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9 Halloween Costumes For Curly Hair Starring Your Natural Texture

Calling all curly girlies. It’s your time to shine.

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Your curls and coils cannot be tamed nor should they be, especially not with a sweaty Halloween wig. Rather, your natural hair texture should be celebrated all day, every day, and Halloween is no exception. This spooky season, make your curls, waves, or coils the centerpiece they deserve to be with one of these Halloween costumes for curly hair. From your favorite movies and TV characters to viral pop-culture icons, there are plenty of Halloween costumes that let your voluminous hair shine.

Even though Halloween is arguably one of the most enjoyable holidays out there, it can feel like a mad scramble to get a costume together, especially if you’re waiting until the last minute. Every year, the day sneaks up and it can feel impossible to come up with a creative costume. Skip the stress by picking a Halloween costume you love that also happens to keep your curls or coils front and center. There’s no need to painstakingly straighten your hair or hide it under a scratchy wig if you don’t want to. Instead, scroll below to find all the curly-haired Halloween costume inspiration you need, from Beyoncé as Foxxy Cleopatra to everyone’s favorite magical school bus driver.

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Clawdeen Wolf From Monster High

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Monster High is the moment, so you better believe those spooky girls will be all around on Halloween. Clawdeen Wolf, the series’ fashion-designing werewolf, is as confident as they come, so be ready to walk with your claws out and your chin held high.

Magenta From The Rocky Horror Picture Show

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The Rocky Horror Picture Show owns October. It’s a time-honored tradition to see the musical, perform it live, and burst into its iconic songs throughout spooky season. For curly-haired queens, Magenta is the look to try. You just need a maid costume, very smokey eyes, and big, brushed-out curls.

Miss Frizzle From The Magic School Bus

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If you want to wear something a little more modest for Halloween, there’s one school teacher you have to try. Educational icon Miss Frizzle — aka Professor Valerie Frizzle, Ph.D., aka The Frizz — has the best dresses and this costume is one that bears repeating all year long. Come on bus, do your stuff!

A Hercules Muse

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Pick your fave from among the proclaimers of heroes from the animated classic Hercules. Each of the five muses has a different curly hairstyle, so you can channel whichever one of the goddesses best fits your hair texture or the look you love most. And, you can even grab a few friends to get in on the look, too.

Foxxy Cleopatra From Austin Powers in Goldmember

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Beyoncé positively served when she played Foxxy Cleopatra in Austin Powers in Goldmember. The secret agent is a certified bad*ss, and you can re-create her impeccable energy with a gold disco costume.

A Luscious Lion

With your stunning head of curls or coils, you already have a mane that’s purr-fect for a lion costume. Take your place at the top of the Halloween food chain in a fuzzy minidress that comes with a soft set of ears.

Fran Fine from The Nanny


Channel the world’s best-dressed nanny from Flushing, Queens with this Fran Fine Halloween costume. To correctly embody the style icon, you need a mini skirt and blazer combo like Cider’s Tartan Split Skirt and the matching Tartan Tweed Blazer.

Debbie Thornberry From The Wild Thornberrys

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Nostalgic childhood TV shows make for the ideal Halloween costumes, and Debbie Thornberry is simply superior to all the others. You can recreate her iconic look with Target’s Baggy Jeans, Zara’s Cropped Knit Top in orange, and, of course, a flannel like Tilly’s Oversized Flannel.

Taylor Swift From Her Fearless Era

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In honor of the release of Midnights, you can dress up as Swift during one of her most iconic style eras: her long, curly-haired phase. Since the whole world has Midnights on the brain, you might as well grab boots, a fringe dress, and a glittery guitar, and let your curls fly free.

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