Ladies, if your Halloween costume planning has not yet begun… it’s time to get. On. It. You’ve already bookmarked all the recipes, pumpkin carving, and decor, so now we need to slay the dress-up game. Scroll on to see 75 of the most creative women’s costume ideas to buy or DIY.

DIY Wonder Woman Halloween Costume

1. Wonder Woman Costume: Diana Prince does it all: She’s a peaceful diplomat and a raging warrior. In the 2017 movie starring Gal Gadot, they revamped her retro outfit into a fiercely sexy yet strong ensemble that enhances her inner strength. (via Brit + Co)

DIY Daenerys Targaryen Halloween Costume

2. Daenerys Targaryen Costume: The silver-haired queen on Game of Thrones continues onward, never veering from her path toward glory as the ruler of the seven kingdoms. Talk about making a #lifegoal and sticking to it. (via Brit + Co)

DIY Abbi and Ilana Broad City Women's Halloween Costume

3. Abbi and Ilana from Broad City Costume: From season three’s “Game Over” episode where Abbi competes in the Soulstice Games and Ilana loses her job at Deals! Deals! Deals!, this costume pairing just might be two of the show’s most iconic looks. (via Brit + Co)

DIY Ghostbuster Halloween Costume

4. Ghostbusters Costume: You’ll never believe it, but the secret behind this costume is Tupperware containers! (via Brit + Co)

DIY Sandy Grease Halloween Costume

5. Sandy from Grease Costume: Pair leather leggings or pants with an off-the-shoulder black top and a thick black belt. Red shoes are a must. Take the outfit even further with big gold hoops and sparkly red nails. (via Brit + Co)

 DIY Sushi Halloween Costume

6. Sushi Costume: Sushi has never looked cuter than this DIY winner. Grab a fish-shaped pillow and faux-seaweed fabric, and complete the ensemble with a ginger and wasabi headband. (via Brit + Co)

DIY Cactus Halloween Costume

7. Cactus Costume: A green outfit, creatively placed spines, and a desert-inspired flower make for a prickly look of the summer’s favorite succulent. Prick-or-Treat! (via Brit + Co)

DIY Hocus Pocus Witch Costume

8. Hocus Pocus Witch Costume: We love this witchy twist! “I put a spell on you, and now you’re mine.” (via Brit + Co)

DIY Emoji Costume

9. Dancer Emoji Costume: You can pretend-salsa the night away in this emoji dancer costume. (via Brit + Co)

DIY Mary Poppins Halloween Costume

10. Mary Poppins Costume: Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious! (via Brit + Co)

DIY Handmaid's Tale Costume

11. Offred from Handmaid’s Tale Costume: We will bear no more. (via Brit + Co)

DIY Belle Beauty and the Beast Costume

12. Belle Costume: This Disney princess outfit from Beauty and the Beast can be pieced together from items you already own. (via Brit + Co)

DIY Eleven from Stranger Things Costume

13. Eleven from Stranger Things Costume: Leggo her Eggo. (via Brit + Co)


DIY Fairy Halloween Costume

14. Fairy Costume: There are so many different interpretations, but we absolutely love this woodland-flower-nymph-type fairy. (via Brit + Co)

DIY Avocado Toast Costume

15. Avocado Toast Costume: Everyone loooooves it because, TBH, whats not to love about avos and bread? (via Brit + Co)

DIY Marilyn Monroe Costume

16. Marilyn Monroe Costume: “I’m selfish, impatient, and a little insecure. I make mistakes, I’m out of control and at times hard to handle. But if you can’t handle me at my worst, then you sure as hell don’t deserve me at my best.” — Marilyn Monroe. (via Brit + Co)

DIY Poison Ivy Women's Halloween Costume

17. Poison Ivy Costume: Can we talk about Uma Thurman as Poison Ivy in 1997’s Batman and Robin? Um, total babe. (via Brit + Co)

DIY Mummy Women's Halloween Costume

18. Mummy Costume: Yikes. we’re having flashbacks from The Ring. Do yourself a favor and avoid looking in the mirror after you’ve had a few drinks ;) (via Brit + Co)

DIY Zombie Women's Halloween Costume

19. Zombie Babe Costume: Try this approachable zombie makeup tutorial so you can feel like a total babe while staying true to Halloween’s spooky vibe. (via Brit + Co)

DIY Clueless Women's Halloween Costume

20. Cher and Dionne from Clueless Costume: If you’re totally buggin’ over what costume to wear, why not bring out your inner Cher from this classic ’90s film. Or, whatever. (via Brit + Co)

DIY Britney Spears Women's Halloween Costume

21. Old-School Britney Spears Costume: Throw it back to the golden era — when Brit-Brit still reigned as the Princess of Pop. Her signature schoolgirl style circa “Baby, One More Time” is an oldie-but-goodie. (via Brit + Co)

DIY La Croix Women's Halloween Costume

22. La Croix Cans Costume: No matter which flavor of La Croix is your BAE, we can all agree that the sparkling water is life. (via Brit + Co)

DIY Harley Quinn Women's Halloween Costume

23. Harley Quinn Costume: This babe steals the show in Suicide Squad, so it’s no surprise that she won our hearts too. (via Brit + Co)

DIY Rosie the Riveter Women's Halloween Costume

24. Rosie the Riveter Costume: Here’s to our girlies on the front lines, still rockin’ out and #RESIST-ing! Show your support for the feminist movement as this iconic lady boss. (via Brit + Co)

DIY Ariel Halloween Costume

25. Ariel Costume: Mermaid costumes can go one of two ways on All Hallow’s Eve — decked out and girly or frightfully fabulous. Either way, venture under the sea with this Disney classic. (via Brit + Co)

DIY Olympic Gymnast Women's Halloween Costume

26. Olympic Gymnast Costume: Go for the gold with this athletic costume that includes warm-up pants, because let’s be real — it would be a little uncomfortable (and cold) to wear a leotard around all night. (via Brit + Co)

DIY Jessica Rabbit Halloween Costume

27. Jessica Rabbit Costume: Create the silhouette of Jessica’s signature dress by layering a sequined tube top with a sweetheart neckline on top of a maxi skirt. Smokin’! (via Brit + Co)

DIY Baywatch Babe Halloween Costume

28. Baywatch Babe Costume: Prepare to save the shoreline with your amazing jumping skills. Pro tip: If you are planning to walk the streets, throw on your tennis sneakers underneath the tights so it looks like you are barefoot but really aren’t. (via Brit + Co)

DIY Rapunzel Halloween Costume

29. Rapunzel Costume: “I’ve got a dream, I’ve got a dream, I just want to see the floating lanterns gleam!” (via Brit + Co)

30. Raining Men Costume: David, Josh, Leo, George… the gang’s all here! Pick your fave studs and follow along with the instructions for one hunky rainstorm we’d all like to weather. (via Studio DIY)

DIY Tinkerbell Halloween Costume

31. Tinkerbell Costume: Always the sassy one, that Tink. (via Brit + Co)

DIY Women's Fruit Halloween Costume

32. Fruit Costume: Get fruity and transform yourself into a watermelon, a pineapple, a strawberry, a lime, or some grapes. (via Brit + Co)

DIY Women's Fanta Girl Costume

33. Fanta Girl Costume: The key to these costumes is bright solid colors and white go-go boots.“You look hot in all that plaster — drink some Fanta, faster, faster!” (via Brit + Co)

34. Popcorn Costume: Snack food costumes are on fire this year — probs from all of last year’s Netflix-and-chillin’, and this inventive little number is easy to re-create. Choose a pair of butter-yellow footwear and follow along here. (via Studio DIY)

DIY Women's Clown Halloween Costume

35. Clown Costume: We think you’ll like this funny-girl take on a classic with an amazing Halloween hair hack to boot! (via Brit + Co)

DIY Regina George from Mean Girls Costume

36. Regina George from Mean Girls Costume: Pay homage to the ultimate Mean Girl by dressing up as her. (via Brit + Co)

DIY Gamora from Guardians of the Galaxy Costume Gif

37. Gamora from Guardians of the Galaxy Costume: This Halloween, go green! (via Brit + Co)

DIY Women's Hippie Halloween Costume

38. Hippie Costume: You can follow in the footsteps of this trippy hippy with some Woodstock-era flowy pants, Lennon glasses, bell sleeves, and a vest. (via Brit + Co)

39. Bowl of Cereal Costume: Since pool floats are in — and pool noodles are out — why not turn ’em into a bowl of Fruit Loops? Re-purposing props are the green goddess’ way of keeping things fresh every Halloween. (via Studio DIY)

DIY Black Widow from The Avengers Halloween Costume

40. Black Widow from The Avengers Costume: Known for her prowess as a skilled spy, martial artist, and sniper, Black Widow is basically a badass worthy of imitating any year. (via Brit + Co)

DIY Hermione Granger from Harry Potter Costume

41. Hermione Granger from Harry Potter Costume: What. A. Babe! (via Brit + Co)

DIY Women's Vampire Halloween Costume

42. Vampire Costume: We love this getup because it doesn’t take a vampire’s lifespan (AKA eternity) to make. (via Brit + Co)

DIY Beyonce Costume

43. Beyoncé Costume: As a dancer, Bey is THE ultimate performance icon. And as a woman, her strength and career inspire us to be the best and never let haters bring us down. (via Brit + Co)


44. Croquembouche Costume: If you’re not familiar with this type of French wedding cake, it’s made from dozens of tiny cream puffs. So cute *and* delish! (via Studio DIY)

DIY Dorothy from The Wizard of Oz Costume

45. Dorothy from The Wizard of Oz Costume: To bring the costume to the next level, pair with accessories such as frilly white socks and a basket to hold your flowers or dog. (via Brit + Co)

DIY Kristen Wiig as Dooneese Costume

46. Kristen Wiig as Dooneese Costume: This SNL character wears all kinds of outfits, so find the craziest dress at a thrift store to channel your best Dooneese. The key piece is, of course, the tiny hands! (via Brit + Co)

DIY Batgirl Costume

47. Batgirl Costume: Batgirl here, ready to fight some crime. (via Brit + Co)

DIY Grace and Frankie Costume

48. Grace and Frankie Costume: So you’ve already tried Cher and Dionne and Thelma and Louise. Next on the list with your BFF: These two sassy women from our fave Netflix hit, Grace and Frankie. (via Brit + Co)

DIY Marilyn Monroe Pop Art Costume

49. Marilyn Monroe Pop Art Costume: “Give a girl the right pair of shoes and she’ll conquer the world.” — Marilyn Monroe. (via Brit + Co)

DIY Women's Scarecrow Halloween Costume

50. Scarecrow Costume: Can we get a big round of applause for overalls coming back into style in time for Halloween? (via Brit + Co)

DIY Anna and Elsa from Frozen Halloween Costume

51. Anna and Elsa from Frozen Costume: Sisters who ice skate together, stay together. (via Brit + Co)

DIY Minnie Mouse Halloween Costume

52. Minnie Mouse Costume: Minnie Mouse rocks polka dots better than anyone, don’t you think? (via Brit + Co)


DIY Prince Halloween Costume

53. Prince Costume: “‘Cause tonight we’re gonna party like it’s 1999.” (via Brit + Co)

DIY Flapper Halloween Costume

54. Flapper Costume: The best part about this costume is that you can totally wear it again (New Year’s Eve party, done!). So brush off your dancing shoes and Charleston your way to a night of fun. (via Brit + Co)

DIY Kimmy from Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt Costume

55. Kimmy from Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt Costume: She’s a true original, and so is her yellow cardigan! Find your favorite patches and buttons to mimic her style. (via Brit + Co)

DIY A Real Housewife Costume

56. A Real Housewife Costume: Grab a glass of rosé, a Grey Goose with lots + lots of lemons, or even a bottle of Skinnygirl Margarita and work it on Halloween night as a quotable, fearless star of Bravo’s series. (via Brit + Co)

DIY Hillary Clinton Costume

57. Hillary Clinton Costume: She may not have won the election (or did she?!) but HRC is major #girlboss and she makes for an inspiring costume. (via Brit + Co)

DIY Taylor Swift Halloween Costume

58. Taylor Swift Costume: Even if you don’t have blonde hair, a dark red lip seals the deal — you’re the leader of this squad. (via Brit + Co)

DIY Women's Unicorn Halloween Costume

59. Unicorn Costume: This look really comes down to the makeup and putting the right pieces together to tap into a pretty, sexy, sporty, playful, ethereal unicorn. (via Brit + Co)

DIY Catwoman Halloween Costume

60. Catwoman Costume: Yes, yes, and more yes! To score this look, purchase a long-sleeve pleather zip-up suit. Put on your best pair of bad girl boots and rock your fierceness all night long. (via Brit + Co)

DIY Women's Skeleton Halloween Costume

61. Skeleton Costume: If you’ve yet to see SNL‘s David S. Pumpkins skit that this costume is based on, then TBH, you haven’t really lived. (via Brit + Co)

DIY Millennial Pink Costume

62. Millennial Pink Costume: Say hello to the millennial pink girl squad from the year 3017. These lovely ladies are a thousand years ahead, sporting various shades of this seriously trendy hue. (via Brit + Co)

DIY Storm Halloween Costume

63. Storm Costume: The tides might be turning. We hear there’s a *storm* coming! (via Brit + Co)

DIY Women's Tyrannosaurus Rex Halloween Costume

64. Tyrannosaurus Rex Costume: Ain’t nothin’ cuter than this little dino looking fierce in felt. (via Brit + Co)

DIY Sue Surprise Costume

65. Sue Surprise Costume: ICYMI, the SNLskit features Kristen Wiig doing one of our all-time favorite roles. First, do your homework (AKA watch the clip) and then have a field day with this kooky character. (via Brit + Co)

DIY Cersei Lannister Halloween Costume

66. Cersei Lannister Costume: Oh nefarious Cersei, how we fear and also admire thee. This Halloween, take on this queen’s character in Game of Thrones season seven as she takes a seat on the iron throne, with all her true darkness shining through. (via Brit + Co)

DIY GLOW Halloween Costume

67. GLOW Costume: You’re sure to have a *knockout* Halloween when you dress up as Zoya the Destroya or Liberty Belle. (via Brit + Co)

DIY Amazon Woman Halloween Costume

68. Amazon Woman Costume: Wonder Woman‘s Amazonians are tall, strong, beautiful, badass ladies that rule the land of Themyscira, otherwise known as Paradise Island. They formed their own society and cultivated a world where no men are allowed. ‘Nuff said. (via Brit + Co)

DIY Women's Ninja Halloween Costume

69. Ninja Costume: Once a ninja, always a ninja. (via Brit + Co)

DIY Women's Ursula Halloween Costume

70. Ursula Costume: “Yes I have had my share of complaints, but on the whole, I’ve been a saint!… to those Poor Unfortunate Souls!” — Ursula from The Little Mermaid (via Brit + Co)

DIY Halloween Gilly Costume

71. Gilly Costume: Kristen Wiig does it again (and again, and again) as the girl Gilly in another regular SNLskit. “Her name is Gilly and she’s at it again, causing lots of ruckus like a barnyard hen. She’s always making trouble, her hair is like a bubble. Knock, knock, who’s there? It’s Gilly.” (via Brit + Co)

DIY Halloween Rey Costume

72. Rey Costume: This really is the perfect disguise for any gal who has the desire to channel her inner warrior. And let’s be real — Rey from Star Wars is a total babe, so if you want to go for the “sexy” Halloween look, this one will win you some whistles. (via Brit + Co)

DIY Women's Flamingo Halloween Costume

73. Flamingo Costume: It’s time to let your inner bird shine in a perfectly pink lewk. (via Brit + Co)

DIY Women's Target Lady Halloween Costume

74. Target Lady Costume: Watch and learn in this SNLskit starring Kristen Wiig, who deserves a Halloween character every single year. Hot chicken! (via Brit + Co)

DIY Sansa Stark Halloween Costume

75. Sansa Stark Costume: Winter is coming, and this red-headed Stark from Game of Thrones is *not* messing around. (via Brit + Co)

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(Additional reporting by Lindsey Graham-Jones)