Dark Halloween Costumes
Disturbing Halloween Costume Ideas
If you want to go for realism and gore, Halloween is the best time of the year to try out your most disturbing costumes. It's time to not only scare the heck out of your friends, but to emotionally scar them for life as well.
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 costume taller than you, and you can duck down into your costume.
• Headless Person
For more realism, leave a fake, prosthetic neck in the hole of the collar. Make sure to make imperceivably 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.
• Duck Tape / Barbed Wire
Duck tape body rap looks like a mummy or a crazy person. This costume can be made at home using lots of silver color duct tape. Wrapping duck tape haphazardly around your mouth, eyes and body defiantly looks strange and disturbing. (If using duct around your face be sure to use caution.)
A barbed wire body is another costume with a disturbing appearance. For this costume wear a tattered white shirt with realistically looking blood stains. Rap fake barbed wire rope around your body and your good to go. To make things more disturbing, wear a realistic zombie mask with a fierce looking barbed wire around the head.
• Big Mouth
Nothing is more disturbing then having razor sharp teeth protruding form your mouth - It's enough to have people gasp in horror. The big mouth costume is not easy to pull off, however it will turn heads. To complete the look add blood on your teeth and neck.
• Horror Mask / Pig Mask These masks come in various shaped and sizes and with different scary levels. For the most part, these mask are made of latex, so the wearer finds it easy to use. Most mask are sold separately, however you can add other body parts like gloves and extra fur, especially if you go with a wolf head mask.
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.
• Psycho Ax Killer
There's something about primal human fear that makes the idea of a killer a good basis for a disturbing 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 as a psycho ax killer.
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.
Ready to creep everyone out this Halloween and never get invited to their parties ever again? Put together one of these extremely disturbing Halloween costumes and hear their screams of terror as you walk through the door.