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Killer Halloween Costume Ideas

There's something about primal human fear that makes the idea of a killer a good basis for a costume. Many folks have a strange fascination with this fear, which is why people are so interested in seeing manifestations of pure evil during Halloween. Maybe you can be part of this interesting psychological phenomenon by dressing up in a killer Halloween costume.

Psycho Ax Man or Woman

So many horror movies are based on this cliché, but it is still a very creepy and effective idea. If you really have a flair for the morbid, research some actual real-life ax murderers and base your costume around them. At any rate, you can find some pretty convincing-looking fake axes these days. Make sure to buy lots of fake blood, too.

Flesh-Eating Zombies

Zombies are particularly disturbing because they not only kill people, they eat them, too! For this costume you'll probably do best wearing tattered, bloody clothes and wearing latex prosthetics to make your face look rotten and ghoulish.

Killer Clown

Speaking of serial killers, one of the sources of this "killer clown" idea was John Wayne Gacy, a notorious murderer who also liked to dress up like a clown and perform at children's birthday parties. You might consider wearing a costume reminiscent of his highly creepy style, or you could try for a better-known killer clown like Pennywise from It. At any rate, make sure you have sharp, creepy teeth and an unnerving stare.

If you're struggling to decide what to be this Halloween, consider going with one of the above costumes. Killers are always scary, and they're often easy costumes to put together, too.

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