Costume Ideas for Ladies . Halloween

Rosie the Riveter via Miss Drea on Deviant Art

Halloween is fast approaching, and I still haven't a clue what I'm going to wear. I'm hoping to get inspired whilst searching for inspiration for you guys. Ladies. Whatever. I have a challenge for this year, though: Think outside the box. This is your year to be something clever and creative, something you threw together yourself, possibly in the six minutes before leaving for the party. 

Our first theme in the series is classic pop culture icons, showcasing costumes for the ladies. Are there any guys that even read this sucker? Anybody? *echo, echo, echo*

Other classic ideas include: a Pan-Am flight attendant, Carmen Miranda, Marilyn in that dress, a go-go girl, somebody off Mad Men, or a flapper. 

Hamburglar via What I Wore

Tardis via Topless Robot

Dorothy via What I Wore

Mary Poppins via Keiko Lynn

Carmen San Diego via American Cosplay Paradise

Feel free to share links to your favorite diy Halloween costumes for ladies in the comments, and stay tuned for more ideas throughout October!!!


  1. I'm a guy and I read your blog!

  2. Anonymous10/14/2011

    These costumes are very creative, I applaud the fact that there's people out there like me who don't like the slutty costumes.
    Halloween is not "I can dress like a whore and get away with it" day! It's sad that girls can have such little self-respect in that matter. :/ I'm a 16 year old girl and I would NEVER wear anything so exposing like the costumes I'm seeing around.

    1. Anonymous10/24/2012

      yes it is..thats the point of halloween when you're in college...you shouldn't as a 16 year old anyway..too young!

    2. Anonymous10/27/2012

      I'm not sure it should be the point of Halloween at any age. As a college student, I would never dress like that.

    3. Agreed - I've never been into the trashy Halloween costume scene! :D

    4. Who cares? Do your own thing and don't be so judgmental of others. It does not make you a better person if you don't dress slutty.

  3. Anonymous10/14/2011

    Doctor who!! finally someone who knows that show besides me and my sister ima be the (11th) doctor

  4. LOVE the Riveter costume! Just wanted to let you know that I included some of your costume pics on my blog post today, and linked back to you! :)

  5. I love this blog! So glad I stumbled upon it via Pinterest. I'd love to show you the costumes I made for two young ladies. They wanted to be suited in "A League Of Their Own" uniforms. Check them out on my blog if you're interested. Also.. it was my first go at making dresses and installing zippers. ha!

  6. Anonymous12/04/2011

    i love this rag doll costume from a beautiful mess: http://abeautifulmess.typepad.com/my_weblog/2011/10/rag-doll-halloween-costume-diy.html
    The only thing you need to buy is yarn and felt!

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  8. I'll be posting several of my pat costumes in the next two weeks. Here's the first one: http://www.morenascorner.com/2012/10/make-your-own-medusa-costume.html

  9. I was thinking that a great costume for myself would be Mother Nature. Any long dress would do and you could wear birds and flowers in your hair...

  10. Anonymous10/17/2012

    Going as "Whos" this year with a couple of my friends ;) yes we're in college haha

  11. I don't see anything wrong with dressing sexy on halloween. It shouldn't be the only thing u go for tho. This yr i went as... Er well i guess it could best be described as a gryffindor with a lightsaber who saw a scilence... Many times. Hehe. Guess i couldnt decide on a fandom. Anyways, if youre comfortable with ur body i dont see why not show it off a bit. But i dont wanna freeze my butt off when i go trick or treating. Youre never too old for free candy ;)

  12. Anonymous1/06/2013

    I absolutely love the Mary Poppins idea! Wish I found this before Halloween :( Next year!

  13. NICE COSTUME IDEAS! Will definetly have in mind :)