Women's Plus Size Halloween Costume Ideas

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Historically, it was difficult for a plus-sized woman to find a well-fitting, fashionable Halloween costume. In recent years, however, the selection and quality of plus-sized costumes for women has improved dramatically. Many costume shops, both online and physical, offer entire sections of plus-sized costumes for women.

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Many of the more notable decades in American history are represented by plus-sized costumes. For example, a plus-sized woman can wear a flapper outfit in black or red from the 1920s or a poodle skirt from the '50s; she can become a flower child of the '60s or a disco queen from the '70s. In addition, jackets from the Pink Ladies gang in the movie "Grease," set in the 1950s, are also available in plus-sizes.


The Renaissance was a fascinating time in human history. A woman who wishes to represent that period with her Halloween costume has many options to choose from. She can take the throne as a regal princess or take a step back as a lady-in-waiting. She can dress as Juliet as she awaits her Romeo or be the life of the party as a court jester.


The supernatural has long fascinated people. The plus-sized woman can make this fascination part of her Halloween wardrobe by dressing as a witch, complete with broomstick, Elvira, the mistress of darkness, or a scarlet-robed devil's temptress. If she feels like haunting the party, she can appear as a ghostly lady, while a maiden vampire can suck the life from any party. All of these costumes are available in plus-sizes from various retailers.

Super Heroes and Fairy Tales

The plus-sized lover of fiction may choose from the innocent Snow White to the powerful Wonder Woman. Superman's cousin, Supergirl, and Batman's sidekick, Robin, are also options. The fairy tales may be exploited by a plus-sized queen of hearts or Little Red Riding Hood. Finally, Batgirl can always swing in to save the day. While some of these costumes are somewhat revealing and have traditionally been made for slimmer women, today they are available in sizes that are suitable for all women.

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