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Halloween costumes for adults

Stay on trend with this year's best adult costumes for Halloween. These picks draw inspiration from movies, television shows, comic books and other pop culture. From "Bob's Burgers" to "Marvel," here are some of this year's top costume picks.

Marvel: Dora Milaje fighter

Usually found fighting alongside Black Panther, the Dora
Photo Credit: Spirit Halloween

Usually found fighting alongside Black Panther, the Dora Milaje are female warriors from the Marvel Universe, sworn protectors of Wakanda who tend to make mincemeat out of their foes. Appearing in both "Black Panther" and "Avengers: Infinity War" films, this character is definitely on the hot costume list. ($59.99 at spirithalloween.com)

"Nightmare Before Christmas:" Oogie Boogie

In the film
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In the film "Nightmare Before Christmas," Oogie Boogie is filled with creepy crawlies -- in this costume version, a fan keeps things puffy without the use of bugs. ($69.99 at spirithalloween.com)

Incredibles 2: Elastigirl

The sequel to
Photo Credit: Spirit Halloween

The sequel to "The Incredibles" has brought the Pixar super-family back towards the top of what's in store this year for Halloween costumes. This Elastigirl outfit is the stretchy mom's newer, sleek crime-fighting outfit. ($49.99 at spirithalloween.com)

Fortnite Skull Trooper

Part of the
Photo Credit: Spirit Halloween

Part of the "Fortnitemares" update, this Fortnite costume is incredibly well-suited for Halloween, even for people not acquainted with the online video game. ($59.99 at spirithalloween.com)

Midnight Raven

This costume comes with dark wings and a
Photo Credit: Spirit Halloween

This costume comes with dark wings and a lot of gothic fashion energy. ($179.99 at spirithalloween.com)

"Jurassic World:" inflatable T-Rex costume

Tall and fanged, this inflatable T-Rex costume is
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Tall and fanged, this inflatable T-Rex costume is based on the "Jurassic World" film series. It works for both guys and gals -- anybody who'd like to play king (or queen) of the dinosaurs for Halloween. ($48.99 at target.com)

Peanuts: Charlie Brown

The Peanuts gang is totally cool -- especially
Photo Credit: Spirit Halloween

The Peanuts gang is totally cool -- especially uncool Charlie Brown. Go trick-or-treating or to your party dressed as the ultimate lovable "can't catch a break" kid. ($59.99 at spirithalloween.com)

"Bob's Burgers:" Tina and Louise

The Belcher sisters are two of the funniest
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The Belcher sisters are two of the funniest people on the hit cartoon "Bob's Burgers": Big sister Tina (costume $29.99) is often crushing on boys in her own way, while bunny-eared baby sister Louise ($26.99) is all about mayhem. (partycity.com)

Peanuts: Lucy van Pelt

The sassy sister of Linus, Lucy van Pelt
Photo Credit: Spirit Halloween

The sassy sister of Linus, Lucy van Pelt is also known for yanking the football from Charlie Brown, a dislike of dog germs and her psychiatric help stand -- an image of which appears on this costume. ($59.99 at spirithalloween.com)

"Avengers: Infinity War:" Iron Man's Hulk-Buster armor

The
Photo Credit: Spirit Halloween

The "Hulk Buster" is an oversized suit of super-armor designed to fight the meanest, greenest muscular guy in the Marvel Comics Universe. ($69.99 at spirithalloween.com)

Fortnite: Brite Bomber

If you're a Fortnite fan but not sure
Photo Credit: Spirit Halloween

If you're a Fortnite fan but not sure what this outfit is, you need to visit the Sunshine and Rainbows set to get hold of it. The Halloween costume version, on the other hand, is easy to buy -- and will make a hip, colorful splash. ($59.99 at spirithalloween.com)

"Rick and Morty:" Pickle Rick

Perhaps a bit obscure for those who don't
Photo Credit: Spirit Halloween

Perhaps a bit obscure for those who don't watch Adult Swim, this outfit is inspired by one of the most popular "Rick and Morty" episodes, during which Rick turns himself into a briny cucumber warrior. ($34.99 at spirithalloween.com)

Aaahh!!! Real Monsters: Oblina

This throwback costume is inspired by Oblina, a
Photo Credit: Spirit Halloween

This throwback costume is inspired by Oblina, a character from the 90's Nickelodeon cartoon " Aaahh!!! Real Monsters." ($59.99 at spirithalloween.com)

Marvel's Black Panther

This year Black Panther went from popular Marvel
Photo Credit: Spirit Halloween

This year Black Panther went from popular Marvel Comic character to cinematic star, as he appeared in both Marvel's "Avengers: Infinity War" and his own movie, which also happen to be two of the most successful movies of all time. ($49.99 at spirithalloween.com)

Texting "ghosted" costume

Ghosts and Halloween go hand in hand --
Photo Credit: Party City

Ghosts and Halloween go hand in hand -- but this play on texting slang is a neat twist; you can go to a costume party as somebody nobody wants to hang out with! ($24.99 at partycity.com)

Mr. Oktoberfest

Oktoberfest is a whole different kind of October
Photo Credit: Party City

Oktoberfest is a whole different kind of October party -- but with this Bavarian get-up, you're ready to party at either a German fest or a scary bash. ($39.99 at partycity.com)

Robin T-Shirt Costume

With
Photo Credit: Rubie’s Costume Co.

With "Teen Titans Go!" a sensation this year, you can gussy up as one of the young DC heroes for Halloween. For any ladies who would like to go as Batman's partner-in-crime, this Robin-inspired outfit should do the trick. ($16.79 at target.com)

Zombie Ride-On Costume

Zombies are all the rage, and with this
Photo Credit: Party City

Zombies are all the rage, and with this you can both ride and walk in dead to any spooky affair. ($49.99 at partycity.com)

Skeleton Queen

While many people will be hitting the Halloween
Photo Credit: Spirit Halloween

While many people will be hitting the Halloween scene as superheroes, video game avatars or other hip characters, this regal costume combines fashion with classic scary monster personality. ($199.99 at spirithalloween.com)

Inflatable Bull Rider costume

You'll be a one-person rodeo in this inflatable
Photo Credit: Rubie’s Costume Co.

You'll be a one-person rodeo in this inflatable outfit that makes you a buckaroo on the back of a bull who doesn't look all that happy you rode him on Halloween. ($36 at target.com)

Disney Villains: Queen Of Hearts

Inspired by Disney's take on
Photo Credit: Target.com

Inspired by Disney's take on "Alice in Wonderland," you'll be the queen of the scene--and have fun ordering "Off with their heads!" all night. ($62 at target.com)

"Incredibles 2:" Frozone

Photo Credit: Spirit Halloween

"The Incredibles" made their cinematic return this year, and among the characters, Frozone is arguably the, ahem, "coolest." ($69.99 at spirithalloween.com)

The Predator

The Predator is currently back on movie screens,
Photo Credit: Rubie’s Costume Co.

The Predator is currently back on movie screens, just in time to make for a hot Halloween costume option. ($109.99 at amazon.com)

"Overwatch:" D. Va

The crafty pilot of a fighting robotic suit,
Photo Credit: Spirit Halloween

The crafty pilot of a fighting robotic suit, D. Va is a star character from the "Overwatch" multiplayer video game. ($64.99 at spirithalloween.com)

Bob Ross painting costume

The late great Bob Ross may not be
Photo Credit: Spirit Halloween

The late great Bob Ross may not be around anymore to create his signature "happy" paintings on TV, but you can totally go as one of his masterpieces. ($29.99 at spirithalloween.com)

Women's Pikachu costume

Pokemon isn't just kids stuff anymore as millennials
Photo Credit: Rubie’s Costume Co.

Pokemon isn't just kids stuff anymore as millennials have grown up with the creatures--so go to your holiday costume bash dressed as the most famous Pokemon species of all. ($40.99 at buycostumes.com)

"Cheese and Crackers" couples costumes

Sure the lady-side of this couples costume is
Photo Credit: Party City

Sure the lady-side of this couples costume is "cheesy," but it makes her a perfect pairing for a man who accompanies her in Saltine-like style. ($39.99 at partycity.com)

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