20 Easy Halloween 2016 Costume Ideas For Brunettes That Don't Require A Crazy Wig — PHOTOS
Whether you look forward to Halloween every year or you dread the amount of work going into finding a costume, everyone can agree that finding a decent wig is the worst part. That's why you should just ditch the wig this year and find Halloween costumes where your hair color (brunette in this case) actually comes in handy.
Instead of putting up with spending a lot of money on a wig and then dealing with it feeling hot and itchy all night, you can just pick a Halloween costume that works with the hair you already have. If you happen to be a brunette, then you're in luck! There's so many killer costumes out there for girls with light brown, dark brown, and black hair. Below, you'll find 20 such Halloween costume ideas that are perfect for brunettes. Whether your hair is curly or straight, short or long, I've got you.
Best of all, most of these costumes are really easy to put together; you might even be able to save money by using items already in your closet. But if you're not into the whole DIY thing, just use this list for inspiration before running to the nearest costume supply store. Either way, you can rest assured you won't have to fork over money for a wig this year.
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If you have very short brown hair (or even better, a buzz cut) then Furiosa from Mad Max: Fury Road is the perfect costume for you.
You'll also want to smear some dirt over the top half of your face.
Eleven from Stranger Things is such a popular character right now that this costume is sure to score big at your Halloween parties, especially if you have her extremely close-cropped or buzzed brown hair.
You can also carry a box of Eggos around.
3. Betty Boop
Betty Boop is a cute and classic Halloween costume that's really easy to create: You only need a few items. Ideally you should have short dark brown or black hair, parted in the middle and curled at the ends — plus red lipstick.
4. Rosie The Riveter
This is another classic costume that's easy to do. Blondes can do it too but it's really most accurate on a brunette.
5. Snow White
If you have a short, dark bob then Snow White is the perfect Disney princess for you to go as this Halloween.
If your short, dark bob has bangs then you should definitely be Velma from Scooby Doo.
7. Mia Wallace
This is another great costume choice for brunettes with a fringed bob, plus it couldn't be easier to put together.
8. Mary Poppins
For a Mary Poppins costume, you just need dark hair that's long enough to pull back into a bun.
9. Holly Golightly
Tease your hair into a big beehive updo and brush your bangs slightly off your face for the iconic Breakfast At Tiffany's hairstyle.
10. Flo The Progressive Insurance Lady
Everyone knows Flo from the Progressive insurance commercials, and if you have shoulder-length brunette hair then this costume is perfect for you.
Belle is one of the most popular brunette Disney Princesses; you just need dark hair that's long enough to pull back into a ponytail. Don't worry about finding her yellow ballgown; her blue and white ensemble works just as well and is easier to put together.
12. Cookie Lyon
Cookie is the breakout star of Empire, hands down, and if you want to be her for Halloween you'll need a lot of animal print and a healthy dose of (faux) fur — and lots and lots of attitude.
13. Olivia Pope
If you have shoulder-length brunette hair and love Scandal, then you should definitely be Olivia Pope this Halloween. Don't forget the wine glass and her motto: "It's handled."
14. Katniss Everdeen
If your brunette hair is long enough to put into a messy braid then being Katniss from The Hunger Games is a no-brainer.
15. Wednesday Addams
This costume is perfect for people with dark, shoulder-length or longer hair and deadpan personalities.
Ignoring the fact that Emma Watson is kinda blondish, the OG Hermione was described as having bushy brown hair.
Bonus points if you add a wand.
If you have a lot of thick, long, and dark hair that you can put into a voluminous braid (and you either live somewhere warm or don't mind being chilly) then you should be Jasmine from Aladdin.
18. Jessica Jones
Jessica Jones from the hit Netflix show of the same name is a great costume for brunettes with long hair because it's easy to put together and will also keep you warm and comfortable all night.
If you have dark hair then Rihanna is a good costume choice — but which Rihanna? How about copying one of her 2016 VMA outfits, to stay topical?
This is another topical costume choice for brunettes: Beyonce as seen in Lemonade. Her gorgeous yellow dress from "Hold Up" is a particularly good one to try to emulate. This is also a great costume if your hair is more ombre than just straight-up brown or blonde.
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