DIY Horror Movie Costumes

Halloween is almost here. There’s no better time for a horror movie marathon. With so many awesomely scary movies to choose from, it should be no surprise that some people are inspired to dress up like the characters for Halloween.

Any horror fan will recognize these iconic characters, and dressing up as them is easier than ever. With a few bits and pieces, you can create your very own horror movie costume that is sure to creep anyone out this Halloween.

We’ve put together a list of supplies you’ll need to DIY a horror movie costume of your own.

Annabelle from The Conjuring

DIY Annabell Costume

Dress | Wig | Belt | Makeup

There’s just something about dolls that are inherently creepy. Annabelle is no different. She may have creeped you out when she was introduced in The Conjuring but she’s been elevated to full-on nightmare-inducing status with the release of Annabelle and Annabelle Comes Home.

Billy The Puppet from Saw

DIY Billy the Puppet Costume

Suit | Shirt | Bow Tie | Wig | Makeup

The squeaky wheels of his tricycle are enough to make the hair on the back of your neck stick up. But fans of the Saw franchise know that if you’re in the presence of Billy the Puppet, things aren’t looking good for you. Jigsaw has a message and it’s never a good one.

Freddy Krueger from Nightmare on Elm Street

DIY Freddy Krueger Costume

Sweater | Glove | Mask | Hat

No one does nightmares quite like Freddy Krueger. Especially if you live on Elm Street. Luckily there are an abundance of Elm Streets in towns across the country, so the potential creep people out on Halloween is there. Even if you don’t live on Elm Street, dressing up as this horror villain is always a surefire way to scare people.

Leatherface from Texas Chainsaw Massacre

DIY Leatherface Costume

Shirt | Apron | Chainsaw | Tie | Mask | Blood

If you’re throwing a dinner party this Halloween, dressing up as Leatherface is always a good idea. Your guest won’t be sure if they’re there to enjoy dinner or be dinner. Leatherface solidified his place in the horror villain hall of fame thanks to Texas Chainsaw Massacre but continues to scare audiences in the reboots and spin-off.

Michael Myers from Halloween

DIY Michael Myers Costume

Coverall | Mask | Knife

No one could’ve guessed that a William Shatner mask could’ve created so many nightmares, but here we are. Thanks to the sequels and reboot, Michael Myers continues to be an iconic horror villain. His look is definitely one of the easiest to recreate but it packs the biggest scare factor, especially during Halloween.

Pennywise from It

DIY Pennywise Costume

Wig | Shirt | Makeup | Shoes | Knickers | Gloves | Tutu | Pom Poms

Pennywise is back at it again. With the premiere of It Chapter Two, he’s definitely here to stay. This killer clown got a new look in the It reboot and it’s hard to believe that they were able to make him even scarier. If you’re setting out as Pennywise this Halloween, don’t forget your red balloon. It’ll also add to the effect if you find a sewer grate to hang around.

Slenderman from Slender Man

DIY Slenderman Costume

Suit | Shirt | Gloves | Mask

Slenderman may have originated as a creepypasta internet meme but the supernatural character has taken on a life of its own. While you might not be a thin, tall humanoid, you can look the part with a few supplies.

The Babadook from The Babadook

DIY Babadook Costume

Cape | Hat | Coat | Wig | Makeup | Gloves

Most of the other monsters and villains on this list have been around for decades. But that what makes the Babadook both scary and special. The Babadook scared audiences but the character also became a gay icon. No matter what your reasoning for suiting up as the Babadook this Halloween, you’ll look fantastically spooky.

Halloween is all about the things that go bump in the night. That’s why dressing up as a horror character is perfect. Try out one of our DIYs or browse our inventory of scary costumes to wear this Halloween!


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