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Scottish Halloween costumes

Updated on September 10, 2011

Halloween Costumes

Witches and ghosts, vampires and pirates TV celebrities and movie stars, Halloween costumes never seem to change everyone is dressed similar and no one really stands out in the crowd.

Why not be the person this year that everyone looks at and says why didn't I think of that?

Halloween is a time where you are supposed to dress up in a costume and become someone or something different from your everyday self, your chance to become the life and soul of the party.

Your chance to stand out from the crowd and to also have a little bit of mystery with people trying to guess who you are supposed to be and of course who you are under the costume.

This year instead of following the crowd and choosing a similar costume to everyone else why not try some Scottish Halloween costumes, enjoy a dram or 2 and have a hootenanny of a time as you take the spotlight in a braw Bricht moonlit Halloween nicht to remember.

Highland Warrior

The blue and white face paints will complete the effect and have people guessing who is under the costume.
The blue and white face paints will complete the effect and have people guessing who is under the costume.

William Wallace (Braveheart)

Sir William Wallace is a true Scottish Legend who was recently featured in the Blockbuster movie Braveheart, played by Mel Gibson.

" FREEDOM" now you can be like Mel Gibson in this authentic looking costume in the wallace tartan this Highlander Warriors outfit includes the tunic, sash the ankle cuffs and of course the Kilt.

Are you man enough to prove that you are a real Braveheart?

Wearing the kilt and being a real Scotsman for a day comes with one little complication if you really want to be authentic you need to know what a real Scotsman wears under his kilt.

Does the saying Going commando mean anything to you?

Scottish Lassie

Scottish Lassie Costume

When it comes to beautiful women Scotland is second to none, of course unlike the true Scotsman our ladies don't have to go commando when they wear the kilt.

Nothing is more inclined to turn a mans head more than when he spies a scots lass walking down the street in her kilt, the Bonnie Scots lass will stand out in any crowd simply because she will be the sexiest dressed girl in the room.

This costume comes with the white top, Kilt and the hat.

Be a Bonnie Lass this Halloween and prove yourself to be the belle of the ball.

Is that a gun in your sporran?

The secret is under there if you dare to look
The secret is under there if you dare to look

What's That Under His Kilt?

You have probably already read somewhere on this page about what a True Scotsman wears under his kilt, well with this costume you will find out just exactly what it is.

This costume is a bit of fun that takes the legend of what a Scotsman wears beneath his kilt and exaggerates it just a little.

Complete with kilt sporran and top and hat this costume also comes with a plastic surprise that I am not allowed to show on this page because it could be considered a little naughty.

You are guaranteed to stand out from the crowd in this costume and the ladies in the room will flock around you as their curiosity to see what you are hiding under that kilt becomes too much for them.

Hoots! Man!

The Bar Girl

Traditional Scottish Bar Maid
Traditional Scottish Bar Maid

Scottish Bar Wench

Where would your typical Scotsman head if he fancied a wee dram of whisky or two? he would of course go to his local bar or tavern where he would be served his drink by the beautiful lady behind the bar.

This traditional costume looks very authentic and could be mistaken for the real thing, stand out from the crowd and look stunning in this costume that transports you back in time to the days of Highland warriors and a time when Scottish legends were made.

This costume includes the Shirt, Vest, Skirt, Over-skirt and the Handbag.

Classic and Stunning you will be the true belle of the ball this Halloween.

The hand bag supplied with this costume is timeless and would make a great accessory to any modern day outfit.

The Bagpipes

A Scot without the pipes! never been heard of.
A Scot without the pipes! never been heard of.

Scotish BagPipes

What would a Scotsman be without his trusty Bagpipes, the traditional instrument that has lead millions of brave Scotsmen into battles all around the world.

A must have accessory for anyone planning a Scottish theme this Halloween these authentic looking pipes will be the icing on the cake and it wont make any difference whether you can play them or not, to most people the bagpipes sound like a cat screeching after being run over by a car.

The bagpipes are made from a faux leather pouch with three attached wooden drones, a chanter, and a blowpipe, The pouch is enclosed in a red tartan material. The drone pipes are held in place with a matching red, white, yellow, and blue cord.


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      Cristen Iris 3 years ago from Boise, Idaho

      Now that's thinking outside the pumpkin. When I was a kid we couldn't afford store bought costumes so we always had to be really creative. Thankfully my mother always had a big box of fabric scraps. While not intentional, I'm sure many of our costumes could have been mistaken for some of your ideas. We could have upped our game had we had these tips back then.

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      Anne 5 years ago from Spain

      Hi Jimmy. In England everyone dresses up as witches and vampires and the like. Do you do it differently in Scotland or have you written this hub aimed at the American readers? just interested that´s all.

      Great hub though, and some of the costumes look really good. Bet I can guess what´s under the sporran, and no you wouldn´t get away with it on HP. LOL

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      Terrye Toombs 5 years ago from Somewhere between Heaven and Hell without a road map.

      Love these ideas....getting hubby a kilt for Halloween! ;) voted up and sharing!

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      nenytridiana 6 years ago from Probolinggo - Jawa Timur - Indonesia

      I like their kilt, but I have never heard about under kilt. Mel Gibson in the Brave Heart was very sexy wearing kilt. I like scot, the culture, the fluit, the kilt. I wish we have halloween in my country. Thank you.

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      James Paterson 6 years ago from Scotland

      Thanks guys I love the fun of Halloween although some say I look so bad I don't need a costume and some kids dress up as me to scare the neighbors on Halloween.

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      Jason Menayan 6 years ago from San Francisco

      Great stuff, Jimmy. I'm sure readers here in the States like the fact that an actual Scot is making Scottish costume recommendations! (what does "braw bricht" and "sporran" mean?)

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      Christina Lornemark 6 years ago from Sweden

      Great tips on Halloween costumes! They are both stylish and fun!

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      Dallas W Thompson 6 years ago from Bakersfield, CA

      Enjoyed article! Flag up!

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      Angie Jardine 6 years ago from Cornwall, land of the eternally youthful mind ...

      I think I'd like to dress up as a set of bagpipes ... that would be really original. Now where did I put that piece of tartan and the legs from that old kitchen chair?

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      Jools99 6 years ago from North-East UK

      Nice hub Jimmy. I wonder what we'd do just south of the border...Geordie Shore characters probably, Likely Lads? (now I'm showing my age!)