Horror Movie Costumes
Are you the type of person who gets excited as soon as there is a hint of chilly weather in the air? Do you plan your movie-going schedule around the next horror movie that’s coming out? We feel you! What’s better than convincing those closest to you that this upcoming scarefest won’t be “that bad”? You tell them that the reviews have been great and people say that the script is witty. The movie can’t be that scary. (Though, why else would you be going?) You buy your tickets, get your popcorn, and joke around while picking your seats. Minutes later you guys are clutching each other for dear life as the suspenseful music builds. Moments like this might have you wondering why you put yourself through this, much less look forward to it for weeks on end. But when the credits roll, you’re full of life, of relief. That’s what horror movies do to us and for us. Let’s give our favorite horror movies the credit they deserve with awesome horror movie costumes this Halloween!
We all have different tastes in horror movies. And while it’s hard to find a favorite, all horror movies have a loose top five. Maybe you’re a fan of Captain Spaulding’s unpredictable nature. Take on the gregarious nature of this clown with our colorful Captain Spaulding costume. Or perhaps you’re on the Conjuring Universe plain. If so, you can choose between the rageful Nun or the playful yet dangerous Annabelle. And of course, we can never forget about Stephen King’s classic characters such as Carrie. Scroll on through these different horror movie costume ideas and you’ll love getting back in touch with your favorite plotlines. Maybe you’ll even be able to recreate some of those hair-raising cinematic moments for the Halloween revelers around you! Find scary group and couples costumes, as well as horror movie costumes for kids!
Scary Movie Costumes
For horror movie fans, Halloween is the best time of year. It’s one of the only times that we can really let our creep-loving side shine with pride! Horror movie costumes celebrate all those times that we’ve curled up with a bowl of snacks and watched new nightmare fuel appear before our eyes. Some people say the fear-factor is all about timing and spooky music, but it’s the characters that stick with us. Pick out your favorite horror movie costumes and you’ll watch as your “happy Halloween” kicks into gear!
Pinhead changed the name of the horror game when he arrived on the scene. A demon born of a man that opened the wrong box, this horrifying man knows how to rock an unconventional look. You’ll love the way this Pinhead Hellraiser costume captures the attention of the Halloween revelers around you!
Hannibal Lecter Costume
A man. A plan. Cannibal. Wait? Is that the saying? Maybe not, but that’s what Mr. Lector is all about. This Hannibal costume will make you look like the intellectual from the infamous movies as well as the hair-raising television series. This Hannibal costume is a great option for looking swanky at costumed events. Not sure if people in your office are dressing up on Halloween? This costume will be recognized with fans but leave you looking suave even if it’s only you and Greg from accounting who dressed up. And you’ll have the chance to appreciate that you dressed up as an intellectual killer instead of a full-fledged rooster. (Looking at you, Greg.)
As classic movies go, it’s hard to beat The Exorcist. The film has countless scenes that stick in the imagination of pop media. The scene that sticks out the most? You’re probably picturing it already. Yep, the one where Regan is hustling down the stairs, spider style. Or maybe you’re thinking of the head-spinning scene. Well okay, maybe you’re thinking of the scene where Father Damien gets out of the taxi cab under the misty light of a street lamp. But it’s undeniable that Regan’s possessed look helps make The Exorcist extraordinary. If you’re looking for a classic costume that’ll send real chills out to everyone around, this Regan costume will fit the bill perfectly!
Out of all the twisted movies out there, Saw rises to the top. As a horror movie that has people squirming in their seats, it’s a pretty unstoppable franchise. And as a costume, there’s no better option to represent this mind-twist of a series than the charming little puppet, Billy. Wait, did we say charming? We meant to say ghoulish and nefarious. Showing up to a party dressed in this Saw costume will have folks shaking in their boots… bonus points if you ride a trike to the party!
Steven King Movie Costumes
Stephen King might have been born with his last name, but boy is it apt! He has been ruling horror since Carrie was published in 1974. Now, all horror fans have their favorites. Some love the summer vibe that goes with the nightmarish realities of IT. Others go back to revisit dark and gritty Pet Semetary time and time again. And of course, it’s hard to find anything that compares to the slow yet steady yet breath-taking story of The Shining. They’re all good, but some of King’s characters make for better costumes than others. What’s creepier than coming upon the Grady twins while walking to your hotel room at night?
Grady Twins Costume
The Overlook Hotel contains some seriously creepy characters. There’s the nighttime reveler, Roger the Dogman, who haunts the hotel seeking the approval he always craved in life. There’s the surprise guest in Room 237. But there are no ghostly characters quite as iconic as the Grady Twins. Innocent victims of the hotel’s violent past, these girls flash on the scene when we least expect it, making us want to scream at the Torrance family to get out while they still can. And while horror movie costumes for kids might be a little tricky, these characters are your chance! The Grady kids can become a neighborhood hit with the creepy twin sister costume. All grown up and you still want to dress up as the twins? Find the friend that looks like you most and pair up in the spine-tingling Grady Twin Costume for a Halloween that’ll be as memorable as the elevator scene!
The Shining Costume
Everyone will know that you’re anything but a dull boy when you show up to a party rocking this costume. You’ll love acting like the tormented writer who just can’t seem to focus, even in an abandoned hotel in the middle of winter. Celebrate the season of the spook with all your ghoulish pals when you’re rocking the plaid shirt and red jacket that makes up this Jack Torrance costume.
How was your prom night? Did you dance the night away? Make memories that you never forgot? If you had a rather dull prom, this Carrie costume will make up for it. The white dress soaked in red will make you look like you’re ready to rain down some accidental vengeance on your classmates. Now that’s what we call a night to remember!
Summer fun takes on a new tone when you’re clowning around in Derry. There’s nothing like Stephen King’s IT when it comes to finding the perfect Halloween costume. Not only is wearing a Pennywise costume a great time but picking out an unexpected Georgie costume will make for a memorable Halloween night. These costumes will instantly be recognized by horror fans. Picking out the right horror movie costumes for this Halloween is easy. All you need to do is look to the sewers!
The Conjuring Universe Costumes
Those Warrens sure have been through a lot. Demon dolls. Demon nuns. Demon crooked men. Yeah. Lots and lots of demonic energy in their lives. There also happens to be many great costumes straight from the series. While we’re waiting on the edge of our seats for the next Conjuring movie to come out, we can always slip into one of these Conjuring Costumes. From our La Llorona costume to a DIY Bathsheba the witch costume, you’ve got plenty of choices. Pick your favorite and watch as your Halloween gets creepier than ever.
Oh gosh. This doll. It is not playtime material. Based off a real doll from the Warren’s collection, watching this doll in action makes us wonder why we even like horror movies. Her creepy timing is just perfect. And that little head tilt makes us shudder every single time. Maybe it’s that Annabelle is a beacon for other spirits…or maybe it’s her frozen smile. Either way, dressing up in this Annabelle costume adds instant spook factor to any Halloween event!
The Conjuring Nun Costume
Women’s horror movie costumes can be pretty varied. We’ve already featured plenty here from Carrie to Regan, but it’s hard to beat the fear factor that the Valek from The Nun has. A demonic nun, this demon provides some serious nightmare fuel every time she shows up in a movie. The Nun costume featured here will make your Halloween snapshots seem like they’re straight out of the Conjuring Universe, which is the last thing our peaceful, demon-free world needs right
Horror Movie Couples Costume
Couples that watch horror movies together, stay together. That’s a rule, right? In our humble opinion, clutching each other in fear while the suspenseful music builds is one of the best bonding experiences out there. And if you can talk each other through the nightmares, that’s a plus as well! What better way to celebrate your spooky pastime than dressing up in complementary horror movie costumes? Choose from classics like Frankenstein’s Monster and his dramatic companion, The Bride of Frankenstein. Or perhaps you’d want something a little bit funnier and more modern. The doll Chucky and well… Bride of Chucky will make for a hilarious night out that’ll show the world what a macabre couple you two are.
Horror Movie Masks
Horror movie Halloween costumes don’t have to be bulky. You can be ready to open the door to trick-or-treaters to elicit shrieks and pass out candy in an instant. We have a wide variety of costume masks. Are you a fan of the dreamlike land of Silent Hill? Our Nurse mask is high-quality enough for anything from parties to horror houses. Think you’re ready to pair up with friends for a Strangers-inspired group costume? Pick out your favorite character from Dollface to Pinup and your costume is complete! That’s the beauty of a mask for you.
It’s no puzzle why Pinhead shakes us all to the core. His cold demeanor and focus for gathering souls will always make an impact on anyone in the room. And while you could get the whole ensemble, this high-quality Pinhead mask makes an instant eerie ensemble. Match it with a faux leather outfit and you’ll be ready to make your monstrous debut.
The Exorcist is a great movie for lots of reasons. The cinematography, the timing, the plotline. All of this makes the classic horror movie stand out. But nothing beats the way it transformed the little girl, Regan, into a fearsome demon. And because this Regan mask is high-quality and detailed, you’ll love wearing this costume mask again and again!