Scary Horror & Gothic Halloween Costumes

What would Halloween be without scary costumes? The whole purpose of the day is to scare people with horror themed costumes. Long before there were princess costumes and superhero outfits, 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. Buy your scary costume today!

Horror Villain Pumpkin Carving Stencils

Tis the season to sit down and cuddle up watching some scary movies. This Halloween, in honor of the classic horror movies, we decided to create pumpkin stencils featuring our favorite villains. Deck your pork with jack-o-lanterns featuring some of the scariest villains of all time. These classic horror villain pumpkin stencils are free. Choose from Pennywise from It, Jason from Friday the 13th, Michael Myers from Halloween, Ghostface from Scream, or Freddy Krueger from A Nightmare on Elm Street.

5 Haunted Locations Infographic

With Halloween being all about ghouls and goblins, it’s only right to talk about the creepiest places in the United States.  These legendary buildings and places span from coast-to-coast so you might have one within your reach. If this list of haunted places doesn’t scare the wits out of you, then nothing will!

5 Facts About Superstitions

October is here and that means things are going to start getting a little spooky. The sun is setting earlier and earlier. There should be no wonder why you've caught yourself thinking about all of the things that can be considered superstitious.  The origins of many superstitions are shrouded in mystery but that's part of their fun. Allow us to enlighten you on our five favorite superstitions.

Horror Movie Quotes Infographic

If you call yourself a horror fan, you should be able to recognize all of the quotes featured in our infographic! Our list of quotes from some of our favorite scary movies includes old classics and new thrillers. While it was quite a challenge to choose just one line that embodied the spirit of these films, it was fun to reminisce nonetheless. What do you think of our choices? 

Free Printable Horror Movie Coloring Pages

For Costume SuperCenter, it's always Halloween, and that means every season is horror movie season! If you’re a fan of horror movies, especially the classic ones, you’re in the right place. It's safe to say that most famous horror movie villains are more popular than the movies that they star in. Whether you’re a horror movie buff or not, the names, Freddy Krueger and Michael Myers make you shudder. 

Instead of spooking you with jump scares, Costume Supercenter created some coloring pages to help you relax. They just happen to feature some of the most popular horror movie villains. Get our your coloring devices and have a killer time with these horror movie coloring pages!

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!

Vampire Costumes

While vampires had been around for centuries in one form or another, they never really entered the cultural zeitgeist until Bram Stoker published “Dracula” in 1897. Since then, their blood-sucking, night-ruling ways have captivated and frightened millions in books, movies, and more. Vampires have expensive-looking outfits with lots of layers, fine fabrics, and accessories. Whether you vant to suck our blood or not, there's nothing as classic as a vampire costume for Halloween!

Zombie Costumes

How do you defeat an enemy you can't kill? That's the real fear behind zombies – even if you kill them, they might just come right back! Their rotting forms shamble around like clockwork on Halloween, and there are tons of different zombie costumes to choose from. Dress up like a zombie takes a little bit of know-how, but if you have some clothes you don't mind getting tattered and torn, anybody can make their own creepy look this year!

Scary Clowns Costumes

Clowns. Are. Terrifying. We all know it. Scare your friends, neighbors and basically anyone you cross paths with. Get a scary clown costume for your next costume party from Costume SuperCenter!

Werewolf Costumes

Howl at the moon and transform into something terrifying this Halloween with a werewolf costume from Costume SuperCenter! The moon is full and so are your chances of rocking an awesome look!

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!

Freddy Krueger Costumes

Turn dreams into nightmares with a brand new Freddy Krueger costume for Halloween! There's no dream that's safe and no clawed glove left unused! Make sure to use a catchphrase!

Michael Myers Costumes

You don't have to be a silent killer to silently kill it this Halloween! Zip up your jumpsuit and sharpen your knife with a Michael Myers costume this year.

Scream Costumes

You don't have to be a murderous late night caller to be absolutely terrifying on Halloween this year. Get yourself a Scream costume and you can run around like a crazy person. Just like Ghostface!

Jason Vorhees Costumes

Skip the drowning as a child, and jump right to the murderous zombie-camp hunter phase! This year, you can don the mask and the machete with a Jason Vorhees costume for Halloween!

Werewolf Legends Infographic

We've all seen movies or read stories about men changing into wolves at the full moon, but how many of these tales do you really know? Check out this Werewolf Legends Infographic to learn all the legends of werewolves and skin-changers from all over the world. From Russia to Brazil to Scotland, there are werewolves afoot!

Frankenstein Costumes

It. Is. Aliiiiivvveee! Come to life this Halloween with a fresh-from-the-grave Frankenstein costume! But don't limit yourself, though. The Bride of Frankenstein outfits will electrify your couples look!

Chucky Costumes

There's a killer doll on the loose this year, and if you'd like, it can be you! Get your psycho killer on with a Chucky costumes this Halloween, and scare the life out of everyone around you!

Scary Horror & Gothic Halloween Costume Ideas and Tips

“Halloween” and “horror” are practically synonymous, but that hasn’t always been the case. All Hallows’ Eve (October 31), All Saints’ Day (November 1) and All Souls’ Day (November 2) make up Allhallowtide, a Christian observance that remembers the dead, including martyrs, saints and the dearly departed. Most people know All Hallows’ Eve as Halloween, and All Saints’ Day as Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) in hispanic culture. It is believed that on Dia de los Muertos, the dead return to earth for one day to feast on their favorite foods, visit their loved ones and listen to their favorite music. 

Families display photos of their deceased loved ones on ofertas, acknowledging those they have lost - and those who they hope are visiting. But for most people, the big holiday is Halloween, and nothing says “the day before the dead return” like horror and haunting. We carry a wide variety of horror and scary Halloween costumes that are perfect for a variety of occasions, from Halloween parties, Dia de los Muertos celebrations, trick-or-treating and even scaring visitors at your haunted house. For a G-rated Halloween, we carry Disney’s Maleficent and The Wizard of Oz’s Wicked Witch of the West. For a truly terrifying All Hallows’ Eve, you’ll love going as the Grim Reaper. No matter what kind of Halloween celebration you’re attending this year, we have a costume for you.

Adult Scary Costumes

Scary Halloween costumes are one of the original themes that have engaged and delighted costume fans and trick-or-treaters for decades, and now there are some grand collections of scary costumes you can use to make your night of fun perfect! Adults should take the chance to let out a little bit of inner demon this Halloween with some of these wonderful costume styles, or clatter around as a skeleton, float into a party as a vampire, and many more.

We offer everything you could possibly need to get a truly scary costume, no matter what kind of outfit you're looking for or want to build. A few have been around for time immemorial: skeletons walking like a xylophone, ghosts floating through the yards, vampires presiding over parties with centuries of knowledge. They're classic, and great for the discerning horror fan. A few are newer: clowns, horror movie monsters, and more. They add a dash of new fear to the night!

Kids Scary Costumes

If your child wants to find a scary Halloween costume that's perfect for whatever kind of fun you have planned, this collection is sure to please! Kids love pushing the boundaries of society, and Halloween is the perfect time to let silly things like “fear” fall away. There are lots of choices for young horror fans, like pretty witches or wizards, spooky vampires, rotting zombies, dark jesters, bony skeletons, werewolves, devils, ghosts, and much more.


When else can they dress up as a genteel blood-drinker, or a rotting corpse? The choices are slim. So, if they see a costume that lights up their eyes, know that there will be no better time than Halloween. It doesn't matter if it's for trick-or-treating, going out to costume parties with friends or family, or a spooky performance, this collection of scary costumes are sure to send a thrill through your child!

Scary Costume Accessories

Details are the most important part of any look or costume, and now you can create scary Halloween costumes that draw the eye and hold other party guests rapt with wonder, fear, and delight when you browse our selection of fun accessories! Finding an outfit is simple, but what does it really take to complete a costume? How about items like masks or wigs, which cover the head. People tend to look at the face and hair the most, so they're important to making a look right. You can also use makeup for a lighter touch, a little bit of beauty, or costumes like a Day of the Dead, or a clown. Gloves add to the smoothness of a costume, are great for those chilly Halloween nights, and – as hands are what you “act” with most of the time – help you put your scariest foot forward first. There are weapons for extra scares, jewelry for extra charm, and much more!

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