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Dark Creature Halloween Costume Ideas

One of the best ideas for a dark Halloween costume is to rely on what has always been considered to be scary. Of course, you can add some new details to spice up your appearance and be unique.

Vampires, zombies, werewolves are creatures you can "transform" into when this night comes. The following is a list of dark Halloween costume ideas that will certainly make you stand out from the crowd. Use these ideas as a basis to create your costume and try to add some detail that represents your own personality


Zombies are getting quite popular these days and we are not talking only about movies and TV shows. More and more people decide to “become” zombies when Halloween comes. They are suitable for both adults and kids. Zombie costumes are simple to make and there is also a great variety of zombie costumes in the stores. The only thing that you will have to decide is whether you will act as a fast zombie or a slow zombie.


A skeleton is the only thing that is left after our physical existence stops. Since original skeletons represent only human bone structure it is quite obvious that we can't mask ourselves in real skeletons. People usually use tight costumes that have dark background and white bones that are placed accordingly on each body part. Keep in mind that the costume should fit you in the best way if you want to get proper effects.


Corpses are simply lifeless bodies and they can be quite scary. This is a state in which our body is found between being alive and becoming a skeleton. There are several types of corpse costume ideas that you can use. You can look dead for one day or days (you can use some tricks to make yourself look as a deteriorating corpse). Of course, you don't have to add the odor in order to make the costume more realistic.

In addition, many people use corpse bride and corpse groom costumes for Halloween. These costumes are based on the Corpse Bride movie. You may have to watch the movie in order to get a better idea on how their dresse and costume looks. However, what you'll need for sure is makeup that makes your face pale, dark eye shadow and strong red lipstick.

In addition to makeup and a regular tuxedo, the corpse groom can wear satin vest or satin bow. Finally, there are some good corpse child costume ideas too. The focus should be placed on the makeup while the clothing should be as simple as possible in black or white colors.

Devil Costume

For the Halloween enthusiast who insists on sticking to appropriately frightening costumes on October 31st, what better way to celebrate as the Prince of Hell? This particular costume idea holds a lot of possibilities for men and women.

Ladies can go all-out in shades of deep red and body-hugging material, finishing the look off with a pair of horns and a slick of Crimson lip color. Men can take cues from movie characters such as (Interview With A Vampire), who add a certain appeal to being eternally damned, and create a look accordingly. 


Making a vampire costume is easy. The main item you'll need is a pair of fangs (usually made of plastics or rubber). You can make your costume even scarier by adding some fake blood stains around your mouth or even blood streams. In this way you will look like you have just finished your sucking some poor victims blood.


Another dark Halloween costume is the werewolf. Once again you will need the help of some makeup products. For this project you'll need to make your skin browner, so wear a brown t-shirt and brown pants. Plus cover your exposed skin with fake fur (especially your hands and face.)


If you are not a great fan of these monsters and scary creatures, you can get inspiration from the movies and TV shows. People love movie monsters and there is a great chance that they will like your Halloween costume based on them. One of the most popular ones among them is Jason from Friday the 13th. You will need hockey mask, dark pants, shirt, some fake blood stains and fake machete (a big fake knife will do it too).

You can also dress as Michael Myers and as you know this mask won't require much time and effort to prepare. A costume that will need more time is Lord Vader. Star Wars movie will get a sequel soon which means that this costume will be quite popular again.

Grim reaper

This is definitely one of the darkest Halloween costume that you can find. Grim reaper is actually a personification of death and many cultures have this same character in their folklore. In order to create this costume, you will need dark clothing (black cloak), makeup to lighten your skin and make it as white as possible and fake scythe. If you manage to get this right, rest assured you'll look creepy.

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