Cute Halloween costume ideas for 2021

If you’re not into the blood and gore, try one of these adorable Halloween costumes instead.

We’re reader-supported and may be paid when you visit links to partner sites. We don’t compare all products in the market, but we’re working on it!

While Halloween is known as the spooky season, there are no rules when it comes to dressing up for the occasion. If you’d rather be sweet than scary this year, we’ve got plenty of great ideas to help you stand out from the crowd.

From Disney characters to fantasy creatures, scroll on for some adorable Halloween costume inspiration.

1. Sailor Moon

For fans of manga and anime, a Sailor Moon costume is an absolute no-brainer. The warrior is as cute as she is kick-ass, making her the perfect muse this Halloween.

Models in Sailor moon costume

2. Minnie Mouse

Not only is a Minnie Mouse costume super cute, it's easy to make too. Simply pair a black top with a red and white skirt or get creative with a red and black theme. Then all you need is some mouse ears and a spotted red and white bow.

Model in Minnie mouse costume

3. The Powerpuff Girls

If you're looking for an adorable costume theme for you and your friends, The Powerpuff Girls are the way to go. Made from sugar, spice and everything nice, this crime-fighting trio is adorable, hardcore and super sassy to boot.

Models in Powerpuff girls costume

4. Alice in Wonderland

What better year to go down the rabbit hole than 2020? Alice's costume requires little in the makeup department and can be worn by all ages, making it a classic choice that you can wear again and again.

Models in Alice in wonderland costume

5. Fairy

From Tinkerbell to Cinderella's Fairy Godmother, there are plenty of famous fairies to get you inspired this Halloween. If you'd rather make your own costume, you can also pop a pair of wings on your favourite outfit and head straight out the door.

Model in Tinkerbell costume

6. Holly Golightly

Those looking for a classy costume should look no further than Holly Golightly. Played by the famously elegant Audrey Hepburn, Holly's character has some truly timeless looks that are easy to pull off.

Model in Audrey Hepburn costume

7. Dorothy

Like Alice in Wonderland, Dorothy is a cutesy costume that can be worn at any age. The outfit also works both on its own and in a group setting with your other Wizard of Oz-inspired pals.

Model in dorothy costume

8. Bratz Doll

The Bratz makeup trend of the past few years has put these dolls back on the map. Makeup enthusiasts and fashionistas alike can embrace their inner passion for fashion and get creative with a stylish Halloween look.

Model in Bratz doll costume

9. Black cat

The black cat is a classic Halloween costume for a good reason. Not only is it easy to pull together, but it can be as cute, sexy, creepy or creative as you want it to be. It all comes down to your choice of outfit and makeup look.

Model in black cat costume

10. Pin up witch

Put an adorable twist on a timeless costume by going pin up style with a witchy outfit. Equal parts adorable and sexy, pin up style is all about embracing femininity and is an easy way to add some glamour to your next Halloween party.

Model in pinup witch costume

11. Cher or Dionne Clueless

Avoid being a fashion victim this All Hallow's Eve and nab yourself an iconic Clueless-inspired outfit. Cher and Dionne's plaid skirt suits are the most instantly recognisable costumes, but there's plenty of outfit inspiration to be found throughout the movie.

Models in clueless costume

12. Barbie

If you're something of a material girl, why not get all dolled up as Barbie this year? From princess dresses to branded Barbie shirts, there are plenty of ways to approach this costume, making it perfect for all budgets and skill levels.

Model in Barbie costume

13. Snow White

As one of the purest Disney princesses, Snow White is a great costume choice for those looking for something that isn't scary or sexy. If you don't want to buy a costume, you can also easily make your own with a blue top, yellow skirt and red headband.

Model in Snow White costume

14. Mario or Luigi

Spice things up this Halloween by gender bending video game favourites Mario and Luigi. Not only are the outfits super playful, but they're comfortable to wear all night long too.

Model in Mario and Luigi costume

15. Mermaid

This one might have been done to death, but it's pretty, sparkly and fun, making it a costume classic. Keep things simple with a crop top and tail or go all out with some killer eye makeup and ocean-inspired accessories.

Model in mermaid costume

16. Unicorn

If you're a big kid at heart, a unicorn costume is the way to go this Halloween. Whether you want to deck yourself out in rainbow colours or cover yourself in glitter, the sky's the limit when you're a mythical creature.

Model in unicorn costume

17. Cowgirl

Simple, yet effective, a cowgirl costume has the added benefit of being super comfortable to wear. Plus it will give you a great excuse to rock those new cowboy boots you picked up earlier in the year.

Models in space cowgirl costume

18. Daphne or Velma

Whether you're hosting a games night or heading to an escape room, the females from the Mystery Inc. gang are the perfect costume choice. From Velma's geek chic glasses to Daphne's classic 60s style, the outfits are a great combination of fun and fashionable.

Models in Scooby costume

Top stores to buy cheap basics and accessories

If you're on a budget this year, get creative and make your own adorable costume with cheap basics and accessories from these affordable stores.

Looking for a great deal on your Halloween costume? See the latest offers before you buy



50% off everything + FREE shipping

Last verified



Up to 39% off TruSens air purifiers

Last verified

Deal ends



50% off standard shipping

Last verified



Up to 70% off sale

Last verified



Up to 40% off clothing, shoes, accessories and more

Last verified

More Halloween ideas

Main image: Pinterest

More guides on Finder

Ask an Expert

You are about to post a question on

  • Do not enter personal information (eg. surname, phone number, bank details) as your question will be made public
  • is a financial comparison and information service, not a bank or product provider
  • We cannot provide you with personal advice or recommendations
  • Your answer might already be waiting – check previous questions below to see if yours has already been asked

Finder only provides general advice and factual information, so consider your own circumstances, or seek advice before you decide to act on our content. By submitting a question, you're accepting our Terms of Use, Disclaimer & Privacy Policy and Privacy & Cookies Policy.
Go to site