Whether or not we admit to watching them, cartoons are a part of all our lives. With such a huge variety of cartoons out there, though, it can be tough to pin down exactly which one to be. To help narrow down that list, let's look at a few of the classics more closely, along with the necessary accessories and makeup guides to have the perfect Halloween cartoon costume experience!
Since the release of the film in 1942, a certain little deer has been warming our hearts. Bambi, future Great Prince of the Forest, takes us down a long road of loss, love, and coming of age. We laugh, we cry, and in the end we just can’t help wanting to… dress up like him? Let’s face it- who doesn’t want to don a pair of antlers and go prancing around?
Bambi Option 1
A simple dress with antlered hood, some furry boots, maybe a long flowy wig, and you’re done! It’s that easy. Pretty soon you’ll be out and about, playing with the neighboring rabbits and skunks and feeling an odd, lovey-dovey sensation. It’s called being “twitterpated” (not to be confused with the Twitter website).
Deer Dress - shop Wig - shop Leg Warmers - shop
Brown Fuzzy Boots - shop Brown Leather Boots - shop
Bambi Option 2
This is another way to put together a cute Bambi costume. If you already have some brown clothing that will do, just toss on a hood or antlers and you’re done! If you'd rather explore another culture, you can try something called “kigurumi,” which is a costumed character or mascot. One popular type is basically an oversized, loose pair of pajamas. Cute, silly, and attention grabbing, they’ll also keep you comfy and warm this Halloween.
Deer Hood - shop Deer Antlers - shop Pajama Suit - shop
To really complete the look, you can’t forget the makeup! And for your convenience, we’ve prepared a helpful little Bambi makeup tutorial!
Accents around the eyes, some cute white spots, a dark nose, and you’re done. It’s that easy!
If you want to throw way back to classic Disney movies, then Snow White is just the gal. She's from Disney's very first animated film in 1937, and she’s a 14-year-old princess with an evil stepmother. Her iconic outfit includes a blue bodice, a yellow skirt, and a red cape.
Snow White Option 1
This first option is a very classic interpretation of The Fairest of Them All, complete with a shiny red clutch in which to store your essentials (woodland creatures, of course!).
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Gold Heels - shop Red Heels - shop
Snow White Option 2
Even though she’s just a child in the film, there are a-million-and-one adaptations of her story, many of which increase her age and even center her in the front lines of battle. That said, you can do a lot with her outfit, including shortening the skirt and putting a fun, sexy twist on it.
Left Dress - shop Right Dress - shop
White Stockings - shop Apple Stockings - shop Red Gloves - shop
Red Petticoat - shop Red Heels - shop
Once again, if you’re into the makeup scene and finishing details, give this little number a try!
Remember these few key points:
Skin as White as Snow
Lips as Red as the Rose
Hair as Black as Ebony
Snow White Option 3
Hypothetical situation: What if the huntsman did as the queen wished? What if he really did cut out Snow’s heart? And what if she then came back as… a zombie bent on revenge?
Ripped Dress - shop Wig - shop Ripped Gloves - shop
Bloody Knife - shop Bloody Stockings - shop Fishnet Tights - shop
Bloody Heels - shop Zombie Heels - shop Ruby Shoes - shop
Hey, it could happen. Zombie, post-apocalyptic, or steampunk versions of Disney princesses are pretty hip right now. Don’t knock it until you try it.
Now here’s a lady that doesn’t need any “sexy twists” added to her style. She’s already got that area covered uncovered. Jessica Rabbit is the red-head hottie from Toon Town. A sultry singer at The Ink and Paint Club, she’s married to comic strip star Roger Rabbit and at one point is suspected of framing him for a crime. It all turns out okay, though! After all, as she says, “I’m not bad, I’m just drawn that way”.
If you really want to make an impression this year, she’s a go-to costume for sex appeal. After all, in March 2009 she was voted as the sexiest cartoon character of all time by the Edinburg News. So why not hit the town? Grab someone to dress as your “darling honey-bunny” Roger and you’re all set.
Dress Set - shop Wig - shop Eyelashes - shop
Necklace - shop Bracelet - shop Microphone - shop
Red Heels - shop Black Heels - shop
CRUELLA DE VIL
Let’s finish off our list with a truly horrible villain. Disney movies always feature baddies trying to take over kingdoms or off a princess, but to target puppies? That’s especially despicable! And yet, the woman has this sense of style and finesse that’s hard to deny...
Cruella Option 1
Cruella de Vil appeared on screen in 1961 and immediately grabbed our attention. Even after several decades, she remains as one of the most popular cartoon Halloween costumes for women. Her name is basically “cruel devil” and she owns a country house called “Hell Hall!" But there’s no harm in dressing up as her…as long as you only pretend to chase puppies but don’t really catch one. You could even substitute in a plush handbag for everyone’s safety.
Dress Set - shop Long Fur Coat - shop Black and White Wig - shop
Dog Purse - shop Cigarette Holder - shop Fake Cigarettes - shop Black Heels - shop
Cruella Option 2
Cruella is another costume that’s very easy to add a little sexy style to. To maintain her grand and poised nature (until she’s having a rage fit), grab some elegant gloves, a longer wig, a fitted dress, and flaunt your stuff. Then when the night just doesn’t go your way, tousle that hair and rumple those gloves for a more befitting, crazed look.
Left Dress Set - shop Right Dress Set - shop
Red Gloves - shop Long Two-Tone Wig - shop Red Heels - shop
Finally, let’s close out with a little makeup advice. May we recommend bright red lips and a little green around the eyes? It could represent her toxic personality, or perhaps how green with envy she is over not having enough little puppies around.
Still can't decide? Choose them all-- get your best friends together and go as a cartoon character group costume! Try out our Group Costume Selector for the perfect combination.