Plus size Halloween costume ideas for 2017

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It may still be summer but I am already preparing for fall! Beyond updating my wardrobe with fall styles, Halloween costume ideas are always on my mind. Every year I have a hell of a time trying to find a plus size Halloween costume to hold my gut, thighs and boobs in place. While plus size fashion has definitely come a long way, plus size costumes for Halloween is still far behind. When trying to shop for a costume this year I found myself beyond frustrated at the same sexy nurse, sexy cop, and sexy maid costumes only available for sizes 1x to 4x. It’s almost as if the world is trying to tell us we shouldn’t partake in Halloween.

Previous years I have spent day and night coming up with creative custom costume ideas, but sometimes you just need something quick and easy to keep in your closet to reuse for years to come. To spare you your sanity, I’ve rounded up some of the best Halloween costumes online for plus size women.

I organized costumes based on appropriateness. We all have Halloween parties that cater to different audiences. The costume you would wear to your niece’s school monster bash isn’t always the same costume you would wear to the Halloween party at your local bar. Hence, depending on your plan you may find a costume in any of these three categories.

Plus size Halloween costume ideas for family and kids parties

You know me, I can be a little silly sometimes. For three years in high school I dressed up in the same fat redneck suit for Halloween. Looking back, that costume was a wee bit offensive, funny, but offensive. For a family’s Halloween party or a monster bash at the elementary school, these plus size Halloween costumes can get you through the spookiest night of the year.

These kid-friendly, rated-G, costumes would also be appropriate to wear to the office Halloween party.

Plus size Halloween costume ideas for teens and house parties

All of us have a little bit of a sexy side to us. Wether you are consider yourself modest, conservative or just uninterested in body conscious clothing, showing a little skin can be fun. As Cady from Mean Girls said, “In the real world, Halloween is when kids dress up in costumes and beg for candy. In Girl World, Halloween is the one day a year when a girl can dress up like a total slut and no other girls can say anything else about it.”

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Plus size Halloween costume ideas for adult parties

When you are 21+ Halloween takes on a whole new meaning. No longer is the spookiest day of the year about candy, Halloween becomes a night of intense drinking or binge watching bad movies on Netflix. Myself? I’m a binge watcher. I find going out on holidays to be ridiculously expensive and often not worth the triple digit price tag. It doesn’t stop me from dressing up though!


When you are fat, finding a sexy and fun costume is SO HARD. It’s one of those things we all know about but never really discuss. Places like Party City only reinforce how limited curvy women are in their clothing options.Thank goodness online retailers make it easier than ever and more affordable than ever to find Halloween costumes above a XL.

I hope this round up of plus size Halloween costumes gives you a starting point for what is out there. Of course, if you can come up with something unique that is always better. Alas, happy hauntings!




  1. OMG! The Dolphin and the Sesame Street costumes have my name written all over them! LOL… Totally quirky and dorky! The Dolphin one reminds me of this past season of The Bachelor and The Bachelor in Paradise, where this girl shows up in a Shark costume, but she kept insisting that she was a Dolphin. Too funny! I’ll have to check out these costumes because I’m a big gal ;).

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