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. 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 disturbing ideas for your guilty pleasure:
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.
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.
Going HeadlessSince 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.
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.
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 MaskThese 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.
Horror Pig MaskHave 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.
Acting crazy on Halloween can be fun and there are many cosutme ideas to choose from. For example, a straight jacket is disturbing and even more disturbing if you wrap chains or wires around your body. As a option you can wear a mask like the one worn by the character Hannibal Lector, in Silence of the Lambs.
Straight jacket costumes can be found in most costumes stores and generally come in orange or white. Using creativity, people do various additions (like realistic blood stains, make-ups etc.) to these costumes and make them more disturbing.
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.