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Beautiful and Haunting Ghostly Costumes for Women

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Ghostly Specter Costumes for Women

Ghosts may not always be spooky and scary; sometimes they can be beautifully apparitions, like Josette duPress from Dark Shadows.

Costumes like the two to the left the Haunting Beauty and the Graveyard Ghost are just two of many examples of ways to make a beautiful, elegant, bewitching and haunting Halloween costume.

Other beautiful ghost costume ideas include the Ghostly Bride Specter, Ghostly Apparition and a Ghostly Lady. For those wanting a slightly different look the Ghostly Goddess is dressed in a pale blue.

Also included are beautiful women who have been turned into ghosts: Marie Antoinette, Mae West and Marilyn Monroe. Look for them hiding below.

See how much ghost costumes have changed, especially for women, since the days when kids used to just toss sheets over them to make a ghost costume.

You may be inspired to turn your old white dresses into beautiful and haunting Halloween costumes.

Ghostly Costumes for Women available on Amazon

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Hauntingly Beautiful Ghost Costumes available on Amazon

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Ghostly Beauty

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Spirit Photography. Altered photograph taken by Enrico Imoda, 1909

Materialization of a Beautiful Young Ghost, Canvas Art from Granger available on Amazon

Graveyard Ghost Costume for Women

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Available from Amazon

Graveyard Ghost Costume available on Amazon.

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Graveyard Ghost Nightgown Costume

Become a very beautiful ghostly apparition in this ghostly nightgown costume. You can almost see this ghost floating across an open field.

Haunting Beauty Costume for Women

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Available from Amazon

Haunting Beauty Costume available on Amazon.

Haunting Beauty Costume for Women

This haunting beauty costume was the inspiration for the lens. I think there is something very elegant and bewitching (if a ghost can bewitch) about this costume look.

Ghostly Specter Costume for Women

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Available from Amazon

Ghostly Bride Costume Cape available on Amazon.

Ghostly Specter Ghostly Bride Costume

One of the easiest and fastest ways to create a ghostly bride look is to pull on a white cape.

More Ways to Cloak Your Identity

Wearing a white cloak is only one of many ways to cloak your identity in a costume for Halloween.

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13 Ways to Cloak Your Identity for Halloween
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Ghostly Apparition Costume for Women

Available on Amazon

Available on Amazon

Ghostly Goddess Costume available on Amazon.

Ghostly Apparition Costume in Blue

This ghostly apparition costume is in the same pale blue color scheme as Josette duPress (like the color of water). It also gives you another color option to wear as a ghost, other than wearing white or gray.

Josette duPress

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Josette duPres from Dark Shadows, Warner Brothers

More about Josette duPress from Dark Shadows

Josette duPres is a beautiful ghostly character from Dark Shadows. While alive she is Barnabas Collin's love interest from the 18th century, who is bewitched by Angelique to jump from the cliffs.

She becomes a ghostly companion to governess (and reincarnated version) Victoria Winters. Josette can be seen floating through the hallways of Collinswood manor.


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Costumes of the Dark Shadows Cast
For Dark Shadows Tim Burton created a retro gothic look for his eerie and peculiar cast of characters. This look is perfect to turn into Halloween costumes o...

Ghostly Lady Costume for Women

Available from Amazon

Available from Amazon

Ghostly Lady Costume available on Amazon.

Ghostly Lady Costume Gown

This ghostly character costume has a 19th century feel to the styling of the polyester dress. Perhaps she is the Clementine sung about by the miners.

Ghostly Character Costume for Women

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Available from Amazon

Character Ghosts Costumes available on Amazon.

Ghostly Character Costumes for Women

Dressing like the ghost of famous women is another option. Wear a ghostly grand 18th century ball gown to look like the ghost of Marie Antoinette or a 19th century ghost saloon girl look to look like the ghost of Mae West.

With the Ghostly Marilyn Makeup YouTube tutorial, any basic Marilyn Monroe costume (like this one mimicking her dress from the Seven Year Itch) turns into a ghostly Marilyn Monroe.

Ghostly Gray Wigs

If you do not normally have gray hair, you may want to add in a gray wig to complete your ghostly look. There are many different wig looks depending on the type of costume.

White Ghost Wigs

White or platinum wigs are another option for creating a ghostly or specter costume look. I've also included platinum wigs to create your Marie Antionette or Marilyn Monroe ghost costume.

Ghostly Cemetery Ghost

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Ghostly Specter of a Woman at a Graveyard Wall Decal available on Amazon

Ghost Makeup Tutorials

Makeup tutorials to help you look like a more beautiful ghost with a ghostly Marilyn Monroe, a Victorian ghost, a Black and White Starlet, the White Queen and a Dead Girl. Video from LeaWhiteFeather, TheRockchick94, goldiestarling, MissChievous and jemcitymakeup.

To create a more ghostly look (like with the Victorian ghost and the dead girl), use white, gray and black makeup in place of the suggested colors


Ghost Makeup Supplies

To create a ghost look you need makeup in black, white and grays or dark hued tones.

Haunting Woman in Black

Available from Amazon

Available from Amazon

Do you see her Haunting in the background?

The Woman in Black Poster available on Amazon.

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A Hauntingly Ghastly Ghost - the Woman in Black

The Woman in Black is anything but a beautiful ghost. She is the menacing, grieving and vengeful specter who haunts and terrorizes the townspeople in the small English town of Crythin Gifford.

She also haunts Daniel Radcliff as a young lawyer in the movie by the same name.

This haunting ghost does not dress in white, she dresses in black, or Victorian era mourning attire.

Dressing in black, as the Woman in Black, is a way of creating a hauntingly ghastly ghost costume and for those who have seen the film a way to truly spook someone.

For more details on recreating the Woman in Black's look, see the The Woman in Black Costume lens.

The Woman in Black Poster available on Amazon

More on the Woman in Black

Watch the Woman in Black, one of the ghastly ghosts.

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The Woman in Black Costume
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The Woman in Black - 2012 Film
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Created for the Ghosts and Ghoulies Quest

This lens was created for the 2013 Ghosts and Ghoulies Quest in which lensmasters were challenged to create a ghost lens.

The Haunted Beauty costume was my inspiration for this lens filled with mostly beautiful ghost costumes, but in looking around I discovered there are many other beautiful ghost costume ideas suitable for Halloween or any other time you might need to dress up like an apparition.

More Costume Ideas for Women

More ways to dress up for Halloween or any costume event:

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Costumes of the Dark Shadows Cast
For Dark Shadows Tim Burton created a retro gothic look for his eerie and peculiar cast of characters. This look is perfect to turn into Halloween costumes o...

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The Woman in Black Costume
The title character of the Woman in Black, is a haunting and frightening dress-up idea for anyone attending the movie premiere, for a fright night party or a...

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Frankenweenie Costume Ideas ϟ
Like many other Tim Burton movies, Frankenweenie with all of the unique characters, will be inspiring costumes for Halloween and costume parties. With a mix...

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Angelica Pirate Costume & More
Penelope Cruz is the new Pirate Angelica in Pirates of the Caribbean On Stranger Tides. Her character Angelica Malon was one of the hot female costumes for 2...

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Alice in Wonderland Costumes
Since Tim Burton re-imagined Alice in Wonderland in 2010 and created the new world of Underland, Alice in Wonderland and her friends have continued to be pop...

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Princess Merida Costume from Brave
Without a doubt Princess Merida Costume will be one of the most popular Halloween costumes for girls, tweens, teens and women for 2012. Fortunately there is...

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Creative Last Minute Halloween Costume
In this lens you will discover a collection of quick and easy, creative Halloween costumes helpful for those waiting until the last minute, or the week befor...

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Hansel and Gretel Witch Hunters Costumes
Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters is scheduled to be released in January 2013, but that isn't stopping the rockin' retro steam-punk costume from making an app...

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13 Ways to Cloak Your Identity for Halloween
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Snow White, the Huntsman and Ravenna Costumes
With costumes created by Academy Award Winner, Colleen Atwood, the amazing costumes for Snow White and the Huntsman make inspired Gothic, Medieval or Hallowe...

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Glee Halloween Costumes
Glee is the hit show on Fox network about the misfits that make up a high school Glee Club. Going as your favorite Glee member is an easy way for Glee fans t...

Would you wear a ghost costume?

Comment on the Ghost Costumes for Women

Kirsti A. Dyer (author) from Northern California on September 21, 2012:

@floppypoppygift1: I thought the Marilyn Monroe tutorial was a good one. Didn't think I had included a Marilyn Manson one.

floppypoppygift1 on September 21, 2012:

Beautifully alluring Halloween fun here! Great suggestions and I especially love the Marilyn Manson ghost tutorial. Cheers~cb

Onemargaret LM on September 21, 2012:

Of course! What is Halloween without a ghost or two!

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