Movie Inspired Halloween Outfits

For all the new Freshers out there, you will become familiar with “Ocean Wednesdays” here at Trent. This is where societies choose a costume theme each week and make their way to Ocean to dance the night away.

Obviously this year looks a little different to what we’re used to, so maybe you’re looking for a Halloween outfit to impress your flat mates (or anyone else in your support bubble)?

Well, here we have the top five films you can get inspiration for your future Ocean outfits from…

Scooby Doo

If you are going to Ocean with a group of five, then this is the perfect film to get the next best Ocean outfit from as you can go dressed as the Scooby Gang – be warned though, Ocean will not allow you in with the “Mystery Machine”.

Whether it is the cartoon version or the real-life remakes from 2002 and 2004, the outfits for the Scooby Gang are easy to come by and if you need any extras to finish off your look, then Luvyababes is the perfect place to shop!

Even if you cannot go as the whole gang, then any dressing as any individual from the Scooby Doo films is a must have Ocean outfit! If you are dressing as Fred though, I do not think you will be able to match up to Freddie Prinze Jr in the role….


The classic Lifeguard T-shirt will become a familiar site to you when you make your weekly trip to Ocean (not forgetting the Rugby boys in their speedos). However, it will make you wonder where have they got the inspiration for this outfit from?

Well, wonder no further as this inspiration is from the 80s classic TV show (and film remake starring Zac Efron in 2017) starring a group of very, very good-looking lifeguards that look out to keep the people of California safe. 

All you need for this outfit inspiration is a yellow T-shirt with the writing “Lifeguard” on (obviously) and a pair of red shorts. And not forgetting the whistle!


This is an Ocean outfit for all the female freshers out there (not excluding the boys). The 1995 classic Clueless sees rich high school student Cher learning to cope with growing up and the problems it brings. Even though she is the most popular girl in school, she uses this to help new girl Tai gain this popularity and, in the process, establishes her own feelings. 

This is the perfect film to get a costume idea from, especially if the theme week is school uniform! 

Whether you want to dress up in the iconic yellow plaid jacket and skirt combo – inspired by Cher – or the darker version worn by her best friend Dionne, either will make you stand out from the crowd!

There is no need to make a trip to the costume shop for this one as you can easily buy a plaid skirt and jacket of the same colour from any clothing outlet at a much cheaper price.

Superhero films (Marvel)

For any fan of Marvel – not forgetting DC Comics (the lesser of the two), when there is a Superhero week for Ocean for your society, it is finally the time when you can bring out your inner child and dress up as your favourite superhero and not be judged as many people who go to Ocean will be focused on their drink.

The Avengers is a perfect example to get inspiration for a Superhero outfit from because of all the Superhero’s on offer. If you want to go elite, then your options are obvious as they include Iron Man, Spider – Man and Thor. 

Not forgetting all our female superheroes out there as there are many you can aspire to be from Superhero films including Black Widow from the Avengers, Wonder Woman and even Supergirl!


This is a more specific film to gain inspiration from (and most likely will not focus around a certain theme week), but this doesn’t mean you can’t dress as the beloved characters from this iconic film!

Ghostbusters is the 1984 classic that sees three men lose their jobs as parapsychologists, but this allows them to establish “Ghostbusters” – an organisation to fight the evil ghosts roaming around New York.

If you are looking for the perfect costume for a Halloween night out to Ocean, then this film is perfect to gain inspiration from as you will be dressing appropriate to the occasion! 

To dress up exactly like the “Ghostbusters” then a trip to the costume shop is needed as this is an outfit that cannot be made by yourself. 

So, there you have it, whenever you make your first trip to Ocean, you now have some great films to gain inspiration from (and even some great new films to watch for a night in). I would say that’s a double whammy right there!

Enjoy Ocean!

By Katie Green

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