8 Halloween Hairstyles That Double As Easy Costumes 2021

8 Halloween Hairstyles That Double as Easy Costume Ideas

Halloween is one of our favorite times of the year: it's all about being creative, having a good time, and letting your hair be one of your biggest costume accessories. This year, we thought it would be fun to put together some easy Halloween hairstyles that double as costumes since, let's face it, finding the perfect costume can be difficult! And sometimes, you just want to be crafty and use what you've already got.

 

So whether you want to do something cute and girly, recreate your favorite movie character, or go a little bit spooky, there's plenty of Halloween hair inspiration to go around. Below you'll find a roundup of some of our favorite Halloween hair looks, all of which require minimal equipment and knowledge of hairstyling. At most, you'll need a wig or some temporary hair paint and, at the very least, a few bobby pins and spritzes of hair spray. 

 

Ready to find your Halloween costume? Let's get into it.

 

What you'll find in this article:

  • 4 Halloween hairstyles with minimal equipment
  • 4 Halloween hairstyles using temporary colors

 

4 Halloween Hairstyles with Minimal Equipment (Super Easy)

 

Princess Leia's Buns:

 

Even if you've never seen a Star Wars film, there's no doubt in our minds that you (and everyone else for that matter) know precisely what Princess Leia's iconic hair buns look like. And this Halloween, you can let the force be with you by recreating Leia's buns. Don't worry. You don't need to be the sister of a Jedi to get this style since anyone can recreate it at home. All you need are some color-matched bobby pins, two hair ties, hairspray, and two hair donuts.

 

Begin by parting your hair down the middle and creating two ponytails near the hairline and above your ears. Next, pull either ponytail through the hair donut and roll from the ends of the hair to the base of your head. Secure with your color-matched bobby pins and finish with lots of hairspray to hold everything in place.

 

 

 

Pennywise by Demi Lovato:

 

 

If you can transform Pennywise the clown into something that's actually nice to look at, then you automatically win best costume of the night in our books! That's why we had to mention our favorite celebrity Halloween hair look: Demi Lovato as Pennywise the clown. Recreate the singer's feminine take on the scary clown with a mid-length ginger wig and loose buns pinned back with our Auburn Red bobby pins.

 

 

Cinderella's Magical Updo:

 

Go for that sweet and innocent look this Halloween with Princess Cinderella's magical updo. This easy updo makes the perfect costume for Halloween. All you need is a baby blue headband, hair ties, bobby pins that match your hair color, a hair donut, a set of clip-on bangs (optional), and a baby blue dress to complete the look. Follow the Halloween hair tutorial below for step-by-step instructions on how to bibbidi-bobbidi-boo your hair into this updo.

 

 

 

Edna Mode's Black Bob:

 

 

Conquer Halloween hair as the best character from The Incredibles: Edna Mode. We love Valeria Lipovetsky's interpretation of this iconic (and incredibly sassy) cartoon movie character because it's instantly recognizable, and honestly, it just makes us giggle. You can easily recreate the look this Halloween with a short black wig (available from retailers like Amazon or Etsy), large round-frame glasses, and an all-black ensemble that's fit for managing all the other superheroes.

 

If you already have black hair, you can get this Halloween hair by simply clipping in some front bangs and using our Magic Black bobby pins to pin back any loose ends or flyaways.

 

 

4 Halloween Hairstyles Using Temporary Color (Easy)

 

Beetlejuice's Iconic Green Hair:

 

 

If you're looking for an easy-to-DIY, last-minute Halloween costume this year, let your hair do all the talking and show up rocking Beetlejuice's iconic green hair.

 

This super simple (yet extremely cool) costume is all about bright green hair, which you can get with temporary green hair color. You can tease the hair for extra volume and use neon makeup pigment, like makeup artist Aimee Stanton did for her look, to add a pop of vibrancy to your roots. Finish off the look with a green and purple Beetlejuice-inspired makeup look and a black and white striped top.

 

 

Cruella's Two-Toned Hair:

 

Cruella De Vil is one of those legendary Disney villains you can always recognize by her monochrome, two-toned hair. Whether you're using a wig or black and white temporary hair color, Cruella's anarchic hairstyle makes the perfect graphic and punk-inspired Halloween costume. Finish off the look like hair and makeup designer Nadia Stacey did for Emma Stone's Cruella transformation with a dark smoky eye, vampy red lip, and a devious all-black outfit.

Photo: Emma Stone as Cruella De Vil by Laurie Sparham.

 

 

Billie Eilish's Green Roots:

 

 

 

Even though Billie Eilish is rocking platinum blonde hair these days, if you're in need of a super-easy costume idea, look no further than Billie's iconic green roots. This Halloween hairstyle can be achieved by spraying a bit of temporary green hair paint at the roots of your hair and styling the rest of your hair as usual. This look is perfect for those with dark brown or black hair, as seen in Nina Dobrev's recreation.

 

 

Alien Space Buns:

 

 

 

Go out of this world this Halloween with one of our favorite hairstyles—space buns! As an easy Halloween costume, create two space buns by dividing hair down the middle and forming into buns. Pull a small section of hair out to frame your face and finish by pinning your space buns in place with color-matched bobby pins.

 

To make this Halloween hairstyle even more intergalactic, use blue, lavender, or minty green temporary hair color (or a wig) like we see on nyane. To give these colorful looks even more of a pop, pin back your buns with Smoke, our versatile white bobby pins that will look like bright stars in your spacey Halloween hair. 

 

Happy Halloween!

We hope you loved our Halloween hair picks of the year and have found some much-needed costume inspiration. We'd love to connect and see your Halloween hair looks! Share your Halloween hair transformations and all the ways bobby pins have helped you avoid any hair horrors this Halloween by tagging us on Instagram @thebobishop.

 

If you have any more hair or bobby pin related questions, check out our blog for the latest hairstyles, trends, and how-tos. And for the latest offers, product launches, hair news, and all things bobby pins, sign up for our newsletter below and get an exclusive BOGO offer when you join. Trust us, you'll want to be in the know.

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