9 Halloween costumes that are perfect to wear in the rain

Oct 16 2019, 10:05 pm

Still trying to decide on the perfect Halloween costume? Or, perhaps, you need to think of a backup — just in case the first idea gets ruined due to poor weather.

If so, never fear, as we’ve compiled a list of Halloween costumes that are perfect for a rainy (or snowy) October night.

From iconic movie characters to the latest video game avatars, here are nine Halloween costumes that are perfect for keeping you dry and well-dressed.

And don’t feel bad for bringing along an umbrella, it’s all part of the costume.

Jiminy Cricket


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Pinocchio should’ve listened to you, Jiminy, and why not, when you’re dressed this sharply? Channel your inner gentleperson with this ensemble and gather some khaki pants, a white button-up shirt (with the collar popped up), a long black blazer, and a blue top hat.

Top it off with an umbrella (the most important piece) and you’re all set.

Paddington Bear


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Paddington Bear is always ready for poor weather, and with his costume, you can be too. A long blue coat, a red rain hat, and red rain boots are essential for this outfit.

For extra points, find a brown suitcase and attach a note to your jacket, saying “Please look after this bear. Thank you.”

Willy Wonka


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What better way is there to celebrate Halloween than by dressing up like the king of candy himself?

The outfit requires a knee-length purple or burgundy blazer on top of a white button-up and brown khakis, paired with a brown or black top hat. The majority of the movie often shows Willy Wonka with a walking stick, which can easily be subbed with — you guessed it — an umbrella.

A Jellyfish


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In the case of Halloween showers, what better costume is there than one that takes you underwater? A jellyfish costume can be simple, or glamorous (see above), it all depends on how much effort you put into it.

Start with an umbrella of any colour and add matching streamers to each point. If you’re looking to jazz it up, consider using a transparent colour and string lights, paired with an outfit to match.

Christopher Robin


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There are two ways to dress as Christopher Robin this Halloween, both equally simple. The first option, based on the recently-released Disney movie, includes a long blue trench coat and fedora overtop of a two-piece suit.

The second option, following the route of the original cartoon, calls for a yellow raincoat and rain hat, black boots, and both outfits can be capped off with an umbrella. Extra points if you bring along Pooh Bear or a red balloon.

Mary Poppins


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Channel your inner nanny with this little-to-no-effort costume. Variations of the costume include a royal blue blazer and skirt, although the same look can be attained with a black skirt, a white button-up, a red bow tie, and a black umbrella.

The Penguin (Batman)


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Known as one of Batman’s most formidable enemies (second to the Joker, of course), The Penguin ensemble can be done with a monocle, top hat, tuxedo, and an umbrella. For bonus points, stuff your belly with a pillow or extra bed sheets, The Penguin is notorious for having a generous beer belly.

Princess Peach


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Rule the Mushroom Kingdom and find your Super Mario, all while staying dry. A long pink dress (the fluffier the better), long white gloves, and a crown are the essentials of this outfit.

To top it off, dust off your largest pink or yellow umbrella — just don’t get kidnapped by Bowser!

A Fortnite avatar


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Like the video game, there are a number of ways to dress up your character, whether it’s the use of camouflage colours and cargo pants, a skeleton outfit, or a dinosaur onesie (seriously, these are all real costumes in the game). Top it off with your glider, aka your umbrella, and you’ll be the talk of the town — or at least, the talk amongst 12-year-old gamers.

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