13 Green-Dress Halloween Costume Ideas

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While Halloween is fun to celebrate, the holiday does present a dilemma: picking the right costume. One of the best ways you can conquer this feat is to base your look around a theme or color. A red-dress Halloween costume might seem like the obvious choice given that it's such a prominent color for the autumnal season, but we think that a green-dress Halloween costume is actually the key style to standing out this spooky season.

Creating a Halloween costume with a green dress is easier than you think. You can go for the Tinkerbell fairy look, with a daring, metallic dress and a set of wings. Or consider a vintage gown with gold detailing, like cartoon-favorite-character Fiona from "Shrek." Other popular green-dress costume ideas include a "Top Gun" flight dress, an elf, and the classic Winnie Sanderson from "Hocus Pocus."

In case you want to go with an unconventional ensemble, you can grab a bandeau dress and yellow body paint to channel Marge Simpson from "The Simpsons," like Lizzo and Cardi B, or a sculptural maxi like Beyoncé's Norma Kamali gown from her "Spirit" video. You can even go the comedic route and dress up like a pickle like "Jersey Shore'"s Snooki did in 2010, replete with a cape, sparkly sandals, and an embellished mini dress.

Keep scrolling for some of our picks of the best green-dress Halloween costumes. Then, browse a few shoppable picks so you can make 2023 the year you finally take home the prize for best dressed.

— Additional reporting by Kyley Warren

Tinkerbell
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Tinkerbell

Jennifer Lopez
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Jennifer Lopez

Marge Simpson

Ariel and Ursula

Clovers

"Top Gun" Maverick

Winnie Sanderson

Buttercup

Fiona

Green-Dress Halloween Costume
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Green-Dress Halloween Costume

Leg Avenue Women's Licensed Top Gun Flight Dress Costume ($34-$110)

Whether you're Goose or Maverick, this military minidress comes with interchangeable badges and will work as a perfect option for a couples'-costume moment.

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Green-Dress Halloween Costume

O.p.t. Lynn Dress ($69, originally $138)

Whether you want to channel Poison Ivy or Tinkerbell, this ruched green dress is guaranteed to win best dressed.

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Green-Dress Halloween Costume

Cosplay Diy Medieval Green Velvet Witch Dress ($40)

There's no better way to channel Winnie Sanderson without getting a dress that's almost identical to the actual costume. All you need is your wand, and you're ready to conquer the night.

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Green-Dress Halloween Costume

Na-kd Bandeau Bodycon Dress ($42, originally $60)

Marge Simpson, but make it chic. Add a red chunky necklace and a blue wig, and you're good to go. The fit is so good that you'll even want to wear it beyond Halloween.

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Green-Dress Halloween Costume

Skims Swim T-Shirt Dress ($54, originally $88)

This little green dress can help you nail Buttercup with ease, but it's also a great option for a night out with friends.

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Green-Dress Halloween Costume

Dolls Kill Pixie Fantasies Costume Set ($39, originally $88)

Are you really Tinkerbell if you don't have a set of wings? This structural minidress features a sweetheart neckline, iridescent tulle trim, and a boned bodice that'll make you the most beautiful fairy at the party.

Green-Dress Halloween Costume
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Green-Dress Halloween Costume

Deep Sea Princess Costume Set ($98)

Put a twist on the classic Ariel costume with this blue-green and purple minidress that even comes with pearl off-the-shoulder straps.