Sometimes Halloween can feel like a drag.
You might be surfing the entire internet looking for a great costume.
If you’re like me, you might have the urge to skip a costume or character based on a non-black person.
For those who are looking for the best Halloween costumes for black women, here are a number of options to consider.
If you also need a costume for your man, check out these top Halloween costumes ideas for black men too.
TLC was killing it in the ‘90s, and you and your two closest friends can dress up as Chilli, Left Eye, and T-Boz come Halloween.
Just apply some dark, holographic makeup, some shiny leather clothes, and you’re in it.
Most people might dress up as Aaliyah from the “Try Again” music video, but you’re guaranteed to see them out and about.
Instead take a page from the music video for “Are You That Somebody.”
When it comes to superheroes, there aren’t very many black women.
Whip out an all white wig and have fun with it!
You can either choose the classic all white outfit or the all-black that Halle Berry would sport in the X-Men movies.
Ask any millennial and they’ll tell you that Rugrats was one of the greatest cartoons of all time.
For Halloween, dress up as the smart, confident Susie Carmichael!
Grace Jones is a legend that’s constantly serving face!
With sharp features, a noticeable haircut, and a show stopping outfit, you could bring her to life for Halloween.
The Gross Sisters
Let’s take it back to The Proud Family!
The Gross Sisters were always getting into it with Penny, and if you have two other friends, this is the Halloween costume for you.
Venus & Serena Williams
If you love sports, grab your best friend and dress up as sister duo Venus and Serena!
Plus, it’s one outfit where you can be comfortable with sneakers on.
Pam Grier As Foxy Brown
Bust out the ‘70s get up!
Pam Grier will always be remembered for her role as Foxy Brown, and she’s a great option for a strong, sexy outfit.
To create the outfit, all you need is some wild and sexy blonde hair, a denim jacket, and an all black outfit.
Brandy From The Boy Is Mine Music Video
The outfit is hers too!
To bring Brandy to life, get yourself some box braids and a powder blue tube top with a matching choker.
Lupita Nygon’o From Black Panther
She lit up the screen in Black Panther, especially when suited up in the Dora Milaje uniform.
Don’t forget the Bantu knots too!
Toni Braxton From Self-Titled Album
If you’ve got a shirt cut or a short wig, bring Toni Braxton to life!
Her album cover is iconic, even Beyoncé recreated the look.
Tracee Ellis Ross From Black-ish
Bust out those scrubs and white coat, doc!
You don’t need a lot to recreate Tracee Ellis Ross’s character, Rainbow Johnson.
And feel free to rock a natural twist out!
Angela Bassett From Waiting To Exhale
All you need is some black lingerie, a beige robe, and a cigarette.
Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned, and she looked great leaving a fire in her wake.
Gabrielle Union From Bring It On
If you want to relive your high school days, bust out a Clover’s uniform.
And just make sure you have the cheers down!
Mel B As Scary Spice
Friendship never ends!
Get a group of your friends and dress up like Scary Spice.
Get some voluminous hair and an animal-print outfit, and you’re good to go.
Crazy Eyes From Orange Is The New Black
It’s as easy as it looks.
Bust out a prison costume and some braids or bantu knots, and in an instant, you’re Crazy Eyes.
Stacey Dash As Dionne Davenport
While Stacey Dash might be cancelled, Dionne Davenport is classic!
This plaid costume will definitely get you noticed.
Janet Jackson From Poetic Justice
A classic ‘90s movie, no one can forget Janet in Poetic Justice.
Make sure you have the braids and the hat as they’re the key to bringing this costume to life.
Halle Berry As Cat Woman
Are you ready to be sexy?
Get yourself a leather catsuit, a mask, and a whip, and you’ll be the center of every costume party.
Zoe Saldana From Avatar
Get yourself some blue paint and have fun!
Avatar was one of the biggest movies of the 2010s, and this costume will land you a spot in the best dressed list.
Penny Proud is a classic!
A smart girl with tons of attitude, you won’t need a lot to pull this outfit together.
Prince has the androgynous thing going for him which still makes him ideal for black girl Halloween costumes.
Put on some eyeliner, volumize your hair, and bust out your best purple outfit.
Karyn Parsons As Hilary Banks
Hilary Banks is one of the ‘90s sweethearts and her fashion sense was superb.
You can use any one of her chic outfits as inspo for your Halloween costume.
Get yourself a short cropped hair style, a red polo, and an apron because this outfit is a quick and easy option.
Martin Lawrence As Sheneneh Jenkins
Oh my goodness!
Martin really brought Sheneneh to life and you can too with a few bright and ill-fitting outfit choices.
We stan for a black queen and Princess Tiana is one of them!
If you’re looking to dress up, get yourself a green gown and a tiara, and you’re definitely royalty for the night.
Kerry Washington As Olivia Pope
Consider it handled.
Get yourself a power suit and bring Olivia Pope to life as you take care of business.
Dijonay Jones From The Proud Family
If you’re loyal and outspoken, go for Penny’s best friend, Dijonay.
The outfit is simple enough, but make sure you’re rocking her signature blonde ponytail.
If you’ve got doctor vibes, bring Doc McStuffins to life.
With a white coat and pigtails, you can definitely have fun with this costume.
Code Name: Kids Next Door.
Numbuh 5 is definitely a favorite with her wit and attitude!
Plus, you can easily make her costume out of pieces you already own.
Best Halloween Costumes For Black Women Conclusion
Halloween is fun and you should always be able to dress up as whoever you like.
There are tons of black celebrities and characters that you can choose from.
From cute to sexy options, the limits are endless, and you can definitely find the perfect outfit with this list.