Retro Halloween Costume Ideas

With Halloween just around the corner, you still might not have any ideas for a costume. Hopefully, the suggestions below help give you an idea that’s not too complicated or time-consuming.

Lucy Ricardo from I Love LucySassy Lucy Costume

One of her iconic looks is her polka dot dress. The Lucy store has a dress similar to the one she wears for $35. If you’re looking for a tutorial to get the Lucy look, watch this A Vintage Vanity video for some assistance.

Lily Munster from The Munsters

Lily Munster

The famous lilac dress is available at Amazon for $30. I found some makeup tutorials to get the look for this character’s look. The first video is the black and white version, and this second video is the way her make-up looks in color.

Morticia Addams from the The Addams Family


Her iconic long black dress or something similar to that style could be found in a number of places, including Forever 21. The black wig should be easy enough to find at Party City. Even Target has a Morticia dress available for $50, or, if you have the time, there are YouTube tutorials on making the dress. Here’s a make-up tutorial to help in transforming you into Morticia, and here’s a bonus video if you’d like to look like another Addams relative, Wednesday:

Rosie the Riveter


The iconic feminist figure! Here’s a video to help you put together the costume without spending too much money.

Samantha Stevens from Bewitched

Samantha Stevens

Samantha didn’t necessarily have an iconic dress, but she did have iconic hair. Here’s a video tutorial on how to get that Samantha hair.

Have a spooky and safe Halloween!

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