tLet's talk about how difficult it is to find a decent wig for a Halloween costume. Too often they're insanely expensive, which jacks up the overall price of your costume (or keeps you from being able to save money by doing a completely DIY look). If they're not expensive, then they probably look as cheap as they were: too shiny, with lots of tangles and an unconvincing hairline and scalp. Is there anything worse than trying to find a wig for Halloween? Oh wait, there is: Actually wearing the wig on Halloween. Things get hot and itchy fast, and chances are if you take off the wig your costume no longer makes any sense.
So why not give yourself a break this Halloween and go with a costume that doesn't require a wig. That just means that you'll have to be creative enough to think of a costume that utilizes your natural hair. If you have blonde hair, then you're in luck because there are so many amazing costumes that require your shade.
You may be able to do some of these costumes with items you already own, and some might require a bit of shopping — but at least you can skip the wig this year. And if you aren't blonde but already have a blonde wig on hand, there's no shame in utilizing it for one of these costumes. Here are 20 Halloween costumes for blondes, going (more or less) from shortest to longest hair length.
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If you have a short blonde pixie cut, you basically have to go as Mia Farrow in the cult-classic horror movie Rosemary's Baby .
What you'll need: a blue dress or nightgown; a creepy baby doll; and a fake knife. Put a bit of dark eye shadow under your eyes to nail her look of exhaustion.
The '60s were a great time for blonde pixie cuts. Twiggy is an icon, so her look is pretty easy to recreate.
You'll need: a colorful mod dress; Mary Jane flats; and black eyeliner such as Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil in Perversion to create the mod-eye makeup look (be sure to draw fake lashes under your eyes). You'll also want to part your hair and slick it flat. Wear a trench coat or faux fur coat if it's cold out.
This costume works best for those with short, white-blonde hair. It's up to you how far you want to go with this Ursula costume: you can keep things simple or go all the way with purple body paint.
You'll definitely need these essentials either way: a black maxi dress with a sweetheart neckline; a shell necklace; a red lipstick like NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Cruella; and a teal eye shadow like L'Oreal Colour Riche Monos Eyeshadow in Teal Couture. Use gel and hairspray to keep your hair sticking upwards.
4. Hillary Clinton
Could you be more topical? I don't think so. Plus if you find a Trump at a Halloween party, hilarity is sure to ensue.
You'll need: a tweed or knit jacket; black slacks; a chunky necklace; and Hillary buttons.
5. Cersei Lannister
If you've seen the latest season of Game Of Thrones, you definitely noticed Cersei's makeover. If you have short blonde hair then her season finale costume will be easy to recreate.
You'll need a black maxi dress like this bodycon maxi dress with turtleneck; silver shoulder pads and chain; and a silver crown.
6. Taylor Swift
There are so many different Taylor Swifts to choose from, but in this case let's go with the simplest: Shake It Off Taylor. This is perfect if you have a blonde bob with bangs.
You'll need a black turtleneck; black leggings or skinny jeans/pants; Taylor's favorite red lipstick, NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Dragon Girl; Stila Stay All Day Liquid Liner for creating a cat-eye; and a microphone.
7. Britney Spears
Just like Taylor, there are so many different Britney personas. There's nothing wrong with sticking with a classic: Hit Me One More Time Britney.
You'll need: a white tie-front shirt; a grey cardigan; a black miniskirt; black over-knee socks; chunky oxford heels, and don't forget to tie your blonde hair into pigtails.
8. Marilyn Monroe
Marilyn in The Seven Year Itch makes for an iconic costume for blondes, plus it's easy to recreate.
9. Sandy from Grease
This costume manages to be both sexy and warm. Score!
You'll need: an off the shoulder black crop top; a biker jacket; leather leggings; strappy red heels; and a red lipstick like Revlon Really Red Matte Lipstick. You also need to curl and tease the heck out of your hair for maximum volume.
10. Margot Tenenbaum
The ultimate hipster costume for blondes with bobs!
You'll need: a striped dress with collar; a faux fur coat; and black eye liner to recreate her heavily-lined eyes, such as Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil. You could also wear pink gloves and a red barrette.
11. Daisy Buchanan
If no one at your Halloween party has read The Great Gatsby , you could also just say you're a flapper. This costume works for almost any hair length but it's best if you have a bob.
You'll need: a sequined shift dress; a feather stole; and a silver headpiece.
12. Eleven from Stranger Things
This is the costume that everyone will get excited about this Halloween, but if you're blonde and don't want to shave your head you could copy Eleven's makeover look.
You'll need: a pink dress with a white peter pan collar; striped knee socks; Converse sneakers; and a blue windbreaker. Don't forget the Eggos.
13. Lady Gaga
Lady Gaga has sported lots of hair colors over the years but her long blonde hair is probably her most recognizable, as is her famous meat dress.
You'll need: a meat dress; platform heels; and a microphone.
14. Cher Horowitz
Will this costume ever get old? Ugh, as if!
You'll need: a yellow plaid jacket and skirt; white knee-high socks; black Mary Jane heels. If you have an old flip phone lying around that's a bonus.
15. Regina George
Be the ultimate mean girl this Halloween in this instantly-recognizable outfit.
You'll need: a purple bra; white tank top; black mini skirt; black heels. If you have time and some DIY skills you could also make a pink Burn book.
16. Elsa from Frozen
This costume isn't just for little kids.
17. Harley Quinn
Everyone is going to be Harley Quinn this year so make sure you're the best Harley Quinn.
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You'll need: a Daddy's Lil Monster Tee; Bomber Jacket; Sequin Booty Shorts; Fishnet Tights ; Manic Panic Hair Color Cream in Cotton Candy Pink and Mermaid for dyeing your blonde pigtails; and white sneakers. Carry around a bat and practice your maniacal grin.
18. Elle Driver from Kill Bill
This costume is simple, easy, and effective.
You'll need: a Nurse Dress; Nurse Hat; Syringe; and Eye Patch. Just leave your hair down.
19. Daenerys Targaryen
You have to be the mother of dragons this Halloween if you have long white-blonde hair.
You'll need: a white Cape Dress; Dragon Necklace; and a toy dragon to put on your shoulder. Put up some of your hair in intricate braids and leave the rest down, slightly curled.
20. Cersei Lannister
If you have long blonde hair you may prefer to be old-school Cersei.
You'll need: a Red Gown; Fancy Wine Goblet; Necklace. Plus scorn for everyone.
Happy spooking, fellow blondes.
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