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Halloween Costumes for Redheads

Updated on October 16, 2014

Best Halloween Costumes Ideas for Redheads

Ariel, from "The Little Mermaid." A great Halloween costume for a redhead.
Ariel, from "The Little Mermaid." A great Halloween costume for a redhead.

As a redhead myself, I want to share a few Halloween costume ideas for redheads that will look great with your hair.

There are many famous redheads you can choose to dress as, including Ariel, Jessica Rabbit, Poison Ivy, and Pippi Longstocking.

Girls, prepare to be the center of attention!

Ariel, the Little Mermaid

Ariel, the Little Mermaid, Halloween costume.
Ariel, the Little Mermaid, Halloween costume.

I'll start with my favourite Halloween costume: the Disney princess with red hair, Ariel, the Little Mermaid.

This costume is perfect for ladies with long beautiful red hair, and, as you can see from the photographs for inspiration below, there are many different ways to do it!

Little Mermaid—Halloween Costume Inspiration

These Ariel costumes nail the Little Mermaid look. Check out all of her different outfits throughout the movie to see which one is right for you.

Ariel at the shore.
Ariel at the shore.
Hipster Ariel with glasses and a starfish. She mastered the details—even her eyebrows are on point.
Hipster Ariel with glasses and a starfish. She mastered the details—even her eyebrows are on point.
Ariel's costume from the carriage scene, when Sebastian serenades Eric, telling him, "Kiss the girl."
Ariel's costume from the carriage scene, when Sebastian serenades Eric, telling him, "Kiss the girl."
Ariel with blue contacts.
Ariel with blue contacts.
Ariel in the sparkling blue dress that appears when she becomes human once more.
Ariel in the sparkling blue dress that appears when she becomes human once more.
Ariel makeup.
Ariel makeup.
What Ariel wears during her time as a human.
What Ariel wears during her time as a human.

Little Mermaid Halloween Costumes

Choose one of the costumes below, then customize it with your own touches. As you can see, a Little Mermaid costume can be as conservative or as sexy as you prefer.

I love this one because it's so easy and you don't have to worry about anything riding up or falling down. The costume is a one-piece mermaid dress, with flared fins at the bottom and sheer sleeves. The wig is not included.

On the other hand, this is a super sexy, mesmerizing, and dazzling mermaid costume. It's two pieces: a halter top and a long metallic sea foam green skirt. You will definitely steal the show in this costume.

It's All About the Details: Take Your Costume to the Next Level

Pull your costume together with some final touches: Accessorize by adding a flower to your hair or string some pearls around your neck and try to use light makeup. For eyeshadow, choose colors of the sea like turquoise and blue.

Ariel, the Little Mermaid, Look—Makeup Tutorial

Jessica Rabbit

Jessica Rabbit is an excellent costume for redheads.
Jessica Rabbit is an excellent costume for redheads.

If you want to create sensation at a halloween party, you can't go wrong with this stunning costume idea: the gorgeous redhead Jessica Rabbit!

Jessica Rabbit is the voluptuous femme fatale in the 1988 feature film Who Framed Roger Rabbit?

Here are a few tips to look as glamorous as Jessica Rabbit:

1.Go for curves. Jessica has a fantastic body, but it is slightly unattainable. It's a good idea, however, to join a gym and eat well. Being too skinny or too heavy won't help you here. She has striking curves!

2. Wear a tight and well-fitted dress. Well-fitted doesn't mean trashy though; Jessica's look is closest to '50s style.

3. Make sure your hair is glowing and gorgeous. You can apply a shine serum to give your hair that high-gloss look. Jessica's hair is also long and curly.

4. Jessica's makeup is very strong, so you must use a red lipstick. Look for a good foundation to achieve her perfect skin.

5. Don't forget about the high heels!

Jessica Rabbit's Hair and Makeup—a Tutorial

Jessica Rabbit - Halloween costume inspiration

A sultry Jessica Rabbit Halloween costume.
A sultry Jessica Rabbit Halloween costume.
Jessica Rabbit's sequined dress and satin gloves.
Jessica Rabbit's sequined dress and satin gloves.
A classic Jessica Rabbit pose—stand with confidence.
A classic Jessica Rabbit pose—stand with confidence.

Jessica Rabbit Halloween Costume

Jessica Rabbit's red sequined dress is classic, but can be surprisingly difficult to find in thrift and vintage shops. Here is one that is perfect—it has the length, the sequins, and the slit.

Poison Ivy

Poison Ivy Halloween costume.
Poison Ivy Halloween costume.

Poison Ivy is one of the sexiest Batman villains of all time. She is portrayed as a beautiful redhead, the color of her hair a bright contrast with the green of her outfit.

Here are a few tips to look a seductively villainous as Poison Ivy:

  1. The length of her hair has changed throughout her appearances in different comics, television shows, and movies, so as long as it's red, it's perfect.
  2. The makeup may seem a little complicated. What's important is that it is bold. You can attain more subtle effects by penciling a few small green veins along the hairline and temples. For the eyebrows, buy fake leaves, cut them to size, and glue them on with spirit gum (see the video below).
  3. Get a green short dress and add some fake leaves. Buy green gloves and hose; if those are hard to find, you can get cheap white hose and gloves, then color them with green dye.
  4. Wear green boots.

Poison Ivy Look - Makeup Tutorial

Poison Ivy—Halloween Costume Inspiration

Poison Ivy's eyebrows and green nails.
Poison Ivy's eyebrows and green nails.
A different take on Poison Ivy, with subtle makeup.
A different take on Poison Ivy, with subtle makeup.
Poison Ivy hair.
Poison Ivy hair.

Poison Ivy Halloween Costume

This is my favorite Poison Ivy costume, because it gives her a more natural look with earthy colors. However, if you browse through the related costumes, you can find other versions with metallic leotards. This one comes complete with her long green gloves.

Pippi Longstocking

Pippy Longstocking hair.
Pippy Longstocking hair.

Pippi Longstocking is one of the most admired characters in children's books, and her braided red hair that stands on end is her most identifiable feature.

Here are a few tips to pull off Pippi Longstocking's whimsical look:

  1. For these upright braids, part your hair down the middle and braid each half around some wire. Then spray it with hairspray to make sure it holds.
  2. If you don't have freckles, dot your nose with a brown eyeliner pencil.
  3. Wear a patched dark blue dress on top of a brightly patterned jumper (sweater) or a red-and-white striped shirt.
  4. Put on bold-colored stockings or two mismatched knee-high socks.
  5. Don't worry about the shoes. Any worn-out sneakers are fine.

Pippi Longstocking Look - Tutorial

Pippi Longstocking Costume

You can search for Pippi Longstocking's mismatched attire in a local thrift shop. Alternatively, you can buy a perfectly mismatched set. This one comes with the wig, the dress, the shirt, and the mismatched stockings, so all you need are shoes and makeup!

More Halloween Costumes Ideas for Redheads

Still haven't found what you're looking for? Here are a few more ideas for redhead costumes:

  • Mary Jane Parker (of Spiderman)
  • Strawberry Shortcake
  • Princess Fiona (of Shrek)
  • Daphne (of Scooby Doo)
  • Kim Possible
  • Wilma Flintstone

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      mioluna 6 years ago

      I like Poison Ivy a lot! Great ideas!

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      andaluana lm 6 years ago

      Thank you, mioluna!

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      tandemonimom lm 6 years ago

      Great ideas! Lensrolled to T-shirts and Gifts for Redheads!

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      kab 6 years ago from Upstate, NY

      How about Pippi Longstocking? or Strawberry Shortcake?

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      KimGiancaterino 6 years ago

      Great ideas! I was Pippi Longstocking for Halloween a couple of times.

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      andaluana lm 6 years ago

      @kerbev: Thank you for your suggestions! I made a Pippi Longstocking module.

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      JimH 6 years ago

      Great ideas, I never thought of hair color as inspiration for costumes ... nice one!

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      andaluana lm 6 years ago

      @JimH: Thank you, Jim!

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      surviving-2012 6 years ago

      Nicely, Nicely! Cheers mate.

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      andaluana lm 6 years ago

      @surviving-2012: thanks :)

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      Lee Hansen 6 years ago from Vermont

      Fun and original lens idea - redhead ladies can also dress up as Raggedy Ann or Lucille Ball for costume parties. Now you need to make a matching mens lens! *blessed

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      Professor_Bambasa 6 years ago

      Great lense! Great work Linda...

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      taliasmith23 6 years ago

      This is very creative! i would never have thought to do something like this :)

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      andaluana lm 6 years ago

      @taliasmith23: thank you :)

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      taliasmith23 6 years ago

      @Lee Hansen: nice :)

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      Firdhani 6 years ago

      Ariel the little mermaid costume is cool and look so pretty.

      Nice lens :)

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      Tyla MacAllister 6 years ago

      These are great! I don't know if I could pull off the rest of the Jessica Rabbit look but I wouldn't need the wig.

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      CeleryStalker LM 6 years ago

      Great lens! A friend tried (it didn't come out good) to do the Jessica Rabbit look, and that video you've got in here would've helped her a lot.

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      nebby 6 years ago from USA

      What an excellent lens! Jessica Rabbit totally rocks - wish I could pull it off --maybe in my younger years. You have done such a great job on this lens :)

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      andaluana lm 6 years ago

      @nebby: Thank you:)

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      Sherry Venegas 6 years ago from La Verne, CA

      I Love Lucy. ps you can make your "More Halloween costume..." mod into what we call the "text list voting (plexo)" that way the readers can add a redhead. (with your approval, of course). I hope you are having fun on Squidoo.

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      andaluana lm 6 years ago

      @paperfacets: Thank you! and yes, I really enjoy Squidoo

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      Wendy Leanne 6 years ago from Texas

      I forgot about Poison Ivy being a red head.

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      VarietyWriter2 6 years ago

      Great idea for a lens. Nicely done.

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      Edit Photos 6 years ago from Earth

      Nice lens!

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      aardvarkapparel 5 years ago

      what about customs for red hair men! lol

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      How did the First girl make her Ariel costume? It is so beautiful!!! I want to have it!

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      Virginia Allain 5 years ago from Central Florida

      My red hair has faded to blonde, so guess I won't be going as any of these stunning redheads. Unless I get a wig...

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I was Jessica Rabbit last year and it was a blast! So hard not to laugh at guys when they are falling over them selfs! I'm torn between Ariel and Poison Ivy this year, I think I'm leaning more towrds Poison Ivy.. your pics of Ariel costume insperations are great, the second to last is perfect!

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      JoyfulReviewer 5 years ago

      Clever ... never thought about choosing a costume based on hair color. Thanks for the fun lens!

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      ErHawkns7100 5 years ago

      Lucky redheads!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I am a redhead, and I am doing Medusa (the snake haired greek lady) Also cruella Deville would be a cool idea!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I'm disappointed to see not a single costume for red headed guys on here. Shame. :/

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      Joan4 5 years ago

      Costumes for redheads! great idea! I have a family full of redheads!

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      Miha Gasper 5 years ago from Ljubljana, Slovenia, EU

      Redheads in halloween costumes... wow!

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      I Wilma flintstone- one of my favorites so far- so easy to make and it wasn't too busy so unfelt comfortable at the party!

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      mouse1996 lm 4 years ago

      I'm adding to the list of saying Codex from The Guild. LOL! Great lens!

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      Gayle 4 years ago from McLaughlin

      I'm a redhead--what a cute idea for Halloween costumes

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      Stephen Bush 4 years ago from Ohio

      SquidAngel blessings.

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      Cavedweller 4 years ago

      I Iove red-heads!

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      RedHairedRockHead 4 years ago

      This is great! Thank you for all the ideas and pictures.

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      KimGiancaterino 4 years ago

      Boo-lessed! Happy Halloween 2012!

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      hobsdv1975 4 years ago

      nice lens - happy Halloween

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Artful presentation! Loved the photos. Neat to see you offering advice based upon your own experiences as a redhead!!!

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      There is also sally from the night before christmas

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      D_L_Harbin 4 years ago

      Very cool lens. There are a lot of redheads in my family so you gave me great ideas.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      How about a leprechaun?

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      Lisa Remmick 4 years ago

      Really cool ideas and very niche specific. Great pics on here as well.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      I liked your ideas, but Sally from Nightmare before Christmas would be a thought. There is also Anne of Green Gables.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      @mioluna: Also, the avenger black widow

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      @anonymous: she is a professional Ariel impersonator, Her name is Traci Hines, she also has an etsy shop where she sells the seashell tops.

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      WriterJanis2 4 years ago

      I love the Little Mermaid.

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      shauna1934 4 years ago

      What about Magenta from Rocky Horror She might make a great addition to your list of Halloween Costume Red Heads. Or Lilu from "The Fifth Element" (although her hair is kinda orange). Fun lens, btw.

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      Takkhis 4 years ago

      Beautiful redhead girls pictures! :)

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      anonymous 3 years ago

      @anonymous: Great ideas! I also thought Ginny or Ron Weasly from Harry Potter. I was Pippy a few years ago, and our school just did the little mermaid play so that would be fun.

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