Dress You Up: 10 Amazingly Gay Halloween Costume Ideas

It’s that spooky time of year again… Halloween! Otherwise known as a “huge celebration in the LGBT world, especially for the gender-confused folks” of “Satanic origins.” (At least according Linda Harvey, that is.)

We love getting back to our Satanic roots by dressing up and engaging in all sorts of tomfoolery and debauchery while we celebrate what is truly the greatest — and gayest — holiday of them all. Of course, picking the perfect costume is always the hardest part.

Here are 10 amazingly gay costume ideas to consider this All Hallows Eve. Happy Halloweenie!


Jessica Lange as Elsa Mars

Or should we say Jessica Lange as Elsa Mars as David Bowie? All you’d need is a powder blue suit with matching blue eye shadow, some fierce red lipstick, and the world’s tiniest woman.

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Twisty the Clown

While we’re on the subject of American Horror Story, Twisty the Clown is another great costume idea worth considering. Or, if you’re aiming for something slightly less terrifying, you could always go as one of Dusti Cunningham’s hot gay clowns instead.


Maggie Gallagher

Get one of these wigs and one of these fat suits and — ta-dah! — you’re Maggie Gallagher.



The leafy green vegetable caused a media frenzy in April when it was outed for being gay by none other than Madonna. What nicer way to welcome the proud superfood into the family than by dressing up as it for Halloween?

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A Fart Demon

Pastor Bert Farias thoroughly embarrassed himself earlier this year when he claimed that gay people were possessed by “fart demons” so stinky they had the power to drive pigs to suicide. What exactly does a fart demon look like, you ask? Who the hell knows? The sky’s the limit on this one.


Conchita Wurst

…otherwise known as “The Bearded Drag Queen of Austria” or, sometimes, “Kim Kardashian’s Less Trashy, Better-Looking Twin.” Seriously, Miss Wurst has no shortage of glamorous sparkly costumes that you could draw ideas from. And the fact that she’s bearded means you won’t have to shave, which is nice.


The Ghost of Fred Phelps

Then again, that might be too terrifying.

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That girl from the Sia music video

Find yourself a blonde bob wig and a flesh-toned leotard and you’re good to go. Easiest costume ever.



When in doubt, go as Cher. It’s always a safe bet. The dance diva has provided inspiration for literally thousands of drag queens, costume party goers, and Halloween revelers over the decades. Need some specific outfit ideas? We’ve got it covered.


Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

All rise!

What better way to honor the first Supreme Court Justice in history to officiate a same-sex wedding than by slipping into a black judge’s robe, some turquoise clip-on earrings, and a pair of wire-rimmed glasses and being Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg for the night? Now that’s something to raise a gavel to.

Court is adjourned!

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