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Halloween Costumes: Nightmare Before Christmas Characters

Updated on October 5, 2013

Dress as Your Favorite Nightmare Before Christmas Characters for Halloween

Traditional icons for Halloween include bats, cats, vampires, witches and ghosts. But if want a costume that says "Halloween" without resorting to one of those figures, how about going as one of The Nightmare Before Christmas characters? This popular 1993 movie produced by Tim Burton introduced the world to characters such as Jack Skellington, The Pumpkin King who wanted to trade places with Santa, and Sally, a ragdoll brought to life by a mad scientist. Get in the mood for Halloween with these costumes!

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Jack Skellington CostumeCHECK PRICE

Jack Skellington is the star of The Nightmare Before Christmas. He's tired of Halloween and scaring people, so when he falls through a portal to Christmas Town and discovers all the color and fun of this winter holiday, he launches a plan to take over Christmas.

Create your own Halloween fun with this Jack Skellington costume that includes jacket, ascot, distinctive bow tie, and character mask. Pants, shoes and gloves are not included.

Jack Skellington Costume MaskCHECK PRICE

Complete over-the-head vinyl mask with screen eyes will turn you into one of the most popular Nightmare Before Christmas characters. This is an officially licensed Disney product from Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas. Costume sold separately.

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Jack Skellington Top HatCHECK PRICE

If you don't want to wear the entire outfit, here's another option. Put on this top hat with a black shirt or pair it with the Jack Skellington mask for an easy costume.Hat includes a hidden inner pocket. This is an officially licensed Nightmare Before Christmas product.

Santa Jack Hat - From the Pumpkin King to "Sandy Claws"

If you don't want an entire costume, this Sandy Claws hat is a fun alternative.

elope Jack Santa with Beard Hat
elope Jack Santa with Beard Hat

Deck the halls and deck yourself out as your favorite skeletal "Sandy Claws" with this wonderful recreation of Jack Skellington's Santa hat. This officially licensed hat comes complete with the crooked shape, long, thin beard and Jack's image. The faux fur trimmed santa hat has a patch of Jack on the front, a white furry pom pom, an attached white pointy beard, and an inside pocket. A hidden velcro adjuster fits a 19-23" inside brim circumference.


Stand Ups are lifesize cut-outs designed to decorate any room or party. This Jack Skellington stand-up can be mounted to a wall or door, or can stand by itself. Size: 32 x 72 in

Nightmare Before Christmas Sally CostumeCHECK PRICE

Sally is a ragdoll brought to life by Dr. Finklestein, the mad scientist of Halloween Town. She's in love with Jack, but is the only one in town who realizes his plan to take over Christmas is doomed to fail. She tries to warn him, but he ignores her warning.

This Sally costume includes a dress, petticoat, glovettes and wig. Does not include makeup or shoes.

Nightmare Before Christmas Trivia

The Jack Skellington puppet had more than 400 interchangeable heads, each with different facial expressions.

Sassy Jack Skellington Costume for WomenCHECK PRICE

Well, here's a completely new look for The Pumpkin King. This Halloween costume for women is billed as as "Sassy Jack Skellington" costume. It comes with a pinstriped jacket with tails and white cuffs, skirt, knee highs with buckle screen print, character choker and a headband with attached bow featuring Jack.

Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas on Blu-Ray - The movie that started it all

Tim Burton's "Nightmare Before Christmas" is the amazing 1993 stop-action animated motion picture that features 227 animated characters. The story centers around Jack Skellington, a pumpkin king from Halloween Town who has tired of Halloween and, after stumbling upon the magical Christmas Town, decides to celebrate that holiday instead. The movie is based on a poem written by Tim Burton more than 10 years before the film was released. It has been critically acclaimed and was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Visual Effects.

The Nightmare Before Christmas [Blu-ray] + Digital Copy
The Nightmare Before Christmas [Blu-ray] + Digital Copy

From Amazon: Now digitally restored and remastered with state-of-the-art technology, THE NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS is deeper, darker and more brilliant than ever just as Tim Burton originally envisioned it on Blu-ray Disc. Bored with the same old scare-and-scream routine, Pumpkin King Jack Skellington longs to spread the joy of Christmas. But his merry mission puts Santa in jeopardy and creates a nightmare for good little boys and girls everywhere! Hear the genius of Danny Elfman's sensational music in 7.1 Surround Sound as the fantastic talents and imaginations of Tim Burton and Henry Selick come to life in stunning Hi-Def. THE NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS now even more eerie and extraordinary on Blu-ray High Definition!


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Which of the Nightmare Before Christmas Characters is Your Favorite?

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      MintySea 5 years ago


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      anonymous 5 years ago

      jack and sally

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      lock shock n barrel

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      kimbesa 6 years ago from USA

      Gotta love Jack...thanks!

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      SunShineToeS 7 years ago

      great information, thanks!

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      itv-guru 7 years ago

      What a great costume!!

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      oztoo lm 7 years ago

      Nightmare Before Christmas costumes are ideal for Halloween.