Here we are, the day after Halloween. A day reserved for scouring the internet in search of the night’s best costumes for those unwilling to accept that Halloween is indeed over. This Halloween carried more weight than usual, it’s the last one of the decade and next year we’ll officially be mining 2020s culture for our stylistic inspiration.
Who knows what the next decade will bring? Maybe everyone will be into Avatar again or something. It’s sort of wild to think about.
We collected pictures of all the best costumes from last night so that you don’t have to weed through the over a million #Halloween2019 posts on Instagram. We did our best to refrain from duplicate costumes — with a few exceptions — but if you’re wondering which costumes were the most popular of the night, know this: Halloween 2019 belonged to the clowns.
Whether it was Joaquin Pheonix’s Joker, Jared Leto’s Joker, Pennywise, countless Harley Quinns, or just a typical scary clown, an overwhelming amount of people took to the streets in full clown regalia. Which is an absolute nightmare if you’re someone legitimately afraid of clowns. Superheroes also accounted for a large number of costumes from last night, with Fat Thor leading the way, tying a bow on an era where comic books truly ruled our culture.
Here are all of our favorite costumes from Halloween 2019!