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Halloween Costume Ideas

Updated on November 24, 2015
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Baby Elderly Lady

All Hallows Eve is almost upon us again. All the ghosts and goblins are ready to give us a fright. Every year, I am amazed with all the wonderful, creative, and downright inspiring costumes that I see. Let’s take a look at some and learn a little about this wonderful and terrifying evening…

Categories of Costumes

While researching and browsing through what seems like millions of costumes, I decided that to highlight them properly I would need to separate them into categories.

~ Best Baby Costumes

~ Best Kid Costumes

~ Best Teen Costumes

~ Best Women Costumes

~ Best Men Costumes

~ Best Family Costumes

Baby Shark

Baby Candy Corn

Halloween: A Little Bit of History

Halloween came in to being back in 1745 and is said to be a time of remembering the dead. Many thought of Halloween as an evil night when spirits roamed and haunted the living. Over the years this “evil” day became a celebration with fun, costumes, candy, and haunted houses. Many of the customs such as dressing up and gathering candy began in the Celtic nations that include Ireland, Scotland, and Wales. Children in Ireland and Scotland have been dressing up and “guising” since the 19th century.

Halloween is also known to many as “All Hallows Eve”, which originated from the pagan holiday honoring the dead. On All Hallows Eve, the veil between the world of the living and the dead is said to be thin enough for the dead to slip into our world and do as they wish. Some say that people would leave candy for the spirits in hopes that they would leave them alone. So, Halloween begins… Even now children and adults all over the world dress up as spirits and other ghouls with hopes of collecting their candy.

Other Options for Best Baby Costume..

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Baby SubBaby VikingBaby Pea PodBaby Yoda
Baby Sub
Baby Sub
Baby Viking
Baby Viking | Source
Baby Pea Pod
Baby Pea Pod | Source
Baby Yoda
Baby Yoda | Source

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Which is your favorite baby costume?

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"When witches go riding, and black cats are seen, the moon laughs and whispers, ‘tis near Halloween."
~Author Unknown~

Best Kid Costumes

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BettlejuiceHuntressGoblin KingQueen of Hearts
Bettlejuice
Bettlejuice
Huntress
Huntress
Goblin King
Goblin King
Queen of Hearts
Queen of Hearts | Source

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Which of these is your favorite?

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Best Women's Costume

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Gotham BanditSophisticated DeadMary Poppins
Gotham Bandit
Gotham Bandit
Sophisticated Dead
Sophisticated Dead
Mary Poppins
Mary Poppins

Women's Costumes

Ladies enjoy dressing up for Halloween just as much as anyone. Some questions to ask when trying to make a costume decision...

Good or Bad?

Sexy, Fun, or Sophisticated?

Comfy or Elaborate?

Here are a few favorites...

"Clothes make a statement. Costumes tell a story." ~Mason Cooley

And the Winner is...

Which of these was your favorite ladies Halloween costume?

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Best Teen Costumes

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Teen WolfLittle MonstersSteampunkSally from Nightmare Before ChristmasTeen ZombiesVintage 50's Chick ;)
Teen Wolf
Teen Wolf
Little Monsters
Little Monsters | Source
Steampunk
Steampunk
Sally from Nightmare Before Christmas
Sally from Nightmare Before Christmas
Teen Zombies
Teen Zombies
Vintage 50's Chick ;)
Vintage 50's Chick ;) | Source

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Which of these is your favorite teen costume?

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Best Family Costumes

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The Labyrinth  Beetlejuice FamilyAlice N Wonderland FamilyThe Adams Family
The Labyrinth
The Labyrinth
Beetlejuice Family
Beetlejuice Family | Source
Alice N Wonderland Family
Alice N Wonderland Family | Source
The Adams Family
The Adams Family

When black cats prowl and pumpkins gleam,
May luck be yours on Halloween.
~Author Unknown

Vote Now :)

Which of these Family costumes was your favorite?

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~ This is Halloween ~

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    • WiccanSage profile image

      Mackenzie Sage Wright 2 years ago

      Great ideas, my family loves dressing up. Even if we don't go to any parties we dress up just to hand out treats. It's fun. Great inspiration here, nice hub. Can't wait for October-- happy Halloween!

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      Leslie 2 years ago from South Carolina

      Thanks for reading. I love this this time of year as well and can't wait for those cooler months. Still trying to decide on costumes for this year...So much fun ;)

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