Little Black Dress Costume Ideas

by |October 9, 2012
Categories: Costume Guides

Do you have a little black dress laying around? If you do and are in the market for a Halloween costume, here are some quick and easy little black dress costume ideas to get that dress to work for you! By incorporating some clever costume accessories into your wardrobe, this little black dress can take you from the weekend before Halloween, to All-Hallows-Eve, to the Halloween after parties.



All you need for this costume is an awesome set of ears, a tail and really cute kitten makeup. Check out this super inexpensive ear/tail set. With this, you are sure the be the cat’s meow!


cat accessories

(Cat accessory kit)



You can’t fail with this Halloween classic and your LBD is a great start to your witch costume. All you need is a hat and broom. If you are feeling extra witchy, add these fun spiderweb arm warmers and tights! Don’t forget to add some witchy, pointed shoes to top off your classic costume.


witch accessories

(Spider witch hat / Spiderweb arm warmers / Black spiderweb tights / Wicked witch broom)



If you are feeling devilish this Halloween, take it to the next level and add a horn, tail and pitchfork to your LBD. If you are looking to add a little va-va-voom to your devil costume, throw this red petticoat under your little black dress and add some thigh high stockings. You are sure to add not only volume but sex appeal!


devil accessories

(Devil pitchfork / Red thigh high stockings / Sexy Devil horns / Devil tail)


Breakfast At Tiffany’s

Audrey Hepburn is an old Hollywood legend and a classic beauty. What more could you ask for in a Halloween costume? Take your LBD straight back to the 60’s for your "Breakfast At Tiffany’s" inspired costume. Black gloves, pearls, cigarette holder, tiara, and lots of bling are sure to transform you into Ms. Hepburn. Add some voluminous false lashes if you are looking to achieve Audrey’s bedroom eyes.


Holly Golightly accessories

(Rhinestone tiara / Black gloves / Rhinestone bracelet / Cigarette holder / 50s pearls / Costume eyelashes)



Looking to show off your brains this Halloween? Throw a white collared shirt underneath your little black dress! Add some black frame glasses, argyle socks and and opt for a  slicked back bun. Don’t forget to carry a few books and shush everyone for excessive noise making.


sexy librarian accessories

(50s glasses / Argyle knee high stockings / 50s pearls / Black patent leather mary janes )



If Zombie’s are more your style, pick one of your little black dresses that can get a little dirty. Start off with some deadly zombie makeup with this makeup kit. Add a wig, bloody thigh high tights and a leg purse that is sure to freak out party goers! Make sure to rip your dress up a bit and add some blood. You wouldn’t be a proper zombie without a bit of a mess!


zombie accessories

(Zombie makeup / Bloody thigh high stockings / Zombie leg purse / Creepy zombie wig)


Black Swan

If you think you can pull off Natalie Portman’s crazed ballet dancer from "Black Swan", try out this costume that is sure to get rave reviews! To achieve the ultimate dancer look, add a black tulle tutu. To transform into Black Swan you will need a little more. Add a tiara, plume eyelashes and white base makeup. Don’t forget that crazy eyes are must for this look! If you wanted to step outside the box on this costume, you could also go Black Swan post-stabbing. Black Swan Zombie would be a great alternative for any zombie lover!


black swan accessories

(Swan opera tiara / Feather plume eyelashes / White base makeup / Black tutu)


Police Officer

Break the law this year with an ultra sexy cop costume. Make sure to add sexy buckle boots, police hat, and a special badge. Throw a cop belt around your waist that holds all your necessities like handcuffs, a gun, and a nightstick. Before Halloween, make sure to brush up on all your police lingo by watching some cheesy crime dramas. You will impress everyone by knowing your Miranda Rights!


cop accessories

(Women's police hat / Police officer badge / Adult cop belt / Fence net pantyhose / Sexy cop boots)



Arrgghhh! Looking for swashbuckling fun this Halloween? Add a hat, sword and black and white stockings to your LBD. If you want to spice up your dress, add a red sash or belt around the waist for definition and color.


pirate accessories

(Sexy pirate hat / Sexy pirate boots / Skull tights / Rhinestone eyepatch / Red sash / Jack Sparrow pirate sword)

Minnie Mouse

Minnie Mouse is a cute and classic costume for any Halloween goer! If you are looking to make your costume a little edgy, try out this mouse wig. It will be different than the typical mouse ears and will be a great wig to keep for nextHalloween. If you want to go classic, try out this Minnie Mouse headband. Add some red glitter shoes to top off your look!


minnie mouse accessories

(Harajuku bun wig / Minnie Mouse headband / Cartoon gloves / Red glitter heels)


Take these tips and make a great costume. Your little black dress and your wallet are sure to thank you!


Allison Heard is a staff writer for