Barbie is having a moment. Even though the iconic doll has been around since the 50s, there’s more interest than ever in Barbara Millicent Roberts (that’s her full name!) thanks to the new Barbie film featuring Margot Robbie and Ryan Gosling. Filled with incredible clothes for every scenario, there’s no doubt that there will be tons of Barbies walking around once Halloween comes around this year. But don’t worry about everyone dressing the same — the Barbie looks are essentially endless, and dressing up as a Barbie is truly what you make it.
Whether you opt for Malibu Barbie, cowgirl Barbie, workout Barbie or the ever timeless vintage Barbie you can’t really make a wrong choice. You can even get away with a pretty adorable couples costume by DIYing your version of Ken and Barbie, or get all your friends together for a group getup that’s a full Barbie takeover.
Check out the best Barbie Halloween costume ideas for this year to really bring everyone’s favorite doll to life.
Vintage Barbie Halloween Costume
I mean, Beyoncé as Barbie? Does it get more iconic? To recreate this vintage look, you’ll need her chevron striped swimsuit. If you really want to take things to the next level, pair it with a bouffant wig (or put yours in a high pony like Bey did), cat-eye sunglasses and high heels.
Cowgirl Barbie Halloween Costume
Giddy up for a rootin’ tootin’ good time with Cowgirl Barbie. The one featured here is a lighter-pink version, but we pulled brighter, hot pink clothes to mimic the one you’ll see in the movie. Either way, you can’t go wrong.
Malibu Barbie Halloween Costume
After vintage Barbie, the Malibu doll is the most well-known. There are a few ways to go about this… you can recreate the original look seen here for an epic trio costume, or go with the 90s version, which was actually called the Glitter Hair Barbie. We decided to go with the former and opted for a romper instead of a bathing suit for more coverage from the cold October air! Oh, and you can buy the vintage Malibu Barbies here.
Barbie and Ken Halloween Costume
Ken is always by Barbie’s side. To pull off this couples look, coordination is key. Luckily, your guy shouldn’t mind too much since he really just needs to wear a pink suit. You can match in literally any pink dress you have, but a gingham one will match the movie!
80s Roller Skate Barbie Halloween Costume
Barbie is all about having fun. And if rolling around in a 80s workout outfit doesn’t sound like fun to you, we don’t know what will. Do note: Neon colors are required to complete this look, no ifs, ands or butts about it.
Cameron (she/her) is a staff writer for Good Housekeeping, where she covers everything from holidays to food. She is a graduate of Syracuse University, where she received a B.A. in magazine journalism. In her spare-time she can be found scrolling TikTok for the latest cleaning hacks and restaurant openings, binge-watching seasons of Project Runway or online shopping.