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! 



128 Halloween Costume Ideas | A bird!

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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

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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

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


128 Halloween Costume Ideas | Wicked Witch

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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

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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

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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

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


128 Halloween Costume Ideas | Vintage Barbie

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29. Maybe vintage Barbie is more your style?


128 Halloween Costume Ideas | Pineapple

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30. Aww! How perfect is this pineapple costume?


128 Halloween Costume Ideas | Watermelon Slice

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31. Maybe you could be a refreshing watermelon slice!


128 Halloween Costume Ideas | Strawberry

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32. Or a tasty strawberry...


128 Halloween Costume Ideas | Bubble Tea

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33. Or a delicious cup of bubble tea.


128 Halloween Costume Ideas | Pumpkin Spice Latte

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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

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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

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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

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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

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43. Are you outgoing? Be a party animal!


128 Halloween Costume Ideas | Party pooper

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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

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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

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


128 Halloween Costume Ideas | The Galaxy

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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)?



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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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!


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87. How about Axl Rose and Slash?? 


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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.


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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...


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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.


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98. Pair up as cute piñatas!



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


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100. Gotta catch 'em all!


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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?


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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?


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


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


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107. Or the team from Napolean Dynamite.


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108. How about this ON POINT Addams Family??


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109. Or the adorable cast of Peter Pan!


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


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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?


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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.


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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?


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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.


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124. Hungry for a Shark Week lineup?


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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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