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Dark Halloween Costume Ideas for Kids, Teens & Adults

Are you looking for some dark Halloween costume ideas to scare the living daylights out of your friends and family? The more thought you put into your costume ahead of time, the better it will likely turn out.

For truly scary costumes, classic themes are usually the best way to go, because they are time-tested in their creepiness and are guaranteed to disturb and delight the people around you.

Kid's Costume Ideas

Many parents love to dress their children in traditional Halloween costumes. One of the most popular ones is a witch costume. For centuries, people believed that witches were responsible for evil and unfortunate events that happened in the past. That's why witches are part of the classic Halloween clothing.

A ghost costume is a unisex costume that has also been used since ancient time. The best part is that these costumes come in different styles and shapes so your kid can look unique if you choose this option. Some other traditional Halloween costume ideas include skeletons, Jack-o-Lantern and Batman, just to name a few.

Rapping your kids in bandages or a torn old bed sheet can be a great way to create a real mummy costume without having to spend extra money. In order to make the wrappings or cloth look older you can stain it with tea leaves or a teabag and make the costume looked even scarier.

Teen Costume Ideas

Zombies are getting quite popular among teens these days especially from Movies and TV shows. More and more young people want to transformed into a flesh eating zombie when Halloween comes. Zombie costumes are easy to make and you can find a large selection of zombie costumes in the stores. The only thing that you will have to decide is whether you will act as a slow or fast zombie.

Other popular Halloween costume is the traditional monster costume. Characters that are linked to the dark side are extremely popular, such as vampires, beasts, demons etc. The main objective in the past was to scare the evil spirits by mocking them with costumes that look like these spirits. Today these costumes are worn to look cool while attending a Halloween party, or to go out trick or treating.

Keep in mind that besides looking scary and evil, you can make these costumes friendlier and even attractive, by wearing a Catwoman or Batman costume.

Adult Costume Ideas

If you want to truly shock your friends this Halloween, consider wearing a dark demon costume. For whatever reason, demons speak to some unknown fear 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.

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