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Ghostly Victorian costumes

Updated on September 22, 2013

Ghostly Victorian Halloween Costumes are creepy

Ghostly Halloween costumes of elegant Victorian gentlemen and ladies in tattered gowns and coats with white makeup are hauntingly spooky by nature. The abnormally pale and wan complexions, white wigs and elaborate costumes conjure up images of lingering apparitions and disembodied spirits from years gone by.

With the lights turned down low, these Victorian Halloween ghostly costumes are guaranteed to send chills up everyone's spine as you and your mate wander into in your next Halloween party.

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Victorians enjoyed ghost adventures

Ghost hunting was all the rage for the Victorians in the nineteenth century. The Spiritualist movement began in 1848 and the public was riveted and stirred up by everything paranormal from ouija boards, seances, mediums, apparitions, poltergeist activities and spirit writing.

Spectres come in all sizes - From petite to voluptuous

The figure-flattering lacy tattered long gown for the lady has a tulle petticoat and comes complete with the wig, gloves, and wide-brim hat.

The gent's costume has a long coat, a vest with attached shirt sleeves, pants, dickie with scarf collar, hat, gloves and wig.

All of the costumes are made to look aged and worn. Just add the white makeup and boots to complete the ghostly appearance.

InCharacter Costumes, LLC Big Boys' Ghostly Gent Tattered Coat Set
InCharacter Costumes, LLC Big Boys' Ghostly Gent Tattered Coat Set

This little gent is dressed to be dapper and ghostly and will set the hearts of young ladies aflutter.

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Costumes For All Occasions Ic5015Xxl Ghostly Lady Adlt Plus Xxlg

A full-figured lady ghost will turn heads and get a lot of compliments with this awesome and complete costume.


Ghostly gentleman returns from the grave for his bride

Add a little drama to your Victorian costume

A stark-white ghostly gentleman with his tattered clothes and a top hat returns to look for his lost love. Was it a tale of unrequited love that brought this spirit back from the other side? Could it be that unbeknownst to him, his bethrothed has been waiting all these years for his return? She, too, is a disembodied spirit searching for her lost groom.

This ghostly bride in her gossamer gown and the gentleman groom will make a wonderful pair for the next Halloween gathering. Just add the pasty white makeup and you are ready to spirit away.

Ghostly Gentleman Costume

Ghostly Gal Costume for Adult

More ghostly Victorian ghost costumes from the past

Ladies always have more choices when it comes to fashion, even for ghostly apparel which will appeal to male apparitions. Whether it is a gossamer or gothic gown, a tattered gown with a wide-brimmed hat or a flowing snow-white cape, any of these selection of costumes from years gone by will be a smash at the monster bash.


Victorian female ghost captured by Google Street View cameras

Children's wigs for boys and girls

For the wee ghosts

Add authenticity to the Victorian look with these kids' wigs for boys and girls. The colonel wig can be worn by a little girl or boy.

Little kid ghosts can create quite a rage.

Colonial Wig Female Child

Colonial Wig Male Child

Ghostly Spirit Ghost Costume

Child Medium

Child Gossamer Ghost Costume



Makeup that makes you as white as a ghost

Get the stark white makeup to get the ghostly complexion of the otherworldy spirits. Use eyeshadow to create the sunken eyes look.This is a perfect combination with the aged Victorian costumes to create the ultimate ghost from the past.

Ghost Stories Makeup Kit

How to look like a ghostly bride

Get the Victorian look from eBay - Be original and create your own costume

You may want to improvise and create your own Victorian assemble. Purchase a nice pre-owned Victorian wedding gown from eBay and throw in the accessories. The gown can be used for the Corpse bride, bride of Frankenstein, zombie bride or even a runaway bride.

Mens Victorian Ghost Halloween Spirit Costume

Who is watching you during these ghost tours? Victoria is Canada's most haunted city.

Ghostly Walks Victoria B.C. Canada Schedule 2012

A feast for the avid Victorian ghost readers

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    • Blonde Blythe profile image

      Blonde Blythe 5 years ago from U.S.A.

      Fun costumes! I love them all!

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      AstroGremlin 5 years ago

      Victorian ghosts are so scary. Disney knew it. We know it.

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      Hanookai 5 years ago

      i like your lens so refreshing content

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I LOVE these costumes, especially the Victorian Ankle Boots!

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      Lynda Makara 5 years ago from California

      Love those costumes, and the ghost caught by Google cameras. Angel blessings!

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      JoshK47 6 years ago

      These remind me of the Haunted Mansion - fun but spooky! Blessed by a SquidAngel!

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      boutiqueshops 6 years ago

      OMG...This page is amazing! I love reading about the Victorian period and these costumes are soooo perfect. GREAT job!

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      Lisa Auch 6 years ago from Scotland

      These are fabulous! I love them! Blessed by a passing angel

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      Nancy Oram 6 years ago

      What a unique and effect idea!

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      GabrielaFargasch 6 years ago

      Wow!! These costumes are the scariest I've ever seen! I love them!! They do look just like real ghosts!

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      Laniann 6 years ago

      I really like this style of costume. They are beautiful and nightly spooky. Blessed by a Squid Angel.

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      Fushi LM 6 years ago

      I love this part of your lens "Interesting links about the Victorians' penchant for ghosts" it was really nice to know the real ghost that exist

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      glowchick 6 years ago

      What a creative Halloween costume idea :) Great job!

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      ChocolatteDesigns 6 years ago

      Great lens! I love the costumes and history!!

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      Winter52 LM 6 years ago

      Love the idea... this is an amazing idea!

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      Vicki Green 6 years ago from Wandering the Pacific Northwest USA

      These are fabulous Victorian ghost costumes - great idea!

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      hlkljgk 6 years ago from Western Mass

      cool idea for costumes

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Oh Wow, this is an awesome lens, the costumes are too, I would love to dress like this :)

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      I think you would definitely need the right makeup but eyecatching

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      CruiseReady 6 years ago from East Central Florida

      These are impressive costumes, and with the right make up - wow!

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      the-good-stuff 6 years ago

      Awesome ghost collection! I especially liked the children's costumes, they're pretty creepy!

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      ghaelendlareh 6 years ago

      Great lens! I love the Victorian era

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      traveller27 6 years ago

      Scary!! These are great costumes.

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      Susanna Duffy 6 years ago from Melbourne Australia

      Victorian dress was creepy enough at the best of times but, combined with spooky Halloween touches, the costumes are downright terrifying!