The choice of wearing a Gypsy costume for Halloween is a good one. Whether true or not in real life, Gypsies are imagined to have colorful costumes and to be cloaked in mystery, which makes for a great theme for the season.
Part of this is due to the lifestyle chosen by Gypsies of living very private lives, giving occasion to rumors and gossip, enhancing their reputations for better or worse.
That imaginary concept of the Gypsy generates a lot of creative ideas for costumes, and include some wonderful color and concepts to have fun with.
A number of women decide to dress as a group of Gypsies, which is always a terrific experience to enjoy together. Some couples also choose Gyspy attire as a theme for their Halloween costumes.
Halloween Costume Ideas
- Flapper Costumes
Even though it has been close to one hundred years since the days of the flappers and their distinct look and lifestyle, the popularity of the ladies of that day, at least in the way the dressed, has never went away, and continues to be embraced,...
This first photo is of a more modest Gypsy costume. It works because it's true to the genre, but you probably would only recognize it as Gypsy because of the head piece. The flared sleeves look really nice, as to the simple but pretty colors.
Modest Gypsy Costume
Little Bo Peep Costumes
- Little Bo Peep Costumes
Little Bo Peep is a beloved character from the childhood of little girls, and remains a popular choice for a Halloween costume; although it's not just something little girls like to wear, as the ladies like to wear Little Bo Peep costumes as well,...
Homemade Gyspy Costume
If you're crafty or creative at all, the Gypsy clothing style lends itself to fairly easy creations to make, as the woman below shows. Think in terms of some layers, the shawl, wrap around the waste, and the piece on the head, and you can put together a Gypsy costume that looks great and is cute. Oh, almost forgot, remember the beads too, as you see around her neck, as well as the jewelry bracelets. Combined, all of these elements make for a great Gypsy costume.
Homemade Gypsy Costumes
- Aphrodite Costumes
The mythological goddess Aphrodite has captured the imagination of people for centuries, and in the not too distant past, the attention of Hollywood, as they focus on fantasy movies based upon legends of the past. Another familiar practice where...
Gypsy Costumes for Couples
Now in the photo below, we get a look at those wonderful colors we associate with Gypsy clothing. There is no doubt as to what this couple represent. The colors are amazingly vibrant and look fantastic.
As you can see, incorporating similar colors into the costume looks amazing. Great choice for couples.
Couple Dressed as Gypsies
Southern Belle Halloween Costumes
- Southern Belle Halloween Costumes
Just out of curiosity I started to look around at what a costume of a Southern Belle would look like and if there even was such a thing. To my surprise and delight, I found a whole bunch of them and they looked gorgeous on the ladies and young...
Group of Ladies in Gypsy Costumes
While I'm not convinced Gypsy women would be caught in this type of clothing, these women evidently think so, and are obviously having a lot of fun dressed together as a group. But ladies, you should have had the typical gypsy head piece to make it look official. They look more like belly dancers than Gypsies, but they don't seem to care, as they're having great fun dressing up as Gypsies together..
Group Gypsy Costumes
- Cinderella Costumes
What lady or girl doesn't dream of being like Cinderella, and in contrast to a lot of Halloween costumes available to wear, a Cinderella costume would allow you to be the queen of the party, as the many elegant costumes make a woman look great. Of...
Girl in Gypsy Costume
Here is another homemade Gypsy costume for a child. Again, notice the layered look via the wrap. Also the simple wrapping of a thick an accessory around the head works good. It's cute and very effective as a costume.
Gypsy Costume for Child
- Mermaid Costume
Mermaid costumes have been popular since the Little Mermaid (and even before then), and are really pretty and unique to wear, as there's not a lot of costumes that take on their interesting characteristics. And because of the context of the...
Vibrant Gypsy Costumes
Here are some great ideas for a Gypsy costume. You have the gorgeous color and wide-armed sleeves that are fantastic. The bodices look great with this type of theme. What a beautiful set of Gypsy women's costumes.
Group Gypsy Costume
Gypsy Halloween Costumes
Gypsy costumes are a magnificent choice for a Halloween costume. When done correctly, there is absolutely no question as to what it is you're portraying. Also the fact they lend themselves to group and couple costuming makes them even more desirable.
In most cases, the decision to go with the vibrant colors and traditional Gypsy look seem to look the best. Just be sure to have that Gypsy headband or bandanna on your head for the best results.
Kitty Fields from Summerland on September 13, 2011:
Voted up and awesome. Love gypsy looks!