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What are some good Halloween costume ideas?

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August 28, 2013 6:17PM

Here are some great costume ideas from Answers.com contributors.

Traditional Halloween Costume Ideas:

  • Angel
  • Devil
  • Fairy
  • Ladybug
  • Pirate
  • Witch
  • Ghost/Ghoul
  • Spider
  • Mummy
  • Werewolf
  • Zombie
  • Robber/Bandit/Outlaw
  • Black Cat
  • Goblin or Gnome
  • Scarecrow
  • Bat
  • Robot
  • Clown
  • Fairytale Characters, e.g Red Riding Hood, Goldilocks, etc
  • Superheroes
  • Cartoon Characters
  • Skeleton
  • Vampire
  • Flowers
  • Bugs (bees, fireflies, lady bugs etc.)
  • Pumpkin
  • Puppy
  • Rabbit
  • 1/2 Devil 1/2 Angel
  • Wizard
  • Mouse
  • Hippie
  • Hobo
  • Sports Player
  • Sumo Wrestler
  • Go-Go Girl
  • Diner Girl
  • Joker
  • Baby
  • Nerd
  • Ninja
  • Nurse
  • Rocker
  • Fairy
  • Prince/Princess
  • Superheroes
  • Cat
  • Cartoon Characters (Ex: Spongebob, Buzz Lightyear)
  • Harry Potter Character
  • Clown
  • Bag of Jelly beans (use the plastic bag from the dry cleaners, fill with blown up balloons
  • Pippi Longstocking
  • Devil
  • Ghost
  • Skeleton
  • Mummy
  • Grim Reaper

Contemporary Ideas, based on movies and current themes:

  • Harry Potter Characters
  • Characters from Narnia, e.g. Tumnus, a centaur
  • Star Wars Characters
  • Spiderman, Superman, Batman, Phantom, Wonder Woman and other Super-heroes
  • Lady Gaga
  • Spiderman
  • Hannah Montana
  • Justin Bieber
  • Cheerleaders
  • SpongeBob Squarepants
  • Patrick Starr
  • Politicians and Presidents
  • Mickey Mouse Crew
  • Bugs Bunny and Looney Tunes Crew
  • Michael Jackson
  • Jonas Brothers
  • Backstreet Boys
  • N*Sync
  • Spice Girls
  • Twilight saga characters
  • Jason from Halloween

Current Event costumes:

  • Charlie Sheen
  • President Obama
  • Steve Jobs
  • Lady Gaga
  • Justin Bieber
  • Lindsay Lohan in Jail
  • Glee

Classic Ideas that are seen less often:

  • Tweedledee and Tweedledum from Alice in Wonderland
  • Queen of Hearts, Cheshire Cat, White Rabbit
  • Monkey
  • Police Officer
  • A Book (all you need is some large, stiff cardboard)
  • Foods, e.g. hotdog, hamburger, mustard bottle, bananas
  • Candy e.g. lollipops and chocolate bars
  • Joan of Arc
  • Queen Elizabeth
  • Tarzan and Jane
  • Flowers: long tutus and floral headpieces
  • Rag doll
  • Marionette
  • Cowgirl
  • Cowboy
  • Marie Antoinette
  • Renaissance Lady/ Man
  • Where's Waldo?/ Walda
  • Ancient Greek
  • Nobility/Peasant
  • Greek/Roman God

Group Ideas:

  • The Brady Bunch
  • Current popular bands, or even older well-known bands, e.g. ABBA, Beatles, Spice Girls
  • Hairspray
  • Packs of crayons or pencils - each group member a different colour
  • The Flintstones - Betty, Wilma, Fred, Barney, Pebbles, Bam Bam, Dino, etc.
  • Pink ladies/Greasers from Grease
  • Alvin and the Chipmunks
  • Elements: Earth, Fire, Water, Air
  • Characters from the Wizard of Oz
  • Characters from Charlie Brown
  • Elements: Earth, fire, water air
  • Super Hero groups
  • Care Bears
  • Greek Gods
  • Royalty
  • King Henry and all his wives
  • The Cat and the Hat, Thing 1 and Thing 2 from Dr Seuss
  • Mustard and Ketchup bottles, and other seasonings and spices
  • Pac Man & Ghosts
  • Teletubbies
  • M&Ms
  • The Incredibles
  • The Beatles
  • Pac Man & Ghosts
  • Teletubbies
  • Care bears
  • Box of crayons
  • The Flintstones
  • Cops and Robbers
  • Cowboys and Indians
  • Super Mario Brothers, Princess Peach, Toad, Bowser
  • The cast of Glee
  • Toys

Creative Ideas from other contributors:

  • A bag of jelly beans: When you go to the dry cleaners and they put that bag over your clothes, take it off, cut slits in the desired places, and then you can take balloons and fill them up and tape them to your body. If you want you could also get a giant piece of cardboard and write down all the different flavors.
  • An iPod silhouette: Dress in all black (that means painting your face too) and (if you don't have an iPod than you can't do this) carry around your iPod.
  • A melted snowman: Drench yourself in water, then carry around a scarf, broom, etc.
  • Gum stuck on a shoe: Dress up in all pink, then tape a shoe to your head.
  • Leaf Blower: Wear a hat that has a leaf tied, taped or glued right in front of your face. Then when people ask you what you are, blow on the leaf.
  • A Spartan Cheerleader
  • A 1980s aerobics instructor
  • A YouTube video - get a big piece of cardboard that covers at least down to your hips, cut out a big square/rectangle where the video would be on YouTube.com Your face should show in this square/rectangle when you get behind the cardboard. Draw YOUTUBE! Make a place for comments and people can actually leave comments on your costume. Cut out holes for your arms or anywhere else needed.
  • Amelia Earhart - one could get props (not the wood or metal variety) from any Army-Navy store, adapt swim goggles for flight use - shower helmets, and so on.
  • Older people can dress up as a gypsy: it is an easy outfit to put together if you have long skirts, loose hippie type blouses, scarves and big earrings around the house.
  • Mr. Peanut: get a top hat and the eye piece, black pants or leggings, cut and paint cardboard in the shape of a peanut and attach appropriately
  • Cindy Lou - look up how to put your hair like her. Try using a styrofoam cup with a pony tail on top and then braids that curl up.
  • Dog Food: take an large empty bag of dog food, wash it until dog food smell is removed, and cut holes for arms, head, and legs.
  • Dark M&M: gothic clothing, fangs, dark eye make-up, and create a shirt online or iron-ons with an M on it
  • Smarty Pants: get an old pair of jeans/ other pants and glue the Smarties candy on to them. add glasses and a dorky outfit (if you wish) to complete the look.
  • Hershey's Kiss: dress in all silver and put kiss marks all over face. Wear a banner that says Hershey's kiss to make clearer
  • Static Kling: Leotard with socks stuck to it
  • Snorkeler: Wetsuit with snorkel apparatus
  • Hobo: wear old, patched clothes
  • Calvin from Calvin and Hobbes (carry a toy tiger)
  • Invisible Man: Wear a black jacket to cover your head and attach a wire that will hold up a hat and glasses, to give the illusion of an invisible man
  • Gift-wrapped presents
  • Nerd

Ironic/Funny costumes:

  • A shirt with small cereal boxes all over a T-shirt with little knives sticking out of them and call yourself a serial (cereal) killer
  • You could wear a pink hoodie and pink pants and stick a flip-flop to your head and say your the gum stuck on the bottom of a shoe!
  • Use make-up to put the word "book" on your face and say that you are Facebook
  • Double Rainbow
  • Pregnant Nun
  • Hamburglar, Ronald McDonald and Grimace from McDonald's
  • Wear a white trash bag and say you are white trash
  • 80s Aerobic instructor
  • A Tourist (fanny pack, sneakers, jean shorts, visor, camera around neck)
  • Any Punctuation Mark
  • Where's Waldo?
  • Cereal Characters- Snap, Crackle and Pop, Count Chockula, Lucky, Smacks, Tony the Tiger, Trix, Wheaties, Franken Berry.

Couples Costumes:

  • Arnold Schwarzenegger and a Maid
  • Ketchup & Mustard
  • Plug & Outlet
  • Salt and Pepper
  • Raggedy Ann and Andy
  • Tarzan and Jane
  • Doctor Who and River Song
  • Pair of Dice
  • Barbie and Ken
  • Minnie and Mickey Mouse
  • Mario and Luigi
  • Nurse and Doctor
  • Prince and Princess
  • Woody and Buzz Lightyear


A good halloween idea for girls is Barbie. Dress in a tight,long, purple, dress, and wear a long blonde wig. wear high heals and walk very stiff. wear a TON of blue eye shadow and maskara, and bright red/pink lip stick.

  • prince/ princess
  • angel
  • fairy
  • ladybug
  • pirate
  • witch
  • ghost / ghoul
  • spider
  • mummy
  • werewolf
  • robber/ bandit/ outlaw
  • black cat
  • goblin or gnome
  • scarecrow
  • bat
  • robot
  • clown
  • fairytale characters, e.g Red Riding Hood, Goldilocks, etc
  • Charlie Brown gang
  • skeleton
  • vampire
  • devil
  • flowers
  • bugs (bees, fireflies, lady bugs etc.)
  • pumkin
  • puppy
  • kitty
  • 1/2 devil 1/2 angel
  • Grim Reeper
  • wizard
  • bunny
  • mouse
  • doctor/ nurse
  • hippy
  • go-go girl
  • dead school girl
  • dinner girl
  • dead cheerleader
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September 12, 2011 2:59PM

Halloween costumes are always a great way to let your imagination run wild, especially if the traditional zombie or ghost isn't your idea of good. For ideas from scary to sexy, for kids and adults, and everything in between check out http://www.halloweencostumeideas.com

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August 26, 2011 1:46PM

You could dress up as an ancient Aztec warrior. Buy yourself a faux fur leopard hooded coat with ears also. Make sure it isn't too long or else you'll be dragging it on the ground.