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How To Make A Freddy Krueger Costume

Updated on June 6, 2018
Freddy Krueger from A Nightmare on Elm St
Freddy Krueger from A Nightmare on Elm St | Source

The Ultimate Scary Halloween Costume - Freddy Krueger

Freddy Krueger is the ultimate nightmare and that's what makes him an iconic costume theme every year for Halloween. The Nightmare on Elm Street movies introduced us to Mr. Fred Krueger, child murderer, and the worst kind of bad guy, one who can hunt us in our dreams. These are nightmares you don't wake up from and that is what makes these movies so scary. How do you fight someone who haunts your dreams, who can hurt and kill you while you sleep. The dreams in this movie are so real the victims don't even know they are asleep.

This is a pretty easy costume to make at home, no problem. The face of this killer is another story. It would be terribly difficult to create the burnt and scarred face we all recognize as Freddy. Don't worry, you can find a Freddie mask at one of the online costume stores and it's not very expensive.

You can also watch one of the Freddy Krueger makeup videos at the bottom of this page in case you want to try to create this look yourself. They make it look easy, but I don't know if it really is. I find many times I watch someone who actually knows what they are doing and they make it look simple. Not always so when I try it myself. You might want to give yourself a practice run before Halloween to make sure you can re-create Freddy's look. If it doesn't work you still will have time to order a mask.


DIY Freddy Krueger Halloween Costume Supplies

Those prices are not what you will have to spend to get the items you need to put this bad guy costume together. The picture is to give you an idea of the items you will have to be on the look out for, whether you find them in your drawers, your closets, your attic, or buy them in a second hand consignment or thrift shop.

To make your own Freddy Krueger costume you will need:

  • Black Pants or Jeans
  • Red and Green Striped Sweater
  • Brown or Green Fedora
  • Brown or Black or Brown Boots
  • Freddy's Glove With Blades
  • Freddy Mask or FX Makeup
  • A Blue Trench Coat (From Wes Craven's New Nightmare)

Pick a Freddy look and gather what you need. Everything Freddy wears is dirty so you can rub some dirt on these pieces of clothing to make it look old and disgusting...just like Freddy!

Take a look at the pictures on this page and you will get a good idea of what you need to put this homemade costume together. It's a pretty easy costume to make. You can even use duct tape (colored) to make the stripes on a red sweater in case you cannot find a striped rugby style sweater in red and green.

Freddy Krueger Halloween Costume

The Freddy Krueger costume pictured above comes with a striped shirt and a mask and it's only about 17.00. You supply the pants and boots. The glove is an extra 8.00, there is also a how to make a Krueger glove from cardboard video at the bottom of this page. There's also a hat for sale if you can't find one around your home. This is a pretty good deal, it's not too expensive. It might cost this much to put an outfit together on your own, but that's up to you to decide.

Girls just wanna have fun on Halloween and sometimes that means wearing a Freddy Krueger costume
Girls just wanna have fun on Halloween and sometimes that means wearing a Freddy Krueger costume | Source

Who Is Freddy Krueger?

Freddy is a child killer. He is caught but gets off on a technicality. The parents in the neighborhood could not stand to have this killer free, so they trapped him and set the house on fire. He died in the boiler room where he killed his victims. He is burnt alive. All is well with the world, or so it seems. While Freddy dies, his evil spirit lives on and he is still able to continue to attack and kill when people fall asleep. He targets the teens in his old neighborhood. And so the series of films begins.

In the second film we learn that Freddy's mother was a nun named Amanda Krueger. She worked with the criminally insane at an asylum. One night she got locked in their area by mistake and she was raped. Several days had gone by when they found the young nun. Amanda was barely alive and she was pregnant. Freddy is said to be the "Son of a Hundred Maniacs". Freddy was given up for adoption and ended up living with an alcoholic. Terrible beginnings for a baby, but no one feels pity for Freddy as an adult, he is cruel and terrifying.

List Of Nightmare On Elm Street Movies

The list of Nightmare On Elm Street movies has 7 films on it. 8 If you count Freddy vs Jason, which I did not. All these movies starred Robert Englund as Freddy Krueger. The first film opened in 1984 and the final Nightmare was released in 1994.

  • A Nightmare On Elm Street
  • A Nightmare On Elm Street 2: Freddy's Revenge
  • A Nightmare On Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors
  • A Nightmare On Elm Street 4: The Dream Master
  • A Nightmare On Elm Street 5: The Dream Child
  • A Nightmare On Elm Street: The Final Nightmare
  • A Nightmare On Elm Street: Wes Craven's New Nightmare

The Nightmare on Elm Street Collector's Edition DVD
The Nightmare on Elm Street Collector's Edition DVD

Pick Your Favorite Freddy Krueger Movie

What Was Your Favorite Nightmare On Elm Street Movie

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The cast of Nightmare on Elm Street
The cast of Nightmare on Elm Street

The Cast Of Nightmare On Elm Street

The cast of Nightmare on Elm Street included:

  • Nancy Thompson - Heather Langenkamp
  • Marge Thompson - Ronee Blakely
  • Freddy Krueger - Robert Englund
  • Rod Lane - Nick Corrie
  • Glenn Lantz - Johnny Depp

Freddy Krueger Makeup Tutorial!

How To Make A Cardboard And Foil Freddy Krueger Glove

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