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.

Paper Wigs

Make these paper wigs for a fun and easy way to add to your Halloween costume!

Detective and Hound Costume

The detective and his trusty hound follow the scent to the next crime scene. Their matching plaid capes (modeled after the attire of Sherlock Holmes) are sewn from inexpensive suiting fabric with a simple pattern. Earflaps made from cloth and bias tape transform a pair of black baseball caps into a deerstalker hat.
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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.

Beekeeper Costume

This watchful beekeeper always takes good care of his bee colony. He wears a sting-resistant suit (actually a pair of painter's coveralls, available at hardware stores), work gloves to protect his hands, and a long tulle veil to guard his face. Dozens of "bees" are glued to the open-mesh netting; others buzz around his wide-brimmed straw hat. The stenciled bucket becomes a winsome receptacle for Halloween treats.

Our Favorite Halloween Costume Shops in the United States

Browse racks of one-of-a-kind finds, and let your creativity run wild.