14 Royal Family Halloween 2018 Costume Ideas, Because You'll Take Any Excuse To Dress Up As The Most Famous Fam Around
Honestly, being a fan of the royal family can be exhausting. Between figuring out the name of Harry and Meghan's dog to waiting on the edge of my seat to see when Louis will make his next public appearance, keeping up with the life and times of Elizabeth's brood should be a full time job. Luckily, Halloween gives me an excuse to show the whole world how much I love the monarchy by using a royal family Halloween costume.
Obviously, you don't have to dress up as a member of the monarchy to prove you're a fan, but I can't think of a better way to show your love reigns supreme. Plus, the royal family has a reputation for their amazing fashion choices (the hats alone are reason enough to dress like them), so you'll most likely look fabulous no matter which leaf on the family tree you decide to emulate. You can also have some group costume fun if your kiddos are willing to dress up as the youngest generation of royals, who have had no shortage of showstopper moments in their young lives. Really, there's no reason not to dress up as the most powerful bloodline across the pond this year.
Although the royal family doesn't officially celebrate Halloween, you can still rock their looks on the spookiest day of the year. Read on for 14 easy royal family costumes to wear on October 31 — or any day you want.
1. Prince William At The Royal Wedding
Prince William's most famous look, as Time suggested, is probably his Colonel of the Irish guards uniform that he wore to his wedding in 2011. Luckily, it's easy to find a replica that will instantly transform an average Joe into a literal Prince Charming... thanks to Amazon.
2. Prince William Casual Look
If you want a more casual "future king" look, William gravitates towards blazers and and open-collar shirts. Add a British accent, and voila.
3. The Duchess of Cambridge At The Royal Wedding
The Duchess of Cambridge might have a team of stylists to make her look flawless even after she gives birth, but you have Amazon, which is basically the same thing. To replicate the Queen-to-be's wedding look, try this HOSBY dress, plus a fake bouquet and veil.
4. Kate Middleton's Diane Von Furstenberg MAJA dress
A full bridal ensemble might feel like too much for Halloween, but you can easily replicate Kate's emerald Diane von Furstenberg MAJA dress with this dress from WIIPU. Feel free to add a tiara ($6, Amazon) to make sure people know you're a princess.
5. Prince Harry At The Royal Wedding
Like his older brother, Prince Harry's most distinguishable fashion choices come from his military garb. The Duke of Sussex wore the frockcoat uniform of the Blues and Royals at his wedding, as Town & Country reported, and a dark prince costume captures the essence of the look.
6. Prince Harry On Duty
Prince Harry served in the British Airforce for ten years, according to the official website of the royal family, so you would be easily recognizable as the Duke in a full soldier costume. If you really want to make your outfit authentic, you can purchase a replica of the British Air Force beret ($25, Amazon). Boyish smirk not included.
7. The Duchess of Sussex Wedding Reception Gown
Obviously, Meghan's wedding ceremony dress comes to mind when thinking about her fashion, but I think her reception dress makes a better costume than her ceremony gown — halter dresses are easier to get your hands on than the one of a kind Givenchy Meghan wore to take her vows, as Town & Country reported. Add her iconic low bun, and you'll be the perfect princess.
8. Meghan Markle At The 2017 Invictus Games
9. Queen Elizabeth II
The Queen was a vision in lime green earlier this year, and you can pull off an imitation of the bright outfit easily at home. Bring a pack of corgis to escort you around all evening, and you'll be unmistakable as the longest reigning British monarch.
10. Prince George
The future monarch is already a fashion icon at the ripe age of five, making it hard to pick just one of his timeless outfits to imitate for Halloween. Since you have to choose a look, George's school uniform is a great option for a costume in his honor this year, and it's simple to put the look together no matter how old you are. Pro tip: use felt and fabric glue to add the red details to the sweater if you want to make the uniform super authentic.
11. Prince George At Charlotte's Christening
12. Princess Charlotte At The Royal Wedding
Princess Charlotte has a reputation for stealing the show no matter where she goes, including her uncle's wedding. Lucky for Charlotte lovers everywhere, her flower girl outfit can be imitated without much effort. All you need is a white dress, a flower crown, and a spotlight to follow your little one as she trick or treats.
13. Princess Charlotte On The Royal Tour
One of Charlotte's best fashion moments comes from the Royal Tour of 2017 where she looked precious in a pink frock and matching Mary Janes. You can buy a replica of the dress for your toddler on Etsy, and the socks and shoes that complete the look are easy to find as well.
14. Prince Louis
Prince Louis has only been seen in public twice since his birth in April, and frankly, his leaving the hospital outfit can be imitated much more simply than his christening outfit. A white knit bonnet and a matching blanket are all you need to elevate your infant to royal status.