These 40 Halloween Costumes Will Scare the Living Daylights Out of You

Note: This post contains disturbing images. Readers’ discretion is advised.

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.

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
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Creepy Owls
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Coraline’s Other Mother
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Noonwraith Cosplay
IMAGE: Elena Samko
Ballerina Dentata
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Spitter Costume, Left 4 Dead
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Slit Mouth Girl
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4-legged Stilt Costume

Mars Attack Makeup

Leela Prosthetic Makeup
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Necron Lord Warhammer 40K
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Elise of League of Legends
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Dr. Cipherous Steampunk Plague Doctor
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Gothic Imp Costume
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The Stag from Hannibal

Turn yourself into Hannibal’s demon stag with this tutorial.

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Mummy Makeup

Make yourself look like a mummy with full effects here.

The Exorcist

Transform yourself into The Exorcist’s infamous demon here.

Creepy Girl Cradling Burnt Baby Doll
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Robot Carrying an Octopus
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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.

Smiley Mask

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.

Medus Gorgon
IMAGE: Elena Samko
Soul Bender Demon
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Valak, The Conjuring 2
IMAGE: Elena Samko
The Horned King
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Noth Costume
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Creepy Rabbit
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Queen of Spiders
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William Burkin of Resident Evil

Dark Crystal Chamberlin
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Ryuk of Death Note
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Pyramid Head of Silent Hill
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Pale Man of Pan’s Labyrinth
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Real-Life LEGO

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.

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