Best Creative Halloween Costumes for Girls and Women


These are the best and most creative Halloween costumes for girls and women because they include details. The more specific your Halloween costume is, the more creative it will be!

Best Creative Halloween Costumes for Girls and WomenThe Sexy Red Fancy Dancing Colorful Off Shoulder Gypsy Women Costume is one of my favorites because it reminds me of a beautiful black gypsy dress I found in a thrift store. I bought the dress, but never wore it. I was too chicken! It was so eye-catching, which is what I loved about it.

That’s the catch 22 with finding the best creative Halloween costumes for girls and women: if you succeed, you’ll be the center of attention. For introverts like me, that’s not such a good thing.









This list of the best Halloween costumes for women includes all ages, sizes, and shapes. If you’re shaped like a peach like me, you might find the costume ideas in 11 Halloween Costume Ideas for Plus Size Women more suitable. These best creative Halloween costumes for girls and women will fit any size or shape, but my plus-size costumes include different types of tips.

Best Creative Halloween Costumes for Girls and Women

These costume ideas for women and girls range from pilots to can can girls, and include Victorian pirates, female Zorros, and peasant girls.  I also included links to Amazon, to make your Halloween costume planning easier…

Pirate Swashbuckler

Best Creative Halloween Costumes for WomenThe California Costumes’ Women’s Swashbuckler Costume or a female Pirate Swashbuckler isn’t one of the most creative Halloween costumes for women, but it’s a good role model for girls! A Pirate Swashbuckler is a strong, ruthless, seaworthy female pirate. You could dress up as the fictional Elizabeth Swann from The Pirates of the Caribbean.

If you want to really be creative and unique, read about the real female pirates Mary Read or Anne Bonny. Some of the best and most creative Halloween costumes for girls and women are based on real people from the past.

“Wardrobe Malfunction” Halloween Costume

The Wardrobe Malfunction costume isn’t one of the best or most creative Halloween costumes for girls. And, it may be a boring thing of the past for women. It features a huge naked boob popping out of a dress or blouse. Not a real one – a fake plastic Halloween boob.

But maybe you want to get wild and crazy this Halloween! Here’s what Gwen Stefani says: “Being in a band you can wear whatever you want – it’s like an excuse for Halloween everyday.” Wouldn’t that be wild – to dress up like it’s Halloween every day, and go to work? It’d be exhausting for introverts, who don’t like to be the center of attention. If you’re an introvert, you might enjoy wearing a inside a mask or glamorous head piece, such as a Venetian mask that revelers wear at the Carnivale every year in Venice.

Jane of “Tarzan and Jane” fame

I had the Jane Halloween costume for years, and never got tired of wearing it! I love how powerful, strong, and smart Tarzan’s Jane is – but my Halloween costume wasn’t the best because it was too revealing. What I love about this costume, though, is that you can be really creative in the accessories you choose (eg, a saber tooth tiger necklace, bones in your hair. That’s why I included one – it’s an easy homemade Halloween costume for women.

Wonder Woman Halloween costume

Creative Halloween Costumes for Girls and WomenYou might be wondering why I included DC Comics Secret Wishes Wonder Woman Corset Costume on my list of best creative Halloween costumes for girls and women. So am I!



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Actually, the reason is that Wonder Woman is a great role model. The Wonder Woman costume is both strong and sexy – and it’s a tried-and-true favorite Halloween costume for women, worn by females of all ages!

Here’s a money-saving tip for Halloween: Go to a second-hand store such as Value Village or the Salvation Army, to find ready-made Halloween costumes or eclectic and vintage clothes. You can shop with your costume in mind, or go with an open mind and pull something together as you shop.

Can Can Girl

Red Can Can Girl – this may not be the “best” Halloween costume for girls – but it depends how old your girl is. It’s totally open to interpretation, and how she wears the costume. To learn more, check out the Red Can Can Girl costume on Amazon.

Female Zorro

womens creative halloween Zorro costumesThe Female Super Deluxe Zorro Costume is an alternative version of the Swashbuckler Pirate Lady Halloween costume for women If being a pirate doesn’t suite your tastes, go as a female Zorro. After you gather your sword, mask, and black hat – all you need is a white steed! To learn more about this costume for girls and women, go to Female Zorro.

Catwoman or Batgirl Halloween Costume

Okay, Catwoman or Batgirl aren’t exactly the best or most creative Halloween costume for women or girls, but they are definitely tried-and-true favorites! To see if this costume is for you, go to Catwoman, Batgirl, or Spiderwoman.

Creative Gangster or Mafia Girl Halloween Costume

This Halloween costume for women can be sexy, tough, aggressive, intimidating, and illegal – or a mixture of all of the above! Again, it’s a great choice for a homemade Halloween costume because it’s open to your interpretation and imagination.

Creative Medieval Renaissance Queen or Peasant Girl

Creative Best Halloween CostumesThe Deluxe Renaissance Lady Costume for Women is similar to a Medieval Renaissance Queen or Peasant Girl Halloween costume.

Vintage stores may have tons of gorgeous dresses to choose from – but start your Halloween shopping and planning early.

Sexy Witch Halloween costume for women

There are so many witch costumes – and even the sexy witch Halloween costumes for women aren’t the best or most creative costumes anymore.

That said, however, you could ditch the old notion of a witch wearing a shapeless black cape and hideous nose. Instead, create a simple homemade costume out of a sexy black dress with a ragged black hem and sleeves, black choker necklace, wild black hair, high heeled black shoes, and dramatic gothic makeup. This could be one of the most creative Halloween costumes for girls and women because it’ll be unique. Not a store-bought costume.

If you want to dress up like a taco, read Food Costumes – Homemade, Creative, Quick and Easy.

What’s the best creative Halloween costume you’ve ever seen for girls or women? Ideas and tips welcome below!





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40 thoughts on “Best Creative Halloween Costumes for Girls and Women

  • Laurie Pawlik-Kienlen Post author

    I updated these costumes – I can’t believe I gathered these best creative Halloween costumes for girls and women so long ago! I have to rewrite this whole article, and make it better for women who are searching for creative costumes for Halloween….

  • программа тв

    girls – and women – tend to have a lot of accessories and extra clothes around, which can make coming up with a halloween costume idea that much easier. these are excellent suggestions

  • Laurie Pawlik-Kienlen Post author

    Thanks, Stacey — I agree that womens Halloween costumes should be more liberated and less celebrity-crazed! If that’s what you were saying 🙂

  • STacey

    The best Halloween costume for a woman I ever saw was Amelia Earheart, probably because I LOVE her and what she accomplished. I don’t think women should dress up in dumb stuff like Lady Gaga or Pink.

  • Laurie Pawlik-Kienlen Post author

    Thanks for your comments. It’s not October yet, but people are searching for the best Halloween costumes already….I think we’re going to throw a Halloween party!

  • Samantha

    I’m excited for halloween too. But I think you should come up with a better title for this article. Best Halloween Costumes for Girls and Women is so boring!

  • Kelly

    I’m so excited for Halloween! Last year I dressed up in a traditional girls Halloween costume – a witch – but this year I want my costume to be more creative and fun. I like these Halloween costume ideas but still want to search for the best costume for women. I’m going to two Halloween parties this year! Should I wear two different costumes??? I’m so excited!!!!

  • sammy

    Since it is raining outdoors, I have time to start looking for the best Halloween costumes for women and girls. This is a pretty good cross section of costumes, but I’m looking for more trendy ideas. Like Lady Gaga or Ellen DeGeneres – those would be good costumes for Halloween!

  • girl costumes

    wow..! this is too good blog for girls costumes. it contains the dresses from pirates to the pilots. i was looking for a Victorian pirate costume for girl. and this is same. thanks for the blog.

  • Rachel

    This site is amazingly filled with new costume ideas but I see a lot of people recommending the Avatar costume, why not try the pirate costume as well for a more thrilling appearance? You can also try the sexy witch costume if you want to allure the crowd around you.

  • Alexa B

    Costumes can really create a statement that’s why I truly appreciate the tips you have shared. This Halloween, I’m planning to be in a lady gaga costume just to make a twist.

  • Laurie Pawlik-Kienlen

    Thanks for your comments — I hope this year is the best Halloween ever — especially with Twilight costumes and parties!

  • Victoria Young

    Looks like this “Robin Hood” movie would be a great movie to watch just like the movie about King Arthur.~*`

  • Laurie Pawlik-Kienlen

    Thanks, vijay jain.

    I’m going to a Goth Halloween party on October 30, and need to find a Goth costume….maybe I should research Goth Halloween costumes for women and post an article about that!

  • vijay jain

    I read so many blogs but your blog is marvellous. it gives so many ideas about the costumes that there is not a single chance to call a “NO” to your blog. you can satisfy the coustmer with what she wants. Good work keep it up

  • Laurie Pawlik-Kienlen Post author

    There’s a catwoman DRESS, as a women’s Halloween costume? I didn’t know that — I thought the catwoman costume was just that tight black leotard Michelle Pfeiffer wore in Batman!

  • Laurie Pawlik-Kienlen Post author

    According to My Halloween Costumes.com, recent events like the new US President Barack Obama and the loss of the King of Pop, Michael Jackson are also great places to start getting good costume ideas from.

    With movies in minds, here are some of the most popular Halloween costume ideas of 2009: Watchmen, X-Men Origins: Wolverine, Star Trek, Terminator Salvation, Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, Harry Potter & the Half-Blood Prince, and G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra. And the year-after-year Halloween costume favorites are any Disney character like Snow White and Little Mermaid.

  • Bill

    Excellent site, keep up the good work. I read a lot of blogs on a daily basis and for the most part, people lack substance but, I just wanted to make a quick comment to say I’m glad I found your blog. Thanks,

  • Laurie Pawlik-Kienlen Post author

    Yes, Sorodyego, I did write an article that includes info about Halloween costumes for pregnant women. Here’s the link:

    Halloween Costume Tips for Overweight People and Pregnant Women

    Happy Halloween!

  • Norabella

    Thank you for posting all this information about Halloween costumes, I can’t believe how many choices there are.

    I like your article about Halloween costume exchange parties 🙂

  • Laurie PK

    Nerds candy costumes sound fun 🙂

    I can’t believe how many people are searching for Halloween costumes for women, and it’s only July! I better tune up my Halloween costume articles and ideas….if anyone has any questions about Halloween costumes, parties, or trick or treating, please ask in the comments section in any of my articles. I’d love to write more articles about Halloween…

  • Marilyn

    Halloween is fast approaching and very much around the corner. I am sure you have many events lined up for the celebration! The possibilities of creative Halloween costumes are limitless — and there are many ways an adult can have fun and relive childhood days.

  • Laurie Pawlik-Kienlen

    My article called “Easy Homemade Halloween Costumes for Women” has costumes that are very unique and funny. Even if one of those doesn’t work for you, it’ll at least get you thinking in different ways.

    Here’s the link:

    Easy Homemade Halloween Costumes for Women

  • Hayley

    I think that these costumes need to be more unique and funny. I had seen these costumes before. I want my costume to be something that almost no one else will think of.