Numerous researches into the human fascination with watching horror movies, more or less, conclude that the feelings associated with the supernatural and horrifying gore tend to entertain one's basic instincts and encourages primal behavior to assess threat levels. What better way to satisfy these basic and instinctual human desires to experience these feelings than by getting dressed up as one of the top ten favorite horror movie characters?
Whether they are good, bad or just plain evil, movie characters make great inspiration for costumes. Horror movie characters from a mixture of different movies from all sorts of era's, however, create the most iconic and creepy characters that may never cease to enthuse costume lovers worldwide. Numerous researches into the human fascination with watching horror movies, more or less, conclude that the feelings associated with the supernatural and horrifying gore tend to entertain one's basic instincts and encourages primal behavior to assess threat levels. What better way to satisfy these basic and instinctual human desires to experience these feelings than by getting dressed up as one of the top ten favorite horror movie characters?
Anyone who has watched Friday the 13th agrees that Jason Voorhes makes one of the creepiest and chilling horror characters of all time. Not only does this character seem indestructible, but also his increasingly simple, yet frightening, attire seems to send chills down one's spine. Jason's character is also one of the easiest and budget friendly costumes to achieve. The Camp Crystal Lake mysterious killing machine's attire consists of a hockey mask, raggedy old boots and clothes and wields a frightening machete. It is worth noting that although Freddy's mothers role was introduced a surprising but interesting twist to the story, you should avoid trying to recreate her costume as it is considered to be exceedingly boring and unoriginal. All she wore was a gray knit sweater which cannot invite the kind of reaction one gets when wearing the Jason costume.
Freddyr in Nightmare on Elm Street is a classic all time favorite movie character within the horror genre. I can vividly remember Freddy's killer finger knives that scraped and scratched stair railings, grisly burned face and horrific scene entrance. The costume consists of Freddy's signature green and red sweater, hat and finger knives props. Achieving Freddy's scarred can be done through the application of special effects make-up or by simply buying a Freddy mask from a costume shop.
Commonly referred to as leather-face by numerous fans of the movie Texas Chainsaw Massacre, this chainsaw wielding fanatic is the description of evil. Dressing up like this character requires that you purchase an authentic costume which includes a chainsaw prop, ghastly mask, white button down shirt, dark jeans, a tie, boots and either a butchers apron or dark jacket.
This unforgettable movie character wears one of the most unique horror movie masks ever created. Fortunately, it can be purchased in most costume shops. The costume also requires that you purchase a fake knife and some tattered clothes.
Dr. Lector's chilling character in the movie The Hannibal and its sequels serves as a great inspiration for costumes and has therefore secured a position in the top ten horror movie list. Not only does the look save the budget minded individual the pain of spending their hard earned money on purchasing an authentic costume. The only item that requires purchasing is Hannibal's mask as the clothing choices for the character varies and can be easily found in one's closet.
Ever since the release of the movie "Scream", the creepy mask, long curvy knife and black throw on cloak worn by the sadistic teenage killer quickly became one of the best horror movie costumes. The costume is available in most costume shops and makes one of the best ghoulish costumes.
Considered to be one of the most challenging but fun horror movie costumes to recreate, dressing up like a zombie is a traditional horror movie look. The rooting flesh look can be achieved by gluing cornflakes to one's face. To set the look, one requires makeup. It is best to use diverse hues of whites, greens, blacks and purples as well as glue on wounds and fake blood to create the "undead" look.
Ever since the screening of the original Dracula movie, horror movie fanatics have become obsessed with trying to recreate the character's costume and look which requires that one purchase some colored contacts (preferably bright blue or red) and fake teeth (it is worth noting that it is better to buy individual teeth which slip over one's own real teeth to make the costume more realistic). Modern day vampires literally wear anything so one is spoiled for choice.
Considered to be one of the classic movies ever produced in the genre, the Frankenstein monster inspires a fantastic costume. The costume's classic hues of green and gray makeup, signature neck bolts, and flattened head available in almost every costume shop create one of the best horror movie costumes of all time.
Wolf man/ Werewolves
Also a classic, the wolf man costume is available is almost every costume shop. However, due to the ever changing appearance of werewolves in numerous movies, there are numerous types of wolf man masks produced each year. The most popular werewolf mask is that which resembles the 2009 movie "The Wolf Man". To complete the look, orange or yellow contacts are essential.