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19 Halloween Costumes You Can Create With A Simple White Dress

While Halloween is a very fun time of year, it can also be stressful if you can’t find a costume to wear.

You’re likely to not want to spend a fortune on a full-blown costume, and you’d rather make use of what you’ve already got lying around at home.  

19 Halloween Costumes You Can Create With A Simple White Dress

We can guarantee that there’s a little white dress lying around somewhere, and you can make a variety of costumes from this one piece of garment. 

This article will be providing you with 19 creative Halloween costume ideas you can create with a simple white dress! 

1. Angel

The easiest and most obvious costume you can create from a simple white dress is none other than the angel. 

All you need to do is get yourself a halo, and add some wings if you’re feeling extra! This costume idea works with any kind of white dress you have, whether it’s long-sleeved, sleeveless, long, or mini! 

If you’d like to go extra Halloween-y, grab some fake blood, and you can be a fallen angel! 

2. Greek Goddess

Creating a Greek Goddess outfit from a simple white dress is very easy, and perfect for any last-minute putting together! 

A long white dress would be ideal for this costume, but a mini one will do just as well. Pair with some golden accessories such as headbands, rings, bracelets, and sandals, and you’re good to go! 

3. Twister Game Costume

This twister game costume is super fun and very easy to create! All you need to do is add some colored stickers to your dress, and you’re done! 

This works great as a group or couple costume too, and you’ll really turn some heads with this creative twist on the costume. 

4. Ice Cream Cone

This option is cute, fun, and easy to create last minute! 

Just cut out some colored ‘sprinkles’ from colored paper, and either glue them to your dress with a glue-gun, or attach them with safety pins if you don’t want to ruin your dress. 

Then, you can create the ‘cone’ for your head by using a Kraft paper confetti cone and making a headband!

5. Swan Lake Ballerina

19 Halloween Costumes You Can Create With A Simple White Dress

Re-creating a Swan Lake ballerina costume is not as hard as you may think. It’s also one of the best costumes you can have on Halloween. 

All you need to do is throw on a white tutu over your white dress, and grab some swan wings, which you can find in any costume store. 

Pair with some white high heels, and your costume is complete! 

If you can, get your bestie to dress up as the black swan, you’ll have some amazing photos together by the end of the night!

6. Zombie Bride

With a white dress and a few accessories, you can become a zombie bride in a matter of minutes! 

Find yourself a white veil, some white stockings, heels, and a bouquet, and you’re done! Don’t forget to add as much fake blood to your body as you can to make this a terrifying look. 

If you’ve got a partner, get him to dress up as a zombie groom. Together, you may win a few costume contests! 

7. Mummy Costume

Creating a mummy look is super easy and fun to create!  Slip into your white dress, and have a friend wrap you up in a bandage! 

Add some bandages to your hands, elbows, and legs in order to complete the look. You can also rub some dirt and drizzle fake blood all over you, to add to the aesthetic! 

Don’t forget to mess up your hair too! You can do this by back combing different sections to create some texture.

8. Marilyn Monroe

If you’re a fan of the classics, then you can’t go wrong with using your white dress to dress up as Marilyn Monroe. 

All you need to do is pair your white dress with a pair of white heels, and try to replicate her hairstyle. 

If you’re not able to do this, then you can find a Marilyn wig almost anywhere on Halloween! 

9. Salt Shaker

This is the perfect costume for besties and couples! 

Just add a big ‘S’ to your white dress, and have your partner add a large ‘P’ to their black one. Together, you are salt and pepper shakers. 

This costume is hilarious and creative and works with any kind of white dress you have. 

10. Nurse Costume

19 Halloween Costumes You Can Create With A Simple White Dress

Creating a nurse costume is super easy with a little white dress. All you need to do is grab some extra accessories, such as a nurse hat and a nurse apron. 

Throw on some spooky makeup and fake blood, and you’ve created yourself one of the best Halloween costumes ever! 

11. Bunny Costume

Why not opt for dressing up as a bunny for Halloween? Just pair any white dress with some bunny ears, and you’re set! 

If you’d like to take it up a notch, throw on some white fishnet stockings and some high heels! 

12. Pirate

These pirate costumes are super cute, and they’re very easy to re-create with a simple white dress. 

You can opt for wearing your plain dress and throwing on a pirate hat, or putting a corset around your dress and some fishnet stockings. 

Whichever one you choose will look fabulous, and cute! 

13. Malibu Bottle

This is one of the easiest Halloween costumes you can put together. 

Just print out the Malibu logo and either wear it around your neck or stick it on your dress. Your friends can do the same with any other liquors, and together you can all be a liquor cabinet! 

This is a very creative group costume idea, and you’ll end up having some hilarious group photos by the end of Halloween night!

14. Unicorn

A unicorn is a perfect costume if all you have is a little white dress. Just pair it with a unicorn hairband that you can find in any costume store, and you’re good to go! 

If you’d like to add a creepy element to the outfit, get some fake blood and dirt and apply it to different sections of your body and your outfit. You can also go all out and get some fake white contacts!

15. Fairy

19 Halloween Costumes You Can Create With A Simple White Dress

Fairy costumes have been around forever, and it isn’t hard to see why! 

While any color works well with this costume, white takes the cake, so any kind of white dress fits the bill. 

Just pair it with some fairy wings of any color, and your fairy costume is complete! 

If you’d like to keep it sweet and cute, then leave the costume as in, but if you’d like to take a freaky twist, then add some creepy makeup and of course, fake blood! 

16. Pennywise The Clown

A creative way of making your white dress into a Halloween costume is by dressing up as Pennywise the clown. 

Just add some red dots to your dress, and create classic clown makeup with some red lipstick. 

Finish the look by sticking on a clown nose, and using a red balloon as your prop! 

17. Ice Queen

While you can easily re-create this costume by using a little white dress, it would look even better with a white corset, and white tutu. 

Add as many silver accessories as you can, such as headbands, bracelets, or even a crown. 

You can also add some stick-on silver face jewels to complete the look! 

Pair with some white or silver high-heeled shoes and voilà! 

18. Tooth Fairy

This tooth fairy costume is perfect if you’ve got a partner or bestie who will dress up as a doctor or dentist next to you.

Any white dress works well, and pair it with a cute little wand and any shoes you like! 

If you’d like to keep this look cool, then try some white converse like the picture in the link. 

If you’d like a sexy twist, then some white heeled boots or stilettos will do the trick. 

19. Flapper Girl

If you’ve got a sparkly white dress lying around, it would make a great base for a flapper girl costume. 

However, any white dress works fine for this as long as you accessorize it well. Simply find yourself some long white cloves, some feathers to drape around your neck, and some white pearls. 

You can also find yourself those long cigarettes they used to use back then! 

Pair the outfit with some glamorous white high heels, and you’ll have nailed this costume! 

Final Thoughts 

Creating a Halloween costume from a plain white dress has never been so easy! 

With all these ideas, you are truly spoiled for choice. Whether you’d like something funny and creative, or sexy and creepy, there are ideas to suit the needs and styles of everyone. 

This article has provided you with a list of 19 costumes you can create yourself with a simple white dress. Some look wonderful when paired with a partner or a group, and some take the cake all on their own. 

We hope this article has given you some inspiration for going all out with your costume this Halloween!
Simon Lewis