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
Halloween is Martha's favorite holiday, so it's no surprise that she' s the makeover master when it comes to dressing up. Which one do you find most appealing—or appalling?
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.
This Is What Halloween Was Like for Martha Growing Up
It began with Mischief Night and ended with meticulously homemade costumes, parades, and a bonfire after dark.
How to Choose a Couple's Halloween Costume That Pairs Together Perfectly
Whether you're dressing up with a partner, friend, or sibling, you will be the most dynamic duo at the party thanks to these tips.
There Will Be More Trick-or-Treaters This Year—Here's How to Create a Safe Experience for All
This Halloween, you should expect to see more little monsters or glitter-covered fairies in your neighborhood, says our expert.
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More Adult Halloween Costumes

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.
Spiderweb Mother and Sock Spider Baby Costume
Knotted black yarn pinned to a white skirt is the perfect foil for a crawling spider baby. You and your little one will be the perfect match in your spiderweb 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.