If you have a costume party coming up and want to pay homage to an iconic film, you’ll want to consider wearing these ten best movie character costumes. From pirates to weathermen, the movie characters listed below are sure to make you the life of the party. 

  1. Jack Sparrow. Dress up as the Johnny Depp character from “Pirates of the Caribbean.” Find a pirate costume, a dark colored wig, and don’t forget the heavy eye-liner. Best of all, you’ll need to carry around a handle of rum, since Jack is a fan of hard alcohol.

  2. Batman and Joker. If you and your friend need to find the perfect movie character costumes for a party, dress as these famous foes from “The Dark Knight.” You’ll want to find a good costume and mask for Batman, while you’ll need a purple and green suit and some white face paint for Joker.

  3. "Iron Man." If you want to dress up as the latest cool super hero, get yourself an "Iron Man" costume. The costume might be a bit pricey, but you’ll have the most elaborate movie character costume at the party.

  4. Ron Burgundy. Dress up as Will Ferrell’s misogynistic but lovable character in the movie, “Anchorman.” The most important part of the movie character costume is having a thick mustache. You’ll also need a magenta or brown colored suit with flared bell bottoms, since you’re dressing as a 1970’s ladies man. Make sure to carry a glass of Scotch and shamelessly flirt with every girl at the party.

  5. Cast of "Star Wars/" For the most classic movie character costume, dress as your favorite villain or hero in “Star Wars.” You can be Darth Vader or Anakin Skywalker. This is also a great group idea for a Halloween or costume party, especially if you have a girl willing to dress as Princess Leia

  6. Edward Scissorhands. If you want a more wacky and original costume, dress up as this famous movie character from Tim Burton’s “Edward Scissorhands.” Paint your face pale white and gel out your hair. You can find his famous gloved hands at most costume stores.

  7. The Dude. Dress up as The Dude from “The Big Lebowski” if you want one of the coolest movie character costumes. The outfit is both simple and comfortable. Pair an old shirt with an Aztec designed sweater, pajama bottoms, sunglasses, and unruly hair. Make sure to have a White Russian in hand for the party.

  8. Tony Montana. Attend a party as the famous Cuban mobster of the classic “Scarface” film. To look like Al Pacino’s movie character, buy an all-white suit, use some makeup to draw a scar over your face, and buy a fake machine gun from a prop store.

  9. Tyler Durden. If you want to take on Brad Pitt’s iconic role as Tyler Durden in “Fight Club,” first you’ll want to hit the gym. To dress up as the movie character, pair a red leather jacket and navy blue Dickies pants. Spike your hair and make sure to give yourself a black eye and some bruises with makeup. 

  10. Bill and Ted. If you and your best friend need a costume idea, look no further than the crazy 1980’s time travelers from “Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure.” The costume will work best if one of you is dark-haired and the other blond. Dress up in neon 1980’s clothes, wear a baseball hat backwards, and don cheesy vests. Don’t forget to tie your jackets around your waists and yell out phrases like “Bogus!” and “Righteous!” to each other.