Her Campus Logo Her Campus Logo

How To Dress Up As Your Favorite AHS Characters

Not sure who to dress up as for Halloween yet? Look into dressing up like some of your favorite spooky characters from “American Horror Story.” Find tips for how to be the best AHS character you can be below!


1. Moira O’Hara from “Murder House”

Clothes: Short black dress with white collared shirt underneath, apron, black heels, fish net tights

Hair and Makeup: Dramatic eyes, red lipstick, curly up-do, gory eye-makeup (tutorial here


2. Possessed Sister Mary Eunice from “Asylum”

Clothes: Red satin slip, black tights, black heels, rosary necklace

Hair and Makeup: Long loose curls, red lipstick, rosy cheeks, dark eye makeup


3. Myrtle Snow from “Coven”

Clothes: Large polka dot dress with matching bowtie scarf, short wide-sleeve black sweater, yellow gloves, cat-eye glasses, black heels or boots

Hair and Makeup: Crimped and teased bright red-orange hair (I recommend looking for a wig), red lipstick, understated eyes

If you’re finding trouble completing the look above you can always go with an LBD (little black dress) and a funky shawl. Just make sure to have a pop of red!


4. Misty Day from “Coven”

Clothes: Black loose-fitting tank top, flowing maxi skirt, chunky belt, bohemian sweater or shawl, brown boots

Hair and Makeup: Messy waves, natural lip, heavy and dark eyes


5. Marie Laveau from “Coven”

Clothes: Leopard print or plain black sleeveless jumpsuit, layered necklaces and bracelets, thick belt, black heels, red jacket, gold hoop earrings

Hair and Makeup: Dramatic cat-eye, bold red lip, center part braids

If you really want to step up your Halloween game, buy milky contacts here


6. Queenie from “Coven”

Clothes: Graphic short sleeve t-shirt, camo sweater or military style jacket, gold hoop earrings, statement bracelet, dark jeans, simple flats or converse

Hair and Makeup: Short curly hair, natural lip, rosy cheeks


7. Fiona Goode from “Coven”

Clothes: Simple LBD, black heels, black hat, thick black sunglasses, elegant pearls, black parasol or umbrella

Hair and Makeup: Red lip, dramatic eye makeup


8. Elsa Mars from “Freak Show”

Clothes: Blue pant suit, white button down, matching blue tie, nude heels

Hair and Makeup: Glamorous curls, red lipstick, bright blue eye shadow


9. Hypodermic Sally from “Hotel”

Clothes: Dark satin or velvet dress, fish net stockings, combat boots, leopard print jacket, choker necklace, statement earrings, strappy heels

Hair and Makeup: Crimped and voluminous hair, dark lipstick, heavy dark eye makeup, dramatic cheek contouring for sallow effect and defined cheekbones


10. The Countess from “Hotel”

Clothes: Old-Hollywood style red or white dress, strappy heels, black or silver gloves with long and sharp nails

Hair and Makeup: Long platinum blonde hair, light blonde eyebrows, red lips, cat-eye makeup

Tip: Buy fake nails and spray paint them for your gloves.


Happy Halloween!

Katie is a senior, and mass communications major on the advertising track with a minor in electronic media and film. Katie loves movies, especially Clue, but the full list is much longer! Her hobbies include writing, watching hilarious YouTube videos, listening to old '80s hits on repeat, and learning all about the hot new memes. 
Similar Reads👯‍♀️