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Halloween Costumes Based on the Signs

This article is written by a student writer from the Her Campus at JMU chapter.

Deciding on a costume for Halloween can be overwhelming, especially when the big night is right around the corner. There are endless options to choose from and most college students don’t have time to spend hours scrolling through Pinterest in search of the perfect costume. So why put yourself through this stressful process when you can let the stars decide for you?


To simplify your search, I’ve compiled a list of costumes based on each astrological sign’s traits and characteristics.


The confident and mysterious nature of a Scorpio is perfect for dressing as Morticia Addams. Try out this costume with a long black dress, wig, and a ghostly makeup look.


Energetic, outgoing, and likeable; Sagittarius woman make great cheerleaders. Throw on a peppy skirt with a pair of white tennis shoes and you’re good to go.


Independent and focused happen to be a Capricorn’s middle names, so what better costume than a jungle cat? Take your costume to the next level by drawing spots on your face with eyeshaddow and liner.


Aquarius tend to be intellectual and thoughtful which pair perfectly with a school girl costume. Grab a group of friends and go as the characters from Gossip Girl.


Selfless, imaginative, and sweet; Pisces would make a great Ariana Grande. Ari is a big fan of oversized sweatshirts and thigh-high boots, so you’ll be able to stay comfy this spooky season but without sacrificing style.


Aries are bold, confident, and stong-willed much like Princess Jasmine. Try making your own costume with a jade colored two-piece set as the main componant.


Taurus women are romantic, patient, but also stubborn. Rachel Green from Friends is the epitomy of these traits. Pair a Central Perk apron with any outfit and cary around a coffee mug for this look.


Geminis are enthusiastic, expressive, and have many sides to their personalities. Harley Quinn is a good match for this sign. Wear blue and red makeup with the iconic “Daddy’s Little Monster” shirt and let the festivities begin.


Cancers are thoughtful, empathetic, and homebodies; much like Elastigirl from the Incredibles. For this costume, wear a red top over a black body suit with a mask and boots.



Leos are very striking and confident in nature so it only makes sense for them to have bold costumes. Dressing up as Kylie Jenner, a Leo herself, would make a fitting costume. Try her Victoria Secret Angel look from last year.


Virgos are analytical, honest, and determined; like Hermione Granger from Harry Potter. Try this enchanting look with a wand, neck tie, and cape.


Libras are charming, social, and friendly. They would make great mermaids for Halloween. Incorporate metallics and pearls into your outfit for a showstopping look.

Hopefully these ideas resonate with your astrological sign and spark some ideas for your costumes. Happy Halloween!

School of Media Arts and Design student with a concentration in Interactive Design. Campus Correspondent for the JMU chapter of Her Campus, Campus Coordinator for Rent the Runway on Campus, and Social Media Marketing Intern for Auntie Anne's.