There are quite a few Russian Halloween costumes available that can help make you the life of any Halloween party. When it comes to a Russian costume the only difficult thing is choosing the right one for you. If you don't want to be the stereotypical pirate, zombie, witch, or ghost then a Russian costume is a great way to stand out and have an original costume.
There are a variety of Russian Halloween costumes to choose from. Aside from personal preference the deciding factor will usually depend upon whether or not you have someone dressing in the same theme as you. If you're dressing up with a spouse there are just about as many options as if you were doing it individually. Russian Cossack costumes make you look like a traditional Russian Cossack dancer. It is instantly recognizable and a great way for a couple to coordinate their Halloween costumes, which is a great idea for anyone attending a party.
There are individual costumes for men and women as well. Russian Palace Guard costumes feature the traditional Russian hat and attire that looks antiquated enough that it will seem like you just stepped out of a time machine. There are a variety of women's Russian costumes as well. Some are designed to be sexier than historically accurate, but they are also recognizable as Russian and can be a hit at any Halloween costume party. Consider that you don't necessarily have to dress for your particular gender on this night either. Of course finding a women's costume big enough for a man may be difficult, but will definitely end up being the most hilarious thing around.
There are some other Russian costumes that are also quite popular. These costumes include a matryoshka Doll (commonly referred to as stacking dolls) and Rasputin costumes. Stacking doll, or matryoshka costumes are perfect for women and children and are sometimes also called Russian nesting dolls or babushka dolls. Rasputin costumes are perfect for that tall menacing looking man. They often times come with bearded masks with go the extra mile to make that person look more like Rasputin. Rasputin was controversial in his time and makes a perfect icon for resurrecting around Halloween time. This is the kind of costume that will have them talking for several future Halloweens.