Ghouly Costumes: Found

Costume popularity can vary from year to year and may be influenced by current trends, movies, and pop culture. However, here are some perennially popular costume ideas for different categories:

Little Boys:

  1. Superheroes (e.g., Spider-Man, Batman)

  2. Pirates

  3. Dinosaurs

  4. Star Wars characters (e.g., Darth Vader, Stormtrooper)

  5. Ghostbusters

Little Girls:

  1. Disney Princesses (e.g., Elsa, Cinderella)

  2. Witches

  3. Ballerinas

  4. Unicorns

  5. Wonder Woman


  1. Classic Monsters (e.g., Dracula and Bride of Frankenstein)

  2. Bonnie and Clyde

  3. Peanut Butter and Jelly

  4. Batman and Catwoman

  5. Gomez and Morticia Addams


  1. Superheroes (e.g., Superman, Iron Man)

  2. Classic Monsters (e.g., Dracula, Frankenstein's Monster)

  3. Pirates

  4. Zombies

  5. Historical Figures (e.g., Abraham Lincoln)


  1. Witches

  2. Disney Princesses (e.g., Belle, Ariel)

  3. Cats

  4. Vampires

  5. Harley Quinn (from "Suicide Squad")

When selecting a Halloween costume, consider the following factors:

  1. Budget: Determine how much you're willing to spend on a costume.

  2. Theme: Decide on a theme or character you want to portray.

  3. Comfort: Ensure the costume is comfortable to wear for an extended period.

  4. Appropriateness: Consider the appropriateness of the costume for the event and audience.

  5. Size and Fit: Choose a costume that fits well and allows for ease of movement.

  6. Quality: Invest in a costume that is made of durable materials for longer-lasting use.

  7. Accessories: Don't forget any necessary accessories or props to complete the look.

  8. DIY vs. Store-Bought: Decide whether you want to create your costume from scratch (DIY) or purchase a pre-made one.

  9. Weather: Consider the weather conditions for the Halloween event and dress accordingly.

  10. Originality: Think about how unique or original you want your costume to be.

DIY Halloween Costumes for Males:

  1. Mummy: Wrap yourself in white bandages or strips of torn white fabric, leaving spaces for your eyes to peek through.

  2. Zombie: Rummage through old clothes, tear them up, apply fake blood, and use makeup to create a gruesome zombie look.

  3. Ghost: Simply drape a white bedsheet over yourself and cut out eye holes for a classic ghost costume.

  4. Pirate: Combine a striped shirt, an eyepatch, a bandana, and a cardboard sword for a quick pirate look.

  5. Vampire: Wear a dark suit or dress shirt, add a cape or red fabric for a cape, and use makeup to create a pale, blood-sucking appearance.

  6. Werewolf: Wear ripped clothing, add fur patches (from faux fur fabric or old stuffed animals), and use makeup to give yourself a hairy, beastly look.

  7. Mario: Dress in blue overalls, a red shirt, and create a cardboard "M" hat for a DIY Mario costume.

  8. Skeleton: Paint a black outfit with white bones using fabric paint or white tape for a spooky skeleton effect.

  9. Clark Kent (Superman): Wear a suit with a Superman shirt peeking out and open the shirt to reveal the "S" logo.

  10. Scarecrow: Wear old, tattered clothing, stuff some hay or straw in strategic places, and add a straw hat and face makeup for a scarecrow look.

DIY Halloween Costumes for Females:

  1. Witch: A classic black dress, a witch hat, and a broomstick are all you need for a simple witch costume.

  2. Cat: Wear all black and add cat ears, a tail, and draw on some whiskers and a nose with makeup.

  3. Fairy: Dress in a flowy, pastel-colored dress, add wings (you can make them from wire and fabric), and sprinkle glitter on your hair and body.

  4. Minion: Dress in yellow, wear denim overalls, and create a minion eye from a paper plate.

  5. Mermaid: Wear a shimmery or sequined dress, create a cardboard fin, and add sea-inspired accessories like seashells and pearls.

  6. Hippie: Don a flowy, bohemian-style outfit, add a headband, round sunglasses, and peace sign accessories for a '60s-inspired hippie look.

  7. Pumpkin: Dress in an orange outfit and create a pumpkin face on your belly using fabric paint.

  8. Flapper: Go for a 1920s flapper look with a fringed dress, a feathered headband, and long strings of pearls.

  9. Scarecrow: Similar to the male version, wear old, tattered clothing, add hay or straw, and use face makeup for a scarecrow costume.

  10. Vampire: Follow the same idea as the male version, wearing a dark dress, adding a cape, and applying pale makeup and fake blood.