Halloween Costume Ideas from Etsy

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Lolita Snow White Dress

I’m taking a short break from Random Friday Favorites to bring you some fun Halloween content so I hope you don’t mind the change for a bit! I told myself that I would wait until the last week of September before I started railroading you guys with Halloween posts, but I changed my mind. #SorryNotSorry I just cannot wait or contain myself! I took a trip to Spirit Halloween yesterday and now I’m all Halloween inspired! So, I thought I would share some amazing Halloween costume ideas from Etsy because so many of them are incredible and a lot of them are custom, handmade Halloween costumes. It’s kind of good to share this early, I suppose, because you might need to save up a little before splurging on one of these awesome costumes! That said, if nothing else, they serve as some wonderful costume inspiration so I hope you enjoy!

Halloween Costume Ideas from Etsy

Halloween Costume Ideas from Etsy


Natural Linen Long Renaissance Skirt

This is a wonderful addition to any period costume! The skirt will pretty much make the costume, in my opinion, and this one is ideal for Renaissance period. You could do tons of costume with this kind of skirt: period correct pirate wench, Victorian lady (or Marie Antoinette herself), and even a Renaissance era ghost!


Hipster Ariel – The Little Mermaid

Who doesn’t love hipster Ariel? For those of you who want to stick to a more simple costume, these mermaid leggings are the perfect solution! Make your own shell bra or pick up a cute crop top with a sea theme and there you have it; you’re now the hipster version of The Little Mermaid. Way to be edgy 😉


Lalaloopsy Costume

I’ll be honest here and tell you that I literally have no idea who Lalaloopsy is. I’ve heard of it, but I really just thought the costume was legitimately creepy and had to include it in my roundup. Anyone know who Lalaloopsy is? Explain in the comments please! For more creepy button eye inspiration, check out my Other Coraline Makeup or AHS Mime makeup looks!


Gina Flower Petal Dress

Although not technically a Halloween costume, this could serve as one because of the gorgeous flower petal design of the skirt. It reminded me so much of the jerk flowers from Alice in Wonderland so I thought it would be fun to include. You could literally be a flower for Halloween this year 😉


Voodoo Queen / Swamp Witch / Calypso

I had to include some kind of voodoo queen costume because I am seriously obsessed with the character, Calypso, from the Pirates of the Caribbean movies. I just thought she was amazing in the films and I loved everything about her character and costume. That said, you could be just a voodoo queen, swamp witch or even just a dead/zombie version of any of the above.


Steampunk Wild West Jumper Costume

I couldn’t resist including a steampunk costume in this roundup because Etsy has so many amazing steampunk costumes and ideas. You can even purchase custom made steampunk guns (fake, of course) made out of nerf guns. It’s impressive how creative people are! Also, I love how cool steampunk looks!


Glam Witch Costume

I normally wouldn’t include a typical witch costume just because I think it’s so, well, predictable, but I actually really love this version! It makes me think I should be a witch again this year. Did I ever mention how I once dressed up as a witch for 3 years in a row? Well, for good reason, people! I also wore that same witch costume into January. I was a weird kid…


Alice in Wonderland Costume

Alice in Wonderland is such a fun costume because you can really make it into many different styles. You can go traditional after the book or film version. You can transform into a Tim Burton style one. There’s even the Syfy Alice version which is more modern, American McGee’s creepy Alice, and Malice in Wonderland. You could even go a step further and turn her into a zombie, ghost or sugar skull if you want to get really creative!


Little Sister Bioshock Dress

I’ve never played Bioshock (I keep meaning to, but no time!), but my boyfriend is obsessed with these games and I love the style of it! It’s somewhere between steampunk and period costume with a lot of creepiness! Do you guys love dressing up as video game characters for Halloween? What’s your stance on that?


Elsa Frozen Adult Costume

I’m pretty burnt out on all things Frozen, but for those of you looking for an adult Elsa costume, here it is! I love how shimmery they made the bottom; very icy!


Zombie Retro Pinup Car Hop Costume

This is another costume favorite from Etsy out of the ones that I spotted! I love zombie costumes and this one, in particular, is so creative! Who would have thought to combine retro pinup style with zombies? LOVE IT!


Swashbuckler Pirate Wench Costume

Pirates are a total costume classic, am I right? Pirates are so much fun and I love the fact that you have an excuse to carry around a fake sword (that you may or may not smack annoying people with…).


Nightmare Before Christmas Sally Costume

Back in high school, I dressed up as Sally from Nightmare Before Christmas and I really wish I could find the one photo I have of that! It was a photo my friend took of us when we went to this Halloween party, but I stupidly lost it. Another bites the dust in the sad black hole that we call Myspace… Anyone else lose all their photos to Myspace?


Princess Leia Costume

With the upcoming Star Wars movie reboot, I’m sure there will be a TON of Star Wars costumes out there this year! I love this classic Princess Leia costume, but Etsy also has tons of Padme costumes, Han Solo, Luke Skywalker and tons more. I’ll be dressing my dogs up as Ewoks this year, you know, for obvious reasons


Poison Ivy Costume

I’m sure that comic book heroes and villains will be big again this year and who doesn’t love Poison Ivy? She’s the green sidekick of Harley Quinn in the cartoons and she’s super eco-friendly 😛


Little Red Riding Wolf

I thought this was such a cool twist on the Little Red Riding Hood that I had to include it! It’s a scarier version of Little Red and I think that gives it a lot more uniqueness.


Harley Quinn from Suicide Squad Costume

I had to include something for Harley Quinn because I love her so much! I’m not sure how I feel about the Suicide Squad version of Harley Quinn, but I know you guys are probably really excited about it so I’ve included this one as it was one of the few costumes that includes every aspect of the film costume. If you want more inspiration, you can check out my Harley Quinn costume and makeup as well ♥


Children’s Bride of Frankenstein Costume

I had to include this because, although I have no children, I just thought this was SO adorable! I think if you have kids, this would be the cutest costume EVER.


Natural Non-Toxic Halloween Makeup Kit

Speaking of kids, this non-toxic Halloween makeup is perfect for using on your kids without causing irritations. It’s also great if you want more natural ingredients this year and the kit is really decently priced!

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19 thoughts on “Halloween Costume Ideas from Etsy

  1. September 11, 2015 at 11:03 AM

    Omg that Ariel costume is everything! I am such a sucker for Halloween anything! Fantastic list 🙂
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    1. September 11, 2015 at 11:44 AM

      I know! Love mermaid leggings 😀 me too haha. thanks for stopping by Chelsea!

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  3. October 16, 2015 at 10:06 AM

    These are super cute! I wish this list was here earlier when I was searching for costume ideas!

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    1. October 16, 2015 at 10:51 AM

      thanks – glad you think so! that’s a bust; this has been up since mid-September :-/

  4. October 16, 2015 at 10:44 AM

    You are so missing out if you’ve never played BioShock! Make the time and start with the original, it’s worth it. I love that little sister costume!
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    1. October 16, 2015 at 10:52 AM

      I know! I really need to. My boyfriend loves it and I love the style of it. I will vow to check it out lol

  5. October 16, 2015 at 10:47 AM

    Love all these costumes especially Sally from the Nightmare before Christmas!
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    1. October 16, 2015 at 10:53 AM

      thanks Ev! Aren’t they awesome? If you love Sally, I just did a makeup look for her: http://storybookapothecary.com/nightmare-before-christmas-sally-halloween-makeup-look/

  6. October 16, 2015 at 11:37 AM

    Love the little mermaid costume! Looks super easy but still so cute and fun!


    1. October 16, 2015 at 1:59 PM

      me too! I love how it’s more modern 🙂

  7. October 16, 2015 at 11:46 AM

    These are awesome!! I think my fave is the Wild West steampunk one. I really need to get better at costumes. I used to get real creative but have gotten into a creative funk the past few years.
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    1. October 16, 2015 at 2:01 PM

      thanks glad you like them! Steampunk is so cool as a style or costume. I love the way they’ve done this style. I know what you mean – I used to make my own and plan it out and I haven’t done that in ages. I normally just use something in my closet and do extravagant makeup now haha. This year I’m doing a group costume, though, so I’ll have to do something!

  8. September 13, 2016 at 9:02 PM

    These photos must have taken awhile to upload!
    Fall is my favorite season.
    Thank you for bringing your post to Blogger’s Pit Stop last week.
    Janice, Pit Stop Crew

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