15 Cute Halloween Costumes That Won't Make You Feel Naked (PHOTOS)

Lisa Fogarty | Oct 13, 2013 Beauty & Style

There comes a time in every woman's life where she tires of wearing thigh-high stockings just because it's Halloween again and every single costume seems to involve them.

I'm not suggesting that you still can't rock six-inch stilettos and a garter belt, and by all means, play sexy nurse or sexy Big Bird or sexy whatever else if that's what you feel like doing. But if you're not in the mood to freeze this year, or just bored with the same-old sexy costume, there are options out there that are super-cute, interesting, and the opposite of dowdy


In other words, you don't have to dress up like a nun or Jessie from Toy Story just because you don't want to dress like a saucy wench. Here are some ways to be pretty and clothed on Halloween. Whether you long to be a goddess, a Game of Thrones warrior princess, an 80s teen idol or even an adorable version of Tinker Bell -- one who isn't forced to spend the entire night pulling her leaf dress down over her tush -- we've got you covered. 

What are you dressing as this Halloween? 


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  • Witchy Woman


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    The power of showing a little leg and concealing everything else can not be overstated -- just ask Angelina Jolie. This sleek witch costume lets everyone know who's in charge. And it's not the twee half-naked schoolgirl dancing in the corner. 

    Adult Witchy Woman Costume ($69.99) at Party City.

  • Retro Owl


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    Doesn't this adork-able owl costume, with its warm brown poncho cape, short skirt, and sweater, look like something Zooey Deschanel would wear? You'll have to DIY the entire thing, but can pick up fishnet tights and round owl glasses at Savers. 

    Retro Owl at Savers.

  • Hunger Games Cutie


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    Perfect costume for low-maintenance ladies who still want to look cute. Just add black pants and braids.

    Hunger Games District 12 Training Shirt ($39.99) at Spirit Halloween.

  • Cupcake


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    Not sure how you're supposed to sit down in this, but who cares if you get to look funny and cute? Also, I think I just found my favorite non-maternity maternity costume ever.

    Sweet Eats Cupcake Costume ($43.95) at Yandy.com

  • Wartime Officer


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    Not only will you look patriotic and sexy, but covered up, you might even be able to picture yourself wearing this olive-green officer's costume on a normal day.

    Smiffy's Women's Wartime Officer Costume ($30.44 - $70.36) at Amazon.

  • Genie


    What's that? You threw out your crop tops at age 17? Me too. That's why this pretty purple genie costume, one of the few that doesn't force you to expose your midriff, is so special.

    Ally Kazaam Genie Costume ($36.79) at Costume Supercenter.

  • Pink Power Ranger


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    Relive your childhood by pretending you're the cutest superhero on TV -- the pink Power Ranger. While you certainly won't lack sex appeal while clad in a skintight bodysuit, you'll be so covered you could survive a blizzard. 

    Adult Pink Ranger Bodysuit Costume ($49.99) at Party City.

  • Jem and the Holograms


    ...And while you're reliving your youth, remember Jem?! This shiny pink V-neck wrap dress is short, but simple, and could be easily paired with opaque tights. On the plus size, you'll get to wear an outrageous fuchsia wig and mess around with 80s contour blush. 

    Jem and the Holograms Jem Deluxe Adult Costume ($23.19) at Costume Supercenter. 

  • Kelly Kapowski from Saved By The Bell


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    Don't you love it when you can incorporate Halloween costumes into your everyday wardrobe? Who wouldn't rock this Kelly Kapowski off-the-shoulder Bayside Tigers sweatshirt with jeans? For Halloween, just pair it with stonewashed capri denim, white Keds, and perfectly teased bangs.

    Saved by the Bell Kelly Kapowski Bayside Off The Shoulder Gray Juniors Sweatshirt ($29.95) at Amazon.

  • Mod Go-Go Girl


    It's so refreshing to see a 60s costume that doesn't involve bell bottoms! Channel your inner Megan Draper in this black and white geometric mini dress and cap. Just add white go-go boots and a Vidal Sassoon-inspired wig. 

    Go Go Girl Geo Costume ($24.99) at Costume Supercenter. 

  • Tinker Bell


    Hurray! A Tinker Bell costume that isn't slashed to the upper thigh! The ruche bodice is actually flattering on most figures and the dress features a respectable knee-length hemline. Detachable wings are included.

    Tinkerbell ($23.99) at Costume Supercenter. 

  • The Little Mermaid


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    While we're on the subject of fairytale characters and how Halloween has managed to destroy their innocence, let's talk for a moment about Ariel, a.k.a The Little Mermaid. Technically, she should be wearing a bra top and fin bottom, but in the real world, this costume may just work a bit better. And it's just gorgeous, isn't it?

    Ariel Adult Costume ($79.99) at Spirit Halloween. 

  • Snow White Evil Queen


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    Snow White may be the fairest in the land, but you'll look like one badass, in-control femme in this gold-trimmed velvet dress with stand-up collar and glam lace sleeves. 

    Disney Evil Queen Adult Costume ($99.99) at Spirit Halloween. 

  • Mystical Sorceress


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    Similar to the Evil Queen, this sorceress costume is perfect for women who don't want to look like tweens on Halloween. It's vibrant and fun -- and lets you wear a hooded cape, which is a major plus in my book.

    Mystical Sorceress Adult Women's Costume ($139.99) at Spirit Halloween. 

  • Monarch Butterfly


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    Confession: the main reason I chose this butterfly costume is because on this season's Project Runway, the contestants were asked to create avant-garde looks based on the prettiest insect in the land. The colors on this petal dress are just lovely -- though I'd pair it with black opaque tights and have a little more fun with my makeup.

    Monarch Butterfly ($59.99) at Spirit Halloween. 

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