Best Halloween Costumes for Brunettes in 2021

If your primary requirement for choosing a costume for a party or cosplay event is being dark-haired, then your possibilities are practically endless. It doesn’t matter if you’re a woman and you would rather select a costume in the same sex, the possibilities are still endless. Even more so if you choose to dress up as a male character even if you’re a woman (because nothing’s stopping from you doing such). We got options perfect for whatever suits your fancy.

From adorable cartoon characters to strong tough women to awesome superheroes, you get to pick who you want to be with our wide variety of costume sets. Perfecting each look will not be a problem, since each costume set comes with a step-by-step guide. You will know exactly what pieces you need, right down to the accessories.

Barb Holland
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Barb Holland Costume

Barbara “Barb” Holland is a character in the Netflix sci-fi TV series Stranger Things. She is the best friend of Nancy Wheeler and has appeared in only a handful of times in the show. Despite the limited screen time, Barb’s character, which is described as “”awkward but not in a stereotypical way,”” still made a strong impression and has made her quite the fan favorite.

If you’re on the curvy side and you would be comfortable in an adorably nerdy cosplay, then the Barb Holland costume is for you. You will need a plaid button-down long-sleeved shirt, a pair of high-waist boyfriend jeans, brown suede moccasins, and reading glasses. Complete the look with a Trapper Keeper notebook, a white watch, and a short wavy wig in brownish red.

Barb Holland Costume
Barb Holland Costume Guide
Belle
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Belle Costume

When it comes to dark-haired Disney beauties, one of the most favorite is certainly Belle from Beauty and the Beast. Her love for her father Maurice led to cross paths with Beast, who takes her as a prisoner in Maurice’s stead. She falls in love with her captor, who later turned out to be the cursed prince Adam, and her love released him from the spell.

Whether you want the simple version of Belle who wears a jumper and apron, or the glamorous Belle, who wears a stunning yellow ball gown, you will have no problem finding a costume set, as this is usually available in costume shops. Your long, flowing dark brown hair will certainly complete the look.

Belle Costume
Belle Costume Guide
Commander Lexa
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Commander Lexa Costume

Commander Lexa is a clan leader from the post-apocalyptic TV show, The 100. She heads 12 grounder clans, all of which she united and rules as a commander. Lexa is a cold and calculative woman, but it’s a trait she develops as part of her passion for protecting her clan and she puts the needs of her people above everything else. Because of this, she sometimes makes incredibly risky (some of them turning out to be wrong ones) decisions that make people question her trustworthiness.

If a baddass female leader clad in all black is what you seek, look no further than a Commander Lexa cosplay. This all-black ensemble consists of a long-sleeved sweater, distressed skinny jeans, knee-high boots, and a corset waist belt. Accessories include shoulder armor, gloves, and wrist band. The costume set gives you her weapons as well – steel sword, knife, along with a leg strap sheath. A portion of her long black hair is braided up, with the rest flowing in messy tresses down her shoulders.

Commander Lexa Costume
Commander Lexa Costume Guide
D.Va
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D.Va Costume

D.Va is mech in the Blizzard Entertainment video game Overwatch. A former professional gamer, she was recruited by the South Korean government to fight an omnic invasion. She proves to be a formidable opponent as well, despite her young age. She knows how to taunt her enemies and then lures them in to be destroyed mercilessly. She knows how good she is, which gives her a cocky, egotistical air.

Showing the curves is definitely what’s up when you cosplay as D.Va. Her costume consists of a skintight bodysuit and white boots. Complete the look with her accessories – headset, handgun, and long, sleek dark brown wig. You can use an Overwatch t-shirt and denim shorts as a DIY option, but you can also get a complete costume set so you can nail the look just perfectly.

D.Va Costume
D.Va Costume Guide
D.W.
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D.W. Costume

D.W. or Dora Winifred is the sibling of Arthur and Kate on the animated show Arthur. She is an anthropomorphic aardvark whose main job is to annoy her older brother Arthur. Her bratty and drama queen ways get her into scrapes with her brother, but the two loved each other despite that.

If you love to dress up as a sassy animal in a pink dress, this D.W. cosplay is just your thing. The pink flare dress, flat shoes, and the white long-sleeved shirt, and white tights are pieces you can easily find in most clothing shops. To really score the look, you also need a short brown bob wig plus the animal ears. You can also purchase a complete costume set if you wish to get everything in must one go.

D.W. Costume
D.W. Costume Guide
Deanna Troi
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Deanna Troi Costume

Deanna Troi is a half-human, half-Betazoid character in the 1990s series Star Trek: The Next Generation. She was a lieutenant commander in most the show’s series but she was promoted as commander in the seventh season. She also starred in several Star Trek movies as well. Her Betazoid nature makes her a deep empath. She also has telepathic abilities, although not as strong as a full Betazoid’s. Her kind and caring nature makes her a very valuable asset to the team.

Get Deanna’s feminine space look to a T when you get a high-quality costume set. This includes her flowy aqua blue dress, blue tights, and blue pumps. Accessories are minimal – phaser, Communicator Pin, and a long curly brown wig.

Deanna Troi Costume
Deanna Troi Costume Guide
Deb Bradshaw
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Deb Bradshaw Costume

Deb Bradshaw is a teenage girl running her own glamour shot business in the movie Napoleon Dynamite. She is quite unpopular in school because she doesn’t have a pleasant personality, although deep inside she’s a kind person who likes helping others. Aside from her photo business, she also sells handicrafts, which she does to save up for college.

Cosplaying as Deb Bradshaw is just perfect if you like quirky look in shades of pink. The ensemble is easy to put together, with pieces that you may already have in your closet – pink stretch jersey polo shirt, indigo jeans, and a pair of loafers. Her accessories are colorful, 80s-inspired pieces – bracelet sets, Ouchless ponytailers, and a pink waist pack. Deb is always carrying around her jewelry-making kit and double-tray craft box, so make sure that you get those as well.

Deb Bradshaw Costume
Deb Bradshaw Costume Guide
Dolores Abernathy
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Dolores Abernathy Costume

Dolores Abernathy is the oldest host working in the futuristic Wild West-themed park in HBO’s TV series recreation of the 1973 film Westworld. Her life is an elaborate lie and as the show goes on, more details about her life are unveiled. Dolores, as well as her parents and her lover Teddy, was reprogrammed over and over again which makes them forget about the previous narratives of their lives. Eventually, she goes on a mission to know the truth about her existence.

Dolores, who is played by Evan Rachel Wood, wears a typical woman’s outfit in the Wild West. For this costume set, you get a blue long-sleeved dress with a brown belt, skinny jeans, brown boots, and a cowboy hat. The set also includes a sky blue bandanna, blue striped shirt, and toy pistol with holster. Her brown hair is done in a half-pony (you can easily get a wig of the same color if you have short or blond hair).

Dolores Abernathy Costume
Dolores Abernathy Costume Guide
Dora the Explorer
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Dora the Explorer Costume

Dora the Explorer is a young girl of Mexican heritage who loves to go on adventures in the Nickelodeon series of the same name. She always has on her trademark backpack and her best friend Boots whenever she goes on adventures. Part of the fun is her solving riddles or puzzles and overcoming obstacles. As she is bilingual, she often speaks in Spanish in the show.

Dora’s outfit is a cute and comfortable one indeed. You get to wear a pink t-shirt, orange shorts, Velcro sneakers, yellow socks, and her rescue backpack. With luck, you already have these pieces in your closet. If not, you can always get a costume set that will provide everything, including the black bob wig.

Dora the Explorer Costume
Dora the Explorer Costume Guide
Dorothy Gale
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Dorothy Gale Costume

Dorothy Gale is the sweet, fresh-faced farm girl in the classic film The Wizard of Oz. Played by Judy Garland, it’s one of the most iconic characters in film history. When she was caught in a deadly twister on her farm in Kansas, Dorothy was transported to Oz, a magical land where Tinman, Scarecrow, and Cowardly Lion live. During her journey, Dorothy was able to defeat the Wicked Witch of the West, therefore saving Oz.

Dorothy’s outfit is pure farm girl innocence – a white cup-sleeved shirt, blue checkered dress, white socks, and a basket with Toto the dog. Of course, don’t forget about the iconic ruby red slippers! Make your costume search more convenient by buying a complete costume set, which includes a dark brown braided wig.

Dorothy Gale Costume
Dorothy Gale Costume Guide
Elastigirl
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Elastigirl Costume

Dorothy Gale is the sweet, fresh-faced farm girl in the classic film The Wizard of Oz. Played by Judy Garland, it’s one of the most iconic characters in film history. When she was caught in a deadly twister on her farm in Kansas, Dorothy was transported to Oz, a magical land where Tinman, Scarecrow, and Cowardly Lion live. During her journey, Dorothy was able to defeat the Wicked Witch of the West, therefore saving Oz.

Dorothy’s outfit is pure farm girl innocence – a white cup-sleeved shirt, blue checkered dress, white socks, and a basket with Toto the dog. Of course, don’t forget about the iconic ruby red slippers! Make your costume search more convenient by buying a complete costume set, which includes a dark brown braided wig.

Elastigirl Costume
Elastigirl Costume Guide
Eleven (Yellow Shirt)
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Eleven (Yellow Shirt) Costume

Eleven is a super-human girl in the Netflix sci-fi series Stranger Things. She has powers of telekinesis, technopathy, extrasensory perception, biokinesis, and portal manipulation – these she got from being experimented on at Hawkins National Laboratory when she was young. In the show’s third season, she has grown up to become a teenager and dating Mike Wheeler, much to the disapproval of her adoptive father Chief Jim Hopper.

One of the teenage Eleven’s outfits consists of a yellow loose shirt with striking black prints, black pants with suspenders, white sneakers, and an American flag bandanna. You can easily fake Eleven’s regular nosebleeds by smearing your nostrils with fake blood. She has a chin-length bob, which can be achieved with a dark wig of the same cut.

Eleven (Yellow Shirt) Costume
Eleven (Yellow Shirt) Costume Guide
Fran Bow
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Fran Bow Costume

Fran Bow is a traumatized 10-year-old girl in the indie psychological horror video game of the same name. She witnessed the murder of her parents and was found alone in the woods. She was taken into the asylum and was given medication that gave her vivid hallucinations. In her quest to escape her confinement, she was able to alter her surroundings and goes on a journey of seeking objects and solving puzzles.

If you love yellow dresses and a striking bob haircut, you will surely love dressing up as Fran Bow. She wears an off-shoulder dress with a full skirt, paired with striped thigh-high socks and block heels. A bow tie adorns her chest and she carries her black cat and a bloody knife with her. Perfect this look when you buy a costume set that includes everything, including the accessories.

Fran Bow Costume
Fran Bow Costume Guide
Hermione Granger
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Hermione Granger Costume

Hermione Granger is the smart, overachieving friend of Harry Potter in J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter book and film series. Along with Ron Weasley, Hermione accompanies Harry on his adventures and because of her smarts, she’s the one who often saves Harry and Ron in dangerous situations. With her skills, Hermione is referred to as “”the brightest witch of her age”” and there is no contest to that.

Hermione wears a typical ladies school uniform of Hogwarts. Because it’s a specific look, it’s easier to get it done by buying a costume set. This comes complete with a long-sleeve button down shirt, a robe cloak with the Hogwarts logo, gray boot skirt, ballet flats, magic wand and Gryffindor necktie. Don’t have Hermione’s generous curls? A brown curly wig will work just as well.

Hermione Granger Costume
Hermione Granger Costume Guide
Joyce Byers
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Joyce Byers Costume

Joyce Byers is a single mother struggling to raise her two sons in the Netflix TV series Stranger Things. One of her sons disappeared, her mother’s instincts believe that he is still alive and accepts other people’s insistence that he is dead. She is a little neurotic, smokes too much, and doesn’t sleep as much as she should, but despite all that, Joyce is still a strong woman who will do anything for her children.

Doing a Joyce Byers cosplay means dressing up like a stressed mom. Get her look by wearing a men’s fatigue shirt, striped t-shirt, jeans with relaxed fit, and any kind of comfortable shoes. Now really nail the look by carrying a pack of cigarettes and a fake axe. If you’re not a natural brunette, you can get a costume set that includes a brown mid-length wavy wig.

Joyce Byers Costume
Joyce Byers Costume Guide
Jyn Erso
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Jyn Erso Costume

Jyn Erso is a rebel soldier in the movie Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. She is a former criminal who fought for the alliance and was tasked to steal the plans for the Death Star. Jyn is cocky and cynical as she is fierce and strong, which is why she was touted as the female version of Han Solo. Her character was shaped by the tragedy of her childhood and transformed her into someone who will stop at nothing in doing her part to destroy the Empire.

Jyn’s outfit as a rebel soldier includes pieces that are most likely in your closet already or pieces that you can easily borrow. You need a short sleeve shirt and a long sleeve one, which you will wear under a brown cargo vest. Wear these with a pair of cargo pants and knee-high Funtasma boots. Her accessories include a jersey scarf, brown fingerless gloves, and a belt and holster for your fake gun. To complete the look, simply put your dark hair up in a ponytail or loose bun.

Jyn Erso Costume
Jyn Erso Costume Guide
Lana Kane
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Lana Kane Costume

Lana Kane is a sexy ISIS agent from the FX hit series Archer. She was a former leftist who became a volatile protester, who was later recruited to become an ISIS agent after she stood up to Malory Archer when he forced her to disperse protesters. She ended up having a relationship with Archer, although the two kept breaking up and making up numerous times.

Transform yourself into a deadly agent oozing with lethal sex appeal by cosplaying as Lana Kane. She wears pieces that you can easily find in clothing stores – a cream turtleneck mini dress, black knee-high boots with high heels, a wide black belt, and stainless steel hoop earrings. Then you can drop by the toy store to get a dual spring air soft gun and a shoulder holster to go with it. Make sure to complete the look with Lana’s half-bun, wavy hair style, which you can get at the salon or at the wig shop.

Lana Kane Costume
Lana Kane Costume Guide
Lara Croft
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Lara Croft Costume

Lara Croft is a femme fatale adventurer in the Tomb Raider game series. Definitely one of the most famous female video game characters of all time, Lara Croft and her signature outfit is one of the most recognizable ever. Lara grew up in a privileged British family and was forced to survive alone in the wilderness after a plane crash that left her as the only survivor. She used her knowledge in archaeology and her fighting skills to go on adventures and hunt for artifacts around the world.

Becoming Lara Croft means putting on a tiny tank top and tiny shorts and become ultra-confident with it. As sexy as she is deadly, Lara accessorizes her minimal clothing with leather belt and gloves, gun and holster (on her belt and on her leg), and a pair of lace up boots. You can easily find these pieces at hunting accessories store, and you can use a fake gun for your weapon.

Lara Croft Costume
Lara Croft Costume Guide
Meg Griffin
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Meg Griffin Costume

Meg Griffin is the oldest child in the Griffin family in the Fox animated show Family Guy. She is the daughter of Peter and Lois and sister to Chris and Stewie. Her actual name is Megatron, because Peter wanted it that way. Meg is a classic teenage girl who feels unappreciated and undervalued by her family and thinks that every person on the planet is berating her, including her own family and their dog, Brian.

Dressing up as Meg is super easy, since all you need are pieces that you may already have in your closet – a pink t-shirt, a white t-shirt, blue jeans, white slip-on shoes, and a pink beanie. You only need circle-framed glasses and pink lipstick to complete the look.

Meg Griffin Costume
Meg Griffin Costume Guide
Moana
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Moana Costume

Moana is the chief of Motonui’s daughter in the Disney animated film of the same name. She is a strong-willed 60-year-old who was chosen to return the heart of the ocean to Te Ka in order to save her Polynesian island from extinction. She goes on this adventure with Maui, a legendary shape-shifting demigod, and with the help of her departed grandmother’s spirit. She has to go against her overprotective father Chief Tui to go on this mission.

Cosplaying as Moana is perfect for the gal who loves the island girl look. For this Polynesian tropical outfit, you will need a bandeau top and skirt with tropical pattern, a leaf hula skirt, and a seashell necklace. You can find these pieces at souvenir or costume shops. Complete the look with a wooden paddle and long curly hair that goes past your waist. You can get a costume set that includes a wig so you don’t have to look elsewhere.

Moana Costume
Moana Costume Guide
Nancy Wheeler
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Nancy Wheeler Costume

Nancy Wheeler is the older sister of Mike and friend of Barb Holland in the Netflix series Stranger Things. When Barb went missing, Nancy reaches out to Jonathan Byers to find out what really happened. Before Barb disappeared, Nancy was just living the normal high school life. She was very serious about her studies until she met and started dating Steve.

You only need to raid your own closet (or your sister’s or best friend’s) to put together a Nancy Wheeler outfit. Look for the following: a long-sleeved flannel shirt, oversized jumper sweater, relaxed blue jeans, shearing coat, boots, and fingerless gloves. Borrow a baseball bat from your guy friends and you’re all set. Just tie up your dark hair and you’re good.

Nancy Wheeler Costume
Nancy Wheeler Costume Guide
Ochaco Uraraka
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Ochaco Uraraka Costume

Uchaco Uraraka is one of hero-in-training students at U.A. High School in the anime series My Hero Academia. Coming from a low-income family, she went to hero school because she wants to earn a lot of money to help support her parents. Her Quirk (her superpower) is Zero Gravity which allows her to manipulate gravity – she uses the pads on her fingers to make solid objects weightless and taking their gravitational pull.

Cute and sexy is the look you will go for when you cosplay as Uchaco Uraraka. Her Hero persona wears a bodysuit of blue, white, and pink. She has a full face helmet on and wears a pair of pink knee-high boots. For specialty costumes such as this, it’s easier to complete the look by ordering a complete set online, which includes a shoulder-length bob brown wig.

Ochaco Uraraka Costume
Ochaco Uraraka Costume Guide
Princess Elena
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Princess Elena Costume

Princess Elena is the oldest princess of Avalor in the Disney animated TV series Elena of Avalor. She is the daughter of King Raul and Queen Lucia. When she was young, her parents gave her the Scepter of Light and the Amulet of Valor, ancient Maruvian treasures that have powerful magic. The amulet helped Elena develop some magical abilities on her own, such as the power to see and summon spirits.

Transform into the beautiful princess of Avalor by dressing up as Elena. She wears a red princess dress cinched at the waist with a gold belt and a pair of brown heels. Her accessories include a headband with flowers, drop earrings, arm cuff, and wand. When you buy a complete costume set, you also get a long wavy brown wig, which will definitely make you look like a Disney princess.

Princess Elena Costume
Princess Elena Costume Guide
Princess Leia
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Princess Leia Costume

Princess Leia is twin sister of Luke Skywalker in the Star Wars film series. The tough and rebellious Leia is not the typical princess and she is instrumental is stopping Darth Vader and the Empire from taking over the galaxy. When her home planet was destroyed by Darth Vader, she was rescued by Luke and Han Solo. Later on in the saga, she married Han Solo and they had a son together.

A true Star Wars fan will not miss the chance to cosplay as Princess Leia. Choose between the long-sleeved warrior costume and the skimpy slave costume. Your best option is to buy a costume set that gives you both, so you can easily switch up if you like. The set comes with a toy air pistol and two pairs of boots, one for each costume. You also get a wig styled with Leia’s iconic hair buns.

Princess Leia Costume
Princess Leia Costume Guide
Queen Maeve
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Queen Maeve Costume

Queen Maeve is one of the members of the superhero group The Seven in the Amazon TV series The Boys. She resembles Wonder Woman in terms of appearance and powers – super strength, stamina, durability, agility, and great martial arts skills. Because she is beholden to Vought International as part of The Seven, she has to follow whatever the corporation has to say, which eventually made her disillusioned about her job as a superhero.

Are you up for wearing sexy armor? If you’re dressing up as Queen Maeve, you need her corset and skirt combo, knee-high boots, arm guard, headband, armband, and long brown hair, which is not a problem with a costume set that comes with a wig. Make this cosplay even better by getting your friends to dress up as Homelander, Starlight, and other members of The Seven.

Queen Maeve Costume
Queen Maeve Costume Guide
Tracer
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Tracer Costume

Tracer is the youngest pilot in the Blizzard Entertainment video game Overwatch. She is often featured in Blizzard’s promotional materials, making her one of the game’s most recognizable characters. Her real name is Lena Oxton and as a pilot, her skills in flight are far more superior to the others. This is why she was picked as Overwatch’s initial pilot.

Tracer’s pilot outfit can be a challenge for someone who wants to make a DIY costume, but you can skip the hassle and get a complete set instead. Whether you choose to go DIY or buy from the store, make sure you have the following – a bodysuit with yellow, orange, and brown colors, a white helmet with yellow visor, white boots, a pair of gauntlets, weapon pistol, and a brown wig with Tracer’s wavy spikes.

Tracer Costume
Tracer Costume Guide
Wendy Darling
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Wendy Darling Costume

Wendy Darling is the oldest sibling in the Darling family in the classic Disney animated film Peter Pan. Just like most children, Wendy doesn’t want to grow up and was sad when she was told she can’t share the bedroom with her brothers anymore. She tells them about the story of Peter Pan, known as the boy who never grows old. She is visited by Peter himself who attempts to keep her that way.

Wendy’s simple blue dress is perfect for those who want a pretty and comfortable cosplay. You can DIY this look by searching for a sky blue nightgown and then tie a blue ribbon around the waist. Get a matching ribbon for your hair and then a pair of black slippers for your feet. For accessories, you will need a thimble and gold glitter. If you get a costume set, you can also get a brown wig styled just like Wendy’s hair.

Wendy Darling Costume
Wendy Darling Costume Guide
Wonder Woman
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Wonder Woman Costume

DC’s most famous female superhero certainly needs no introduction. Diana Prince, also known as Wonder Woman, is the Amazon goddess that we all know and love. She was born out of a clay mold that her mother made and which the gods put to life. She has super-human strength, great speed, heightened reflexes, and can also fly. With the help of her Lasso of Truth and her invisible plane, Wonder Woman goes all out to do good and save the world.

Put an interesting twist in your Wonder Woman cosplay by putting on the comics version of the costume. You will need these pieces – red corset, blue spandex shorts with white stars, red boots, tiara, arm bands, lasso, and her Wonder Woman logo. Don’t forget to fluff up your dark tresses to get Diana’s big fabulous hair.

Wonder Woman Costume
Wonder Woman Costume Guide
Valor Trainer (F)
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Valor Trainer (F) Costume

Team Valor is one of the strongest teams in the popular game Pokemon Go and you can dress the part of being a female trainer. Team Valor is known for being ruthless and relentless when it comes to fighting other trainers. Candela, the team’s leader, believes that Pokemons are much stronger and warm-hearted than humans.

In order to look the best, you have to dress the part. Get your Team Valor on with a pink and black ensemble – cropped hoodie, crew neck shirt, yoga pants, tight shorts, Pokemon GO belt and buckle, backpack, biker gloves, slip-on flats, and of course, a Pokemon toy. The clothes may be pieces you already own, but if you want an easier way to complete the look, you can get a costume set that has everything in it.

Valor Trainer (F) Costume
Valor Trainer (F) Costume Guide
Young Ellie Fredricksen
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Young Ellie Fredricksen Costume

Ellie Fredricksen is Carl Fredricksen’s wife in the Disney Pixar movie Up. When she was still a kid, she was a fun-loving girl who years for travel and adventure. She was Carl’s childhood friend and they ended up becoming kindred spirits. Before she met Carl, she was a kid who likes to play on her own, setting up a clubhouse in an abandoned house and spending many hours in there. Her extroverted nature was the perfect balance to Carl’s introverted one.

Dressing up as Ellie means looking like the part of an earnest girl who is not afraid to dream. Her cute outfit consists of denim overalls, floral shirt, hair bow, and a pair of comfortable shoes. You may have these already in your closet, but you will also need a bunch of pins. If you don’t have them, you can substitute a square patch that has lots of pins on it. You can get these from a costume set too, as well as a short brown wig styled just like Ellie’s hair.

Young Ellie Fredricksen Costume
Young Ellie Fredricksen Costume Guide

If your primary requirement for choosing a costume for a party or cosplay event is being dark-haired, then your possibilities are practically endless. It doesn’t matter if you’re a woman and you would rather select a costume in the same sex, the possibilities are still endless. Even more so if you choose to dress up as a male character even if you’re a woman (because nothing’s stopping from you doing such). We got options perfect for whatever suits your fancy.

From adorable cartoon characters to strong tough women to awesome superheroes, you get to pick who you want to be with our wide variety of costume sets. Perfecting each look will not be a problem, since each costume set comes with a step-by-step guide. You will know exactly what pieces you need, right down to the accessories.