5 Tips for Plus Size Halloween Costumes from Plus Size Cosplayers


Are you ready for Halloween or what? Surely we are. We’ve already been searching for the best plus size Halloween costumes, finding inspiration from beauty tutorials, now what? To tie it all together, we thought we’d share some plus size Halloween costume tips from some of our favorite plus size cosplayers!

We’re definitely putting together some fun holiday looks. (Are you dressing up this year?) for Halloween, but if you’re stuck, need a little more help, or just need some direction, we asked two of our favorite epic cosplayers Talynn Kel Y Brichibi cosplay for help!

So grab your fancy pens, notepads, or just make sure you’re ready to screenshot these amazing Halloween costume tips, because there are definitely some of the most useful and practical ones out there!

Here are 5 plus size Halloween costume tips you need to know!

Image via Talynn Kael

TaLynn Kel is a female writer, cosplayer who writes amazing pieces on pop culture and creates a space in the “nerd world” for black feminist geeks. When we were able to catch this cosplay genius, she offered several gems on how to create your best plus size Halloween looks.

1. Choose costumes that fit the image you are looking for

“I love being superheroes and villains, so I tend to choose costumes that fit that image. As a black woman, dressing as a version of Storm only requires a white wig. You can choose to have a cape or not.

And Storm isn’t always dressed in uniform. You can make yourself a casual version and wear literally anything and add an X-man emblem. I used to make my emblems out of cardboard and red and black duct tape.”

storm halloween costumes plus sizes

2. Use your wardrobe for inspiration

“Use your wardrobe for inspiration. Did you buy a hot pink skirt that you can’t wear to the office? Design a Halloween look around it. Maybe a pin-up inspired look.

Do you have a dress that is too gothic for most occasions?
Wear it, then add some dark makeup to create an evil queen-inspired look.”

halloween costumes for plus size ladies

3. Wear tights instead of bodypaint

Tights are a quick and easy way to change the color of your arms and legs without body paint.

plus size villain costumes

You can cut a hole in the crotch and wear the tights like a shirt. Layering two pairs creates a deeper color with lighter colors. shades.”

Brichibi cosplay is an author, freelance screenwriter and cosplayer who is dedicated to speaking about social issues within the “geek community”. We caught up with Brichibi to talk about some of his tips for recreating plus size-inspired Halloween looks.

wonder woman halloween costume plus size

4. Don’t be afraid to think outside the box.

Don’t be afraid to think outside the box. You can make alternate versions of the characters, not to have to make the absolutely exact version of what you want to dress up as.”

storm halloween costumes

5. When in doubt, sketch it out

“When I cosplay, many times I end up sketch an alternate version of a character.…so it’s not Wonder Woman in her traditional outfit, it’s a party dress, because that’s what I’m most comfortable in.”

plus size superhero costumes
neo queen serenity

Did you get all that? Lol, it’s about being fun, fierce and free women! I hope these plus size cosplay tips help you put together those spectacular Halloween costumes!

Do you have a great tip we should know? Share some of your best tips and photos with us in the comments below!

…we can’t wait to see how you work with your plus size Halloween costumes!


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