Get ready to dive into the exciting world of Halloween with our ultimate guide to fun and creative costume ideas. Whether you want to rock a sexy Halloween costume or master the art of Halloween makeup, we've got you covered with lots of amazing inspirations. From classic characters to unique ideas, our collection will help you stand out at any Halloween party. Let your creativity shine as we explore different costume options that will make you the star of the show. Get ready to find your perfect Halloween look that everyone will remember!

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Little Mermaid Princess Halloween Costume Ideas

If your heart has always been longing for marine adventure, then a Little Mermaid costume for Halloween is made for you. It is one of those cute Halloween costume ideas that were so coveted by most of us if not all, when we were kids. And how could it not when it usually features a scattering of sequins that mimic scales or flowy fabrics and charming accessories? If you have not closed this gestalt yet, then it is time for your dreams to come true.

You need:

  • Costume: A retro style pink gown or a sequined mermaid tail and a top made of sea shells.
  • Accessories: Tiara to pair with the dress or various accessories that would be associated with the sea, like hairpins in a shape of a starfish, earrings made of seashells, a necklace made of pearls, etc.
  • Hairstyle: A fiery red wig with long loose locks.
  • Makeup: To achieve a makeup look that would give off a marine vibe, use blue and aqua eyeshadows on your eyes and accentuate them with a black eyeliner. Apply a red gloss on your lips and emphasize your cheekbones with a highlighter.
  • Body: To finish off the look, you want to add a touch of shimmer to your skin. This can be done with the help of a glitter body gel.

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The Witcher Halloween Costumes

The Witcher is made to become a source of inspiration for Halloween costumes adults choose. There are plenty of characters that you can copy, from Yennefer of Vengerberg to Cirilla.

  • Yennefer of Vengerberg: A black gown with a purple cape, a bold makeup look and silver locks are the main attributes of Yennefer of Vengerberg.
  • Triss Merigold, the Enchantress: Triss Merigold’s outfit incorporates a red gown matching her flamboyant red hair. Take care to create a makeup look that delivers the magical essence of the character.
  • Cirilla: Cirilla’s costume is a combo of regal and warrior elements, which resonate with her lifestyle.

What is your costume for this Halloween?

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  • Something scary and ugly
  • Disney princess
  • Myphic creature or animal
  • Movie or comics character
  • Don't know yet

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What is your costume for this Halloween?

Something scary and ugly
7.41
Disney princess
14.81
Myphic creature or animal
33.33
Movie or comics character
29.63
Don't know yet
14.81
Voted : 27

Princess Rapunzel Costume

Who would mind having long and strong Rapunzel tresses? We do not know such people. Yet, if you were not blessed with a full head of very long hair by nature, then why don’t you get one of Princess Rapunzel Halloween costumes? It can be pulled off in multiple ways. The only condition is that your strands should be as long as possible.

You need:

  • Costume: You do not have to get the exact same dress as Rapunzel if you do not want to. Any long lavender or purple dress will work just fine. Alternatively, you can get away with a floor skirt and a blouse with a flower print.
  • Accessories: Headband made of flowers, a crown or tiara and a lantern (you can use a prop instead of a real one).
  • Hairstyle: Rapunzel’s hair is blonde and extremely long. In case yours is different, no worries. You just need to get a wig that has such characteristics.
  • Makeup: There is no specific recommendation for Rapunzel’s makeup. You can wear whatever you like.
  • Extras: If you manage to find a Pascal toy, which is the Princess’s pet chameleon, then you are guaranteed to get one of the best Halloween costumes.

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Fantasy Fairies Halloween Costumes

Fairy costumes for Halloween are quite popular too. They can copy famous characters, like Tinkerbell, or just random ones. Plus, there are cute and sexy Halloween costumes of fairies, as well as easy and elaborate. No matter which one you are going to choose, you are sure to look like you are from a fairy tale.

You need:

  • Costume: 1. Enchanted Forest Fairy. Floating Halloween costumes in earthy colors and flower print accompanied by leaf accessories are the best option. 2. Quirky Rainbow Fairy. Your costume may feature all colors of the rainbow and be made of sequined fabrics with sparkling details.
  • Accessories: A crown made of flowers, nylon wings and glitter body gel.
  • Makeup: For one of the trendiest Halloween costume ideas 2023, you should create an out of this world makeup look featuring pastel and delicate colors with twinkling finishes.

Princess Anastasia Halloween Costume

Princess Anastasia is known for her outstanding beauty and kind heart. But for some reason, it belongs to womens Halloween costume ideas that are often underestimated. That is why if you choose to dress like Princess Anastasia, you are sure to get one of the most unique Halloween costumes.

You need:

  • Costume: A long yellow dress accentuated with blue elements is all you need. As an alternative, you can use a puffy skirt and a top both in a yellow color as well as a blue belt.
  • Accessories: Gloves, a necklace made of pearls and a tiara, which can be replaced by a headband.
  • Hairstyle: Princess Anastasia’s hair is long and auburn. If yours is not, then we recommend getting a wig.

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Harry Potter Theme Costumes

One of the most popular franchises of all time, which is Harry Potter thank you very much, gave us plenty of Halloween costume ideas for teens and adults. You can transform into one of the main characters or dress like you are a student of the Hogwarts school.

You need:

  • Costume: A white shirt with a button front, a plaid skirt and a robe.
  • Accessories: A scarf and a tie with the symbols of the faculty, some books and a magic wand, obv.
  • Makeup: Subtle makeup look to emphasize your natural beauty.

Cinderella Adult Halloween Costumes

The story of Cinderella is loved and cherished by many girls of all ages across the globe and we cannot blame them. Who would not want to be saved by the Prince and taken to live in the palace? So, no wonder that it is one of the most popular Halloween costume ideas for women.

You need:

  • Costume: A blue dress or a top and a skirt if you cannot be bothered to get a whole dress for one night. The top may be white if you cannot find a blue one.
  • Accessories: The most recognizable Cinderella accessory is obviously glass slippers. Of course, they should not necessarily be made of glass. You can use blue or silver heels instead. Also, you will need a black choker, a pair of gloves and a tiara.
  • Hairstyle: Cinderella's hairstyle is an updo featuring subtle curly locks pulled out of the ‘do.

Jasmine Disney Princess Halloween Costume

Princess Jasmine is another beloved Disney character, which is why it is among the most popular adult Halloween costume ideas. Although the look often features a crop top and low rise pants, you can work out other options as well.

You need:

  • Costume: Blue harem pants and a crop top are a classic Jasmine costume. Yet, like with the majority of Halloween outfits, you can get away by using the things that you have in your wardrobe, such as blue leggings or pants paired with a crop top.
  • Accessories: A pair of Arabian sandals, coin shaped earrings, arm cuff bracelets, a necklace, a ribbon and a crown or tiara. All in gold, of course. Optionally, you can get a magic genie lamp.
  • Hairstyle: Jasmine’s hair is long and black, so you will either need to get a wig or hair extensions to replicate her hairstyle if your own hair is short.
  • Makeup: Arabian makeup that incorporates gold, bronzy and other warm earthy shades is what you need. Do not forget about a black winged eyeliner and some bronzer.

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Alice in Wonderland

Probably, all of us feel sometimes like a character from Alice in Wonderland. While there are many great options to choose from, Alice is still among the most commonly chosen Halloween costumes. In addition to being fun, it is quite easy to do.

You need:

  • Costume: Blue dress or skirt with a top and a white apron.
  • Accessories: Black ribbon to tie on the head.
  • Hairstyle: Alice has long blonde tresses, so you should either have the same hair or use a wig.
  • Extras: We bet the tea party from Alice in Wonderland did not leave you indifferent, so why not acknowledge it by carrying a teacup and a pocket watch with you?

Snow White Costume Ideas

We hope there is no need to tell you who is the fairest of them all, as it is pretty obvious right? If you cannot guess who we are talking about, then no more riddles. It is Snow White, or cute Halloween costumes emulating her, to be more specific.

You need:

  • Costume: In case you are aiming at perfectly matching womens Halloween costumes, then you should get a Snow White dress. If not, a yellow puffy skirt and a blue blouse are your best bet.
  • Accessories: A red headband with a bow, a tiara and an apple shaped necklace.
  • Hairstyle: Snow White has a short black bob so if you are unwilling to chop off or dye your locks for the Halloween costumes sake, just wear a wig.
  • Makeup: Make sure your skin looks impeccable. The foundation should give a porcelain effect. And do not forget about a blush and red lips.

Beautiful Elf Costume Ideas

If you are not leaning toward scary Halloween costume ideas, then we have a great alternative for you. Elves are otherworldly creatures that are usually empowered with magical skills. As such, if you want your costume to be infused with the spirit of Halloween, you can hardly think of a better option.

You need:

  • Costume: A retro dress in a lavender, white, purple or blue color.
  • Accessories: A circlet or an elven crown to represent that you are connected to the legendary creatures and the magical world. Ear cuffs, anklets and bracelets in a leaf shape, which is your tribute to the world of nature surrounding elves.
  • Makeup: Choose earthy shades to enhance your beautiful features with a captivating makeup look.

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Frozen Theme Costumes

Elsa from Frozen Halloween Costume
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Frozen is an animated film that melted our hearts. We deeply empathize with the main characters and cherish them. So, it comes as no surprise that they make up very popular adult Halloween costume ideas.

You need (Elsa’s costume):

  • Costume: A ballgown in a cool blue color, featuring snowflake elements that shine and reflect light.
  • Accessories: A pendant necklace in a shape of a snowflake or a tiara, shoes in an icy blue color with a shimmering finish and a wand with a snowflake on the end.
  • Hairstyle: A long blonde braid, for which you may need a wig.

You need (Anna's costume ideas for women):

  • Costume: A royal green gown with a cape and gloves.
  • Accessories: A tiara, a pair of earrings and a necklace made of gold metal.
  • Hairstyle: Anna's hair is braided and styled in an updo.

What will you be this Halloween?

Anonymous quiz

  • A princess!
  • I choose fairy
  • Maybe, elf
  • Movie character
  • Game character

Vote to see results

What will you be this Halloween?

A princess!
6.90
I choose fairy
24.14
Maybe, elf
17.24
Movie character
41.38
Game character
10.34
Voted : 29

Fantasy Mermaids

It goes without saying that Ariel is not the only mermaid that you can draw inspiration from for your cool Halloween costumes. Mermaids are mystical creatures that have alluring beauty. It is always a good idea for Halloween to dress like a mermaid.

You need:

  • Costume: If you cannot get a mermaid tail, then a mermaid skirt is a great alternative. It is usually made of a flowy fabric with a lot of shimmering details. On top, get a seashell bustier or bralette, embellished with pearls, rhinestones and shells.
  • Accessories: Everything that you associate with the ocean and marine theme, such as a crown made of seashells, hairpins or earrings in the shape of a starfish, pearly necklaces, etc.
  • Extras: To achieve a glowing effect on your skin, apply a shimmering gel for body.

Games of Thrones Costumes

Games of Thrones is an iconic TV series that made its fans literally glued to the screen. The gripping plot and fascinating characters keep you engaged throughout the whole show and even after.

  • Daenerys Targaryen: We literally do not know anyone who would not want to turn into the Mother of Dragons at least for one day. If you are anything like us, then we suggest you choose it as your costume for Halloween. You will need a dress made of flowy fabrics, a braided hairstyle and accessories involving dragons.
  • Cersei Lannister: Cersei Lannister is powerful and classy, so to recreate the look, you need a sophisticated embroidered dress and royal accessories.
  • Sansa Stark: Graceful and elegant, Sansa Stark is another beloved character that you may want to emulate for Halloween. To do it, arm yourself with a gorgeous ball dress featuring intricate details and complete the look with an elaborate hairdo.
  • Arya Stark: Those who are not looking for easy Halloween costume ideas may want to dress as Arya Stark. You will need to get her attire of a warrior, which consists of leather pants and west, as well as a sword.

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Pokemon Cartoon Theme Halloween Costume

Something tells us that after school you rushed home not to do your homework right away, but to watch your favorite shows. And we are pretty sure the Pokemon cartoon was one of them. So, it is a surefire option to dress as your favorite character from it.

  • Pikachu: Pikachu is one of the cutest creatures ever, and so is its Halloween costume, which includes a yellow onesie (you can use a dress instead) with a tail shaped like a lightning bolt and pointed ears. Also, you may apply rosy blush onto the cheeks.
  • Eevee Evolution: For trio Halloween costume ideas, you can never go wrong with your favorite Eevee Evolution characters, namely Jolteon, Vaporeon, Espeon and Flareon. If you and your friends wear these costumes, you may collect all the candies in the area.
  • Bulbasaur: Bulbasaur’s costume is green and paired with a hat in a shape of a leaf and a bulb on the back, which signifies that you have similar to the plant qualities.

It is pretty obvious that those were not all cartoons that you can cosplay for Halloween. There are much more than those. Below, we have put together the most popular options.

  • Elasticgirl from Incredibles. For Elasticgirl’s costume, ideally, you will need the costume itself, specifically a red bodysuit with black bottoms and a gold belt. Accessorize the look with a black mask, gloves and high over the knee boots.
  • Judy Hopps from Zootopia. For this cute Halloween costume, get a police uniform and bunny ears. As simple as that. A carrot will help you to finalize the look.
  • Darla Sherman from Finding Nemo. Darla’s costume signature features are two high pigtails and braces with a wire that goes around the head. As long as you can get those, you may consider that you have pulled it off. A purple sweatshirt with the Rock ’n’ Roll Girl signature and a plastic bag filled with Nemo are a perfect accompaniment.
  • Sally from the Nightmare Before Christmas. Sally is a rag doll, so to mimic the costume, you need to put on a patchwork dress and apply makeup that will make you look like you are made of rags too.

In addition to cartoons, you may also draw inspiration for your Halloween costume from popular movies, such as the Grinch, Silent Hill, Joker and a myriad of others. While some of them do not require any special preparation, into some looks, you will need to put quite a lot of effort. Yet, it totally pays off with tons of compliments your costume is going to collect.

  • Grinch from the Grinch movie. Although the Grinch is initially a male character, you can adjust it a bit to suit your preference. The main condition is that your skin should be green, so either apply a body paint or put on a costume. Also, complement the look with the Grinch makeup and Santa’s outfit.
  • The Nurse from Silent Hills. This is one of the creepiest costumes for a Halloween party and probably one of the most complex ones. It calls for a lot of makeup work, as you need to create the effect of veins showing through the deadly skin. Yet, for face makeup, you can get away with a mask. A nurse uniform with a short nurse robe and a cap should not be overlooked too.
  • Harley Quinn from Joker. Remember those days when Harley Quinn from Joker was the most popular Halloween female costume? What a beautiful time it was. Although now it is not as popular as when the movie premiered, it is still quite fancied. So, if you decide to dress as the love of Joker's life, then you will need a white top, shorts and a baseball bat. Tie your hair into two high pigtails and dye one of them pink while the other should be blue. Choose the same color scheme for the eye makeup.
  • Jessica Rabbit from Who Framed Roger Rabbit. Jessica Rabbit is one of the sexiest popular costumes for Halloween. You need a long red form-fitting gown, long purple gloves and a fiery red wig to recreate the look. And a bold makeup look sure thing.

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If you are a gamer, say no more. There is a plethora of costume ideas that you can bring to life for Halloween. Just choose the character from your favorite video game or get inspired by others. Regardless of your choice, you will enjoy your Halloween cosplay experience.

  • Jinx from League of Legends. Jinx could be portrayed in multiple ways so it is up to you how to nail the look. Yet, do not miss the main feature, namely two long blue braids, an X on the chest and the signature canon.
  • Lady Dimitrescu from Resident Evil Village. Another scary Halloween costume idea is Lady Dimitrescu. Find a vintage dress in an off white color, pair it with black gloves and a wide brimmed hat. Apply dark, blackish makeup and style your hair into tight curls. Long sharp saber like claws are a final touch to the look.
  • Lara Croft from Tomb Raider. This must be one of the easiest costumes, as you most likely have a tank top and shorts in your wardrobe. Choose your weapon, from a crossbow to guns, and you are all set.

Hopefully, among the Halloween costume ideas that we have picked out for you, you will find the one that appeals to you most. And you are welcome to customize the costume according to your liking. After all, this is your chance to express your personality without being afraid to be judged. So, do not miss it.

FAQ: Halloween Costume Ideas

What can I wear to Halloween without a costume?

You can put on a Halloween-themed T-shirt or add accessories like spider earrings, necklace or pin. Doing your makeup more dramatic or getting Hallowing- inspired nails before will keep on the holiday spirit for longer. Let your favorite character inspire your outfit, for example, dress as Euphoria protagonists. You can rock cat ears on this day without anyone asking questions.

What can I be for Halloween with a black dress?

Black dress can be a base for your Halloween costume. You can be a vampire, witch, biker girl, 1920s girl, cat girl, Cruella De Vil, Morticia or Wednesday Addams, Minnie Mouse, panda.

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