What would Halloween be without scary costumes? The whole purpose of the day is to scare people. Long before there were princess costumes and superheroes, there were ghosts and ghouls. As you may know, All Hallows Eve is the day before All Saints Day. It was believed that on this day, all souls, good and evil can move from their realm into ours. The tradition of wearing spooky disguises was for two reasons. The first was that if you were dressed as a horror character the real ghosts and demons wouldn't be able to tell you from them and that would make you safe from being attacked or killed. The other reason was that if you could look scarier than the evil spirits and ghosts you would be able to frighten them away.


Horror & Gothic Halloween Costumes

Seven Famous Witches [Infographic]

Across the centuries, witches have been known to torment and torture people all over the world. Whether you've heard the trials in Salem, or in Germany, or in ancient Greece, there's a story for you. But don't just read about these famous witches in our Seven Famous Witches infographic - dress the part! Take your pick from the classic Wizard of Oz look to the witches of Hogwarts!

Horror Movie Statistics [Infographic]

Do you love horror movies? How much do you know about them? Costume SuperCenter's Horror Movie Statistics infographic can show you some of the most interesting stats in horror movie history, about movies from all different times. Whether you want to know more about Hannibal Lector in The Silence of the Lambs or about ghosts and ghouls, there's probably a fact you didn't know!

As time passes, scary costumes get better and better. Ghosts, demons, zombies, monsters, vampires and motion picture serial killers are just a handful of the most popular characters on our website. Some are traditional outfits that are based on the demons like we know them from the movies such as the mummy, Frankenstein Freddy Krueger and Jason Voorhees. Others combine horror with other genres like rock and roll. Some examples of these are the heavy metal zombie, the Skull Biker and the Cryptic Rocker Costume.


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