Halloween costumes are a time to let your personality and creativity truly shine. But, they can also be pretty stressful from finding the perfect look, to tracking down all of the pieces and parts.
Halloween accessories can really make or break a costume. Rather than searching the far corners of the internet for the accessory, I’ve compiled a list of a bunch of different Halloween accessories. Luckily, there are a lot of pieces that work for multiple costumes.
Peep my list of the absolute best Halloween accessories to make your costume shine!
Glasses Accessories for Halloween
Finding the perfect glasses accessories for a Halloween costume takes work. The exact right pair can make or break your look. Use this list as a springboard.
1. Best of Halloween Accessories: Round, Vintage-Style Sunglasses
Circular glasses have been a top halloween accessory for years. Pair them with the following costumes:
- Disco guy or girl
- John Lennon or other members of the Beatles
Consider these Circle Hippie Groovy Sunglasses–they’re available in three other colors–for a variety of costumes.
2. Best of Halloween Accessories: Square, Black Glasses
Whether or not you’re in the market for real life glasses accessories, or those meant merely for Halloween, if you’re looking for the former, I highly suggest these Ray Bans. I personally wear them for their extreme comfort and durability. Use them for these types of costumes:
- Where’s Waldo
- Velma from Scooby Doo
If you’re looking for something you don’t need to worry about, or don’t need real life glasses, like those from EZ Contacts, here’s a cheaper version.
3. Best of Halloween Accessories: Cat Eye Glasses
Cat eye glasses are well-known for the distinct shape. Popular throughout the decades, they’re the perfect glasses accessories for many costumes, including:
- 50s girl
- Cat costume with a twist
- Breakfast at Tiffany’s
Consider these cute cat eye rhinestone glasses–they’re comfortable and come in seven colors.
4. Best of Halloween Accessories: Circular Glasses
While very similar to the above capsule, these glasses are for seeing–not for protection from the sun. Since they’re such a distinct shape, you can dress up in a few different costumes, like:
- Harry Potter
- Peter Griffin from Family Guy
- Edna from The Incredibles
These Round Circle Frame Glasses will perfectly complete your look. They come with a soft carrying bag, that doubles as a cleaner.
5. Best of Halloween Accessories: Aviator Sunglasses
If one type of glasses accessories screamed “vintage”, it would definitely be the aviators. They’ve bounced in-and-out of style for years, so they pair well with loads of halloween costumes, like:
- Super Troopers
- Johnny Bravo
Aviators are cool as a Halloween accessory, or otherwise. Choose between a wide variety of colors, and make your outfit pop.
Best Costume Jewelry for Halloween
Jewelry accessories are easily one of the best ways to make your outfit stand out. Here’s the best costume jewelry for tons of different Halloween costumes.
6.Best of Halloween Accessories: Faux Pearl Necklace
As far as costume jewelry goes, faux pearls are definitely one of the most recognizable. Heck, many women already have them in their jewelry box. Here are just a few Halloween costume ideas to pair with faux pearls:
- 1920s flapper
- Blair Waldorf
If you don’t already have some faux pearls at your disposal, consider these ones. They’ll complete just about any look as a Halloween accessory.
7. Best of Halloween Accessories: Neck Scarf
Neck scarves are a frequently forgotten piece of costume jewelry, as few younger generations are exposed to them fashion-wise. They bring a sense of 50s and 60s vintage, making them a perfect jewelry accessory for:
- Audrey Hepburn
- French artist
- 50s girl
This Sheer Chiffon Scarf is comfortable and available in many colors, making it a super versatile piece of costume jewelry.
8. Best of Halloween Accessories: Gold Chain
Costume jewelry is definitely not just for women. Men often use jewelry accessories to complete their costumes. A popular unisex piece is a gold chain, perfect for:
- Famous rappers/hip hop artists (2 Chainz, anyone?)
- MC Hammer
- 70s disco dancer
You don’t need to drop a lot of cash money to get a rocking piece of costume jewelry. Consider this Gold Plated Necklace to complete your look.
Price: $10.99 (70 percent off MSRP)
9. Best of Halloween Accessories: Pocket Watch
Pocket watches can be some pretty freakin’ cool pieces of costume jewelry. Not only do they add a hint of class to any costume, they’re the perfect Halloween accessory. Add a pocket watch to the following costumes:
- Anything Steampink
- White Rabbit from Alice in Wonderland
- King/Prince/other types of royalty
You don’t need to spend a ton of money on this awesome piece of costume jewelry. Your look will be complete with this awesome Steampunk Watch.
10. Best of Halloween Accessories: Chandelier Earrings
Big, beautiful, hanging chandelier earrings just scream costume jewelry. They’re sparkly, dazzling, and the perfect Halloween accessory for loads of costumes. Consider adding them to these costumes:
- Marie Antoinette
- Celebrity on the cat walk
You may already have this jewelry accessory in your personal collection. If not, consider these Waterfall Tassel Earrings. They’ll complete your look perfectly.
Price: $15.89 (64 percent off MSRP)
Hair Accessories for Halloween
Making sure your hair is perfect on Halloween is of the utmost importance. If your costume requires hair accessories to really work, peep this portion of the list.
11. Best of Halloween Accessories: Hair Scrunchies
If you had to name a single hair accessory for Halloween, it’s definitely the scrunchie. These iconic, large hair ties are the perfect addition to many costumes, like:
- 80s/90s aerobics instructor
- 80s fashion icon
- Any 80s celebrity
Because this hair accessory is so awesome (and they’re making a comeback!) snag this pack of them. You’ll have ones for you and all of your 80s friends.
12. Best of Halloween Accessories: Bun Shaper
Buns are a very distinct look, but can be difficult to execute. Rather than spending time frustrated, use this hair accessory to make your bun life easier. Pair this bun shaper with the following costumes:
- Strict school marm
- Any male celebrity with a man bun (hello, Joakim Noah)
Because buns are an entirely unisex look, these are designed for both men and women. Stop wasting your time, and start getting the perfect bun with the Buns Doughnut Shape.
13. Best of Halloween Accessories: Big Bow
As far as hair accessories go, big bows really stand out. They make your entire outfit pop–and you need the right one to make your costume work. Some of these costumes include:
- Minnie Mouse
- A cheerleader
- A present with a bow on top
If you need a bow hair accessory, then definitely consider the Big Classic Cheer Bow. It comes in a few different colors, is well-made and sturdy, and doesn’t hurt your head. You need this Halloween accessory.
14.Best of Halloween Accessories: Bandana
While bandanas may not immediately come to mind when considering hair accessories for Halloween, it’s an important piece to many outfits, like:
- Cowboy or cowgirl
- Biker gang member
- Rosie the Riveter
Choose your bandanas wisely–otherwise you could end up with ink on your skin. These Printed Bandanas by Levi are quality, and come in a few different colors. Finish your look with this Halloween accessory.
15. Best of Halloween Accessories: Head Chain
Halloween accessories vary widely. So, if you’re looking for hair accessories, look no further than a head chain. It’s the perfect addition to many costumes, such as:
- Cleopatra or Grecian goddess
Because a head chain sits directly in your hair, you want to ensure it won’t tangle. Luckily, this Fashion Head Chain is an awesome hair accessory. It stays in place, and won’t mess up your luscious locks–the perfect Halloween accessory.
Price: $13.09 (67 percent off MSRP)
Clothing Accessories for Halloween
You might already have the bulk of your Halloween costume done, but there are a few clothing accessories to really make the outfit. Check out some of the most popular ones below.
16.Best of Halloween Accessories: Overalls
Overalls are easily one of the most iconic clothing accessories–Halloween or not. Most Gen Xers and Millennials wore them as children, so there’s almost a sense of nostalgia associated with them. Use them as a part of the following costumes:
- Mario and Luigi
- Construction worker
As far as denim goes, you know how well-made Dickies are. Their overalls are no exception. They’re comfortable, durable, and look great. Complete your look with this awesome clothing accessory.
Price: $31.92 – $55.51
17. Best of Halloween Accessories: Knee High Socks
Many of us already have knee high socks in our closet because they’re considered such a staple clothing accessory. They’re the perfect addition to:
- School girl
Because this clothing accessory comes in so many shapes and forms (you wouldn’t wear nylons where you need cotton), tailor them specifically to your costume. Consider these Knee High Stockings to finish off your look.
18.Best of Halloween Accessories: Flannel Shirt
More than likely, you already have this fashion accessory in your closet because it’s great for Halloween and every day life. Pair a flannel shirt with:
If you don’t have a flannel, or just want a new one, consider this Long Sleeve Plaid Flannel. It’s comfy and adds the perfect touch to your Halloween look.
Price: $17.99 – $22.99
19. Best of Halloween Accessories: Fanny Pack
The good ol’ fanny pack is making an appearance as a clothing accessory. This hilarious, yet functional Halloween accessory is the perfect addition to:
- 80s skier/gaper
While I don’t necessarily recommend using this bad boy in every day life, the Fanny Pack Bag with 3 Zippered compartments is perfect for your costume.
Price: $9.99 (41 percent off MSRP)
20. Best of Halloween Accessories: Bro Tank
Brooo…bruh? A bro tank is the exact clothing accessory you need to complete these looks:
- Gym rat
This Halloween accessory can be paired with so many things, so this Heavy Cotton HD Tank Top comes in loads of different colors. Finish your look today.
Price: $3.57 – $22.08