There’s a cliché that claims blondes have more fun, and whether you’re a natural blonde or not, there’s no time more appropriate to test this theory than Halloween. With inspiration from iconic television characters like Daenerys Targaryen to real-life icons like Britney Spears or celebrities just doing Halloween right (we’re looking at you, Winnie Harlow), blonde hair (or a good blonde wig) makes for plenty of fun, instantly recognizable Halloween costumes.
As a natural brunette with a fear of bleaching my hair, Halloween provides the perfect excuse to satisfy my longing for blonde beachy waves. This year, use your blonde locks as inspiration for your costume or run to the store to grab a wig. Whether you’re looking for a costume you can throw together from the pieces in your closet or hoping to put your creative skills to the test, we have 15 popular Halloween costumes with blonde hair that range from easy to expert.
Khaleesi’s blonde hair is the stuff of dreams, but even more jaw-dropping is her powerful uniform in Game of Thrones.
Eleven gets a glow-up with blonde hair, and you can do the same on Halloween with this costume.
A ’60s icon, Twiggy is a fun throwback to another decade.
There are so many iconic Britney looks, but few more so than the one in “…Baby One More Time.” Plus, you can likely create this costume out of items in your closet.
Mia Grey is Christian Grey’s more exciting, fun, and eccentric sister. Rita Ora steals the show as Mia in Fifty Shades of Grey, and you’re sure to steal the show in this costume.
Tell me about it, stud. That’s it. That’s the tweet.
While all Wes Anderson films are known for their style, one of his most iconic characters of all is Margot Tenenbaum.
This is your chance to pretend you live in a Fitzgerald novel or the 1920s—or both.
Cher Horowitz is a feminist icon, in my opinion, and will never stop being a relevant Halloween costume.
I aspire to dress in all black with venti Starbucks Americanos like the Olsen sisters on a daily basis, but Halloween seems like a good time to start.
Harley Quinn will always be a great costume.
Raven-Symoné on That’s So Raven was my childhood idol (who didn’t want to have visions of the future?), but now she’s a style icon in her own right.
I rewatch Gossip Girl every year, and despite being a brunette, I would happily throw on a blonde wig to have my chance to be golden girl Serena VDW.
…à la Mariah Carey, who definitely did this costume right.
Winnie Harlow does drag almost as well as RuPaul does drag.
If Cher Horowitz and Daenerys have inspired you, here are more feminist Halloween costumes.