If you're a full-figured woman, Halloween might make your heart sink because you feel that as far as your choice in costumes go, you're pretty limited. Well, it only has to be that if you haven't been keeping up with the times. Halloween is not just wonderful for how you get to dress up in a costume; it's wonderful for the way you can be anything you want. You can be as sleazy, as adventurous, as childish or as zany as you want. So if you think about it, if you're bigger than normal, Halloween is actually the perfect time to flaunt it. People expect when you dress up in a costume, that you will be bigger than normal, anyway; why not take advantage of it? These plus size Halloween costume ideas should help.
Look up any online Halloween costume store these days, and the women's costumes are all so skanky; in fact, most young women would have been embarrassed of these even five years ago. This kind of thing doesn't tend to look so good if you're rather full figured. For the plus size woman, a bit more material really offers better taste.
The tried and tested plus size Halloween costume ideas for women happen to revolve around the witches and the old-fashioned. Well, you might think that witch costumes are all too unimaginative after all, isn't that exactly what people expect on Halloween? Well, that might be true; but it works exceptionally well for large women. But it is possible to wear this with some extra panache. Picking a design that's tailored out of beautiful high-quality material, going with layers of deep, rich material, carrying props like a broomstick all of these can take a tried and true idea and turn it fresh. And of course, you can't overlook the contribution that great makeup can make.
The great thing about being a woman from the 20s and 30s on Halloween is that, well, they did traditionally wear voluminous clothing. What with all the layers and the frills, the classic 20s look with all the accessories and everything can actually make you look smaller because those dresses were traditionally quite big. To get something like this, you need to try out a vintage clothing store rather than a Halloween store. Usually, you can rent the whole ensemble, jewelry, shoes, corsets and everything, for a reasonable price.
To be a nun is often one of the better plus size Halloween costume ideas. Did you ever notice that what nuns wear and what witches wear aren't all that different if you would ignore the makeup, the broomstick and the pointed hat, they aren't all that different? And you could act all horrified by all the evil around you on Halloween.