Tuesday Ten: Halloween Costume Ideas

It’s that time of year everyone— Halloween season! Halloween is easily one of my favorite holidays. I particularly love all of the fun decor projects, fall crafts, and costumes that come along with it. Especially the costumes. Now I don’t know about you, but the second October rolls around all I can think about is masterminding the perfect costume. Once I’ve figured out my costume I try to think of alternative ways to put it together without resorting to those scantily pre-packaged costumes that flood the streets and clubs on October 31st. To help you dream up the perfect outfit for Halloween night, I thought it would be fun to spotlight 10 fun and flirty Halloween costume ideas that you can put together using items that you can wear beyond Hallow’s Eve…

Tuesday Ten: Halloween Costume Ideas

1. The Morton Salt Girl.

Tuesday Ten: Halloween Costume Ideas
2. Waldo from Where’s Waldo.

Tuesday Ten: Halloween Costume Ideas
3. Melanie from The Birds.

Tuesday Ten: Halloween Costume Ideas
4. Miss Piggy.

Tuesday Ten: Halloween Costume Ideas
5. Ballerina.

Tuesday Ten: Halloween Costume Ideas
6. It’s Raining Cats & Dogs.

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7. Witch.

Tuesday Ten: Halloween Costume Ideas
8. Holly Golightly from Breakfast at Tiffany’s.

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9. Katniss Everdeem from The Hunger Games.

Tuesday Ten: Halloween Costume Ideas
10. Marie Antoinette.

Which costume is your favorite?

Also, if you have a great costume idea, leave it in the comments below. And for those of you who are on the craftier side, be sure to enter my Halloween DIY Costume Contest!

XO Lauren

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  • Marianne Jarvis

    I’m loving all of these Lauren! Especially, the Where’s Wally with the nautical stripes and the classic LBD for Breakfast in Tiffanys. Plus Marie Antoinette laceshoes!

    This is awesome! This is a great birthday treat! Thanks Lauren :) Xx

  • Nathalia

    Haha, love all of them. Especially the “”Where is Wally”” one, but I think nobody would recognize that where I live. But then we don’t really celebrate Haloween, since we celebrate carneval.

    I think another way to go super-chic (non-clubbing, that is) would be to borrow a costume from a costume-shop. Here in Austria those are usually somewhere close to the Opera in the city. (Real Opera Marie Antoinette would be awesome!)

  • Valeria Alvarez

    Great pretty ideas!!!


    <3 Val


  • Sarah Heckle

    I love these! I haven’t decided what I’m going to be this year.

    Last year I was Holly Golightly – check it out! http://tulleandtrinkets.com/2011/10/31/holly-golightly-pigtails/

  • Melissa Panici

    Excellent ideas Lauren! My favorites are the witch costume and the hunger games outfit! So cool!

  • Kelby Peachey

    The Morton Salt Girl is a great idea!! It would be cute to have your bf/husband go as Pepper. LOL!



  • Audrey Mcmullen

    Love love you’re ideas!! Where’s Waldo is cool :-P

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  • Amy Breckenridge

    these are all such cute and easy ideas! i don’t normally dress up for halloween but these costumes might make me change my mind! :)


  • Ali D

    Love these! My boyfriend and I have actually been planning to go as Where’s Waldo and Where’s Wenda for a while now…it’s hard to find the perfect red and white striped shirt though (believe it or not!). I also thought Carmen San Diego would be really fun to do!

  • Katie McCoy

    Great ideas! I think Katniss might be in order this year, my hair is finally long enough to wear in a side braid! xoxo

  • Lily P.

    Oh I LOVE audrey!If I had to go to a halloween party I would definitely dress like Holly Golightly! :D

  • JennySue Makeup

    The Morton Salt Girl is absolutely brilliant!! And you could actually wear all of those pieces again!! Who knew she was so chic??

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  • Amanda Kretchmer

    These are all great ideas! I’m a huge Hitchcock fan so I’m going with Melanie from The Birds…so excited to see that on here!

  • Chrissy Myers

    I’m a HUGE fan of off-the-wall, non-traditional costumes. You hit the nail on the head with some of these, Lauren! I was Waldo about 4 years ago and I gotta say, it was one of my favorites! With every photo that was taken, I made sure to blend and hide in the background, lol.

    I really love the Morton Salt Girl and Melanie from The Birds costume best on here! Really cute and original!

    Last year I was a Lichtenstein Lady. I wore a blue and white polka dotted dress, put on a yellow wig, completely painted my arms, neck and face white with perfectly lined red dots, bright red lips and nails, characterized, accented black lined lips and eyes, and for my legs, I wore white tights which I pre-dotted with cloth paint. I also wore Mary Janes, and topped it all off with a thick, black head band with a poster board cut-out quote bubble that said, “”GASP!”” Easily the most tedious costume I ever had, but definitely the most fun. Few people knew what I was, and for those who didn’t, it was fun to answer with, “”Lady Gaga with chicken pox”” :)

  • Alicia Infante

    I love all the ideas, I think they are genius. However, it is spelled Everdeen not Everdeem. Sorry, I am a BIG Hunger Games fan and a bit of a spelling Nazi. But, again, all of the ideas are amazing. Love them! I especially like Holly Golightly from Breakfast at Tiffany’s. It’s one of my favorite classic movies.

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  • Amy S

    Can you post links to where you found some of these items? These are great ideas!

  • Rachael Yanta

    Oh my goodness.. these are so adorable! Such great ideas!

  • Ashley Rizzardo

    I have honestly been racking my brain thinking of a costume for this year that I could do with things that I already have. (The dreaded college student’s budget!) Holly Golightly is such a perfect idea! Thank you so much for reminding me of such a great character! Now all I have to do is go out and find some gloves!


  • Nina Hilden

    My favorites are Holly Golighty and Marie Antoinette. I’m planning to dress up as girl version of Jekyll & Hyde but I’m lacking ideas for what the outfit should be like.

  • Rachel Trampel

    These are some great ideas! I just found the raining cats and dogs one last week and thought it was genius! Also loving the Miss Piggy and Marie Antoinette costume! One easy costume I made last year was the Pilsbury Dough boy but cute, sexy girl style ;) Just use a white skirt, white tights, white heels, a white tank top… buy a chefs hat (which are fairly inexpensive) and print off the logo to tape onto the chef’s hat! You also should take a plain white scarf and tie it around your neck! You can buy some cresent rolls by Pillsbury as a prop, which I carried around with me last year! Everyone loved it! You can see a photo of it in my Halloween album!

  • Amber Hennekes

    9. the hunger games is my favourite

  • Arnile Tassy

    I love Melanie for The Birds and Waldo from Where’s Waldo Costume. Can anyone help me with finding out where I can get a Red/White Stripe shirt pictured there as a Waldo Costume please?? Thank You.

  • Giselle Escamilla

    Wow whats some great ideas, i think I might pick one of those costume!!

  • Ashley Smith

    Can we please get the listing for the Morton Salt dress and the Melanie from The Birds dress?

  • Michelle Bell

    Love the Miss Piggy costume. Such a cute idea.

  • Dina Karivalis

    These are such cute ideas! Just thought of a costume for my bf and I, we’re being Kurt Russel and Goldie Hawn from Overboard.

    xo Dina


  • Dafne Naranjo

    Hi, I was wondering if you could post the links for these items like you normally do :) love the where’s waldo & katniss by the way!!

  • sandra moreno

    i love the morton salt outfit, but where can i find the yellow dress

  • Cheri Fisher

    I am NOT much of a pink girl, but the Miss Piggy costume idea is adorable! Thanks for the inspiration!

  • My Style Diary

    Love the Katniss Everdeem costume!


  • Jenna West

    I was so lost on whether to even attempt to dress up this year but I am now inspired to do so!!

  • Kristina Diaz

    I absolutley love the Epson Salt Girl! Where could I get a dress like that?

  • Anna Muller

    Adorable. Can you please post the links to find these outfits? I love the “”Where’s Waldo”” shirt.

  • Allison McCorkle

    I have been racking my brain as to what I can use in my closet to make a costume out of. Now I am going to be a witch and wear my new black pleplum dress!

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  • Melanie League

    I love the miss piggy and epson salt girl!

  • ashleyTIA

    Where’s Waldo is awesome! Thanks for sharing. : )

  • Kaitlynn Jones

    Katniss **Everdeen …not Everdeem.

  • Cesie Alvarez

    This are adorable!!!! Just goes to show you don’t need a crazy expensive outfit too look good on Halloween! I can’t wait!!


  • Karla Peach

    the epson salt girl is a great idea! i might just use that :)

  • Jessica Felice

    wow i really like all of them but i think i would pick:: marie antoinette =) or breakfast at tiffanys =)

  • Brittany Kulakowski

    I am going to be “”Honey Boo Boo”” and my roommate is going to be her mom!

    I love the miss piggy idea!

  • Abby Dennison

    love the audrey hepburn one! may HAVE to blog about thiiiiis



  • Lizzie

    I love all these ideas!! I really wanted to be Katniss but not sure if I’m going to, Effie would be a pretty cool costume too…

  • Myrrah Grey

    I’m will always love the witch costume. Just for the shoes!

  • Lisa Chambers

    Minnie Mouse would be a cute and easy one!

    A red and white polka dot dress, black or yellow mary jane shoes and some cute Minnie ears!

    Thats what I am doing this year. :)

  • Amanda Schuster

    LOVE the Morton Salt girl idea! Where is the yellow dress from? I think I need it!

  • Bree

    I LOVE the Marie Antoinette look because I love the Victorian era, however, I can never find a good wig that sits/fits right on my head, that also doesn’t cost me fortune! Any ideas? I also want to add a fake mole with makeup, but can never get the look right, any advice?

  • Tiffani Stuart

    I love the Morton’s Salt girl, Where’s Waldo & Miss Piggy!!

  • Abby Hepworth

    i love love the morton salt girl costume idea!!! so cute!!! and something i never would have thought up

  • Emma Werner

    Just pinned the salt costume idea! Any idea where I can get a dress like that for not too much?!

  • Claire Coppersmith

    I was a Toddler and Tiara for character day and I think it would be a great Halloween costume!

  • Lexi Brethauer

    Super cute! My favorite is costume #1! So unique. I’ll have to remember this post for future Halloween parties. Definitely have some of these key pieces in my closet.

  • Ambi s

    I love Holly Golightly & Miss Piggy – I’m such a girl!

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  • Jessica Kaplan

    I love your suggestions!! My friend is having a fairytale themed Halloween party. Any ideas?

  • Joyce Rodriguez

    My fall back costume is a ladybug–I have a yellow sweater with black polka dots on it and I wear a black skirt and high heels and antennas. It’s really cute! Also, I tried this last year–a purple dress with gold mardi gras beads and a crown–I was a Crown Royal bag! Fun!!

  • Tracy Hyland

    what kind of boots are those for the Katniss Everdeen costume? they’re amazing!

  • Mac

    I LOVE the Marie Antoinette costume! I have been wanting to be her since I was little! This year I am making the Carrie Bradshaw costume you featured last year – can’t wait to see how it comes out!

  • Kellie Norton

    All of these ideas of so cute!! I’m loving the Breakfast at Tiffany’s and Miss Piggy :-) What are you going to be for Halloween Lauren??

  • Ana Hernandez

    I am in love with these ideas!

  • Eliza Denning

    I adore the wear’s waldo and the salt girl. So cute and original without trying too hard.

  • Julissa Garcia

    oh my goodness these are some of the cutest costume ideas!! I especially love the first costume. the adorable salt girl :):) these costumes will really help me out on an idea and still stay on a budget. thanks lauren!

  • Cassandra

    The ballerina is very cute, and of course so is Holly Golightly!

  • Laura Jewison

    love the morton salt girl and its raining cats and dogs

  • Marie Fournier

    I love the Holly Golightly from Breakfast at Tiffany’s !!

  • Deonnah Davis

    I love all of these ideas! I would never have thought of the Morton Salt girl! Clever ideas!!

  • melissa portella

    I think Marilyn Monroe is an all time classic Halloween costume. However I’m going to take a different approach to it, add my own twist. The normal costume selection is played out. I intend to be Marilyn in her “”everyday wear”” I’m going to wear the wig and makeup but I’m going to be in dressed in a cute 50′s style outfit.

  • Brittany

    I love Waldo and Marie Antoinette, these ideas are so simple but adorable!

  • Nicole Wind

    Last year I dressed up in a black and white striped dress with A black hat, Black mask with a red tie and handcuffs and I went as the hamburglar with a happy meal. Everyone loved it and some people got a few hamburgers :

  • Sadie Bledsoe

    last year, two of my friends and I were rock, paper, sizzors which we made out of cardboard and string which we hung around are necks. everyone thought that it was super funny!

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  • Dana Connor

    Last year my friends and I made cute dresses out of ducktape and put a cut out of “”coors light”” beer on the front of each of the dresses and went as a 6 pack. We got great responses from guys, and Molson actually took our halloween costume and posted it on their facebook page!

  • Barefoot Duchess

    I will go for Miss Piggy!!

  • Crista Caruso

    Awesome ideas! Very creative and it’s all stuff that you could totally wear again!

  • Samantha

    I love the Morton Salt Girl. So creative!

  • Danielle Gray

    I love the costume is Melanie from The Birds. I never thought of that as a costume, great idea thanks!

  • Lidia Sara Gonzalez Hernandez

    My favorite costume is 4. Miss Piggy. Is very original and simple

  • Loudette Marien

    Will go for HRH Marie Antoinette. Coz it’s too classy and royal! :D

  • yelka x

    Love the ‘Breakfast at Tiffany’s’ :)

  • Kristin Albrecht

    i think the mortons salt girl idea is so cute!


  • Satya Kinnon

    marie antoinette is gorgeous!

  • Linh Ly

    i love the miss piggy one! awesome!


  • Chris Elliott

    Marie Antionette is so awesome! Great ideas and fun too!

  • Adry Perez

    I want to be all of these!! I am going to be cat woman though and my boyrfriend is going to be Bane! He has physique so it will look perfect :)


  • Reecie

    The Morton’s Salt Girl is adorable, but am more of a breakfast @Tiffany’s kind of girl :) http://www.livelifelavishly.com

  • adri17

    The Morton Salt Girl and Breakfast at Tiffany’s is so cute! Great Ideas.

  • Rachel Elkins

    The Morton Salt Girl and Breakfast at Tiffany’s are so cute! Just may have to put these into action! I love Bethany’s (aka Macbarbie07 on YouTube!) DIY Dorthoy from the Wizard of Oz! You should check out her video! It’s so cute!

  • Alexandra Comstock

    Hi Lauren,

    What are you going to be this year?

  • Celissa Valenzuela

    I LOVE the Holly Golightly and Miss Piggy costume!!! So creative!! Thanks for the ideas!!!

  • Maddi Smith

    Katniss!! <3

  • Jacque Walters

    I created an affordable, super cute, Unicorn costume! Check it out!


  • Czeena Kate

    You’ve inspired me to do my own “”Halloween (non) Costume post“” Love it! I especially love the Morton Salt girl :]

  • Claire Coppersmith
  • Andrea Clemenza

    Maria Antoniette

  • Megan R.

    I love the Katniss costume idea and love that you can even wear the outfit after Halloween too. Some of your great ideas even inspired my own Ten Halloween Costume Ideas post that I put together today!


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  • Anna Ailinca

    I love the costume of the witch and Waldo.~

  • Julie Siegrist

    i love the morton salt girl idea, it’s so unexpected! i might have to try that this year

  • goashmeerego

    Can you post where you found the items for the marie antoinette costume? Shoes in particular?! Those are beautiful!

  • pink peonies

    Dont know about the shoes but I found the Petticoat – http://www.modcloth.com/shop/undergarments/va-va-voluminous-petticoat-in-blue

    I am going to do this costume myself this year – I am looking for the shoes now! :) If I find them ill let ya know!

  • Brisia

    love this ideas!

  • goashmeerego

    Oh beautiful petticoat! perfect! :) thank you!

  • emogoestofashionweek

    Hey have a look at my blog for some really interesting ideas on Halloween costumes! :) x

  • Jamie_nicole

    Where can you find the cute Waldo clothes?? I’ve been looking everywhere and can’t find them. I like how the shirt is more girly.

  • Libby Loo

    I really wish that you ladies would’ve listed where each item is from! I want to use three of these costumes!

  • Mrs hill

    Hello Ladies! I can at least help you out with the shoes. They are currently not for sale, but they will be very soon! https://www.etsy.com/shop/RoyalCoutureShoes. Stay tuned!

  • Mrs hill

    In reference to the blue and gold Marie Antoinette shoes.

  • Mrs hill

    (The Marie Antoinette shoes)

  • Mrs hill

    (The Marie Antoinette Shoes). The link will not take you anywhere right now. It will become activated once my shop opens back up. I will let you all know!


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