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If you are a woman over the age of 50, it can be a bit tricky to figure out what to be for Halloween! If you are searching for the best Halloween costumes for older women, you are in the right place!
This Halloween costume guide is all about the best Halloween costumes for older women.
Best Halloween Costumes for Older Women
These Halloween costume ideas for older women include easy Halloween costumes, era Halloween costume ideas, and even a sexy Halloween costume idea (that’s not too sexy!).
The great thing about dressing up as a Hippie is that you have so many options for Halloween! You may already have Hippie clothing at home (perfect for a DIY Halloween costume), or you can buy a Hippie costume on Amazon. Or, go with bell-bottom jeans and a colorful shirt!
2. Professor Minerva McGonagall from Harry Potter
You can really embrace your age by dressing up as Professor McGonagall from Harry Potter for Halloween! Amazon sells so many Professor McGonagall costumes for women, including plus size costumes too! To dress up as Professor McGonagall for Halloween, start with a long black robe, a white collared shirt, and a dark skirt or trousers. Add a witch's hat and a green and silver scarf. Finish the look with a wand, some square-shaped spectacles, and your hair up in a bun!
3. Renaissance Woman
Dressing up as a Renaissance woman for Halloween is perfect for older women. Many Renaissance dresses come in plus sizes, and you have many options to choose from!
4. Mary Poppins
Marry Poppins is a great Halloween costume for older women. You can make your own DIY Mary Poppins costume or buy the Mary Poppins costume on Amazon. And don’t forget that you have options with this costume! There’s the traditional gray Mary Poppins costume, and the “Holly Jolly: white dress that Mary Poppins wears!
The great thing about dressing up as a witch for Halloween is that you have so many options! You can just wear a black dress with a witch hat, you can buy a Wicked Witch costume, or you can choose from one of the many Halloween witch costumes for women on Amazon.
6. Glinda the Good Witch
Dressing up as Glinda the Good Witch is a fantastic Halloween costume for older women! If you are searching for a plus size Halloween costume for older women, the Wizard of Oz Glinda plus size costume is the perfect costume for you! You can buy the Glinda the Good Witch costume in sizes 2X, 3X, 4X, 5X, and 6X on Amazon.
7. Bo Peep
Bo Peep is such a fun Halloween costume for older women! And perfect if your grandkids or kids are dressing up as Toy Story characters! The Bo Peep costume is comfortable and cute! Plus, the Bo Peep costume comes in plus sizes 1X-6X.
8. Crazy Cat Lady
If you are searching for a DIY Halloween costume for older ladies, why not dress up as a Crazy Cat Lady! All you need is a pink bathrobe, slippers, and disheveled hair. Then, use safety pins to stick cat stuffed animals to your bathrobe!
9. Mad Hatter
If you want an easy to buy (and somewhat sexy) Halloween costume for older women, you will love the Mad Hatter costume for women on Amazon! The Mad Hatter costume for women comes in sizes small to 2X, 3X, and 4X and is a fun Halloween costume for older women.
10. Rosie the Riveter
Dressing up as Rosie the Riveter is one of my favorite DIY Halloween costume ideas for older women! To dress up as Rosie the Riveter for Halloween, don a denim work shirt with rolled-up sleeves, and tie a red bandana around your head. Pair this with high-waisted jeans and sturdy work boots or whit sneakers.
If you want a cheap Halloween costume, you can dress up as a bat!! Amazon has several bat zip-up hoodies that make it easy to dress up for Halloween! You may even like this plus size bat costume for women. For your pants, you can either wear tights, black leggings, or black slacks.
12. Starbucks Barista
For a DIY Halloween costume for older women, you can dress up as a Starbucks Barista! To dress up as a Starbucks barista, start with a black or green apron and wear a white collared shirt underneath. Add black pants or a skirt and comfortable black shoes. Accessorize with a Starbucks logo hat or visor and carry a to-go coffee cup as a prop to complete the look. To really complete this Halloween costume for older women, wear a microphone for taking to-go orders!
13. Fairy Godmother
If you have a granddaughter who wants to dress up as Cinderella for Halloween, then dressing up as a Fairy Godmother would be a perfect Halloween costume!! Amazon sells a high-quality Fairy Godmother costume in sizes x-small to large. You can also buy the plus size Cinderella Fair Godmother costume in sizes 1X up to 8X on Amazon.
14. Beetlejuice or Lydia
For a scary Halloween costume for older ladies, why not dress up as Beetlejuice?! You can either buy the Beetlejuice costume on Amazon or create your own DIY Beetlejuice costume. Check out this Beetlejuice costume guide for ideas on what to wear and for Beetlejuice makeup ideas too!
Or, you could dress up as Lydia for Halloween!!
15. Winifred Sanderson from Hocus Pocus
If you want a Halloween costume for older women that is PERFECT for Halloween, then dressing up as Winifred Sanderson from Hocus Pocus would be perfect! The great thing about this Halloween costume idea for women is that the Winifred Sanderson Hocus Pocus costume comes in sizes small to 2X. Another option is to dress up as Mary Sanderson from Hocus Pocus.
Sizes: Small, Medium, Large, XL, 1X, 2X
The great thing about dressing up as a pirate for Halloween is that you can either make your own DIY pirate costume or choose from one of the many pirate costumes on Amazon! Plus, you can find more conservative pirate costumes with pants, jackets, and long skirts too! So whether you want to hide your arms, cover your legs, or show off your shoulders…you have options!
Dressing up as a ringmaster is one of my favorite Halloween costumes for older ladies, mostly because it is an unexpected costume! You can have fun creating your own DIY ringmaster costume with a red ringmaster coat, a black top-hat, black pants, and a whip. There are also a few affordable ringmaster costumes for women that would be great Halloween costumes for older women! This is my personal favorite ringmaster Halloween costume for older women! You may also love this plus size ringmaster costume too!
Whether you are a Disney fan, a lover of DIY Halloween costumes, or in the mood for a somewhat scary Halloween costume, you will love dressing up as Maleficent for Halloween! This Halloween costume is perfect for older women because Maleficent is supposed to be older! Plus, you can wear a grand black gown, a feather cape, and an amazing headpiece!
Check out this plus size Maleficient costume guide for more ideas!
19. Race Car Driver
Who says that dressing up as a sexy race car driver is just for younger women? Dressing up as a race car driver is one of my favorite Halloween costumes for older women. Plus, your husband or boyfriend can dress up as a racecar driver too!
In conclusion, there are so many Halloween costumes for older women to choose from! From sweet costumes like the Fairy Godmother from Cinderella to scary costumes like Maleficent to sexy costumes like a Race Car Driver, the options are endless!