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Best Plus Size Halloween Costumes

This is a crazy year and, as hard as it is to believe, October is here! Like many folks, I LOVE Halloween! It’s always been one of my favorite holidays. In college, I started a tradition of going dead and gruesome with my costumes. I’ll dress up as a character, but that charter will be very dead, very bloody, and very gross. I’ve scared a number of people just going about my day on Halloween - groceries, work, etc.

This year may be a bit of a cluster, and Halloween will not be the same, but I think it will still be fun to dress up a bit. This year, my office has decided we’ll dress up for our online staff meeting. It’s not going to be the same but, even if it's just to go to the grocery store, I think it would be amazing to see everyone dressed up and in masks (both the Halloween and COVID prevention kind)!

So here are some of the best plus size and big & tall Halloween costumes for this year!

Inflatable Costumes

Don’t want to wear a mask with your costume? Get one of these inflatable outfits!

Who doesn't want to be a unicorn? This unicorn outfit comes in multiple colors or as a Unicorn Skeleton! Bring sunshine and joy everywhere you go!

Landshark! Ok, only us olds will get that. It's a 7 foot tall shark with legs. Live our your favorite scenes from Jaws or head to the fish market to do some shopping. Other than not having opposable thumbs, how could go wrong with this!

Bring new meaning to the term Bear Hug! Go find a pic-a-nic basket (aging myself again!). Try to prevent some forest fires. Or go buy out all the honey at the grocery store on Halloween!

Make sure your inflatable dinosaur has its own costume this year! I mean, why would you want to be just a dinosaur when you could be a walking dinosaur skeleton?

Favorite Characters

Plus Size costumes of some of your favorite characters.

What fat girl hasn't wanted to be Ursula at some point?She's our very own super-fierce supervillain! (And I don't care what anyone says, her contract with Ariel was airtight. Ariel should be in Ursula's garden right now...but I digress.) Lament over those poor unfortunate souls this Halloween.

Does this outfit need any commentary? It's a freakin Jedi! A JEDI! When you get to be a Jedi, be a Jedi! Duh!

We're all agreeing to pretend that the ending of GOT didn't actually happen, right? It's been over a year and I'm still scarred and mad. But I still totally want to ride a dragon. So, live out your best Mother of Dragon, Breaker of Chains fantasies this Halloween.

The world is a crazy place right now. Sometimes you just need to go back to a simpler time. Relive some of your favorite child (or adult) game time as Mario. Bonus points if you have a cart!

This is just about one of the cutest mad hatter outfits I've ever seen. And it goes up to size 5x! It looks super cute in all the review photos online. Totally makes me want to host a socially distant outdoor tea party for Halloween!

This is perfect for those of you who prefer pants or just a more classic look for you mad hatter. Don't forget to invite Alice and the white rabbit to your party!

A fairy tale classic! Many of the reviews mention that it is very flattering on their plus size figures. And how could it not be? Red Riding Hood never looked THIS good. Grab a basket and head into the woods to grandmother house!

A Halloween and movie classic. This Beetlejuice costume is super fun. Add the Day-o song to your phone and make everyone dance around the dinner table! (Don't say his name again. You've been warned!)

Be the super hero you know you are and fight for truth and justice! This ultimate female superhero costume is available in sizes up to 5x!

If a pansexulal superhero with an actual sense of humor is more your speed, this outfit is available up to 2x. And really why don't more superheroes have a sense of humor?


Stay comfy and warm while still in costume!

This cool Dino onesie can take you from the classroom to the bedroom with it's comfy, cozy fit. It's cute AND you'll look almost scary...maybe? But definitely cute!

OK. Do we even need to comment on this one? IT'S A GIRAFFE ONESIE! You can eat leaves or candy - whichever you prefer - and then snuggle up to watch some cousins on Animal Planet!

Dem bones, dem bones, dem dry bones! Just moisturize and you'll totes be able to rock this look AND look cute af doing it.

Turn those fat-phobic stereotypes on their heads! Dress as a sloth and then show off your moves, baby! Or lay on the couch and sloth it up. Either option is valid and this costume is adorbs!

Tryna be sly? Give this fox onesie costume a try. I live in a town where coyotes walk the street at night looking for trash cans to violate. Bet they won't mess with me while I'm wearing this bad boy!

Now THIS is Halloween. From my ALL TIME FAVORITE MOVIE, The Nightmare Before Christmas. Um... Yes, please.

Who needs NASA? 3-2-1...Lift Off! Into a universe of Halloweeny fun. Bonus points if you have a kid, pet or partner willing to dress as an alien. They're real, ya know. The internet said so.


Simple items to throw on to have a quick costume

Real talk: I'd wear these on a regular Tuesday. These butterfly wings are dainty, whimsical, pretty and fun. The only bug I actually like.

If the Princess Bride is any indication, a cape or cloak is always handy to have around. You can storm castles or just wander around looking like you're too magical for real life. It's a win-win!

Classic Costumes


None of those newFANGled vamps for us. We're going traditional. Red for the blood, black for the dark of night, goth makeup cuz a smokey eye will never go out of style.


Wingardium leviosa! Sorry. Wrong witches. But, these witches are perfectly good at luring children in to houses made of candy so... Still a good time.


Aaaaaarrrrrrrgggggghhhhhh! I be liking these pirate costumes and the whole "I'm the captain now" vibe. Yo ho! It's a pirate's life for me!

Are you dressing up for Halloween this year? Let me know what you're wearing!

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