Halloween Costume Inspiration, Based on Your Chinese Zodiac Sign

Posted on October 27, 2019

We’re about to move into spook season, and with it comes all kinds of weird and wonderful things – including Halloween costumes!

You may be agonizing over which costume to wear for Halloween this year, or considering whether you will dress up at all! Agonize no more.

As with many things, the Chinese Zodiac has a superb way of helping you discover more about yourself and finding solutions to both big and small puzzles. Your Chinese Zodiac sign is who you are at heart – sometimes, your mind may be disconnected from your true self, but your Chinese Zodiac sign does not lie!

Knowing your Chinese astrology sign can tell you all kinds of things, from what era you belong in, to the best crystals for you to use.

Your 2020 Halloween Costume, Based on Your Chinese Zodiac Sign

If you’re in a state of flummox and can’t make up your mind which costume to go with, read on to find out which one is best for you.

Halloween costumes based off of somebody's Chinese zodiac sign.

Rat: Detective

What better outfit for the Rat than a famous sleuth, known for solving some of the most difficult mysteries in the fictional world? Sherlock Holmes! The Rat is someone who prizes problem-solving above all else and is totally in their element in the form of a famous detective.

To the Rat, there is no greater talent than the talent for being a cerebral genius, as the great Sherlock Holmes is. If you’re not into Sherlock, try a detective or spy. Either of these truly encompasses the energy of the Rat.

Ox: Mummy

Strength is one of the most notable features of the Ox and there is no doubt that the Egyptian mummy is a fearsome character of strength, who often won’t take no for an answer. (Think of Imhotep in The Mummy!)

Ox people are strong, stubborn characters; in Ancient Egypt, mummies were the bodies of dead people who had been preserved after death; for many Ox people, one of their defining quotes is, “Not even the fear of death can stop me!”

If you want to save the gauze or toilet paper, you can try treasure hunters or adventurers (similar to Evelyn Carnahan or Rick O’Connel from The Mummy).

Tiger: Catwoman

What better Halloween costume for the feline of the Chinese Zodiac than Catwoman? Like the Tiger, Catwoman prowls the night, slaying her enemies.

The Tiger is someone who is not afraid to face the demons and monsters that the darkness brings, so dressing up as the sleek, feminine, and dangerous Catwoman fits perfectly with their characters. If you prefer a more masculine outfit, try Batman or even Venom.

Rabbit: Ghost

The Rabbit is someone who prefers to watch from the sidelines, preferring other, more exuberant members of the zodiac to take center-stage.

A ghost costume fits in nicely with their overall demeanor, which has a tendency to fade into the background and make mental notes about all that is going on around them. Rabbits are often quiet people too – silent as a ghost!

While you’re at it, try out this new ghost costume Halloween trend from Tiktok.

Dragon: Zombie

If there’s one sign that likes to make an entrance, it’s the Dragon. What better costume to make an entrance with than a zombie, which is guaranteed to turn heads?

Have fun with this one and think, what do zombies look like in your world?

So many films have been made about zombies for a reason – they fascinate some, repel others and even generate inspiration. Sounds like the majestic Dragon!

Snake: Witch

A philosopher and deep thinker, the Snake is the Chinese Zodiac’s Plato. Plato was not just a great philosopher of Ancient Greece; he was a great believer in the supernatural and all things esoteric. Witchcraft is merely the manipulation of energy – whatever you think shall manifest in reality.

For the Snake who prizes the mind so greatly, it is the perfect costume. It’s up to you to decide if you go for the traditional hat and a broomstick witch, a spooky witch, or a modern witch.

Horse: Mermaid

Always one for venturing into new horizons, the Horse suits the unique splendor of the mermaid costume! A Horse would explore under the sea if possible and the mermaid highlights their very adventurous and explorative characters.

If you’re not in the mood to wear a tail all night - try the Little Mermaid approach and pretend you’ve just been turned into a human.

Goat: Vampire

A great costume for the Goat person is a Vampire. Dreamy and gentle they may be, but the Goat has a fiery side! They have no qualms about sinking their fangs into you if you rile them.

The vampire costume also provides the Goat with the opportunity to make the most of their creative side; their imagination knows no boundaries! Edward Cullen or Dracula - the choice is yours.

Monkey: Pirate

The ultimate sign of exploration, what better costume for the Monkey than the original – albeit criminal – explorers, the pirates! Ar matey, we challenge you to give us your best Captain Hook or Jack Sparrow impression!

With this sign, the cheeky Monkey can proudly show off their curiosity and inquisitiveness, letting everyone know that they are willing to scan vast horizons to achieve their goals!

Rooster: White Walker

The villainous Game of Thrones White Walkers are perfect for the flamboyant Rooster, who also likes to make an entrance. White Walkers will stop at nothing to get what they want, changing others into White Walkers along the way.

With their stubborn determination and ability to sway the crowd to their own way of thinking, the Rooster makes a great White Walker!

Find out which Game of Thrones character matches your Chinese Zodiac animal right here!

If you’re not a Game of Thrones fan, we recommend one of these other determined television icons.

1. Joe Exotic - The Tiger King

2. Moria Rose - Schitt’s Creek

3. Leslie Knope or Ben Wyatt - Parks & Recreation

Dog: Werewolf

What better costume for the Dog than the werewolf, in honor of their ancestors, the original wolf! Dogs are loyal, serious, and grounded, but when they or their loved ones are under attack, outcomes the werewolf – and when this happens, it’s time for everyone to back away!

Get your ripped jeans and your wildest contacts out - it’s time to howl at the Moon!

Pig: Fairy

The sweet and gentle Pig is most suited to a fairy costume this Halloween. Not one for grim ghoulishness, they like to keep things pleasant and nice.

So, while everyone’s off scaring one another to death with Whitewalkers, werewolves, and zombies, the Pig in a fairy costume is busy keeping everyone happy!

Get Your Halloween On!

So there you have the perfect Halloween costumes for your Chinese astrology signs! Enjoy this coming spooky season and wield the inner ghoulishness of your Chinese Zodiac animal while you’re at it!

Stay safe and have fun!

Related Article: What’s your Feng Shui Style Based on Your Chinese Zodiac Sign?

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Sarah Brownlee is a harmonious Libra Sun, Conflicted Scorpio rising, and a Tiger in the Chinese Zodiac. A whirlwind writer with a passion for Tarot cards and Astrology in all… Learn More About The Author »

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