60 DIY Halloween Costume Ideas for Women

Ladies, if your Halloween countdown hasn’t yet begun… it’s time to get. On. It. Here at Brit + Co HQ, we get started v. early on Halloween errthing — recipes, pumpkin carving, decor, and especially guaranteeing that we absolutely slay the dress-up game. Why, you ask? Because Halloween is the best! Scroll on for all our fave women’s costume ideas to buy or DIY.

DIY Wonder Woman Halloween Costume

1. DIY Wonder Woman Costume: Dana Prince does it all: She’s a peaceful diplomat and a raging warrior. In the new 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. DIY Daenerys Targaryen CostumeThe 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)

3. DIY Abbi and Ilana from Broad CityFrom 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. DIY Ghostbuster Costume: You’ll never believe it, but the secret behind this costume is Tupperware containers! (via Brit + Co)

DIY Sandy Grease Halloween Costume

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

DIY Cactus Halloween Costume

7. DIY Cactus CostumeA 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. DIY 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. DIY Emoji CostumeYou can pretend (or really!) salsa the night away in this emoji dancer costume. (via Brit + Co)

DIY Mary Poppins Halloween Costume

10. DIY Mary Poppins CostumeSupercalifragilisticexpialidocious! (via Brit + Co)

DIY Handmaid's Tale Costume

11. DIY Offred from Handmaid’s Tale CostumeWe will bear no more. (via Brit + Co)

DIY Belle Beauty and the Beast Costume

12. DIY Belle: 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. DIY Eleven from Stranger Things: Leggo her eggo. (via Brit + Co)

DIY Fairy Halloween Costume

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

DIY Avocado Toast Costume

15. DIY Avocado ToastEveryone loooooves it because, TBH, whats not to love about avos and bread? (via Brit + Co)

DIY Marilyn Monroe Costume

16. DIY Marilyn Monroe“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. DIY Poison Ivy: Can we talk about Uma Thurman as Poison Ivy in 1997’s Batman and Robin? Um, total babe. Need we say more? (via Brit + Co)

DIY Mummy Women's Halloween Costume

18. DIY Mummy: 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. DIY Zombie BabeTry 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. DIY Cher + Dionne from Clueless: If you’re totally buggin’ over what costume to wear, why not bring out your inner Cher from this classic ’90s film. Or, whatever. Like, as if. (via Brit + Co)

DIY Britney Spears Women's Halloween Costume

21. DIY Old School Britney Spears: 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. DIY La CroixNo 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. DIY Harley Quinn: 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. DIY Rosie the RiveterHere’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. DIY ArielMermaid 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. DIY Olympic Gymnast: 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)

27. DIY Jessica Rabbit: 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)

28. DIY Baywatch Babe: 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)

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

30. DIY Raining MenDavid, 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)

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

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

33. DIY Fanta GirlThe 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. DIY Popcorn: 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)

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

36. DIY Regina George from Mean GirlsPay homage to the ultimate Mean Girl by dressing up as her. (via Brit + Co)

37. DIY Gamora: This Halloween, go green! (via Brit + Co)

38. DIY HippieYou can follow in the footsteps of this trippy-hippy with some Woodstock-era flowy pants, Lennon glasses, bell sleeves, and a vest. (via The Girls With Glasses)

39. DIY Bowl of CerealSince 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)

40. DIY Black Widow from The AvengersKnown 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)

41. DIY Hermione GrangerWhat. A. Babe! (via Brit + Co)

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

43. DIY BeyonceAs 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. DIY Croquembouche: 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)

45. DIY Dorothy from The Wizard of Oz:  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)

46. DIY Kristen Wiig as Dooneese: This 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)

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

48. DIY Netflix’s Grace and Frankie: 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)

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

50. DIY Scarecrow: Can we get a big round of applause for overalls coming back into style. They are just so cute and easy to wear — shirt + overalls and you are done! (via Brit + Co)

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

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

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

54. DIY Flapper: 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)

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

56. DIY Real Housewife: 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)

57. DIY Hillary Clinton: 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)

58. DIY Taylor Swift: 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)

59. DIY Unicorn: 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)

60. DIY Catwoman: 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.

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