7 ‘Bridgerton’-Inspired Halloween Costumes You Can DIY

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Featherington sister costumes from 'Bridgerton.'
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Bridgerton is a standout among royal period dramas for a reason. Along with its impeccable storytelling by Shonda Rhimes and Chris Van Dusen, its costuming truly makes the series the belle of the ball when it comes to royal TV shows.

Of course, as Bridgerton costume designer Ellen Mirojnick has told Bustle, crafting such an intricate wardrobe of costumes based on the Regency era of Britain takes a detail-oriented eye and loads of creativity. Everything down to color and texture is important in Bridgerton costumes — not only for the historical accuracy but for their symbolic significance as well. For example, Mirojnick told Bustle the bright hues the Featherington sisters wear as meant to represent their over-the-top personalities.

If you are eager to wear your Bridgerton fandom on your sleeve this Halloween, even common folk can pull off some royally fun DIY looks. Whether you are hoping to arrive arm-in-arm as Daphne Bridgerton and Simon Bassett for your Halloween ball, or want to dress up with your trio of friends as the Featherington sisters, there are several options for you to choose from. Just be sure to be on your best behavior at the party, lest you find yourself connected to Lady Whistledown’s latest scandal.

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1. Daphne Bridgerton

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If you’re looking to act out your main character fantasies, dressing in the gown that Daphne wears during her first dance with the Duke of Hastings will surely draw some glances. Look for a pastel blue gown with cap sleeves and pair it with long, white gloves.

2. The Duke of Hastings

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Like Daphne, there are few Simon Bassett costumes more iconic than the attire he wore for the duo’s first dance. The Duke wore a high-rolled white collar under a black and gold brocade waistcoat with a black velvet jacket, which you can replicate using the items below.

3. Queen Charlotte

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Due to the sheer circumference of most of Queen Charlotte’s hoop skirts throughout the series, this costume might not be the most practical. But, if you can pull it off, it will earn you some major Bridgerton brownie points. Look for a ball gown with a hoop skirt and a Baroque wig. And, of course, complete the look with some white gloves or jewelry.

4. Marina Thompson


The Featheringtons’ distant cousin Marina entered with a splash on the scene of the debutante ball in Season 1, attracting the attention of many suitors. One of Marina’s most eye-catching outfits is the yellow floral gown that she wears with white gloves.

5. The Featherington Sisters

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If you’re in the market for a group costume, the Featherington sisters are a perfect trio. For Penelope, find a yellow cap-sleeved gown. For Philippa, an acid green gown of similar style. And for Prudence, the same with an acid orange variation. Wear red-haired wigs and plenty of jewelry, and don’t forget the judgemental facial expressions to match. For an added detail, use a quill or edition of Lady Whistledown’s Society Papers as a prop for Penelope’s costume to hint at her true identity.

6. Lady Danbury

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Something of a mother figure to the Duke of Hastings, Lady Danbury is as admirable as she is fashionable. Though there are plenty of memorable looks from her, one of the looks that best captures her regal air is her royal purple gown with matching gloves. Add a vibrant flower to your hair for some extra elegance.

7. Eloise Bridgerton

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If you’re a Bridgerton fan but have little interest in pulling out all of the stops with your costume, you might feel seen by the nonchalant Eloise. To pull off her style, wear a ribbon headband with a double-breasted dress.

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