70 Genius College Halloween Costume Ideas for Girls

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Everybody knows that Halloween is one of the biggest events of the fall semester for college students. With this in mind, you probably want to go all out but are struggling to figure out some college Halloween costume ideas!

If you’re someone who struggles to figure out what to wear every Halloween, then this is the perfect post for you. 

Don’t be that one person or that friend group who gets hyped about Halloween and what costumes y’all are gonna wear, only to stay in your dorm rooms (super relatable!)

Make the best of your college years by going out on Halloween and having fun with your friends. 

This post is going to show you 70 college Halloween costume ideas for girls to go all out this year!

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Popular College Halloween Costume Ideas

1. Risky Business

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If you don’t mind having a lot of Halloween twins this year then go for the Risky Business costume. You’re sure to see at least 5 other girls wearing this!

All you need is an oversized button-up shirt (so I’d opt for a guy’s shirt) and some white socks and sunglasses.

This is perfect for you if you’re somewhere with warm water or you’re not phased by the cold otherwise you’ll definitely feel a little chilly.

 

2. Tourists

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This is another extremely popular Halloween costume idea!

One of the great things about being a tourist is that it’s also a simple, no-effort costume.

Just throw on some opened toe sandals (with socks), khakis and a Hawaiian shirt.

 

3. Mummy

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This look is popular for fitting the Halloween aesthetic + being a simple one to pull off.

You can either use gauze bandage rolls to DIY this yourself (while wearing white clothes underneath) or buy a completed one online.

 

4. Stick Figure

You’ve probably seen this one around a few times. 

Simply throw on some white clothes and use either black tape or paint to draw a stick man on top of it. Then throw in a stick figure face.

 

5. Rosie the Riveter

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Not one Halloween will go by and you don’t see this costume.

All you need is a red bandana and a denim shirt and pants to pull this one off.

 

6. Ninja

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Not as easy as the others to pull up but definitely a Halloween favorite!

You can go the DIY route and wear black clothing and pair it with some red, blue, or green cloth or you can go all out at Party City or Amazon and get the full shebang!

 

7. 80’s Fitness

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Mix and match those neon colors and leggings for this Halloween costume idea.

 

8. Cat

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I’m going to admit that I’ve literally been a cat every year for Halloween in college because it was the easiest thing to do and I always did it last minute. 

This is a very popular choice to go for. 

All you need are some sexy black clothes and heels, cat ears, and some whiskers.

 

9. Lion

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Feeling a little friskier? Be a lion instead!

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10. Where’s Waldo?

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You’re definitely going to see a lot of people in this costume this Halloween! 

 

11. Santa’s Little Helpers

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Are you already feeling the Christmas spirit in October? Why not be Santa’s Little Helper?

 

12. Cowgirl

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This costume idea is actually pretty easy to put together. All you need is a plaid shirt, some shorts, a cowboy hat and some boots!

 

Sexy College Halloween Costume Ideas

13. Devil

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Up to no good this Halloween? A devil costume is perfect for you! You can pretty much dress this up or down however you want as long as you have the staple pieces like the devil ears.

 

14. Angel

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Angel in disguise? (or at least in your own mind?) Why not be an angel for Halloween?

 

15. Pixelated

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This is also a very popular college Halloween costume idea! If you’re you a big sims enthusiast then this is the perfect costume for you!

 

16. Sexy Sailor

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Do you find it hard to be censored? Have some humor this Halloween then with this costume idea. All you need is a sailor hat, a striped cropped top, and some shorts.

 

17. Night Nurse

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This is another super popular and fun costume idea for college students this Halloween.

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18. Playboy Bunny

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Don’t mind being a little cliche this Halloween as long as you’re cute? Be a bunny!

 

19. Victoria’s Secret Angel

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This is definitely a personal fav (even though you’re bound to see like 50 other girls in the same costume). If you’re going to be a VS Angel this year, make sure you spice it up a little and make it unique so you can stand out 😉

 

20. Police Officer

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If you’re going to be a sexy police officer please be corny and arrest people for looking too good, lol!

 

21. Army Girl

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This is also another great costume idea if you want to be sexy this Halloween but want to take it up a notch from being a police officer.

 

22. Harry Potter

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Big fan of Harry Potter but without the robes? Copy this Halloween look.

 

College Halloween Costume Ideas for Couples

23. Adam and Eve

This is a very popular costume idea for couples! 

 

24. Playboy Bunner & Hugh Hefner

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This is a great costume idea for you and your boo to spice things up this Halloween.

 

25. Harley Quinn and Joker

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Thinking of being a bit crazy with your boo this Halloween? (or maybe you guys already are a little crazy in your own way) Harley Quinn and Joker may be the perfect fit for you!

 

26. Devils

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Up to no good this Halloween with your significant other? Let it be obvious with this costume idea.

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27. Ariana Grande and Mac Miller

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Feeling like a celebrity this Halloween? Be your favorite celebrity couples, like Ariana Grande and Mac Miller (may he rest in peace) for example!

 

28. Officer and Escaped Prisoner

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Does your boyfriend need some taming? Put a chain around his neck with this Halloween costume idea!

 

29. Bella and Edward from Twilight

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Are you guys big Twilight fanatics? Why not be Bella and Edward (or Bella and Jacob, if you’re feeling a little problematic!)

 

30. The Fairly Odd Parents

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Purple Turtleneck  |  White Skirt  |  Pink Shirt

This is a great excuse to get some smooches on Halloween!

 

Cartoon-Inspired Halloween Costume Ideas

31. Penny Proud from The Proud Family

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Big fan of The Proud Family growing up? (I know I was!) Why not be Penny for Halloween? You can also turn this into a best friend costume and throw in some other characters with your friends.

 

32. Lilo & Stitch

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Don’t have a Stitch to your Lilo? Just get the teddy bear and call it a night! Otherwise, opt to do this Halloween costume idea with your best friend!

 

33. Cruella De Vil

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Does Cruella De Vil represent your alto ego? Be her for Halloween!

 

34. Lifeguards

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This is a fun costume idea for you and your friends this Halloween. It’s pretty simple. All you need is a white lifeguard tank top and some red shorts to pull this one off.

 

35. Winnie & Friends

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Everyone loved Winnie the Pooh! If your friendships are much like Winnie and friends, be them for Halloween!

 

36. Barbie

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If you were a big fan of Barbie growing up, why not be her for Halloween? You can copy this fitness Barbie idea or opt for one of her more stylish looks.

 

37. Kim Possible

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If you have long red/orange hair (or want to wear a wig this Halloween) then this will be an easy one for you. 

 

38. Snow White

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Big Disney fan? Why not be Snow White this Halloween?

 

39. Jessica Rabbit

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You’ve probably seen this one a million times, especially with celebrities. If you’re feeling a little extra this Halloween then go for Jessica Rabbit!

 

40. Minions

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Are you a child at heart? Be a minion! The cool this about this costume is that you can also wear it with a group, or you just might find a group of Minions to join on Halloween since it’s such a popular costume idea.

 

Movie-Inspired Halloween Costume Ideas

41. Catwoman

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Definitely guilty of this one. 

 

42. Flapper Girl from The Great Gatsby

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Are you a big fan of The Great Gatsby or perhaps just the fashion from that time? Be a flapper girl! It’s a great way to dress up and be a little extra this Halloween.

 

43. Pirates of the Caribbean

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This is a super fun and popular costume idea for Halloween. 

 

44. Lola from Space Jam

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Feeling sporty this Halloween? Be Lola from Space Jam.

 

45. Sandy from Greece

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Another popular Halloween costume idea that’s relatively easy to pull off. It can also keep you warm this Halloween! Just be mindful that you’re gonna have a few costume twins if you choose this costume idea. 

 

46. Clueless

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Need a stylish college Halloween costume idea? Here’s one from Clueless!

 

DIY College Halloween Costume Ideas

47. Caution Tape

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This is a pretty simple costume for Halloween. All you have to do is wrap some caution tape around you and call it a night!

 

48. Damien from Mean Girls

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Do you have a blue hoodie and dark sunglasses? Then you have a costume!

All you need is a piece of paper to write “She doesn’t even go here” and you’re done!

 

Celebrity Halloween Costume Ideas

49. Britney Spears – Baby One More Time

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Love Britney Spears but without the meltdown? Here’s a college Halloween costume idea for you!

 

50. Britney Spears – Meltdown

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Love Britney Spears and can definitely relate to her meltdown this semester? This is the perfect costume idea for you.

 

51. Rihanna

Rihanna is absolutely gorgeous and known for her draw dropping fashion on the red carpet. She’s a great person to copy this Halloween because there are many choices to choose from. This is just one of them!

 

52. Beyonce

Get in formation with this fierce Beyonce costume (or any other that you like better).

 

Funny College Halloween Costume Ideas

53. Cereal Killer

This is a very punny and appropriate costume for Halloween.

If you’re not really into the gore of Halloween but big on dry humor then this is the costume for you.

 

54. Identity Thief

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I saw this one for the first time last year and I thought it was hilarious!

Just buy a couple of name tags and put different names on it (of people you know to make it funnier).

 

Best Friend Halloween Costume Ideas

55. Mario & Luigi

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Were you and your bestie big fans of Mario Kart growing up? Why not be Mario and Luigi?

 

56. Spongebob & Patrick

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Everybody loves Spongebob, so this one’s a no brainer. If Spongebob and Patrick’s relationship describe your friendship with your bestie then this is the perfect college Halloween costume idea for you guys!

 

57. Ghostbusters

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Have some fun this Halloween with your besties with the Ghostbusters costume idea. P.S. you’ll definitely make a lot of friends with this same costume!

 

58. Mime

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This is a great costume idea for Halloween! It’s also a perfect excuse to ignore people all night if you want to, haha!

 

59. M&Ms

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When in doubt, be a bunch of m&m’s!

 

60. Three Blind Mice

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This is a super fun costume idea for you and your friends Halloween. You can pretty much dress it up how you want as long as you have a walking stick, mouse ears, and dark shades.

 

61. Powerpuff Girls

Made with sugar, spice, and everything nice? Be the Powerfull Girls this Halloween with your trio best friend group!

 

62. Ying & Yang

Cause your bestie is the Ying to your Yang!

 

63. Lilo & Stitch

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If you’re a 90’s kid like me then you definitely grew up watching Lilo & Stitch. Think their relationship describes yours with your bestie? Why not be them for Halloween!

 

64. PB&J

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Is your best friend the peanut butter to your jelly? Why not literally show people this Halloween?

 

Easy, No-Effort College Halloween Costumes

65. Wednesday Addams

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Trying to put together a costume last minute? Wednesday Addams should do the trick.

All you need is a simple long sleeve black dress and a white colored shirt to pull this one off.

 

66. Hippie

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This is a very easy costume idea that requires little effort.

Just throw on some baggy jeans, tie-dye shirt/loose tank, some hip sunglasses, and a headband.

 

67. Nerd

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This is by far one of the easiest Halloween costumes ideas you can pull off. All you have to do is grab a few books, wear some obnoxious glasses with tape in the middle and opt for a button up shirt and some slacks or a skirt.

 

68. Ghost

Feeling super creative? Be a ghost!

Just throw on a white sheet and cut some holes in it for your eyes. Tons of hard work here!

 

69. Emoji

Has your semester been pretty sh*tty? Why not be the poop emoji for Halloween to get a good laugh out of it?

I wasn’t sure if to add this here or in the popular section because the truth is, you’re going to see a lot of emojis on Halloween!

 

70. When life hands you lemons…(make a Halloween costume!)

This is an insanely clever and witty costume idea for you if you’re a last minute person. 

 

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