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22 Easy Modest Halloween Costumes You'll Love

by Elizabeth Morgan 7 min read

easy halloween costumes

Last Update October 14th, 2019

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Halloween is coming soon, so it’s time to start thinking about costume ideas. Halloween seems to be an excuse for women to show a lot of skin. For women who dress modestly, it can be a challenge to find or make a modest Halloween costume. We’ve searched everywhere to find these super cute and modest Halloween costumes for women!

1. Disney Princesses

Merrick’s Art has some of the trendiest costumes out there. You’re sure to love the way she styled these Disney Princess costumes.

Modest elsa halloween costume

The Elsa costume is made from a light blue dress and a white, lace, long sleeve top with a white layering tee underneath.

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  • Similar dress here
  • Similar lace top here

Modest belle halloween costume

For Belle, you need a blue midi dress and a white apron.

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  • Similar Belle costume here
  • Similar apron here
  • Similar shoes here
  • Similar bow here

modest little mermaid halloween costume

For Ariel, you need a white t-shirt and teal maxi skirt. 

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2. Bat

DIY bat costume from She Knows blog

For this bat costume, you need a black knee length or midi dress, some black fabric, bat ears, and black shoes. You can get a black dress and use it for your costume, then continue to wear it after Halloween.

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  • Similar dress here
  • Similar bat ears here
  • Similar bat wings here
  • Similar lace up heels here

3. Dalmatian

Easy DIY dalmatian dog costume

This adorable Dalmatian costume is so easy to put together. You need a black shirt, a white sweater vest, a black and white polka dot skirt, white booties, and black leggings. The thing that really makes this costume come together as a dog is the make-up. Lauryncakes did really cute make-up and put her hair into pigtails.

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  • Similar sweater vest here
  • Similar leggings here
  • Similar booties here

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4. Witch

Splash of Teal dressed up as a witch

Dressing up as a witch is timeless. It will always be a fun costume. This witch costume calls for a black a-line skirt, a green long sleeve shirt, leggings/tights, booties, and of course a witch hat headband.

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  • Similar witch hat headband here
  • Similar skirt here

Modest witch costume
This is another witch costume that we love! Denise from Makin Lemonade used a dress we used to have for this costume. She styled it with a black witch hat, black booties, and black tights. 

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5. Eleven (Stranger Things)

The little girl from stranger things eleven or elle outfit

Stranger Things was easily one of the most talked about tv shows last fall, and for a good reason. It was intriguing! Dressing up as Eleven, the little girl, has become a popular costume for girls and women of all ages.

To do this costume, you need a light pink dress with short sleeves, a white collared shirt, striped high top socks, a black bomber jacket, and white tennis shoes. To top it off, add a box of Eggo waffles.

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6. DIY Costumes- Strawberry, Pineapple, and Gumball Machine

DIY strawberry halloween costume

This strawberry outfit is so cute and classy. It’s made with a red dress, that has white “seeds” added to it, a green stem for your hair, and black flats. This is a great DIY costume

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Cute girls hairstyles blog halloween costumes for work

For the DIY pineapple costume, you'll wear a yellow shirt that you put upside down V's on. You can make them out of tape or draw them on with a marker. You'll also need to make the green crown for the pineapple topper. This is green fun foam glued to a headband.

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  • Similar shirt here
  • Shoes here
  • Similar pineapple headband here

DIY gumball machine costume

Another super cute DIY costume is this gumball machine. You’ll start by putting pom pom balls allover a white t-shirt. Also, make a 25 cent sign and wear red pants.

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  • Similar white t-shirt here
  • Similar red pants here
  • Shoes here
  • 1 inch pom pom balls here

7. Wednesday Addams

Modest Wednesday Addams costume

Wednesday Addams is the queen of Halloween, so it’s one of the best costumes out there. The key to pulling off Wednesday, is wearing lots and lots of black. You need a black dress, black tights, and black shoes. You’ll also need a white collar and perfect pigtail braids. 

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  • Similar dress here
  • Similar tights here

8. Mary Poppins

Keiko Lynn's modest Mary Poppins outfit

If you’re looking for a classy costume, then Mary Poppins is one you should definitely consider. You’ll need a white button down shirt, a long black skirt, a red bow tie, black tights, black heels, and umbrella, and a big purse.

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  • Similar skirt here
  • Similar white shirt here
  • Similar bow tie here
  • Similar umbrella here

9. Bandit

Say Yes blog dressed up as a robber couples costume

A bandit or robber is a pretty simple costume to put together. The essential items for it are a black and white striped shirt, black pants, a black mask, and a money bag.

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  • Similar shirt here
  • Similar mask here
  • Similar money bag here

10. Minnie Mouse

Utah blogger Everyday Ellis dressed as Minnie Mouse

Karli from Everyday Ellis is adorable dressed up as Minnie Mouse! Her husband was Mickey and their dog was even Pluto. To be Minnie Mouse, she wore a black long sleeve shirt, black skinny jeans, a red skirt, yellow flats, and Minnie Mouse ears.

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  • Similar Minnie Mouse ears here
  • Similar skirt here
  • Similar flats here
  • Similar shirt here

For the skirt you could try to find a red one with white polka dots, or use a solid red skirt and add some white dots. Dressing up as Disney characters will never get old!

11. Hocus Pocus Witches

Sanderson Sisters dressed up for Halloween from Britco

Hocus Pocus is an iconic Halloween movie! My husband and I watch it every year on Halloween night. The witches in it are so creepy and also so cool.

Dressing up as the Sanderson Sisters, aka the Hocus Pocus witches, is a great costume for 3 girlfriends to do together. There’s a lot that goes into these outfits. Dresses, corsets, boots, and brooms are the must-haves.

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  • Similar Winifred Sanderson costume here
  • Similar brooms here

12. Mummy

Do it yourself adult mummy costume

This do it yourself mummy costume is very creative, but could also be pretty time consuming. To make this, rip a white bed sheet into strips. Wrap those strips all around your whole body.

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13. Down the rabbit hole

Modest down the rabbit hole from alice in wonderland costume

The Down the Rabbit Hole DIY costume by Color Me Courtney is so fun and modest. This outfit requires a white knee length dress, a red blazer, a blue necktie, blue flats, bunny ears, and a clock purse to top it off.

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  • Similar red blazer here
  • Similar white dress here
  • Similar bunny ears here
  • Similar bow tie here
  • Similar clock purse here

14. Alice in Wonderland

Fashionable alice in wonderland halloween costume

The Alice in Wonderland costume consists of a light blue short sleeve dress, a white apron, white tights, black shoes, and a bow for your hair. Keiko Lynn even dressed up her little dog as the rabbit!

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15. Pirate

Sarah Forshaw blog pirate costume

Sarah Forshaw put together an awesome pirate outfit for Halloween! We love how modest she kept it. This costume has black pants, a white ¾ length shirt, a black vest, a red bandana, lace up boots, and some jewelry.

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16. Esmeralda

Geek x girls Esmerelda costume

Esmeralda is a character from The Hunchback of Notre Dame. She wears a purple maxi skirt, a white skirt, a purple sash with gold on it, a pink headband, and a tambourine.

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  • Similar Esmeralda costume here
  • Similar maxi skirt here
  • Similar headband here
  • Similar tambourine here

17. Where’s Waldo

Maddie and Ashley Beauty Blog Where's Waldo costume for women

Where’s Waldo is a fun and easy costume to make! The most essential piece is the red and white top. You could do a sweater or a shirt, depending on how cold it is on Halloween. You also need jeans, a red and white beanie, and glasses.

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  • Similar beanie here
  • Similar sweater here

18. Peanut the Elephant Beanie Baby

Costume Works halloween costume beanie baby elephant

Dressing up as a beanie baby isn’t as easy as a lot of the other costumes on this list. You have to find a store that has an elephant onesie, then make the TY tag yourself. Print it out as big as you can, then use a ribbon to attach it to the onesie. You could also do with other TY beanie babies!

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  • Similar elephant onesie here
  • Similar elephant ears here

19. Captain America


Ginger Parrish from The Parrish Place dressed up as a modest super hero a few years ago. She wore a Captain America tank top dress with a black, long sleeve shirt and black leggings underneath. She also wore black booties and a blue mask over her eyes. We love how she was able to take this tank top dress and make it into a modest costume.

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20. Little Red Riding Hood

Dress up like the Little Red Riding Hood for Halloween

Abby from The Classy Giraffe dressed up as Little Red Riding Hood for her costume. She is wearing a navy and white gingham dress and a red, hooded cape. She also has black tights, black flats, and a cute little basket. We love how this costume is pretty simple, but it looks like you put a lot into it.

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21. Deer

Kate dressed up as a deer for her Halloween costume

Kate from Love Simple Kate dressed up as a deer and she looks darling! She is wearing a long sleeve brown dress, a fur vest, black tights, and brown booties. She did her makeup to look like a deer and we can't get enough of how cute it is.

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22. Laffy Taffy

Modest Laffy Taffy Halloween costume

Sam from The Pretty Life Girls dressed up in a Laffy Taffy costume. How fun is this?! She  is wearing a red Laffy Taffy costume dress, red tights, light red tennis shoes, and a red headband. 

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  • Similar Laffy Taffy dress here
  • Similar tights here
  • Similar headband here
  • Similar tennis shoes here


Which one of these modest Halloween costumes is your favorite? If you have any suggestions you'd like to add, let me know and I'll add it! 

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List of modest Halloween costumes for women

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Elizabeth Morgan
Elizabeth Morgan

Elizabeth Morgan is the co-founder of Cleo Madison. When she's not blogging about modest fashion, she's taking care of her twins, going on walks with her husband, watching reality TV, and trying new vegan food.

4 Responses

Elizabeth Morgan
Elizabeth Morgan

October 14, 2019


Thank you! They’re way cute! I think it will help your tween for sure. If she does one of those costumes, we’d love to see a picture. We can re-post it on our social media with your permission, of course.

Elizabeth Morgan
Elizabeth Morgan

October 14, 2019


Thanks for the catch! I can’t believe I misspelled her name!


October 14, 2019

Super cute ideas! I hope one of these will revamp my tween’s excitement over coming up with something cute not tacky and not over done (particularly the pineapple, and gumball machine)!


October 14, 2019

it’s EsmerAlda not EsmerElda.

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