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What Kind of Princess or Queen Costume Should You Wear for Halloween?

Updated on October 1, 2016

Are you thinking of dressing up as either a queen or a princess for Halloween? Choosing between a queen or princess costume is pretty easy since both seem to be pretty much the same anyway.

Both would certainly have a crown and their outfit would look beautiful and fit for one of noble and royal descent. The hard part is actually trying to decide what kind of princess or queen costume you should go with.

Planning to be a queen or princess for Halloween? Don't forget to pick out a crown or tiara to complete your look. The princess and queen Halloween costumes are featured below.
Planning to be a queen or princess for Halloween? Don't forget to pick out a crown or tiara to complete your look. The princess and queen Halloween costumes are featured below.

With so many different kinds out there in varying styles, themes and designs, how can you choose the most appropriate and suitable princess or queen costume for yourself?

Dressing up as a Princess or Queen

Choose to dress up as a princess or queen for Halloween if you don't want to look terrifying and scary to others.

Not all Halloween costumes are scary and, just because Halloween is the holiday in question doesn't necessarily mean that you have to scare people or look frightening if you don't want to be.

Aside from donning princess or queen outfits for the occasion, you could choose from many other kinds of costumes that are bright and colorful and not the least bit scary.

You could look elegant and stunning for Halloween instead of creepy and intimidating.

The Right Princess / Queen Costume

Since there are so many different kinds of princess and queen costumes out there, how can you decide which one to get? To help you narrow down your choices, you could attempt to categorize things. Think about what kind of princess or queen costume you want to wear.

Leg Avenue Women's Pink Princess Costume, Pink, Small/Petite
Leg Avenue Women's Pink Princess Costume, Pink, Small/Petite

For those who don't like long, flowing gowns

 

How do you envision yourself looking with your complete outfit on? How do you want to look like for Halloween?

What kind of colors are you looking for? How long or short do you want your dress to be?

Consider these things and more in order to come up with the right princess or queen costume for yourself.

Here are some of the different kinds of princess and queen costumes that you can consider wearing for Halloween:

What kind of Princess or Queen Costume should you wear for Halloween?
What kind of Princess or Queen Costume should you wear for Halloween?

Traditional Classic Costumes

Full-length gowns and dresses

More often than not, the usual princess or queen outfit usually consists of a long dress or gown.

These are the traditional and classic princess or queen costumes.

If you like wearing dresses that reach up to your ankles, then you can't go wrong with choosing such costumes as the ones featured to the right, both of which effectively hide your feet.

You can find many other costumes that are ankle-length.

All of these costumes have differing designs and styles so you'll surely have no problems finding exactly what you're looking for or at least finding something that is close to what you're looking for.

For instance, the InCharacter Costumes, LLC Wicked Queen Adult Long Sleeve Gown is black in color with a minimal design. Outfits like this are perfect for those who don't want too many patterns or swirls on their dress.

This costume may look pretty plain and ordinary with its minimal design and yet it can still make you look elegant and beautiful with the way it flows and falls around you. With its dark color, you could even pass yourself off as a wicked or evil princess or queen.

Short Dress Costumes

Who says you can't be a princess or queen even with a short dress?

Leg Avenue Women's Pink Princess Costume, Pink, Small, Short Dress
Leg Avenue Women's Pink Princess Costume, Pink, Small, Short Dress

Who says that all princess or queen costumes only come in full-length gowns and dresses?

You can still be of royalty or nobility even if you're not exactly fond of wearing ankle-length costumes.

There are actually a lot of costumes that consist of a short dress or skirt such as the Leg Avenue Women's Pink Princess Costume, Pink, Small.

This particular dress only reaches up to the knees but this certainly doesn't make it look any less pretty or lovely as compared to a full-length gown.

If you like the color pink, this is another reason to consider this particular costume.

With an added crown and a classy, beautiful outfit, any short dress could be transformed into a princess or queen costume.

Favorite Color

Can't choose an outfit for Halloween? Maybe looking at ones that are in your favorite color will help you decide

Womens Lilac Goddess Greek Costume
Womens Lilac Goddess Greek Costume

If you still can't decide on what kind of princess or queen costume to wear since there are so many choices, why don't you consider narrowing things down by looking at outfits that have your favorite color?

Both princess and queen costumes come in a variety of different colors so you're sure to be able to find one that comes in your favorite color, whatever it may be.

You could get a dress that consists of only one color just like the Womens Lilac Goddess Adult Greek Costume or you could get one with a combination of different colors with the most prominent being that of your favorite hue.

Notice that the costume featured to the right doesn't actually say princess or queen.

But don't let that stop you from choosing said outfit if you happen to like its overall design and look.

Just because the costume doesn't say princess or queen doesn't mean that you can't use it as such.

This particular lilac dress certainly looks like it could also be fit for a queen or princess.

It's in the way the purple dress seems to float or trail thanks to how it is stylishly cut at the bottom, which allows part of your legs to be seen.

You even get the silver headpiece with this costume, which could act as your crown.

However, if you much prefer, you could always replace that headpiece with one that is really a crown or even with another kind of headpiece.

Plain Costumes

Renaissance Princess (Green;One Size)
Renaissance Princess (Green;One Size)

Perfect for those who want simple and plain while still looking like a queen/princess.

 

Go with a plain costume if you don't like ones that have too many designs or if you're just not fond of all the patterns and swirls and shapes on some of the costumes out there.

Just because a costume might look plain and simple doesn't mean that it can't look good or that it wouldn't be suitable for either a princess or a queen.

There are many costumes that look pretty ordinary like the Renaissance Princess (Green;One Size) but these dresses still manage to retain that charm that makes them fantastic options for Halloween.

For instance, it is the green color of the aforementioned costume that helps to make it stand out even if the outfit itself doesn't have any designs or drawings.

Costumes with patterns and designs

Far East Empress Elite Adult Costume (As Shown;X-Large)
Far East Empress Elite Adult Costume (As Shown;X-Large)

This costume is perfect for those who want to wear something colorful, vibrant and full of life.

But there's no need to limit yourself to being an Asian Empress. You could also dress up as a French Queen or a Russian Tsarina/Czarina, etc.

 

Do you hate plain and ordinary-looking clothes?

Do you just want your outfits to have a little something more to it than just one single color with no design whatsoever?

If so, you can take a look at costumes that have a lot of patterns and shapes to them as well as the multicolored ones.

There are many of these kinds of costumes and their designs differ in terms of shapes and swirls and patterns.

You could get ones with some flower patterns just like the Far East Empress Elite Adult Costume.

This costume looks so vibrant and full of life with their combinations of bright colors as well as all the patterns and designs that you can see on said costume.

One of the best parts about these kinds of costumes is being able to get away from the traditional princess and queen look that you can usually see. Now you could decide to be an Asian empress or something else entirely while still looking fabulously good.

Fairy Costumes

Who says fairies and nymphs can't also be princesses or queens? You can certainly be both for Halloween with outfits like this one

California Costumes Women's Rose Fairy Costume
California Costumes Women's Rose Fairy Costume | Source

Not all princesses and queens are humans.

Other creatures and species also have their own royalty and nobility such as in the case of fairies or even nymphs.

So just because you want to be a princess or queen for Halloween doesn't necessarily mean that you have to be a human princess or queen, not if you don't want to anyway.

If you like wings, you could become a fairy princess or queen for Halloween.

This would be different from the other costumes which only consist of the dress and the crown as, aside from those things, you would also be able to don a pair of wings and pretend to be able to fly around.

It's too bad that no one can really fly with these wings but you'll surely still be able to look and feel like fairy royalty especially with costumes like the California Costumes Women's Rose Fairy Costume.

Remember that you can be any type or kind of fairy that you want to be such as being a flower fairy, a dark midnight fairy or even a fairy from popular and well-known books like Queen Titania from one of William Shakespeare's plays.

Your crown could be one of those traditional classical-looking ones or you could opt to don one made of flowers or other materials.

Warrior Costumes

Women don't always have to be damsels-in-distress. They can be fierce warrior queens or princesses perfectly capable of saving and defending themselves

Want to be a warrior princess or queen for Halloween? Try this California Costumes Warrior Queen Set
Want to be a warrior princess or queen for Halloween? Try this California Costumes Warrior Queen Set | Source

Some princesses or even queens may give the connotation that they are weak and are nothing but damsels in distress that need to be protected and saved by their princes and kings.

However, not all princesses and queens are in need of saving.

A lot of them are perfectly capable of taking care of themselves and these ladies can fight just as well as any man while still looking good.

These are the warrior princesses or queens and, if you're the tough type of gal who prefers to be in the center of any altercation rather than just watching in the sidelines, you could dress up as a warrior for Halloween.

You could wear costumes like the California Costumes Warrior Queen Set, Multicoloured , Medium (8-10) and wave your sword and shield around or whatever your chosen weapon is as you beat the bad guys and even save the world.

What makes a warrior princess or queen different from all those other regular women warriors is, of course, the crown they wear atop their heads to symbolize that they are royalty so don't forget to make certain that you have a crown on if you're planning to be a warrior queen or princess for Halloween.

Popular Character Costumes

Disney Disguise Women's Snow White Deluxe Costume
Disney Disguise Women's Snow White Deluxe Costume

There are lots of popular princesses and queens that you can dress up as for Halloween like Snow White

 

With so many different princesses and queens that appear in books, movies, games and the like, you could choose to dress up as one of these characters.

If you have a favorite princess or queen, you could decide to dress up as her for Halloween.

For instance, you could dress up as Princess Snow White from the Disney movie Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs with costumes like the Disguise Disney Snow White Deluxe Adult Costume.

But there's no need to limit yourself to only Disney princesses since there are so many other characters that you can choose from such as the Egyptian Queen Cleopatra or even Queen Guinevere, the wife of King Arthur.

You can even choose from anime and manga characters like Euphemia li Britannia, the Third Princess of the Holy Britannian Empire and the half-sister of the main character from Code Geass.

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Conclusion

These are just some of the many different kinds of princess and queen costumes that you can choose to wear for Halloween.

Remember that you can go with whichever costume is most appealing to you whether it is the ones that look classically traditional or the ones that look originally unique.

Furthermore, there's no need to limit yourself to only princess or queen kinds of costumes. You could dress up as whoever you want to for Halloween such as witches, vampires and the like.

And, to complete your Halloween look, you might also want to don some jewelries that fit the holiday in question by way of its themes and designs.

Image sources:

  • The 'what kind of princess or queen costume should you wear for Halloween?' image was modified by Ceres Schwarz
  • The original, unedited image is by annemaria48, CC:BY, via deviantArt
  • The rest of the pics are enlarged product images from Amazon

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