12 Amazing Halloween Costume Ideas for Different Hair Colors

10/21/2021

Halloween is fast approaching and if you’re currently finding yourself in a panic over what to wear on the spookiest night of the year, we’re here to help.  Instead of dressing up as a witch or cat for the fourth year in a row, may we suggest finally letting your hair inspire this year’s costume. Whether your locks are blonde, black, brown, or red, there are so many amazing costume ideas out there that are perfectly suited to your particular hair color.

To help you out, we’ve curated a list of our favorite Halloween costumes that don’t require any crazy wigs. Keep scrolling for multiple looks you can rock this October 31st.

Blonde Hair

Tinkerbell

Leave a little sparkle everywhere you go dressed as everyone’s favorite blonde fairy. To steal Tink’s look, simply pull your hair up into a cute messy bun or “top knot”, making sure to style your bangs to the side—just like she does. Grab a green dress and some wings and get ready to spread your fairy magic!

Cher Horowitz

You’re sure to feel like a total Betty sporting Cher’s iconic yellow plaid suit this Halloween. To help you nail the Beverly Hills teen queen’s look, you’ll want to grab your trusty flat iron to give your strands a silky, sleek finish. 

Cinderella

If you’re a fan of fairy tales, you won’t want to pass up the opportunity to dress up as a princess, even just for one night. Forget needing a Fairy Godmother—to get this magical look, just slip into a pretty blue gown, grab some elbow-length gloves, and style your locks in an elegant updo. 

Brown Hair

Dorothy

Grab your ruby slippers and get ready to travel down the yellow brick road to your nearest Halloween party dressed as Dorothy. Putting together this costume is as simple as clicking your heels together three times! You’ll simply need a blue gingham dress, a straw basket, and your trusty sidekick Toto by your side. As for the hair, you’ll want to style your locks in braided pigtails tied with blue gingham hair bows. 

Princess Leia

No matter what your plans are this year, the Force will surely be with you when you show up dressed as Star Wars beloved Princess Leia. In order to do this costume justice, you’ll want to make sure you rock her signature space buns. 

Holly Golightly

Pay tribute to one of Audrey Hepburn’s most iconic roles by dressing up as the ever chic Holly Golightly from Breakfast at Tiffany’s. It’s the perfect excuse to wear your favorite LBD and pearls, as well as a sparkly tiara! Just make sure to pull your strands up into a twisted updo to really finish off the look.

Black Hair

Wonder Woman

You’ll be totally ready to save the day dressed as one of everyone’s favorite superheroes, Wonder Woman! Aside from rocking her signature Amazonian warrior get-up and her gold headpiece, you’ll want to make sure to recreate her gorgeous, voluminous waves. 

Cleopatra

Try your hand at being queen for the night by transforming yourself into ancient Egypt’s most famous ruler, Cleopatra. Besides donning a white flowing robe, you’ll want to go heavy on the gold accessories and make sure to sport a fierce cat eye. As for the hair, grab some clip-on bangs, add some micro-braids to your locks, and adorn a few strands with some gold beads or thread for a super luxe look. 

Snow White

Be the fairest of them all when you show up dressed as Snow White this Halloween. While a wavy bob is sort of this Disney Princess’s signature hairstyle, don’t be afraid to switch things up and go for an intricate updo instead. Just don’t forget to add her adorable little red bow!

Red Hair

Queen of Hearts

Get ready to steal some hearts as Wonderland’s very own Queen of Hearts. In addition to donning her fancy card embellished gown and sporting her dramatic makeup, you’ll want to be sure to curl your hair and style your locks in a cool bouffant style. 

Wilma Flintstone

Travel back in time to the Stone Age by dressing up as Wilma Flintstone. Just wear a white one-shouldered dress, a white oversized beaded necklace and style your locks in a pretty topknot. 

Daphne

You’ll be ready to solve a few mysteries and unmask all the bad guys—and look good doing it— dressed as Scooby-Doo’s Daphne. To get her stylish look, simply wear a purple dress, wrap a green scarf around your neck, and adorn your locks with a purple headband.

Who will you be dressing up as this Halloween? Share with us below!

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Camille Nzengung

Camille Nzengung is a Features Editor at The Tease, where she covers all things hair. You can find her writing about the best hair products, the coolest hair trends, and all the exciting new hair launches.

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