Instagram-worthy teen Halloween costume ideas

When it comes to tween and teen Halloween costume ideas, you can bet it’s going to be a sign of the times. Think Snapchat-, YouTube- and Instagram-worthy.

Part of the Halloween thrill is building a costume that is unique and individual. No one wants to wear the exact same costume as someone else. It also makes shopping more of a treasure hunt, which is an added fun component of putting together just the right costume.

If you are looking for some ideas to get the creative juices flowing, we can help. Here are our favorite creations.

Superhero: Put together a costume that puts the super in superhero by doing this ever-popular look your way. All you really need is a graphic tee to represent your favorite superhero. Add some fun with a complementary tutu, colorful tights and canvas shoes or Converse. Flex those muscles. Fierce!

Wizard of Oz: Go with a group of friends and have fun with this instantly recognizable cast of characters. Dorothy and Toto, Tin Man, Glinda the Good Witch, Scarecrow, Cowardly Lion and the Wicked Witch of the West will give you and your pals plenty to work with. We’re off to see the wizard!

Riverdale: Bring on the drama with this group costume idea that focuses on Archie and his gang as they work through the ups and downs of romance, school, family and relationships. Thanks to secondhand shopping, picking up the telltale pieces for these characters will be easy.

No strings attached: Perfect for a pair, this last-minute costume requires some dress-up clothes — white shirt, bowtie and suspenders for the ventriloquist and a lacy dress or suit and tie for the puppet. Add a touch of makeup, and you’re ready for center stage!

About Goodwill: Goodwill NCW is a nonprofit human services organization whose mission is Elevating People by Eliminating Barriers to Employment across 35 counties in north central Wisconsin. The organization includes 27 retail stores and training centers in communities from Manitowoc to La Crosse, 24 human services programs, unique shopping experiences at its boutiques and Appleton outlet store, plus online shopping at It offers four Donation Express sites and 10 convenient donation bins throughout the Fox Cities. Goodwill NCW is a Platinum Level member of, the world’s largest source of nonprofit organization information. Visit

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