20 Best Modest Halloween Costume Ideas 2019

Modest Halloween Costumes

Sometimes, no matter how far in advance we try to plan, Halloween just sneaks up on us. And the worst part is that we're left trying to come up with Halloween costume ideas that work for what we have in mind.

Maybe we had no Halloween plans and an obligation suddenly popped up. Or, maybe we have to go to something where coworkers or conservative family members will be. Or, maybe it’s even at a religious institution.

For moments like that, these Halloween costumes are modest, creative, and surprisingly easy to put together. So, what are you waiting for?

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1. Princess Beauty

These sort of costumes are easy to find, but any shimmery long dress will work. Just pair it with a tiara.

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2. Bat

This costume has a peaked hemline, wing flaps between sleeves, and side seams with soft-sculpted fur-tipped ears sewn to top of hood. To be a DIY bat, just grab a modest black knee-length shirt, bat ears, and black shoes.

(Walmart, $35)

3. Minnie Mouse

A red dress with white polka dots, belt with sequin bow, character headband and ears. You can also do this one yourself: Get mouse ears, a black bodysuit or turtleneck, tights and cute red shorts.

(Target, $44)

4. Starbucks Barista 

Well, it doesn’t get much easier than this. Just put a Starbucks apron over any clothing.

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5. Flapper

Be a flapper with this vintage 1920s style dress. It has sheer beaded mesh over knit lining. 

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6. Flo from Progressive

In addition to being there when you need real-time answers about insurance, Progressive’s Flo also serve as the perfect last-minute couples’ costume, or either one would be great on its own.

(Progressive, $24.99)

7. Mary Poppins

This dress has hook and loop fastener at back of neck with satin base layer, glittery knit mesh overlay and sleeves. Knit mesh jabot has lace and ribbon neck band, and lace fingerless gloves have elastic at wrists.

(Target, $54.99)

8. Witch

Fly on your broom, command your winged monkeys, and sling magic spells when you wear the Wicked Witch costume. It comes with a cape, a dress, a vest, a bag, and a hat.

(Walmart, $56)

9. Wednesday Addams

The jet-blackpolyester dress features white cuffs and collar, with a matching black belt with white foam buckle. It’s a perfect tribute to a creepy, kooky, eternally stylish fashion sense that’s stood the test of time and then some.

(Halloween Costumes, $34.99)

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10. Where’s Waldo?

The Waldo costume features a red and white striped long sleeve shirt, striped beanie and round eye glasses.

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11. Mummy

The bandages and wrappings having the tattered and worn look of a real ghoul. They come attached to a bodysuit, so all you have to do is adjust the bandages and head wrap to your liking.

(Halloween Costumes, $49.99)

12. Alice in Wonderland

This costume includes wonder princess costume, blue, with dress, apron and headband!

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13. Little Red Riding Hood

Dress up this easy to wear costume by adding a basket of your own. That's a good idea on Halloween anyway, right?

(Walmart, $37)

14. Wonder Woman

This Wonder Woman costume fits the bill! It comes with a red t-Shirt with golden Wonder Woman printed on it, bodice with attached red cape, and gold headpiece with red star in the center.

(Walmart, $34.95)

15. Belle from Beauty and the Beast

This super cute costume comes with a dress, apron and also a bow.

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16. Princess Jasmine

Who wouldn't want to dress as a princess with a pet tiger? This Jasmine costume includes a top, pants, and headpiece. 

(Target, $44.99)

17. Sailor 

This adorable vintage-styled dress comes with sailor collar, sequin anchors, and a full circle skirt. It's a perfect choice to get any boat rockin’ and also includes a sailor hat.

(Walmart, $30)

18. Renaissance

With two wide ruffles, elasticized neckline and sorceress sleeves, front lace-up, shoulder ties and back laces, this dress is sure to make a statement.

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19. Snow White 

Dress has a back zipper, short puffed sleeves, ribbon bodice lacing with sheer ruffled collar, and satin ribbon bow sewn to fabric-covered plastic headband.

(Walmart, $35)

20. Day of the Dead

Day of the Dead señorita includes Spanish sugar skull print dress with lace-trimmed off-shoulder pink neckline, corset waist and layered ruffled skirt with tulle hem, gothic long black veil on headband containing black and red roses, mask, skeleton long gloves, and one pair of skull leggings.

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Aly Walansky is a NY-based lifestyles writer who focuses on health, wellness, and relationships. Her work appears in dozens of digital and print publications regularly. Visit her on Twitter or email her.

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