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Halloween is right around the corner and everyone’s either going as Harley Quinn and The Joker or scrambling to figure out what alternatives they can use to scare people off. Over the years, the art of Cosplay has taken on a life of its own.
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But when it comes to Halloween costumes, cosplayers take it to a whole other level. Creepy, scary, bloody, and downright “horrifying”, these Halloween-horror inspired costumes and make-up are so good, they can probably raise the dead. Ready to get creeped out?
Note: I highly recommend clicking on the source for more information about the costumes. Some sources have an entire album of their costumes, while others provide their tutorial on how you can recreate the same look. Have fun!
“The New 52” Joker
Coraline’s Other Mother
Spitter Costume, Left 4 Dead
Slit Mouth Girl
4-legged Stilt Costume
Mars Attack Makeup
Leela Prosthetic Makeup
Necron Lord Warhammer 40K
Elise of League of Legends
Dr. Cipherous Steampunk Plague Doctor
Gothic Imp Costume
The Stag from Hannibal
Turn yourself into Hannibal’s demon stag with this tutorial.
Make yourself look like a mummy with full effects here.
Transform yourself into The Exorcist’s infamous demon here.
Creepy Girl Cradling Burnt Baby Doll
Robot Carrying an Octopus
Pop Art Demon
Learn how to apply makeup and turn yourself into a demon here.
American Horror Story
Transform into this elegant ghost in under an hour with this tutorial.
Scary Mouth and Eye Monster
Learn how to apply this gross and scary effect here.
Creep people out with this Smiley mask makeup tutorial you can watch here.
Silent Hill Nurse Makeup
Transform into Silent Hill’s infamous Nurse by watching the tutorial here.
Soul Bender Demon
Valak, The Conjuring 2
The Horned King
Queen of Spiders
William Burkin of Resident Evil
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Dark Crystal Chamberlin
Ryuk of Death Note
Pyramid Head of Silent Hill
Pale Man of Pan’s Labyrinth
Demon / Vampire
While it requires prosthetics, you can still learn how it was done here.
Stitched Mouth Ghost
Learn how to recreate this makeup effect here.