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Halloween Costume Ideas for Adults

Updated on November 27, 2017

Have you ever noticed that adult Halloween costumes or the 'one size fits most" adult costumes seem to be designed for 12 year old flat-chested girls around 4 ft. tall? What do you do if you're over 5 feet tall and weigh a bit more than 100 lbs?

Halloween isn't just for kids anymore. Halloween is big business these days.

Halloween is a pretty big deal in my neck of the woods. Almost every job I've had included dressing up for Halloween. Each department picks a theme and we have prizes and local children from our Adopt-a-School come by to trick-or-treat. I have a hub devoted to costume ideas you can wear to work. Click here to go to that article.

Even the small town I live in goes all out. Adults dress up as much as the kids to go trick-or-treating.

I've done a little shopping around online and I think you might like some of these if you're looking for an adult costume that might actually fit you. This company has been selling Halloween costumes since 1954. They have a huge selection of costumes of all sizes, accessories, masks, make-up and wigs.

  • 20s-Charleston, Flapper, Gatsby for her, Gangster for him
  • 50s, 60s, 70s-Poodle skirts, Pink Ladies, Dance Queen, Dashiki Shirt, Flower Child, Groovy Momma, Disco Dress, Beatnik, Chick, Disco Diva, and Disco Licious for her and 70s Disco Fever, Beatnik Cat, Danny T-Bird Jacket on Grease, Elvis for him.
  • Clown-they have 4 different clown costumes that can work for male or female and they have one court jester costume for a female
  • Funny-they have four alcohol-related costumes and some psycho medical related costumes for him and her (the clowns also fit into this category)
  • Good & Evil-Santa Claus, Angels, Devils, evil jesters, ghosts and ghostbusters, nuns, pimps, skeletons, zombies, police, prisons, priests, and the Queen of Hearts.
  • Gothic-vampire, devil, ghosts(awesome costumes for these)
  • Greek & Roman-goddess, Cleopatra, Medusa, Roman Empress and togas for her; Caesar, Hercules, Marc Anthony, and sheik for him
  • Licensed Characters-The Flintstones and the Rubbles, Star Trek, Nightmare Before Christmas, Batman & Batgirl, Superman, Wonder Woman, Dorothy of Wizard of Oz
  • Oriental-Geisha for her, Samurai for him
  • Pirate-they have 6 pirate costumes for her and 5 for him (very elaborate)
  • Renaissance-they have 4 different style gowns for her and two costumes for him (knight & tavern owner)
  • Sexy-they have 27 costumes in this category that range from super heroes like Batgirl and Wonder Woman, Scottish school girl, Burlesque, Indian princess, cocktail waitress, saloon girls, pirates, and more.
  • Wild West-saloon girls and Indian maidens for her, The Gambler and Indian warrior for him
  • Witches-five different witch costumes for her has 251 incredibly sexy plus size costumes, but they are predominantly for women. I saw Zorro and Ghostbusters for men.

These have to be some of the most visually sexually appealing costumes I've seen for plus sizes. I would find it hard to chose just one of these. Some of the styles you can find there are:

  • Gangster (elaborate pin striped suit)
  • Pilot & Stewardess
  • Cave Woman
  • Wench
  • Fortune teller
  • Dorothy & Alice
  • French Maid (several)
  • Lil Red Riding Hood
  • Mafia Babe
  • Waitress
  • Nurse (naughty & nice)
  • Playboy Bunny
  • Police Woman (naughty & nice)
  • Sailor girl (several styles)
  • Soldier girl
  • School girl (naughty & nice)
  • Eve
  • Ninja
  • Boxer babe
  • Baseball & Football & Referee
  • Cowgirl and Indian
  • Office tramp
  • Booty Camp (oh my)
  • Cheerleader
  • Robyn Hood
  • Sexy Hermione
  • Cab driver
  • Nymph
  • Eskimo
  • Detective
  • Construction worker
  • Elf
  • Cat suit
  • Japanese Doll
  • Candy Corn
  • Cupcake
  • Strawberry Shortcake
  • Firefighter
  • Ladybug
  • Snow White
  • Minnie Mouse
  • Fairy
  • Raggedy Ann has 72 costumes to choose from for plus sizes for men and women.

For men:

  • Angel of Death
  • Axe Murderer
  • Big Daddy Dollar & Pimp
  • Billy Bulls Eye
  • Pirate (several)
  • Caesar
  • Centurion
  • Cop
  • Dracula
  • Crypt Master
  • El Bandido or Zorro
  • Evil Jester (several)
  • Gangster
  • Grim Reaper
  • Hercules
  • Maniac
  • Night Stalker
  • Pilot
  • Popeye
  • Referee
  • Elvis
  • Shroud of Evil
  • Tavern Man
  • Valiant Knight
  • Victorian Vampire
  • Zeus
  • Zoot Suit

For her:

  • Alice (and Malice) in Wonderland (several)
  • Goddess
  • Cat
  • Disco
  • Witch (several, evil & Sexy)
  • Evil Queen
  • Flapper (several)
  • French maid
  • I Love Lucy
  • La Bandida
  • Fortune Teller
  • Mafia Mama
  • Medusa
  • Nurse
  • 50s
  • Lil Bo Peep
  • Cop
  • Victorian Vampira

For her:

  • 1/2 angel, 1/2 devil
  • Marilyn Monroe
  • Baby in PJs
  • Beer Garden maid
  • Black Widow
  • Border patrol
  • Coffin Bride
  • Dragon Lady
  • Egyptian Queen
  • Straight jacket mental patient
  • English nanny (Mary Poppins)
  • Goldilocks
  • Graveyard Fairy
  • Hawaiian hula girl
  • Juliet
  • Ketchup Bottle
  • Old Lady Looking for her Puppy
  • Maid Marion
  • Viking woman
  • Senorita
  • Southern Belle
  • Tiki Glass
  • Bride of Frankenstein has some selections not seen at the others such as:

For him:

  • Gorilla
  • Banana
  • ATM Machine
  • Animal House Toga
  • Biker Brigade
  • Border Patrol
  • Bounty Hunter
  • Colonial & Confederate General
  • Pirate (fancy ones)
  • Convict
  • Count Chocula (too cute)
  • Charles Dickens
  • Village Rogue
  • Wizard
  • Executioner
  • Friar Tuck
  • Gladiator
  • Grave Digger
  • Gunslinger
  • Hellboy
  • Hippie
  • Lounge singer
  • Mad Hatter
  • Magician
  • Monk
  • Mustard Bottle
  • Ninja
  • Shrek
  • Beatles (Pepper Band)
  • Priest
  • Raggedy Andy
  • Scotsman
  • Tin Man
  • Male Tooth Fairy
  • Frankenstein
  • Giant Whoopie Cushion offers a good selection of men and women's plus size Halloween costumes. Below are a few of the unique ones I found:

For Him:

  • The Joker
  • Old Time Baseball (Babe Ruth)
  • King of Hearts
  • Prince Charming
  • Viking Warrior
  • Oktoberfest
  • Watchman Ozymandias
  • Watchman Nightowl
  • Watchman Rorschach
  • Watchman Comedian

For Her:

  • Betty Boop
  • Enchanting Princess
  • Autumn Fairy
  • Miss Oktoberfest has a great selection of plus size costumes. They also sell pet costumes, unique costumes, accessories, CDs, decorations, and more. Some of their unique plus size costumes are:

For her:

  • 50s cheerleader
  • Statue of Liberty

For him:

  • Prom King
  • Uncle Fester
  • Gomez Addams
  • Smoking Jacket
  • Jason (Friday the 13th)
  • Freddy Krueger
  • Prince Charming
  • Bam Bam (Flintstones)
  • Musketeer
  • Werewolf


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      EllieJ 8 years ago

      Plus size costumes can be a little dubious sometimes. They put a little extra fabric here and there and then it is a plus size. Recently I have seen some excellent costumes for plus sizes but you need to be careful that you don't end up looking like a bag of spuds. Make sure if you are plus size that costume accentuates your shape rather than make your big bits look bigger.

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      Karen Curtis 8 years ago from Central Texas

      Thank you Delany! Good cookin' huh? Nothing wrong with that! Thanks for stopping by!

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      Delaney Boling 8 years ago

      Very detailed! The concept intrigued me so I had to check it out. After all, the way I cook at home these days? It's only a matter of time before my wife and I will need to start hunting for 'plus size' costumes!

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      Karen Curtis 8 years ago from Central Texas

      That's cute, Candie. You gotta lurve the lounge lizard.

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      Candie V 8 years ago from Whereever there's wolves!! And Bikers!! Cummon Flash, We need an adventure!

      I'm partial the term x-small jumbo for myself. Does the "lounge lizard" come in that size?

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      Karen Curtis 8 years ago from Central Texas

      Yup, ordering now assures you the best selection. I need to hurry up and figure out what my department plans to do this year. I was a fortune teller last year.

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      Wealthmadehealthy 8 years ago from Somewhere in the Lone Star State

      Goodness!! Is it already that time of year again...Don't tell me it is time to start Christmas shopping already!!!

      Good information and because it has turned into such a huge deal all of a sudden, ya better shop early if you ARE going to dress up for the week before, there are NO costumes available....

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      Karen Curtis 8 years ago from Central Texas

      Thank you Ishavasyam! Dress-up not for you? Aw, c'mon, it could be fun. :)

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      Ishavasyam 8 years ago from Leeds,United Kingdom

      great information..very meticulous..not my cup of tea although..have a cheerful day ahead