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Nightmare Before Christmas Halloween Costumes
Nightmare Before Christmas Costumes
The Nightmare Before Christmas costumes in this list are the right mix of spooky and whimsical for any Halloween party. The film follows Jack Skellington, one of the members of Halloween-town, as he opens a portal Christmas Town and tries to take it over.
The film broke new ground when it was first released in 1993. A full-length, stop-motion animation film, with complex and imaginative set pieces and musical numbers, The Nightmare Before Christmas took two years to make. It is now a cult favorite, and any Halloween costumes from this film will be instantly recognizable to most fans of the film.
To find the right costume for you, scroll down or browse the "Contents at a Glance" section below.
Jack Skellington is the main character of The Nightmare Before Christmas. As the Pumpkin King in Halloween Town, Jack accidentally opens up a portal to Christmas Town, which he admires. However, his attempts to get other citizens of Halloween Town to understand what Christmas Town is like fail, and he ends up trying to take it over instead.
A full Jack Skellington costume.
Sally is a sentient rag doll created by a mad scientist in Halloween Town. She is Jack's love interest throughout the movie, and attempts to stop his plans to take over Christmas Town because she fears the possible consequences.
If you want to learn how to get Sally's makeup look, watch the video below for some guidance.
This is the "rag doll dress" that Sally wears throughout the film.
Long, straight, brick-red hair, just like Sally has throughout the movie.
Some green face paint to help you get Sally's rag doll look.
Black face paint helps define your features and the "sutures" on your face.
Santa Claus is the leader of Christmas Town. He appears in the movie much as he appears in Coca Cola commercials: fat, jolly and with a long white beard.
Ho ho ho! This is a full adult Santa costume.
Here's a Santa Claus costume for kids.
Aww! This is an adorable Santa hat for babies.
Oogie BoogieClick thumbnail to view full-size
Oogie Boogie is the villain of the piece, an evil spirit addicted to gambling. He has a deep booming voice and frightening features that seem to be smiling and scowling at the same time. At one point, he makes a wager where Santa's life is put on the line.
This is Halloween!
The soundtrack for The Nightmare Before Christmas was written by Danny Elfman, of The Simpsons Theme Song fame. Many songs from this film have become as well known as other musical numbers like "Oklahoma!" Here's the most famous song from this film: