50 Adult Costume Ideas & Party Decor Inspo for Halloween

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Last Halloween I thew a costume party with friends and neighbors. It was so fun to decorate with a glam Halloween theme. We had a huge spread of snacking foods, a station for punch and in the sun room we had a vodka bar! It was so much fun to see the creativity and personality that each person expressed in their costume. There were SO MANY great ideas that I wanted to share them with you in case you need ideas or inspiration for your own costume party this Halloween. I know you will love these!

For the party decor I stuck with the traditional black and orange. I also added gold, silver and glitter to glam it up! I got glitter skeletons and added bow ties to make them more fancy. I put little skulls in a candy jar and used candle holders as stands for signs, skulls and pumpkins…and candles.

We had a vodka bar set up with all kids of mixers from soda to juices to fresh fruit and herb garnishes. (I’ll put links to the decor at the end of the post so that you can order what you want.)

Then came the guests and the costumes! I was dressed as Audrey Hepburn playing Holly Golightly in Breakfast at Tiffany’s (since that is my favorite movie). I died my hair brown with temporary spray color for this event.

Paul was dressed as the character Jackie Moon from the movie Semi-pro because he thinks that movie is hilarious and quotes it often.

Then for the guests. . . I have some seriously cool and creative friends!!

(The faces have been changed to protect the innocent and guilty.) 

Stranger Things.

Gumball Machine, sweet strawberry and mystical black raven.

Nightmare Before Christmas Jack & Sally. Mel & Alice from the 80’s. Skeleton and sugar skull skeleton.

You can figure out these fun adult costumes!

Trump judging a beauty pageant and the beauty queen. Dr. Shots and Sexy Nurse.

A couple did Princess Leia & Jabba the Hutt. We had a friend getting a piggy back ride from a leprechaun and a hula girl!

A girlfriend of mine came as Justin Bieber. Then we had a set of Trolls, a social butterfly and a German Dude.

A Captain & Coke joined the party. The middle couple was a bank robber and the guy had a nickel taped to the back of his t-shirt (he was Nickleback the band) and the Incredibles.

Greek God & Goddess. Chicago Bull & a bullfighter. Priest & Prisoner.

We had the billy goat that caused the curse on the cubs baseball team. (He had a goat mask and hooves.) Then we had a 1980’s valley girl, a candy corn witch and a steampunk lady.

Here is a pic of some of the ladies and a sexy leopard. There is also a pic of me with a go-go dancer 1970’s style.

And there you have it! So many FUN and creative costumes both purchased and hand made. I hope this helps you with ideas for both costume and home decor ideas for your next Halloween Party!

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25 thoughts on “50 Adult Costume Ideas & Party Decor Inspo for Halloween

  1. You have so many fun ideas here. I haven’t dressed up in years, but if I ever do someday, it will be a matchy one with my hubby.

  2. These are great photos and costumes. We are planning a Halloween party here this year. I am having a best costume contest.

  3. I like all of these wonderful ideas. I wish I was doing something for Halloween this year, I think I am taking my niece trick or treating. I might dress up thought.

  4. Haha, I laughed out loud at these – they’re fabulous! I love dressing up although haven’t actually been to a halloween party for a few years, maybe I should throw one…..

  5. You offer so many useful tips! I am very creative person every year i must wear sth diffrent costume. This year I probably wear strwberry dress

  6. These are some pretty awesome costumes. I’m loving the “Jack and Coke” theme haha The strawberry is pretty cool too!

  7. Not going to lie, it was a good thirty seconds before I realised that everyone wasn’t wearing pumpkins on their head haha!! Your party looks like a lot of fun and the costumes are fabulous! I’m going to be pregnant this Halloween so maybe I’ll dress up to incorporate that haha

  8. Grown ups love parties too. Those are clever ideas to wear during Halloween. If I were to host a party, I will definitely look at these decors for inspiration.

  9. Those are some really fun costumes. We don’t celebrate Halloween where I come from but I like the idea of wearing costumes and going trick and treating. The home decor ideas are quite innovative.

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