There are many brilliant horror films that are loved by audiences around the world. Some had a huge budget whereas others cost hundreds of thousands of pounds. Either way, they are still very scary and can be the inspiration for Halloween fancy dress. So, what are they and which costumes can someone wear this October 31st?
The hero in the first three Evil Dead films and played by Bruce Campbell, Ash’s costume is simple enough to recreate. Ash spends most of the film without one of his hands because he had to chop it off after it became possessed. By covering a shirt in fake blood and tying a plastic chainsaw to a hand, Ash’s costume is complete.
The Woman in Black
There have been many big screen adaptations of Susan Hill’s novel. The first was a 1980’s TV movie and the second starred Daniel Radcliffe as Arthur Kipps. A costume similar to the Woman in Black who torments Arthur could be worn at Halloween. By wearing a black dress and a black veil, this character is recreated. If a couple want to go to a Halloween fancy dress party together, a husband could wear an outfit that is similar to Arthur Kipps.
A Nightmare on Elm Street
The first A Nightmare on Elm Street film was released in 1984. Since then, there have been many sequels and also a ‘reimagining’ but it is Robert Englund’s portrayal of Freddy Krueger which is the most popular. Although a Freddy costume could be created by buying a hand that has plastic knives attached and a striped green sweater, an entire outfit must be bought. Consequently, someone who wants to dress like Freddy Krueger doesn’t have to buy anything else apart from their costume.
The Silence of the Lambs is a terrifying film which features Hannibal Lecter who mentally torments Clarice Starling before revealing if he knows who Buffalo Bill is. One infamous scene in the film is where Dr Lecter is strapped into a strait jacket and forced to wear a face mask. By purchasing a fake strait jacket and a replica face mask, Dr Lecter’s outfit will be recreated.
Even though he apparently drowned in Camp Crystal Lake, Jason Voorhees returned years later to take his revenge on anybody who came into his domain. Although Jason Voorhees largely wears a pillow on his head when he appears as an adult for the first time in Friday the 13th Part 2, he dons a hockey mask whilst holding a machete in the second sequel onwards. Jason also wears a brown bomber jacket. Many online Halloween fancy dress retailers have many types of Jason Voorhees costumes in their catalogue, such as one which comes complete with a hockey mask and a machete.
There are many animal costumes which are perfect for Halloween Fancy Dress , such as a shark. Steven Spielberg directed Jaws; the first ever film to make more than $100 million at the box office and John Williams iconic music still makes people think twice before swimming in the ocean. A shark costume could be worn and also those which are inspired by other characters from Jaws, such as Hooper or Quint. As Jaws isn’t a horror film which people initially think of to dress as at Halloween, the person who chooses it will probably discover that they are the only person at a party wearing a shark costume.
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