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Amazing Halloween Costumes

Updated on October 7, 2014

Ideas for an Amazing Halloween Costume

Check out all these outlandish costumes that creative people have come up with and get ideas for your own amazing Halloween costume.

You are one of a kind. You march to your own drumbeat. You do not want to go out the door on Halloween looking like everyone else. You want a truly unique and striking costume.

The creative costumes you find on this page will get your creative juices flowing.

Amazing Headless Marie Antoinette Costume

Amazing Headless Marie Antoinette Costume
Amazing Headless Marie Antoinette Costume

Amazing Illusion Costume

There is no end to the variations on this idea. Attach a dummy to your back and make it look like he is carrying you. This video shows how it is done.

This one shows how it looks on, as well as shows how it looks off.

How to Make an Illusion Costume

Instructions for making an amazing Halloween costume!

The illusion costume looks amazing, and it can be hard to figure out how to make one. Here are the instructions!

Start with a costume of the character you want to have carrying you. This can be a monster, a gorilla, a witch, clown, even a giant chicken! Use your imagination or go with a costume you already have laying around.

First make some fake legs by stuffing a pair of your pants with newspaper or quilt batting. Fasten some socks onto the end of the pants. Some sites suggest using duct tape, but if you really want it to stay on you should probably sew it. It does not have to be pretty. Just baste it on there. Then fasten the pants to a belt you can put around your waist to hold the pants up. These are going to hang on the front of your body, so your bottom will not be in them. They will hang in the front like an apron.

Next cut a hole in the belly of the costume. Your legs & hips are going to be inside the costume, but the top part of the costume will be behind you.

You will put the top of the costume over a tall backpack that you will strap over your shoulders. You will need to fashion a head by stuffing something inside a rubber mask and fastening it to the top of the backpack.

Then stuff the costume arms and wrap them around your waist to make it look like the monster, ghost, witch, duck or whatever is carrying you.

With these instructions in mind, you can easily create all sorts of variations! Have fun and please send me a link to a photo of your costume! If I like it will add it to this webpage!

Here is a variation of this idea: Santa Claus carrying an elf in a box.

Some Amazing Costume Ideas - Variations on This Theme

Here are some brainstorming ideas to get you thinking about your own costume, so that you can come up with something truly unique and amazing.

  1. A kid carrying a backpack, with your head coming out of the backpack.
  2. A zookeeper carrying a giant egg, with you hatching out of it.
  3. A nurse or doctor carrying a tray, or bedpan, with your head on it or in it.
  4. A bride carrying a groom.
  5. Headless horseman, using the headless Marie Antoinette concept and a fake horse costume.
  6. A caterer or baker carries a fancy cake with you coming out of it.
  7. A refrigerator, oven, or other type of cabinet with your head inside.

Surprise everyone when you show up being carried by a huge, scary gorilla!
Surprise everyone when you show up being carried by a huge, scary gorilla! | Source

How to Make a "Being Carried" Costume - Create this Amazing Illusion!

Check these links for more information and details for making your own amazing costume that gives the illusion that you are being carried by someone (or something) else.

If You Would Rather Buy Your Illusion Costume

If you do not have the time or energy to make your own homemade illusion costume, don't worry. You can buy a pretty amazing illusion costume at

Forum Novelties Men's Headless Man Costume, Multi-Color, Standard
Forum Novelties Men's Headless Man Costume, Multi-Color, Standard

Imagine how shocked your friends will be when you show up carrying your own head! Yikes!!!


Amazing Halloween Costume Poll

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Tell us about your own amazing Halloween Costume or another one you have seen!

© 2011 Frischy

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    • Frischy profile imageAUTHOR


      5 years ago from Kentucky, USA

      @MelanieMurphyMyer: Wow! That really does sound amazing! Very creative! Congratulations on winning the costume contest!

    • Frischy profile imageAUTHOR


      5 years ago from Kentucky, USA

      @missmary1960: That sounds adorable! What a terrific idea!

    • missmary1960 profile image


      5 years ago

      My friend just made a complete Thomas the Train costume for her 3 year old son and it was identical to the train! It came out fabulous and he was adorable in it and wore it with suspender type of apparatus.

    • MelanieMurphyMyer profile image


      6 years ago

      In sixth grade I made myself an elaborate gingerbread house costume (like the one in Hansel and Gretel) from a huge cardboard box. I won first place in the school costume contest. :)

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      6 years ago

      What creative and wonderful Halloween fun, illusion costumes leave a lot to the imagination for Halloween memories that will last and then next year you can out do yourself again, very cool and fun!

    • gottaloveit2 profile image


      6 years ago

      LOVE the Santa carrying an elf! LMAO.

    • sarah911 profile image


      6 years ago

      The marie antoinette costume is awesome!

    • Richardryder profile image

      Risteard O'Marcahain 

      6 years ago from Wales

      cool costumes

    • bushaex profile image

      Stephen Bush 

      6 years ago from Ohio

      SquidAngel blessings.

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      7 years ago

      I like to own costume. I've never seen one before :)

    • marigoldina profile image

      Heather B 

      7 years ago

      This lens made me smile! I would love to have a zombie carrying me around in a box!

    • JoyfulReviewer profile image


      7 years ago

      Thanks for the fun costume lens!

    • Virginia Allain profile image

      Virginia Allain 

      7 years ago from Central Florida

      I stopped back to bless this creative costume page. Great Ideas for people who like to make their own costume.

    • Kailua-KonaGirl profile image

      June Parker 

      7 years ago from New York

      The most amazing and funniest is too X-rated to mention here, but it was homemade and since then (30 years ago) is now manufactured by costumers, but not as well done as this 1st original was. Great lens!

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      Amy Stephens 

      7 years ago from Missouri

      I love the Headless Marie Antoinette Costume. But it might be a little bloody for some.

    • Scarlettohairy profile image

      Peggy Hazelwood 

      7 years ago from Desert Southwest, U.S.A.

      I love that Marie Antoinette costume. Ouch!

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      jseven lm 

      7 years ago

      I once was "Edith Ann" the Lily Tomlin character in the big rocking chair. I don't like blood and gore costumes.

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      Showpup LM 

      7 years ago

      I had a lot of fun one year dressing my son up as a cootie bug. You can get as creative as you want with something like that. But.. this box carrying costume is outrageously fun!! I also saw one as a dog with a wind-up device on it's collar. Too cute. I want to do that with my 8 horses, that would be quite the sight out in the pasture. LOL

    • Gayle Mclaughlin profile image


      7 years ago from McLaughlin

      I have gone as a Pink Lady from the movie Grease--but that is about as creative as I get.

    • Virginia Allain profile image

      Virginia Allain 

      7 years ago from Central Florida

      A teenage boy wearing a trench coat. He said "are you ready for this, lady?" and whipped open the coat. Around his waist he had a flashing red light. He was a flasher. Very funny.


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