It's finally fall, and Halloween is right around the corner! Whether you're trick-or-treating, attending a party, or hosting a haunted house, choosing the right costume can help ensure that your night is a spooky success. But with so many options available, it can be hard to pick just one. You could be a standard white sheet ghost, a magical ghost, or even a ghost of a famous character or person.
To help jumpstart your imagination, we compiled a list of our favorite ghost costumes for adults, kids, and pets. Our top pick? The Haunting Beauty Ghost Spirit Costume from California Costumes. This costume is an ethereal take on the classic ghost, with tattered fabric and chains. Float through the night in this spooky dress and you'll be sure to give everyone a scare! Check out our other top choices and read our buying guide to find tips on what to look for in choosing a ghostly costume for adults, kids, or pets!
These ghost costumes have the whole family covered - even your furry friends! They range from cute ghosts to downright creepy ghosts, and simple pull-over costumes to more complex outfits.
|Included items||Dress, cape, chains|
|Included items||Robe, mask, chain|
|Included items||Jacket, shirt with bowtie, pant, skull boutonniere|
|Available sizes||One size|
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|Available sizes||3-9 yrs.|
|Included items||Hooded cape|
|Material||80% cotton, 20% polyester|
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|Available sizes||0-24 months|
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Women's Haunting Beauty Ghost Spirit Costume
Cool Ghoul Costume
Scary Ghost Dress
Women's Ghost Shirt Dress
Ghost Ship Princess Costume
Ghost Belly Babies Costume
Baby Halloween Outfit Set
Dog Halloween Shirt
A Supernatural Spirit Costume to Creep Out Your Friends
Turn Your Kid into a Menacing Ghoul
From the Altar to the Grave
Shroud Yourself in a Delicate Cloak
A Cute Cape With Pretty Details
A Cute and Comfortable Plus Size Option
A Costume for Swashbuckling Spirits
The Most Huggable Ghost Costume
An Adorable and Easy Option for Infants and Babies
A Costume for Your Furry Friend
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|Available sizes||XS-L||S-L||S-XL||One size||3-9 yrs.||1X-4X||S-L||XS-XL||0-24 months||XS-L|
|Style||Ghost spirit||Ghost spirit||Ghost character||Ghost spirit||Cartoon ghost||Cartoon ghost||Ghost character||Cartoon ghost||Cartoon ghost||Pet costume|
|Included items||Dress, cape, chains||Robe, mask, chain||Jacket, shirt with bowtie, pant, skull boutonniere||Dress, cape||Hooded cape||Dress||Dress, hat||Body, hood||Jumpsuit, hat||Shirt|
When choosing a ghost costume, there are a few factors to consider. Think about the wearer as well as the weather and the occasion, and don't forget to keep comfort in mind!
Are you looking for a ghost costume for yourself, for your child or even a pet? Maybe you want a whole haunted family of ghosts! Searching “ghost costume” will provide a wide variety of results. If you have a specific age range in mind, try modifying your search with words like “adult,” “kids,” “infant,” or “pet.”
Not all ghost costumes are created equal. Some are cute, some are scary, and some are mysterious. Think about what type of ghost you want to be.
We’re all familiar with the classic bedsheet ghost. To get a similar look without ruining your nice sheets, opt for a cartoonish ghost costume. These costumes typically consist of a loose, white top printed with a ghost face of two black holes for the eyes and one black hole for the mouth.
The costume may sometimes cover your face or may be more like a T-shirt or dress. You can find cartoon ghost costumes for all ages, but they’re most popular for infants and pets due to their cuteness.
If you’re looking for something less cute and more creepy, try a ghost spirit costume. These costumes are made to look eerie and ethereal to transform you into an otherworldly being. Some ghost spirit costumes are more on the pretty side, while others are scarier.
Ghost spirit costumes that are targeted for women often look more like a dress than a bedsheet, and usually include mesh or tulle to add to the spirit-like vibe. They might also have details like a hood or chains. Amp up the creepiness with white facepaint and a wig!
If you feel like the classic ghost is overdone, why not try a ghost version of an exciting character? For example, you could be a ghost bride or a ghost pirate.
This will give your costume another dimension that will start conversations because people wonder about your story. It can also open up the opportunity to add fun accessories that a normal ghost wouldn’t have.
Even though you might only wear this costume one night out of the year, comfort is key! The last thing you want is to be distracted from this special night by itchy seams or an ill-fitting dress.
Most costumes are made from polyester, which can vary in comfort. If you tend to be sensitive to certain fabrics, reading the reviews can help provide more insight into how comfortable the costume is.
In addition to the material, be sure to take your measurements and compare them to the brand’s sizing chart. In general, Halloween costume sizing is pretty broad. If you’re unsure about the fit, the reviews will sometimes have details about whether the costume runs small or large, or has ill-fitting areas.
Ghost costumes aren’t really known for being form-fitting. Most of them will have some kind of loose fabric, whether it’s a floor-length panel or a gauzy ghost spirit fringe. If you’re buying a ghost costume for a child, make sure that they can walk, run, and play without tripping.
In addition, loose fabric can be a fire hazard, so be especially careful if you plan to be around candles.
Some ghost costumes come with a mask or with fabric that covers your face. While this can contribute to the overall look of the costume, it can also be uncomfortable or get in the way of speaking, eating, and drinking.
Kids especially may like the look of a mask, but are unlikely to want to keep it on all night. If you want to wear a mask or face covering, then definitely go for it! But if you’re looking for an alternative, face paint is a great option that is less likely to get in the way.
If you plan to be a ghost for Halloween, keep in mind that most ghost costumes are usually white or light in color. This means they’re more likely than other costumes to show dirt, especially if you’re going to be outdoors or around food and drinks.
If you plan to wear the costume for multiple days or multiple years, try to be careful. Or make sure that you’ll have time in between events to wash it if necessary. You can also opt for a ghost costume that's not white; we've seen options in gray, black, and even purple.
Real ghosts may not get cold, but humans dressed as ghosts might! If you live in a place where it gets cold or rainy, make sure to plan ahead for bad weather.
Luckily, it can be easy to layer warm clothing underneath loose ghost costumes. And if you choose clothing that’s the same color as the costume, it will barely be noticeable. Think white tights, turtlenecks, and long-sleeved shirts.
Still can't decide what you want to be for Halloween? Check out our other favorite costumes, including blood-sucking vampires, wicked witches, and cute couples outfits.
A ghost is a classic Halloween costume that can be dressed up or down depending on the wearer and the occasion. It's flexible, customizable, and best of all, easy! And there are so many options too: cute cartoon ghosts, ghost brides and grooms, angry ghouls... the list goes on.
When choosing a ghost costume, keep in mind what type of ghost you'd like to be. Also make sure to match the costume to your activity and be aware of loose fabric, masks, and other accessories that might impede movement. And remember that ultimately, the best ghost costume for you is the one that you have fun wearing. Happy haunting!
Author: Melissa Jong
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