5 Halloween Costume Ideas Perfect for Brides-to-Be

Brides With a Scary Twist

Updated 10/25/19

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Here comes...the Bride of Chucky! Halloween is one of our absolute favorite holidays, and for very good reason too (hello, free candy). You can be anything you want to be, and the options are endless. Because we're all about weddings over here though, we figured some brides might want to go as actual brides—well, with a scary twist, that is. From Tim Burton's Corpse Bride to the Bride of Frankenstein, here are five Halloween costume ideas that are perfect for you and your boo.

Emily

With a little searching, you can find a vintage wedding dress at a thrift store on the cheap to create the perfect costume to be Emily, from Tim Burton's Corpse Bride. Of course, this ensemble wouldn't be complete without a blue wig and an incredible makeup job, too. We recommend googling professional tutorials (there's a ton out there) to see how to get the face paint just right. Top off your look with a floral crown and you're ready to roll.

Tiffany Valentine

If you're married to a redhead, you've definitely got to try this creepy Bride of Chucky costume idea! Naturally, your SO will go as Chucky. There's no need to have red hair, however, as colored hairspray or a wig works just fine, along with some denim overalls, a bit of "blood," and makeup magic to create those face scars. As for you, a little white (or long dress) with a black leather jacket, blonde wig, and goth makeup (think black lips) will get the job done. Big fake eyelashes are also a must, along with a cigarette tucked behind the ear to take it up a notch.

Elizabeth

You can use your own wedding dress if it somewhat fits the bill, or shop thrift stores for a long white flowing gown to play Elizabeth from Bride of Frankenstein. The key to pulling off this creepy bride costume, though, is more about the hair (okay, mostly the hair) and the makeup. If you feel comfortable doing it yourself, backcomb your locks into a big voluminous 'do and use a colored hairspray to get those famous white streaks on both sides. Look up makeup tutorials to complete your look, and you're set! If you suck at hair, book an appointment with a stylist to make sure it's on point for your costume!

Princess Buttercup

If you're looking for something a little less scary and more fairy tale-esque, not to mention ridiculously comfortable, we suggest going as Princess Buttercup of The Princess Bride and getting your other half to be her one true love, Westley! All you need is a red long sleeve maxi-dress accessorized with a glittery gold belt for yourself, and an all-black ensemble with a matching eye mask, headscarf, and boots to complete Westley's outfit. Done and done! And so easy to pull together last minute too.

The Classic Zombie Bride

And of course, your SO will be your zombie groom. Again, check some thrift stores for a cheap wedding gown to trash. Have your significant other pull out an old suit he or she never wears for their half of the look. From there, you'll need some fake blood splattered all over the both of you, a bouquet, white face paint/makeup to make yourself look dead, and white hairspray for added effect. Feel free to get creative for your own unique zombie bride and groom look.

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