Best Halloween costumes for women

Jennifer Manfrin

Halloween is the one time of year when it's exciting to transform yourself into someone else -- or something else -- just for the fun of it. Whether you want to emphasize your feminine side by turning into a princess, work your spells as a witch, or go with a totally unexpected look or theme, you'll need a Halloween costume to be incognito at this year's parties, gatherings, and trick-or-treating events. But don't let costume shopping scare you. Read on for our trick-free suggestions that will help you find your perfect Halloween look.

Make it spooky: From creepy decorations to horror movies, Halloween is all about a good scare. It's not surprising that costumes with frightening appeal never go out of style. A ghoul, ghost, vampire, or even skeleton costume like the catsuit that's adorned with bones will provide the perfect attire for dabbling on the dark side at your next Halloween get-together.
Be royal: Have you always wanted to be queen for a day? Well, you can this Halloween, at least while you're trick-or-treating with the kids or competing for the top prize in a costume contest. Many options are available that feature royal themes, like the Queen of Hearts costume by Leg Avenue that has elaborate styling to help you play the role of royalty with authentic flair. You can also use your imagination when it comes to accessories for a regal look with add-on items like a crown, scepter, or costume jewelry to complete your ensemble.
Take it to a daring level: Superhero costumes aren't just for guys. You can also throw on a cape and channel the super-human powers of your favorite childhood characters like Batgirl and Supergirl. DC Comics even has a Wonder Woman costume with an ultra-feminine look that goes perfectly with stiletto heels that will almost ensure that you get noticed.
Think time-tested appeal: Still not sure how to dress this Halloween? Costumes with career themes such a police woman or nurse are still as popular as candy corn. You can even look back to history and find some interesting characters like pirates, hippies, and classic movie heroines. If you still prefer to stick with a Halloween standard, you can find many variations of the traditional witch costume that will go perfectly with any event you have planned this scary season.
Consider fit and comfort: Choosing your Halloween costume is the fun part, but a good fit is also important so you can be comfortable while you celebrate. Most costumes come in numerous size options, which is typically indicated in the details. Some manufactures also post size charts that are easy to follow.

Now that you have some costume ideas -- well-loved looks and a few that are out of the ordinary -- you're sure to find one that will get you into the spirit of any events you have planned this Halloween season.


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