Scary Halloween Costume Ideas You Can Try

Now that summer is almost over, it's time to start exploring scary Halloween costume ideas. Halloween gives you the license to unleash your imagination and prepare your most frightening Halloween outfits. Here are some ideas to help spark your creativity.

Movie Monsters.

Many of today's most iconic movie monsters are great sources of scary Halloween costume ideas, since they do not really require elaborate makeup or costumes. For example, to dress up as Jason, the masked killer from the Friday the 13th films, simply wear a hockey mask and splatter some red food coloring on it as fake blood, wear dark pants and shirt with a pea green jacket, then complete the outfit with a prop machete.

A Michael Myers costume from the Halloween movie series is even easier, requiring just a blank white mask and a dark-colored jumpsuit plus a prop knife; alternately, instead of a mask you can paint your face with white grease paint (including the ears), then use a black grease pencil to paint dark circles around your eyes to simulate eye holes.

Classic monsters.

Traditional monsters such as vampires, werewolves and zombies are also popular Halloween costumes. For example, if you want to be a vampire, all you have to do is wear a pair of fake fangs and then add two blood streams running from the corners of your mouth, as if you've just been feeding.

A zombie costume is even easier, since you only need to paint your face white and then use eye shadow to make your eyes look sunken. To create a werewolf costume, apply dark brown makeup to your face and hands, then add fake fur around your face and on top of your hands; you can even add fake fur on your eyebrows.

Victims of violent deaths.

These victims are original Halloween costumes that will make you the talk of the next Halloween party. To make yourself one of these victims, all you have to do is create the basic zombie look of cream-white foundation to simulate a death-like pallor, and then add accessories to suggest the manner of death.

For example, to be a hanging victim, you can wear a noose around your neck and add blue bruises underneath it. Scary Halloween costume ideas to be a suicide that slashed their wrists include putting fake blood around your wrists to suggest the cuts and adding blood streaks on your arms to suggest smaller cuts.