Halloween Costume Ideas for Women 2014

Piecing together your costume at your local exchange or thrift shop is a fantastic way to make sure you’re the one with the costume everyone is talking about come November 1st. This is the second part of a three part series that will serve as the perfect inspiration when you’re shopping for your costume this year.

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It seems like every costume available for women today is a “slutty” something or other and it can be difficult for women to find something to stand out in that isn’t overtly sexual. If you seem to be finding yourself in this situation with pre-packaged costumes luckily for you your local exchange store or thrift shop can provide you with a fantastic costume that should also save you some cash.

Here are a few costume ideas you might be interested in:

Olivia Pope (Scandal)

With a character like Olivia Pope from ABC’s smash hit Scandal you have many fashion choices to choose from when trying to emulate her look, but really that just gives you all the more options when looking through your local exchange store or thrift shop.

Halloween Costumes Olivia Pope

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What you’ll need

  • A business like pants suit
  • A fashionable blouse
  • Accessories: like a gold necklace and a nice watch
  • And if you really want to replicate the character a big white hat


Elsa (Frozen)

No character or movie for that matter has captured the attention of audiences quite like Disney’s Frozen. Now that seemingly everyone in the world has seen what is the highest grossing animated film of all time characters from the film will be quite popular this Halloween.

Halloween Costumes Elsa Frozen

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What you’ll need

  • A turquoise/aqua sleeved dress with a flowing back
  • White opera gloves
  • A blonde wig (if necessary) with a single braid


Daenerys Targaryen (Game of Thrones)

There is arguably no more popular show on television at the moment then HBO’s Game of Thrones and as one of the most popular characters on the show Daenerys makes a perfect candidate for your costume this year.

Halloween Costumes Daenerys

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What you’ll need

  • A blue v-neck dress
  • Some jewelry made of steel (bracelets, rings, and a necklace)
  • A plush toy dragon
  • A white blonde wig (if necessary)


Piper (Orange is the New Black)

Orange is the New Black is a Netflix exclusive show that has taken the internet by storm in recent months. The show takes place in a women’s prison, which makes for a natural choice in a Halloween costume.

Halloween Costumes Piper Orange is the new Black

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What you’ll need

  • An orange track suit/homemade prison garb
  • A plain white t-shirt underneath
  • Absolutely no make-up


Stay tuned  for the next part of the Halloween costume series with some suggestions for men’s costumes.

Do you have any suggestions for costumes women can find at an exchange shop or thrift store? Leave a comment below!

Thomas Sholan

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