Halloween 2023: The best dressed Edinburgh students

A selection of the best and spookiest fits this Halloweekend

How many Barbie and Kens did you see on Cowgate this weekend? Halloweekend is the time to display your finest fits, and this year was no exception. Here are some of Edinburgh students’ best costumes for you to admire (or laugh at?) in your flat as you recover from your weekend bender. 

Ja’mie: Private school girl

Is that a Pollock girl I see?


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Ate and left no crumbs.

A couple of Americans (scary)

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Concrete jungle where dreams are made of kinda vibes.

The other woman

“Well, there were three of us in this marriage, so it was a bit crowded.”

This one’s for the theatre kids

You can’t stop… this costume from being iconic.

A festive skeleton

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Mariah Carey is defrosting as we speak.

A vampire slay

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Keep the garlic away (bonus points for theatricality).

A very healthy couple

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That knife is awfully close.

I think it’s the Simpsons?

It’s scary how accurate this is.

Mysterious girls

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This never fails to make me laugh.

Too many animals in one costume

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Just going to leave this one here to be honest.

Nothing to see here

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Average size, pictured to scale.

Genuine goddess

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Everything about this is stunning.

My blue haired queen

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Someone had to do Tim Burton and this did not disappoint.

I had grape expectations for this outfit…

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Waiting for that glass of wine now.

Friendship goals

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I need friends to dress up as Charlie and the Chocolate Factory with – did you end up like the grandparents hungover the following morning?

Most original costume

I did tell you Barbie and Ken dominated Edinburgh this week.

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