Can't decide what you want to be for Halloween? HalloweenCostumes.com has a huge variety of adult Halloween costumes for you to choose from, ranging in styles from our sexy Princess Leia slave costume to our men's deluxe Mad Hatter. We have the Halloween costumes you are looking at the best prices on the web. If you are looking for group costumes, check out our theme Halloween costumes section for great ideas.
Halloween has a long and storied history that goes all the way back to the 16th century when it was originally known as "All Hallow's Eve." Some say that Halloween goes even further back into the dark ages as a pagan holiday. Jumping ahead into the 19th century, Halloween started to become what we know today as a harvest festival including a familiar favorite such as pumpkin decorations and hay bales. This is also the era where Gothic elements became a lasting influence on the holiday from such sources as Bram Stoker's Dracula, and Mary Shelley's Frankenstein. Just like Halloween itself, the tradition of trick-or-treating started in the Middle Ages, as it is a similar activity to 'souling,' where door to door beggars would ask for food in exchange for their prayers. In the 20th century, costuming became popular for kids and adults alike. While the kids were trick or treating, the adults were celebrating in the tradition of a masquerade. As you can see, our Halloween traditions hold a prominent place in the depths of our human history.
If you're planning on being part of that rich Halloween history, then you'll find our adult costume selection to be a comprehensive list of classic looks. Whether scary, funny, or even sexy, we have outfits for every style and taste. Celebrate the holiday with an iconic and fashionable look and throw your own timeless masquerade this season.