Jun 202010
 
womens halloween costume ideas

Catrinas, one of the most popular figures of the Day of the Dead celebrations at Mexico. Image from Wikipedia

These Halloween costume ideas for women are fun, unique, and creative. Dress up as a French kiss, email, little white lie, letter to Santa, or a kissing booth!

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 inbox 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. Carry a deck of Tarot cards.

Family Tree: Dress up like a tree, in brown tights and a brown t-shirt. Write the names of all your ancestors with a gold paint pen in large letters all over the tights and t-shirt. If you want the full tree effect, add a bird’s nest to your head, or a wreath of leaves and twigs.

Fireworks: Find a black body suit, and paint all over it in bright neon colours (clothing paint). Splatter colorful designs all over — make sure you paint your clothes BEFORE putting them on. If you have long hair, pull it all up in a pony tail and add sparkly barretts. Being splashy fireworks is definitely a creative Halloween costume idea for women.

Flasher: Wear a trench coat with flesh-coloured tights and a beige 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 private parts. 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: Find a costume made of roses or tulips, and attach an electrical cord somewhere behind you. Think of it being a tail (the source of the electricity on your flower power!). Let drag it behind you – but don’t make it too long, or people will step on it.

For more easy women’s Halloween costume ideas like this – the easiest costumes to make at home – read 18 Creative Halloween Costumes for Women.

Mother Nature: I love 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. If you’re married or in a relationship, make your partner a miner.

Kitty Litter: Dress in black from head to toe, such as in a body r track suit. Draw a kitty nose and whiskers on your face, and add a headband with cat ears. Pin a kitty cat tail to your bummy. Then, add litter such as gum wrappers, cigarette butts, chocolate bar garbage, etc, all over your body. Don’t forget the coffee cups – they work great as litter.

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.

  7 Responses to “Creative Halloween Costume Ideas for Women”

  1. Thanks for your comment, Shannon — good luck finding a Halloween costume!

  2. I’m planning my Halloween costume early this year, because I waited until the last minute last Halloween. Thanks for these ideas!!

  3. GREAT IDEAS…thanks so much. Many very creative and funny Halloween costumes for women.

  4. Thanks for your comments! I think making a costume at home is better than spending big bucks on a costume that anyone can buy.

  5. Great information here! You have done an excellent job of providing loads of costume ideas for many people for halloween. You have really given me some great ideas on what to dress my son up at this Halloween. Thanks

  6. Some vampire costume ideas, for Halloween or a party – for men and women – at vampire-fancydress.co.uk

  7. What a fun list of costume ideas!
    And, why not pull that costume together now so you have it in October?!

    :)

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