When most people think of the fall holidays, they think of kids dressing up—cute little strawberries, ghosts, and butterflies— but kids aren’t the only ones that get dressed for the special occasion. Teenagers, too, are on the lookout for something fun and age appropriate. Following are 50 of the best Halloween costumes for teens.
Captain Jack Sparrow
Thanks to the smash hit movie,Pirates of the Caribbean, Captain Jack Sparrow is one of the coolest pirates around. He’s rough, tough, and all the ladies love him. What more could a guy ask for? This choice, which is the official ensemble of Pirates of the Caribbean 3, comes with everything you need to look just like Jack himself: a shirt and attached vest, pants, sash, two belts and a bandana with attached braids. Just add a pair of matching boots and you are sure to wow all your friends.
Captain America Girl
Not every girl wants to be a princess. Some of them want to save the world,and this disguise is just for them. The Captain America Girl apparel is one of the holiday disguises for girls who are into comic books and super heroes. Better yet, it is one of the best choices for any girl who wants to wear a cute and stylish outfit. This official Marvel Comics disguise includes the Captain America Girl dress, leggings, mask, and wrist cuffs. You are sure to stand out in this outfit that screams, “girl power!”
Who else can stop a car with his feet? No one other than Fred Flintstone, the coolest caveman in Bedrock. If you are going trick or treating this year, parents are sure to get a kick out of this classic Fred Flintstone outfit. (It pays homage to one of the greatest cartoons of their time, so you might even get a little extra candy out of it!) It comes with the legendary leopard print overcoat, wrist cuffs, bushy wig, and shoe covers. Grab Pebbles, Wilma, and Bam Bamand make it a family affair.
Batman has always been one of the best Halloween costumes for teens, but Batgirl has not gotten as much attention. That’s a shame because Batgirl rocks! She is cute, sassy, and could totally stop a criminal dead in his tracks. She could probably even take on Batman himself if she had to! These holiday disguises are heavy on attitude and visual appeal. They come with the official DC Comics black mini dress with attached cape, Batgirl mask, spiked arm covers, a yellow belt, and the ultra cute boot leg covers. Throw them on top of a black pair of heels to complete the look.
Oscar the Grouch
Sesame Street characters are typically used for disguises, but Oscar the Grouch, with all of his grouchiness and attitude, is perfect for teen Halloween costumes. Ruin everyone’s day (in a good way, of course) when you show up at their doors with this show-stopping ensemble. It conveniently includes one large piece that depicts Oscar’s torso popping out of a trashcan. It even has the word “scram” written on the front of the trashcan for that added touch of hospitality. If you are looking to get a good laugh this year, this disguise has your name all over it!
Pretty Playing Card
Sometimes, you want to wear something that you know absolutely no one else will have. Well, the Pretty Playing Card ensemble will do the trick. Who else will be dressed as an actual playing card? No one! This is one of those choices that will raise a lot of eyebrows, but once they see the playing card hearts on the dress and the big dramatic neck collar, they are sure to know exactly what you are. This unique outfit is reminiscent of the great movie Alice in Wonderland. It is a modern take on this classic film.
It would not officially be the annual fun October holiday if someone did not wear a Scream outfit. Scream has become a cult classic over the years, and this ensemble fits in seamlessly with any seasonal party. Your friends will know exactly who you are when you show up in this butterfly-winged robe, belt, and traditional Scream mask. Add in a bloody toy knife for increased scary authenticity. This has got to be one of the most popular Halloween costumes for teens, and it is classic enough that you can wear it many times over without it ever getting old or losing its relevance.
Anything dragon related is great for the October holiday, right? This Dragon Miss outfit is one of those for individuals who want to show off their darker side this year. It is a great nontraditional outfit that isn’t too “girly” or common. It includes the stylish top with detachable sleeves, sash, and belt. Dress it up however you see fit. Add in a funky wig, some deep black eye makeup, bright red lipstick, and a killer stiletto shoe. You’ll be the foxiest Dragon Miss in town.
Sesame Street Bert
Do you want to wear a Sesame Street disguise this year? No? You say Sesame Street makes costumes for kids? That may be true, but this Bert outfit is made just for you. Some teenage disguises often shy away from kiddy characters, but this one embraces the inner child. Imagine the look on people’s faces when you show up trick or treating in this outfit. With the shirt, pants, and mask, you are sure to get laughs wherever you go. Got a friend? Tell him to dress as Ernie and go as a duo. You two will be the hit of the night!
If you think a traditional witch outfit is passé, try this! It is anevil sorceress. Put a spell over all your friends (and anyone else who lays eyes on you) with this amazing choice of teen costumes. It includes a dramatic jagged edge dress with flared sleeves and shorter front, matching pointy hat, eyeball medallion, and eyeball hand accessory. While trick or treating, if someone does not give you enough candy, flash the handheld eyeball and let them know they could be next! You will be the talk of the night.
11 to 20
Halo Master Chief
Are you a super fan of the Halo video game? If so, there is no way you can pass up this official Halo 3 disguise. It is guaranteed to be a hit with the videogame enthusiasts this October night. It comes complete with a two-part helmet and jumpsuit with EVA armor. To the average Joe, you may look like a soldier or perhaps a GI Joe, but anyone who is into videogames will have no problem identifying you. This selection is sure to separate the super fans from the average ones. Which one are you?
Mad About You
Got two seasonal fall parties to attend this year? Don’t buy two outfits or wear the same one twice. Get this Mad About You reversible outfit and get two-in-one. One day, dazzle your friends with the blue checkered side. Next, blow them away with the pink striped side. They will have no idea it is actually the same outfit. You really get your money’s worth with this one (or should we say “these two”?). It comes withshoulder straps that detach,a bow tie, hat, neckband, choker, headband, belt, bow pin, and tail. Yes, a tail. Feel free to go wild with the accessories.
Street Fighter Ken
These disguises are for the Street Fighter lovers. You may not be old enough to remember when this videogame originally came out, but you’ve played it, no doubt, and felt the thrill of winning a gruesome videogame street fight. Of all the players, Ken has always been a crowd favorite, so it is no surprise that manufacturers took advantage of the opportunity to make Halloween costumes for teenagers. This particular choice comes with a red karate gig, belt, and gloves. If you really want to complete the look, get a blonde wig, too!
Is there a special guy you like, or perhaps a teacher that’s giving you a hard time? Put a little voodoo on them with this Voodoo Sweetie ensemble! You are sure to get exactly what you want when you show up in this feisty little number. It is cute and creepy at the same time, just what all girls look for in the ideal choice. It comes with the skull-decorated dress, complete with fiery skirt, and the skull-and-crossbones tiara. You’ll have all your friends under your command all night.
Sesame Street Cookie Monster
Yes, Sesame Street characters are normally used in costumes for kids, but this Cookie Monster outfit is for a more mature Sesame Street fan. It caters to a much taller trick or treater. Come on, admit it; you still love cookies just as much as you did when you were a child. Why not let the whole world know? Adults and kids alike will get a real kick out of seeing you in this get-up, which includes the headpiece and blue furry shirt. Who knows, if you go trick or treating, you might end up with a big stash of yummy cookies!
The Wildcat Cutie outfit is for the animal lover who wants to be a little sexy, too. Your friends will love to see you in the leopard print dress (which has a full, bouncy skirt), gloves, collar, tail, and ears. The faux lace corset on the front separates it from all the usual, boring cat disguises. Even if you’re in a room full of ladies dressed in cat attire, you’ll shine above the rest. This one has personality and flare. You won’t regret your choice. By the end of the night, you’ll be feeling like you’ve got nine lives!
We have all seen the traditional Mad Hatter ensembles. Boring! What about one that brings out the inner fashionista in you? Now, that’s one of the best Halloween costumes for teens! This Mad Hatter ensemble is traditional enough to look like the Mad Hatter, but cute and modern enough to stand out and put a new (and more fashionable) twist on an old look. It includes a jacket (with tail), mock vest, skirt with a high waist, shoe covers, small gloves, a hat, and a bow tie. It’s a fashionista’sOctober holiday dream! Get yours now, so you won’t be late for a very important date!
Who says only guys and little kids can be pirates for the October holiday season? Not us. That’s why we offer these teen costumes for girls. The Pirate Lass outfit comes with an adorable dress with attached sash and matching bandana. Throw in a pair of black tights and boots to kick it up a notch. Show all those boy pirates whois boss when you show up wearing this. They will definitely wish they were birds on your shoulder. You’ll prove that pirates don’t have to be rough and dirty. They can be cute and feisty, just like you.
The Nightmare Before Christmas Jack
The holidays in October and December may seem like two completely different holidays, but The Nightmare Before Christmas Jack outfit brings the two together seamlessly. Anyone who has seen the movie will know just who you are, and they will love that you brought back a classic for the new generation to love. This ensemble comes with the jacket, ascot, and flamboyant bowtie. Of course, you have to provide your own pants, but that’s a small price to pay to bring this crowd favorite to life.
Hello Kitty is not just for young children anymore. Manufacturers are now offering Hello Kitty Halloween costumes for teens, and they are extremely adorable. Were you obsessed with the cute Japanese cat as a child? Are you still obsessed with her now? Show the world just how much you love Hello Kitty by wearing this dress and oversized hair bow. It will take all your friends back to the days when all they cared about were toys, Saturday morning cartoons, and fruit snacks. Accessories go great with this outfit, so put on a cute pair of heels and some bright bracelets to complete the look.
21 to 30
On October 31, there will be a lot of ghouls and goblins out there in the dark, trick or treater-covered streets. The world will need saving. Wear the Captain America outfit and, without doing a thing, you’ll look like you have come to save the day! This selection of costumes for kids comes with everything you need to embody the popular masked hero— even the muscles. It instantly gives you the bodybuilder physique you always wished you had. Your friends and family will feel safe and protected all night, thanks to you. You’ll let those monsters and mummies know they won’t be taking any souls over into the world of the undead tonight.
Did you have a rag doll as a child? Did you absolutely love it? If so, why not have a Rag Doll holiday disguise this year? Even if you did not have a rag doll growing up, this outfit is a winner. It is cute and fun, and it lets everyone know you still have a special place in your heart for the favorite childhood toy. This Rag Doll ensemble includes the dress with bouncy skirt and attached apron, red-and-white striped socks, puffy miniature sleeves and cap. Add in a red mop wig and some rosy red cheeks to complete the look. There is no way you’ll look raggedy in this selection of costumes for teens.
There is something about bananas. They’re funny. They make people laugh in a way that an apple or orange never could. This banana disguise is simple and to the point, but it is still a winner because, well, who doesn’t love someone dressed in a banana outfit? With all the candy that will be eaten on this October holiday, your friends will surely need some nice, healthy fruit. Why not give them a friendly reminder by showing up in this huge banana outfit? Their waistlines will thank you.
If you love to eat blueberry muffins for breakfast (or any other time of the day), you’ll love wearing this special outfit. Unlike other blueberry muffin designs, which actually look like big, bulky pastries, this disguise is more abstract. It includes an adorable blueberry blue mini dress, matching top hat, miniature puff sleeves, and knee high stockings. These make great Halloween costumes forteens because they don’t look silly or kiddy-ish. You won’t look exactly like a blueberry muffin (thankfully), but your overall outfit will definitely have a blueberry feel. All your friends will be wondering why they all of a sudden have a taste for blueberries!
What’s a festive October party without someone in a Beetle Juice outfit? The movieBeetle Juice came out decades ago, and it is known as a classic today. In fact, many television networks show it on the night of October 31. Join in the fun and creepy festivities by donning this Beetle Juice outfit when you hit the streets for trick or treating. It comes with the black-and-white striped suit and faux-shirt-and-tie dickie. Throw on the bushiest white wig you can find and, viola, you’ve got on one of the best choices this year.
When you look at animal Halloween costumes for teens, you usually find a lot of cats. You don’t find a lot of peacocks, and that’s exactly why you should wear this Peacock Gal disguise. Not only is it unique, but it is simply gorgeous, just like the bird it is fashioned after. Of course, it comes with the dress, decorative hat, and choker, but the show stopper is the huge colorful tail. There is no way you won’t be bombarded with compliments and praise in this beautiful ensemble. You’ll leave other girls wondering, “Why didn’t I wear that?”
Family Guy Stewie
There are, perhaps, no better Halloween costumes for teenagers than Family Guy Stewieoutfits. As you probably already know, the show is a big hit with teenagers. Your friends will die with laughter when they see you dressed like the irreverent cartoon baby. The ensemble comes with the jumpsuit, Stewie facemask, and butt. You are guaranteed to be the talk of the night. They’ll be shocked that you chose to dress like a big baby, but isn’t that what this October night is all about: transforming into something you’re not? You’ll never get any other chance to be a baby again, so you better go for it now.
Ok, so you’re thinking, “I’ve already seen a million devil disguises.” That may be true, but have you seen this devil outfit? The Lil’ Devil Halloween disguise is not your average attire. Yes, its red with a tail and horns, but it also lights up. That’s right. It has actual working lights in the skirt. How’s that for an added touch? You’ll be the belle of the ball when you walk in with the skirt of your dress all aglow in little red lights. You will truly be a sight to see. People will be talking about your dress for years to come.
The Walking Dead – Rick Grimes
True comic book fans will love this Rick Grimes outfit. It will be the only time they get to see a real-life, 3-D version of the popular comic character. Complete with the pants, shirt, hat, and belt, this ensemble provides everything you need to look like sheriff Rick Grimes himself. With all the zombies you’re sure to see lurking on the October holiday night, the city is going to need some protection. Shouldn’t someone be dressed as Rick Grimes? Why not you? If you don’t, the world will be in peril. (No pressure, by the way.)
No girl wants to be an ugly, wart-covered witch, but what girl doesn’t want to be a lovely Switch Witch? This disguise takes the traditional witch idea and gives it a much needed makeover. Instead of the big jagged overcoat, it comes with a sassy, purple and black mini dress. Instead of an oversized, floppy hat, it comes with a cute, petite hat. Instead of a big face wart, it comes with a pretty wand. Oh, and one more thing. It lights up! The wand and the frill of the skirt have small working lights in them. Talk about a modern day take on a witch!
31 to 40
How could you not love Bam Bam from the Flintstones? Sure, he makes a big mess by smashing everything into smithereens, but he’s just so cute. This Bam Bamensemble can make you just as cute. It includes a vest with muscle chest, shorts with belt, shoe covers, and a wig with cap. For 100 percent true Bam Bam authenticity, a club is sold separately. Even without the club, though, there will be no mistaking who you are. Practice your best “bam bam!” yell and get ready to turn a lot of heads with this fake muscle chest. As far as Halloween costumes for teens go, this one is a classic.
By far, Wilma was the sweetest cavewoman of her time. Why wouldn’t you want to be her for the October holiday? With the funky asymmetrical dress and signature red wig, you’ll remind everyone of a simpler time, when cars could be stopped with your husband’s feet. Don’t we all miss those days? Bring them back, if only for this one October night. For extra Wilma appeal, add in a pebble necklace and a fat rock ring. You will be the daintiest cavewoman of the night.
Sometimes, you have to get serious and let people know what you’re about. During those times, a fun and silly holiday disguise just won’t due. You need something big and bad, like this Gangster Suit outfit. In this knee-length pinstriped jacket and matching pants, you’ll strike fear in the heart of anyone who crosses your path. They will probably voluntarily give up their trick or treating candy there on the spot. Yep, gangsters have that sort of effect on people. Want to see for yourself? Wear this choice of costumes for kids onthe October holiday and see just how seriously people take you.
Lil’ Miss Red
In the story, Little Red Riding Hood is on her way to her sweet little grandmother’s house, but tonight, she’s headed to a jumping festive seasonal party! Show up in storybook style with this Lil’ Miss Red disguise. It’s a sassier version of the popular little girl’s design. It comes with a red and white mini dress and flowing cape. After seeing you in your Lil’ Miss Red ensemble, your friends will never think of the popular children’s story quite the same way. They’ll be wishing they went back to their childhood for disguise ideas, too.
So you don’t want to be a doctor for the scary October holiday night? “Too plain and not at all scary,” you say? How about a doctor that eats human flesh? Scary enough for you? The Zombie Doctor ensemble looks frighteningly real with its stained, ripped shirt with exposed ribcage and intestines (yes, intestines), ripped pants with exposed rotting kneecap, life-like zombiefacemask, surgical mask, hat, and gloves. Your mom probably won’t like this outfit, and your little sister might cry a bit, but your friends will love it. Just be careful when you’re out trick or treating in teen Halloween costumes like this one. You don’t want to cause any heart attacks.
If you were a child when the first Harry Potter movie came out, you will probably feel right at home in this Wizard Wanda attire. Now Harry is all grown up and so are you, but that doesnot mean you have to abandon your secret dreams of being a wizard. This ensemble includes the preppy mini dress, cape with attached necktie, glasses, and (of course) the magic wand. In this cute outfit, you’ll be surprised at how many people end up falling under your unintentional spell. You will definitely be glad you went with this Hogwarts-inspired ensemble.
Jack Sparrow Prestige
For the ultimate Pirates of the Caribbean fan, one of the best Halloween costumes for teens isthe Jack Sparrow Prestige outfit. Other than makeup (which is optional), there is absolutely no need for extra accessories. This ensemble comes with everything you’ll need to pull off the movie-inspired look, including a long jacket, long vest, pants, belt with buckle that stretches across the chest area, sash, two belts with buckles, pirate hat, boot covers, and a bandana with beaded braids attached. The only thing missing is you! What are you waiting for? Show the world that Johnny Depp has some serious competition!
Some girls don’t want to go big and flashy this October holiday. Some are more interested in subtle, understated beauty. If you feel you fit in that category, the Native Princess attire is right up your alley. It comes with the matching top and skirt with ethnic embellishments, beautiful necklace, wrist cuffs, and removable faux leather trim. This outfit is a nice laidback alternative to the trendier options that most other girls will probably be wearing. Let your natural beauty show. While you’re out trick or treating, you’ll make everyone wonder, “Did Pocahontas just walk by?”
Sesame Street Elmo
A little child in an Elmo outfit?Cute, but boring.A teenager in an Elmo outfit? Hilarious! No one will expect to see you dressed like the ticklish, red little monster. They probably won’t even believe you found a disguise in your size. This year, wow your friends by taking the unexpected route. Don’t wear something big and scary. Throw them a curve ball by opting for this adorable furry shirt and headpiece. Dressed like Elmo, your ensemble is sure to be conversation starter. That’s what makes it one of the best Halloween costumes for teens.Everyone will wonder about the guy in the Sesame Street outfit. Now all you have to do is practice your high-pitched Elmo voice and you will be the funniest guy in the room!
Thanks to the Twilight movie series, everyone loves vampires now. They have got to be the most popular monster of the moment. Take advantage of their popularity by wearing the Twilight Bite disguise this October holiday. It comes with a cute black mini dress, stiff-collared cape, belt, choker, and fangs. You will look so good that guys won’t even mind being bitten by you. When you wear this apparel, everyone will know Edward isn’t the only cool vampire in town. In fact, after seeing you, they’ll be saying, “Edward who?”
41 to 50
Does everyone tell youthat you are funny? Do you love the Batman movies? Why not dress as the Joker this holiday season? It will be so fitting, don’t you think? Once dressed in the signature purple jacket, shirt with painted-on vest and tie, and mask, you will look just like the creepy, lipstick-wearing villain. You will be able to play jokes on people all night and blame it on the apparel. After all, you’re the Joker. What do they expect?
Have you ever been out to sea? You haven’t? Well, that’s ok. You don’t have to actually go, but you can look like you just stepped off the dock with this cute Ahoy Mateyoutfit. Decked out in the included dress, petticoat, and hat, you will definitely look the part. Make all your friends wish they were out to sea when they see how adorable you look in your ensemble. You probably won’t join the actual Navy, but you’ll feel patriotic and proud all night long.
Do you love hot dogs enough to dress as one forthe October holiday? You don’t? That’s ok. You can dress as one anyway. After all, who doesn’t love a nice hot dog outfit, especially one with a big squiggle of mustard down the middle? It is such a random disguise that people won’t be able to help themselves. “Did you see the guy dressed as a big hot dog?” That is what everyone will be saying. If you want to be the talk of the party (or the whole weekend, possibly), wear this outfit and see how many smiles you are able to put on faces. It’s one of the best Halloween costumes for teenagers you can buy.
Sky Blue Crayon
Every little child loves crayons. Many of us never lose our love for these colorful art supplies, but we tuck our desires away in the back of our minds and forget about them. Why not show that love by dressing in the Sky Blue Crayon outfit? You are guaranteed to be the only crayon in the room, and if you do happen to see another crayon, what are the chances it will be sky blue? Zero! You’ll have a unique outfit all your own. Even years later, your friends will still bring up the year you dressed as a crayon. It will be a memory you will cherish forever.
Are you a lover of old Western movies? If so, the Desperado teen Halloween costumes have your name all over them. They include a long duster jacket and cowboy hat. Add in a pair of jeans, boots, and a red bandana to bring the look to life. You’ll look like the “strong, silent type” as you slowly walk the streets on that October night. People who don’t know much about Westerns will wonder what you are. “What is he?A cowboy? Some type of sheriff?” It will be a great conversation starter—especially with the ladies!
Time Out Referee
Everyone will want to stop and take notice when they see you in this sporty Time Out Referee ensemble. It comes with a vertical-striped mini dress, knee-high socks, and a whistle. This is a great disguise for sportsmen who have always wanted to know what it would be like to be on the other side of the game. In the midst of the October fun madness, make everyone take a timeout when you stun them with your outfit. They will swear they have never seen a referee look so good. If only real referees could look like this. Maybe athletes would be more willing to accept their calls, don’t you think?
Glee – Puck
The success of the television show Glee has catapulted its stars into the world of celebrity and fame. Puck especially, with his signature Mohawk, has stood out among the talented bunch. Do you have attitude and a golden voice? If so, the Puck attire will be perfect for you. Even if you can’t sing like an angel, it is still a fun choice for Glee fans. However, if you go trick or treating, you may be asked to sing for your treats. Be ready.Don’t say you weren’t warned!
Alice in Wonderland
Want to do something different? Forget about the dark and demented apparel. Instead, look sweet and angelic this October night. Go for this classic Alice in Wonderland ensemble. It comes with a dainty light blue dress, glovelettes, and hair ribbons. It offers a more understated look that still turns heads. Find a pair of chunky heels and knee-high socks to bring the look all together. You will make all your friends want to watch the classic movie again, just for old time’s sake.
The Green Hornet
Hardcore Green Hornet fans will love to wear the official Green Hornet ensemble when they’re trying to select teen Halloween costumes. It comes with a dark green coat, and matching top hat and mask. Channel your inner evil villain as you stalk the streets in your disguise. You will easily fly under the radar because, unlike most of the villains, the Green Hornet looks very civilized. You will be able to feel like a true bad guy without looking like one. It is the best of both worlds: attitude and style. What more could you want? Plus, you could tell all your friends you decided to “go green” this year.
The Emerald Witch is the cutest evil witch you will ever see. Don’t misunderstand. She is still bad—she’ll cast an evil spell on you if she is ina bad mood—but at least she looks good doing it. Darn good! No warts, humps or wrinkles on this modern witch. Instead, she comes with a green mini dress, a dramatic jagged vest, hat, brooch and striped green and white tights. You will look so good that people probably won’t even mind being put under your spell. Just be careful with the eye of newt. It may stain your emerald green dress.
With these 50 costumes for kids, there is something for everyone, regardless of style or interest. All of these holiday ensembles are special in their own way, and they all offer teens a way to look cool and they are age appropriate.