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Easy Costume Ideas for Halloween Festivals

by Nadia Khan
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Halloween EDM festivals such as Hulaween, Boo Seattle, Escape Halloween, and Get Freaky are right around the corner. Whether you typically dress in character or not, Halloween festivals are the perfect opportunity to get creative with your costume choices. Since these events combine the spookiness of Halloween with the high-energy atmosphere of electronic dance music, you can let your imagination run wild. Here are some popular, relatively easy and creative costume ideas for your Halloween fest.


Woody & Buzz

This one’s a classic that never disappoints. These costume sets from iHeartRaves and RaveWonderland make life easy because almost all of the accessories are included. The Woody harness and Buzz Lightyear backpack would be great to store all your festival necessities (phone charger, ear plugs, etc). Add some purple fishnets to complete the look. Swapping the fits for a guy Buzz & a girl Woody is definitely doable too. Nothing beats a rave cowgirl with some fringe sleeves & cheeky chaps!


Rave to the Grave

Devil Walking and Badinka have various sets and styles for men & women you can mix and match from booty shorts, bra tops, jumpsuits & sleeves with UV reactive ink, which will look so good under the festival lights. Get spooky with some skeleton face makeup or a mask to finish the piece. 

Disco Fever

Get groovy this Halloween if you’re hitting the dance/big room sets. This disco catsuit from Etsy is an eye catcher and will look spectacular at any Halloween festival as lights ricochet off into the crowd. Accessorize with some disco ball earrings for a little more sparkle. For the men, a disco sequin suit from Amazon paired with retro sunglasses, also from Amazon, is all you really need… and keep the jacket unbuttoned – if you’re going for that sexy look! Any metallic color would go well, but rainbow seems to be most popular.

Rave Jesus & Naughty Nun

Inspired by Illenium’s costume last year at Freaky Deaky, the crowd loves a rave jesus. Party City has the full costume, you just need to bring the vibes! If you’re going for a nun look, Rave Wonderland has all you need with a vinyl grommet lace-up bodysuit, attached garter straps, a collar, and a matching vinyl veil to pull it all together. A black or multi-colored wig may be a fun addition too. 


Out of this World 

For the extra terrestrial lovers, check out this matching alien tank & shorts set from On Cue Apparel. Their rave outfits are supposedly soft, smooth, and never shrink. Add a zip up, hoodie, and/or pash as needed, especially as it starts to get chilly. Top it off with a pair of spacey, futuristic shades. There’s many to choose from on Amazon. Girls going for a sexy astronaut look can launch off with the 5-piece suit from ForPlay.


Prehistoric Headbangers

Any headbangers heading to Get Freaky in Salt Lake City or Boo Seattle? Take it back to the stone ages with a prehistoric fit such as this cute cave bae costume from Yandy. Cave men can wear something similar to the distressed Grey sweatshirt from Emmiol or even go shirtless if it’s warm enough. Add some leopard or exotic print for the nomadic style.


Sports Mode

Get in gear this Halloween and dress up as a raceway star. Fashion Nova has several badass racer suits, and this one comes with glasses and fingerless gloves. For the guys, style this super cool F1 Jacket PacSun with checkered shorts or joggers. A Nascar or any racing jersey or jacket would look great as well.


Techno Ninjas

CircoLoco Halloween in New York and Hocus Pocus in Miami’s Hialeah suburb will be bringing some of the best techno beats. Get that “underground” look with this strappy cut out dress that includes a built-in mask from Dolls Kill (comes in other colors as well). For the guys, layer on this ninja kimono from Techware with the rest of your rave wear. They’re both sleek and will make you feel like a sexy shadow warrior.


Remember to prioritize comfort and consider the weather when selecting your costume. Additionally, many venues have specific guidelines on what you can and cannot bring (eg. props, bags, etc), so make sure to check the event’s policies to avoid any issues. Feel free to add your own twist or spook up any of the costumes listed above. Ultimately, the key is to have fun, express your creativity, and immerse yourself in the Halloween EDM festival experience!

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