October is just around the corner which means it’s time to plan your costume! It can be hard to find the perfect DIY Halloween costume, especially when you’re plus size, but never fear – we’re here to help.


We’ve collected the best plus size Halloween costume ideas from around the web so you can win best dressed.

Our round up includes everything from Morticia Addams and Merida to Penelope Featherington and Lola Bunny.

Keep reading to discover our plus size Halloween costumes…

23 flattering plus size Halloween costumes

1. Tracy Turnblad plus size Halloween costume

Tracey Turblad Plus sized Halloween costume copy

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Become one of the nicest kids in town by dressing up as Tracy! This easy costume idea is perfect for bigger girls and can be recreated with a plaid skirt and white blouse.

A 60s-inspired wig ties the whole look together.

2. Mad Hatter plus size Halloween costume

Mad Hatter Plus sized Halloween costume copy

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It’s time for a spot of tea… Weird, wacky, and wonderful, the Mad Hatter is a great plus size fancy dress outfit. A top hat and a blazer are all you need for this wild costume.

3. Cleopatra plus size Halloween costume

Cleopatra plus sized Halloween costume copy

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How gorgeous does Chante look as Cleopatra? Turn yourself into the legendary Egyptian queen, complete with white robes and a black wig.

Add gold jewellery and Cleopatra’s iconic eye look to make your outfit look extra realistic.

4. Velma plus size Halloween costume

Velma plus sized Halloween costume copy

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Dress up as Velma this Halloween and fight crime with the gang! Pick up an orange sweater, red skirt and black glasses and recreate this easy Halloween costume.

If you’ve got a couple of friends who are searching for their Halloween costume then why not get them to dress up as Fred, Daphne or Shaggy? It would make a cute trio Halloween costume idea.

5. Sookie plus size Halloween costume

Sookie Gilmore Girls plus sized halloween costume copy

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Fans of Gilmore Girls will recognise this plus size Halloween costume immediately. Turn yourself into the lovely Sookie and make Melissa McCarthy proud.

Make sure you wear a bandana and put your hair in bunches for a real Sookie vibe.

6. Cruella Deville plus size Halloween costume

Cruella De Vill Plus sized halloween costume copy

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Become a true baddie this Halloween by transforming into Cruella Deville.

Opt for the classic Disney version or for a more modern take, base your costume on Emma Stone’s recent Cruella performance.

Bonus points if you have a Dalmatian puppy you can bring along.

7. Ariel plus size Halloween costume

Ariel plus sized Halloween costume copy

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Feel like the princess you are this October by wearing this plus size Ariel Halloween costume. We love the green, floor-length skirt which looks cute and resembles a mermaid tail.

Encourage your partner to dress up as Prince Eric and you’ve got yourselves a couples Halloween costume.

8. Fairy Godmother plus size Halloween costume

Faiy godmother plus sized Halloween costumes copy

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The Fairy Godmother from Shrek is arguably the best character in the franchise. She’s such an icon!

Dress up as her this Halloween and make sure to know the words to Holding Out for a Hero ready for your grand performance.

9. Beetlejuice plus size Halloween costume

Beetlejuice plus sized Halloween costumes copy

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Fly For A Ginger has some brilliant plus size Halloween costume ideas on her blog.

This Beetlejuice-inspired look is cute enough to wear throughout October, not just for Halloween.

Got a baby on the way?

Head over to our collection of pregnant Halloween costumes for the mum-to-be!

10. Clueless plus size Halloween costume

Clueless plus sized Halloween costume copy

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We’d recognise that iconic yellow blazer anywhere! Turn yourself into Cher from Clueless this Halloween by wearing one of her many outfits featured in the film.

There’s so many looks to choose from including her red mini dress, white top with pink fluffy pen and her many school sweater vests.

11. Pirate plus size Halloween costume

Pirate plus sized Halloween costume copy

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Sail the seven seas with this plus sized pirate look. A pirate hat or bandana, velvet blazer and fishnet tights are staple pirate garb.

You could even add a toy parrot to make sure everyone truly knows who you are.

12. Witch plus size Halloween costume

Witch plus sized Halloween costume copy

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A traditional DIY Halloween costume that looks super cute on plus-sized people.

We love how her skirt matches her hair and black bats give the skirt a spooky touch.

13. Bride of Chucky plus size Halloween costume

chucky bride plus sized Halloween costume copy

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For those of you wanting to truly embody the Halloween spirit, we’d recommend dressing up as Tiffany.

This murderous doll is the bride of Chucky and is sure to creep out all your friends and family.

14. Sally plus size Halloween costume

Sally Nightmare Before Christmas plus sized Halloween costume copy

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Here’s another iconic plus size Halloween costume for you. Transform yourself into the lovely Sally from A Nightmare Before Christmas.

You can buy Sally’s signature dress from lots of online retailers or you could make it yourself using random fat quarters and a bit of sewing skill!

15. Morticia Addams plus size Halloween costume

Moritca Addams plus size halloween costume copy

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Morticia Addams is a gorgeous, plus-size friendly character to dress up as. It’s simple too.

A long black dress, a long black wig and some pale makeup and your look is complete. These can easily be turned into family Halloween costumes too.

16. Wonder Woman plus size Halloween costume

wonder woman plus size halloween outfit copy

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Save the day by transforming into Wonder Woman. There’s plenty of plus size Halloween costumes available to buy online making the costume process a breeze. All you need to add is the lipstick!

Find more plus size fashion with Gathered

Check out our collection of the best plus size sewing patterns and start stitching your me-made wardrobe.

17. Merida plus size Halloween costume

Plus size Merida Halloween costume copy

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Kendall Rayburn is here to show you how to cosplay as Merida from the Disney film Brave.

This Scottish princess is most famous for her auburn hair, so make sure you purchase a curly ginger wig to go with the dress.

18. Pineapple plus size Halloween costume

DIY Pineapple Halloween Costume copy

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Have some fruity fun this Halloween by dressing up as a giant pineapple! This affordable plus size Halloween costume is perfect for those who have left their costume to the last minute.

All you need is a yellow top, yellow trousers and some green leaves made from paper.

19. Sadness from Inside Out plus size Halloween costume

Sadness plus size Halloween costume copy

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Inside Out is one of our favourite Disney Pixar films. We love all the characters but Sadnesses with her blue hair and glasses is one of our faves.

A white jumper, black glasses and black jeans are all you need for the basic look. Add blue makeup and a wig for extra sad girl vibes.

20. Wind-up doll plus size Halloween costume

Wind up doll plus sized Halloween costume copy

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This DIY costume is plus size and bank account friendly. Wear your prettiest dress, curl your hair and add some dainty shoes.

Then follow Ehow’s tutorial and make a wind-up key from cardboard and ta dah! An instant wind-up doll Halloween costume.

21. Red Riding Hood plus size Halloween costume

Red Riding Hood plus size halloween costume

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Fairytales make great Halloween costume inspiration and no tale is more traditional than Little Red Riding Hood.

Buy or sew your own red hood and you can leave the rest of the costume pretty plain. People will recognize your costume from the hood alone!

22. Penelope Featherington plus size Halloween costume

Penelope Featherington plus size halloween costume copy

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If you’re a Bridgerton fan, why not dress up as one of the characters? Penelope Featherington is as wholesome as she is mysterious.

A vintage dress and a copy of Lady Whistledown’s paper are all you need to create this plus size Halloween costume.

23. Lola Bunny plus size Halloween costume

Lola Bunny plus sized Halloween costume

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Looney Tunes just wouldn’t be the same without Lola Bunny. This adorable bunny is a basketball star and makes a cute plus size Halloween costume.

Bunny ears and a basketball are the only accessories you need.

Find the right Halloween costume for your body shape

Halloween is all about dressing up and having fun, but it’s important you feel comfortable doing so. These plus size Halloween costumes are ideal for women size 12+ and can be adapted to fit your figure.

Use these photos as inspiration and wear a plus size Halloween costume that makes you feel confident.


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Phoebe Burt
Phoebe BurtSEO and Communities Editor, Gathered

Phoebe has worked for Gathered, and our sister magazine Mollie Makes, for 3 years. She manages our Arts & Crafts section and specialises in social media and content strategy. She has a background in all things marketing, a flair for Pinterest and a knack for finding the next big craft trend. Previously she worked as Digital Campaign Executive for Fat Media. You may recognise her name from Mollie Makes Social Media magazine, where she shared her expertise and top tips on becoming social media savvy.

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