After the resounding success of the first season of Bridgerton, it’s no surprise that season 2 broke records and became Netflix’s most-streamed English-language season of a TV series. Though we don’t know when season 3 will debut — which will center around Colin Bridgerton (Luke Newton) and Penelope Featherington (Nicola Coughlan)’s love story — we do know that Bridgerton Halloween costumes you can DIY will be everywhere this October.
While the first season of the book-turned-show follows the whirlwind courtship of Daphne Bridgerton (Phoebe Dynevor) and the Duke of Hastings (Regé-Jean Page), the second season focuses on Viscount Anthony Bridgerton (Jonathan Bailey)’s quest to finding a wife, who winds up being — spoiler alert — Kate Sharma (Simone Ashley). Now that two seasons are complete, the possibilities for Bridgerton Halloween costumes are endless (even if you’re shopping for a costume at the last minute). Whether you want to go as Anthony, Lady Whistledown, Lady Danbury (Adjoa Andoh), or another Bridgerton sibling in the show, this list will give you serious costume inspiration. Purchase all the Bridgerton costume pieces on Amazon or select a few pieces and build the rest from what you have in your closet. Either way, be prepared to dazzle as the diamond of the (spooky) season.
Daphne Basset (née Bridgerton)
As the star of season one, Daphne donned a variety of pastel regency dresses as she searched for the perfect husband. Although she dazzled in every outfit, one of the most memorable was a pale blue lace gown, accentuated by a crystal choker necklace gifted to her by Prince Friedrich (Freddie Stroma), nephew to Queen Charlotte (Golda Rosheuvel). This look starts with a pale blue dress and is enhanced with lace gloves and a stunning piece of costume jewelry (to mimic the aforementioned choker). Top off the look with an updo fastened with some bejeweled hair pins. Oh, and don’t forego a comfy pair of ballet slippers.
Simon Basset (Duke of Hastings)
The Duke of Hastings was sadly absent in season 2, but he’s still a beloved character. With a few simple pieces, you too can become the debonair Duke this Halloween. You can can create a lot of Simon and Anthony’s costumes using pants, undershirts and shoes you probably already have. The pieces you might want to invest in are the waistcoat, tailcoat and, of course, Simon’s green brooch, which he always wears to remember his mother.
Miss Sharma may not have been declared the Queen’s diamond, but she quickly became a favorite as her cheeky wit and devoted love for her sister emerged more and more over the course of season 2. Although Kate had many memorable looks, like her purple bridesmaid dress at Edwina (Charithra Chandran)’s wedding, this deep teal and gold accented dress also stood out. If you’re hoping to DIY this costume entirely, choose a long dark-green dress and use gold ribbon to create that high-waist band regency dresses are known for. Oh, and remember to add some gold jewelry and floral hair clips to adorn a sleek low bun. The only thing that “vexes” us about this costume? No Anthony included.
As the leading man of season 2, Anthony always looked sharp and stylish, which is why he makes the perfect costume inspiration for the person who wants to look like the confident star of the show this Halloween. Like Simon’s costume much of this look can be built from basics, like a white long-sleeve shirt or black trousers. Meanwhile, you can focus on investing in accessories like a proper Victorian coat and one of Anthony’s trademark signet rings.
The opulent gowns and gorgeous hairstyles of Queen Charlotte only seem to get bigger and better with each episode. If you’re dressing as this member of royalty, you need a whole lot of lace and jewels. With a huge ball gown and a super elaborate wig, you can’t go wrong. Don’t forget the smaller details, like a crown and crystal wig pins that truly exude elegance.
Following in Daphne’s footsteps from season 1, Edwina was declared the Queen’s diamond. As the younger sister of Kate, Edwina was the more soft-spoken and optimistic of the two, often dressing in various shades of pink and pastels to showcase her innocence. She especially looked stunning dressed in white during her wedding to Anthony, which makes it the perfect costume if you want to capture Edwina’s angelic nature this October. Start with a simple white dress and low bun and build upon it. Add on a cathedral veil, statement necklace and hair accessories to really finish off the look.
Season 1 Penelope may have been all about yellow, but season 2 Penelope was all about pink. As Penelope’s role as Lady Whistledown evolved in season 2, so did her style. For this costume to truly work, you absolutely can’t forget all the adornments and accessories. Use gilded hair pins and floral-themed jewelry to take her look from everyday to evening. To get Penelope’s signature falling tendrils, curl your hair then pile and secure on top of your head before setting with some hairspray.
As a woman who fights societal norms, Eloise makes an impact in all the ways she breaks away from tradition. Even her way of dressing showcases her no-nonsense personality. Eloise’s look might be the easiest one to recreate out of the bunch, but that doesn’t make it any less fun. Wear the green dress with a dickey collar then pin the pink bow to the dickey to nail the neckline of this look.
As a secondary character in both seasons, Madame Delacroix, a highly in-demand dressmaker, is always in style. For this specific costume, use various shades of purple for Madame Delacroix’s dress, gloves and purse to really pop. Use floral combs and finish off with some bright red lipstick.
Famous for her quick wit and her ability to know everything, Lady Danbury’s jeweled dresses and colorful accessories give fans more reasons to love watching her. This specific look is all about maroon reds. Although not all of the pieces have to be the exact same shade, using a common hue simply pulls it all together. Lady Danbury’s elegance comes from the evening gloves, jewelry and hat she uses to accompany her red dress and coat. You can also use a red skirt you already own if you’re trying to be more budget friendly.
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