10 Creative Halloween Costume Ideas for the Modest Dresser

Who will you be for Halloween?

Halloween is right around the corner, and those of us who do like to indulge trick-or-treaters by dressing up are knee-deep in scouring the Internet for creative ideas tailored towards this day. So guess what? We scoured the Internet for you! What we found were some of the most creative takes on cosplay that could be turned into costumes. Some of these rely heavily on make-up to become one with your character of choice, and some can be put together with items of clothing found right in your closet, or the closet of your bestie!

So, without further ado, here are our favorite costume ideas for the modest dresser. Ready, set, HALLOWEEN:

1. Mulan Saves the Day

Who wouldn’t want to answer the door to trick-or-treaters as the savior of China? Especially when she can do it looking this cute!


2. The Little Mermaid Gets the Modest Treatment

Again, this look relies more heavily on make-up and that perfectly-styled red hijab over an actual costume. But what a unique final product!


3. In a Galaxy Far, Far Away

Saving the galaxy by five o’clock, just in time to hand out candy to the trick-or treaters! For this other-worldly look, get yourself a long white tunic, and set your hijab just right with this cool YouTube tutorial. 


4. Minion Mischief Is Right Around the Corner

Bello! Mischief is right around the corner with this adorable take on a minion from Despicable Me. All this look really requires is a pair of dungarees paired with a yellow shirt. And there you have it; you’re an adorable, trouble-making little minion!


5. J.K. Rowling Comes to Rescue Your Halloween

Is any costume list really complete without a mention of Harry Potter? No ma’am, it is not. And so, grab your self a couple of staples from your closet, a black abaya, plus a tie in your fave house colors, and voila; you’re ready to fight off the forces of darkness!


6. Have a Bewitching Time

Where are my Broadway lovers at? This easy-peasy take on Elphaba from the wildly popular broadway show Wicked requires little more than face paint and a long black abaya!


7. Round and Round We Go

Props for individuality on this look! Ok, so this carousel look requires a little bit more than just rummaging through your closet. But seriously, how creative is this?


8. The Power of Three

Powerpuffs save the day! Again, one of our simpler costume options require a long shift dress in the color of your favorite Powerpuff girl, along with a hijab to match the color of that character’s hair. And voila! You’re a Powerpuff Girl!


9. The Mistress of Evil Rears Her Horns

With Maleficent: Mistress of Evil taking over cinemas country-wide, why not take advantage and dress up as the anti-hero depicted by Angelina Jolie?


10. Calling All Marvel Fans

Calling all Marvel fans! Now, this Gamora (Guardians of the Galaxy) costume relies heavily on makeup to make its point, but would you  just look at that creativity? Queen of Luna truly is the queen of creativity!