Fun and unique costume ideas for women based on the best female characters. Search for your perfect costume or find inspiration with our outfit guides.


Latest Female Costumes

Top DIY Costume Guides for Women in 2024

whatisXwearing is the home of the best costume guides for women and girls in 2024. Whatever your style – whether you’re looking for a cute, funny, sex, or unique costume idea – we have the outfit for you. You don’t have to be a cosplay expert either. All our costume guides are super quick and easy to follow, with step-by-step tutorials, helpful tips and tricks, and a range of accessory suggestions to suit any budget, style, or event.

Female Costume Ideas

From fun and gender-bending takes on classic characters (such as our female Pennywise, Ghostface, Patrick Bateman or Beetlejuice costume ideas) to our sexy female costumes that are guaranteed to turn more than a few heads toward you and your friends (we’re looking at you Velma and Daphne), this is the best place to be for dedicated cosplayers, Halloween fanatics, and costume party lovers.

Looking for the perfect couples costume? Classic movies such as Pulp Fiction and Fight Club are full of outfit options for you and your partner. Prefer something a little more lighthearted? We would suggest checking out our The Simpsons and Spongebob costume roundups. If your partner is male, make sure they check out our collection of unique costume ideas for men and you can pick the perfect matching outfit together.

Traveling solo? Turn up the heat with our steamy collection of DIY Disney princess costumes including fan-favorites Elsa, Ariel, and Rapunzel. Trust us, this is how you make someone’s childhood dreams come true. Potential suitors will be climbing over each other to get to you in no time. 

Not that you need them. Get all your best girlfriends together with some of our best group costume ideas: Timon and Pumbaa, The Green Aliens from Toy Story or the Three Blind Mice from Shrek are all super fun and easy for you and your friends to get involved with. Girl Power!

If you want to let your nerd flag fly, check out our geeky costume ideas inspired by some of the most iconic movie and television universes of all time. Whether Doctor Who (Rose Tyler and Clara Oswald costumes) or Harry Potter (Nymphadora Tonks and Moaning Myrtle) is your jam, we have the look for you.

All our DIY costumes for women are super easy to make at home with our straightforward step-by-step outfit guides. We have all your favorite female characters from the best movies, television, and popular media.

Each of our homemade outfits has been curated and verified by our team of dedicated professional and passionate cosplayers. With over a decade of experience between us, we take pride in crafting the best female costume guides on the internet, based on our personal interests and the needs of our valued readers.

So ladies, all that’s left to do is find your next perfect look!