Scary/Horror Movie Costumes

Halloween is the one night of the year when it’s acceptable for people to transform themselves into the scary creatures of their dreams or nightmares. For spooky costume ideas, look to Hollywood. The industry continues to invent disturbing and macabre characters, which makes dressing up like one of them the perfect costume choice for Halloween

Channeling Modern-Day Movie Magic 

With budding horror film directors like Neil Marshall and Eli Roth creating a new batch of baddies, those who prefer to kick their Halloween costuming up a notch can dress like a modern-day villain. For instance, you can turn into one of the Crawlers from the movie “The Descent,” or don a surgeon’s mask and cap to become the Dutch Businessman from “Hostel.” If you prefer to stump your friends and family members with your costume choice, then consider wearing a short-sleeved white dress shirt, red tie and black slacks to become Shaun from the movie “Shaun of the Dead.” Costume affordability, uniqueness and the opportunity to scare your friends and family make dressing up like a horror movie character the perfect choice. 

Old School 

Classic Hollywood monsters never go out of style. To go old school, dress up as a vampire, the Frankenstein monster or a werewolf as these costuming options are always a party hit. Instead of turning into a generic wolf man, consider becoming David Kessler from "An American Werewolf in London." You can choose to be David before or after the werewolf bites him. A blood-red puffy coat with jeans and a backpack will turn you into David before he becomes the beast while a classic werewolf mask and a red flannel shirt transforms you into the post version. Old school movie costumes are a great option for Halloween because they give you a way to honor classic Hollywood. 

Zombies 

In film, zombies first appeared on screen in the 1930s, but they were very different from the brain-craving creatures that the world is familiar with today. Zombies are always a perfect costume choice because of their creep factor. In addition, if you choose to be one for Halloween, you can dress modestly or elaborately. For an unassuming zombie movie costume, head to your closet to select a few old apparel items that you can rip, tear and enhance with blood dribbles or unspecified stains. If you prefer intricacy, then head to the nearest costume store or the Internet to buy Halloween quality makeup since your face will be the most important part of your zombie costume. 

Selection Tips 

Before choosing the best Halloween costume, consider the type of event you’ll be attending. If you’re going to a work or family Halloween party, you may need to dial back the blood and gore while a friend get-together practically necessitates an excessive amount of both. 

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