All The Best Plus Size Halloween 2016 Costumes You Can Buy Off The Rack — PHOTOS
There's a lot to be said about people who make their own Halloween costumes — it takes effort, time and skill to craft an entire costume all by yourself. As cool as that route is, buying an off the rack plus size Halloween costume can be just as rad. Even without a glue gun and glitter, you can bring your ideas to life — and luckily, there are plenty of off the rack costumes to make your plus size Halloween dreams come true.
That said, finding a good off the rack Halloween costume in the right size can feel overwhelming, especially for plus babes who have a hard time finding clothes in their size the rest of the time, too. Though some Halloween costume sizing can vary, shopping online and reading reviews can be more than helpful when you're not finding the killer costume you want in-store. For plus babes, shopping never feels easy, but a store bought costume could be the quick and easy way to achieve the perfect plus size Star Wars outfit you've been dreaming of all year.
Whether you're entering a Halloween costume contest this year, or just want to kill the Halloween game to show off your festive spirit, these are the best plus size off the rack costumes on the internet. Happiness and Halloween realness are just a few clicks away.
1. Hooded Robe
Pretend you're in a cult or the illuminati with this hooded robe costume: As a vaguer costume concept, this outfit lends itself to whatever story you want to attach to the look.
2. Gothic Ghost
This ghost costume is slightly more elaborate than your standard bed sheet with two eye holes, and will lend itself perfectly to some killer ghost makeup.
3. Mad Hatter
If there's ever a time of year for looking a little trippy, it's Halloween. And this sexier version of the Mad Hatter look is perfect for tying up whimsy with wanting to look hot AF.
One of the most classic superhero looks but still, one of the best. Because who doesn't want to wear a cape?
Pretend you're Lady Macbeth or just a standard renaissance kind of gal, either way the detailing on this costume is absolutely stunning.
6. Old School Glamour
Don't you just wish people still dressed like this for hitting the town? If so, relive the fantasy for one night in this amazing Halloween costume.
Channel Channing Tatum in Hail Caesar! to give a more complex backstory to this pretty sailor costume.
8. Red Queen
If you're feeling like being a bad guy this Halloween, the Red Queen from Alice In Wonderland is the perfect costume if you want to be evil but still look glamorous.
9. Pirate Wench
Just on time for the release of the new Pirates of the Caribbean movie, this costume will be perfectly topical for any party you attend.
10. Dark Red Riding Hood
Why be normal Red Riding Hood when you can be sexy Red Riding Hood? This glamorous outfit will keep you feeling too damn hot while still rocking a cool costume.
This look can be for a cute Hansel and Gretel matching costume or just a sexy German barmaid look. Either way, it ticks all the boxes for a fancy dress outfit.
12. Drop Dead Gorgeous
Drop Dead Gorgeous Costume (Available to 3x), $41, Amazon
In the wise words of RuPaul's Drag Race alumni Alyssa Edwards, "I don't get cute, I get drop dead gorgeous."
13. Saloon Girl
Pay homage to the wild wild west without a questionable Native American costume in this amazing saloon girl outfit. If you were looking for a reason to dance on the tables, this is the perfect outfit to do it in.
Not to make light of the creepy clown sightings currently going on, this clown costume is a great reminder that clowns are supposed to be cute, colorful and fun.
15. Princess Fiona
If you were looking for an excuse to paint yourself green this year, this costume is the perfect reason to do so. Who knows, you may even run into your Shrek in this outfit and have a real fairytale moment.
Practice whispering, "Gatsby? Oh Gatsby!" over a glass of champagne in a sexy voice for this costume, as you dress up as one of the original party girls.
Let the little girl who always wanted to dress as a Disney princess free for the night in this amazing Belle from Beauty and the Beast costume — just in time for the live action remake with Emma Watson, too.
18. Snow White
Or if this Disney princess doesn't quite take your fancy, this detailed Snow White costume is equally brilliant to represent your Disney love this Halloween.
19. Sailor Moon
Sailor Moon Costume (Available to 5x), $57, Amazon
Pay homage to everyone's favorite anime heroine in this cute Sailor Moon costume.
20. Wizard Of Oz
Dorothy Costume (One Size), $31, Amazon
This is a totally legit reason to buy a puppy so you can carry it around in your basket for the evening — and love it for the rest of its life, of course.
21. Harley Quinn
Although Margot Robbie's version of Harley Quinn in Suicide Squad is fresh on everybody's mind, this more traditional Harley Quinn costume is sure to appeal to the more nerdy among us.
22. Grim Reaper
23. Jedi Knight
Show your love for one of the greatest film franchises in history with this amazingly detailed Star Wars costume.
24. Plymouth Pilgrim
Get in the spirit of Thanksgiving while also slaying Halloween with this amazing pilgrim costume. And if you love dressing up that much, you can totally reuse this for your Thanksgiving dinner in November.
25. Midnight Huntress
Midnight Huntress Costume (One Size), $30, Amazon
Whether or not you want to apply a character to this costume is up to you, but there are definitely some Hunger Games vibes you could send with this look.
Who knows why this nun has a whip as part of this costume, but it's likely that it could end up being the funnest accessory at the party. Attempt speaking in tongues for the role of possessed nun, or just try looking sinister if you're feeling more The DaVinci Code.
27. Flight Attendant
Go as a pretty standard flight attendant or say you've come as Britney Spears in the Toxic video. Either explanation suits this cute, campy costume.
28. Cave Woman
If you're planning to get so drunk that you can only communicate through grunts, this cave woman costume is perfect for you.
This show stopping Halloween costume is the perfect investment if you want all the poor unfortunate souls to give all their attention to you.
This costume comes with all the accessories necessary to fulfil your '50s Grease fantasy.
Hippie Costume (Available to 9x), $85, Amazon
You may have noticed the '60s are back on trend right now, so why not go the whole hog and have a '60s themed Halloween costume too?
Why be a pirate wench when you can just be the pirate? Whichever you prefer, it always helps to have options.
33. Poison Ivy
If you're a redhead, this is the perfect costume for you. If you're not a redhead, buy a wig and rock this costume anyway.
Why be a mermaid character when you can create one entirely of your own? You definitely don't need to be a thin, beautiful ginger to be a mermaid and this costume is perfect for anyone looking to put their own spin on the mermaid look.
35. Wonder Woman
Paired with a pair of electric blue leggings, this is the perfect costume for anybody who wants to dress like a superhero but isn't quite willing to strip down to a tiny costume. Feel empowered and wonderful in this amazing Wonder Woman get up.
Through this extensive list, you're sure to have found at least one costume that you want to wear this Halloween. Now the real struggle is choosing just one look to go for — but if you can't pick, just make plans for more than one event this Halloween.
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