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If you are looking for a Halloween costume, you might want to consider wearing something scary. These can be fun costumes when you are going to a party or you want to give kids a little fright when handing out candy. You can also be inconspicuous at events since many scary costumes have large masks that cover your face. Consider one of these top easy scary Halloween costumes.
Easy Scary Costumes for Women
If you are wanted to stand out and not wear the generic “Hot Girl, Bunny, Witch…” costume, consider something scary. There are a number of options for you to be the hit of the party by being the scariest person there. Here are a few of our top easy scary costumes for women.
The Exorcist – Regan
Still to this day, The Exorcist is one of the scariest films I have ever seen. Even to this day it’s a winner, and I have seen A LOT of scary movies. You will be Regan, the main character from the movie, The Exorcist. You can frighten all your friends and maybe even win a scariest costume award. This costume include the lace nightshirt that Regan wears throughout the entire movie. It’s complete with fake blood and vomit stains on nightshirt. You can also purchase the mask separately to complete the look.
Instead of Regan, how about you perform the exorcisms. This nun is by far the scariest that we’ve ever encountered. If you’ve ever been a student in Catholic School, nuns probably already scare you.
This dreadful nun costume depicts Sister Mary Catherine after her possession and it will make the hair on the back of your neck stand up on end. This complete costume includes the black dress, the collar with the upside-down cross, the black and white headpiece, the comfy leggings, and a black pair of gloves. We recommend wearing a rosary, black heels, and some black contacts so you can get the complete possessed look.
Scary Voodoo Doll
Looking for a little revenge? You could try egging their house, or how about placing a curse on them? Someone with experience practicing the dark arts can set up a voodoo doll for you and all you have to do is follow the instructions. It’s the perfect paranormal revenge system for the fast-paced modern world!
Or, you can skip the trouble of finding someone to make a voodoo doll and get right to working your own mystical mojo with this Women’s Plus Size Voodoo Doll Costume. The enchanted designs and stitching on this sexy, yet scary dress add to its darkly magical style, and would be perfectly complemented by your favorite tights or fishnet stockings to make the look your own. It even comes with a smaller matching voodoo doll attached to a black wristband. If the subject of your revenge happens to be an ex-boyfriend, they are going to regret whatever they did when you show up to the party in this costume!
Abby the Haunted Doll
Want to play up those less-than-innocent looks? You’ve got options! This Abby the Haunted Doll costume looks picture perfect with the lush layers of fabric you’d expect a china doll to wear. The high-waisted bodice has a high neck that’s trimmed with ruffled lace and puffed sleeves. No one will suspect all the evil coming from your fragile little doll like self, with that innocent look.
From the broken doll makeup kit to white thigh highs and wigs that sport babydoll curls, you’ll find your characters comes to life, piece by piece, for better or worse.
Be the life and/or death of the party in this cute Zombie Cheerleader costume. The costume features a black and burgundy dress with a terrifyingly tattered hemline and matching pom-poms. The front of the dress is decorated with dreadful details like blood spatters, a “DED” insignia, and a fake bloody rib poking through.
You might not be the cheeriest of cheerleaders, but no one will be able to deny you’ve got heart. Possibly even two or three of them, depending on how fast the opposing team can run away. Go! Fight! Die!
Dead Prom Queen
And the winner is… Ever since the zombie apocalypse, we’ve noticed a few things. The Zombie Prom is this week. It will be quite the event with an undead band, decrepit decorations, and decaying food. All of the most popular zombies are sure to be there.
We think you’d be a shoe-in for Prom Queen. Just put on an outfit like our Drop Dead Prom Queen Costume and you’ll eat, I mean beat the competition. Note the fancy blue sequined dress? And how it’s shredded and covered in stains? Other zombies really love that. This outfit even comes with stained gloves, a “Drop Dead Gorgeous” sash, and a tiara/knife headband! Now just don’t forget a decent pair of shambling shoes…
Best Easy Scary Halloween Costumes from the Movies
I loooove scary movies, and they have some of the scariest people in them. These characters are so well known that they can frighten people all on their own. Here are a few of our favorite easy scary Halloween costumes from the movies. (Check out our Exorcist at the beginning of the post.)
Billy from Saw
Dress as a popular bad guy from the extremely successful Saw franchise, and give people flashbacks to the original movie. You’ll look like you’ve jumped right off the big screen. Billy, the diabolical puppet is the chosen method of communication between the deranged and twisted Jigsaw, and his unlucky victims.
This freaky design is a full suit, complete with jacket, pants, bowtie, vest and shirt, as well as authentic-looking white gloves and an amazingly atrocious mask. Simply wear some black boots and you’ll have all you need for a night terrorizing the local trick or treaters.
Are you going to a costume party located on Elm Street and you want to dress appropriately?
Yes, this Adult Freddy Krueger Shirt with Mask is the ideal solution for your eerie needs. Think about it, what better way to be as memorable as possible than as the original Master of Nightmares himself?
This striped long sleeve shirt is legendary and as instantly recognizable as you are, from the moment you enter the room. It has jagged edges at the neckline, hemline, and sleeve cuffs that match the horror of the included mask (which will transform your normal face into the burned away flesh of Freddy himself). Pick up the gloves and hat as accessories to your crime and finish off the look that will haunt the nightmares of your friends for days to come!
Miss Freddy Krueger
Are you supposed to be funny or spooky? Well, we can’t think of any good reason that you should have to choose one or the other. Horror characters are at their most terrific when they show off the surprising contradictions hidden within each of us.
This form-fitting acrylic dress with daring frayed edges and provocative slashes across the torso pairs nicely with Freddy’s iconic brown fedora and single glove with 7-inch blades strapped to every finger. It just strikes us as way cooler and more interesting. Plus, if we were looking for a way into the dreams of somebody who doesn’t have a lot of nightmares, the mix-and-match approach would seem like the way to go.
Jason Voorhees – Friday the 13th
You can’t go out on a killing spree in that outfit you’re wearing right now. It just won’t strike that spine-tingling fear into victims. Everyone knows hockey is the most frightening sport on the planet, so nothing can make your victims squirm more than a goalie mask and a shredded jacket, like Jason Voorhees. Don’t forget the hockey stick.
Whether you’re a fan of Clive Barker’s novella, The Hellbound Heart, a fanatic of the classic Hellraiser horror films, or even an avid reader of the Hellraiser comic books, you’re sure to love these terrifying costumes. This is your chance to become the iconic sadist with this costume and mask that features realistic-looking protruding pins so that you can terrorize all your friends as you harvest their souls.
Easy Scary Halloween Costumes for Men
Are you looking for a costume for your man? Afraid he will show up in a white shirt as a ghost? Here are some easy scary Halloween costumes for men that will scare the neighbors on purpose.
Bring the legend of Sleepy Hollow to life in this Headless Horseman Costume, and persuade Ichabod Crane to leave Sleepy Hollow! Wear it with your own black pants, or buy their pants for a complete look. Add black boots and gloves; and for an even more realistic touch, carry a pumpkin as a prop to complete the spooky look.
Plenty of people want to dress up like royalty at Halloween. this Deluxe Witch King Costume is even more appealing than most regal outfits, because becoming the Witch King takes way more time and effort than stepping into the shoes of any run-of-the-mill monarch. With a dark, festering shroud that cloaks the undead body in shadow and realistic details on the latex armor, this utterly terrifying ensemble is going to give people the heeby-jeebies.
If you’d like to cast some spells, create a few hexes, and practice old school voodoo, there’s not going to be a better look to accomplish it in than this Adult Voodoo Dude costume.
Includes a stylish suit coat, and macabre details that only a true voodoo practitioner would show off. A molded skull mask and foam hat will keep your real identity safely hidden, and printed details and a false vest front add just the right touches.
Add a few prop accessories like a snake and a voodoo doll and no one is going to have any trouble identifying you as a master of the dark arts.
Killer in the Cornfield
If you are a survivor from the town of Erma Grove, you may think this landscape is a nightmare, but Erma Grove used to be a nice place. Then one September night after a hard day of harvesting corn, a beast came out of the bare fields. It was a scarecrow and he wasn’t very happy about the corn getting taken from him after all his hard work. He wanted revenge and every single person in Erma Grove would know before the night was out!
The costume features a long raggedy tunic that’s cinched in at the waist and wrists with bands that have been molded from plastic to look like layers of rope. The easy scary Halloween costume is topped with a long headpiece that has an unsettling face on the front. Top this costume off with the foam hat and you’ll spread delightful fright wherever you go. The large, eerie eyes are enough to make anyone shiver.
Rotten to the Core Zombie
This easy scary Halloween costume is a type of dark zombie that has risen from the dead and is trying to capture souls of its next victim. The Halloween costume is a dark one, has a scary mask, and also comes with the chest piece and pants. There is also a shirt and hood to complete the costume.
3D Zombie Costume
Here is a traditional zombie costume. This is in a grey color and looks just like the zombies from your favorite movies or zombie-themed television shows. It is a one-size-fits-all Halloween costume made of both polyester and plastic. You will get a mask with wig, gloves, and pants and shirts with different body parts sewn into it. Equally scary and grotesque!
Easy Scary Halloween Costumes for Everyone
It seems there is just so much more out there for men than there is for women. Especially if your a woman who wants to stand out, surprise or scare your friends. There’s something exciting and fun about causing fear in others, or is that just me? These costumes below can be wore by anyone and there is no doubt that with these easy scary Halloween costumes you will frighten your friends.
Gruesome Bat Creature
Just No! This Gruesome Bat Creature is amazingly scary and will frighten to anyone it comes in contact with. The majority of the costume is black and made of latex. You will have the look of a large bat creature with a tattered robe, full latex mask, hand and arm extensions to wear. It will completely cover your head, and is ideal when you want to wear something frightening for Halloween, or keep your identity a secret.
Pumpkin Head Monster
This Pumpkin Head Monster costume is an intricate and spooky creature that you never ever want to show up at your door asking for anything. The body is made with an intricate vines shirt and the head is a wrinkled terror of a gourd. And those over-sized hands? Perfect for chucking pumpkins at people fleeing in terror.
A scary old witch costume could be just what you need to turn heads this Halloween. This witch costume starts with a brown burlap robe that is fully lined for a comfortable, warm look. Tan and green cheesecloth drapes add a much-needed scary element to the robe, and you can drape them however you wish to give yourself that unique look for Halloween. Then top off this scary witch look with the green latex witch mask that has added black hair for the ultimate in scary times this Halloween.
This Adult Straight Jacket looks like the real thing, but is MUCH easier to get in and out of. You can impress your friends with your amazing Houdini-style escape act without learning how to get out of a real straight jacket! A total plus if you accidentally get rounded up by some nuns.
This adult straight jacket costume is perfect for Halloween, haunted houses, or any other event where you want to have a scary look or perform a fun party trick! The jacket fastens with Velcro strips at center front for easy on and off and has multiple self-fabric strips that fasten with metal D-rings for a terrifying look!
Fade Eye Shadow Demon
Every horror movie has some sort of bloody monster with sharp claws or a weird mask. But sometimes it’s what you can’t see that evokes the most fear, like this Shadow Demon. Appear from the depths of the darkness, a shadowy figure with glowing red eyes. Is it a monster? A demon? Perhaps a person? Their imagination will run horribly wild with all the evil creatures it could be as it creeps closer to them. Creepy, right?
Scariest Clown Costumes for Halloween
Why are clowns so scary? I know for me it all started with Stephen King’s It. And the fear has never gone away. There is something extra menacing about a supposedly friendly looking happy human able to inflict so much hurt and destruction.
Black and White Killer Clown
Are you born into this world of horror and murder as the Killer Clown? Or is it something that develops over time? Wear your white and black, half polka dot, half striped polyester satin jumpsuit and show your deserving victims your horrific and injured face, a wide black and insidious smile and the bleeding red scar on your skull. It’s even framed by the a black ruffle at your neck to show off your adorable face.
Women’s Creepy Clown
The women’s Creepy Clown has a back zippered dress with a cute, flouncy skirt. The creams and grays of this costume make it look timeless. The top is wild with red poufs up the front and puffed sleeves layered over the striped sleeves, with a red satin trim waist around the dress. It’s topped with a ruffle around the neck and lace overlay on top.
Make this look unforgettable by choosing a curly clown wig from our collection, wild leggings, and classic clown makeup. You could even shake things up with a handful of black and white balloons.
Inflatable Evil Clown
We may have the answer on how to make clowns scarier: fill them with air! This giant inflatable evil clown costume will balloon your body in bizarre, unnatural directions, to turn your typical evil clown from something somewhat scary to downright mentally scarring! Go out into the night and watch as every man, woman, child, and animal runs from you in fear.
Women’s Classic Horror Clown
Have you ever sat and wondered what makes a horror clown go off the rails? Me neither! This scary clown is the women’s version of the horror filled IT clown. The bright and colorful clown costume is so far from cheery, you won’t be mistaken for a happy clown. Red pom-poms go down the front of the bright yellow dress and has billowy silky sleeves. A purple ruff around the neck is complemented with a yellow bow tie for a formally creepy look.
Top this off with a wild clown wig and a full face of greasepaint and you’ll be ready for the bright lights of the circus scene. You can even add a little extra faux blood to your costume to give your character every extra ounce of character.
Men’s Nightmare Clown
This Nightmare Clown Costume could not possibly be any more frightening. The mask is the reason we don’t sleep at night! The shirt and matching pants might have a cheerful red and white striped pattern, but the with the ragged scuff marks you can see the murderous intent to the outfit. By having easy scary Halloween costumes in your closet you will surely scare the pants off your friends with this one.
IT Pennywise Clown
I know Pennywise is from a movie and technically should be listed above, but I tried to put off looking at him for as long as possible. I also know Pennywise isn’t really a clown. It’s a mind-reading monster that becomes what you fear most before attacking you.
Modeled after the classic killer clown from Stephen King’s “It”, this one-piece clown costume has all the hallmarks of a fun-loving clown, silly, like bright colors and fluffy pom-poms. But they’ve also included creepy clown mask will have your friends’ skin crawling faster than you can say “You’ll float, too!” If you really want to creep some people out, show up to your party with a few balloons.
Women’s Black and White Killer Clown
This Killer Clown costume for women comes with an asymmetrical black and white toned dress. The footless tights have a polka dot theme on one leg and a striped theme on the other, which perfectly matches the dress. Just place the matching hat on your head and you’ll be ready to “entertain” a few victims!
If you really want to keep the audience utterly speechless, then you’re going to need a few gruesome accessories. Start with the white wig and the makeup will let you create your own unique and gruesome clown-face and nothing tells the audience that you’re a straight nightmare like a toy knife accessory. Combine those with this spicy clown costume and no one will remember why clowns and you were every considering funny in the first place.
If super scary Halloween costumes are not your thing, check out some of our other costume reviews or Halloween ideas.
- Top 16 Funny Mens Halloween Costumes
- Couple Costume Ideas
- Best Kids Costumes
Now after all of these clowns, I only hope I can get some sleep tonight. I have been scared of them since the original IT came out, we won’t talk about how old I was then. I have definitely picked out my costume if I go with an easy scary Halloween costumes, can you guess which one? Let me know below if you were going to go scary, which costume you would choose.