Adult Halloween Costumes

Halloween is that supernatural time of year when you can transform into something entirely different. For ideas, browse our handmade costume tutorials to become an evil queen, a magnificent Madame Butterfly, a powerful vampire, or a ghostly figure wrapped in a shawl of spiders.

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Martha's Best Halloween Costumes Through the Years
We pay homage to Martha's many costumes over the years—from fantastical to the terrifying—but all of them extravagant.
15 No-Sew Halloween Costumes That Anyone Can Make
These delightful Halloween disguises—which take their cues from the furry, finned, and adorably ferocious—are simple to assemble with your trusty glue gun and a few craft-store staples. Best of all, they whisper the three little words every busy parent longs to hear: No sewing required.
Halloween Masks and Headpieces for a Perfect Disguise
Masks and headpieces are simple alternatives to full Halloween costumes, but they are no less charming. Try one of our unique ideas for a disguise that's truly bewitching.
Skeleton Makeup How-To
A skeleton is one of the most chilling Halloween figures, but our modern makeup version has a sleek, startling beauty. This iconic DIY look makes a bold statement about baring it all. 
15 Last-Minute Costume Ideas for Halloween
Not every Halloween costume needs to be planned months in advance or requires hours of sewing time. It's quite possible to pull together a look with a few items from around the house, a touch of makeup, and simple supplies from your local crafts store. When choosing a last-minute Halloween costume, think in terms of accessories. Some of the easiest items you can use are a mask, headpiece, or a pair of glasses, which can be found in a costume shop or an accessories store. All you need to do is add some attachments—try feathers, fur, or creepy-crawly fake bugs—and you have a ready-to-go look in less than 15 minutes.  Your hairstyle also provides endless last-minute costume possibilities. Braid your hair and wrap it around your head in the fashion of ancient Romans and Greeks. Or turn yourself into Medusa by weaving in some rubber snakes. Complete each look by wearing all white and golden sandals. Now, for the fun part: It's time to suit up and let the spooky festivities commence!
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More Adult Halloween Costumes

Rib Cage T-Shirt
A few strategic cuts transform simple white and black T-shirts into a skeleton-inspired Halloween costume.
No-Sew Tulle Ghost Costume
Seven layers of white nylon netting gathered at the neck with seam binding make an apparition as light as air for this no-sew tulle ghost costume.
Go Inside the Ghostly Birthday Party Designed for a Halloween-Loving Eight-Year-Old

One family built a spooky haunted house inside their century-old home—and it's sure to inspire your own Halloween festivities.