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Carrie Costume For Halloween - DIY

Updated on December 9, 2016

How To Make A Carrie White Costume For Halloween

Carrie White is a famous horror movie character and she makes a great Halloween costume theme. She is Queen of the Prom but that is not what she is remembered for. Carrie was a very shy, young girl and to tell you the truth, she's a bit strange. She has no friends and lives with her fanatical mother. Her mother prays and preaches modesty, but she really over does it. She has mental problems and her poor daughter suffers because of them. The cool kids at school make fun of Carrie, and you know how mean kids can be.


Two of the most popular kids in school are kind to Carrie, but friends and happiness are not in the plan for Carrie. And that's what makes her an especially fun Halloween costume. If you want a horror film costume theme, Carrie is a simple, but effective freaky prom queen costume to make.

Cissy Spacek as Carrie White in the 1976 film version of this Stephen King story.
Cissy Spacek as Carrie White in the 1976 film version of this Stephen King story. | Source

No Pigs Blood Needed To Make A Carrie Costume

You don't need real pigs blood to make a Carrie costume, thank goodness! You will need a white gown, some blood red makeup, and if you like, a shawl. Carrie's outfit started out clean and bright. It wasn't until she was crowned Queen of the Prom that the blood was poured over her head.

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Carrie's Story

Who was Carrie White and what happened?

Carrie White was a young, shy girl who was raised by a crazy, fanatical mother. The mother believed that sex was dirty. This young and innocent girl was bullied at school and laughed at by her fellow schoolmates. One girl, Sue, felt sorry for Carrie and she asked her boyfriend, Tommy, to ask Carrie to the prom with him...and he did. The girls who bullied Carrie at school couldn't go to the prom, it was their punishment. They decided to get even with her. They put a bucket of pig's blood over the stage. They also rigged the Prom Queen vote so Carrie won. When she went up to the stage to be crowned the girls tipped the bucket of blood on her.

Carrie became so outraged that her telekinetic powers were unleashed. The gym doors slammed shut and locked. A fire started and killed everyone in the gym. Carrie goes home to be comforted by her mother, but her mother is in a delusional state and stabs her daughter. Carrie kills her mother with her powers. Everyone dies except Sue who was watching the horror unfold from outside the gym.

Carrie's is a sad story and she is a powerful force with her powers. This was one of the best horror movies I've ever seen. And to this day this is a popular Halloween costume. It's simple, easy to make, and fun to dress up in.

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Carrie Costume?

Is this homemade Halloween costume the one for you? Will you dress up as Carrie White on Halloween?

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Carrie 1976

The original film, Carrie, was released in 1975. It had quite a star studded cast that included:

  • Sissy Spacek as Carrie White
  • Piper Laurie as Margaret White (Carries mother)
  • Amy Irving as Sue Snell
  • William Katt as Tommy Ross
  • Betty Buckley as Miss Collins
  • Nancy Allen as Chris Hargensen
  • John Travolta as Billy Nolan
  • P.J. Soles as Norma Watson
  • Sydney Lassick as Mr. Fromm
  • Stefan Gierasch as Principal Morton

The story comes from a Stephen King novel of the same name. The movie was produced by Brian De Palma. The movie was nominated for two academy awards. One for best actress for Sissy Spacek and one for best supporting actress for Piper Laurie.

Carrie 2013

This remake was released in 2013 and was directed by Kimberly Peirce. This film starred:

  • Chloe Grace Moretz as Carrie White
  • Judy Greer as Miss Desjardin
  • Portia Doubleday as Chris Hargensen
  • Alex Russel as Billy Nolan
  • Gabriella Wilde as Sue Snell
  • Julianne Moore as Margaret White
  • Ansel Elgort as Tommy Ross
  • Barry Shabaka Henley as Principal Henry Morton

This version of the Stephen King book did not get the rave reviews the first movie did. In fact, the 2013 version won an award given by the Alliance of Women Film Journalists...
Sequel or Remake That Shouldn't Have Been Made.

The many costume looks of Carrie on prom night
The many costume looks of Carrie on prom night | Source

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