There are only about 2 weeks until Halloween, but there’s still time to thrift a great plus size Halloween costume! Here I’ve compiled a list of ideas for simple pieces you can find at nearly any thrift store that will make great costumes with a little alteration or addition of accessories.
I love the pleated hem on this one! If the dress you find is plain, you can add fringe from the craft store, or make your costume fancier with accessories!
2) Devil / Demon
To complete the costume, all you’ll need are some horns. You can buy them pretty much anywhere that sells Halloween costumes, but if you want something more unique, there are some great handmade options on Etsy! Here are two of my favorites: a smaller red glitter pair from SteamWolf, and a big fancy pair of demon horns from CoquettishlyAdorned.
3. Cruella de Vil
Cruella is rarely seen without her iconic fur coat, usually in white or, *gulp* dalmatian print. Get yourself a vintage coat that ISN’T made out of puppies, and wear it over a sexy black dress. I love this reversible coat from CircusCatVintage on Etsy.
To complete the look, add red lipstick, a two-toned wig, and a stuffed dalmatian toy.
4. Grim Reaper / Death
This one is pretty simple to put together. All you need is layers of black clothing, topped off with a long, black cloak. I love this cape from AbandonedLoveShop on Etsy because it’s long and flowy, and the furry trim adds an elegant touch. This is a piece you could even wear after Halloween! If you’d like to be a more authentic Death, layer it over a hoodie.
Grab a scythe from the Halloween store if you’d like, but all you’ll really need to complete the costume is a skull mask or face paint. I like this YouTube tutorial from vlogger Chrisspy. It’s creepy and beautiful, and the tutorial is easy to follow!
This one is the most versatile because you can really turn any clothing into a zombie costume. Your style of clothing dictates what kind of zombie you’ll be. Your imagination is the only limit! This YouTube tutorial from UndercoverMonsters will teach you how to make zombie clothing by distressing, staining, and splattering fake blood on your outfit.
If you don’t have the time to make your own zombie costume, check out CostumeCrazed on Etsy. This shop has a whole section of realistic zombie costumes in a variety of sizes. My favorite is this zombie bride dress! All you’ll need to add is zombie makeup!
Have you ever made a Halloween costume with clothing from the thrift store? Tell me about it in the comments!