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Costume Ideas

Updated on March 15, 2020
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Erin is a writer and content creator from Georgia, United States. She loves coffee, books, and puppies.

Mary Poppins Costume
Mary Poppins Costume | Source

Do you need some ideas for a Halloween or costume party? First, think about your personality. Do you want to convey your own or pretend to be someone different? While looking through these descriptions, you can choose one that matches your own personality or just one you'd like to have.


This costume can be used to show how you're a rebel and don't quite fit into the norms of society.


This disguise can convey your inner childlike side. Also, if you're a little mischievous then this would be perfect for you!


Are you kindhearted? Do you love animals? Do you enjoy being girly? Then choose this costume!


Dress as your favorite singer or actress and you are sure to steal the show. Try it if you like ordering people around or always have to be the center of attention.


Unleash your wild side and be a feline. This one is great If you are spoiled or the queen of your household.

*Corpse Bride/Bride of Frankenstein

If you never think you are going to get married or if you just want to be a little scary, try this classic idea.

*Literature Characters/Authors

Dress up as Jane Austen, Romeo/Juliet, or Sherlock Holmes. Show your intelligent, bookworm side with these creative suggestions.


Show your earthy, green side. Dress up in all black with glow in the dark stars on you to be a constellation. Buy a dress that's all green and put leaves all over it to be a Forest or Jungle princess. Just take a look at nature around you and I'm sure you'll think of some amazing costume ideas!

*Disney Characters

Dress up in a kimono as Mulan, a ball gown as Cinderella, or a polka dotted dress as Minnie. Choose your favorite character or the one that best fits your personality. Any one of them will show that you have a fun and child-like aspect to your persona.

*Grecian beauty

Are you in a high class of society, dignified, and fashionable? Then drape a Grecian dress over your body, place some fig leaves in your hair, and keep your head held high this Halloween!

*Popular Culture Characters

Do you love following the latest trends? Then follow popular culture and dress up as The Hunger Games, The Avengers, or Once Upon a Time characters.

Frozen costumes
Frozen costumes | Source

Costume Inspiration

Pirate | Source
Fairy | Source
Princess Tiana
Princess Tiana
Cat | Source
The Corpse Bride
The Corpse Bride | Source
Ivy/Nature | Source
Rapunzel | Source
Grecian Beauty
Grecian Beauty | Source
Katniss | Source
Rumpelstiltskin | Source
Hulk | Source

What are you waiting for?

Make your costume reflect your personality whether it's flirty, scary, girly, or tough; or you can be mysterious and take on a whole new persona!

Just use your creative brain, personality, and interests and you can wear a phenomenal costume for Halloween!


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      8 years ago

      Interesting hub. You said re.the pirate costume, to show 'how you don't quite fit into the norms of society'. I don't suppose this quite describes you, does it? (smile)


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      Erin Bower 

      8 years ago from Georgia

      Thanks, Pinkchic18! It's nice to know someone reads my tweets. :) Thanks for following me; I'm now following you!

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      Sarah Carlsley 

      8 years ago from Minnesota

      I found your link via the hubpages hashtag on twitter, you have some great ideas here! Thanks for sharing :)

    • Ebower profile imageAUTHOR

      Erin Bower 

      9 years ago from Georgia

      Thanks for reading and voting up! Well, you never know when someone's going to throw a costume party, right? Well, I'm halfway kidding, but I did write this some time ago. You could always book mark it for future use. Thanks for commenting!

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      Phil Plasma 

      9 years ago from Montreal, Quebec

      You've got some great tips here, of course it isn't the season right now, but it isn't that far away, either. You get a vote-up and useful from me.


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