Sugar Skull Costume Ideas For Halloween

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Who wants something more creative for this year Halloween? Well I do. And sugar skull costume ideas are my ultimate choice! Impressive and creepy, these absolutely creative costumes are meant to rock the night!

Sugar Skull Costume Inspiration

The sugar skull style stems from the Mexican tradition of “El día de los muertos”, or “The day of the dead”, a holiday celebrated in commemoration of their loved ones who have passed away. In remembrance of their late friends and family members, Mexican people often build private altars to honor the deceased using marigolds and sugar skulls. This tradition inspired these great sugar skull costumes that tie in to the celebration of Halloween 2013!

Not just considering the meaning behind them, a well done sugar skull inspired costume will help you steal the spotlight for any Halloween party. They are simply awesome costume ideas: spooky, colorful and dramatic, which is enough reason to give them a try! A great thing about these costumes is that they really don’t take too much effort or money. Plus, you can really take them in any directions and make any tweaks such as adding some flowers, spider webs, scars, etc. to create your own style. It’s entirely up to you!

Sugar Skull Makeup

Everyone is in a craze for the scary sugar skull looks. You can find lots of photos and tutorials on the Internet from which you can get some ideas for yourself (you can find more ideas on After that, just get yourself some face paint in any colors or shades you want and you are ready for getting a sugar skull look. It might take some patience and aesthetic skills in this way though the final product is worth it. However, you can simply take the shortcut by taking up a mask or temporary tattoo such as this:

This full face temporary tattoo kit is very colorful and detailed, including 23 individual tattoo components: 5 center designs and 9 mirror designs for each side of the face. This pack of 2 means you will receive 2 complete kits for 2 faces. These tattoos are completely safe, non-toxic, long-lasting, and easy to apply with water and easy to remove with alcohol or baby oil.


You can search for nice and affordable sugar skull inspired costumes on websites such as eBay or Amazon. These costumes are usually complete but you might want to add some extra accessories such as skeleton gloves, plastic flowers, lots of long necklaces, skull bracelets etc. for the right image of your choice. Your entire outfit will decide whether you are a purely fun and colorful sugar skull, or a darker one, or something even more shocking and unique, just be creative!

Here are some cool costumes that you must check out:

With a nice-fitting short dress, lace sleeves and skull neck piece, this sensual and alluring costume is definitely a smart purchase and will make you the sweetest darling of the Halloween night:

Leg Avenue - Sugar Skull Beauty Adult Costume

Complete with flowing long black and white lace dress, choker, veil and bouquet, this grim bride costume will make you look unique in your own way. It is super comfy, elegant and also absolutely chilling at the first glance for anyone:

Day Of The Dead Bride Adult Plus Costume

Featuring three main colors of black, white and red, this is another great bride costume including a well patterned long dress, black lace veil and red waist sash with attached lace peplum. Although it does not include shoes and bouquet, it is actually your chance to get creative and have fun designing your own!

Incharacter Costumes Llc Women's Skeleton Bride Costume

Those are great sugar skull costume ideas, right? Now, it’s time for party!!!

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