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Scary Halloween Costumes Ideas

Updated on April 10, 2016

Scary Halloween Costumes for Kids and Adults

Every Halloween kids and adults look forward to discovering what type of costume they want to wear for trick or treat or Halloween parties.

Scary costumes are some of the most fun and interesting costumes to dress up in. From witches and goblins, to ghosts and zombies the possibilities are endless for ideas. Kids seem to be fascinated with the idea of dressing up in a scary costume but not all parents are thrilled with this idea. Making a costume fun and scary at the same time is something adults can work towards.

Sometimes schools and some parties may not allow kids to wear scary costumes. Although some of these costumes may help kids get over their fears and let them realize it is all pretend.

Getting creative with make-up, hair and costume ideas is all part of the the fun for Halloween.

Ideas for Scary Costumes

Scary costumes can be scary, fun, creative, sexy and unusual.  Here are some of the favorites for kids and adults.

Zombie - this is one of the all time favorites from the scary make-up to the torn and tattered clothing.

Witch - Ever since the Wizard of Oz kids and adults like dressing up in the green make-up scary nose, black hat and long black gown.

Scary Halloween Mummy - From torn and tattered rags and sheets wrap yourself into a mummy costume for something scary and fun for little and big mummies.

Headless Horseman Costume - This one is a little more scary and probably should be worn by adults attending costume parties.  We all know the story of the headless horseman and just the idea of it can scare us out of our costumes!

Vampires - One of the most popular costumes since the Twilight series began from dressing in the black capes, sharp teeth, and white skin with the blood dripping down their mouth.  Both boys and girls, men and women can dress as vampires!

More ideas for fun and scary costumes - 

  • Bride of Frankenstein
  • Frankenstein
  • Skeleton
  • Nightmare on Elm Street 
  • Goth Costumes
  • Goblins and Ghosts
  • Nightmare before Christmas costumes
  • Scary Pumpkin
  • Werewolf
  • Corpse
  • Dracula
  • Zombie Princess 
  • Devil
Take a look at some of the scary costumes ideas on this page and let your imagination run free. Whether your costume is a little scary or will horrify the neighbors it all depends on what type of party or event you will be attending.

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      AJHargrove 7 years ago from USA

      I like that you include a brief description with some.