23 College Halloween Costumes and Ideas
Halloween is one of the most fun and exciting events of the year, especially if you are at college. There will be so many cool parties and events to go to. With that said, you will need an awesome costume so you can stand out. And as luck would have it, we have 23 spooktacular college Halloween costumes to show you. Whether you want to be a classic clown, movie character, sweet angel or terrifying demon, we have a costume for you. Take a look and pick out the perfect costume for the most epic Halloween.
1. 101 Dalmatians Inspired Costume
The first costume idea is based on 101 Dalmatians. One is dressed as evil villain Cruella de Vil and the other is a spotty Dalmatian. This is a fun idea and it is perfect for those who love Disney films. Of course, this costume can be worn by more members of your group as there were so many Dalmatians in the movie!
2. Angel and a Devil
Next, we have two classic college Halloween costumes and these are an angel and a devil. The angel outfit is white and cute while the red devil is stylish and fierce. You can recreate this look with your friend or you can pick to be either a solo angel or devil. This is a great last minute costume idea too.
3. The Purge Costumes
Another popular costume idea are those inspired by the movie The Purge. Here is an easy to wear version. Each person is wearing a black top and skirt with boots and a mask based on the movie. This is a great costume idea for a group or also solo. You can buy Purge masks online.
4. Gangster Clown Group
Clowns are another classic but the circus clown has had a makeover over the last few years and now a popular costume is a gangster clown. Here is how to wear the costume in style. Each of these friends is wearing a simple outfit with different gangster clown makeup. You can find makeup tutorials for this type of clown online and you can recreate one of these or get two friends and try the whole look.
5. Lara Croft Halloween Costume
If you love Tomb Raider, then this costume idea is for you. This one is based on Lara Croft. Her outfit features a top, shorts, boots and the iconic braid. It is a fun costume and everyone will instantly recognize it. Recreate this or choose your favorite version of Lara Croft from the movies and video games.
6. Simple Mummy Costume
The next idea features another simple and fun costume. This time we have a mummy costume. As you can see, has wrapped herself in bandages and instead of the full body wrap, she has chosen a bandage top and skirt. So, this is a stylish version. To recreate this, wear a crop top and skirt then just put the bandages over the top. You can sew, glue or tie the bandages to the top and skirt.
7. Matching Sugar Skulls
Next, we have another matching costume idea. These two friends are wearing matching outfits and sugar skull makeup. The only difference is that one sugar skull design has a pop of pink and the other blue. This is another easy to wear and create costume. Recreate this sugar skull makeup or choose your own. You can find sugar skull makeup tutorials online.
8. Scary Witch Costume Idea
A witch is another Halloween classic but this version is very scary! She is wearing a black dress and hat. The look is complete with creepy makeup on her face and she even has a Ouija board on her chest. This is perfect for those who love Halloween and for those who like to give people a fright!
9. Creepy Demon Costume
Keeping with the more scary looks, here we have a creepy demon costume. So, she has blood on her face and neck and there is a bloody cross on her head as well. The look is complete with red horns that are made out of her hair. Once you are in the dark at a party or other Halloween event, this makeup and costume is going to terrify everyone!
10. Cute College Halloween Costumes
If you are looking for a more unique costume, then this is for you. These two are dressed as girl scout cookies. They are wearing the scout uniform with a cookie on the front. It is such a cool and quirky idea. This is perfect for those who want to dress up but who don’t want to be scary. Recreate this or use your favorite type of cookie instead.
11. Creepy Clown
Next, we have another creepy clown to show you. This time she has more classic clown makeup with added rhinestones and white contact lenses. The makeup is scary and it can be worn with any outfit. There are clown makeup tutorials similar to this one. You can buy rhinestones for your face and white contact lenses online.
12. Sexy Nun Halloween Costume
Another popular costume is based on a nun. We have seen more of this type of costume after the movie The Nun. However, if that scary demonic look is not for you, then you could try something like this. This one is more fun and it is better suited to a party. You can buy nun costumes online in all different styles.
13. Halloween Bunnies
If you want to stand out from the crowd this Halloween, then this costume idea is for you. Here we have two Halloween bunnies. Now these are not the cute and fluffy kind, these are fierce. One has a black costume and the other red and both have bats and blood. Recreate these college Halloween costumes with your best friend or choose one color and be a solo bunny.
14. Scooby-Doo Gang
This next costume is one of our favorites! These friends have dressed up as the Scooby Gang. This version features Velma, Daphne and Shaggy. If there are more of you, you can also add Fred. This is a fun costume idea and it is perfect for fans of the show and movies. You can buy complete costumes online or you can DIY it.
15. Venom Costume Ideas for Women
Love the movie Venom? If so, this idea is for you. These two have dressed up as Venom in two different colors. This is a unique and fun idea that is perfect for fans of the franchise. Venom costumes can be bought online. You could even choose one black venom costume and the other could dress up as the Eddie Brock.
16. Black Angels
Next, we have a dark version of angels. Both are wearing a black outfit with a black dripping face illusion. The look is complete with black wings. Something like this is great if you want to show off your dark side this Halloween. You can buy wings online and you will find dripping makeup tutorials online.
17. Sexy Clown Costume Idea
The next costume features another clown. This one is simple and spooky. She is wearing classic clown makeup with a bold costume. This is a creepy idea and it is perfect for parties. Something like this great for last minute events. You could even make the costume yourself.
18. Sun and Moon Goddesses
Looking for a unique costume idea? If so, this is for you. Here we have costumes that will make you look like a sun or moon goddess. As you can see, one uses bright orange and red tones with a rhinestone sun. While the other uses cool blue makeup with a rhinestone moon. This is a pretty, bold and spiritual makeup idea and you will stand out from the spooky crowd.
19. The Purge College Halloween Costumes
If you liked The Purge costumes from earlier, then you need to see these too. Again, they are wearing matching outfits but this time they are wearing light up masks. These masks look very sinister and scary, so are perfect for Halloween. Create a group costume like this or go solo. You can buy light up masks like these online.
20. Ring Master and Clown
Next, we have another circus costume idea. This time we have one clown and one ring master. These are such cool costumes and they are great for those who like the creepy circus theme. You can buy complete costumes or you could DIY both. Recreate something similar or go all out scary and add contact lenses, fake blood and more.
21. Scary Red Riding Hood
This next costume is based on Red Riding Hood. She is wearing the classic red cape with beautiful makeup. However, there is a Halloween twist because she has red, bloody claw marks off the wolf. This is a cute and creative idea. It gives you the best of both worlds as you can look pretty but also spooky for Halloween.
22. School Girl Costume
The next costume is another popular one. This costume features a school girl look with a tartan skirt and white shirt. If you don’t want to be scary at all but want to dress up in a fun costume for a party, then this is great for you. You can buy costumes like these online but there are different styles and there are less revealing ones if this is too much.
23. Black and White Spider Queens
Last on our list of college Halloween costumes is this unique black and white look. As you can see, one is wearing all white and the other black. Both have decorations on their face which are either pearls or rhinestones. They both have webs on their faces as well. This is a unique idea and it allows you to show off your light or dark side this Halloween.
We hope you have been inspired by these amazing college Halloween costumes.