Halloween Costume Ideas for Female Teens

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Halloween Costume Ideas for Female Teens
You don't have to be a kid to wear a Halloween costume. (Jupiterimages/Brand X Pictures/Getty Images)

Teens may be too old to participate in trick-or-treating, but they may still enjoy dressing up in creative costumes and attending parties. If you're a teen girl looking for a Halloween costume, you have plenty of creative, dramatic and funny options.

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Costumes in a Box

With just a cardboard box, you can create a variety of ingenious costumes. Cut holes for your legs, arms and head, then paint and decorate it to resemble whatever you like. Paint it blue, add green seaweed and coloured fish to become an aquarium. Or, paint red and white vertical stripes on it with the word 'Popcorn' on the front. Glue crumpled newspaper -- spray-painted off-white -- around your head for the popcorn. You could also paint nine black boxes on each side of the box and paint each side a different colour to become a Rubik's cube.

Movies & TV

Look to the big and small screen for your Halloween costume. For a simple Holly Golightly, wear a little black dress, a string of pearls, long black gloves and black heels. Wear your hair in a bun at the crown of your head. Or, be Mia from "Pulp Fiction:" All you need is an oversized white button-up shirt, a pair of black capri pants and some black flats. Wear a short, sleek black wig. Look back to the 1990s schoolgirl look with a Cher from "Clueless" costume: Wear a short plaid skirt with a matching jacket over a white baby T and a colour-coordinated cardigan. Add white knee socks, Mary Janes and a fluffy purse.

Celebrities

The best-known ladies can inspire your Halloween costume. Wear a long, form-fitting sleeveless white dress and carry a bouquet of flowers. Wear a long, chocolate-brown wig to be Pippa Middleton. Or, be Kim Kardashian by wearing mega-high heels with a short, form-fitting dress and plenty of padding stuffed or sewn into the rear. If you're a political chick, dress as Sarah Palin. Don a pair of reading glasses, a beehive updo, a red business suit and a few "Palinisms" to entertain.

Last-Minute

If time to make your costume is running out, try something quick and easy. Buy a white sweatsuit and paint a big yellow oval on your torso. Carry a plastic pitchfork to be a "devilled egg." If you don't have any paint, carry a few permanent markers and let people sign you, the autograph book. You could also dampen the white sweatsuit, carry a few pieces of coal, a carrot, scarf and two sticks to be a melted snowman.

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