Ten Easy & Modest Halloween Costumes

It’s almost that time of year again – Halloween! From candy corn to jack-o-lanterns, there’s so much to love about October 31, not the least of which is the chance to dress up! Here are ten easy and modest costume ideas that are sure to make a splash!

1) Be the Belle of the Ball

Belle from this year’s live action remake of Beauty & The Beast is sure to be one of Halloween’s most popular costumes. Choose from her updated blue, peasant dress or Belle’s gorgeous, yellow ballgown.

Emma Watson Belle 2017 Live Action Blue Peasant Dress Walking Past Archway

Belle’s peasant dress is a fun, understated costume perfect for school, work, or more casual parties


Belle 2017 Beauty Beast Emma Watson Gold Yellow Ball Gown Dress Womens Cosplay Costume

If you’re looking for an effortlessly elegant option, Belle’s gorgeous ballgown simply can’t be beat!

2) Give Them Something to Fawn Over

Fawn DIY Halloween Costume by Evite

This insanely easy costume is the perfect opportunity to show off your mad make-up skills! Check out The Makeup Chair’s tutorial here.

3) Mary Poppins

Mary Poppins DIY Halloween Costume by Merrick's Art

For a practically perfect costume you can find in your own closet, Mary Poppins is a fun and easy choice that’s also supercalifragilisticexpialidocious!

4 ) Would You Like Fries with That?

DIY Burger Costume from Studio DIY

This hamburger costume is not only a snap to make (about 1-2 hours), but it’s also the perfect excuse to eat french fries!

5) Can’t Touch This!Cactus DIY Costume by Evite

This costume is easy, adorable and sure to make your friends smile! Check out the five minute video tutorial here.

6) Feeling Wound Up?

Wind Up Doll Halloween Costume

No need to feel wound-up over your Halloween costume! This DIY costume idea is not only quick and easy, it also allows you the artistic license to express your style, from Steampunk to feminine and everything in between. Check out the easy, step-by-step tutorial here.

7) Put the “Meow” in Cat Burglar

Cat Burglar Robber Halloween Costume DIY

This clever costume is not only super simple to make, it also has a fun, retro vibe that is sure to “steal” the show! Little J Style has a great tutorial on how to apply and remove your cat burglar mask quickly and easily.

8) Smiling Scarecrow

Easy DIY Scarecrow Halloween Costume

If you’re really pressed for time, look no further! This costume can be thrown together in under ten minutes with The Joy of Fashion’s easy DIY tutorial.

9) Calling All Jelly Bean Lovers!

Jelly Belly Halloween Costume

Costumes don’t get much cuter – or much simpler- than this!

For a costume that’s as easy as it is cute, think jelly beans. Simply print the Jelly Belly logo, affix it to a clear plastic bag, cut arm and leg holes and fill it with balloons. Voila! You have an adorable costume for under $5!

10) It’s Raining Men!

It's Raining Men DIY Costume

For the punniest costume at the party, grab your rain boots, trench coat, a clear umbrella and of course pictures of your favorite hearthrobs! Check out DIY Studio’s tutorial here.

Have more easy and modest costume ideas? Please leave them in the comments section below!