Halloween Costume Ideas
Stephanie Boone
Stephanie Boone
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Halloween Costume Ideas

Unique Halloween costume ideas for children and adults

Coming up with unique Halloween costume ideas is an eternal challenge. Whether you're looking for a funny, sexy or off-the-wall costume, it's easy to be overwhelmed by all the choices available, and more often than not, people end up choosing Halloween costume ideas that are easy to put together but not all that creative.

With a little imagination, though, you can come up with a costume that will be the hit of the party. Adult Halloween costume ideas are plentiful, so make note of your favorite possibilities and get a jump on your planning.

Funny Halloween Costume Ideas

Many people like to add a touch of humor to this otherwise scary holiday. Funny ideas are limitless, from your favorite comedy characters to off-the-wall ideas like the "cereal killer" (dressing up as a knife-wielding cereal box covered in fake blood) are popular. Lost tourists, sumo wrestlers, male cheerleaders, blind referees, pimps, beer bottles, rubber chickens… the list goes on and on.

For women, ideas like dressing up as Olive Oil from Popeye (or any other female cartoon character you like), a border guard, a disco queen or a kissing booth may inspire you. You can also get a lot of mileage out of cross-gender ideas, such as going as a baseball player or a male rock star.

Sexy Halloween Costume Ideas

Halloween is a holiday that coaxes many women to indulge their racy side for a night. While French maids, schoolgirls, sexy butterflies and naughty nurses are just about everywhere on Halloween night, why not consider some of these saucy costume ideas:

  • Eve (of Adam and Eve fame)
  • Lindsay Lohan
  • Sexy bumblebee
  • Sexy sailor
  • Candy girl
  • "Miss Demeanor" (essentially a variation on the sexy cop costume)
  • Betty Boop
  • Beer wench
  • Sexy soccer player
  • Naughty pirate
  • Sexy princess
  • '50s waitress
  • Cowgirl

Homemade Halloween Costume Ideas

You can take advantage of homemade Halloween costume ideas to save a buck. One of the fastest and easiest ways to come up with a homemade Halloween costume idea is to go through your old clothes and see if there's anything you can convert into a costume. Do you have some bell bottoms left over from the late 1970s? Go out as a disco dancer. Got a vest or jean jacket hanging around from your teen years? Turn it into the base of a cowboy costume or an '80s rock star outfit. You'll need to draw on your creativity, but looking around the house is a great way to cut back on your expenses while still participating in the holiday fun.

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