Celebrating Halloween On Your Period

Celebrating Halloween on Your Period

It’s that time of year again. Halloween is just around the corner, and your last-minute plans have thrown a wrench in your plot to relax on the couch with a scary movie -and maybe a few handfuls of candy corn. Or maybe, you’ve had no luck all month long finding the perfect costume to wear to your annual Halloween party. What’s worse? You’re expecting your monthly visitor on the night of, and you’re not quite sure how to approach the costume situation. Luckily, we’ve gathered a few ‘period-friendly’ ideas to help you maximize comfort and fun this Halloween!


We love an opportunity to do-it-yourself, and Halloween is the perfect occasion! Gather your girlfriends and create (or re-create) an epic look that is sure to wow your friends and family. The best part? You get to choose the color, patterns, fit and texture – so you don’t have to worry about wearing a costume that may not be ‘period-friendly’. Check out these homemade costume ideas for inspiration, and get crafting!

 Group Costumes

No matter your age, you’ll never outgrow playing dress-up with your friends or family. So why not capitalize on Halloween to do so? Group costumes tend to be more relaxed than those you’d find in a Halloween or costume shop, and they allow you to feel more comfortable, since you’re surrounded by others wearing the same thing! If you’re anticipating a heavier day in terms of your period, you can opt for a group costume with darker colors and a looser fit to put your mind at ease.

Powerful Females

Nothing gives you confidence to rock a costume like dressing up as an empowering female icon (from real-life or television). Think real-life superheroes like Cleopatra, Frida Kahlo and Amelia Earhart, or TV and movie icons like Leslie Knope, Hermione Granger and Katniss Everdeen. For a full roundup of empowering feminist costume inspo, click here.

Comfort Above All

Being distracted by discomfort during a social outing can put a huge damper on your event, so it’s important to prioritize your comfort. Besides, the key ingredient to looking your best, is feeling your best! Use some of these ideas to inspire your most comfy and cute costume yet:

  • Yoga teacher or yogi
  • Pajama party-goer
  • Tennis player
  • Spa Day
  • Lumberjack (flannel, leggings, boots – what more could you need?!)

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