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It may not feel like it, but Halloween is only a few short months away. Instead of scrambling the night before a big Halloween party to find a last-minute costume, plan ahead and order your outfit and accessories in advance. A lot of times, women's Halloween costumes are on sale this far ahead of the holiday, which is all the more reason to buy one now. With an endless number of Halloween costume ideas out there, we’ve found 100 of the best Halloween costumes for women in 2023, to help narrow down your search.
There are trendy picks for the most popular costumes of 2023, including Margot Robbie’s pink cowgirl outfit from the Barbie movie and a modernized version of Ariel’s shell bra and mermaid tail from Disney’s The Little Mermaid. There are also classic costumes that you can wear year after year and still be stylish, like a black cat onesie or skeleton jumpsuit. You'll find work-appropriate Halloween costumes you can wear at the office, plus-size costumes for women, and looks that pair easily for the cutest couples costumes.
Whether you dress up as your favorite Disney character, scary movie lead, or even a thought-provoking pun, we’re sure to have a costume option you’ll love. If you’re celebrating the holiday with friends or family, check out our ideas for the best family Halloween costumes, trio costumes, and group costumes. We've even got Halloween costume ideas for dogs!
Elizabeth Berry (she/her) is the Updates Editor at the Good Housekeeping Institute where she optimizes lifestyle content across verticals. Prior to this role, she was an Editorial Assistant for Woman’s Day where she covered everything from gift guides to recipes. She also has experience fact checking commerce articles and holds a B.A. in English and Italian Studies from Connecticut College.
Kate Franke (she/her) is the editorial assistant at Woman’s Day. She loves all things lifestyle, home, and market related. Kate has a BAJMC in Magazine Media and BA in Writing from Drake University. She is a proud ASME alum whose work has appeared in Food Network Magazine, The Pioneer Woman Magazine, Better Homes & Gardens, Modern Farmhouse Style, Beautiful Kitchens & Baths, and more. Next to writing, Kate’s two favorite things are chai lattes and pumpkin bread!
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