Halloween will be here before you know it. If you’re known throughout the neighborhood for your creepy, spooky costumes, our scary costume guide is here to help you frighten all your friends and neighbors. Whether you’re looking for a scary costume to wear while you take the kids trick or treating or a spine-chilling look to wear to a costume party, we’re certain you’ll find something perfect on our list. While many of the costumes on our list are designed for guys, we’ve also included some scary styles that will fit adult women. There are also some scary costumes that are perfect for the kids.
What makes a great scary costume? First things first, it should immediately send chills down your spine (or the spines of your friends and family). Some people are afraid of clowns, while others get freaked out by the sight of blood, even if they know its fake. You should think about whether you’ll be around mostly kids or mostly adults, and let that influence just how scary your costume gets.
When picking out your costume, you should consider your Halloween habits. If you’re the kind of person that tends to re-wear a costume, you may want to invest in a higher quality costume that will withstand wear, tear, and annual washing. If you are going to lots of Halloween events, and want a different look for each one, you might want to stick to a budget so you can afford multiple looks.
We’ve hand-picked a variety of creepy Halloween costumes for our new-for-2016 guide. Whether you’re into evil clowns, headless horsemen, flesh-eating zombies, gory prosthetics, or simply like striking a balance between freaky and funny, there’s something on our list below that will speak to your Halloween alter ego. Read on to see our favorite picks for Halloween 2016.
1. Rubie’s Giggles the Clown Costume
Between Stephen King’s It, American Horror Story: Freak Show, and the brand new Rob Zombie film 31, there are tons of reasons to be creeped out by clowns. And let’s not forget, real-life serial killer John Wayne Gacy moonlighted as a children’s party clown. These white-faced freaks are just plain creepy, even to those who don’t have any bad childhood memories associated with clowns.
There are lots of creepy clown costumes out there, but this one stands out for a couple of reasons. First of all, the mask is totally grotesque. The eyes and grinning smile are really unnerving. Secondly, the oversized hands are perfect for jumping out and grabbing someone to give them a good scare. Finally, this is a higher-end costume, so it’s more convincing and durable. If you’re looking for a scary clown costume you can wear year after year to different Halloween events, this will definitely stand the test of time.
Giggles comes with a deluxe latex mask, arm and hand extensions, a ruffled collar, and his clown shirt. You can personalize this costume with items from your own closet, or pick up a couple of extra items to make this costume more intense. We think it looks good with platform “monster” boots, or boot covers.
This is a great costume to wear in a haunted house, while greeting trick or treaters, while pranking your roommates, or while attending Halloween parties. It may be a little scary for young kids, but if you’re looking for a truly creepy costume, it’s hard to beat a killer clown.