Who says Halloween celebrations are just for kids and teenagers? Let your imaginations run wild and show everyone how young you are at heart by playing dress up this Halloween.
You can choose to dress as a mythical creature like a nymph or even channel a real-life figure like Eleanor Roosevelt. The costume choices for women over 50 are endless!
Keep reading to unlock more Halloween costume inspirations and interesting ideas that are a perfect blend of magic and wisdom.
1. The Wicked Witch of the West
The witch was the most famous costume idea last year, so why not follow the ever-green style this Halloween as well? You can dress as Theodora, The Wicked Witch of the West, and relive your cherished childhood memories. As the Powerful Wicked Witch, you can snatch the party’s attention and cast fun spells on your friends.
To create this look, all you need is a long, flowy black dress, pointy hat, broomstick, black boots, and green face paint or makeup. You can go the extra mile by carrying a small stuffed dog toy to represent Toto (Dorothy’s dog). And don’t forget to put a wart on your nose!
2. The Evil Queen
Queen Grimhilde, aka The Evil Queen from Snow White, is undoubtedly one of the strongest villains from the fairytale land. Not to mention, she is the epitome of ageless beauty and the second fairest woman in the entire kingdom. You can elevate this costume idea by incorporating the old hag (the real face of the queen) in your outfit.
Put on a figure-flattering dark, dramatic gown with a hood, flowy sleeves, and a high collar. Use blush-on, red lipstick, and heavy eyeliner to achieve the queen’s bold look on one side of your face. Meanwhile, paint wrinkles and make large bulging eyes on the other half to resemble the old hag. Don’t forget to put on a crown or tiara to show you are royalty.
To complete the look, wear a golden locket with a round pendant like the queen and put the hood on your head to represent the old hag. You can also hold an apple for the hag and a handheld mirror to match the queen’s attire.
3. Vivian from ‘Pretty Woman’
Pretty Woman is a classic romantic comedy that still captivates audiences with its happily-ever-after storyline. So, dress as Vivian Ward to pay homage to the movie character who left an enduring mark on pop culture. Moreover, Vivian is the symbol of self-assuredness and resilience by surviving every challenge the world gives her.
The most iconic outfit associated with Vivian Ward is her red dress with off-the-shoulder sleeves, plunging sweetheart neckline, and drape-tiered waist. Look for a red cocktail dress that is similar in style and pair it with red stilettoes. You must also wear a statement necklace like Vivian’s and carry a small clutch purse to complete the ensemble.
4. Daenerys from Game of Thrones
If you’re a fan of Game of Thrones, dress as Queen Daenerys Targaryen, also known as the Mother of Dragons and Khaleesi. This character is famous for strength, resilience, and leadership, so dressing as her can symbolize your inner strength and the wisdom gained over the years.
To dress as the Mother of Dragons, you need a chiffon dress in the color of gray, blue, or white. The dress style can be simple, but it must be pleated and flowy. For accessories, you can wear a dragon-themed pendant, matching brooch, and arm cuffs. Put on comfy sandals that lace up the ankles and a silver-blonde wig that mimics the queen’s fair head.
5. Lady Olenna Tyrell from Game of Thrones
When taking costume inspirations from Game of Thrones, Lady Olenna Tyrell is another powerful character you can dress as this Halloween. Lady Olenna Tyrell is known for her sharp wit, intelligence, and political cunning.
She defies conventional expectations of older women in media, proving that age doesn’t limit one’s ability to play complex and powerful characters. No wonder this is a great character to embody this spooky season if you have crossed your 40s.
Lady Olenna mostly wears richly detailed, flowing gowns in vibrant colors. Therefore, you must slip on a dress or gown with a high neckline, floral or intricate patterns, and a flowing skirt. For accessories, put on a round hat with a chiffon veil, one-gem ring, and sensible shoes. You can also define your eyebrows and use subtle eyeshadow to achieve a matching, serious look.
6. Mary Poppins
Everyone has dreamt of meeting Mary Poppins during their childhood era. Why not make the trick-or-treating children’s wish come true by dressing as Mary Poppins this year? You can also embrace this character’s wisdom and active imagination to entertain the kids.
You need the iconic white-colored Mary Poppins dress with an ankle-length Edwardian-style full skirt, a fitted bodice, a high collar, and a red corset. If you can’t find a matching outfit, buy a dress with a crinoline skirt and add a white lace-edged collar and cuffs by yourself.
Since Mary Poppins wears a wide-brimmed hat with a daisy chain along with carrying an umbrella, don’t forget these accessories. To complete the look, you can style your hair in an updo or a bun and put on black or brown low-heeled shoes.
With Halloween just around the corner, it’s time to plan which character you will dress up as. Don’t worry; you are never too old to enjoy Halloween and show your strong vision through your costume. If you want to spook everyone, dress as the Wicked Witch of the West or the Evil Queen from Snow White. Go for Daenerys or Lady Olenns from Game of Thrones to show your wisdom and inner strength.
You can also keep this holiday light and fun by dressing as Vivian from Pretty Woman or Mary Poppins. Regardless of the costume you choose, be the spookiest version of yourself and have a fang-tastic time!