44 Nostalgic Costumes To Turn Halloween Into Flashback Friday

Finding the perfect Halloween costume can be tricky, but sometimes it's easiest to look to the past.

Halloween just so happens to fall on #FlashbackFriday this year, so going with a costume that evokes memories of growing up in the '80s and '90s makes perfect sense.

We updated our post from last year to bring you even more awesome costumes that are full of nostalgia for a simpler time -- one full of Ghostbusters, "Reading Rainbow" and '90s Nickelodeon cartoons, that is.

  • 1 Heffer Wolfe from "Rocko's Modern Life"
    The only chance for you to break out those purple suspenders.
  • 2 The Magic School Bus
    Ms. Frizzle would be proud.
  • 3 Carmen Sandiego
    Found her.
  • 4 Launchpad McQuack from "Duck Tales"
    "Life is like a hurricane, here in Duckburg, Race cars, lasers, aeroplanes -- it's a duck-blur!"
  • 5 Oblina and Krumm from "Aaahh!!! Real Monsters"
    When you have to carry your eyeballs around, too, that's just a lot to keep track of.
  • 6 "Dumb & Dumber"
    It's a Halloween parent tradition: forcing your sense of humor onto your children. One hundred percent more adorable if you're also adorable little kids in an adorable little wagon.
  • 7 "Reading Rainbow"
    It's coming back maybe!
  • 8 Gadget from "Chip 'n Dale Rescue Rangers"
    Ch-ch-ch-Chip 'n Dale Rescue Rangers!
  • 9 Darkwing Duck
    Let's. Get. Dangerous.
  • 10 Steve Urkel
    He DID do that.
  • 11 Gem and Cheetara from "Thundercats"
    Now that would be an interesting music supergroup.
  • 12 Elaine Benes from "Seinfeld"
    Get OUT!
  • 13 Mary Poppins
    Warning: Umbrellas not for flight.
  • 14 Beaker from "The Muppet Show"
  • 15 Ash and Pikachu from "Pokemon"
    You'll get some many looks, you won't catch 'em all.
  • 16 Captain Planet and the Planeteers
    "Captian Planet, he's our hero, gonna take his friendships down to zero!"
  • 17 "Double Dare" contestants
    Pickup line of the night: "Do you want to take the physical challenge?"
  • 18 Ace Ventura: Pet Detective
    Also a great excuse to wear a tutu in public.
  • 19 Buzz Lightyear (as Mrs. Nesbitt)
    Major props for the specificity of this one.
  • 20 Cher and Dionne from "Clueless"
    As if!
  • 21 Daria and Jane from "Daria"
    They really nailed the misanthropic facial expressions.
  • 22 Derek Zoolander
    Blue Steel IRL.
  • 23 ... And Mugatu
    "They're breakdance fighting!"
  • 24 David Bowie in "Labyrinth"
    Jareth the Goblin King has never been so adorable.
  • 25 Bill Lumbergh From "Office Space"
    Yeaaaahhh ...
  • 26 Vincent Vega and Mia Wallace from "Pulp Fiction"
    Pre-Mia's heroin overdose, obvi.
  • 27 Stick Stickly
    Don't act like you don't remember his address.
  • 28 Jay and Silent Bob
    Let's hope they don't have to stand in front of that liquor store all night.
  • 29 Drew Carey and Mimi
    Nailed it.
  • 30 Little Pete from "The Adventures of Pete and Pete"
    Giner? Check. Hat? Check. Petunia? Check.
  • 31 Nickelodeon "GUTS" contestant
    You know you wanted a piece of that Crag.
  • 32 "Legends of the Hidden Temple" contestants
    Purple Parrots vs. Orange Iguanas FTW!
  • 33 Dr. Evil and Mini-Me from "Austin Powers"
    You don't have to go with the most obvious "Austin Powers" costume.
  • 34 Quailman from "Doug"
    You have to be comfortable with wearing your underwear on the outside to be Doug's alter-ego.
  • 35 Helga from "Hey Arnold!"
    Bonus points for the exquisite unibrow.
  • 36 "Back to the Future" ensemble
    The clock tower is an awesome touch.
  • 37 Shari Lewis from "Lamb Chop's Play-Along"
    Finding a Lamp Chop puppet is easy, but she really pulls off Shari Lewis.
  • 38 Alice and "The Brady Bunch"
    Now that's clever.
  • 39 Wayne and Garth from "Wayne's World"
    Party on.
  • 40 Mario Kart
    The classic video game makes an awesome group costume.
  • 41 The witches of "Hocus Pocus"
    These ladies nailed it.
  • 42 Wilson from "Home Improvement"
  • 43 "Ghostbusters"
    "And where do you put these ghosts, once you catch them?"