Horror costumes are some of the popular choices when it comes to costume parties. However, if you want to stick out form the crowd you should come up with something unique. According to many people prison inmate costume is one way to archive this.
There are basically two different types of jail type Halloween costumes. One is considered a classic while the other is modern and more realistic. Each of these options has its pros and cons and it is up to you to choose the one that suits you the best.
I will start with the classic jail house costume. Many years ago, convicts wore the same type of outfit, the well-known uniform of black and white stripes. Obviously, you can't find a prisoner like this today, however people still associate it with convicts. It is a simple costume because all it requires is a black and white strip shirt, pants and hat.
If you are looking for accessories, you can only add ball and chain (use fake one because it would be very difficult to move with a real ball made of metal!) This type of costume will result in positive reactions from people because its a fun and unique.
Another option is to choose a contemporary jumpsuit used by modern prisoners. This costume will definitely bring more chills in people, which makes it perfect for Halloween parties. The typical color of the jumpsuit is orange. Its also practical because you can wear anything you want under the jumpsuit.
Another option is to use a special mask like the one that was used by Hannibal Lecter from the Silence of the Lambs. In addition, you can also add some belts and look like you have escaped the guards that were trying to restrain you.