Ladybug Costume Ideas
No matter where you go in the world, you’re bound to hear someone say, “Eww, bugs!” We must admit, there are quite a few creepy-crawlies that send a shiver up our spines. But there are interesting insects that have us belting out about their beauty instead! No, we’re not just talking about the industrious bumblebee or the iconic butterfly. Have you heard about the ladybug? They’re the dalmatians of the beetle world, saving gardeners from the aphid atrocity while sporting more colorful spots than your average polka-dotted 50s skirt!
There are a lot of magical myths about the ladybug. Sometimes they are depicted as little fairies who answered farmers' prayers and brought abundance to their crops. The Vikings of old believed that the first ladybug was created with a bolt of lightning from above when Freya called her down. With stories like that, it is no surprise that this lovely ladybird beetle has become a popular critter! Let’s take a tour of our variety of ladybug costumes so you and yours can tell your own tremendous tale too!
Kid’s Ladybug Costumes
Are your kiddos buzzing around with excitement? Are they practically flagging you down because it is time for a costumed playtime? Well, we’ve got some of the best kid’s costumes that you can imagine. There’s just something about the bright red color and rich black contrast that makes a tyke smile wide. Add in a bit of tulle on a skirt or a pair of round wings and you can be sure they’ll be twirling around while taking off for fun. Take a look at these suggestions for different styles of ladybug Halloween costumes for kids of all ages. They’re a bright treat for all-year-round!
Baby Ladybug Costume
Watching your baby grow up can be awe-inspiring, uplifting, surprising...and sometimes a bit gross, too. But fortunately, you don’t have to watch them crawl around in a larval stage like insects. Much better to skip right to the cute critter stage with a ladybug costume—and one that can be worn through several stages. A ladybug dress for babies can be cinched and worn short or long for several months of their growth!
Ladybug Girl’s Costume
Any young lady is going to be developing her own sense of style. And that might mean a ton of accessorizing, too. (Bright belts and matching capelets?) Maybe the ladybug is a lovable inspiration. Perhaps the polka dot is pure perfection. And, either way, there’s just something about the combo of black and red that can make any style soar. Before your little lady starts bugging you, offer up a girls' ladybug costume and let them spread their wings!
Ladybug Halloween Costumes for Adults
Feeling pretty isn’t just for the kids. You adults can let your shiny ladybug side show, too! Create a couple’s look that shines a light on the secrets of a bug's life or group up to form a loveliness of ladybugs. (What a great name for a group of these adorable insects!) The fun doesn't stop there. Let your creativity go wild! Imagine your sweet pair of red and black wings matching with someone in a flower costume. Take a cute twist on the scary movie trend when you team up with Godzilla and make the world wonder what havoc a Kaiju ladybug monster could bring!
Women’s Ladybug Costume
We know that ladybugs are great for gals and guys alike, but there’s just something about a black and red cape or the drape of a poncho that makes a ladybug girl costume perfect. With various fashion options from hoodies, tunics, dresses, skirts, and more, the ladies in your life can transform into any kind of ladybug silhouette out there. From funny to frilly to even a bit flirty, you’re sure to find a ladybug costume a woman would love!
Sexy Ladybug Costume
Speaking of flirty, the ladybug is a creature that knows exactly how to show its true colors to get the best of both worlds. Predators get spooked by those flashy shades while everyone else delights when it shows up. They're a sign of good luck, you know! Well, lucky you, we have some sassy ladybug costumes that are sure to turn some heads. Keep a lookout because some of our sexy ladybug costumes are great for folks of any walk (or flight) of life!
DIY Ladybug Costume
Perhaps a full ladybug costume isn't what you're looking for. You can create a look that will augment an existing look or can be combined with other costumes to create a truly unique twist. With a few ladybug accessories, you can recreate iconic Halloween costumes through the kaleidoscopic eyes of the ladybird beetle! Imagine an undead ladybug joining in the war of Plants vs. Zombies! The right accessories can help you make your very own DIY ladybug costume! That’s just the start. There are plenty of ways that you can bring a splash of bright color to your everyday wear, too. Take a look at these ways to experiment with your style and create your very own ladybug look!
Ladybug Dog Costume
Some ladybugs come in a variety of different shapes, sizes, or colors. But nature can surprise you with a new adaptation at any moment. We’ve heard some rumors that there is a four-legged and fuzzy variety that will make you squeal with delight. (Or maybe it is just your furry friend wearing a ladybug dog costume.) Either way, nobody can deny that this critter is cute!
We discovered a surprising bonus for having a lofty pair of antennae. While they won't give you the extrasensory perception that our insect allies possess, they have a strange way of making you stand taller and keeping your posture pristine! Whether you want to add fun antennae to a bug costume or an insect surprise to your regular wear, a ladybug headband is an easy accessory for a quick transformation!
Is there such a thing as a Queen Ladybug? (Technically, the answer is no. They might clump together, but there usually isn't much of a boss of the bunch.) Whether or not an official Lady Ladybug truly exists, you can feel like you're in command of the group when you have a bug at your side thanks to a ladybug purse. (Rumors are she’ll even hold your stuff for you!)
What is a ladybug on the go to do? We can't take all the time we'd like to get those wings shined up and take to the skies. For anyone hoping to delight and dazzle without going through a complete transformation, there’s a simple solution. Drape a ladybug poncho over your shoulders and you’ll have the benefit of the bright looks without breaking a sweat!
Would you like to top off any style with just a bit of buggy beauty? The little critters are so tiny and delicate that, perhaps, a big or baggy costume is just too much! The perfect solution is with a hat that brings the bug to bear without any burden. From tiny hats that are just plain comical to something more like what you'd find in the Mad Hatter's den, a ladybug hat is just the thing!
Add a Tutu
There’s something about a tulle tutu that makes anyone feel like a princess in an instant. But they're also an easy accessory that you can add to a variety of costumes for some added flair. Wear one over a bodysuit or pair of leggings for some extra body (or that twirl factor we were talking about). Layer certain styles together for that red and black color combo that really completes your look. Pick your favorite skirt to add some frills to your ladybug fun.