads this Halloween

Not sure what to dress as this year? Then let this list be your guide.

Halloween: What will you be dressing as this year?
Halloween: What will you be dressing as this year? CC

Many people spend months planning and perfecting the perfect costume for All Hallows' Eve.

Others will just throw something together at the last minute and hope for the best.

If you're the latter and still looking for inspiration, this list of most popular costumes from 2017 is here to help you out.

While hundreds of Harley Quinns and Elevens from Stranger Things took to the streets last year, Halloween 2017 has a few new contenders for the most popular costume of the year.

Wonder Woman

Wonder Woman is expected to be the most popular costume.
Wonder Woman is expected to be the most popular costume. CC

This DC heroin made a big impact on the silver screen with her debut in a self titled film this year so its no wonder she's high on the list of most popular costumes for 2017.

Pennywise/Creepy Clown

This year, expect to see a few Pennywises and the return of the killer clowns.
This year, expect to see a few Pennywises and the return of the killer clowns. CC

The remake of Stephen King's It has brought the killer clown phase back into the public.

The basic scary clown costume is easy enough to pull together.

Grab some face-paints, a wig and a balloon you're good to go.

Beauty and the Beast

Belle is joined by Cinderella and her fairy godmother.
Belle is joined by Cinderella and her fairy godmother. CC

Whether you decide to don a yellow gown and rose or suit up and improvise with a wolf mask, expect to run into several other characters from one of 2017's most profitable films.

Feeling extra creative? Why not try to dress as Lumiere or Cogsworth.

Handmaid

The characters come from a book written in 1985.
The characters come from a book written in 1985. PA

Thousands of women have already draped themselves in red cloaks and dress and white bonnets during the Women's March in January.

It's no wonder many will be dusting off their already prepared outfits from the dystopian hit for Halloween.

Game of Thrones

Grab a group of friends for this amazing dress-up opportunity.
Grab a group of friends for this amazing dress-up opportunity. CC

If you decide to go as Jon Snow or Daenerys Targaryen, these popular characters from Game of Thrones ensure you will probably find a counterpart on Halloween.

Thrones characters have been a popular option since the show made its debut in 2011.

Guardians of the Galaxy

Comic book characters will be out in force this year.
Comic book characters will be out in force this year. CC

Equipped with a Walkman tape player and a helmet, it's time to pull off your best Star-Lord.

Or if you're Hooked on a Feeling of something a bit more creative, why not attempt to pull off Groot?

Avengers

Avenger: Which is your favourite?
Avenger: Which is your favourite? CC

With a new Thor film out and Avengers: Infinity War not far behind, dressing as an Avenger has been a go to for Halloween since Iron Man came out in 2008.

Now there is a whole host of characters to choose from - unless you're female. Then you have two options - Black Widow and Scarlet Witch.

Stranger Things

This Joyce Byers outfit is sure to attract attention.
This Joyce Byers outfit is sure to attract attention. CC

When Eleven and the gang rolled out on to Netflix last year, it was no surprise pink dresses and boxes of waffles were high on the list of easy costumes.

With a new trailer showing a darker season two, it is expected that this small-town sci-fi show will feature quite heavily on Halloween.

Riverdale

Josie, Jughead, Betty, and Veronica.
Josie, Jughead, Betty, and Veronica. CC

The teens of Riverdale made a big impact last year when Netflix took over distribution of the teen drama.

Whether you're more of a Betty or a Veronica, a river vixen cheerleader costume will make finding your Archie easy.

Buffy the Vampire Slayer

This is a great throwback group costume.
This is a great throwback group costume. CC

While the standard vampire costume is an easy one to pull off, the 20th anniversary of this cult show is a good chance to get a bit more creative.

If you want to dress up as one of the Scooby Gang or find a leather trench coat, bleach your hair blond and adopt a terrible English accent, it's a nice way to pay tribute to the Joss Whedon classic.

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