2021 Female TV Characters to Dress Up As For Halloween
Dress as these strong female leads for Halloween!
Spooky season falls in the middle of awards season, and the 2021 Emmys reminded us of our favorite television shows and characters. This year gave us an abundance of strong women characters from Mare of Easttown’s titular Mare to Wandavision’s titular Wanda. TV characters make fun topical Halloween costumes with clothes you can find online or in thrift stores. We’ve assembled the best DIY versions of these much-discussed and award-winning female leads.
These are the best 2021 TV characters to dress up as for Halloween, and how to recreate their most iconic looks. You might find these Halloween costumes are cute additions to your everyday wardrobe too!
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1. Daphne from Bridgerton
The hopeless romantic Daphne Bridgerton is a vision in baby blue. No one will notice you aren't in a period accurate costume if you wear a timeless dress from Reformation! Add a ribbon choker and tie your hair in a bun, and you'll attract a proper suitor of your own!
2. Wanda from Wandavision
I love when a TV or movie character has their own Halloween costume, and Marvel's Scarlett Witch a.k.a. Wanda Maximoff pulls off a super cute one. Just grab a red bodysuit, some tights, and a superhero cape!
The Bodysuit: Click here to buy Lulu's Bow Strap Bodysuit!
The Headpiece: Click here to buy the Wandavision Wanda Headpiece!
The Gloves: Click here to by Red Elbow Length Gloves!
3. Tanya from The White Lotus
Iconic actress Jennifer Coolidge stole the spotlight in HBO's The White Lotus as the bereaved vacationer Tanya. Her funeral outfit is a gorgeous gothic look for Halloween.
4. Ji-Yoon from The Chair
Sandra Oh stars as Professor Ji-Yoon in this satrical show set in academia. If you're looking for an excuse to add a blazer to your wardrobe, look no further than Ji-Yoon's scholarly attire.
5. Mare from Mare of Easttown
Mare isn't the most inviting television character, but her outfit is good excuse to layer up for a cold October night. Pair a men's jacket over a fleece, and you'll be cozy All Hallow's Eve night. Oh, and don't forget a vape pen!
6. Rebecca from Ted Lasso
Rebecca is a soccer team owner who quickly learns how to turn from cautious to cautiously optimistic. Actress Hannah Waddingham won an Emmy for the role, so dress as an award-winning character for Halloween!
7. Deborah from Hacks
Prickly comedian Deborah Vance (Jean Smart) rocks a gold sequin blazer for her Las Vegas shows. Channel her wit and sarcasm with this classic stand-up comedian look!
The Blazer: Click here to buy the Gold Disco Sequin Blazer!
8. Monica, Rachel, and Phoebe from Friends: The Reunion
Friends came back in our life briefly this year with a star-studded retrospective. Of course, 90s fashion icons Monica, Rachel, and Phoebe graced us with cute looks. This Halloween, grab your friends and be the friends from Friends!
Monica's Look: Click here to buy Cece's Tie Sleeve Top in Black!
Rachel's Look: Click here to buy Halogen's Funnel Neck Sleeveless Top!
Phoebe's Look: Click here to buy Eloquii's Wrap Skirt Dress
9. Cassandra from The Flight Attendant
Cassandra somehow managed to keep wearing fantastic outfits as her life fell apart on HBO Max's The Flight Attendant—not to mention her actual flight attendant outfit!
10. Masha from Nine Perfect Strangers
Hulu's mind-bending wellness center being run by Nicole Kidman in a wig just makes sense. Kidman's character Masha always wears the softest-looking loungewear. Another way to say comfy for Halloween this year!
11. Anna and Maya from PEN15
Another Hulu show, PEN15 is also mind-bending in that it stars two adult women as adolscent girls. Anna and Maya have pitch-perfect Y2K style which is trending this spooky season!
Anna's Look: Click here to buy the Nike Golf Boxy Polo!
12. Nadia from What We Do In The Shadows
For something truly spooky, vampiress Nadia is goth girl goals. Get some plastic vampire teeth and apply eyeliner to your heart's content!
The Teeth: Click here to buy Vampire Fangs!
13. Annie from Shrill
Annie's colorful style keeps her confident in the workplace and beyond. Her cute minidresses are sweet in any color, but a powder pink look fits her perfectly!
14. Grace and Frankie from Grace and Frankie
The Beyoncé of TV shows, Grace and Frankie dropped a surprise season this year after being delayed due to the pandemic. This odd couple makes a great two-person costume! You just have to decide who is Grace and who is Frankie!
Frankie's Look: Click here to buy Tory Burch's Embroidered Caftan!
15. The Girls from Girls5eva
Hopefully someone besides me signed up for NBC's new streaming service Peacock, because their television shows are hilarious. Girls5eva follows a newly-reunited girl group who hopes to revive their career. This is an excellent group costume!
Summer's Look: Click here to buy Zoe Sequin Sheath in Fuchsia Multi!
Gloria's Look: Click here to buy the Double Ruffle Cuff Satin Blouse!
We Want to Hear From You
What was your favorite show of 2021? What are you dressing up as for Halloween?