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Scary Movie Halloween Costume Ideas

The true spirit of Halloween isn't found in the candy or the lame parties, but in scaring the living daylights out of your friends. One of the best ways to do that is to become a character from a classic scary movie.

Horror Movie Masks

You can also choose from some of the many popular horror movie masks. One mask that has marked the end of the 20th century is the one from the movie called The Scream. This is actually a ghost face mask. The Scream has revolutionized the horror genre and even though this movie is old the mask is still popular on Halloween.

In addition, the outfit is very simple, so you won't have to spend too much time on your clothing. There are also many other memorable horror characters including Frankenstein, Freddy Kruger, Michael Myers, Jigsaw (The Saw), Jason etc. Some of them are a little bit complex, so it might be best to buy such masks from a online Halloween store.

Freddy Krueger

This is another costume that would benefit from a store-bought mask, since, chances are, you didn't burn your face in a horrible accident. Makeup can be used to emulate this disfigurement somewhat, but you would probably have to add some latex prosthetics anyway.

Regardless of how you produce his creepy facial scaring, make sure to crown that mug with a black fedora and to wear his signature striped shirt. And of course, it's not Freddy Krueger unless you include the deadly claw-glove. For your bottom half, go with some dark pants and boots.

Beetle Juice

First of all, don't say his name three times! Second of all, the essence of Beetle Juice is in his hair, so make sure to pick up a messy, whitish costume wig and add some creepy yellow and green stains near the roots to bring out your ghoulishness. A striped suit with a hypnotic design like the one he wears in the movie might be hard to come by, so you may just have to get one from a party store. If you're stubborn and want to make one on your own, though, you could always get striped fabric from a craft store and put on together.

Another fun charter from Beetle Juice is Lydia - she's not exactly scary (unless teenage angst makes you run away screaming), but she's a very recognizable character from a classic comedy/horror movie. For a good Lydia, you're going to need a lot of black. Shop as if you're about to attend a funeral, and try to go for a black dress that hangs sullenly on your frame with a black blazer or jacket.

Next, grab a floppy beach hat that is also completely black, this will protect your pale complexion from the healthy sun. As for makeup, add some gray circles under her eyes and try to create a look that looks sleepless and gothic. With these costume ideas, you should be more than ready to meet the season in style.

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