Costume Ideas Perfect for Redheads

Don't put on a wig just yet.

Poison Ivy Costume
Poison Ivy Costume. Getty Images

As a redhead, I've been putting together costumes for years that don't require me to dye my hair or wear a wig. Here are some of my favorite costume ideas.

Poison Ivy:
This one can cover up a lot, or be as revealing as you like. Her costume is very versatile since she has been depicted differently in movies and comics. I put together a complete tutorial on how to make a Poison Ivy costume:
Poison Ivy Costume Tutorial

Ariel from The Little Mermaid:
The only Disney Princess with red hair, Ariel is a favorite among carrot-tops. Here is a photo tutorial to make your own mermaid costume:
Mermaid Costume Tutorial

Joan Holloway
Everyone's favorite red-headed secretary from AMC's hit series, Mad Men. Learn how to accentuate your curves with high-waisted skirts, and achieve greatness with a pair of red lips. Dress Up Like Joan from Mad Men

Strawberry Shortcake:
Strawberry is a redhead! I have also put together a comprehensive tutorial on how to make this costume:
Strawberry Shortcake Costume Tutorial

A Pirate:
Red-heads are feisty, so it's only natural that they be pirates.

Other famous redheads to play:

  • Clara Bow (Famous Seductress of the 1920's)
  • Lucille Ball (Of I Love Lucy)
  • Jessica Rabbit (Of Who Framed Roger Rabbit)
  • Queen Elizabeth I
  • Lily Potter
  • Jean Grey (of X-Men)
  • Erin Esurance (From E-surance commercials)
  • Princess Fiona (of Shrek)
  • Daphne (of Scooby Doo)
  • Ginger (of Gilligan's Island)
  • Wilma Flintstone
  • Jane Jetson
  • Mary Jane Parker (of Spiderman)
  • Wendy of the Wendy's Restaurants
  • Lizzie Borden (Famous ax murderer)
  • Rose McGowan (of Charmed fame)
  • Kim Possible
  • Blossom (of Power Puff Girls)

More costumes I've had as a redhead:

  • Mother Nature
  • Fire Fairy
  • She-Devil
  • A witch