Some people like to wear sexy costumes on Halloween, while others prefer costumes that are funny. If neither of those appeal to you, then you probably like your costumes to be as scary as possible. Scary costumes can be creepy or gory, but they’re always designed to shock people. If you love scary costumes, we’ve rounded up a selection of the best designs on sale right now. Read on to see 10 great scary Halloween costumes for men and women, and don’t forget to check out our Halloween candy guide for deals on bulk candy.
Want to see even more cool costumes? Check out our guide to the best Halloween costumes for 2015.
1. FunWorld Killer Clown Complete Costume
Lots of people are terrified of clowns, either because of the evil clown from Stephen King’s IT, or because of real-life killer clown John Wayne Gacy. If you really want to freak people out with your halloween costume, a clown is definitely the way to go. This creepy look consists of a jumpsuit and a freaky latex mask. Pair this costume with a bloody knife prop, and you’ve got a look that will send shivers down their spines.
Price: $29.99 – $99.95, depending on size selected
2. InCharacter Costumes Junior’s Homecoming Horror Queen Costume
Something clearly went wrong at homecoming, or maybe at a beauty pageant. The costume includes the dress with waist clincher, a printed sash that reads “Drop Dead Gorgeous”, and the bloody hatchet tiara. This is a great costume base for anyone who wants to do a zombie theme.
Please note that this is a junior’s costume, so some women may wish to order a size up. However, the costume is stretchy, so ordering a size up may not be necessary in all cases. Tights and makeup are not included, so make sure to pick those up if you want to stay warm and look gruesome. A plus-size version of this costume is also available.
Price: $19.91 – $28.99, depending on size selected
3. ‘Nightmare On Elm Street’ Deluxe Freddy Sweater Costume
Freddy is classic horror, and definitely scary. This costume just consists of the classic sweater. To complete the look, pick up a Freddy mask and the signature knife gloves. There’s also a “sexy Freddy” costume for the ladies.
Price: $25.25 (55 percent off MSRP)
4. Scary Mary Nun Adult Costume
This ghostly nun costume is definitely scary, particularly if you go for the bloody eye look. The costumes consists of the gown, nun’s headpiece, and gloves. This costume is one size fits all. To take this costume to the next level, consider wearing creepy red contacts.
Price: $24.30 (3 percent off MSRP)
5. Forum Novelties Men’s Gruesome Giants Mega Doctor Demented Costume
This is definitely not a doctor you want operating on you. This creepy, Elephant Man-like surgeon costume features a frightening mask. This is one size costume that fits men with up to a 42 inch chest. The costume includes the mask (with hat and hair), doctor’s scrubs, and gloves with attached needle and scalpel props.
Price: $49.73 (63 percent off MSRP)
6. Papermagic Womens Scary Damsel Zombie Prom Queen Halloween Costume
Want to be the queen of the undead? This “Ghoul School” prom queen outfit is definitely creepy on its own, but it can be truly macabre with the right makeup. We recommend this deluxe zombie makeup kit if you want to get creative with torn skin, scabs, blood, or other gruesome details.
Price: $52.95 (19 percent off MSRP)
7. FunWorld Adult Plus ‘Scream’ Costume
Need a scary costume that will fit a plus-size frame? This is a scary costume that will work for both men and women. For anyone who has gotten scared after watching the Scream movies, the appearance of this creepy costume will definitely be chilling.
Price: $23.25 (52 percent off MSRP)
8. California Costumes Women’s Blood Thirsty Beauty Costume
Love vampires? This cool costume is a great choice for this Halloween. The costume includes the dress with attached collar and belt. You’ll have to dress it up with your own wig, jewelry, hoisery, and shoes, if desired. This is a great costume for women who want to walk the line between scary and sexy. The costume itself is definitely hot, but you can make the look more macabre and frightening with the strategic use of fake blood and creepy contact lenses.
Price: $25.99 – $34.99, depending on size selected
9. California Costumes Jack the Ripper Set
Dressing as a mysterious serial killer who was never caught by police is pretty creepy, but Halloween is all about embracing your dark side. This Victorian-style costume comes with a vest, cloak, hat, and jabot (that’s the frilly bit on the front). You’ll have to supply your own boots and shirt. This costume would look great with a prop knife or a Victorian walking stick.
Price: $50.75 – $61.59, depending on size selected
10. Smiffy’s Women’s Hell’s Kitchen Bloody Chef Costume
This creepy costume is great for the gal who wants to go as a zombie cook or a cannibal chef. The costume kit comes with dress, apron and hat. You’ll have to provide your own shoes and hosiery, if desired.
Price: $40.36 (35 percent off MSRP)