Subscribe to our newsletter. Red alert: Scientists may have discovered what creates those gorgeous ginger tresses. On a basic level, natural hair color is determined by how much melanin pigment is in your hair, and what kind of pigment it is. People who produce lots of eumelanin often have brown or black hair and skin that tans or darkens easily in the sun, while people who produce more pheomelanin are usually blonde or light-haired, with lighter skin and freckles. The gene that dictates how much pigment you produce and what kind is called the MC1R gene.
Either way, the 26 costumes below should get the wheels in your mind turning, from movie and TV shows to comic and story book characters, there's plenty of inspo to go around. Want even more Halloween ideas for the spooky occasion? Click here for blonde Halloween costumes , pop culture costumes , group costumes , and, yes, even cheesy couple costumes. Macho Man knocked up Jessica Rabbit for Halloween. Though there have been many depictions of the actual color of Joan of Arc's hair, in many paintings her strands are red.
Anime hair: from shape and color to the potential it could change if you scream loudly enough, anime tends to get a little wacky. But hair color is also used to display parts of each character, like having white hair might show your inner edge lord or the fact that you are a thousand years old. Or how pink hair might mean that you are either a psychic or a psycho. It is always important to love yourself and your body. Need I go on explaining why AE is on this list?