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List of Characters for Halloween Costumes

Updated on October 28, 2012

When Halloween is coming, I am sure people do not want to miss the fun of scaring others especially the little kids with outrageous and creepy costumes. So here is a list of Halloween costumes to give you an idea of what you might want to be in character of. Have fun this Halloween season.

White Lady

This is a lady who's soul not yet in peace. Her purpose on staying in the world might be of two reasons: asking help to bring justice of her death or she has unfinished matters that she must accomplished. This woman usually wanders on a place where she was dead.

Her outfit can be in a clean or bloody long white dress depending on what kind of death you want to portray as a white lady. Some are pretty with a long black hair but some are in a disaster face or no face just an empty black face.


Mummy is a preserved dead body wrapped by strips of white linen paper and canvas. This is a tradition common to Egyptians. You can watch movies like The Mummy where the mummies has risen up from their tombs.

Hunk in Wizard of Oz
Hunk in Wizard of Oz


It is a human like mannequin placed in the fields to scare away the crows or birds from eating the growing crops.

Sometimes during Halloween, the face is replaced with a jack-o'-lantern. The famous scarecrow character is Hunk in the Wizard of Oz movie.

Bella Swan and Edward Cullen
Bella Swan and Edward Cullen
Werewolf in Van Helsing
Werewolf in Van Helsing


Mythological cold blooded creatures that is known of being not getting any older. They are fast, strong and thirst of human blood to stay as what they are. A bed is not their sleeping place but rather in a coffin.

Vampires are very good looking and are extraordinary human beings which is an effective factor in luring their target victims. They have distinguishing sharp fangs to suck out blood from ordinary living creatures. Also, they look pale and has colorful eyes.

The most famous vampire couple characters are the ones in the Twilight movies, Bella Swan and Edward Cullen.


This is a human being that can transform into a wolf during full moon or whenever they wishes. In myths, werewolf is the foremost enemy of a vampire.

The famous character of wolf of today's are the werewolf characters in the novel and movie the Twilight series especially the characters of Jacob Black. Though his transformation as a wolf is lovely, he is quite big as for a normal wolf.


Frankenstein is a novel character written by Mary Shelley. In the story, a monster is created by Dr. Victor Frankenstein who was so obsessive on experimenting dead bodies and give life again.The monster was then named after his creator's family name, Frankenstein.

The doctor expects to create a normal living person. But the result was far from his expectations. The experimented dead man, Eduardo Nico Diorama, turned out to be an 8 feet yellowish skin monster, with yellow eyes and visible stitches on some parts of the body.

Mika Nakashima as J-Pop girl zombie in Resident Evil 5 movie
Mika Nakashima as J-Pop girl zombie in Resident Evil 5 movie


It is a dead living man who eats flesh of humans or animals. It doesn't have consciousness nor conscience. What they care about is just eating flesh. In movies, zombies is like an illness that can be transmissible once you are bitten by it.

This is the kind of monster that I really don't wish to be possible. I do not want to be in the world anymore if it came true. Oooh! What a scary world would be.



Chucky is the reason why I get scared looking at dolls in the middle of the night until now. This doll is a movie character in Child's Play in 1988. He is a "Good guy" doll that turned out to be a serial killer when a closely dying criminal performed a voodoo ritual and transferred the latter's soul in the body of a "Good guy" doll.


Witch is a magical person who casts spells which can infuse illness or curse people of whom they considered enemy. However, there are others that put spells unto a person for good reasons especially with healing.In fairy tales, a witch puts a curse on a princess for revenge or to take out their young souls to remain its' beauty.

Witches spell out words while holding a stick in order to carry out a magical action. They can also fly by riding on a magical broom.

A witch usually wears a full black outfit with a pointed hat and shoes. It also have a long nose. Other witches who steals a young woman's beauty has a young complexion.

The famous witchcraft characters are from the movie of Harry Potter.

Grim Reaper

There are no mortal people. Death is something that which every person is afraid of. We are afraid of unknowingly what would happen next when we had the end of our life and afraid of leaving what we have.

A grim reaper is the personification of death. It is told in stories that it is the one that fetches the soul of a man that has untied itself from its' body form and guides them to the other side of the world either in heaven or in hell.

By countries, there are different presentation of a grim reaper but it is well known to be in a black long robe holding a reaper that cuts out the ties between the body and the soul of man. However in Poland, it is a skeletal female that wears a white robe.


According to religious beliefs, a devil is an opposite of an angel. This is the enemy of God's humankind that tempts a person to do sinful acts. They were believe to have the power to control you and the only way to free from it is to pray and have faith in Him, God.

An ugly red skinned creature with horns, long sharp tails, a tail, black shaded eyes, and black lips are their unique features. It only wears a cover for its' genitals.

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      Mary Norton 3 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      As a girl growing up in the Philippines, I used to really get scared of the Lady in White appearing all of a sudden in front of me. It was a nightmare. Now, I can laugh at it but then, I was terrified.

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      Devika Primić 5 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      A creative Hub here, you have shared great ideas for halloween thanks

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      Lady Jen Palven 5 years ago from Philippines

      Thanks for sharing the link :)

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      Lady Jen Palven 5 years ago from Philippines

      Thanks for sharing the link :)

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      maewlaay 5 years ago


      i also found many cool idea ideas for Halloween party here