10 More Halloween Costume Ideas for Black Women.

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Halloween is just around the corner. And like most of us, odds are you still trying to figure out a costume that manages to be intriguing, relevant, and easily recognizable. Bonus points for irony. With that, here are 10 suggestions for the perfect Halloween costume. And, in case you missed them, check out our lists from previous years, HERE and HERE.


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(image credit: Left – The Superhero Costume Forum.) Right – DC Comics artist J. G. Jones.

There’s been some newfound interest in this DC Comics superhero ever since it was announced that she would star in her won animated CW series. Learn more about the character HERE.


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Because this popular character comes in so many forms and styles, she’s pretty easy to imitate for Halloween. Consider Ciara’s look above, all you need is a white or grey wig and a black catsuit to start.


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The purple one also makes for a good costume. Just track down a purple blazer and the perfect white blouse like Actress Holly Robinson Peete.

Angela Bassett as Desiree Dupree in American Horror Story: Freak Show

Black Ladies Halloween Costumes

This one might require a bit of ingenuity on your part, we recommend some prosthetics, which you can buy HERE.


Black Ladies Halloween Costumes

This is another costume with endless possibilities. Consider actress Tika Sumpter’s version above.

A Zombie

Zombies are a hot commodity with major popularity of AMC’s The Walking Dead. And while master Zombie slayer Michonne is a pretty popular costume, dressing up as an actual Zombie is also a great choice. Consider this simple to followed zombie tutorial that won’t break the bank.

Janet Jackson

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Don’t call it a comeback. 2015 is the year of Janet. Last year Beyoncé paid homage to Ms. Jackson by dressing up as the star from her “Rhythm Nation” era. She even got Blue in on the act as a mini Michael Jackson.

Olivia Pope

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This one’s a classic at this point, simply grab your best cream colored coat or trench.

Janelle Monáe

Black Ladies Halloween Costumes

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This one’s another fan favorite that can easily be achieved with a few items for your closet. Consider THIS tutorial for inspiration.

Lana Kane

Black Ladies Halloween Costumes

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Grab you best white turtleneck mini and black thigh high boots to play this sexy Archer super spy.