3 Teenage Halloween Costume Ideas

Ella Elbells
by Ella Elbells
22 Materials
15 Minutes

In this DIY, I’m going to share with you some Halloween costumes that are perfect for teenage girls!

All of the materials are things that you will already have at home or are otherwise very cheap to buy. Keep reading to find out what teenage Halloween costume ideas I have in store for you.

Tools and materials:

  • Eyeshadow
  • Beauty blender
  • Eyeliner pencil
  • Fake blood
  • Paintbrush
  • Comb
  • Tiara
  • Sash
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Felt letters
  • Green shirt
  • White pipe cleaners
  • Needle and thread
  • Fake flowers
  • Green leg warmers
  • White and pink felt
  • Pen
  • Pink ribbon
  • Headband
  • Tinsel
  • Stapler
Applying eyeshadow

Zombie prom queen

1. Apply eyeshadow

Take a matte dark gray eyeshadow, apply it all over your lid and blend it out so it looks messy and zombie-like.

Also, apply it under your eyes in the shape of an under-eye circle. Then take a matte dark purple color and use that under your eyes as well to make your face look hollowed out and dead.


2. Contour your face

Contour the sides of your nose with purple eyeshadow and blend it out.

Contour your face with dark gray eyeshadow. Put it in the hollows of your cheeks and along your jawline as well as your hairline. Rub the contour in with a beauty blender.

Applying eyeliner

3. Apply eyeliner

Take a black eyeliner pencil, line your upper and lower lash lines and blend it out for a smoky effect. Put black eyeliner on your lips and blend it out with your finger.

Adding fake blood

4. Add fake blood

Paint fake blood on your face so that it looks like you have a head wound. Also, put some around your mouth area.

Adding eyeshadow to chest

5. Add eyeshadow to your chest

Put gray eyeshadow around your chest area to make it look dirty and hollowed out.

Styling hair

6. Style hair

Air dry your hair and backcomb it to make it look messy.

Making a sash

7. Make a sash

For the look, I’m wearing a tiara for the prom queen as well as a sash. To make the sash, all you need is a thick piece of ribbon, measure it out to the length you want, then glue the two ends together.

Then, take some iron-on letters, stickers, or felt letters, spell them out to ‘Prom Queen’, and stick them on. 

Completed DIY zombie prom queen costume

As for the rest of the costumes, you just need to put on a fancy dress and some heels.

Sewing pipe cleaners to shirt


1. Sew pipe cleaners to the shirt

Cut some white pipe cleaners up into thirds. Then fold them into a u-shape, take a needle and thread and sew them onto the shirt.

Sew around them 2-3 times so that they are secure. Do this all over the front of the shirt.

Adding flowers to shirt

2. Add flowers

Take some fake flowers and separate them from their stems. Attach some glue to the back of each flower and stick them all around the shirt.

Completed cactus costume

I’m wearing the shirt as a dress, and I also put some green leg warmers on my arms. Here, I’m moving my arms in cactus-like motions.

Making unicorn horn

Majestic unicorn

1. Make the horn

Take some white felt and trace onto it a unicorn horn (with flaps on the bottom) and cut it out. Apply glue to one side of the horn and roll it up.

Decorating unicorn horn

2. Decorate the horn

Take some thin pink ribbon and wrap it around the horn to add more decoration. 

Tracing around unicorn ear shape

3. Cut out the ears

Trace some stencils of unicorn ears onto the white felt. Then trace the inside of the ears on pink felt and cut everything out.

Attaching horn and ears to headband

4. Attach to the headband

Put some glue on your headband and use the flaps on the horn to glue it in place.

Glue the pink part of the ear onto the larger white part. Apply some glue on the headband and the back of the ears and fold the ears around the headband so the two sides meet.

Completed Halloween unicorn costume

For the outfit, I’m wearing a rose gold sparkly t-shirt, a white skater skirt, and some pink hairspray on my hair. 

Completed Halloween unicorn costume

To complete the look, I stapled some tinsel to the back of my skirt to make it look like a tail.

Teenage Halloween costume ideas

There we have our three Halloween looks - a zombie prom queen, a cactus, and a majestic unicorn.

Each outfit was super fun to create and even more enjoyable to wear. Let me know which outfit is your favorite in the comments below!

Suggested materials:
  • Eyeshadow
  • Beauty blender
  • Eyeliner pencil
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