Creative Costume Ideas for Women

These creative costume ideas for women are super easy to make at home – most of them are are do it yourself (DIY) women’s Halloween costumes.

Creative Costume Ideas for WomenParty King’s Day Of The Dead Halloween Costume for Women celebrates Mexico’s Day of the Dead holiday. This is a creative costume idea for women because it’s a colorful and cheerful outfit, yet it’s also Halloween-y because it’s peeks at the dark side.

The Day of the Dead holiday focuses on gatherings of family and friends to pray for and remember friends and family members who have died, and help support their spiritual journey.

If you’re round as a peach and you don’t want to focus on the dark side of Halloween, read 11 Halloween Costume Ideas for Plus Size Women.

Creative Costume Ideas for Women

These creative costume ideas are Part Two of Easy Halloween Costumes for Women – Creative, Not Complicated. The first article contains the costume ideas that go from A to B. This article contains Halloween costume ideas from C to D…


This creative Halloween costume idea for women is directly from Tom Hanks’ movie. Tear off the legs of an old pair of jeans or dress pants. Wear a shirt that looks like it’s been through a plane wreck. Dirty your hair and face. Don’t forget Wilson! Get a volleyball and put a red hand print and face on it.

Cat With Litter Box

Dress up like a white or black kitty cat. Get a kitty litter box, and fill it with stuff you think you’d find in a normal cat litter box (but don’t use the real thing!). Use Tootsie Rolls for poop and oats and granola for litter – or use real kitty litter.

Cereal Killer

This is one of my favorite food costumes: pin empty cereal boxes all over your body (first, put a track suit or body suit on!). You can use harmless plastic knives to “kill” the cereal boxes (this is a spin off the serial killer idea, which may not be funny to some people. This creative costume idea for women is actually from Easy Men’s Halloween Costumes You Can Make at Home.

For a different set of creative costume ideas for women, read Literature and Book Character Costumes for Halloween.

Cheap Watch Dealer

This is a super duper easy costume idea to make at home, but it’s not all that creative. Dig out a black trench coat, dark sunglasses, and a black hat that makes you look shady. Gather 10 watches, and wear 5 on each wrist. Afix more watches on the insides of your trench – and add some different types of jewelry, too. Maybe you’ll make a few bucks!

Chick Magnet

This is one of my favourite costume ideas for women: wear a black body suit or black pants/top. Glue those Easter peeps (yellow chickadees) all over your body. This may not be the most creative Halloween costumes for women, but it’s cute!

Christmas Tree

One Halloween, I dressed up as Santa Claus. This year, you can be a Christmas tree! Wear a green sweatshirt and black or brown pants. Dig out your Christmas tree decorations, decorate yourself with ornaments.

Cleaning Secret Agent

This isn’t one of the best “creative Halloween costume ideas for women” but thought I’d include it anyway…Wear a trench coat, shades, and the ear piece from your cell phone. Attach cleaning supplies to the inside of your trench, put bottles of Windex and another cleaning spray in your belt. They’re your guns.

Can-Can Dancer

Creative Costumes for Women

Creative Costume Ideas for Women

InCharacter Costumes’ Women’s Burlesque Beauty Costume is similar to a can-can dancer. I like the burlesque costume better, especially because it’s attractive on women of all shapes and sizes.

The can-can is a high-energy and physically demanding music hall dance, traditionally performed by a chorus line of female dancers who wear costumes with long skirts, petticoats, and black stockings. The main features of the dance are the lifting and manipulation of the skirts, with high kicking and suggestive, provocative body movements.

Can you picture this creative costume? Get an old, long, frilly skirt with a top that doesn’t match from a thrift store. Attach empty soup or tuna cans underneath your skirt. When you dance or walk, everyone will see your can-cans!

Caesar Salad – No Dressing

Find a toga (or fashion one out of a white sheet) and wear a laurel wreath on your head. Get a head of romaine lettuce, and glue leaves all over the toga. This creative costume is especially effective if you’re going to a potluck on October 31 — you can take Caesar salad!

Speaking of food and potlucks – if Thanksgiving is one of your favorite holidays, read Turkey Costume Ideas and Tips for Thanksgiving.

Devil With a Blue Dress On

Just like the song – wear a pretty blue dress. Spice it up with a devil’s horns, tail, and pitch fork. This creative Halloween costume idea for women represents reality for most of us :-)

Diaper Genie

Find a genie costume at a thrift store, or make one out of your most colourful flowing clothes. Don’t forget the turban, belt, slippers/sandals, and bells around your ankles that jingle when you walk. Here’s part two of this creative costume: use pins to fix infant baby diapers all over your genie costume. Diaper Genie!


Buy some metallic wire garland with little gold and silver stars all over it, and circle a few loops of it around your head. Add a few small white dove birds.

Dust Bunny

Do you have a bunny Halloween costume lying around? Throw it on, and grab your feather duster. You’re a walking, talking dust bunny.

For more creative Halloween costume ideas for women, read Going to a Costume Party? 11 Creative Costume Ideas From Your Closet.

“From ghoulies and ghosties and long leggety beasties and things that go bump in the night, Good Lord, deliver us!” ~ Scottish saying.

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4 Responses

  1. Laurie Pawlik-Kienlen says:

    I’m glad you liked these creative costume ideas for women – and I welcome your tips and suggestions! It’s never too early to start planning for October 31…

  2. Laurie says:

    Thanks for your comment, Jennifer, I’m glad you like these creative Halloween costume ideas!

    Here’s D onwards:

    And it links to even more costume ideas.

    Happy Halloween!


  3. jennifer says:

    Oooh, these are RIGHT up my alley, thank you!! I have been the cat’s pajamas in years past. One of my own several-award-winner’s was tooth fairy, two ways, once all in white, the other all in black, with a wrench around my neck on a wide satin ribbon, quarters taped all over my body, and the hardest part: a head-dress of a stiff hairband, with pretty long wires attached going up (as tall as you are able) and arcing, attaching about 8″ tall white cardboard teeth to so they are hanging over your head and outward. Several awards, like your Carrie costume which sounds awesome!

    What I am wondering is if your creative costume list continues somewhere? Clicking on the link at the bottom of this page, “For more creative Halloween costume ideas for women, read Going to a Costume Party? 11 Creative Costume Ideas From Your Closet.” I don’t see the E-through-Z ideas, but A-through-D here are so great, thank you again!

    If you have D-through-Z anywhere, let me know? Thank you!! :)

  4. Laurie Pawlik-Kienlen says:

    I can’t wait until Halloween! Spring is barely here, and I’m already anticipating the fall…and not necessarily because I love creating Halloween costumes. Fall has always been my favorite season :-)

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