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.
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.
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More Adult Halloween Costumes

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.

Puppy Halloween Treat Carrier

For this girl's BFF, bookend an oatmeal canister with paper bowls, and add a papier-mâché egg for the head, and poster board for the ears, tail, legs, and collar. A chic shift and shoes complete the ensemble.