Historical Halloween Costume Ideas for Women

Need some historical Halloween costume ideas for women this year? Tired of the generic costumes that come in a plastic bag from a Halloween store? If so, you may find this post helpful, I hope. I am talking about how you can create a historical Halloween costume to impress everyone who sees you this year. Check out my historical Halloween Costume ideas below and you can turn yourself into Cleopatra, Joan of Arc, Marie Antoinette, and even Coco Chanel, Amelia Earhart, Frida Kahlo, or Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

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With Halloween being on a Monday this year (2016), that means the weekend before is going to be jammed pack with fun festivities and parties. Wait, what am I talking about, is it just me, or does Halloween seem to be getting bigger and bigger every year? With that being said, you need to look your best, get out there, and have fun with your costume, all while looking classy.

The main pieces below come from renttherunway.com. I love the idea of being able to wear something designer and beautiful for one night, for a portion of the cost, and give it back without feeling guilty if you do not wear it again. The other extras come from Amazon. You can always find extra historical Halloween costume pieces, whatever it may be, on Amazon. Plus the nice thing about these retailers, they are quick, so order today if you still plan on getting a Halloween costume before Halloween!

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Historical Halloween Costume Ideas for Women:

Channel Cleopatra’s:

channel cleopatra historical halloween costume ideas for women

Get the look:
Badgley Mischka Screen Siren Gown (renttherunway.com)
Elizabeth Cole Blue Horn Bailey Earrings (renttherunway.com)
Campbell Checkerboard Collar (renttherunway.com)
Campbell Point Blank Cuff (renttherunway.com)
Black Cleopatra Wig (amazon.com)
L’Oreal Paris Infallible Never Fail Navy Blue Eyeliner (amazon.com)

Joan of Arc:

joan of arc historical halloween costume ideas for womenGet the look:
Rebecca Taylor Black Vegan Leather Dress (renttherunway.com)
Rampant Lion Bravery Medieval Battle Foam Shield (amazon.com)
STYLESTALKER Valley Path Maxi (renttherunway.com)
Kendra Scott Silver Arrowhead Kenny Ring (renttherunway.com)
Theory Visterna B Vest (renttherunway.com)
Rubies Child Gandalf Sword (amazon.com)

Marie Antoinette:

marie antoinette historical halloween costume ideas for womenGet the look:
Marchesa Notte Falling Roses Gown (renttherunway.com)
RJ Graziano Dress Me Up Necklace (renttherunway.com)
Marie Antoinette Wig Blonde (amazon.com)
Kate Spade New York Accessories Dress the Part Fan Clutch (renttherunway.com)
Nha Khanh Karla Dress (renttherunway.com)

Dress these gorgeous historical Halloween costume ideas for women with a pair of boots, heels or flat sandals with black, gold, silver, or nude tones. Don’t forget the makeup; there are tons of fun tutorials on YouTube to help you in that area.

For more historical Halloween costume ideas for women, such as Coco Chanel, Amelia Earhart, Frida Kahlo, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, you have to check out renttherunway.com’s “The Shift” here, this is a direct link their article for additional ideas. They have even more historical Halloween costume ideas for women when it comes to Cleopatra, Joan of Arc, and Marie Antionette, not just the outfit ideas I posted above.

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