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Plus Size Halloween Costumes

Updated on June 7, 2013

More Than Ghosts and Goblins

Like other times of the year, Halloween has become a commercial event. That is not always a bad thing, especially for plus size women like myself.

I have had the opportunity to look through many costume sites since I first started writing for BellaOnline's Large and Lovely site nine years ago and then for my plus size shopping blogs. Being a commercialized event means there are more options out there for plus size shoppers than ever, and even more choices than before thanks to the Internet; although, like other areas in the plus size clothing industry, there is always room for improvement.

What follows is a listing of retailers who offer plus size costumes in an array of styles and sizes from sexy to spooky. I have limited the choices to ones I think are actually worth your time.

Citation: graphic copyright M. E. Wood.

Flapper Video Review

My friend Lana helped me review a plus size flapper outfit from HalloweenCostumes.com on my shopping blog. The first video provides a little ambiance (and for fun) while in the second she shares what she thinks of it (halfway through I changed the format while filming not realizing the iPod would not change).

Buy Costumes - Style, selection, and service...

Plus Size Costumes for Women at Buy Costumes
Plus Size Costumes for Women at Buy Costumes

Buy Costumes does have a huge selection of costumes. There are well over 100 in plus size styles to choose from. The usual pirates and vampires as well as some unique ones like Tracy Turnblad and Edna from Hairspray, Marilyn Monroe, Mermaid, Egyptian Queen, Wilma, Batgirl, Alice and Irish Lass (see sizing). They also have a huge assortment of vampire, witch, and pirate styles.

They have a sin bin for quick purchases and always have a great promotion running during peak seasons like September to October. If you find you purchase a lot of costumes throughout the year you would benefit from signing up to their newsletter to get regular promotions in your in-box.

Visit Buy Costumes to see their plus size Halloween styles.

More than Books

I know, I never would have thought of Amazon for plus size costumes either but I did a search for "plus size Halloween costumes" and turned up three pages. They have options for a witch, queen of hearts, hot devil mama, mafia mamma, roaring twenties, baroness, maverick saloon girl, a few pirates, a goddess, supergirl and many more.

Sexy or Spooky?

How do you like your Halloween costumes?

See results

Hips and Curves - Putting the sexy into treating...

Hips and Curves Costumes
Hips and Curves Costumes

Hips and Curves normally specializes in plus size lingerie like chemises, teddies, bustiers etc. But they also like to join in on celebrations like Halloween except with a higher dose of sexy than your average costume shop.

As it gets closer to the fall they can have anywhere from ten to twenty styles plus accessories to choose from. Past costumes have included: Queen of Hearts, Sexy Pirate, Treasure Hunter, Eve of Seduction, Miss Hellen Back, and the typical sexy nurse. They also have some nifty accessories like the sexy witch hat, satin pop-up hat, fairy wings, fingerless gloves and cat ears.

Visit Hips and Curves to check out their plus size styles.

"Clothes make a statement. Costumes tell a story."

~ Mason Cooley

The History of Halloween in 3 Minutes - By National Geographic

The National Geographic Channel did this amazing three minute video that loads lots of lore and still manages to entertain and educate. Hope you learn something new!

Zombie Costume from Buy Costumes
Zombie Costume from Buy Costumes

What are the Hottest Costumes Right Now?

  • Vampires
  • Avatar
  • Twilight Spoofs
  • Witches
  • Superheroes
  • Game of Thrones
  • Bollywood Beauty
  • Werewolves
  • Zombies/Undead
  • And Pirates of course!

"Double, double toil and trouble. Fire burn, and cauldron bubble."

~ William Shakespeare (Macbeth)

Costume Craze - Time to get crazy...

Plus Size Costumes from Costume Craze
Plus Size Costumes from Costume Craze

There are over 100 plus size costume styles to choose from some of which I have never seen before. There were lots of fairies, a couple different styles of pirates, batgirl, southern belle, Viking woman, wonder woman (pictured), super girl and many princesses. Read the fine print as the costume may not be all you see -- some have added accessories.

Visit Costume Craze to check out their plus size styles.

Big Gals Lingerie

More than leather and lace...

The title is a bit misleading because they offer more than a few cheap thrills. They have every day sexy costumes for the bedroom and club but near fall they still keep it sexy but offer out and about costumes. Their prices range from reasonable to expensive and they offer sizes 1x to 12x. You will find the Queen of Pop, pimps, devils, witches, super heroes, nurses, and much more. And yes, displayed with plus size models.

Visit Big Gals Lingerie to check out their unique plus size styles.

Torrid

Hot! Hot! Hot!

They carry a regular line of sexy fashion forward clothing for the trendy plus size woman with attitude. In the fall they like to carry a special line of costumes. It is not a huge selection but it's popular. This year they have Pirate, Can Can Girl, Queen Wonderland, Race Car Driver, Kitty, Super Hero (Wonder Woman-ish), Retro Flight Attendant, Miss Mouse, Zombie Queen, and Bubble Bee.

Torrid also has some of the best boots to complete vampire, witch, or pirate looks.

Visit Torrid for plus size Halloween Shopping.

"Where there is no imagination there is no horror."

~Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

10 Last Minute Costume Ideas

You didn't plan ahead. The stores are closed and you need a costume quick. Time to look through your closet and see what you can come up with.

Here are 10 costume ideas for people in a pinch.

Top 100

Thanks you to this lens made it into the Top 100 Lenses at Squidoo on October 10, 2010.

Thank you!

Before you go give us an idea of what kind of costumes you were looking for and why? Or just leave a warm fuzzy, we like those too.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      very nice lens

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      MillBucks 4 years ago

      Great job, you have taken curves to a whole new level! Love the costumes you have featured.

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      Joanne Reid 5 years ago from Prince Edward Island/Arizona

      Great lens!!!

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      gottaloveit2 5 years ago

      Love the HIps and Curve site - what fascinating stuff they have.

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      JuserTM 5 years ago

      Fantastic lens, nicely done!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Beautiful! I will definitely share this amazing lens with my friends. Two thumbs up! Squid-liked it.

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      Rose Jones 5 years ago

      Everybody needs cute clothes - no matter what size you are! Thanks for publishing this. BTW - I visited your blog - it was very helpful to me as a Squidoo queen.

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      Rhidawn 5 years ago

      Great lens!

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      JoyfulReviewer 5 years ago

      Love the selection. Thanks for the fun costume lens!

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      LaurenIM 5 years ago

      I'm glad more attention is being given the plus size person in everyday clothing and in Halloween costumes too!

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      HalloweenEnthus 5 years ago

      Love the plus size halloween costumes lens. Very well setup.

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      Mamaboo LM 5 years ago

      A desperately needed addition, Thanks!!!!

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      I never really thought about plus sized halloween costumes before. Interesting lens :)

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      WindyWintersHubs 6 years ago from Vancouver Island, BC

      These costumes are very flattering for the fuller figure. Love any kind of costume dress.

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      hlkljgk 6 years ago from Western Mass

      nice selection of costumes for the plus sized lady. :)

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      Bellani LM 6 years ago

      nice lens.thanks for sharing

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      doubleside lm 6 years ago

      Amazing costumes in fabulous lens. Well, I think I like your ideas.

      Keep writing and have a nice halloween. :)

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      dascott 6 years ago

      Love your Lens. What a great selection of costumes!

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      PatriciaLi 6 years ago

      Great lens! Found it right on time for this halloween, thanks!

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      Treasures By Brenda 6 years ago from Canada

      Great selection of plus-size Halloween costumes you've shared here!

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      A+ Halloween Lens!

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      Jhangora LM 6 years ago

      Nice collection of costumes for Halloween. The lens has been designed well. Happy Halloween.

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      KimGiancaterino 6 years ago

      I've included a plus-size costume on my Elvira lens. A lot of men like to dress up as Elvira too. Nice selections ... congratulations on the purple star.

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      Kiwisoutback 6 years ago from Massachusetts

      Awesome choices for a unique lens. I just linked to this page on my 48 ways to use the ebay module lens.

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      Loretta 6 years ago from United States

      Great list :) Torrid always has a nice selection of costumes (and some fall wardrobe must-haves too)

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      Lorelei Cohen 6 years ago from Canada

      Very nicely done, I love looking at Halloween costumes, they really get you in the Halloween spirit. Have a happy Halloween.

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      nukemdomis lm 7 years ago

      I want to see more costumes that are both spooky and sexy!

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      daoine lm 7 years ago

      Congratulations on your Purple Star! I hope you get many more - I love your lenses :-)

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      Heather Burns 7 years ago from Wexford, Ireland

      great lens!

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      Swededesigns 7 years ago

      Awesome lens! I stumble across this and was really impressed with it. :)

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      My sister-in-law is a Halloween nut with a massive amount of décor and always has a Halloween party. I've never dressed up for it but am starting to feel a bit inspired--what a great idea for a lens! A purple star, now that's a sweet treat!

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      Beautifully done lens. I'm not sure I'll do anything for Halloween this year. Its fun!

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      [in reply to The_Homeopath] i luv halloween too bu its not my favorite holiday christmas is.

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      i think the costumes are really cool. =)

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      WindyWintersHubs 7 years ago from Vancouver Island, BC

      Congratulations on your Purple Star Award! Keep up the good work! :)

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      smartzville 7 years ago

      Landing on this page was more fun that I've had all week! Lots of great ideas as well as information on plus size costumes for women. Thanks for putting this together and sharing with the world. A

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      TheShu 8 years ago

      Loved the plus size costumes. Its great to see such great ones available these days. Please try to stop by my https://hubpages.com/holidays/Fancy-Dress-Costumes lens. I would really appreciate it!

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      Nice costumes! I like the pirate ones.

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      Wonderful job! Lots of great costumes too!

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      nitromama 8 years ago

      Great lens. Love the costumes!

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      ElizabethJeanAl 8 years ago

      Welcome to the Totally Awesome Lenses Group.

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      real_estate_hawaii 8 years ago

      Great lens, keep up the good work. Very nice halloween costumes.

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      ashleymia 8 years ago

      Wow what a nice costumes. 5*s.

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      Stephen Carr 8 years ago from Corona, CA

      A Plus Plus Lens!

      Good stuff, enjoyed the visit!

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      Moe Wood 8 years ago from Eastern Ontario

      Torrid makes me feel younger! :)

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      Patricia 8 years ago

      Wow, it is a way up there! Very cool! My daughter likes Torrid.

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      RuthCoffee 8 years ago

      Really nice selection here...I would want Wilma for sure...well that is if it includes the necklace...gotta have that!

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      Spook LM 8 years ago

      Great lens, have a gas and enjoy.

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      Gail47 8 years ago

      I love this lens. I emailed it to a relative of mine and I hope she checks it out. Great ideas for Halloween.

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      religions7 8 years ago

      ONce again - a great idea.

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      CameronPoe 8 years ago

      I'd like to be the Joker this year. I'm sure there will be a few dozens of us dressed the same in the party I'm attending.

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      jessicashalyn 8 years ago

      "Clothes make a statement. Costumes tell a story." - is nice quote. liked it and found here informative lens. thanks for sharing with all of us. 5*

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      SewWithSarah 8 years ago

      GREAT LENS!! Love the costumes!

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      FreebieWorld 9 years ago

      Lovely costumes BGBlue. I love all of them, need to prepare now soon Halloween day will come.

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      emilyava 9 years ago

      Excellent lens. great information here.

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      RyanRE LM 9 years ago

      Sweet costumes BGBlue. It is almost that time of the year again. We all need to home in on Halloween themes. *****to ya and thanks for commenting on my lens.

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      RuthCoffee 9 years ago

      Great looking costumes!

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      The Homeopath 9 years ago

      These are so cool! I love Halloween.

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      Evelyn Saenz 9 years ago from Royalton

      Great Lens! 5 stars and favored!

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      daoine lm 9 years ago

      Thanks so much for featuring my pirate lens Moe. I'm lensrolling you back.

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      justholidays 9 years ago

      Halloween is a recent holiday in Belgium but this year, I want to wear a gothic witch costume.

      For my sister, it's Halloween each and every day since she is a Morticia Addams replica.

      Prosperity66

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      Mandi LM 9 years ago

      Great lens - I was going to do one myself, but I think you did such a great job, I'm just gonna add you to favorites and the lensroll on https://hubpages.com/entertainment/verysexycostume So many people assume if you are larger than a size 8 you wouldn't want to dress up. Great work!

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      anonymous 10 years ago

      Great lens, Moe. This looks like fun!

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      CliveAnderson LM 10 years ago

      Really interesting and informative lens. You've certainly outlined your subject with a detailed and comprehensive manner. Some of these links are amazing, top stuff, love it. Easy 5 stars. Clive Anderson.

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