100+ Halloween Costumes for Black Women

Greeting gods, 

Seldom do I find Halloween costumes with Black people as the models on the cover. As a Black woman, it’s really hard to find our favorite costumes and when we do we have to modify it to be Black. One year I was Jessica Rabbit but I had to be the ‘Black’ Jessica Rabbit. Very, very whack. White is not the standard so I’ve decided to come up with a list of 100+ Halloween costume ideas for Black women. Ranging from cartoon characters to old R&B groups to Queens, every Black woman (whether your hair is natural, relaxed, in box braids, or in bantu knots) will be able to find a costume that resonates with them from this list.


1.Scary Spice (Melanie B): 1/5 of Spice Girls supporting girl power.

2. Storm - X Men. Halle Berry slayed this look and so did Beyonce for Ciara's Costume Party in 2015. 

3. Foxxy Cleopatra/Foxy Brown

4. Diana Ross. This look calls for big hair and big lashes! 

5. Janet Jackson. So many sexy, vibrant Janet looks. If you have box braids Justice from Poetic Justice would be the perfect look! I also love Teyana Taylor's Janet Tribute look from the 1995 VMAs. 

6. The Clovers - Bring It On. This was an iconic scene of cultural assimiliation. Bring It On came out in 2000 and the Black Girl Magic was on a million.

7. Misty Knight (Mercedes) - Luke Cage

8. Halle Berry - Catwoman 

9. Niobe - The Matrix

10. TLC

11. Destiny's Child

12. Calypso - Pirates of the Caribbean

13. Mashone - The Walking Dead 

14. Avatar

15. Penny Proud: Straight a student. Feminist. On the football team. - Proud Family

16. Susie Carmichael - The Rugrats. Susie was the well-behaved rugrat because we all know her parents didn't play that. She was the babies role model and literally had no time for the crazy wypipo shit.

17. Annalise Keating - How to Get Away with Murder

18. Akasha - Queen of the Damned (Aaliyah). The Queen of all vampires.

19. Nefertiti

20. Grace Jones

21. Missy Elliott

22. Aunt Viv - Fresh Prince of Bel Air. This is one of my favorite dance scenes of all time. 

23. Denise Huxtable - The Cosby Show 

24. Angel Salvador - X Men (Zoe Kravitz)

25. Gamora - Guardians of the Galaxy

26. Assata Shakur/Angela Davis. Afrowig and a Black turtle neck. My best friends and I did this last year! 

27. Janelle Monâe. All you really need is a fire tux and a bomb natural updo. 

28. SZA. CTRL was such a fire album. I'm still bumping it! 

29. Erykah Badu. I will forever love her funky-chic style. 

30. Cardi B. You can't fck with me if you wanted toooooo. 

31. Shanaynay - Martin 

32. Tiana - Ice Princess

33. Nicki Minaj

34. Olivia Pope - Scandal 

35. Michelle Obama. Our Forever First Lady. 

36. Nova - Queen Sugar 

37. Bernadine - Waiting to Exhale 

38. Solange - serving a Seat at the Table looks.

39. Jasmine - Aladdin. The model, Jasmine Tookes, slayed this look! 

40. Eve - Life Size 

41. Mo- to da, E- to da, Moesha

42. Jodie - Daria 

43. Lana Kane - Archer. She's such a badass in a sweater dress and a gun. 

44. Lisa Turtle - Saved by the Bell 

45. Regina - The Steve Harvey Show 

46. Cookie Lyon - Empire 

47. Issa Rae - Insecure 

48. Nyota - Star Trek

49. Hilary Banks - The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air 

50. Vixen - DC Comics

51. Kendra Young - Buffy Verse 

52. Aisha (yellow power ranger) - Power Ranger 

53. Iris West - The Flash 

54. Queen Ramonda, Okoye, or Princess Shuri - Black Panther 

55. Bonnie Bennett - The Vampire Diaries 

56. Numbuh 5 - Kids Next Door 

57. Orange Blossom - Strawberry Shortcake 

58. Joan, Maya, Antoinette, Lynn - Girlfriends 

59. Stony, Cleo, Frankie, T.T. - Set It Off 

60. Patty Mayonnaise - Doug 

61. Miranda Killgallen - As Told By Ginger 

62. Bliss - The Powerpuff Girls 

63. Trudy Proud - Proud Family 

64. Gross Sisters - Proud Family

65. Dijonay - Proud Family

66. Monique - Kim Possible 

67. Taranee Cook - W.I.T.C.H.

68. Mee Mee - Dextor's Laboratory 

69. Maxine Gibson - Batman Beyond 

70. Sasha - Bratz 

71. Valerie Brown (The Pussycat Dolls) - Riverdale 

72. Halle Berry, the secretary in the Flintstones 

73. Angel Dynamite - Scooby Doo 

74. Keesha Franklin - The Magic School Bus 

75. Teyana Taylor in Fade. This video is sexy and sensational! Made me wanna hit the gym ASAP.

76 Work - Rihanna x Drake 

77. Beyoncé Black Panther outfit for the Superbowl 2016

78. Deshauna Barber - Miss USA American Beauty Titleholder 

79. Simone Biles - American Gymnast

80. Serena Williams. A cute crop top and a skater skirt will have you feeling like No. 1. 

81. Katherine Johnson (Taraji P. Henson) - Hidden Figures 

82. Chloe Flan - Sabrina the Teenage Witch 

83. Rocket - Young Justice 

84. Karen Beecher (Bumblebee) - Teen Titans 

85. Garnet - Steven Universe 

86. Jazmine Dubois - The Boondocks

87. Donna Brown - The Cleveland Show 

88. Foxxy Love - Drawn Together 

89. Pocahontas

90. Tzipporah - The Prince of Egypt 

91. The Muses - Hercules 

92. Roxanne - The Goofy Movie 

93. Jamika - Bebe's Kids 

94. Mary Jane - Being Mary Jane 

95. Ashe Akino (Sanaa Lathan) - Shots Fired 

96. Monica Wright - Love & Basketball 

97. Keisha - New Jack City 

98. Tracey - Chewing Gum 

99. Trixie Carter - American Dragon Jake Long

100. Lola Mbola - Robot Boy 

101. Tina Turner

102. Leshawna - Total Drama 

103. FKA Twigs

104. Lil' Kim

Celebrate your Black Girl Magic this Halloween at Wingz in the Trap 2 on Friday, October 27th from 9PM-3AM at Sunnyvale. (1031 Grand Street, Brooklyn, NY 11211). There will be complimentary wings, a 2 hour open bar and a $200 cash prize for the best Halloween costume. Use promo code BLACKGIRLMAGIC for $5 off your ticket. Follow BASK for more info and updates.


Remember, you are the standard. You set the tone. You are the magic.
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