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Teen TV Show & Movie Inspired Halloween Costumes: Makeup + Outfits

Updated: Sep 23, 2019

It's that time of year again. Gather up your friends and get your costumes ready because it's almost Halloween. Having trouble finding a costume? That's where I come to help. I have written your guide to the best Halloween costumes inspired by your favourite characters for teen TV shows and movies. In this guide, you will find a list of characters with instructions on how to recreate their most iconic outfit and makeup look.


Betty Cooper - Riverdale

Betty's preppy look is created by wearing a white button-up collared shirt with a pink long sleeve jumper over the top. Pair this with a pair of light blue jeans and you will look just like the Riverdale Vixen. For her makeup look, Betty goes for a very natural look by using nude shades on the eyes and pink lipstick. Add a touch of highlight and light blush to complete your Betty Cooper costume.

Veronica Lodge - Riverdale

One of Veronica Lodge's most iconic outfits can be recreated by wearing a purple scoop neck singlet top with a black plaid skirt. For the makeup, a deep red lipstick with mauve eyeshadow will perfectly replicate this Riverdale beauty. Add a pearl necklace for the final touch.

Cheryl Blossom - Riverdale

Red lipstick is THE most important part of any Cheryl Blossom Halloween costume. Be sure to curl your hair and wear a red jumper with a black plaid skirt for this look. Wear accessories like a choker or cherry earrings to capture the essence of Cheryl Blossom.

Toni Topaz - Riverdale

For this Serpents look, add some pink clip-in highlights to your hair and apply a deep pink lipstick. Toni is rarely seen without her Serpents jacket but a leather jacket will also work for your look. Ripped jeans are also must for this grungy look.

Josie Mcoy - Riverdale

Cat ears and sparkly eyeshadow are the staples to creating a Josie Mcoy Halloween costume. Wear a purple lipstick and some shimmery bronzer to dress like the Josie and The Pussycats singer. As seen in the image above, a furry black top paired with a leopard print skirt will truly capture Josies signature look.

Sabrina Spellman - The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina

Red, red and more red is what you will need to transform yourself into the magical Sabrina Spellman. Red lipstick and thick black eyeliner is the obvious choice for your makeup look. As for the outfit, a ribbed red off the shoulder top with a thick strapped black bra underneath and a black skirt should do the trick. (see what I did there)

Katy Keene - Katy Keene

Get excited for the release of Katy Keene on the CW by dressing up as the Archie Comics character. A white collared top with a red blazer over the top with a black top for the outfit will look great to recreate Katy Keene's style. Berry pink lipstick, rosy cheeks and a touch of highlight will help you to pull off Katy's beautiful makeup look. Finish the look with some cherry accessories.

Blair Waldorf - Gossip Girl

Blair Waldorf's preppy style is one that we all tried to recreate in the late 2000s. To achieve her look by wearing a white button-up top with a navy skirt. Add a navy tie like the one in the picture above to compliment the skirt. Blairs makeup is quite natural with flushes lips and of course a shiny pink lip gloss.

Serena Van Der Woodsen - Gossip Girl

The Upper East Side's It girls look is simple to recreate. Just like in Blair's costume wear a white button-up top but for Serena, a plaid skirt and tie will achieve the look. Wear a pink sparkly lip gloss to look just like Miss Van Der Woodsen.

Jenny Humphrey - Gossip Girl

Sweet Little J, how innocent you look in the first season of Gossip Girl. If you love Jenny's style wear a white collared shirt with a yellow coat and fishnet stockings. Add a blue headband and hot pink bag as your accessories and you will be reading for lunch on the Met steps.