12 Halloween Costumes That Go Perfectly With Dark Hair

Whether Halloween is your favorite holiday or you simply participate when you're feeling inspired, we can all agree that it's best to work with what you've already got. That's why, this year, we suggest ditching the wigs and letting your own hair shine. Whether short, long, curly, or straight, if you have dark hair, there are plenty of costumes that don't require any crazy wigs. Not only are you saving some extra cash, but you're also guaranteed to have a better night since you won't spend every 15 minutes making sure your wig is still in place.

If that sounds appealing, the Halloween costumes for dark-haired girls ahead will have you planning the rest of your costume in no time. Keep scrolling for the inspiration to play up one of your best assets.

Morticia Addams


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WEAR: Black Dress + Layered Jewelry

Long, dark hair was meant to be styled with black, mysterious clothing à la Morticia Addams. 

Veronica Lodge From Riverdale


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WEAR: Preppy Dress + Pearls

All you need to bring to this costume is some attitude, and you're good to go.

Betty Boop


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WEAR: Hoop Earrings + Red Dress + Pumps

Dress up your short, curled hair with all things red and some gold hoops.

Carmen Sandiego


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WEAR: Fedora + Trench Coat + Boots

The original scammer with a knack for a great red trench coat.

Daria Morgendorffer


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WEAR: Green Coat + T-Shirt + Pleated Mini Skirt + Combat Boots

Relive your teenage angst by sporting a Daria-inspired costume that's incredibly easy to re-create.

Elena From The Mask of Zorro


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WEAR: White Puff-Sleeve Dress + Vest + Choker Necklace

You won't be waiting for anybody to come and save you with this costume.



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WEAR: Gold Gown + Matching Hoop Earrings 

Who doesn't want to be Cher?

Rory Gilmore


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WEAR: Button-Down + Sweater Vest + Plaid Mini Skirt

If you want a preppier costume, look no further than Rory Gilmore.

Missandei From Game of Thrones


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WEAR: Fitted Black Dress + Harness

This Halloween, dress up as one of our favorite characters from Game of Thrones.

Dionne From Clueless


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WEAR: Plaid Blazer + Matching Skirt + Red Cardigan 

The perfect excuse to wear all the plaid pieces you've been stocking up on for fall. 

Lara Croft


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WEAR: Tank + Cargo Pants

Braid your hair and dress in cargo pants, and you're ready to take on whatever Halloween throws at you.

Selena Quintanilla


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WEAR: Cutout Jumpsuit + Boots

Selena Quintanilla is '90s style goals. Am I right?

This post was originally published at an earlier date and has been updated.