The Top 10 Curly Hair Halloween Costumes

Halloween is quickly approaching, and you really need to start thinking about your costume if you haven’t already.  There are so many fun costume ideas out there, but I really wanted to focus on hairstyles since this is a blog about hair.

Even though I don’t have curly hair, I have been living vicariously through my one-year-old daughter’s super curly locks, and I now realize how much daily work goes into taking care of curly hair.  That being said, here are 10 of the hottest curly hair Halloween costumes around!

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The Top 10 Curly Hair Halloween Costumes:

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10. Medusa

I really like the idea of Medusa for a curly hair Halloween costume.  When I think of Medusa, I think of someone with wild, natural hair.  

The best part about this costume is that you can be super creative with how you pull it off.  You really just need to make sure that you incorporate snakes into your hair somehow.  Here are a few examples I found on Instagram:

Medusa costume, one of the top 10 Halloween costume ideas for curly hair!
Credit: roro8240

9. Fierce Lioness

Lions are most known for their wild manes.  If you have big, curly hair, a lioness costume is a perfect way to go all natural. 

Similar to the Medusa costume, you can be pretty flexible with a fierce lioness costume.  You could go a sexy route, or even just wear everyday clothes.

The best part of all?  You can probably do the makeup with stuff you already have.  Here is a sweet video tutorial by Desi Perkins.

Lion Halloween Makeup | Desi Perkins

8. The Mad Hatter

The Mad Hatter, from Alice in Wonderland, is a really cool costume idea because it’s the right level of “weird” and would be super easy to pull off.  Additionally, since there are so many different variations of Alice in Wonderland,  you can be pretty flexible with your outfit.

Johnny Depp as the Mad Hatter from Alice in Wonderland, one of the top 10 Halloween costume ideas for curly hair!

However, Johnny Depp made this hairstyle/makeup look super iconic when he portrayed The Mad Hatter in the 2010 live-action version of Alice in Wonderland.  In other words, I would stick to something like this.  

The most important part of this costume is a fancy top hat like this one from Amazon.  Here is a fun tutorial from Charisma Star that shows you how easy it is to make this look more feminine.

Mad Hatter Makeup! | Charisma Star

7. Selena

Selena Quintanilla was one of the most iconic singers of the ’90’s and her fame skyrocketed when J-Lo portrayed her in the hit movie, Selena.  She had naturally curly hair, and she often wore it that way.

Selena Quintanilla, one of the top 10 Halloween costume ideas for curly hair!

In some of her more iconic looks, she did blow-out her hair, but it doesn’t need to be perfectly straight to pull it off.  I feel like you could always keep it curly, as long as you get the bangs right.  

Demi Lovato perfected this look last year, while keeping her hair wavy.

Demi Lovato dressed as Selena Quintanilla, one of the top 10 Halloween costume ideas for curly hair!

6. Merida from Brave

Merida from Brave, one of the top 10 Halloween costume ideas for curly hair!

I’m gonna be completely honest, I’ve never seen Brave, although I’ve always wanted to.  There is just something about a girl with wild red hair wielding a bow and arrow that just screams, “fierce.”

This is a really fun Halloween costume for curly hair, and it won’t break the bank.  If your hair isn’t red, check out some temporary hair color, that will wash out with your next shower.  

Since Merida is a popular cosplay character, there are a lot of available options for this costume.  Here is a pretty legit *green dress on Amazon.  


5. Madonna

Last year, for my cousin’s bachelorette party, we went to an ’80’s style club and everyone dressed up in 1980’s-style clothing.  I usually go for the “Let’s Get Physical” type costumes, but last year, I was really feeling ’80’s Madonna fashion.   

'80s Madonna from the "Like A Virgin" era, one of the top 10 Halloween costume ideas for curly hair!

Since my hair is straight, I had to wave it out, but if your hair is already curly, this is a perfect costume for you. 

Make sure to tease your hair.  The bigger, the better. 


4. Sandy Olsson

Bad girl Sandy Olsson from the end of Grease, one of the top 10 Halloween costume ideas for curly hair!

Sandy Olsson is the iconic female lead character of the hit musical, Grease.  She moves to America after summer vacation and is known throughout the movie for her pure good-girl image, despite being Danny Zuko’s girlfriend.

At the end of the movie, she shows up to the carnival in this ultra hot bad-girl outfit and gains the respect of her schoolmates, while singing “You’re the one that I want,” with Danny.  

Bad girl Sandy Olsson from the end of Grease, one of the top 10 Halloween costume ideas for curly hair!

This is one of my personal favorite ideas for a curly hair Halloween costume.  It’s fun.  It’s sexy.  I’d totally rock it.

I love this super simple hair and makeup tutorial by Chelsea Star.


3. Scary Spice

I don’t know about you, but 6th-grade Hollee thought the Spice Girls were the coolest thing since the carpet sweeper.  I vividly remember waiting by the radio so that I could record “Wannabe” on a blank cassette tape.  

Scary Spice Mel B from the Spice Girls, one of the top 10 Halloween costume ideas for curly hair!

If you have super curly hair, “Scary Spice” Mel B could be a perfect costume for you this year.  You really just need to let your hair go crazy, but for extra points, add her iconic space buns to the front of your hair.  Don’t forget the racy outfit (she often wore animal-print fabrics) and platform shoes.

Let miya march show you how easy it is to style your hair for this costume!

How To Do Spice Girl Buns | Scary Spice Inspired Hair Tutorial

2. Slash

Slash with a top hat, one of the top 10 Halloween costume ideas for curly hair!

Not only is a slash costume perfect for super curly hair, but it’s also effortless to put together.  

You really just need a rock band t-shirt and jeans, aviators, fake nose rings and a top hat.  You could even get a fake guitar to make it extra legit.  


1. Michael Jackson

Michael Jackson circa 1990, one of the top 10 Halloween costume ideas for curly hair!

The king of pop himself is one of the most creative curly hair Halloween costumes around.  I think it is such a fun way to keep your hair au naturale and literally look like a rockstar.

Even though Michael Jackson is a man, you could totally make this costume more feminine and sexy.  Here is a super cute female *Michael Jackson Thriller-style outfit on Amazon.

  You could also just keep it exactly like MJ, which is what Kourtney Kardashian did last year.

Kourtney Kardashian dressed as Michael Jackson circa 1990, one of the top 10 Halloween costume ideas for curly hair!

If your hair is lighter colored, you will have to use temporary black hair color to darken it.  


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Do you have any other Halloween costume ideas for curly hair to add to this list?  Are you going to try any of these curly hair Halloween costumes?  I’d love to read your feedback in the comments section below…

Do you want to read more about Halloween hairstyles?  Check out my spider-ring ponytail idea, or my DIY vampire bites.  

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With an extensive knowledge of hair color science and over 12 years as a licensed cosmetologist working in the hair industry, Hollee feels the need to share her passion for beauty with the world.  She specializes in hair color science, hairstyles, hair hacks, hair knowledge, and how things work in the hair industry.  She enjoys sharing her expertise and helping people achieve their personal hair goals.

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