Law & Order Costume Ideas

For Halloween, you have the right to buy a costume, if you cannot afford a costume you can make one yourself. Anything you wear can and will be used against you on social media. With that said, here are some of my best DIY Law & Order costume ideas for your next Halloween bash:


Wondered what it might be like to crawl through windows, sneak into people's bedrooms, and make off with all their jewelry? Rather than hide in the shadows, make your kleptomaniac tendencies obvious and dress in burglar cosutme this Halloween.

• Clothing

Dark clothes will allow you to blend into the night, so wear something that will keep you inconspicuous. You could also opt for a stereotypical white and black striped shirt and some black pants this is more of a caricature, though.

• Headgear

To continue with the theme of being a living stereotype, you could wear a black flat cap and recall the burglars from old movies. For something a bit more modern, you could don a ski mask or wear some pantyhose on your head. Just make sure no one mistakes you for a real robber.

• Mask

If you opt for the pantyhose, you won't need a separate mask to obscure your face from any witnesses. However, if you decided to just go with a hat, then you will need something to cover your eyes, like a domino mask.

• Accessories

Think of yourself as something of a reverse-Santa Claus. In that case, you're going to need a bag of "presents" as well, except that the presents are going to be for you. Find or make a black sack that's large enough to sling over your shoulder.

Fill it with random stuff. If you're a particularly generous burglar, you could fill it with candy and give it to people at the party. Ready to steal everyone's hearts this Halloween? Well, sneak your way through the neighborhood and wear a burglar costume this year!

Police Officer/Sheriff

Do you want to be on the right side of the law? Do you like cop shows like Law and Order? Then maybe should be a police officer/sheriff this Halloween. You can get these outfits rather inexpensively at a party store. Throw in a fake set of handcuffs, a fake gun, and a police cap and your good to go.

For women you have a couple of options; conservative or sexy. For a conservative look wear tritonal officer attire, you can get at any Halloween store. For a sexy look, wear a loose-fitting blouse, black leather short-shorts, leggings and classic black pumps and your good to go. Be sure to wear a cap that says "POLICE," on it to complete the look. Finally, muster up an over-inflated sense of authority and you're done.


If you've always wanted to slam a gavel down and hold someone's precious freedom at the mercy of your whims, then you should wear a Judge Halloween costume this year. Here's how to get started:

• Modern Judge

For a regular modern day judge, wear a long black robe with a suit underneath. Grab a gavel as your only weapon if you can find one. If you want to get really elaborate, you can make a judge's bench out of cardboard and carry it around in front of you.

For a cute group costume, you can have one of your friends dress up at the bailiff, another as the plaintiff, and another as the defendant. Construct a complicated story about the case if you want some kind of narrative to tell people about.

• Celebrity Judge

These days, the best known judges are the arbitrators that we see on daytime TV in those courtroom shows such as Judge Judy. If you want to be a celebrity judge, you're going to need little more than the long black robe and a gavel in your hand. To specifically embody the character of Judge Judy, you'll need to add a short brown wig, a white frill along the collar of your robe, and an unflappable attitude.

• Victorian Judge

Folks were a lot fancier back in the Victorian era, and this means that you should wear a powdered wig. It's up to you whether you want to literally dust it with powder or not, but at the very least it should be long, curly, and white.

Victorian judge outfits could be more than one color and were a bit more complex than those of modern judges sometimes, but they could also be plain black in many instances, so that's your safest bet. Are you feeling judgmental this season? Sentence your friends to 20 years to life, with a judge Halloween costume and feel the power.

Note: Dark Halloween Costumes gets commissions for purchases made through links in this post

More Ideas