Dark Halloween Costumes
Bloody Butcher Halloween Costume Ideas
What's scarier than someone that is an expert in slicing up flesh and bone with great precision? What if this individual turned insane and now wants to carve up Halloween partygoers?
That's right, this DIY butcher costume will shock your friends and make you the life of any Halloween party. The deranged butcher has long been a popular costume, and today you can create your very own DIY version with some items you may already own and some easy to purchase props.
Getting StartedTo start, you will need a white apron, typical of all butchers. This can be found at any local grocery store, but you may even have one in your kitchen already. The butcher will usually wear an apron to stop the spraying of blood from getting too messy, but this Halloween, the more blood the better. Now, it's time to let everyone know that you are indeed a deranged individual.
The BloodUtilizing a red marker, strawberry syrup, or another form of fake blood, drizzle all along the apron to create the idea that you have been slicing up animal and maybe human flesh all day.
Keep in mind the image above includes a shirtless butcher, but feel free to wear a long sleeve shirt under the apron for more cloth to drizzle blood upon. For a more sophisticated yet murderous butcher, you can wear a button-down shirt to go for a devious "American Psycho" look.
Pants & ShoesAdditionally, you can get as creative as you'd like with your pants as well, but most butchers tend to where black cargo pants, but any type of longer pair of pants would suffice. Regarding footwear, you are likely to see butchers wearing calf-high or knee-high waterproof rain boots. The reason being is that they're likely to be trudging through a floor soaked in blood.
If you want to make an even scarier impression, drizzle fake blood all along the pants and top of your shoes. Black dress pants are another interesting option, perhaps to pair with the button-down shirt and apron.
Another article of clothing you might see on a butcher is a chef's hat, so feel free to throw one on as well and decorate it with blood. To be quite honest, any type of garment is appropriate so long as the apron is worn and blood is visible.
Cutting UtensilsA meat cleaver is usually the most fitting weapon for a butcher, but you can wield whatever you want. Feel free to carry a knife, fake chainsaw, mallet, hammer, meat hook, etc. You can find almost all of these fake weapons at a Halloween store or on Amazon.
Additionally, any murderous butcher is likely to be carrying around some freshly chopped flesh - human fingers, slabs of meat, etc. These can also be found at a Halloween store. Just purchase a fake hand or fake dog-toy T-bone steak and saturate it in some fake blood to make it appear as though it has just been sliced. So, there you have it, advice for your very own DIY butcher costume!