Get the Look! 11 Halloween Costume Ideas for Dancers

The leaves are falling and pumpkins are everywhere! That means that Halloween is fast approaching – it’s costume crunch time. Here are some easy Halloween costume ideas for dancers. Some of these products you might already have in your dance drawer, and others you may want to buy to use for Halloween and then later in dance class. Why not buy something that can look stylish in the studio after your Halloween celebrations are over?

Capezio leg warmers
#1. 80’s Rocker Chick

Who doesn’t love the 80s?! Get the look with these spunky items from the new Betsey Johnson for Capezio line, and have fun kickin’ it old-school!

Mix and match these must have items, get crazy with the teasing and hair spray and don’t forget the blue, dramatic eyeshadow.

Dance Down the Runway Graphic Top

Charmed I’m Sure Keyhole Bra Top

Crop Studio Fishnet Tight

Sassy and Classy Denim Shorts

Tie To the Studio Leg Warmers

#2. Padme from Star Wars: Attack of the Clones

If you get the following items from Capezio, all you will need to complete this outfit is an awesome up-do, a grey belt and red lipstick!

Turtleneck Long Sleeve Top in white

White Short

Capezio halloween ideas#3. The Incredibles 

Want a mother-daughter matching Halloween costume idea? The Incredibles movie is a [super] inspiration for this simple costume. Just print out The Incredibles logo and put it on the front of the leotard! 

Red Turtleneck Long Sleeve Leotard

Black Jazz Cut Brief

For tights, try dying a plain pair of ballet tights red, or find red leggings online. Then put them on with your black winter boots to complete the look.


#5. A Witch

There are so many directions you could take with this costume. Here are a few ideas to match the witch hat you’ve had in your closet for years.

Black leotard

Black skirt

#4. Wonder Woman

Want the super hero look? These items from Capezio, paired with your knee-high white go-go boots, are sure to be a costume hit!

Red Camisole Bra Top

Royal High Waisted Shorts

Capezio Union square leggings
#6. Hello Kitty Ballerina

Take a younger approach to Halloween with a flashback to your childhood days of shopping in the Hello Kitty store. Just grab some white cat ears and you’re good to go!

Pink Leotard

Pink Gusset Shorts

Pink tutu

#7. An Angel

Be the epitome of innocence and divinity this Halloween with this simple costume…just add a halo!

Camisole Empire Dress

#8. Work Out Barbie

Pump, pump, pump it up! Throw on these items with a sweatband on your head, and your Halloween look is complete in seconds.

Empire Crop

Union Square Leggings

Hudson Jacket

#9. Audrey Hepburn from ‘Sabrina’

A classic black outfit never goes out of style. For this costume, all you need are sunglasses to complete the look! 

Black long sleeve leotard

Black Leggings

Black ballet shoes

Maddie Ziegler from Sia video
#10. Maddie Ziegler from the Sia videos

For all those Maddie fans out there, this is such an easy and comfortable look. Just add the platinum blonde wig!

Camisole Leotard (Maddie actually wore this exact leotard in the music video).

#11. A ballerina!

-Maybe not the most original idea for a dancer, but why not? It’s an excellent excuse to buy a new beautiful leotard that you can later wear for class.

Romantic Tutu

Practice Tutu

Long Stemmed Leotard


By Allison Gupton of Dance Informa.


Photos: Natalie Portman as Padme in ‘Star Wars: Attack of the Clones’. Photo courtesy of; Capezio by Besty Johnson Tie To the Studio Leg Warmers. Photo courtesy of Capezio; Bradon by Capezio Union Square Leggings. Photo courtesy of Capezio. Maddie Ziegler in Sia’s ‘Chandelier’ music video. Photo courtesy of