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Halloween can be a time of lighthearted fun, but there are those of us who have a flair for the dramatic and take this holiday a lot more seriously than most people. After all, what other time of the year do you get to dress up like a crazed serial killer or a grotesque character from your favorite horror movie without seeming out of place?

If you want to go for realism and gore, Halloween is the best time of the year to try out your most disturbing costumes. So why not go for an extremely dark Halloween costume this year instead of settling for a fairy princess? It's time to not only scare the heck out of your friends, but to emotionally scar them for life as well. Here are some extremely dark costume ideas that you can try This October:

Dark Demon

For whatever reason, demons speak to some deep fear of the unknown in most of us. Even people who aren't particularly religious are often freaked out by supernatural dark entities. To be a truly disturbing demon this Halloween, you will need to make yourself unrecognizable. Use prosthetics or a grotesque demonic mask to cover your face completely and erase any semblance of humanity. Ideally, your body should be covered in prosthetics or a dark cloak so that no patch of human skin is visible. Most importantly, you're going to need horns. The larger and more twisted, the better.

For an even greater effect, throw in some contact lenses that black out your eyes. Some large, dark wings like those of Satan from Dante's Inferno could further enhance your costume. The key here is to seem like you are channeling an otherworldly power, like you are stalking all the guests at the party and are intent on dragging them to hell with you.

Headless Horseman

Since you're probably not looking to get decapitated anytime soon, you're going to need to plan your costume carefully to achieve this effect. One way to do it is to build the upper part of your costume as a large torso that you can hide in. Simply make the horseman taller than you, and you can duck down into your suit. For more realism, leave a fake, prosthetic neck in the hole of the collar. Make sure to make imperceivable slits in the front so that you can see where you are going. Add a sword or a pumpkin head if you're going for a Sleepy Hollow style.

Pinhead From Hell Raiser

A disturbing movie in and of itself, you may want to bring the master of sadism himself to life with your Halloween costume. Pinhead represents primordial pain, something that is present in all of us, and so is extremely disturbing to most people. Worse, Pinhead embodies the act of reveling in torture, a mixture of sadism and masochism that is bound to make the people around you wince.

For an effective pinhead costume, you're going to need a mask. Make sure that it is high-quality and realistic, or else it's not going to be nearly as scary as its film counterpart. Next, find a black frock like the one he wears in Hellraiser, ideally with a chest-plate portion that displays the pieces of torn flesh on his body.

Dark Latex Pig Mask From American Horror Story

Have you seen American Horror Story: Roanoke? It's a story of torture, cannibalism, and human misery. It's an extremely disturbing show and it's certainly not for everyone. This is what makes it perfect for a extremely dark and disturbing Halloween costume. You don't have to look too far these days to find masks that represent all of the freaks from this popular series. In lieu of an actual pig's head, find a grotesque pig mask, especially one that has some tusks hanging out.

Next, throw on a white shirt and some overalls that look worn. Smear yourself with fake blood. You're a country bumpkin cannibal on the lookout for sweet human flesh, so you need to look the part. Look hungry.

Ready to creep everyone out this Halloween and never get invited to their parties ever again? Put together one of these extremely dark Halloween costumes and hear their screams of terror as you walk through the door.

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