Show your naughty side with this strictly adults-only Maleficent look

Adult Maleficent costume

How to Dress Like Maleficent

Arguably the most fearsome villain in Disney history, Sleeping Beauty’s Maleficent is an incredible costume idea for femme-fatale women who want to seduce and intimidate people at the same time.

Although certainly not a Princess, we couldn’t possibly exclude Maleficent from our sexy Disney collection. After all, it feels good to be bad every once in a while. So set your dark side free and join us in wearing one of the hottest DIY costumes we have ever made.


Sexy DIY Maleficent costume guide

1. HORNS – We couldn’t start anywhere else besides those signature devil horns. This accessory is super cheap to pick up too.

2. WINGS – This is really an optional accessory but a high-quality pair of devil wings can really take this outfit to the next level. We guess it just depends on how much you like being the center of attention!

3. BOOTS – A pair of black high heels will also work perfectly well for this DIY costume but we love any good excuse to wear a pair of seductive knee-high leather boots.

4. COLLAR – Maleficent’s costume is distinctive for both its horns and that evil-looking collar. Because we didn’t want to go for a full-body cloak, we opted for a sexy neck collar instead.

5. BODYSUIT – This will determine how sexy or slutty your DIY Maleficent costume really is. Not liking to make our outfits half-measure, we went for a revealing and sultry leather bodysuit with a garter belt for our boots.

6. FISHNETS – Finally, add a pair of black fishnets and your outfit is ready to rule the night!


Maleficent (played by Angelina Jolie) is a malevolent fairy and the primary antagonist of the Disney Princess, Sleeping Beauty.

After Maleficent is not invited to the birth of Princess Aurora, she places a curse upon the newborn that on her 16th Birthday, she will prick her finger and die. 

The good fairy Merryweather, although not nearly as powerful as Maleficent, manages to soften the spell, meaning that Aurora will only fall into a deep sleep instead.

Maleficent describes herself as the “mistress of all evil” and she is undoubtedly one of the darkest Disney villains of all time.

More DIY 'Maleficent' Costume Ideas

Maleficent is a powerful and seductive character in her own right: iconic and terrifying at the same time. This makes her an incredibly popular outfit choice each and every year.

Our DIY Maleficent costume is also super quick and easy to make at home, making it an ideal last-minute idea.

Do you have a more angelic friend who wants to get involved? Sleeping Beauty and Maleficent costumes complement each other perfectly.

For more cosplay inspiration, check out more of the best Maleficent outfit ideas that inspired our own step-by-step guide.