Halloween Costumes for Seniors

Senior living during Halloween

Halloween is just around the corner! Whether you’re attending a party with friends or handing out candy to trick-or-treaters, celebrate the holiday right by dressing up. Halloween costumes for seniors can be just as fun as they were when you were a child.

Stay safe in your costume

Before you settle on your theme for the holiday, keep a few things in mind so you stay safe. Choose an outfit that is easy to get in and out of—nothing too loose or tight. You should also keep in mind the weather. Don’t risk being cold or overheating in this fall weather.

You should also be certain you aren’t wearing something that puts you at a higher risk for falls. Costumes that drag on the floors behind you could easily be stepped on by you or someone else. This could lead to a fall. The same goes for something with accessories that can catch on to something else. And while you may want to wear specific shoes to go with a specific outfit, your concern with footwear should first and foremost be safety.

Halloween Costumes for Seniors

Easy Halloween costumes for seniors

As an older adult, you likely don’t want to spend too much time toiling over your Halloween costume. You could always run to your local Halloween store to look through the costumes for seniors, but there are certain looks you may be able to cultivate at a far lower price.

Rosie the Riveter

As an iconic symbol of perseverance in World War II, Rosie the Riveter has become an essential part of American culture. She is easily recognized with her denim shirt and a red bandana, making her a fantastic last-minute Halloween costume. All you have to do is throw on some red lipstick and strike a pose for anyone to know who you are!


First appearing in comics in 1929, Popeye was one of the most popular characters of the mid-20th century. Though you probably best recognize him for his massive, tattooed forearms, the bulk of his outfit is quite simple to achieve. All you need is a pair of jeans, a black shirt, a red kerchief, a sailor hat, and a pipe. For added impact, you can purchase inflatable biceps.

Halloween fun for seniors

Dolly Parton

Dolly Parton is one of the most iconic musicians of our time, making her an iconic costume as well! From a plaid shirt, jean jacket, and cowboy boots to a rhinestone dress, Dolly Parton has a number of recognizable looks you can pull from. However, the most important aspect of your Dolly costume is the big, blonde wig and colorful makeup.


Dressing as a cowboy will always make for an easy, last-minute costume. The best part about this costume? You likely already have a majority of the costume on hand: a plaid shirt and jeans. Complete the look with a cowboy hat, boots, and a prop like a roll of rope.

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If you’ve always wanted to age in place, but need a little help to do so, call Home Care Powered by AUAF. Our caregivers assist with all the necessary non-medical activities of daily living you require. We’d be happy to help you too. For more information, give us a call at 773-274-9262.

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