10 Easy Black Dress Halloween Ideas

Ella Elbells
by Ella Elbells
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You probably already have a little black dress in your wardrobe. Did you know it’s not just for formal occasions? In the tutorial, I will show you 10 black dress Halloween costume ideas.

These black dress costume ideas are simple to put together, and most of them only involve a few added accessories that you can buy online or from a party store.

Tools and materials:

  • Little black dress
  • Assorted costume accessories
  • Adhesive tape
  • Sparkly fabric ribbon
  • Black tights
  • Red tights
  • Assorted footwear
Jellyfish costume idea

1. Dress up as a jellyfish

All you need for this jellyfish costume is your little black dress, a clear umbrella, some wide sparkly fabric ribbon and adhesive tape.

Simply tape long strips of ribbon around the bottom edge of your umbrella. Notice the cute pink boots I added to this jellyfish costume.

Black dress skeleton costume

2. Transform your black dress to a skeleton

I kept this Halloween costume pretty simple by purchasing a skeleton bodysuit to wear under my little black dress, and some skeleton thigh-high socks paired with my black ankle boots.

If you wanted to take this costume up a notch you could always do some skeleton makeup!

Halloween butterfly costume

3. A Halloween butterfly

All I needed for this costume was some beautiful flowy butterfly wings. I also added some antennae I bought, but you could always make antennae yourself with pipe cleaners and a headband.

Black-dressed devil costume

4. A black-dressed devil

OK, so usually you would expect to see a devil in a red dress, but this little black dress version is pretty classy looking. 

Wear red tights and pick up some devil horns and a pitchfork. Note the peep-toe shoes to show more of the red tights, and don’t forget some red lipstick to finish off the look!

Black dress alien costume for Halloween

5. Try this alien costume

A simple metallic bodysuit from Amazon transformed my black dress into this costume. Add an alien headband and some glitter on your face, and you're ready for your Halloween party!

Black dress superhero costume

6. Be a superhero

Here’s a Batgirl costume that just needed a Batman/Batgirl cape and mask from my party store added to my black dress. My black booties completed the look.

Black dress witch costume

7. The classic Halloween witch costume

You can’t get more classic than a witch on Halloween. Pick up a witch’s hat and broom, add a mesh shirt under your black dress and some black booties and you’re ready to fly off to your Halloween party!

Minnie Mouse costume

8. Dress up as Minnie Mouse

For this cute Minnie Mouse costume, I put a long-sleeved black crop-top over my black dress and wore opaque black tights.

You can buy Minnie Mouse gloves and ears from a party store, and then wear yellow heels to complete this costume.

Halloween cheetah costume

9. Create this cheetah costume

For this black cheetah costume, I started with a cheetah-print bodysuit under my black dress. The cheetah ears are from a party store, and, once again, I chose my black booties.

Halloween cheetah makeup

For makeup, you can use eyeliner to make winged eyes, a cheetah nose and whiskers.

Little Red Riding Hood Halloween costume

10. Little Red Riding Hood Halloween costume

Here’s another classic. All you need is a red cape with a hood from a party store. A little basket adds to the effect but isn’t totally necessary.

Black dress Halloween ideas

Black dress Halloween ideas 

Now you have 10 new Halloween costume ideas that all start with a simple black dress. The hard part will be deciding which one to use!

Hopefully you will have lots of Halloween parties to attend, so you can try out more than one of these little black dress costumes.

Please leave a comment to let me know which Halloween costume was your favorite! 

Suggested materials:
  • Little black dress
  • Assorted costume accessories
  • Adhesive tape
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