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128 Halloween Costume Ideas If You Have No Idea What You're Going to Be Yet

128 Ideas on What to Be for Halloween

As an adult, you've got a lot of important decisions to make every year, but one of the most important is what to be for Halloween! We're only kidding - but sometimes it does seem like an overwhelming responsibility! If you're still scratching your head as to what to be, take a scroll down this list and see if anything tickles your fancy. We have costume ideas for couples, whole families and groups, or for a party-of-one. Happy Halloween!           

What's the best thing you've ever dressed up as for Halloween? Let us know in the comments! 

JUMP AHEAD

COSTUMES FOR ONE

128 Halloween Costume Ideas | A bird!

Source: Curbly

1. Why not be a graceful bird? You can make this costume of cardboard.

 

128 Halloween Costume Ideas | A unicorn!

Source: Brit Co.

2. Maybe you want to be a magical, DIY unicorn.

 

128 Halloween Costume Ideas | Baa! A lamb!

Source: The Joy of Fashion

3. Baa, baby! You could always go as a lamb!

 

128 Halloween Costume Ideas | Doe, a deer

Source: Flattery

4. Oh deer, still don't know what to be? How about a doe

 

128 Halloween Costume Ideas | A flamingo (good luck standing on one leg all night, though)

Source: Pretty Providence

5. Or perhaps a one-legged flamingo?

 

128 Halloween Costume Ideas | Smokey the Bear

Source: The Merrythought

6. Smokey the Bear says "only you can figure out what to be for Halloween!"

 

128 Halloween Costume Ideas | Cat Burglar

Source: Keiko Lynn

7. Meow! Combine costumes and be a cat burglar.

 

128 Halloween Costume Ideas | A French Girl

Source: Brit Co.

8. Do you own a striped shirt? You could be a stereotypical French woman (ooh la la!).

 

128 Halloween Costume Ideas | Rosie the Riveter

Source: Maiden Mag

9. Show your guns and dress as Rosie the Riveter.

 

128 Halloween Costume Ideas | Cleopatra

Source:  Curbly

10. Maybe classy Cleopatra suits your style.

 

128 Halloween Costume Ideas | Birth of Venus

Source: The House That Lars Built

11. Perhaps the artist in you craves to be rebirthed as Venus?

 

128 Halloween Costume Ideas | Amelia Earhart

Source: Maiden Mag

12. Soar away as Amelia Earhart with some goggles and an oversized jacket.

 

128 Halloween Costume Ideas | The Queen of England

Source: Studio DIY

13. This Queen of England costume might be my favorite on this list.

 

128 Halloween Costume Ideas | Sia

Source: Brit Co.

14. Got a blonde wig? You're already halfway to being Sia.

 

128 Halloween Costume Ideas | A Painting

Source: The House That Lars Built

15. Pose for the painting! You could be the Girl with the Pearl Earring.

 

128 Halloween Costume Ideas | A mime

Source: The Joy of Fashion

16. Feeling kinda quiet and introverted? Grab a striped shirt and go as a mime.

 

128 Halloween Costume Ideas | A Mermaid

Source: The House That Lars Built

17. This gorgeous mermaid costume is made from everyday supplies like coffee filters and straws!

 

128 Halloween Costume Ideas | Medusa

Source: Martha Stewart

18. Looking for an easier costume? Rubber snakes in your hair = a pretty convincing Medusa.

 

128 Halloween Costume Ideas | A mummy

Source: Martha Stewart

19. What about going as a super realistic mummy?

 

128 Halloween Costume Ideas | Marie Antoinette

Source: By Bun

20. Or this REALLY realistic interpretation of the beheaded Marie Antoinette?

 

128 Halloween Costume Ideas | Wicked Witch

Source: Refinery 29

21. Try out a classic - you could go as the Wicked Witch.

 

128 Halloween Costume Ideas | Cruella de Vil

Source: Keiko Lynn

22. Cruella De Vil, Cruella De Vil! If she doesn't scare you, no evil thing will!

 

128 Halloween Costume Ideas | Ursula

Source: superholly

23. Maybe you want to be the best Disney villian ever, Ursula?

 

128 Halloween Costume Ideas | Nancy Drew

Source: Maiden Mag

24. Still haven't solved the mystery as to what to be for Halloween? It's easy enough to go as Nancy Drew with a magnifying glass and cardigan!

 

128 Halloween Costume Ideas | Morton Salt Girl

Source: Keiko Lynn

25. If you have a yellow umbrella you could be the Morton Salt Girl.

 

128 Halloween Costume Ideas | A Minion

Source: Brit Co.

26. Or if you just really like yellow, you could be a Minion.

 

128 Halloween Costume Ideas | Ms. Frizzle

Source: Freckle and Fair

27. Step inside — it's a wilder ride! Red heads won't have any problem dressing up as Ms. Frizzle.

 

128 Halloween Costume Ideas | Barbie Doll

Source: Aww Sam

28. This Barbie costume is an adorable option for what to be for Halloween!

 

128 Halloween Costume Ideas | Vintage Barbie

Source: Vintage Vandalizm

29. Maybe vintage Barbie is more your style?

 

128 Halloween Costume Ideas | Pineapple

Source: CGH

30. Aww! How perfect is this pineapple costume?

 

128 Halloween Costume Ideas | Watermelon Slice

Source: LaurDIY

31. Maybe you could be a refreshing watermelon slice!

 

128 Halloween Costume Ideas | Strawberry

Source: Studio DIY

32. Or a tasty strawberry...

 

128 Halloween Costume Ideas | Bubble Tea

Source: Aww Sam

33. Or a delicious cup of bubble tea.

 

128 Halloween Costume Ideas | Pumpkin Spice Latte

Source: Curbly

34. How about every basic girl's favorite refreshment, the pumpkin spice latte!

 

128 Halloween Costume Ideas | Avocado Toast

Source: Brit Co.

35. Are you a millennial? Don't worry about buying a house - make an avocado toast costume instead!

 

128 Halloween Costume Ideas | Taco

Source: Aww Sam

36. Taco 'bout a cute get-up!

 

128 Halloween Costume Ideas | Sushi

Source: LaurDIY

37. Something's fishy here... oh! It's this adorable sushi costume!

 

128 Halloween Costume Ideas | Poptart

Source: Sugar & Cloth

38. Still haven't gotten your outfit planned? Perhaps you could be a pop tart?

 

128 Halloween Costume Ideas | Ice Cream Cone

Source: Cakies

39. How about a delicious ice cream cone?

 

 

128 Halloween Costume Ideas | Popcorn

Source: Aww Sam

 

40. Or a tasty bag of popcorn?

 

128 Halloween Costume Ideas | Gum ball machine

Source: Revamperate

41. How cute is this gumball machine outfit?

 

128 Halloween Costume Ideas | Letterboard

Source: Aww Sam

42. Who doesn't love letter boards??

 

128 Halloween Costume Ideas | Party animal

Source: Studio DIY

43. Are you outgoing? Be a party animal!

 

128 Halloween Costume Ideas | Party pooper

Source: Aww Sam

44. Or are you the type who hates festivities? What a party pooper.

 

128 Halloween Costume Ideas | Floral bouquet

Source: The House That Lars Built

45. You might have problems walking around the party, but how perfect is this floral bouquet??

 

128 Halloween Costume Ideas | Champagne popper

Source: Studio DIY

46. One of the easier solutions to the "what to be for Halloween" problem... All you need is a bottle and some balloons to be this champagne popper!

 

128 Halloween Costume Ideas | Nature!

Source: Sugar & Cloth

47. Love nature? Show it!

 

128 Halloween Costume Ideas | Chiquita Bonita

Source: Sugar & Cloth

48. Feeling lazy about your costume this year? You can just throw some color on your head and go as Chiquita Bonita.

 

128 Halloween Costume Ideas | Loofah

Source: LaurDIY

49. Scrub-a-dub! Want to be a loofah?

 

128 Halloween Costume Ideas | Houseplant

Source: The House That Lars Built

50. If you're a crazy plant lady, this potted plant hat is perfect for you.

 

128 Halloween Costume Ideas | That Pink Door

Source: Studio DIY

51. That Pink Door!

 

128 Halloween Costume Ideas | Roy Lichtenstein piece

Source: annamarie.tumblr.com

52. Flex your makeup game and go as a Roy Lichtenstein piece.

 

128 Halloween Costume Ideas | The Galaxy

Source:  Kidsummers

53. Or you could be THE ENTIRE GALAXY.

 

128 Halloween Costume Ideas | Demon

Source: Flattery

54. How about something darker, like a demon?

 

128 Halloween Costume Ideas | Pizza face

Source: Etsy

55. This one would be easy enough to make. How about a pizz'a this??

128 Halloween Costume Ideas | X-ray machine

Source: Country Living

56. Flaunt your inner beauty with this x-ray costume.

 

128 Halloween Costume Ideas | Brawny Man

Source: Brit Co.

57. If you have a flannel shirt you're a pack of paper towels away from being the Brawny Man.

 

128 Halloween Costume Ideas | Van Gogh

Source: The House That Lars Built

58. How about going as the tortured Van Gogh (bonus points if you wear an ear bandage)?

 


COUPLES AND PAIRS

128 Ideas on What to Be for Halloween | Pizza Delivery Boy and a Slice

Source: Instagram

59. First in the couples category is the iconic Pizza delivery boy and his slice.

 

128 Ideas on What to Be for Halloween | Butterfly and catcher

Souce: Julie Ann Art

60. Butterfly and catcher... grab your significant other before they grab you!

128 Ideas on What to Be for Halloween | Cowboy and Cowgirl

Source: A Beautiful Mess

61.  You're just a couple of plaid shirts away from a cute cowboy couple

 

128 Ideas on What to Be for Halloween | Alien and Astronaut

Source: Flattery

62. How about this out-of-this world idea of going as as alien and astronaut?

 

128 Ideas on What to Be for Halloween | Milkman and housewife

Source: Real House Moms

63. Or the classic and scandalous housewife and milkman? That lipstick stain on the collar is key.

 

128 Ideas on What to Be for Halloween | An electrical storm

Source: Julie Ann Art

64. Shocking! Try going as an electrical storm!

 

128 Ideas on What to Be for Halloween | Dentist and tooth fairy

Source: Instagram

65. How cute is this pair? A dashing dentist and adorable tooth fairy.

 

128 Ideas on What to Be for Halloween | A bank robbery in progress

Source: Julie Ann Art

66. Hands up! You could go as a bank robbery in progress.

 

128 Ideas on What to Be for Halloween | Supermarket Sweepstakes

Source: The Merrythought

67. Or win big as Supermarket Sweep contestants.

 

128 Ideas on What to Be for Halloween | Princess Bride

Source: A Beautiful Mess

68. Want to dress as the Princess Bride couple? As you wish.

 

128 Ideas on What to Be for Halloween | The Birds

Source: Costume Works

69. "The birds!!" Alfred Hitchcock's The Birds is another favorite solution to the What To Be For Halloween problem.

 

128 Ideas on What to Be for Halloween | Alice in Wonderland

Source: Keiko Lynn

70. Alice and the white rabbit is a classic option.

 

128 Ideas on What to Be for Halloween | Singing in the Rain

Source: Say Yes

71. Or you and your boo could be singing in the rain.

 

128 Ideas on What to Be for Halloween | Mary Poppins and Bert

Source: Keiko Lynn

72. This Mary Poppins and Bert pairing is practically perfect in every way.

 

128 Ideas on What to Be for Halloween | Back to the Future

Source: Friday We're In Love

73. Grab your partner and go back to the future!

 

128 Ideas on What to Be for Halloween | James Bond

Source: Say Yes

74. What about Bond? James Bond.

 

128 Ideas on What to Be for Halloween | Forrest Gump and Jenny

Source: Instagram

75. Going as Forrest Gump and Jenny means you get to carry around (and eat) your own stash of chocolates.

 

128 Ideas on What to Be for Halloween | The Royal Tennenbaums

Source: Instagram

76. Practice your too-cool attitudes and go as this couple from The Royal Tenenbaums.

 

128 Ideas on What to Be for Halloween | Adventure Time

Source: Brit Co.

77. It's Adventure Time!

 

128 Ideas on What to Be for Halloween | Arthur

Source: Buzzfeed

78. Throwback to childhood with this Arthur paring.

 

128 Ideas on What to Be for Halloween | Pam & Jim

Source: Pinterest

79. How about going as Jim and Pam Halpert from The Office?

 

128 Ideas on What to Be for Halloween | Stranger Things

Source: A Beautiful Mess

80. Have you been watching Stranger Things??

 

128 Ideas on What to Be for Halloween | Portlandia Feminists

Source: We Can Make Anything

81. Maybe you want to go as Portlandia's feminist bookstore owners, Toni and Candace?

 

128 Ideas on What to Be for Halloween | I Love Lucy

Source: Your Homebased Mom

82. Who doesn't love Lucy?!

 

128 Ideas on What to Be for Halloween | Bob Ross and a Happy Little Tree

Source: Creating Really Awesome Fun Things

83. Dress up as Bob Ross and a Happy Little Tree!

 

128 Ideas on What to Be for Halloween | Simon and Garfunkel

Source: The House That Lars Built

84. How about your favorite oldies duo, Simon and Garfunkel?

 

128 Ideas on What to Be for Halloween | Kissing Sailor

Source: Say Yes

85. Or the iconic kissing sailor pair? How romantic.

 

128 Ideas on What to Be for Halloween | Two Fridas

Source: The House That Lars Built

86. Love Frida Kahlo? You and your other half could BOTH be Frida!

 

Source: Curbly

87. How about Axl Rose and Slash?? 

 

Source: Costume Works

88. You could go as a pair of first place trophies.

 

Source: The House That Lars Built

89. Or an adorable section of row houses.

 

Source: Curbly

90. Is this photo strip costume to cheese-y?

 

Source: Pinterest

91. Oh Deer and Holy Cow!

 

Source: Martha Stewart

92. It's pretty simple to dress up as this mildly upsetting pair of birds.

 

Source: Sugar & Cloth

93. Graphic designers rejoice! A pair in Pantone might be the hippest "what to be for Halloween" idea on this list.

 

Source: Pop Sugar

94. Skeletons in love...

 

Source: She Knows

95. How nerdy is this get-up?

 

Source: Teen Vogue

96. Peanut butter jelly time!

 

Source: Studio DIY

97. Let him know where you stand - fries before guys, always.

 

Source: Costume Works

98. Pair up as cute piñatas!

 


GROUP + FAMILY COSTUMES

Source: Brit Co.

99. How FUN would it be to go as the Mario Kart gang?

 

Source: Brit Co.

100. Gotta catch 'em all!

 

Source: Brit Co.

101. Alvin and the Chipmunks is an easy enough costume for you and your pals.

 

Source: Instructables

102. Best cartoon ever! Why not grab your gals and go as the Powerpuff Girls?

 

Source: Buzzfeed

103. Get man's best friend involved in this Scooby Doo and the Gang group costume.

 

Source: Buzzfeed

104. How about ya'll go as Bob's Burgers?

 

Source: A Beautiful Mess

105. You're a few white wigs and a trip to the thrift store away from being the Golden Girls.

 

Source: Keiko Lynn

106. You could all go as The Heathers...

 

Source: Pinterest

107. Or the team from Napolean Dynamite.

 

Source: Just Jodie

108. How about this ON POINT Addams Family??

 

Source: Say Yes

109. Or the adorable cast of Peter Pan!

 

Source: A Beautiful Mess

110. Maybe you can transform your family into Pinocchio and his friends!

 

Source: Keiko Lynn

111. Or a mix-and-match version of The Wizard of Oz.

 

Source: Say Yes

112. Maybe you and your fam want to all be Where's Waldos?

 

Source: Brit Co.

113. Or be the ultimate girl gang of Disney Princesses.

 

Source: Say Yes

114. Disney Tourists instead?

 

Source: LaurDIY

115. These Skittles costumes are easy and limitless!

 

Source: Studio DIY

116. How cute are these pie slices!

 

Source: Brit Co.

117. Try going as a line up of La Croix.

 

Source: hello, Wonderful

118. Or a whole family of avocado toast.

 

Source: Studio DIY

119. Maybe a mess of milkshakes?

 

Source: Brit Co.

120. Dontcha wanta go as the Fanta Girls?

 

Source: Brit Co.

121. Or some delish sush?

 

Source: Say Yes

122. Your whole family could go as a fruit salad.

 

Source: Say Yes

123. Or a pair of gardeners and their little garlic clove.

 

Source: Her Campus

124. Hungry for a Shark Week lineup?

 

Source: The Dana Mariner

125. These Beanie Babies costumes are totally easy!

 

Source: Instructables

126. Maybe your group could go as every college student's favorite game.

 

Source: Lauren Conrad

127. Rock, paper, scissors - shoot! 

 

Source: The Merrythought

128. STILL don't know what to be for Halloween?? If nothing has tickled your fancy yet,  throw some white dots on a shirt and call it a day.


128 Ideas on What to Be for Halloween | From couples costumes to parties of one, this list is sure to inspire!

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