Ghost Costumes for Children

ghost costumes for kidsI think that a ghost costume is a great fancy dress outfit for a child, especially on Halloween.

Let’s face it what child hasn’t wanted to ‘play’ at being a ghost at one time or another – sneaking up on mom or dad with a sheet or towel over themselves and saying ‘boo!’ I can remember using my Nan’s spare sheets on many occasion and pretending to be Casper or some other ghost, my brother and I were always pulling her laundry cupboard apart – if not for use as a costume those sheets also made great forts when draped over chairs inside or between a tree and gooseberry bush outside!

There are several ways in which you can ‘become a ghost’. You can use a sheet as I’ve mentioned about (see also the Ghost Costumes home page), you can get mom to make you your very own ghost costume, or you can purchase one of the ‘very fancy’ looking ghost costumes for children that I’ve showcased here.

Making a Ghost Costume for a Child

Children’s DIY Costume Ideas

Make your own, or your child’s ghost costume for this Halloween with the help of one of these patterns –


 Childrens/Boys Ghost Costumes McCall’s Sewing Pattern 4141 Simplicity Sewing Pattern 2486 Misses, Men and Teen Costumes

Alternatively you can use one of these links to help make your own ghost costume for your child….

Ghost Costume

This ghost costume is very easy to make and includes step by step instructions along with a few tips.

Homemade Sheet Ghost Costumes

Turn some of your old sheets into perfect ghost costumes for your children.

Coolest Homemade Ghost Costumes

There are a few different ideas for making your own homemade ghost costumes here that have been submitted by people who have actually made them!

Cute Ghost Costumes

I have always thought that Casper was a very cute looking ghost and proof that you didn’t have to look terrifying to pull off a ghost costume effectively. These children’s ghost costumes prove that you really can add cute and ghost into the same outfit really well – don’t you just want to go ‘aaaahhhhh’?

If all ghosts looked this cute I’d be signing up as a ghost hunter!


 Kid’s White Ghost Halloween Costume Friendly Ghost (Small)

To achieve a real ghostly pallor you will need to use ghost inspired make-up.   Check out the Ghost Costumes main page for hints on make-up.   Children usually love an excuse to ‘paint’ their faces so this is yet another reason to dress your child up as a ghost this year!

More Ghost Costumes for Children

These Outfits Are A Little Scarier!

Forget the cute factor and go for a ghost costume with more of an edge with this selection …….. don’t let the kids know that they’re just as cute as the other costumes in your eyes though!

These fancy dress outfits are the type of ghost costumes I prefer over the cuter options above, although it’s hard to pick a favorite out of them all – what do you think?


 Ghost – Child Small Costume Cool Ghoul Costume, Large

Want More Ghost Costumes?

You can dress up as a whole family of ghosts if you want to and here’s some handy links –

Ghost Costumes – Home

Ghost Costumes for Men

Ghost Costumes for Women

Ghost Costumes for Women

Spooky Halloween Ghost Costumes for Women

Ghostly Gal CostumeGHOSTLY GAL

There are some pretty amazing ghost costumes for women available. The Edwardian lady of the manor ghost (as seen here) or the maid ghost are two really interesting ghost costumes.

There are many more, you can even be a ghostly apparition of someone who is no longer on this plane such as Marie Antoinette.

Ghostly Lady CostumeGhostly Lady

This adult Ghostly Lady Costume comes complete with a tattered full length gown that’s sure to turn heads all evening.

The costume also includes a tulle petticoat and a coordinated, fashionable hat. Of course, the look isn’t complete without a set of ethereal gloves, and a matching wig. The addition of some grey makeup will ensure that you will be ready to haunt all night long!

There are certainly lots of ghost bride costumes available and these, although great on their own as well, are perfect as a couple outfit with your partner wearing a ghost groom costume.

Of course it’s not just the ladies of the house that haunt it (like the two above), sometimes the maids do too.   In fact I once lived in a house that was said to be haunted by a Victorian maid who had killed herself in the attic.

Let’s check out some more of these spooky costumes –


 Paper Magic Lady Nightshade The Ghost Bride Costume, Gray/White, Small InCharacter Costumes, LLC Haunting Beauty, White/Grey, Small California Costumes Women’s Ghostly Bride Adult, Grey, Large Ghost Bride Adult Costume Blythe Spirit 8-10 Paper Magic Elsa The Ghost Maid Costume, Gray, Medium

 Gothic Ghost Costumes

For a more non-traditional take on the ghost costumes I’ve found two alternatives below.   A black rose makes a great accessory for the very Gothic influenced ghost costumes.


 Black Rose Ghost Costume Spider Web Gauze Ghost Costume

A Historical Ghost Costume Idea for Women

Marie Antoinette Costumes

Dressing up as a historical person’s ghost is a cool idea for Halloween or indeed any fancy dress event.   As a woman the most popular historical ghost costume that you can buy ready made is that of Marie Antoinette.

Marie Antoinette was Louis XV1’s queen and was executed just before her 38th birthday.   The most famous quote attributed to to Marie Antoinette was the – let them eat cake – one and is all that most people remember about the one time French Queen.   Here are a couple Marie Antoinette costumes that I think are great –


 Marie Antionette Ghost Costume Ghost of Marie Antoniette Costume

 Ghost Wigs for Women

Some of these costumes come with their own wigs which is great, but for others you’ll need a grey or white wig to suit and I just happen to have sourced a few for you, including two Marie Antoinette ones.


 Wig Ghost White Doll Women’s Ghost Saloon Girl Wig Spirit Ghost Bride Wig Ghost of Marie Antoinette Wig Marie Antoinette Wig

 Pulling the Ghost Look Together – Finishing Touches for Your Ghost Outfit

Ghostly Make Up

To really pull the outfit together it doesn’t pay to look rosy and healthy as that’s not very ghostlike is it?   Rather that tell you about how to achieve a ghostly pallor here I’m going to send you to another site where there are tips about how to achieve a ‘other worldly’ pallor – Ghost Costumes – Dressing Up As The Perfect Ghost!


Ghost Costumes for Men

If you’re looking for some cool ghost costumes for men then you’ll love this selection I’ve compiled for you. Let’s face it some ghost costumes are designed to be worn by men…… the ghost groom, ghost chauffeur, ghost pirate etc. Some of these ghosts are pretty scary costumes designed to run shivers down your spine!

While you may not be a man who generally wears make up it is advisable to add a touch of pallor to really offset these fancy dress outfits to perfection. For all your make up requirements and some hints on how to achieve the best ghost look I’d advise you check out – Getting Your Ghost Make Up Just Right.


 Men’s Edwardian Ghost Costume Hemlock the Ghost Chauffeur Costume Jeeves The Headless Butler Adult Ghost Groom Costume

Pirate Ghost Costumes for Men

Pirates always seem to come back as ghosts, probably because they don’t want anyone to steal their treasure!   This does mean that you have a few different costume ideas if you choose a pirate ghost theme.

I’ve found some ready made pirate ghost costumes below, but you could also just use a pirate costume from a previous year and add some webbing, a little dust.   Next add a white, silver or grey wig along with making sure your complexion is very ghost-like and you have your costume.


 Smiffy’s Men’s Ghost Pirate Shipmate Costume Ghost Pirate (Standard) Smiffy’s Ghost Swashbuckler Costume Ghost Pirate Adult Costume Men’s Ghost Pirate Costume Mens Ghost Captain Pirate Costume

Ghost Wigs for Men

An Important Part of a Ghost Costume

Some of these costumes come complete with their own wigs, but for some of them you’ll have to find your own and there are a few cool ones available as you can see here –


 Ghost Gentleman Wig Smiffy’s Men’s Ghost Town Indian Wig In Display Box, White, One Size Short Black and White Hair Wig Men

Ghost Costumes – A Halloween Costume Idea

Ghost Fancy Dress Costumes

Ghost CostumesWhen I was younger dressing up as a ghost was the thing to do if you left it until the last minute to sort out your fancy dress costume.

There was no going to a costume shop for a ghost outfit, you just got one of your’ mum’s old white sheets and threw it over yourself. Most mums would let you cut eyes out so that you can see, but it could be fun not doing that!!

Now the days of the sheet are getting further away as there are some amazing ghost costumes on the market which make our old sheet costumes laughable!

In a hurry?  Go Straight to a Collection of Ghost Costumes to Buy!

The Ghost Cape

This Ghost Cape is great to add another layer onto your ghost costume and has a lovely sheer, ghost-like quality to it, but it’s also handy for other situations…….have you ever been the only person to dress up in costume in your group?

Ghost Cape CostumeGhost Cape Costume

There was one year when my friends decided that they wouldn’t dress up after all, but somehow the communications broke down and no-one told me or another friend.
Luckily for my other friend all he had to do was take a flower out of his back pocket – I on the other hand was stuck as the only person in fancy dress in our group 🙁
The moral of the story is to be prepared and this Ghost Cape can help you with that – wear a white dress underneath and you look like a ghost, but if no-one else is dressed up simply take off the cape and you’re ready to party!



Ghost Costumes for Adults

There are some pretty scary looking ghosts available with white or grey flowing material they are sure to make you jump in fright when they creep up behind you!

 Men’s Standard Ghost Costume Women’s Ghost Spirit Costume Charlie Brown Ghost Costume-

Ghosts are supposed to be spirits of the dead who don’t realise that they are dead and so they’re busy walking around wondering what on earth you’re doing there.

Why would we suddenly think that ghosts would be a fairly shapless white floating thing? Personally I would think that if the ghost managed to show form it would be more human like.

For more ghost costumes for adults you can check out the pages below for men and/or women’s ghost costumes.

Ghost Costumes for Men
Are you looking for a man’s ghost costume? If so you’ve stumbled on to the right site as we have a number of ghostly gents ready to spook! From Ghostly butl…

Ghost Costumes for Women
There are some pretty amazing ghost costumes for women available. The Edwardian lady of the manor ghost or the maid ghost are two really interesting ghost co…

Ghost Make Up

It’s universally agreed that a ghost would not look the same as you and I because their blood no longer flows and they’re cold. This would give them a pale, grey look to their face. The ghost look is easy to achieve with the right make-up.

MAC 6 beauties PLAY IT COOL eye shadowMAC 6 beauties PLAY IT COOL eye shadow

If you want to look like quite a gaunt ghost then use the grey shadow under your cheekbones to accent the ‘scary, haven’t eaten for centuries’ look.
Eyes should have dark circles under them as ghosts don’t sleep. I would use grey or blue under the eyes and black on the lids along with black eye liner.
As far as lips go remember that ghosts are cold so they’re unlikely to have pink lips instead try a burgandy color for the goth effect or a nude color, even a blue tint would work well.



Ghosts Masks

Completing a Ghost Costume

Sometimes it’s hard to get the right look with make-up or time is precious so wearing a mask is a great compromise. Here are some really scary ghosts masks that you really don’t want to hear say Boo!

 Full Face Skull Mask Balaclava Seamless Skull Face Tube Mask Scream Mask (Standard) From the Movie Scream



Ghost Costumes for Children

There are a great selection of ghost costumes for kids from the cute to the more ethereal looking costumes you can check them all out below –

Ghost Costumes for Children
I think that a ghost costume is a great fancy dress outfit for a child, especially on Halloween. There are several ways in which you can ‘become a ghost’. Yo…

Ghost Costume for Dogs

If people can become ghosts after they die then I’m sure man’s best friend can manage too. Dressing your dog up as a ghost this Halloween will look great, especially if the two of you make up a ghost duo!

Ghost Headpiece with Cuffs for DogGhost Headpiece with Cuffs for DogGorgeous Ghost Costume for DogsGorgeous Ghost Costume for Dogs


Costumes Beginning with G

Costumes Starting with G

Are you looking for costumes beginning with G? I’ve compiled together as many costume ideas as I could find that begin with the letter G – why you might add, well let me tell you about Alphabet Parties.

During my early 20s I was invited to a number of Alphabet Parties – Alphabet Parties are basically a party where you’re given a letter of the alphabet and you have to dress up as something beginning with that letter. I loved these parties I think it’s a great theme for a fancy dress party and so I’ve compiled a number of pages in an attempt to promote the idea so that more people can enjoy the fun.

The page you’ve found today has all of the fancy dress ideas I could think of that begin with the letter G, I’m sure there’s some I’ve missed so I welcome ideas from you in my guestbook at the bottom of the page – have fun in your costume whether you choose a ghost or a go go girl or something completely different.

  • G I Jane
  • G I Joe
  • Gangster – now gangster could mean just about anything in a costume as it does just mean a member of a gang, but whenever I think of a gangster costume I think of the old time gangsters of the 20s with the pinstripe suits and firearms.
  • Gangster Moll – As with the gangster costume above I always think of the 1920 gangster molls for a costume so get out your flapper dress, shake those pearls and don’t forget to pop a pistol into your bag in case things turn ugly!
  • Gardener
  • Gargoyle – depending who you speak to a gargoyle could be an architectural feature on a building to act as a spout or a mythical creature, personally I like to go with the mythological side, but either way it can be a great costume idea. I’ve recently discovered that you can buy a gargoyle costume, but I think it’s a fun diy costume idea. Wear grey clothing and use grey paint on your body, face and hair, some touches of green can be good if it can look like moss. Most gargoyles have a grotesque looking face so a mask is a great idea and there are lots of gargoyle masks available, or use any grotesque looking mask, preferably grey in color.
  • Geisha – in order to properly carry off this costume you do have to remember that make up is essential. Geisha’s use a wax base and then make up to create a white face which then had extra make-up added to give the eyes and mouth effect.For tips on how to apply Geisha make up you can check out – How to Apply Geisha Makeup
  • Gene Simmons – the lead singer of KISS how much fun would this costume be?
  • Genghis Khan
  • Genie


 Genghis Khan Adult Costume Women’s Genie In A Bottle Costume Gene Simmons – Kiss Costume


  • George Washington
  • Georgian Lady or Man – If you love the Georgian or Regency fashion styles from the times of Jane Austin then this could be a great costume idea. A white wig is essential, of course, but what about the actual costumes? I must admit while there are a few ready made Georgian costumes available to purchase the majority of these costumes that I’ve seen have been handmade.
  • Ghost – Ghosts are a great idea for costumes whether you’re an adult or a child, a girl or a boy which is why they have their own post dedicated to cool ghostly outfits….
    Ghost Costumes
    When I was younger dressing up as a ghost was the thing to do if you left it until the last minute to sort out your fancy dress costume. There was no going t…
  • Ghostbusters – Ghostbusters were a classic 80s movie and this costume would be just at home at an 80s party as it would a G party or even just to go trick and treating on Halloween with.  Check out my Ghostbusters post for cool costume ideas.
  • Ginger Spice – this outspoken Spice Girl is a popular costume choice, you can get one of Geri’s costumes on my Spice Girl Costume post
  • Gingerbread Man
  • Giraffe
  • Gladiator
  • Glam Rock Singer – this could be a rather generic costume or just dress up as one of your favourite Glam Rock singers from David Bowie’s Ziggy Stardust to Gary Glitter, Alice Cooper or more.
  • Glee Cheerleader
  • Gnomes
  • Gods – The Greeks and Romans had a god or goddess for almost every aspect of their lives. Typically their gods (or goddesses) would be dressing in white robes/togas edged with gold or silver trim. Defining which deity you are can be done with accessories for example Diana would carry a bow and arrow. Then there are Norse gods so if you want to give your Thor costume an airing this is your chance!Of course if you can’t decide between the gods available in Greek, Roman or Norse lore then you could always put on a long robe, a white beard and just play the Old Testament version of god.
  • Goldilocks
  • Golfer
  • Gomez – Gomez Addams is a person who needs no introduction and you can find a costume for him on my Addams Family Costume post
  • Gondolier – from the canals of Venice come the singing Gondoliers, gentling manoevering the gondola’s around the waterways of Venice – traditionally dressed in blank trousers, a black and white striped top with a red necktie and red sash acting as a belt, top the costume off with a straw hat featuring a red ribbon.I should mention that when I was in Venice I also saw a few that just wore black trousers, a red and white striped top and a straw hat with red ribbon so…
  • Gorilla
  • Goth
  • Gotham Girl – As you’d suspect a Gotham Girl is from Gotham City, the home of Batman, it’s actually an American Flash Animation series that focused on several of the female characters that hailed from Gotham City.These characters include Batgirl, Catwoman, Poison Ivy, and Harley Quinn. Dress up as either of these powerful women or better yet make this a group costume idea!


 Harley Quinn Costume Adult Catwoman Costume Poison Ivy Costume


    • Grapes – you can purchase your own grape costume in both green or purple, but I know many people have successfully made their own diy grape costume and it’s actually very easy to do.First you’ll need to wear a body suit and then you need to have the lung capacity to blow up a lot of balloons.Simply attach the balloons all over your body suit (making sure they’re all either green or purple or red depending on the type of grape you want to be) and you have a home made bunch of grapes costumeI would also add a pair of the appropriate colored tights or leggings as well.
    • Green Hornet
    • Green Lantern
    • Grim Reaper


 Deluxe Green Hornet Costume Green Lantern Hal Jordan Costume Grim Reaper Costume, Black


      • Groucho Marx
      • Guinevere
      • Gunslinger – evoke the Wild Wild West with your best cowboy for hire costume!
      • Gypsy – there are a lot of different gypsy costumes available to buy or you can create your own. I had to come up with a costume idea at short notice a few years ago so I chose to dress up as a gypsy. I wore a loose peasant blouse, long skirt and draped a scarf over my head, then I armed myself with some cards and ‘pretended’ to read everyone’s future in the cards – a fun night and easy costume.

Great selection of costume ideas beginning with the letter G