These Halloween Costume Ideas Are Inspired by 2000s Fashion


| LAST UPDATE 10/15/2023

By Petra Grover
Halloween 2000s Costume Idea
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While you can’t actually travel back in time to the 2000s, these Halloween costume ideas will make you feel like you’re back in the first decade of the new millennium. From group ideas inspired by the decade’s best movies to solo costumes that channel the Y2K spirit like Paris Hilton, there’s a costume for everybody on this list. All that is missing is your AIM away message and your iPod classic.

If you and your friends are looking for a group costume, there are plenty of Y2K pop culture moments to use as a reference. One iconic group to replicate is the Plastics from Mean Girls. Whether you want to dress up in all pink, like the girls do on Wednesdays, or you would rather emulate their Christmas talent show look, dressing up as Cady, Gretchen, Regina, and Karen is one great option for a girl group costume. Another idea is to dress up as The Cheetah Girls from the iconic Disney Channel movie The Cheetah Girls. Each of the four girls has a personal, distinctive style, making it a perfect group costume.

Cheetah Girls Y2K Halloween
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Don’t worry. For anyone opting for a solo costume this Halloween, there are plenty of Y2K moments to use as inspo. One low-maintenance way to dress up is as Napoleon Dynamite. The indie movie was a surprising hit, and all you need to complete the look is a curly wig, glasses, and a shirt that says, “Vote For Pedro.” If you want to really embody the decade, take hints from iconic celebs like Paris Hilton and Nicole Richie. You can go out in a mini denim skirt with Ugg boots or a Juicy Couture velour tracksuit. Other iconic characters you can embody include Gabrielle Union from Bring It On, Angelina Jolie from Tomb Raider, and Anne Hathaway from The Princess Diaries.

Do you want a couple’s costume? Don’t forget the iconic denim outfit from Britney and Justin for this upcoming Halloween. It doesn’t matter if you lived through the 2000s or not. All of these costume ideas are so fetch! Yes, we are trying to make fetch happen.

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