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Teen Halloween Costume Ideas

Selecting a Halloween costume is a personal choice. Age and gender are some of the main factors that will determine what type of Halloween costume is best. Different teens like different things so I've created a short list of popular Halloween costumes.


Now here's a Teen classic. Both younger and older teens like the skeleton costume because it's scary and fun. A typical skeleton costume includes a completely black jumpsuit with painted skeleton bones on it. If you want to make a more realistic costume you can find fake bones and attach them to the costume. However, for something less traditional you can wear a black suit with a wicked looking tie or bowtie. Complete the outfit with a skeleton mask or makeup.

The Mad Hatter

The Mad Hatter is a famous character from Alice in Wonderland. He is easily recognizable with his eccentric costume and top hat. There are really no predefined colors for the costume, but make sure it looks unusual and flamboyant.

The clothing items will consist of an open placket jacket, oversized top hat, button-up vest, oversized bow tie, fingerless gloves, and striped pants. If you don't have long hair, consider wearing a wig so that you have hair sticking out from under the sides of the hat.

Robin Hood

Robin Hoood has been portrayed in movies in a variety of different ways. The typical Robin Hood costume will consist of a long sleeve solid green shirt, brown vest, black waist belt with a pouch attached, high-heel leather boots, brown or black pants, and brown gauntlet gloves.

The head can be left alone, or you can put a hat or hoodie over it. You could use a green felt hat with a feather on the side (like in the Errol Flynn movie). Either that or use a green shirt with a hoodie in the back and put it over your head. Finally, strap a quiver filled with arrows to your back and carry around a bow.

Little Red Riding Hood

Little Red Ridding Hood is based on a children's story involving a 10th-century young girl who likes to dress in red. This would be a girl's costume, of course. It will consist of a red skirt with white edging, white apron, white blouse, black velvet vest, black ballet flats (for the feet), red ribbon, white ankle socks, and a red cape with a hoodie.


The Caveman costume is easy to make and can be put together rather quickly. All you need is a brown tunic, a black belt, and a rigged brown club to hold in your hand. If you can go in bare feet, then that is preferable. Either that or wear brown flip flops. To make the costume more intense, you can diagonally cut away half of the upper portion of the tunic, leaving one side of your upper body bare. Use dirt makeup on your face too and find a wig with long dirty hair.


Nowadays, just wearing a plain white sheet over your body doesn't quite cut it in the ghostly department. Instead, you're going to have to be a bit more creative.

A good question to ask yourself is this: What sort of person was your ghost before they died? This will help bring some variety to this often over-done costume. Were they a painter, a chef, a soldier? Even better, you can combine two kinds of creepy costumes. For example, you can be the ghost of a scary clown, or the restless spirit of a machete-wielding maniac. There are lots of possibilities.

The key to turning these characters into ghosts will depend largely on your clothes and your make-up. Go with a ghostly pale appearance. If you find that your outfit is too bright and lively, you might consider getting a pre-made costume of the particular ghost that you're trying to embody.

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