These 30 Halloween costume ideas for women are fun, unique, and creative: French kiss, email, little white lie, letter to Santa, kissing booth, and more…
A reader sent me hundreds of women’s Halloween costume ideas — you’d need a hundred years to wear them all. Thank you, Xerlan!
Before the tips, a quip from Bella Swan in New Moon (The Twilight Saga):
“More than anything, I wanted to be fierce and deadly, someone no one would dare mess with. Someone who would scare Sam Uley silly. I wanted to be a vampire.”
If you’re looking for scary vampire ideas, read 7 Tips for Twilight Costumes and Parties.
If you want to dig deep into store-bought Twilight costume ideas, check out the Womens Twilight Vampire Adult Halloween Costume on Amazon. Browsing Halloween accessories is a great way to figure out what to make at home!
Women’s Halloween Costume Ideas
If you want to get really creative, host a Halloween Costume Exchange Party in preparation for creating the most unique costume without spending a lot of money. This is one of my all-time favorite Halloween articles.
eMail or E-Male: Dress up like a man (wear a man’s suit, perhaps) and tape an “E” onto your chest. You can be email or E-male - this easy homemade Halloween costume for women is comfortable, as well as a great conversation starter!
Gypsy Fortune Teller: This would be my favourite Halloween costume – go to the thrift store, and buy clothes and accessories that make you look like a gypsy. Add the fortune teller aspect by pinning fortune cookies all over your gypsy attire.
Family Tree: Wear brown stockings or tights with brown or green sweatshirt. Write the names of all your ancestors with a gold paint pen in large letters all over your body, which is supposed to look like a tree. You could add a bird’s nest to your head, or a wreath of leaves and twigs.
Fireworks: Dress a black body suit. Get clothing paint in bright neon colours, and splatter colorful designs on all over your body (I guess you should paint your clothes before putting them on!). Pull your hair up in a bun and insert sparkly objects. Fireworks is a creative Halloween costume idea for women!
Flasher: Wear a trench coat with flesh-coloured shorts and a t-shirt underneath. Attach two camera flashes (if you can find them – they’re not exactly easy to buy these days!) to a belt in front of your privates. When you open the trench coat, activate the flashes. (Okay, so this has to be tweaked to be a women’s Halloween costume — but it’s certainly a unique, easy costume to make at home!).
Flower Power:Wear a costume made of flowers such as roses or tulips, and attach an electrical cord somewhere behind you. Like a tail. Then, let drag it behind you. For more easy women’s Halloween costume ideas like this – the easiest costumes to make at home – read 18 Creative Halloween Costumes for Women.
Freak of Nature – or Mother Nature: I like the idea of dressing up as Mother Nature for Halloween! Put your hair up in a messy mess, and entangle leaves, vines, twigs, etc in it. You could wear a green shirt with “Freak” painted on it. Glue more leaves and twigs all over your body.
Gift: Who do you want to give yourself to this Halloween? This is a fun costume for women: wrap a cardboard box with Christmas gift wrapping paper, cut arm holes and a head hole so you can wear it. Add bows and ribbons, and a gift tag. Add a bow to the top of your head. You’re a Christmas present for Halloween!
Gold Digger: Wear a gold dress or track suit, and put gold glitter in your hair. Don’t forget the gold glitter make-up for your face, glitter in your lip gloss, and gold nail polish! Carry gold-painted rocks in a bag, and a gold shovel for digging.
Kitty Litter: Dress in black from head to toe – a body suit or track suit will work well. Draw a kitty nose and whiskers on your face, and add a headband with cat ears. Pin a kitty cat tail on your bottom. Then, add litter from the trash! Crumpled gum wrappers, cigarette butts, chocolate bar garbage, etc, all over your body.
Letter to Santa: Take an old white pillowcase or a white sheet (like you used to make ghost Halloween costumes out of). Cut out arm and head holes. Use a black felt to write Santa’s address on your chest: 1221 Candy Cane Lane, North Pole, HOHOHO.
Little Girl in PJs: This is an easy costume for women – wear your cutest pajamas, and put your hair up in pigtails or braids. Add freckles and carry a teddy bear. This is an easy costume to make at home. It’s not necessarily the most creative women’s Halloween costume, but it is cute!
This is the third in a series of articles about homemade Halloween costume ideas. If you fancy nothing here, read Going to a Costume Party? 11 Dress Up Ideas From Your Closet.