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.
Rory Gilmore - Gilmore girls
Rory's Chilton uniform is an easy Halloween costume to make. Simply wear a blue plaid skirt, white collared top and navy blazer with minimal makeup. Go for a glossy lip and brown shades on the eyes.
Aria Montgomery - Pretty Litte Liars
This Liars style is a mix of bold colours and staple pieces. Get the Aria look by wearing a leather jacket over a simple white collared shirt. For the bottoms, a light blue or lace skirt will work perfectly. Arias makeup is easy to replicate by filling in your eyebrows, adding a coat of mascara and wearing a pink nude lip.
Rachel Green - F.R.I.E.N.D.S
Rachel Green wore some of the most iconic outfits of the mid 90s to early 2000s. This look, in particular, is one of her most popular and will make a great Halloween costume. Wear a white long sleeve turtle neck with a red plaid skirt. Her makeup look for this episode is made up of mostly brown shades.
Monica Geller - F.R.I.E.N.D.S
Monica has been spotted wearing the colour red many times throughout all 10 seasons of F.R.I.E.N.D.S. A red scoop neck singlet and ripped denim jeans is look we would definitely still wear today. To complement this date night look apply some mascara and a red-brown lipstick.
Phoebe Buffay - F.R.I.E.N.D.S
Phoebes boho-chic look is easily accomplished by wearing a denim button-up with a floral skirt. Wear your hair in a half-up style with eye makeup.
Rachel Berry - Glee
Rachels most memorable look includes a white button-up shirt and yellow knitted cardigan. To finish the look a brown lip gloss and neutral eyeshadows will make you look like the acapella singer.
Lara Jean Covey - To All The Boys I've Loved Before
One of the most popular teen movies of 2018 gifted us with the character of Lara Jean Covey. A cute pink cardigan with a grey jumper over a white collared top. Wear a plaid pleated skirt and some grey stockings but don't forget your love letters.
Regina George - Mean Girls
Regina George the queen of mean is sassy and stylish making for a great Halloween costume. Basics such as a white singlet and black skirt are used to create the majority of the outfit. A pink cardigan and of course her signature R necklace will make you feel "a little bit dramatic"
Cady Heron - Mean Girls
The newest addition to the plastics kept her outfits basic. An oversized pink polo shirt and dark denim jeans with flushed pink makeup are the ultimate Cady Heron look.
Karen Smith - Mean Girls
"I'm A Mouse Duh!" That's what you will be saying while wearing this Halloween costume. Fluffy mouse ears and silver makeup are the features of this look. To replicate the outfit wear a black dress with a thick silver ribbon.
Gretchen Weiner - Mean Girls
You will look so fetch dressing up as Gretchen Weiners for Halloween. A sparkly pink lip gloss with a complimenting hot pink jumper is an iconic Gretchen look. Wear a neutral brown skirt and statement jewellery also making sure to curl your hair just like hers.
Cher Horowitz - Clueless
As If! you would dress up as Cher Horowitz for Halloween. You could easily by a costume online for $70 + but this is how you can D.I.Y one on a budget. Wear a yellow plaid blazer and skirt set with a white shirt underneath to get the exact look. A nude lipstick and light coverage will complete the look.
Dionne Davenport - Clueless
Just like Chers look, you will need a plaid skirt and blazer set but in black and red. Don't forget Dionne's signature hat.
Laney Boggs - She's All That
Laney Boggs underwent one of the most remembered makeover transformations in teen movie history. She only had to take off her glasses, cut her hair and wear some makeup to create her look but I have made it even easier for you A red square neck dress and red lip gloss with a neutral eye look are so Laney Boggs.