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Costume Ideas

Medusa:  The pre-fab Medusa costumes generally suck.  Try to find a good head piece if you can't make one, and do the rest of the costume yourself.  Here is my Medusa costume of 2007.


The Ruins is a fairly recent movie.  the characters were eaten by cursed plants.  Has potential for a really creative costume.  The plants were growing in and out of their wounds and worming their way under the skin.

The Joker: From Batman Dark Knight this is a great new way to do the Joker!

My brother came as a grave digger for my wedding in 2006 and it's a great costume that you can really make your own.



Other Ideas

Bruce Campbell from the Evil dead movies.  I saw the Evil Dead Musical, it was the most hilarious things I have ever seen in my whole life.  We sat in the "Splatter Zone" where we got drenched in blood! 

Other Movie ideas: Edward Scissor hands, Sweeny Todd, Jack the Ripper, Nightmare before Christmas characters, Grim Reaper, Trickster from Brainscan (see pic below), Give the classic jester costume an evil makeover, zombie doctor (think dead Dr. Giggles), The Ice Queen, From 28 days later (and it's sequel) try a zombie with "rage," anything dead, get creative: dead Barbie, dead rainbow brite, dead GI Joe, you get the picture.  The little dead girl from the grudge: you need a black wig with blunt bangs, an old white nightgown that looks ragged, white face and black rimmed eyes.




Need some costume ideas?

Rule 1: no costume is impossible. With a little imagination any costume can come to life.

Movie Characters
Movie characters are probably the easiest and most popular costumes. They usually donít take much more than a makeup kit from your favorite party store and some old clothes you already have in the house.

Michaels Myers from the Halloween Movies: This is very easy for even the most Halloween challenged individual. You need a white mask or makeup, black eyeliner, and a big knife. (A fake one please.) Dress in all black, paint your face totally white, line your eyes thickly in black, and carry your fake knife around.

Freddy Kruger from Nightmare on Elm St. was a very popular costume. You need an old hat, a red and black striped sweater and black pants. You can find the glove he wore at costume stores and fake skin. (You can usually find a mask if you prefer) Spread the fake skin on your face, add red and pink makeup to make it look like burns. A little patience or money to buy the mask, and youíll look good.

Another very easy costume is Jason from the Friday the 13th movies. You need dark baggy clothes and an old style goalie hockey mask.

You can buy fangs at novelty stores that cap your own teeth. They are much better than those cheep mouth pieces we wore as children. You need some white makeup, black clothes, blood red lips and some fake blood. Donít forget lots of black eyeliner. You can get creative with your clothing. Just because Dracula had a cape doesnít mean every vampire wears one. You can be hideous or sexy-scary depending on what you want. Try to go above and beyond what most people do for a vamp costume. Teeth marks dripping blood, open wounds oozing, etc. etc. etc.

You can find great costume looks from your favorite movies. Such as Bram Stokerís Dracula and any of the Anne Rice (Interview with a Vampire, Queen of the Damned etc.)

Ghouls, goblins, demons etc. are all in your imagination. What do you fear? Use your own nightmares to invent freakish creatures of the dark. You costume staples should include: fake blood, scary teeth, wounds, white face makeup, black eyeliner, black nail polish, black or red lips, bruises, sallow cheeks, dark hair, dark clothes, torn clothes, spiky jewelry, colored contacts etc.