Film + TV Character Halloween Costumes

With our known film/TV obsession, we are ALLLL about dressing as our favorite characters for Halloween. To us, there are no better costumes than such. So we’ve updated last year’s list and added a few of the year’s best female characters. Scroll through to find a fabulous last minute Halloween costume idea, just in time for Halloweekend! 🙂

Blake Lively A Simple Favor halloween costume

Blake Lively
in A Simple Favor

What You’ll Need:

  • A Killer Suit
    • We love anything with pinstripes (see above)
  • Heels
  • Long, Flowing Hair (DUH)
    • Either down, or in a Blake Lively-esque up-do
  • Martini Glass
    • To be filled with endless Emily martinis 😉


female halloween costume ideas

Holly Golightly

from Breakfast at Tiffany’s

What You’ll Need:

  • White Button-Down
    • Preferably over-sized and long
    • Borrow from a boyfriend, brother, or dad (we certainly did!)
  • Sleep Mask (you can find them already made on Amazon or Etsy, but we made our own using this tutorial!)

female movie character halloween costume

Buffy the Vampire Slayer

What You’ll Need:

  • Cropped Green Hoodie
    • Sleeveless or not
  • High-waisted deep purple or blue leggings
  • Homemade stake for killing vampires (OBVI)

rachel green halloween costume

Rachel Green

from Friends

What You’ll Need:

  • Black Top
  • Black Skirt
  • Black Tights
  • Black Shoes
  • Coffee Cup
  • White Apron
    • Try tracing and coloring in the Central Perk logo on the apron to complete the look!

movie halloween costume ideas for women

Penny Lane

from Almost Famous

What You’ll Need:

  • Shearling Coat
  • White Crop Top
  • Flare Pants
    • Or just jeans if that’s all you have!
  • Tan or Brown Wedges
  • Round, Lightly Tinted Sunnies

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Lara Jean

from To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before

What You’ll Need:

  • Red Coat
  • White Button-up
  • Light Gray Sweater
  • Plaid Skirt
    • Preferably pleated!
  • Yellow OTK Socks
  • Black Platform Oxfords
  • Gold Heart Necklace
  • Hat Box
    • Filled with love letters!


pretty woman halloween costume

pretty woman halloween costume ideas

Julia Roberts

in Pretty Woman

What You’ll Need:

Option #1

  • White, Cropped Tank
  • Tight, Blue Mini Skirt
  • Over the Knee Black Boots
  • Red Jacket or Cardi (optional)
    • To tie around waist

Option #2

  • A Fabulous Red Dress
  • White Gloves
  • An Up-Do Hairstyle

carrie bradshaw halloween costume idea

Carrie Bradshaw

from Sex and the City

What You’ll Need:

  • Light Pink Tank
  • White Tulle Skirt
  • Strappy Heels
  • Big, Curly Hair (OF COURSE)

Cheryl Blossom

*could also be Betty or Veronica (see our BFF/Group Costume post for inspo)

from Riverdale

What You’ll Need:

  • Black Crop Top
  • Red Plaid Skirt
  • Red Lipstick
  • Choker Necklace
  • OTK Boots

marvelous mrs maisel halloween costume

Mrs. Maisel

from The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

What You’ll Need:

  • Long, Pink Coat
  • Mid-Length Dress
  • Matching Hat and Gloves
  • Kitten Heels

halloween costume ideas movie character

Annie Hall

What You’ll Need:

  • White Button-Down
  • Black Vest
  • Tie
  • Khaki Pants

movie character halloween costume

Kelly Kapowski

from Saved by the Bell

What You’ll Need:

  • White, Strapless Crop Top
  • High-Waisted or “Mom” Jeans
  • Black Suspenders
  • ’80s Hair
    • An absolute must!

halloween costume ideas for women


What You’ll Need:

  • Over-Sized, Chunky Sweater
  • “Mom” Jeans in a Light Wash
  • Black Converse
  • Tape Recorder
    • Bonus points if you actually record “Dear Sally” for all your friends to hear (LOL)

stranger things eleven halloween costume ideas


from Stranger Things

What You’ll Need:

  • Light Pink, Smocked Dress
    • Either with a white peter pan collar, or white collared shirt underneath
  • Blue Jacket
  • Striped Tube Socks
  • Old, Beat-Up Sneakers
  • A Box or Two of Eggos

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Isla Fisher

in Confessions of a Shopaholic

What You’ll Need

  • A Bright Pink Top and Skirt or Dress
  • Big Belt
  • Big, Fur Coat
  • Lots of Shopping Bags!!
    • The most important piece to the puzzle!

halloween costume ideas for women

Liv Tyler

in Empire Records

What You’ll Need:

  • Light Blue, Cropped Sweater
  • High-Waisted Plaid Skirt
  • Combat Boots
  • Homemade Backstage Pass

pretty in pink halloween costume

Molly Ringwald

in Pretty in Pink

What you’ll need

  • Pink Dress
    • Cold shoulder would be spot on, but anything will do!
  • Pink or White Heels
  • Your own personal Ducky!! 😉

elle woods halloween costume

Elle Woods

From Legally Blonde

What You’ll Need

  • Long-Sleeve Pink Dress
  • Light Pink Scarf (to go around your waist)
  • Pink Bedazzled Strappy Heels
  • Pink Sparkly Bag
  • Chihuahua, (stuffed animal, or even a real one!) in place of Bruiser Woods

halloween costume ideas for women

Mary Poppins

What You’ll Need

  • White Button-Down
  • Red Bow Tie
  • Black High-Waisted Skirt
  • Black Tights
  • Black Heels or Flats
  • Black Hat
    • With flowers
    • Or with red feathers
  • Umbrella (this it totally optional, but it’s obviously necessary if you are planning on floating around town on Halloween instead of walking)

kill bill halloween costume ideas

Uma Thurman

from Kill Bill

What You’ll Need

  • Matching Yellow Jacket and Pants
    • Leather with a black stripe would totally help you NAIL this look
  • Yellow Shoes
  • Sword (fake, of course)

movie halloween costume ideas for women

Gracie Lou Freebush

from Miss Congeniality

What You’ll Need

  • Pink Dress (short, or long w/a slit)
  • Any Color Heels
  • Sash saying “Miss Congeniality”
  • Studded Crown
  • Hand-Cuffs
  • And go ahead and find yourself a Benjamin Bratt while you’re at it!!

halloween costumes for women 2018

Lara Croft

from Tomb Raider

What You’ll Need

  • Grey Tank Top
  • Olive Green Cargo Pants
  • Bandage on Arm
  • Bow and Arrow
  • If you want to be REALLY extra: roll around in dirt or mud to achieve the full Lara Croft look!!

wednesday addams halloween costume

Wednesday Addams

from The Addams Family

What You’ll Need

  • Black Long Sleeve Dress
  • White Collared Shirt (to put under dress)
  • Thigh High Black Socks OR Black Tights
  • Black Shoes
  • And you CAN’T dress as Wednesday Addams unless you do the hair!
    • Middle part
    • Braided pigtails

halloween costume cruella de vil

Cruella De Vil

from 101 Dalmations

What You’ll Need

  • Big Faux Fur Coat
  • Black V-Neck Dress
  • Red Gloves
  • Long Cigarette Holder
  • Blue Earrings
  • Black Heels
  • Hair
    • TOTALLY optional, but would be so killer!
    • Half white and half black hair

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Lady Bird

What You’ll Need:
  • White Polo Shirt
  • Solid-Colored Sweater Vest
  • Gray Plaid Skirt
  • Pink Hair Chalk or Dye
  • Pink Arm Cast
    • Could use pink duct tape since most of us don’t have casts lying around LOL


Need more inspo?

You could EASILY turn one of our ideas from our other Halloween costume posts into an individual costume! See below…

BFF + Group Halloween Costumes

Couples Halloween Costumes

Dress as Him Halloween Costumes

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