|Cameron Jenkins, Annie O'Sullivan|
Spider-Man: Across The Spider-Verse is arguably one of the best kids movies of the year. And while Miles Morales (played by Shameik Moore) was undeniably the star of the film, another character found a way to sneak into the hearts of audiences across the country. We’re talking about the lovable and fearless Gwen Stacy.
While some fans may remember their first introduction to Gwen as Peter Parker’s (played by Andrew Garfield) love interest in The Amazing Spider-Man in 2012 and the sequel in 2014, others may only recall her as part of the team that helped Miles come into his own in the 2018 animated film Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse.
In a multiverse with several versions of Earth and parallel universes, Gwen got her time to shine as Spider-Woman, or as she becomes known as in the latest film, Ghost-Spider. So, it’s a no-brainer that this Halloween you may want to binge all the Spider-Man films in order and then draw inspiration from the movies for your look.
Whether you prefer the newest Gwen as Spider-Woman or are reminiscent of Emma Stone’s version back in 2012 and 2014, you can’t go wrong with any of these Gwen Stacy Halloween costume ideas, especially if you’re looking for a top Halloween costume for women.
Here are some of the characters’ very best looks that we’ve rounded up so you can easily DIY ahead of your October festivities. And don’t forget to also check out these Spider-Verse costumes featuring the rest of the Spidey gang.
Gwen Stacy School Uniform Costume from Across the Universe
When she’s not undercover as Spider-Woman, Gwen is dressed in her uniform while she attends Brooklyn Visions Academy, a special computer science school where she first meets Miles Morales a.k.a. Spider-Man. The two form a friendship, and although Miles is unaware of her powers or who she is, she helps him learn to adapt to his powers which are still relatively new to him. You can easily DIY her preppy school uniform with some basic essentials like a button-down, sweater and sneakers that we’re sure you can find if you rummage around in your closet. It doesn’t have to be an exact color match to work. Don’t forget her iconic wavy blonde locks, and feel free to throw in a fake eyebrow piercing or two if you really want to capture her edginess.
Gwen Stacy Spider-Woman/Ghost Spider Costume from Across the Universe
When it’s time to fight crime, break out Gwen’s black, white and pinkish-purple spider suit and her trademark blue sneakers. At the start of Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, we learn that in her old dimension, it was Gwen Stacy, not her best friend Peter Parker, who was bitten by a radioactive spider and developed powers. When Miles accidentally shoots webbing into Gwen’s hair while learning to use his powers, she trades in her wavy bob for a one-sided undercut and some pink highlights. A bonus of this costume? The sweatshirt and leggings will make sure you stay warm in case it ends up being a freezing Halloween season.
Gwen Stacy Hallway Outfit from The Amazing Spider-Man
Before there was Spider-Woman Gwen Stacy in the Spiderverse universe, there was Emma Stone‘s Gwen Stacy whom we first saw in The Amazing Spiderman and The Amazing Spider-Man 2 as Peter Parker’s (Andrew Garfield) love interest and the daughter of Chief Police Officer George Stacy (Denis Leary) — save for the very brief appearance of Bryce Dallas Howard as Gwen Stacy in Spider-Man 3 back in 2007. Compared to Peter Parker’s shy, somewhat loner demeanor, Gwen was the pretty popular Valedictorian who wore this preppy sweater and skirt outfit when Peter first asked her out. Layer a sweater over a basic white t-shirt and pair with a mini skirt. Add some knee-high boots, a backpack and grab an extra book or two from your bookshelf to finish off this schoolgirl look.
Gwen Stacy Schoolyard Costume from The Amazing Spider-Man
Gwen’s outdoor schoolyard outfit has lots of layers, which is great if you’re planning on being outside in the October air, but still follows her usual preppy style pairing a basic shirt with a skirt and knee-high boots. Like her hallway look, add a backpack or a few textbooks to encompass the studious appearance Gwen always seems to have.
Gwen Stacy and Peter Parker Costume from The Amazing Spider-Man
Fans were thrilled, but quickly heartbroken, to see Gwen and Peter reunite in The Amazing Spider-Man 2 after their previous breakup right before her untimely death at the hands of the Green Goblin.
Although there’s a new Gwen Stacy now in the Spider-Verse, Peter and Gwen will always be a fan-favorite couple throughout all the Spider-Man movies. To create the couple’s costume, you can opt for the same pink and black shirt and skirt combo Gwen rocks in this picture, or choose one of the other two outfits of hers above. As for Peter Parker, all you need is the Spider-Man suit and a good pair of sneakers.
Cameron (she/her) is a staff writer for Good Housekeeping, where she covers everything from holidays to food. She is a graduate of Syracuse University, where she received a B.A. in magazine journalism. In her spare-time she can be found scrolling TikTok for the latest cleaning hacks and restaurant openings, binge-watching seasons of Project Runway or online shopping.
As a member of the Special Projects Team, Annie works with the GH Tested program writing up product reviews and roundups and helps plan and run annual expos and events like the GH Parenting Summit, Xmas in July Expo, Cleaning Summit, Winter Essentials Expo, and more. When she’s not working, she can be found running, listening to true crime podcasts, designing graphic collages, or sipping on a margarita.