7 Costume Ideas For The Wannabe Bride This Halloween

By Alexandra Macon

If you’re anything like us, the thought of walking into a Spirit Halloween store and buying a last-minute costume you’re only going to wear once is rather terrifying—not to mention, wasteful. Come to think of it, there’s something in your closet that could benefit from a re-wear. Grab that wedding dress stuffed into the back of your wardrobe, take it out of the garment bag, and put it to use! Let’s be honest, you’ve probably been dying for an excuse to wear it just one more time. Well, now’s your chance. Below, seven Halloween bride costume ideas to frame around your wedding gown.


1. Corpse Bride

Sure, Tim Burton’s bride is undead, but she’s also kind of a babe. The flower crown, the pink lipstick, the wavy blue hair—these accessories alone are reason enough to go with this one.


2. Bride of Frankenstein

All you need is a hair crimping iron and some serious hair spray and you’re ready to go.


3. Beetlejuice Bride

Another undead bride to consider—props if you manage to figure out how to draw on a zipper mouth.


4. Bride of Chucky

Throw on a leather jacket, a blonde wig, some deep maroon lipstick and voilà, you’ve just become a murderous doll who’s about to get married.


5. Sex and the City’s Carrie Bradshaw

Who doesn’t want to be Carrie Bradshaw for Halloween? And if you don’t want to put a giant turquoise bird on your head, there are plenty of other bridal options from her famous Vogue photo shoot.


6. Royal Wedding

Royal fanatics can pair a plastic tiara with their best family jewels and head out dressed as Kate Middleton. Or if you’re feeling really adventurous, get creative and try to evoke Princess Diana’s poufy sleeved 80s wedding look.


7. Priscilla Presley Bride

Channel Mrs. Presley on her wedding day by teasing your hair into a bouffant, wearing a heavy-lined cat eye, and an ethereal boho bridal dress. Get your S.O. to go as the King and you’re all set.