Searching for a Halloween costume with a difference? Rip up the rulebook this year with our alternative Halloween costume ideas! From pumpkin baby Halloween costumes and kids’ character costumes to stylish Halloween clothing, our cauldron is bubbling over with unique Halloween costume inspiration for the whole family.
The Best Alternative Halloween Costume Ideas
Here at George, we love putting our own spin on traditional fancy dress. Ghosts, zombies and skeletons might be Halloween classics, but there’s no harm in mixing things up! Scroll down for our alternative Halloween costumes for a spooky (and original!) ensemble to refresh your fancy dress box.
1. Pick Pumpkin Perfect Kids’ Halloween Costumes
Forget about spiders and snakes – our fave Halloween costume this year is a pumpkin! Striking the perfect balance between scary and cute, our pumpkin kids’ Halloween costumes will help children look the part for trick-or-treating, spooktacular fancy dress parties and – you guessed it – pumpkin carving!
You can also dress little monsters in our adorable pumpkin baby Halloween costumes and all-in-ones. They might be too young to join in the celebrations just yet, but themed outfits are a great way to introduce tots to the terror-ific traditions of All Hallows’ Eve!
2. Dress Up As A Goodie
When it comes to the best alternative Halloween costumes, you can’t beat dressing up as a goodie (forget the baddies!). Adults looking to channel good vibes only this Halloween can try our striped Where’s Wally adults’ Halloween costume.
Kids can also look good as gold with our prom queen fancy dress and Disney princess outfits. If your child loves getting creative, why not help them transform into Glinda the Good Witch with a mystical DIY costume? All they need to spread a little magic is a pink dress, a star wand and a homemade crown – too cute!
3. Choose A Themed Character Costume
Whether they’re obsessed with Peppa Pig, can’t get enough of Hey Duggee or adore the wizarding world of Harry Potter, character costumes make the ideal alternative fancy dress outfits for kids. They’re also a fab choice for fancy dress parties and activities throughout the year – result!
From themed character clothing and tops to character accessories, dress your ghoulish gang as their favourite film, TV or book character for costumes they can wear on 31st October and beyond.
4. Hit Refresh On Traditional Halloween Costumes
Want to stand out from the crowd? Hit refresh on traditional Halloween costumes with statement multi-coloured and glittery designs. Adding a little sparkle to Halloween, kids can take their pick from galaxy print skeleton costumes and gaming-themed costumes to rainbow tutus and frightful accessories.
A fun alternative to dark and dramatic colour schemes, our eye-catching designs are a playful way to give classic costumes a unique twist.
5. Style Up With Halloween Clothing
We get it – sometimes simple is best when it comes to Halloween costume planning. If you don’t fancy transforming into a ghoul with OTT makeup and masks, choose subtle and stylish Halloween clothing instead.
Kids can accessorise with glittery spider web tights, matching dresses and Disney-inspired Halloween tops. Getting cosy for scary stories? Little ones will love cuddling up in our themed Halloween pyjamas and printed bedding.
Whether you’re searching for adults’ Halloween clothing or kids’ Halloween clothing, our spine-chillingly trendy separates are a dream for the whole family.
6. Double Trouble With Matching Halloween Costumes
Conjure up double trouble this Halloween with matching Halloween costumes and clothing. From coordinating outfits and T-shirts to matching skeleton all-in-ones, we’ve got plenty of outfit ideas to get your spooky squad looking on point. Everyone knows that #twinningIsWinning!
Whether you’re going trick-or-treating or heading to a Halloween party, you and the little ones will love stepping out in matching fancy dress. Coordinating costumes are also the ideal choice for making memories – and frighteningly funny family photos! #TeamSpookSquad.
Now that you’ve got your costumes sorted, transform your home into a haunted house and plan party games with our guide on what to do for Halloween at home.