Best Scary Halloween Costumes for Adults

best scary halloween costumes for adults

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With Halloween right around the corner, soon there will be plenty of ghosts, ghouls and goblins out and about. Many children will be trick or treating or hitting the latest party events dressed as their favorite movie and TV characters. For men and women, superheroes or celebrities may seem fun, but one of the best parts of the holiday is a good scare. Here we present to your our best scary Halloween costumes for adults, with a bunch of creative, creepy and spooky costume ideas from movies, TV shows and popular culture!

5. MTV Scream Villain Costume

In 2015, the popular Scream movie franchise saw itself rebooted as a television series. This time around, MTV took the series full force and it featured a brand new looking villain. Many adults and teens were fans of the new show which has led the way for this costume to gain entry onto our list. The costume is currently among the Top 25 sellers at several retailers and seems like it will certainly be a hit for scaring people this year and beyond.

4. Vampire or Vamp Costumes

Both men and women can get in on the fun of the vampire craze which has never quite died down. Hit TV shows such as “True Blood” and “Vampire Diaries,” as well as movies such as “Twilight” or “Dusk til Dawn,” have led the way for this revolution. The Victorian Vamp was the #1 seller at Buy Costumes as of this report, while a men’s Gothic Vampire Elite costume was also in the Top 10, showing that the timeless movie monsters don’t seem to be going away!

3. The Evil Clown Costume

!Stephen King’s “IT” novel and the movies or TV shows it has inspired have also led to the popularity of the evil clown costume. There are a lot of people who seem to have a natural fear of clowns, which otherwise entertain and amuse us. The newer show “American Horror Story” also featured its own crazy, creepy clown, lending even more popularity to people wanting to don the scary clown costumes. We personally love the Stephen King’s IT – Deluxe Pennywise Clown Costume pictured!

2. Godzilla Inflatable Costume for Adults

Once again, both men and women can get into this costume which celebrates one of the biggest movie monsters of all time, Godzilla. This particular costume is unisex and fully inflatable, making for a fun way to stomp about town and scare the locals. Just be on the lookout for Mothra or any of the other popular foes that Godzilla had to fight off during his heyday!

1. Zombie Costumes

Let’s face it, it’s going to be hard to take down zombie costumes as a popular choice. The hit show “The Walking Dead” and its subsequent spin-off series have paved the way for this choice. The best part about these outfits is all the do-it-yourself zombie costume ideas and possibilities that exist. Grab some old clothing, rip it up, splatter on some makeup and fake blood and you’re good to go! Of course, the more elaborate costumes are out there for both men and women including zombie bestsellers like Drop Dead Gorgeous costume, zombie waitress or men’s zombie groom and women’s zombie bride costumes!

Other top sellers or ideas we’ve seen and liked include the Viral Internet Legend costume for adults, the bride of Frankenstein, Ghostly Gent and Ghost Town Black Widow Adult costume. For women, the Dark Angel’s Desire and the Voodoo Dolly costumes will unleash that sexy side while men can scare up some fun in items from The Nightmare Collection including Snarling Werewolf, Mammoth Chomping Spider or Steampunk Frankenstein!

Current Top 10 Scary Adult Costumes (10/1/15):

  1. Victorian Vamp Costume
  2. Wicked Elphaba Defy Gravity
  3. Ghost Town Black Widow Adult
  4. Dark Sorceress Womens Costume
  5. Ghost Lady Elite Collection
  6. Dark Angel’s Desire Costume
  7. Gothic Vampire Elite – Mens
  8. Godzilla Deluxe Adult
  9. Bride of Frankenstein Elite
  10. Ghostly Gent Elite Costume – Mens

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Of course you can’t go wrong with some of the classic movie villains including Dracula, Frankestein, Jason Voorhees from “Friday the 13th,” Freddy Kruger from “Nightmare on Elm Street,” or Michael Meyers, from you guessed it, the “Halloween” movies! No matter which of the scary Halloween costume ideas for adults you choose guys and gals, you’re bound to spook your friends, neighbors and even complete strangers as you celebrate this fun October holiday!

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