30 Scary Halloween Costumes That Will Spook Everyone at the Costume Party

You can have a DIY moment and add more fake blood to these creepy Halloween characters.

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A spooky Halloween costume can be as simple as dressing up as a bloodied zombie, vampire, or werewolf. But there are far scarier costume ideas out there if you tap into the wide range of horror films and thrillers that can be your inspiration for the scariest Halloween costume yet. And while you can definitely try these scary outfits on your own, some also work as jaw-dropping family costumes or frightening couples' costumes . All you need to do is pick a scary Halloween costume that meshes with your preferred level of fear, and you're bound to make a chilling entrance at the costume party or elicit squeals when you open the door for trick-or-treaters.

Scary Pumpkin Costume

Scary Pumpkin Costume

Who knew that pumpkins could come to life and become one of the scariest things you've ever seen?

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Fun World Broken Doll

Broken Doll

This broken doll costume includes the dress, tights, choker, and hair bow so you don't have to worry about spending extra money on accessories.

Forum Novelties Headless Man

This scary Halloween costume pulls off quite the optical illusion because, yep, that's your own "severed" head cradled in your hands.

Plague Doctor

This scary costume may hit a little too close to home for some, given the past two years, but this costume was creepy even in pre-pandemic times.

Morphsuits Zalgo Monster

If you're not creeped out by those long pointy fingers, then you must have nerves of steel. A bonus: This costume is elastic, which means you'll be comfy all night.

There are few things scarier than, well, getting your soul ripped out of your body. This kids' costume is perfect if your child wants to join the scary fun this year.

Forum Novelties Ghost Bride

If you're looking to add a little pretty to your scary, this creepy Victorian ghost bride costume is for you.

amscan Twin from 'The Shining'

Not all little girls want to dress up as a unicorn or a princess on Halloween. Some of them want to wear tattered dresses and look like the creepy twins from The Shining .

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BayColor 'The Purge' LED Mask

Yes, The Purge is super scary but it's also a super easy Halloween costume. This mask is a light-up to help your "victims" look into the light.

Rubie's Zombie Butcher

DIY the butcher costume. All you need is a blood-spattered apron and then add a sharp-edged headpiece and slap on some zombie makeup. Hello, terrifying meat man.

Xiao Chou Ri Ji Pig Head Butcher

There's something about these bloodied pig masks that make them look extra scary. Dress up in a butcher outfit and put on the mask to spook some innocent victims.

Fun World Zombie

Say hello to your zombie husband! Ask your beau to dress up in this scary ensemble and you'll make quite the unlively pair.

GB4 Half-Face Skull Mask

Sometimes the scariest masks are simplest. Pair this mask with a skeleton jumpsuit or all-black for a simple (yet scary) Halloween look.

Maxim Party Supplies Michael Myers

If you really want to spook people on Halloween, lurk by door frames and dark rooms in this costume as people approach.

Delightfully Dreadful Vampiress

If Halloween night is chilly this year, you'll be thrilled to wear the blood-red jacket in this eerie ensemble. Don't forget some vampire teeth !

SUIT YOURSELF Georgie From 'It'

Yes, everyone's dresses up as Pennywise from It, but you can dress up as Georgie, one of his most memorable victims, with his yellow raincoat and red balloon.

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California Costumes Voodoo King

Take this Disney-inspired costume from T he Princess and the Frog and turn it into a scary one by adding a creepy skeleton mask. You can even make it a family costume by having the rest of your crew dress up as the other characters from the movie.

California Costumes Women's Sadistic Clown Costume

To some, clowns are scary in their own right. But add a painted-on sneer and a knife to take it up a notch.

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Fun World Carrie

The only downside of this Carrie -inspired get-up? Telekinesis powers aren't included.

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LHJ Evil Monk

Sometimes a creepy hooded cloak is all you need to have the scariest costume on the block.

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Easy DIY Halloween Costumes: Spooky Ideas to Wow Everyone

Halloween is just around the corner, and the excitement of dressing up in eerie ensembles is in the air. If you’re searching for the perfect Halloween costume that will both impress and terrify, look no further! Forget about Store-Bought Costumes and unleash your creativity with these spine-chilling DIY ideas that are sure to wow your friends and make you the star of the Halloween party.

  • 1.1 Scary Easy DIY Halloween Costumes
  • 1.2 Cute Easy DIY Halloween Costumes
  • 1.3 Fun Easy DIY Halloween Costumes
  • 2 Last Minute Easy DIY Halloween Costumes
  • 3 Easy DIY Halloween Costumes for Kids
  • 4 Easy DIY Halloween Costumes for Men
  • 5 Easy DIY Halloween Costumes for Women
  • 6 Easy DIY Halloween Costumes for Couples
  • 7 More Quick Easy DIY Halloween Costumes
  • 8 Easy DIY Halloween Costumes for Teenagers

Scary, Cute, and Funny: Halloween Costume Ideas for a Spooktacular Time!

We’ve got you covered with an array of costume ideas that cater to all tastes. Whether you want to terrify, enchant, or bring joy, these DIY costume ideas are sure to make your Halloween a memorable one.

Scary Easy DIY Halloween Costumes

Looking to make a spine-chilling impression? Try these out:

  • Zombie : Awaken the undead with tattered clothing, ghostly makeup, and fake blood. Shuffle like the living dead and spook everyone in your path.

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  • Vampire : Embrace the allure of the night with fangs, dark clothing, and pale makeup. Be the epitome of timeless vampiric charm.

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  • Witch : Conjure some magic with a classic witch costume. Long black dress, a pointy hat, and a broomstick are all you need for this bewitching look.

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  • Ghost : Haunt the night with simplicity. All-white attire and a draped sheet with eye holes will give everyone the chills.

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  • Frankenstein’s Monster : Bring the iconic creature to life with stitched-up clothing and green makeup. Become the epitome of horror with this classic monster.

Frankenstein's Monster

Cute Easy DIY Halloween Costumes

Looking to evoke some “awws”? Then try these out:

  • Cat : Meow your way into hearts with cat ears, whiskers, and a tail. Embrace the feline charm and perfectly adorable vibes.

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  • Dog : Unleash the cuteness with floppy ears, a wagging tail, and a puppy-like charm. Become everyone’s favourite furry friend.
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  • Bunny : Hop into the spotlight with fluffy ears, a cute tail, and a little bunny nose. Be the epitome of adorable charm.

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  • Pumpkin : Embrace the spirit of Halloween with a pumpkin-inspired ensemble. Dress up in orange and black and let your inner jack-o’-lantern shine.

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  • Fairy : Spread some enchantment with a fairy costume. Sprinkle some magic dust and dazzle with your glittering wings.

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Fun Easy DIY Halloween Costumes

Looking to have a good laugh this Halloween? Then try these ideas out:

  • Banana : Peel into laughter with a banana costume. Be the embodiment of fruity humour at any Halloween gathering.

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  • Toilet Paper Roll: Roll into the fun with this clever costume idea. Wrap yourself in white fabric and add a cardboard tube for extra humour.

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  • Construction Paper: Be the art of the party with a colourful construction paper costume. Wear a plain outfit and add cutout paper shapes for a playful twist.

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  • Trash Bag: Turn trash into treasure with this hilarious idea. Dress in black and add garbage-like accessories for a comical effect.

Trash Bag

  • Balloon : Float into laughter with a balloon-inspired ensemble. Dress in bright colours and add inflated balloons for a whimsical touch.

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Whichever costume you choose, remember to have a spooktacular time this Halloween and unleash your creativity to make it an unforgettable night! Happy haunting!

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Last Minute Easy DIY Halloween Costumes

Below is our compilation of Last-Minute Easy DIY Halloween Costumes to Get Spooky in No Time! If you find yourself in need of a quick and creative costume, fear not! We’ve got you covered with these last-minute, easy DIY Halloween costume ideas that are sure to impress without the stress. From spooky to funny, these simple ensembles can be put together in a flash, making you the life of the Halloween party!

  • Ghost: The classic ghost costume is a timeless favourite. Grab an old white bedsheet, cut out eye holes, and drape it over yourself for an instant ghostly transformation.
  • Mummy: Become an ancient mummy with ease. Wrap yourself in toilet paper or white bandages to create the look of a resurrected creature from the tombs.
  • Scarecrow: Scare up some fun with a scarecrow costume. Put on some old jeans, a flannel shirt, and add some straw or raffia as makeshift stuffing for a rustic scarecrow look.
  • Black Cat: Embrace the feline charm with a black cat costume. Wear all black attire and add some cat ears and drawn-on whiskers for a quick and cute transformation.
  • Nerd: Show off your inner geek with a simple nerd costume. Wear glasses with tape on the bridge, suspenders, and high-waisted pants to complete the look.
  • Tourist: Become a tourist in no time. Grab a Hawaiian shirt, a wide-brimmed hat, and a camera around your neck for an easy tourist ensemble.
  • Bank Robber: Channel your inner criminal mastermind with a bank robber costume. Wear all black clothing and cut out a dollar sign from white paper to create a quick and recognizable look.
  • Athlete: Show off your sporty side with an athlete costume. Wear a jersey from your favorite team and add some athletic accessories like a sweatband or a medal for an instant sporty vibe.
  • Cowboy/Cowgirl: Saddle up and become a cowboy or cowgirl. Wear jeans, a plaid shirt, and a cowboy hat to transform into a wild west character.
  • 80s Retro: Bring back the nostalgia with an 80s-inspired costume. Wear bright colors, leg warmers, and big accessories to relive the fun and funky fashion of the era.

With these last-minute easy DIY Halloween costume ideas, you’ll be ready to spook, charm, or amuse in no time. Embrace your creativity, raid your closet, and have a boo-tiful Halloween!

Easy DIY Halloween Costumes for Kids

Fun and Adorable Ideas for a Memorable Trick-or-Treat!

Halloween is a magical time for kids, and creating DIY costumes can add to the excitement. If you’re looking for simple and creative costume ideas for your little ones, we’ve got you covered! These easy DIY Halloween costumes for kids are sure to make them the center of attention while keeping the process stress-free for parents.

  • Superhero: Unleash their inner hero with a DIY superhero costume. Use colored felt or fabric to create a cape, add a matching mask, and let them choose their superhero emblem.
  • Princess or Prince: Let them feel like royalty with a homemade princess or prince costume. Use old dresses, add some glitter, and accessorize with a crown or a sword for a princely look.
  • Little Witch or Wizard: Embrace the magic of Halloween with a witch or wizard costume. Use a black dress or robe, add a pointed hat, and give them a toy wand for extra enchantment.
  • Funny Food: Turn their favorite snacks into a costume. Use cardboard and paint to create a pizza slice, a cupcake, or a taco outfit for a fun and tasty look.
  • Fairy: Let their imagination take flight with a fairy costume. Use tulle or chiffon fabric to create a flowing dress, add some wings, and sprinkle on some fairy dust for a magical touch.
  • Little Ghost: Keep it classic with a cute little ghost costume. Use an old white sheet or fabric to create a ghostly ensemble, and let them draw a friendly ghost face.
  • Astronaut: Take them on a space adventure with an astronaut costume. Use silver or white fabric to create a jumpsuit, add NASA patches, and make a helmet from a cardboard box.
  • Animal Friends: Transform them into their favorite animals. Use face paint to create animal features like whiskers, noses, and ears, and let them wear matching colored clothing.
  • Scarecrow: Create a scarecrow costume with ease. Use old clothes, stuff them with straw or raffia, and add a straw hat for a cute and country look.
  • Little Doctor or Nurse: Let them play pretend as a doctor or nurse. Use scrubs or white clothing, create a stethoscope from cardboard, and add a toy medical kit for extra fun.

With these easy DIY Halloween costumes for kids, your little ones will be ready to embark on a thrilling trick-or-treat adventure. Embrace the creativity, involve them in the process, and watch their faces light up with joy! Happy Halloween!

Easy DIY Halloween Costumes for Men

Easy DIY Halloween Costumes for Men: Quick and Clever Ideas to Steal the Show!

If you’re a guy looking for a last-minute Halloween costume that’s both impressive and effortless, you’ve come to the right place! These easy DIY Halloween costume ideas for men will help you stand out at any spooky soirée without breaking a sweat. From classic characters to clever pop-culture references, these costumes are sure to make a statement while keeping things simple and stress-free.

  • Clark Kent/Superman: Embrace your inner superhero with a Clark Kent-inspired ensemble. Wear a button-up shirt, tie, and glasses, and reveal the Superman emblem underneath when it’s time to save the day.
  • Ace Ventura: Channel the hilarity of Ace Ventura, Pet Detective, with an easy-to-assemble costume. All you need is a Hawaiian shirt, a messy wig, and some exaggerated facial expressions to nail this iconic character.
  • The Dude from “The Big Lebowski”: Achieve laid-back vibes as The Dude. Slip into a bathrobe, wear sunglasses, and carry around a White Russian cocktail for an instantly recognizable costume.
  • Marty McFly from “Back to the Future”: Travel through time as Marty McFly. Wear a red puffer vest, jeans, and high-top sneakers for a vintage ’80s look.
  • Walter White from “Breaking Bad”: Become the infamous Heisenberg with a Walter White-inspired outfit. Don a pork pie hat, sunglasses, and a hazmat suit to embody this iconic character.
  • James Bond: Transform into the suave secret agent James Bond. Opt for a sharp suit, a bow tie, and a toy gun for a sophisticated yet thrilling costume.
  • Luke Skywalker from “Star Wars”: Awaken the Force within you as Luke Skywalker. Dress in beige clothing, add a utility belt, and wield a lightsaber to become a Jedi Knight.
  • Rocky Balboa: Show off your fighting spirit as Rocky Balboa. Wear a hoodie, boxing gloves, and add a makeshift championship belt for a knockout costume.
  • Indiana Jones: Embark on an adventure as Indiana Jones. Wear a leather jacket, a fedora hat, and carry a whip to capture the essence of this fearless archaeologist.
  • Ninja: Stealthily become a ninja with black clothing, a face mask, and a toy ninja weapon for a mysterious and action-packed costume.

With these easy DIY Halloween costumes for men, you’ll be ready to take on any Halloween event with style and flair. Embrace the simplicity and creativity of these ideas and get ready to steal the show at any haunted gathering! Happy Halloween!

Easy DIY Halloween Costumes for Women

Easy DIY Halloween Costumes for Women: Quick and Fabulous Ideas to Steal the Show!

Halloween is the perfect occasion to showcase your creativity and have a blast with DIY costumes. If you’re a woman looking for easy and fun Halloween costume ideas, we’ve got you covered! These simple and stylish DIY costumes will make you the star of any Halloween party without the fuss.

  • Rosie the Riveter: Embrace girl power as Rosie the Riveter. Wear a denim shirt, roll up the sleeves, tie a red bandana around your head, and strike a powerful pose.
  • Black Cat: Meow your way into the festivities as a cute black cat. Wear all black clothing, add some cat ears headband, and draw whiskers on your face with eyeliner for a purr-fect look.
  • Greek Goddess: Transform into a goddess with ease. Wrap yourself in a white bedsheet or dress, add some gold accessories, and wear leaves or a laurel wreath on your head.
  • 50s Poodle Skirt Girl: Step back in time to the 1950s with a poodle skirt costume. Wear a poodle skirt or any retro-style skirt, a button-up blouse, and add a scarf around your neck.
  • Mime Artist: Bring out your artistic side as a mime. Wear a black and white striped shirt, black pants, and use white face paint to create a mime-inspired look.
  • Audrey Hepburn: Channel the timeless elegance of Audrey Hepburn. Wear a little black dress, add a pearl necklace, and wear oversized sunglasses for a classic Hollywood look.
  • Hippie: Embrace peace and love with a hippie costume. Wear a flowy bohemian dress or bell-bottom pants, add some colorful accessories, and don’t forget the peace sign.
  • Fairy Tale Princess: Become a fairy tale princess with ease. Wear a pretty dress of your choice, add a tiara or crown, and carry a wand for a magical touch.
  • Flapper Girl: Roar into the 1920s with a flapper girl costume. Wear a fringe dress, add a feathered headband, and complete the look with a long pearl necklace.
  • Emoji: Show off your digital side with an emoji costume. Pick your favorite emoji and recreate it with colored cardboard, markers, and face paint.

With these easy DIY Halloween costumes for women, you’ll be ready to impress and have a fantastic time at any Halloween event. Embrace your creativity, raid your closet, and let the Halloween fun begin! Happy haunting!

Easy DIY Halloween Costumes for Couples

Easy DIY Halloween Costumes for Couples: Spooktacular Ideas for a Perfect Pair!

Halloween is a fantastic opportunity for couples to showcase their creativity and have a blast together. If you’re looking for easy and fun DIY Halloween costumes for you and your partner, we’ve got you covered! These couple costume ideas are simple to put together, and they’ll make you the ultimate dynamic duo at any Halloween party.

  • Bonnie and Clyde: Embrace the vintage allure of the infamous criminal couple, Bonnie and Clyde. For Bonnie, wear a 1930s-style dress, a beret, and carry a toy gun. Clyde can dress in a suit, fedora hat, and add a toy gun for a quick and classic look.
  • Jack and Sally from “The Nightmare Before Christmas”: Celebrate the hauntingly beautiful love story of Jack Skellington and Sally. Jack can wear a pinstripe suit and paint his face like a skeleton, while Sally can dress in a patchwork dress and paint her face to match the beloved characters.
  • Fred and Wilma Flintstone: Transport yourselves to the prehistoric era as the iconic couple, Fred and Wilma Flintstone. Fred can wear an orange tunic with a black tie, and Wilma can dress in a white dress with a large pearl necklace made from painted Styrofoam balls.
  • Mario and Princess Peach: Level up your costume game as the beloved video game couple, Mario and Princess Peach. Mario can wear red overalls, a red hat with an “M,” and a fake mustache. Princess Peach can dress in a pink dress, crown, and add a plush Toad as a fun accessory.
  • Popeye and Olive Oyl: Sail into Halloween as the charming and quirky duo, Popeye and Olive Oyl. Popeye can wear a sailor outfit with a pipe, while Olive Oyl can dress in a red and black dress and add a wig with a bun.
  • Woody and Jessie from “Toy Story”: Embrace the wild west as Woody and Jessie. Woody can wear a cowboy hat, checkered shirt, and jeans, while Jessie can dress in a cowgirl hat, fringed shirt, and jeans.
  • Peanut Butter and Jelly: Celebrate your perfect pairing as the classic duo, peanut butter, and jelly. Each of you can dress in the color of your choice and add matching labels or printouts of peanut butter and jelly jars.
  • Adam and Eve: Go back to the beginning as the original couple, Adam, and Eve. Wear tan or earth-toned clothing and add some strategically placed leaves or vines for modesty.

With these easy DIY Halloween costumes for couples, you and your partner will be ready to rock any Halloween event with creativity and style. Have a hauntingly good time together and make this Halloween one to remember! Happy Halloween!

More Quick Easy DIY Halloween Costumes

Here is an additional compilation of easy DIY Halloween Costumes Ideas:

  • Classic Zombie: Transform yourself into an undead creature with tattered clothing, pale face makeup, and fake blood. Add some gory wounds using special effects makeup to complete the terrifying look.
  • Menacing Mummy: Wrap yourself in torn white sheets or bandages to become a mummy resurrected from ancient tombs. Add some dark eye makeup for an extra eerie effect.
  • Frightful Ghost: Embrace the simplicity of a ghostly apparition with an all-white outfit and a white sheet draped over your body. Leave just enough space for your eyes to peer through, and you’ll send shivers down everyone’s spine.
  • Sinister Clown: This Halloween staple never fails to send chills down our spines. Create a sinister clown look with exaggerated makeup, colorful wig, and a creepy costume that will haunt everyone’s nightmares.
  • Malevolent Doll: Turn the innocence of childhood toys into something sinister. Dress in doll-like attire and add cracked face makeup for a hauntingly realistic transformation.
  • Haunted Spirit: Appear as an ethereal spirit with a flowing white gown, subtle silver makeup, and a veil. Add some chains or ghostly accessories to enhance the haunting effect.
  • Terrifying Scarecrow: Create a scarecrow look with old clothing, straw, and a touch of makeup to give yourself a nightmarish appearance.
  • Eerie Vampire: Embrace the timeless charm of vampires with sharp fangs, dark clothing, and pale makeup. You’ll be ready to mesmerize and haunt with your presence.
  • Petrifying Pumpkin: Get inspired by the iconic Halloween symbol. Carve a pumpkin face on an orange shirt or dress, and you’ll become the living embodiment of this spooky holiday figure.

With these DIY Halloween costume ideas, you can unleash your inner creativity and scare up a storm at any Halloween gathering. Whether you aim to terrify or enchant, these spine-chilling ensembles are sure to wow your friends and make this Halloween a truly unforgettable one. Get ready to embrace the spirit of the season and embark on a hauntingly good time!

Easy DIY Halloween Costumes for Teenagers

Cool and Creative Ideas to Rock the Night!

Halloween is the perfect time for teenagers to express their creativity and have a blast with DIY costumes. If you’re a teenager looking for quick and fun Halloween costume ideas, we’ve got you covered! These easy DIY Halloween costumes are sure to make you stand out and have a spooktacular time with your friends.

  • Movie Character: Become your favorite movie character with a DIY costume. Whether it’s a superhero, a classic film character, or a Disney favorite, put together clothing and accessories to recreate the look.
  • Rock Star: Show off your inner rock star with a cool costume. Wear ripped jeans, a band t-shirt, and add some temporary tattoos or face paint to complete the edgy vibe.
  • Emoji: Embrace the digital era with an emoji-inspired costume. Use colored cardboard or fabric to create your chosen emoji’s face and attach it to your outfit.
  • 80s Retro: Step back in time to the funky 1980s. Wear bright colors, leg warmers, and add some fun accessories like neon bracelets and headbands.
  • Stranger Things Character: Pay homage to the popular show with a costume inspired by your favorite Stranger Things character. Whether it’s Eleven, Dustin, or Steve, use clothing and props to recreate their iconic looks.
  • Athlete: Show off your sporty side with an athlete costume. Dress in a sports jersey from your favorite team and carry a toy sports accessory like a basketball or soccer ball.
  • Zombie Prom Queen/King: Combine elegance with the undead as a zombie prom queen or king. Wear a formal outfit, add some spooky makeup, and mess up your hair for a creepy-yet-classy look.
  • Nerd: Embrace your inner geek with a nerd costume. Wear suspenders, high-waisted pants, and thick-rimmed glasses to complete the classic look.
  • Instagram Filter: Bring social media to life with an Instagram filter costume. Use colored cardboard or fabric to create your chosen filter’s frame and stick it to your outfit.
  • Retro Video Game Character: Become a character from a classic video game with a DIY costume. Whether it’s Mario, Sonic, or Pac-Man, use clothing and accessories to recreate their pixelated appearance.

With these easy DIY Halloween costumes for teenagers, you’ll be ready to impress and have a fantastic time on Halloween night. Embrace your creativity, involve your friends, and get ready to make memories that will last a lifetime! Happy Halloween!

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Spooktacular Halloween Costume Ideas

Halloween is just around the corner, and it’s time to brew up some spooktacular costume ideas! All Hallows’ Eve is about having fun, getting creative, and into the spooky spirit.

Whether you’re searching for the perfect kids’ Halloween costumes or looking to up your adult Halloween costume game, we’ve got you covered.

Now, let’s take a ghostly journey through our exciting Halloween costume ideas blog and make the 31st of October a night to remember…

Spooky Skeleton Costumes

Skeleton costumes have always been a Halloween classic – and the best bit, they come in all sizes!

Shop our bone-chilling Halloween outfits and dress up your tiny terror in a skeleton onesie. What better way to include your mini-me in the spooky celebrations? We’ve got plenty of pieces you won’t want to miss in our baby Halloween clothing collection. Don’t forget to snap this too-cute moment!

For older children, add a super-fun twist to their kids’ fancy-dress costumes with glow-in-the-dark skeleton details. Just imagine – the lights go out, and your mini monsters fright and delight as they glow in their skeleton cossie. Did someone say the perfect selfie opp?

A skeleton jumper with trousers.

Visit The Pumpkin Patch

If you’re looking for something that’s serving adorable and spooky in equal measure, pumpkin costumes will be your go-to!

Thanks to our drop, you can dress up your little ones in our mini pumpkin baby Halloween costumes and all-in-one outfits, too.

And… as a friendly reminder for all your pumpkin carving activities, adult supervision is essential!

A pumpkin sleepsuit.

Save The Day (And Night) In Style

From Spider-Man to Wonder Woman, dress up your little champ as their favourite superhero. They’ll feel like they can conquer any villain that comes their way!

Whether it’s Marvel or DC Comics all the way – just like magic, our character shop will have them ready in no time!

Remember to complete the look with matching superhero masks, capes, and gloves. Adding those finishing touches is our favourite part – it’s all about the details!

Who says adults can’t join in on all the fancy-dress fun? – Not us! Gather your friends and form a superhero squad. You can each choose a different hero or go all-out as a famous superhero team like the Avengers or the Justice League.

…And if your little thinker loves getting creative, why not help them design their own superhero persona with a unique costume idea (bonus points for writing a fun little story!).

A Hulk green hoodie. A Batman grey hoodie.

Wonderful Wizard Costumes

Add a touch of enchantment to your Halloween festivities with wonderful wizard costumes. Whether you’re a fan of mystical witches and wizards or prefer a glitzy magical look, the wizard theme has something for everyone .

Harry Potter fans – unite! We’ve got a cape, hoodie and printed tee perfect for you in our Harry Potter collection. If you don’t fancy rocking your wizarding robes from head-to-toe, you can conjure up your own fit by adding a dazzling accessory.

A black Harry Potter hoodie with the golden snitch.

Embrace Their Fave Characters

Whether your kids are crazy about Peppa Pig or aspire to become a beloved Disney Princess , dressing up as movie characters is a surefire hit for Halloween.

The best thing about dressing up as their favourite characters? They can re-wear these fabulous fits at fancy dress parties and activities throughout the year (hello World Book Day !).

From themed character clothing and tops to character accessories, your little bestie will love any excuse to dress up as TV or book characters. Our delightful drop will keep mini characters smiling – even if they’re just hanging out at home or putting on a show for you!

A purple and pink witches costume.

Matching Halloween Costumes

Summon double the Halloween trouble with our perfectly paired matching Halloween outfits . Find matching T-shirts, twinning skeleton jumpsuits and more costume ideas to get your eerie crew ready to spook at Halloween parties and trick-or-treating, too. Bring the gang together with our family matching clown costumes and style up little characters as Mickey and Minnie Mouse with a menacing edge. Spooky season, we’re so ready for you!

A green and black jokers costume for different members of the family, womens, mens, kids and baby.

Now you’ve got all your Halloween costumes sorted, check out our What To Do For Halloween At Home guide to plan a spooky night from the comfort of your own home.

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Spook-tacular Halloween Costumes with Glasses: Embrace the Scary Side!

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When it comes to Halloween costumes, incorporating glasses into your look can add an extra layer of creativity and uniqueness. Finding the perfect Halloween costume that accommodates your glasses can be a challenge, but with the right considerations and ideas, you can create a truly scary and memorable ensemble. In this article, we will explore tips and ideas for scary Halloween costumes with glasses, ensuring that you can confidently embrace your spectacled persona on this spooky occasion.

Before diving into costume ideas, it’s important to consider various factors when choosing a scary costume that complements your glasses. Factors such as comfort, practicality, and safety should be taken into account to ensure a pleasant and enjoyable Halloween experience. we will provide tips on how to incorporate glasses seamlessly into your costume, so you don’t have to compromise on your vision while trick-or-treating or attending Halloween parties.

To get your creativity flowing, we will present a variety of scary Halloween costume ideas that can be enhanced with glasses. From classic choices such as zombies, vampires, witches, and mummies to more unique options like a mad scientist, you’ll find inspiration to suit your personal taste and style.

But simply having a costume is not enough to create a truly scary effect. We’ll also provide tips on how to enhance the fright factor of your costume through makeup and face-painted details. choosing the right accessories and creating an eerie atmosphere can elevate your costume to the next level and make it truly unforgettable.

We understand the importance of safety and comfort when wearing glasses as part of your Halloween outfit. We will address concerns such as ensuring proper fit and visibility, as well as providing insights into using non-prescription costume glasses and alternative options for vision correction.

By the end of this article, you’ll have all the necessary knowledge and inspiration to confidently rock a scary Halloween costume with glasses, ensuring you stand out in the crowd and have a spooktacular Halloween experience.

Key takeaway:

  • Scary Halloween costumes with glasses allow for a unique and eyewear-friendly costume option.
  • Choosing the perfect costume involves considering both the scare factor and how to incorporate glasses seamlessly into the look.
  • Popular scary costume ideas with glasses include zombies, vampires, witches, mummies, and mad scientists.
  • Enhancing the scary effect can be achieved through detailed makeup, choosing the right accessories, and creating an eerie atmosphere.
  • Ensuring safety and comfort with costume glasses involves proper fit, visibility, and alternative options for vision correction.

Finding the Perfect Halloween Costume with Glasses

Tired of struggling to find the perfect Halloween costume that incorporates your glasses? Look no further! In this section, we will uncover the secrets to finding the ideal Halloween costume that not only scares everyone senseless but also works flawlessly with your trusty spectacles. From considerations for choosing a scary costume to tips on seamlessly incorporating your glasses into your costume, get ready to elevate your Halloween game to a whole new level of spookiness !

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Considerations for Choosing a Scary Costume

  • Theme: Choose a theme or concept for your costume. Whether you want to be a zombie, vampire, witch, mummy, or mad scientist, think about what scares you the most and which character you can effectively portray.
  • Suitability: Ensure that the costume is appropriate for the occasion. Consider the environment and the people you will be around. Choose a scary costume that will not offend or harm others.
  • Comfort: Consider your comfort level while wearing the costume. Make sure it fits well and allows for easy movement. Avoid costumes that may restrict your vision or breathing.
  • Scare Factor: Evaluate how scary the costume is. Look for elements that can enhance the fright, such as creepy masks, realistic props, or special effects makeup. The goal is to create a chilling impact on those who see you.
  • Originality: Consider how unique and original your costume is. Avoid common and overused themes, and try to include personal touches that set your costume apart from others.

Halloween costumes have a long history dating back to ancient Celtic traditions. People would dress up to ward off evil spirits during the festival of Samhain. Over time, this tradition evolved into a celebration where people would wear scary costumes to scare off the spirits. Today, Halloween costumes are a popular way to express creativity and enjoy the excitement of the holiday.

How to Incorporate Glasses into Your Costume

When incorporating glasses into your costume, there are several ways to go about it. One option is to choose a character with glasses that you can emulate. This could be a famous character from a book, movie, or TV show who is known for wearing glasses.

Another option is to use costume glasses , which are specifically designed to be worn as part of a costume. These glasses often have unique shapes and designs that can help enhance the overall look of your costume.

If you want to get even more creative, you can customize your own glasses . This could involve adding decorations, like glitter or stickers, to a pair of plain glasses. You could also paint the frames or add embellishments to make them truly unique. By customizing your glasses, you can really make them a standout part of your costume.

In addition to the glasses themselves, you can also incorporate makeup into your costume to further enhance the effect. For example, you could use eyeshadow or eyeliner to create a dramatic look that complements your glasses. You could also use makeup to create the illusion of different eye shapes or colors , depending on the character you are portraying.

Don’t forget to accessorize your glasses with other props for an even more enhanced effect. For example, if you are going for a retro look, you could pair your glasses with a vintage hat or scarf . If you are dressing up as a superhero, you could add a cape or a mask to complete the look. By combining glasses with other props, you can really take your costume to the next level.

Scary Halloween Costume Ideas with Glasses

Looking to add a spooky and stylish touch to your Halloween costume? Look no further! In this section, we’ll dive into some frightfully fantastic Halloween costume ideas that incorporate glasses. From transforming into a bloodthirsty vampire to channeling the mystical powers of a witch , we’ll explore a variety of options that will make you the center of attention at any Halloween party. Let’s get ready to scare and stun with these glasses-enhanced costume ideas!

A zombie is a classic and popular choice for a scary Halloween costume with glasses. Here are some key elements to consider:

  • Makeup: Use pale foundation and gray or black eyeshadow for a deathly complexion. Add fake blood and wounds for a gruesome touch.
  • Costume: Choose tattered and torn clothing to showcase the decay and destruction of a zombie. Ripped shirts, pants, and dresses work well.
  • Accessories: Enhance your zombie look with props and accessories. Consider carrying a fake body part or a prop weapon for added scare factor.
  • Movement: Practice slow, lumbering movements to embody a zombie. Drag your feet and use jerky, unnatural motions to create a realistic undead vibe.
  • Glasses: Incorporate your glasses into the zombie theme by adding dirt or fake blood splatters . You can also use special effects contact lenses for a creepy, undead appearance.

Keep these tips in mind to create a terrifying zombie costume that is sure to spook everyone.

The vampire is a popular Halloween costume. To create a scary vampire for Halloween, follow these steps:

– Choose a black or dark-colored outfit to represent the darkness and mystery of a vampire costume.

– Opt for Gothic or vintage style vampire glasses, like round or cat-eye frames, to match the vampire aesthetic.

– Add vampire accessories such as costume vampire fangs , a cape , and fake blood for a scarier effect.

– Consider using non-prescription colored lenses that resemble the red or golden eyes of a vampire for Halloween.

– Apply pale makeup, dark eyeshadow, and deep red or purple lipstick for a vampiric look for Halloween.

– Make sure the vampire glasses fit properly, are comfortable, and do not affect your vision during the Halloween festivities.

By following these steps, you can create a chilling vampire costume while incorporating vampire glasses seamlessly.

Fact: The legend of vampires dates back centuries and is present in various cultures and folklore worldwide.

The witch costume is a spooky choice for Halloween. When dressing up as a witch , consider the following factors:

1. Costume design: Choose a witch costume that fits your style. Whether traditional or modern, make sure the costume makes you feel confident and scary.

2. Makeup and accessories: Enhance the scary effect with dark, smoky eye makeup and bold lipstick . Don’t forget a broom , cauldron , and pointy hat .

3. Hair styling: Complement the witch costume with either long, wavy hair or a sleek updo for a sophisticated witch appearance.

4. Nail color: Paint your nails black , purple , or green to enhance the witch theme.

5. Props and spells: Bring your witch character to life with props like a magic wand or a book of spells . Practice a few incantations to make your witch costume authentic.

By considering these factors, you can create a terrifying witch costume for Halloween. Embrace your inner witch and have fun!

When choosing a spooky Halloween costume with glasses, one popular option is to dress as a mummy . Here are some ideas and tips to help you create the perfect mummy costume:

– Wrap yourself in white gauze or fabric strips to achieve the iconic mummy look. Start by wrapping your arms, legs, and torso , leaving gaps for movement.

– Create a realistic effect by using makeup or face paint to make the costume look dirty and aged . Add fake blood or greenish hues for a decaying effect.

– Enhance the mummy theme with accessories such as an Egyptian-inspired headdress , a staff , or a small sarcophagus prop .

– Set an eerie atmosphere with spooky decorations and dim lighting . Use flickering candles or a fog machine for an eerie ambiance.

– Blend your glasses into the costume by adding small strips of fabric or gauze over the frames.

By following these tips, you can transform yourself into a terrifying mummy with glasses for a spooky Halloween costume.

Mad Scientist

The “ Mad Scientist ” is a popular Halloween costume theme. Here are some ideas to help you create the perfect look:

1. Wear a long white lab coat to transform into a mad scientist .

2. Style your hair messy and unkempt for the mad scientist vibe.

3. Choose glasses with thick, round frames to enhance the intellectual and eccentric appearance.

4. Carry test tubes, beakers, or a clipboard to complete the scientist look.

5. Apply dark circles under your eyes and smudge dirt or fake blood on your hands and face for a disheveled and creepy effect.

6. Consider adding props like a magnifying glass, a fake syringe, or a small blackboard with mysterious equations.

7. Adopt a quirky and exaggerated demeanor, mumbling to yourself and making eccentric gestures to enhance your character.

By following these suggestions, you can create a visually striking and realistic mad scientist Halloween costume that will impress and scare your friends.

Tips for Enhancing the Scary Effect of Your Costume

Tips for Enhancing the Scary Effect of Your Costume - scary halloween costumes with glasses

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Looking to up the scare factor of your Halloween costume? Look no further than these tips for enhancing the frightful effect! From creepy makeup and facepainted details to selecting the perfect accessories and creating an eerie atmosphere, we’ve got you covered. Learn how to transform yourself into a spine-chilling entity that will send shivers down spines and make hearts skip a beat. Get ready to give everyone a terrifyingly unforgettable Halloween experience!

Makeup and Facepainted Details

Makeup and face-painted details can enhance a scary Halloween costume with glasses. Here are some ideas to elevate your spooky look:

  • Utilize a pale foundation to achieve a ghoulish complexion on the face, neck, and hands. Apply dark eyeshadows to create deep circles under the eyes and contour the cheekbones for a skeletal appearance.
  • Add smoky eyeshadow and black eyeliner to create dramatic and sinister details on the eyes. Experiment with various shapes and designs, such as jagged lines or exaggerated cat-eye wings .
  • Incorporate face paint to add cracks, scars, or stitches to the face for a haunting effect. You can use black face paint to create eerie symbols or patterns on the skin.
  • Enhance your look with a gruesome touch by using fake blood or red and black face paint to create realistic-looking cuts, bruises, or scratches.
  • Complete your sinister look by experimenting with dark, bold lip colors such as black , deep red , or purple .

Prior to applying any makeup or face paint to your entire face, always conduct a patch test on a small area of skin to avoid allergic reactions or skin irritations. Ensure to thoroughly remove all makeup and face paint at the end of the night to maintain healthy skin.

By incorporating these makeup and face-painted details , your Halloween costume with glasses can transform into a terrifying and unforgettable look.

Choosing the Right Accessories

Choosing the Right Accessories is crucial when putting together a spooky Halloween costume that includes glasses. Below are some significant accessories to consider:

1. Masks: Incorporate masks that complement your costume’s theme, such as a zombie, vampire, witch, mummy, or mad scientist.

2. Props: Enhance the frightening effect with props like a blood-stained knife, spellbook, potion bottle, or severed body parts that align with your character.

3. Wigs or Hair Accessories: Transform your hairstyle with a wig or creepy hair accessories. Opt for disheveled wigs and add spider clips, black roses, or creepy-crawly insects.

4. Jewelry: Select jewelry that matches the costume theme and creates an eerie ambiance. Stand out with skull rings, vampire fangs, witchy necklaces, or antique-looking brooches.

5. Makeup: Don’t underestimate the power of makeup to elevate your costume! Utilize special effects makeup to craft wounds, scars, bruises, or achieve a pale, ghostly complexion. The right makeup will take your scary persona to the next level of horror.

By carefully choosing the right accessories, you can seamlessly incorporate your glasses into a truly terrifying Halloween costume.

Creating an Eerie Atmosphere

Creating an eerie atmosphere is essential for a scary Halloween costume . Utilize low lighting to set a spooky ambiance ; dim the lights or use candles to create shadows. Incorporate eerie music or sound effects to enhance the creepiness of your costume. Consider using dry ice to create a fog-like effect, adding an extra element of mystery . Use eerie props like cobwebs, tombstones, or creepy dolls to create a haunting atmosphere . Opt for spooky decorations such as flickering candles or jack-o’-lanterns to add surprise. Use special effects makeup to create ghoulish wounds or ghostly features, adding to the creepy vibe of your costume. Pay attention to small details, such as blood splatter or dirt stains, to make your costume appear more unsettling . Experiment with different lighting techniques, like strobe lights or blacklights, to create a disorienting and eerie effect. Creating an eerie atmosphere ensures that your Halloween costume stands out and gives others an unforgettable fright.

Ensuring Safety and Comfort with Costume Glasses

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When it comes to rocking your scary Halloween costume with glasses, there’s more to consider than just the spooky aesthetic . In this section, we’ll dive into the importance of ensuring safety and comfort with costume glasses. From ensuring proper fit and visibility to exploring alternative options for vision correction , we’ve got you covered with helpful tips and tricks that will make your Halloween night a sight to remember. So let’s delve into the world of costume glasses and make sure your Halloween look is not only stylish , but also safe and comfortable .

Ensuring Proper Fit and Visibility

Ensuring proper fit and visibility is crucial when wearing glasses for your Halloween costume. Follow these steps to ensure that your glasses are comfortable and provide clear vision:

1. Measure your face: Use a tape measure or ruler to determine the width of your face and the size of your glasses frames. This will help you find glasses that fit properly.

2. Choose the right frame shape: Consider the shape of your face when selecting glasses frames. Oval faces suit most frame shapes, while round faces benefit from angular frames. Square faces complement round or oval frames, and heart-shaped faces look best with bottom-heavy frames.

3. Adjust the nose pads: Many glasses have adjustable nose pads that can be moved closer together or farther apart. Make sure the pads sit comfortably on the bridge of your nose.

4. Tighten or loosen the temples: The temples are the arms of your glasses that hook behind your ears. Adjust them for a comfortable fit.

5. Check your peripheral vision: Put on your glasses and move your eyes left and right, up and down. Ensure that your vision isn’t obstructed. Adjust the glasses if there are any blind spots.

6. Ensure proper lens prescription: If you wear prescription glasses, make sure the lenses in your costume glasses match your prescription. Using the wrong prescription can strain your eyes and cause discomfort.

Glasses have been used for centuries to correct vision. The earliest evidence of glasses dates back to 13th-century Italy, where inventors created spectacles with convex lenses. Glasses have since evolved into fashionable accessories that provide clear vision and reflect personal style.

Using Non-Prescription Costume Glasses

When using non-prescription costume glasses for your Halloween costume, there are several factors to consider. The styles and designs of these glasses are quite diverse, ranging from classic and retro styles to unique and themed designs. It’s important to choose a style that complements your costume and enhances the overall effect.

Secondly, comfort is key. Make sure to select glasses that are comfortable for the duration of your Halloween festivities. Look for glasses with adjustable frames or nose pads that provide a secure and comfortable fit.

It is crucial to keep in mind that non-prescription costume glasses may not offer the same level of eye protection as regular eyewear. They are primarily for looks, so it’s best to avoid wearing them during activities that could pose a risk to your eyes, such as playing sports or using sharp objects.

Proper care and maintenance are also essential to keep your non-prescription costume glasses looking their best. Regularly clean them with a gentle lens cleaning solution and store them in a protective case when not in use.

Ensure that the design of the non-prescription costume glasses aligns with the character or theme of your costume. This will add an extra touch of authenticity to your Halloween look, whether you’re aiming for a spooky vibe or a whimsical character.

By considering these factors, you will be able to find the perfect non-prescription costume glasses to complete your Halloween costume and create a truly authentic look.

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Alternative Options for Vision Correction

When it comes to vision correction for Halloween costumes with glasses, there are a few options to consider:

– Contact Lenses: Non-prescription colored contacts can enhance your costume. They come in various designs such as cat eyes or vampire red, adding a spooky element to your look.

– Decorative Glasses: If you wear prescription glasses, you can opt for decorative frames that match your costume. These can be found in various styles and shapes, from Harry Potter -inspired round frames to steampunk goggles.

– Eyewear Accessories: Another option is to use eyewear accessories such as chains or straps to incorporate them into your costume. This way, you can keep your regular glasses while maintaining the Halloween look.

Remember, whichever option you choose, ensure proper fit and visibility:

1. Make sure prescribed and fitted contact lenses by an eye care professional to avoid discomfort or complications.

2. If using non-prescription decorative glasses, ensure they do not obstruct your vision or hinder clear sight.

3. For eyewear accessories, securely attach them to your glasses to prevent accidents or damage.

Pro-tip: Consult with an eye care professional before trying alternative options for vision correction to ensure suitability.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can i incorporate my glasses into a scary halloween costume.

Absolutely! Your glasses can add a unique and creepy touch to your scary Halloween costume. Consider characters like Janis Joplin, Professor Trelawney, or even a ghostly version of Velma from Scooby-Doo.

Are there any Halloween costume ideas for adults that feature Harry Potter and his iconic glasses?

Yes! Harry Potter is a popular costume choice, and his round glasses are a crucial part of his look. You can easily create an adult Harry Potter costume by pairing the glasses with a lightning bolt scar and wizard robes.

Can I find DIY Halloween costumes that incorporate glasses for kids?

Certainly! Kids can join in on the fun with an array of costume ideas. For example, you can create a child Harry Potter costume with round glasses, a wizard robe, and a wand. Another option is to dress up as Velma from Scooby-Doo, complete with her signature glasses.

How can I create a Halloween costume that incorporates glasses for a group of friends?

Consider getting together with your friends and creating a group costume theme. For example, you can dress up as characters from the show “New Girl” by including glasses in your Jess Day costume. Another idea is to dress up as characters from “Mean Girls,” with one person embodying Damian, who wears glasses.

Are there any Halloween costume ideas that feature famous spectacled characters from pop culture?

Absolutely! Pop culture offers a wide range of spectacled characters to choose from. For a unique costume, you can dress up as Edna Mode from “The Incredibles” or Dexter from “Dexter’s Laboratory.” These characters are instantly recognizable and will make your costume stand out.

How can I accentuate my glasses in a nerdy Halloween costume?

If you’re going for a nerdy Halloween costume, embrace your glasses as a key feature. Characters like Steve Urkle or Austin Powers, known for their nerdy eyewear, can be perfect inspirations. Complete the look with suspenders, high-waisted pants, and a bowtie to embrace the nerdy aesthetic.

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👾 Kooky Spooks | 1980s Inflatable Head Halloween Costume

Kooky Spooks Costumes including Wunkin Punkin.

“My Dad picked out the costumes for my sister and me, and purchased Kooky Spooks for both of us. The makeup for the skin burned and itched…We were…mortified to been seen in public with the inflatable Kooky heads.” Tia for The Guardian

NOTE: When this post was first published in 2016, sources of all photos were cited via links. Some of those links are now broken or otherwise unavailable.

I have no memory of Kooky Spooks costumes. I had to share the image below on Facebook just to find out exactly what was going on in the picture. I guess I missed out on this innovative use of beach ball technology. 😁

Kooky Spooks, as the pictures indicate, featured a giant blow-up head. Kids could choose from several different characters including a black cat, an orange pumpkin, and a green monster. All the inflatable heads featured cute bulging eyes. Some costumes featured ears, horns, legs, and tentacles. The costumes also featured:

  • Water-base makeup
  • Rugged 8 gage vinyl
  • Safety Hi-glow reflective tape
  • Comfort control air cap (adjustable!)

There were nine zany costumes. Here were their names:

  • Wunkin Punkin
  • Woblin Goblin
  • Wonder Witch
  • Spacey Casey
  • Scary Spider

The Kooky Spooks were heavily marketed but didn’t stick around long. The short little capes may have been their demise. They look like restaurant bibs on some of these older kids. 😄

Kooky Spooks Wonder Witch

Source This picture features Wonder Witch and a poor kid wearing black face paint.

Kooky Spook Hoblin Goblin

Hoblin Goblin

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Source | Scardy Cat!

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Kooky Spooks Commercial

Check out this commercial from 1981. These things were so fun — and handy. If you’re ever in a plane crash, you could use it as a flotation device.

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mk

So funny! I was Scardy Cat at 9 years old. I do remember the face paint itching like hell. But it sure was a giggle fest getting in and out of the back seat of our little Chevette with this thing bonking around like crazy. (I grew up in a rural area – we had to drive to trick or treat. LOL)

Jennifer

LOL! So funny. Great story. Thanks for sharing. The Chevette really made it real. I totally remember those. Have a Happy Halloween!!

Jesse

I believe there were 11 costumes, you left out Ishy Bat and Kooky Klown. You had Ishy Bat titled Scardy Cat. Scardy Cat is the yellow costume that its face looks like a Cat and usually the individual’s face is painted yellow. Ishy Bat is the costume you titled Scardy Cat, it has orange wings on both sides of its head, which is hard to see. I was Ishy Bat back in 1980, minus the black face paint. It’s very confusing and easy to get the images mixed up. I actually thought there were only 9 costumes until I came across Kooky Klown and Bone Head. They did seem to debut in 1979 and were popular until 1980. Very short fade.

If you want to view all the costumes, you can Google Kooky Spooks followed by the costumes name and hit search. Then click on ‘Images’ (next to shopping) at the top via Google Search.

Thanks for the information!! I love these so much. Wish I’d had one. I wonder why the short fade. They were just so fun with those big heads on top of your head. =) I’ll let your comment stand as correction to the post. Thanks, again. jen

Leann L Reynolds

Where can i buy one for an adult

No clue. I just blogged about them. Maybe Amazon?

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Spook-tacular Halloween costume ideas for your busy college life

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Halloween is just around the corner, which means “spooky season” has arrived. Like every holiday, Halloween sneaks up on us, which results in trying to find a last-minute costume. Here are some costume ideas that require minimal effort and will not break the bank.   

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While the “Do it Yourself” trend has taken over the internet in various projects and crafts, it is especially useful when it comes to Halloween costumes. It is an easy way to get creative and save a penny. The ultimate affordable costume is simple — use what you already have around the house. You may be unaware that you have a costume sitting in your closet, and remember, not all costumes need to be scary.   

A pair of Dr. Martens, “mom jeans” and a denim jacket create a perfect 80s costume; just add some hairspray. Have a red polo shirt and khaki pants? There is your costume, Jake from State Farm. The iconic greaser costume requires four basic items: a plain white t-shirt, black pants, a leather jacket and a pair of Converse. Add hair gel and you are on your way to becoming Danny Zuko.   

Maybe you want to have a more generic costume such as a witch or a pirate, then realize you have the props to pull it off. The key is to get creative with your materials and use imagination and resources. Pinterest is a great platform to search for ideas.   

It is easy to become inspired by the thousands of Halloween costumes, but not everyone can afford them, or may not have all the materials on hand. Shopping at your local thrift store could help you find what you are looking for on a budget while supporting a local business.   

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Pop Culture  

Each year, our world becomes consumed by what is trending in pop culture. These trends make the most relatable, popular costumes. To no surprise, some of the most popular trends this year are the “Barbie” movie, the Netflix show, “Wednesday,” and last but not least, Taylor Swift.   

Since its debut in July 2023, “Barbie” has continued to be a hot topic. It is a straightforward, fan-favorite costume — not only Barbie, but Ken too. Barbie and Ken is a trendy yet classic couple’s costume.   

Wednesday Addams is another costume that has made a comeback. The film and TV series, “The Addams Family” has served as a famous costume choice, for individuals, couples and even families for decades. Netflix’s “Wednesday,” has reintroduced the classic story right in time.   

Whether or not you listen to her music, Taylor Swift is known as a pop culture icon. Unless you live under a rock, you are probably aware that the Eras Tour took the world by storm this summer. There will no doubt be Eras Tour costumes with inspiration from Swift’s countless styles from the tour.  

While most pop culture costumes are based on what is currently trending, it is important to not forget about timeless pop culture when it comes to Halloween. You can never go wrong with inspiration from classic Halloween movies such as “Beetlejuice,” “A Nightmare on Elm Street,” “Halloween,” “Scream,” “Hocus Pocus,” or “The Nightmare Before Christmas.”   

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Simple but bold    

Another idea is to dress down your outfit and dress up your face by wearing a simple costume with a bold makeup look. Halloween is an excuse to go above and beyond if you have artistic makeup skills. There are endless options to choose from, such as a: doll; clown; scarecrow; skeleton; cat; mermaid; The Joker; zombie; spiderwebs; and much more. Doing this can be time-consuming, but it is a chance for you to show off your artistic talents.   

Glam makeup is a costume in and of itself. Although, nothing is stopping you from going all out with both an eye-catching costume and makeup. This interactive holiday allows people to embrace their innovative skills. Nothing is too spooky, too much, or not enough. There are no rules on All Hallows’ Eve, except for one — don’t light the black flame candle. 

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It can be hard to purchase gifts for loved ones during the holidays, especially as a college student. But getting creative with the type of gifts you give can help make them more affordable.

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