31 Super Cool Teen Halloween Costume Ideas
Choosing a costume for a teen doesn’t have to be a nightmare. Even the pickiest teenage witch (or wizard) will find the costume of their dreams on this list.
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Teens aren’t always the easiest to please. You probably know that from being a teenager yourself once upon a time or, if you’re a parent, from the situation in your house right now. When it comes to the spookiest day of the year, it’s tricky to come up with the perfect teen Halloween costume ideas—especially if you’re looking for a Halloween costume for a teen girl. They want to strike just the right balance of clever and cool, with a hint of mystery, fright, or (age-appropriate) sexiness thrown in for good measure. Lucky for you, we’ve got so many options, your teen’s biggest problem will be choosing just one!
Whether your teenage witch (or wizard) wants to go solo with one of the best Halloween costumes or opt for a coordinated costume with a best friend or a group, you’ll find something they love on this list. When you do, make sure to bookmark these Halloween Instagram captions because they’ll definitely want to post pics of their getup—and so will you!
Comic Book Character Halloween Costume
Makeup-obsessed teens will love this take on dressing up as a comic book character. All you need is some Halloween face paint and creativity—your face is your canvas for this one.
Harley Quinn and the Joker Halloween Costume
You can’t go wrong recreating the ultimate baddie duo of Harley Quinn and the Joker from the DC Comics universe. This costume works well for couples, best friends, or even solo—just choose the villain you prefer and go all in.
Zombie Prom Queen Halloween Costume
What’s better than a prom queen? A zombie one, of course. It’s time for the undead to take the stage with this cute and creepy costume.
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Queen of Hearts Halloween Costume
Play your cards right with this Queen of Hearts Disney-inspired costume. A deck of cards collar, red dress, and red wig will help you transform into the Alice in Wonderland villain.
Casey Becker Halloween Costume
Princess Leia Halloween Costume
The Force will be with your teen when she dons this iconic costume. Star Wars-obsessed teens, take note! Dressing up as your favorite intergalactic princess is easier than it looks. Remember: It’s all about the side buns.
Alice in Wonderland Halloween Costume
Fall down the rabbit hole with this Alice in Wonderland–inspired costume. Teens will adore the fun take on a childhood classic. If you have a Cheshire Cat of your own, check out these purr-fect cat Halloween costumes and get your kitty in on the action!
Shego Halloween Costume
What’s the sitch with this teen Halloween costume idea? Arguably one of Disney Channel’s most fashion-forward villains, Shego from the hit animated series Kim Possible is sure to be a favorite costume among teen girls. Once your costume has been chosen, you’ll need to make sure your decor is up to spookiness par by using these DIY Halloween decoration tips and tricks.
Cruella de Vil Halloween Costume
If she doesn’t scare you, no evil thing will—and that’s certainly true for this picture-perfect Halloween costume for teen girls. A black and white dress (and matching wig) will have your teen looking exactly like the Disney villainess from 101 Dalmatians.
Powerpuff Girls Halloween Costume
This Halloween costume is most certainly sugar, spice, and everything nice—just like your teen. To transform into the Powerpuff Girls, team up with two besties and wear anything pink, blue, and green. If you’re planning on trick-or-treating this year, here’s when you can expect it to start.
Wednesday Addams Halloween Costume
Be afraid…be very afraid of the original Goth girl who loves the dark side of life. For this look, pair Wednesday’s iconic white collar and black dress with a pair of pigtails and/or black lipstick. This classic character is a completely work-appropriate costume, to boot.
Winnie the Pooh Halloween Costume
Take your teen back to their childhood growing up in the Hundred Acre Wood with this un-bear-ably adorable Winnie the Pooh costume.
Cher and Dionne Halloween Costume
The ’90s are back! Your teen and her best friend will love dressing up like Cher Horowitz and Dionne Davenport from Clueless. Ugh, as if we wouldn’t come up with awesome Halloween costumes for teen girls!
Stranger Things Halloween Costume
Netflix’s Stranger Things is still one of the most popular teen television shows out there, and teen lovebirds can’t go wrong dressing up as Mike and Eleven. Don’t forget your Eggos! If this puts you in the mood for, well, strange things, curl up on your couch with these Halloween movies on Netflix.
Cat Emoji Halloween Costume
Turn your teen’s emoji obsession into a bona fide Halloween costume hit. It’s purr-fect! More of a dog person? These dog Halloween costume ideas are for your four-legged BFF, but who knows, they might give you a few ideas, too!
Tina Belcher and Jimmy Jr. Halloween Costume
Because what teen doesn’t love Bob’s Burgers? Here’s another teen Halloween costume idea that can be done as a couple, with a best friend, or alone.
Mermaid Halloween Costume
Have your teen transform into a beautiful undersea creature with this dazzling costume idea. You can even use coffee filters and paint to make it yourself! If you get into the craft zone, take a look at these easy DIY Halloween costumes you can make for yourself, too.
Cheerleader Halloween Costume
Who has the most Halloween spirit? The teen in this costume certainly will! Get ready to give goblins and ghouls the pep rally of their dreams…or, better yet, their nightmares.
Elle Woods Halloween Costume
What, like it’s hard to find a cute teen Halloween costume idea? Not if your teen dresses as the heroine from Legally Blonde. All you need to do is think pink to recreate Harvard Law’s most stylish student.
Betty Cooper and Jughead Jones Halloween Costume
The CW’s Riverdale is one of the most popular shows on TV right now, which is why teens will love becoming these Archie comic characters on Halloween. The best thing is that nearly everything can be found in their own closets, which is perfect for those last-minute Halloween costumes.
Dancing Emojis Halloween Costume
It’s time for your teen to show off their best moves with this dancing emojis costume. All you need is a black leotard, a hair bow, and a bestie to dress up with.
Deviled Egg Halloween Costume
If your teen is something of a comedienne (or comedian), they’ll really appreciate this punny costume idea. One deviled egg, coming right up!
Stitch Halloween Costume
This one is a great idea for a couple of reasons. For starters, what teen doesn’t love the world’s most adorable extraterrestrial from Disney’s hit animated series Lilo & Stitch? Also, who would pass up the opportunity to wear a cozy onesie all night? The way we see it, this costume is a win-win. Turn it into a family Halloween costume by adding Lilo, Nani, Dr. Jumba Jookiba, and Cobra Bubbles.
Dorothy Halloween Costume
Click your ruby heels together three times and your teen will be magically transformed into Dorothy from The Wizard of Oz this Halloween. As every adult knows, the right shoes, dress, and hairstyle can make all the difference!
Witch Halloween Costume
Sometimes it’s best to stick with the basics. You can never go wrong dressing up as a witch on fright night. While we’re talking classics, this is why we carve pumpkins on Halloween.
Miss Devil Halloween Costume
Whether your teen is naughty or nice, she’ll enjoy dressing up in this red-hot (yet age-appropriate) Miss Devil costume. Pitchfork included!
Unicorn Halloween Costume
If your teen is a lover of all things fantasy, she’ll be obsessed with this sparkling unicorn costume. It’s time to bring on the magic! Next, turn your attention to your littler ones with these baby Halloween costume ideas.