Spider Themed Halloween Costume Ideas

Spider Theme Halloween Costume Ideas

I was thinking of spiders the other day.  I know, I know. Why would anyone voluntarily do that? But I had just read a post by Vix over on the Vintage Vixen blog where she tells a harrowing tale of a horrifying encounter with one of those 8 legged beasts!  And that got me thinking about ideas for Halloween costumes.

Spiders have long had an association with Halloween.  Back in medieval times it was believed that they were the familiars of witches, along with cats, bats and toads.  And there was a superstition that if you spotted a spider on Halloween, it was the spirit of a dead loved one watching you.

Then there’s the “black widow” symbolism of the woman who lures men into her “web”in order to seduce then kill her mate.

It’s no wonder they have a reputation for being evil.  That and the aura of horror they evoke just because of their creepy crawly-ness  makes them a classic theme for Halloween dress up.

So if you haven’t come up with a Halloween get up yet, I’ve put together a spider themed mood board to get the creative juices flowing, along with some arachna-fabulous vintage, victorian and gothic inspired costume ideas.

Halloween Spider Theme Mood Board

eternal love web dress

Eternal Love  Gothic Web Dress 

Pyramid Collection Spider Web Dress

Renaissance Inspired Spider Web Gown and Cape

50s style spider print dress-Vivien of Holloway

50s style Vivien of Holloway spider print halter dress


50s style Spiderweb skirt

50s style spider skirt from the Oblong Box Shop

Spider Fascinator

One of a kind, hand made very cool Halloween spider themed fascinator

Spider mask

Gorgeous gothic black widow spider mask by GlamorousGala on Etsy

Pyramid Collection red spider web dress

Red maxi dress with black spider web overlay from the Pyramid Collection

Spider web shawl

Spider web shawl from WreckingCrewCreations on Etsy

Victorian inspired spider choker
Victorian inspired spider choker from The Altered City

Black widow shoes

How fabulous are these? Purple and black black widow booties.

Victorian Spider Earrings

Victorian inspired spider earrings from Little Shop of Horrors

Luxe de Ville Spider Tote

And, last but not least, carry your treats in style with this ghoulishly glam spider web tote bag
by Lux De Ville.

Till next time…….


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By | 2017-10-14T13:05:46-04:00 October 9th, 2017|Fashion|2 Comments

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Hi, I'm Theresa, owner and chief classy dame at the Blue Velvet Vintage online boutique. Lover of mid century fashion and home decor, classic films, Old Hollywood, pretty dresses, red lipstick, swing dancing and retro culture in general. Between my ecommere site and vintage style blog my mission is to revive the eras of classy dressing and inspire women to add more glamour to their lives! So don't be shy! I love to hear from others who share my appreciation of the styles of the past.


  1. Theresa Campbell
    Theresa Campbell October 13, 2017 at 8:16 am

    Hee hee! After your little encounter I’m not surprised 🙂

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    Vix October 10, 2017 at 1:11 pm

    What an amazing round up! You’ve found some fabulous spider related stuff here although that necklace makes me feel a bit nauseous, not sure if I could cope with one round my neck! xxx

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