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.

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.