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25 Best Costumes for Redheads in 2023

May 22, 2023

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Ree, this one is for you!

Our favorite part of Halloween? Getting to transform into our favorite characters for a night of Halloween parties and trick-or-treating. Well, that along with the spooky Halloween treats and fun Halloween activities like carving pumpkins, of course. If you ended up at this page though, chances are you're trying to decide who exactly you should dress up as for the perfect DIY Halloween costumes—oh, and you likely have red hair! Either that or you're ready to go all out with wigs or red hair dye to complete your look. And given the fact that Ree Drummond herself has the prettiest red locks, we can't not provide you with a little inspo when it comes to Halloween costumes for redheads. On this list, you might even find a costume for The Pioneer Woman herself. 😆

Luckily, there are so many pop culture Halloween costumes for all you red-haired girls and ghouls! Think: beloved tv show characters like Kim Possible, Daphne Blake from Scooby Doo, and Wilma Flintstone as well as iconic movie characters like Princess Ariel, Winifred Sanderson from Hocus Pocus, and The Queen of Hearts. Lean into the scarier side of Halloween by going as Pennywise the Clown or even Chucky. Of course, we've also included options for family Halloween costumes and best friend Halloween costumes. You can be Jessie from Toy Story while your family chooses other characters—or take on the persona of Lucy Ricardo while your bestie goes as Ethel. No matter which idea you go with on October 31, one thing is for sure: You're sure to learn that redheads definitely have more fun!

Off with their heads! Take a trip to Wonderland this Halloween when you put together this simple costume. Grab a red dress then DIY a crown made of playing cards. This blogger even shows you how to recreate that iconic makeup look!

Get the tutorial at Brit+Co.


One of the most popular costumes of the year will be Ariel—and for good reason! That live-action remake is just dreamy. While we love a good mermaid costume, the princess's above the sea outfit is just as pretty. Don't forget Flounder!

Get the tutorial at Polkadot Chair.

If you're looking for a little Hocus Pocus this Halloween, look no further than the infamous leader of the Sanderson Sisters from the classic Disney movie. A flowy purple dress, green robes, and a spell book will transform you into the eldest witch. Just like magic!

Get the tutorial at Living After Midnite.

So, what's the sitch? Finding the perfect costume, of course. With a black tee, cargo pants, and combat boots, it's totally possible to take on the role of this supervillain fighter for a night.

Okay, we just had to include this costume of The Pioneer Woman herself. Taking inspo from the time Paige dressed up as her mom back in 2019, you can probably find the needed pieces in your closet. Things like a plaid (or floral) shirt, jeans, Drummond Ranch hat, and Ree's own cookbook will make you ranch ready in no time!See more.


Feeling Brave? Taking on the character of Princess Merida is made simple thanks to this costume set that includes a royal dress, Scottish sash, and shoulder strap. Billowing red curls not included!

Lean into the scary side of the holiday by going as the murderous doll, Chucky. After you find a striped shirt and overalls, you can binge the horror movies. And if you want to make it a couples costume, just grab your Tiffany Valentine.

Get the tutorial at Living After Midnite.

All the kindred spirits (and book lovers) out there will love bringing the classic character of Anne Shirley to life this October with nothing more than a few wardrobe basics, some hair ribbon, and a straw hat.

Get the tutorial at Kastles.

This family costume will have you saying "Yodel-ay-hee-hoo!" While you can be Jessie with her fiery red hair and cowgirl getup, your family members can dress up as other Toy Story characters such as Woody, Buzz Lightyear, Mr. Potato Head, Bo Peep, and more!

Get the tutorial at A Beautiful Mess.

Creepers! You'll feel just as fabulous as you look by playing the part of Daphne Blake at your next Halloween party. With her purple dress and green scarf, she's the epitome of '70s fashion.


There's no better way to celebrate Halloween than in Halloween Town! And dressed as Sally, you're sure to have everyone talking! This set comes with everything you need: her iconic patchwork dress, petticoat, fingerless gloves, and even a wig. Partner with Jack to really steal the night.

If you and your best friend are always getting into trouble together, it won't be hard to convince her to join you as Ethel on October 31. For Lucy, don your best '50s attire, over-line your lips, and tie a scarf around your red hair.

Get the tutorial at Living After Midnite.

How adorable is this Thumbelina costume? Though tiny, she's got a spark for adventure as she searches for her flower-fairy prince. You can embody her bravery with a white dress and fairy wings!

If you're anything like Ree, the '80s are your favorite! Pay homage to the decade by dressing up as the red-haired "princess" of Shermer High School. For a group costume, invite your friends to go as the rest of The Breakfast Club gang.

Get the tutorial at Brit+C0.

You'll be able to embrace the grace and power that is Anna of Arendelle thanks to this beautiful dress and cloak combo matching her look in Frozen 2. Adventure to The Enchanted Forest awaits!

Spend your Halloween in the Kingdom of Far Far Away dressed as the elegant and fun Princess Fiona. Put your red hair into a braid and put on a flowing green gown and crown to complete the look. You might even convince Shrek to come along!

Get all dolled up (quite literally) by following this blogger's DIY instructions on making a rag doll yarn wig. For the outfit, go with all things fun! Mix-and-match pieces and be sure to over-accessorize with bows, aprons, tights, and more!

Get the tutorial at A Beautiful Mess.

Grab your bestie to be the Dolly Parton to your Reba McEntire and the two of you will have the best time as you square dance the night away! Here, their country chic outfits are made up of everyday items, but you can get as creative as you want!

Get the tutorial at Living After Midnite.

She was everyone's favorite school bus driver and teacher for a reason! The quirky and fun Miss Frizzle will be a hit this Halloween—especially as a teacher Halloween costume! You can even bring along a Liz the lizard stuffed animal.

Take a look through your closet and you'll probably already have what it takes to go as Barb from Stranger Things. The easy '80s ensemble will carry you through everything from parties to the upside down!

Get the tutorial at Brit+Co.


Macie Reynolds is the assistant editor of E-Commerce and SEO for The Pioneer Woman.

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