13 Halloween Costume Ideas


Posted on September 15th, 2021 by Rachel Jackson

As Halloween draws closer, so too does the obligatory outfit panic. “What do I wear?” is often a question fraught with anxiety; the expectation for outfits to be glamorous, original, fun, but still halloween-appropriate, makes it difficult to come up with new ideas every year, let alone execute them without breaking the bank. No need to stress, however, because the team at TheGivingMachine have put together a list of Halloween Costume Ideas that can be emanated without spending hundreds on a fancy outfit. The great part is, most of these outfits use normal items of clothing that can be worn again long after October has come and gone. From movie characters to new takes on Halloween classics, we’ve found outfit ideas that are bound to inspire you this year.

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Wednesday Addams

Missguided Halloween velvet contrast collar mini dress- ASOS- £22

Pretty Polly halloween bat tights- ASOS- £10.

Channel your inner Wednesday Addams with this black contrast collar dress found on ASOS. Style with plaited hair and some halloween inspired tights to really give your ensemble that Addams family flair.


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Professor McGonagall

Adult Professor McGonagall fancy dress costume- George- £22

Cast a spell this Halloween with a Professor McGonagall costume. These detailed green robes and  pointed hat (complete with applique badge and attached feathers ) will help you be transfigured into the Hogwarts professor in no time.  


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Scary Spice

scary spice outfit

Jersey leopard print flared trousers -BooHoo-£9.60

cat ears

Leopard cat ears-BooHoo-£4

Spice up your life, or at least your Halloween, with this Scary Spice inspired leopard printed co-ord set and cat ears from BooHoo. Style with some 90s inspired accessories if you really ‘Wannabe’ authentic.


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Pulp Fiction

White cotton shirt- H&M- £8.99

Black V-Neck strappy top- H&M- £8.99

Long bob wig black -Joker’s masquerade- £9.99

Black treggings- H&M- £14.99

Pay homage to Pulp Fiction’s Mia Wallace, whilst looking endlessly cool, in this easy to put together outfit. The classic Wallace bob courtesy of Jokers’ Masquerade combined with a simple white shirt , black top and striking leather-like treggings from H&M will ensure you look the part in this Tarantino inspired outfit. 


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Devil Woman

Red one-shoulder asymmetric dress – BooHoo- £17.60

Diamante devil horn headband-River Island- £8

Black lace embellished choker-River Island-£8

Be subtle but effective with this devilishly sleek diamante devil horn headband and outfit ensemble. The satin dress with a leopard print adds an unusual twist to the average devil costume- pair with a choker and, if the mood strikes, leather jacket to look extra slick. The best part is, the BooHoo dress and River Island choker are completely usable way after Halloween is over.


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Adult Halloween ghostbuster costume- ASDA’S George- £22

This relaxed fit dress from George is printed to resemble the famous ghostbusting boiler suit and comes with its very own proton pack- perfect for showing everyone you ain’t afraid of no ghosts. 


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Covered in stitches

Stitch printed high neck bodycon dress- Pretty Little Thing- £15

Face paint palette- Pretty Little Thing-£4

If full-on costuming isn’t your style, choose this low-key look instead. This stitch printed bodycon dress is subtle and stylish, but still in keeping with the Halloween spirit. You can always paint your face with a spooky stitch design if you really want to give people the chills. 


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Fashionable fast-food worker 

Sportfx fancy dress bodycon dress- USC- £6

Sportfx DatWay cap- USC-£3

Sportfx DatWay bag-USC- £3

If you want to go down more of a comical route this year, consider this great looking bodycon dress and complementing accessories that bear an eerie resemblance to the uniform of a certain fast food restaurant that specialises in submarine sandwiches… 


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Haunted half-skeleton

Halloween jewelled skeleton leggings- ASOS- £16

New Look’s Shirred crop tee in black- ASOS- £9.99

ASOS DESIGN Makeup Halloween kit haunted- ASOS- £7.50

Another fashionably chilling outfit idea for this Halloween. Keep things simple and comfortable with a pair of skeleton print leggings from ASOS. Pair with a plain top of your choice for added impact and finish off with some haunted face paint, making you look undead but still fabulous. 


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Top Gun Pilot

Pink vanilla khaki zip-up boiler suit- New Look- £30

Black pilot sunglasses-New Look- £7.99

White scoop neck t-shirt- New Look- £3.99

Show off your aviating prowess in this versatile New Look khaki boiler suit, paired with a simple white t-shirt and completed with a pair of pilot sunglasses to really give it that Top Gun feel. 


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60s/70s Flower Child

Paisley tie neck dress- Matalan- £16

Daisy flower headwrap- Claire’s- £5.50

Round flower sunglasses-Claire’s- £10

Take the route of peace and love this Halloween. This Matalan paisley dress is a classy and stylish take on the hippie movement of the 60s and 70s. Of course, no flower child look will be complete without a flower crown and iconic round sunglasses.  


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Long sleeve white buttoned down shirt dress- ChicMe- £25

Paisley print scarf- Accessorize- £10

3x large mixed hoop earrings- Accessorize-£8

toy sword

Pirate sword and accessories- Amazon UK- £1.69

Ahoy there m’hearty, looking for a great pirate ensemble this year? By using this beautiful ChicMe shirt dress and Accessorize head scarf, you can still dress as a pirate, but in gear that you can reuse once you’re finished sailing the seven seas. Pair with leggings and boots of your choice and pick up some cheap pirate essentials to look better than Captain Hook himself. 


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Kill Bill

Yellow zip front contrast panel jumpsuit- Pretty Little Thing-£20

Novelty ninja sword- Pretty Little Thing- £10

Give a subtle nod to The Bride in this comfortable yellow and black jumpsuit. Complete the look with a novelty ninja sword and your choice of footwear to show everyone you’re ready to Kill Bill…with this awesome Halloween outfit. 


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Author: saffron turner | On: 2021-10-15 18:58:31

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