28 Famous Hairstyles That Are Instant Halloween Costumes
Categories: Halloween Costumes

28 Famous Hairstyles That Are Instant Halloween Costumes

What exactly do Princess Leia, Kylie Jenner and Dorothy Gale have in common? Their hair is instantly recognizable in the world of pop culture. In fact, these ladies’ locks are so iconic that dressing up as them for Halloween doesn’t even require a costume — just the hair. We’ve rounded up a few of the most recognizable tresses of hairstyles past and present that would make for the perfect look come October 31. So grab a wig or a curling iron and go to town replicating these 28 hairstyles that truly are your Halloween costume.

1. Marge Simpson: Big, blue and beautiful! Perhaps no blue locks are more infamous then the gravity-defying hair of Marge Simpson. While it might be a bit difficult to achieve with your own hair, we’ve got the perfect wig to help you make this costume your own. (Photo via Fox)

2. Janelle Monáe: The “Electric Lady” singer’s twisted updo is a signature of Janelle’s always put-together look (typically, along with black and white separates, punchy red lip and an infectious smile). Follow this tutorial to get a similar look. (Photo via Francois Nei/Getty)

3. Princess Leia: No one will mistake you for anyone but Princess Leia when you’re rocking these side buns. We’ve even got an easy tutorial to help you get this out-of-this-world look. (Photo via Clemens Bilan/Getty Images)

4. Rachel Green: Jennifer Aniston might not have been a fan of her Friends hairstyle she made famous back in the early ’90s, but there’s no arguing that the infamous cut known as “The Rachel” has become quite iconic. While the cut itself might involve a trip to the hairdressers, perhaps some faux highlights could help achieve that ’90s vibe for the night. (Photo via Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

5. Sia: Achieving Sia’s hair on your own might take a lot of time and patience (not to mention obscured vision), so luckily there’s a Sia Wig ($38) to copy her recognizable shaggy ‘do/ (Photo via Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

6. Ariana Grande: The famous singer recently debuted new platinum blonde locks, but we’re always going to associate her with her signature high ponytail, which makes a great last-minute Halloween costume. (Photo via Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

7. Kylie Jenner: Kylie Jenner has undergone a lot of hair transformations these past few years (like, a lot) but we’re partial to her teal ombre tresses of days past. It’s an easy style to replicate at home using temporary pastel conditioner if the tips of your locks are bleached. Otherwise, call in the trusty hair chalk. (Photo via Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

8. Lorde: Ugh, we fall more and more in love with Lorde’s voluminous mane every time we see it. The Australian songstress is often associated with her curls upon curls, a style that doesn’t even require a curling iron to achieve. (Photo via Angela Weiss/Getty Images)

9. Farrah Fawcett: Perhaps no hair signifies the ’70s as much as the feathered tresses of Farah Fawcett. The style has made a comeback and is surprisingly simple to recreate on your own. (Photo via Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

10. Betty Boop: Short-haired gals will be able to pull off this costume with ease, but those with longer locks might want to stick with an adorable Betty Boop Wig ($17). (Photo via King Features Syndicate, Inc./Fleischer Studios, Inc./Hearst Holdings, Inc.)

11. Beyoncé: Bey was basically responsible for one of the most iconic hairstyles of this past year: #wokeuplikethis waves. Copy the short kinked waves that kicked off the lazy girl hair trend whether you have short locks or not. (Photo via YouTube)

12. Dorothy Gale: Blue ribbons and Dutch pigtails are all that’s necessary to dress up as Kansas’s most famous former resident. (Photo via Warner Home Video)

13. Bridgette Bardot: Bridgette Bardot is one of the most famous actresses to come out of Hollywood’s Golden Era, and her signature bouffant is surprisingly easy to create using this tutorial. (Photo via Evening Standard/Getty Images)

14. Rapunzel: It would take years of being locked away in a tower to compete with the length of Rapunzel’s blonde strands, so we’ll settle for a messy braid of our own. That said, if you’re feeling extra dedicated, you could always rock a longer ‘do with the help of a Rapunzel Wig ($26). (Photo via Handout/Getty Images)

15. Audrey Hepburn: A little volume and a LBD are all you need for an incredible Audrey Hepburn costume. You can stun everyone with Hepburn’s chic updo using this tutorial. (Photo via Keystone Features/Getty Images)

16. Anna Wintour: The most famous bob of recent times just so happens to belong to one of the most famous fashion editors of all time. Even if you have longer hair, you can use a little beauty magic to create a faux bob of your own. (Photo via Cindy Ord/Getty Images)

17. Morticia Addams: The famous Mrs. Addams is a great pick for a Halloween costume, and her sleek black ‘do plays an important role in that. Parting your hair down the center and straightening your locks (and perhaps hiding your bangs) will help you look like Morticia in no time.  (Photo via Paramount Pictures)

18. Elsa: Two years later, and Frozen fever is still going strong, especially when it come to Halloween costumes. No Elsa ensemble is complete without her icy cool Dutch braid — just add glitter and go. (Photo via Walt Disney Pictures) 

19. Cruella de Vil: Believe it or not, a wig is not a necessity when it comes to dressing up as every dalmatian’s worst nightmare. Temporary hair dye and a serious attitude are the only components you need to replicate this fierce villain. (Photo via Walt Disney Pictures)

20. Raggedy Ann: We never said hairstyles have to involve actual hair, per se. A touch of red yarn and your lovely self are all you need to dress up like America’s fave raggedy doll. (via Brit + Co)

21. Marie Antoinette: No one brought the volume quite like Marie Antoinette, and if you rock this gravity-defying updo there’ll be no mistaking you as anyone but the former Queen of France. While the style might take a bit (read: a ton) of work to do with your own tresses, you can’t go wrong with a classic Marie Antoinette Wig ($23). (Photo via Columbia Pictures)

22. Merida: With hair as wild as her personality, Disney’s Scottish princess Merida has become associated with her red ringlets. Feel free to create some killer curls of your own or just pop on a Merida Wig ($105) to emulate our favorite tomboy princess. (Photo via Walt Disney Pictures)

23. Pippi Longstocking: There’s no costume more adorable and goofy then the classic Pippi Longstocking, whose signature crazy pigtails are a breeze to DIY thanks to this tutorial. (Photo via Hannes Margerstaedt/Getty Images)

24. Lisa Turtle: Take a hair tip or two from Bayside High’s resident fashionista using these volume-filled steps. Part List Turtle, part Kelly Kapowski, 100% ’80s magic. (via Brit + Co)

25. Marilyn Monroe: The original bombshell Marilyn Monroe has become a style icon not only for Halloween but in everyday trends. Her blonde locks and red lips are still the envy of girls today and would make for a glamorous look come October 31st. (Photo via Baron/Getty Images)

26. Rosie the Riveter: This costume is a classic for a reason — it’s so gosh darn easy to do! Throw a bandana over this cute updo that’s guaranteed to impress. (via Brit + Co)

27. Meghan Trainor: The “All About That Base” singer gave us an excuse to wear head-to-toe pastels and a flower crown in the height of fall. Get her signature pink-streaked waves using this easy tutorial. (Photo via YouTube)

28. Katniss Everdeen: The girl on fire is instantly recognizable by her well-known braid, a style even a beauty novice could try their hand at with this tutorial. (Photo via Murray Close/Lionsgate Pictures)

What’s your hairstyle going to be this Halloween? Let us know in the comments below!