Top 10 Movie Inspired Halloween Costumes

Movie Inspired Halloween Costumes

Every Halloween provides adults with the opportunity to play dress up without raising any eyebrows. When you’re attending Halloween fancy dress parties what better to dress up as than a star from one of your favorite horror movies? Freddy Krueger, Chucky even the ghost face from the Scream movies.

Who to dress up as though? I always find it really hard to make a decision when it comes to fancy dress and I’m sure I’m not the only one. Welcome to my top 10 Movie Inspired Halloween Costumes list especially thought up to help you decide on what to wear this Halloween…..or at a horror movie inspired party.

Top Ten Movie Inspired Halloween Costumes

  1. Freddy Krueger
  2. Jason Vorhees
  3. Michael Myers
  4. Leatherface
  5. Chucky
  6. Pinhead
  7. Scream
  8. Hannibal Lecter
  9. Norman Bates
  10. Jigsaw

Freddy Krueger Outfit

A Nightmare on Elm Street Costume

Freddy Krueger is my favorite boogey man…….A Nightmare on Elm Street scared the living daylights out of me and caused coffee sales to skyrocket during 1984 (actually, I may have just made that up, but I WAS drinking lots of coffee!!). Who better to dress up as for a truly scary Halloween.

Freddy Set Standard

This Freddy Krueger costume set is a 4 piece set and consists of his infamous red and green striped top, a lightweight hat, a hideous mask and a glove which has adjustable straps on each finger.

Now you won’t be able to inflict too much damage with this glove as unlike Freddy’s the one supplied with this costume set is made from molded plastic!

All you will need to add is a pair of black trousers and a way to invade people’s dreams….

Jason Vorhees Costume

Friday the 13th

If you’re attending a Halloween party with a friend or partner than how about getting them to dress up as Jason while you wear your Freddy costume and you could be Freddy Vs Jason!

Friday the 13th Jason Adult Costume

Jason Vorhees was born deformed and was bullied constantly as a child and supposedly drowned.

Jason had other ideas however and in the Friday 13th movies he keeps becoming resurrected.

A frightening person indeed for a Halloween party guest to be.

Michael Myers Fancy Dress Outfit

A Scary Halloween Costume

The ultimate bad guy to dress up as on Halloween would have to be Michael Myers from the movie, yes you’ve guessed it, Halloween! Michael Myers committed all of his murders at Halloween so this would make a murderous fancy dress choice.

Morris Costumes Michael Myers W Mask Dlx Xxl

This two piece costume set includes the jumpsuit as well as the mask.

The jumpsuit is made from poly cotton and is pretty much what you’d expect from a jumpsuit – long sleeves, zipped front.

The mask will leave no one in any doubt as to who you are dressed up as.

Leatherface Outfit

A Texas Chainsaw Massacre Costume Idea

Why is it that antagonists in horror movies often have disfigurements? Thomas Hewitt’s disfigurement was what caused him to commit his first murders and then after he decided to skin one of his victims and use their facial skin as a mask he earned the moniker Leatherface.

Adult Leatherface Costume

You can dress up as Leatherface and saunter into the Halloween party with a chainsaw tossed over your shoulder and the crowds will part as you find your way to the bar… one stands in the way of a chainsaw!

This costume doesn’t come with a chainsaw though, it does come with a mask (that even has hair attached), a shirt with tie and Leatherface’s apron.

Chucky Costume

A Child’s Play Costume Idea

Chucky is a really creepy antagonist and makes you look at dolls in a whole new way. If you want to send chills up everyone’s spine this Halloween then dress up as the doll who contains the blackened soul of a serial killer.

Chucky Costume – Men’s Man Fancy Dress

This licensed Chucky costume consists of a latex mask that has Chucky’s trademark red hair attached to it along with his outfit.

The stripy top and pair of dungarees are almost as recognizable as his face and hair! I have goosebumps just looking at this costume, I would run a mile if I saw someone wearing it!!

Pinhead Costume from the Hellraiser Movie

Morris Costumes Pinhead Adult Xxl

I saw someone wearing this costume at a fancy dress party and they looked good…..I had to ask who Pinhead was though as I’ve never seen Hellraiser. Can I be excused if I say it’s a hellraiser of a costume(!).

Scream Costume

Everyone knows this costume, but it doesn’t actually have a name it is merely the Scream mask thingamajig or whatsit.

FunWorld Adult Scream Costume

Even with no real name this costume is instantly recognizable – you can even buy a Scream rubber duckie. I know Scream was really a send up of horror movies, but it was really quite funny so I’m adding it in here.

This costume comes with a hooded robe, belt and the infamous Scream mask.

Hannibal Lecter Outfit

A Silence of the Lambs Costume

What a cool costume to wear, especially if you’re going to be having dinner with friends…….stay clear of the Chianti unless you want people looking at your plate more closely and discretely counting heads at the party.

Fun World Costumes Men’s Maximum Restraint Costume

This costume includes white pajama style asylum pants and matching straight jacket along with a muzzle mask with elastic straps.

Norman Bates Outfit

Psycho Costume

Norman Bates was the ultimate reason not to stay in out of the way hotels, this film was playing at a hotel I was staying at with my hubby and he couldn’t believe that I’d never seen it. Guess what we did? We watched the movie of course which was okay, then I went to have a shower and the room had a shower curtain up…..when my hubby walked in to ask me a question I nearly jumped out of my skin and apparently my scream could rival Janet Leigh!

Psycho Mother’s Dress Costume – Standard – Chest Size 40-44

This officially licensed Psycho Costume includes striped dress with black lace trim and ruffle hem. The stretchy silk-like dress pulls over head and ties at back of neck and is made from 100% polyester.

The costume also includes a silver wig, but there’s no knife included, luckily there are lots of novelty ones available to buy because I think one is essential for this costume.

Jigsaw Costume

A Saw Costume

Paper Magic Jigsaw Puppet Deluxe Costume

Saw is another movie that I didn’t see. At the time that it came out I was doing the mommy thing and then I didn’t want to see the sequel before watching the original…..somehow it never happened. Jigsaw is a popular Halloween costume however and he sounds like a testing type of person (I know the jokes aren’t funny, I’m sorry, but bear with me.).

If you did see the hit movie saw, then this officially licensed deluxe jigsaw puppet costume will scare the daylights out of you! The costume includes jacket, shirt with attached tie, pants, mask, and gloves.

Fun Crayon Halloween Costumes

Crayola Crayon Costumes

These Crayola Crayon Halloween costumes are a lot of fun and a great idea for a group costume as they come in a range of different colors. I guess that’s hardly surprising as they are based on crayons!   Whether you prefer the orange crayon costume or the blue crayon costume there’s plenty of colors to choose from.

I think they’re a great costume idea that is bound to bring a smile to anyone’s face young and old because they’re something that generations of people are familiar with.

Let’s have a look at the range of different crayon costumes that are available.

Fun Crayola Crayon Costumes


I particularly like the individual crayon costumes, but research would suggest that the box of crayons style of costume is the most popular.

Individual Crayon Costumes

As you can see from the image there’s actually three different takes on the individual crayon costumes.

I personally love the unisex crayon costumes which you can see in the top row of the picture. This style is available from Toddler age up in a range of colors like the ones above as well as yellow, orange and red.

There is even a baby bunting costume in this style which looks very cute. Check it out below –

Baby Bunting Crayon CostumeBaby Bunting Crayon Costume


You can dress the whole family up in different colored crayon costumes which should made everyone happy!

Of course there are other styles of crayon costumes available and you know that because you can see them on the picture so let’s look at them as well.

Sticking with the individual crayons the costumes shown above are both designed for women and include a tank dress style costume as well as a what is called a glitz and glitter tank dress.

The traditional tank dress style of costume can be found for a lot of different things such as candy costumes such as twix bars or the individual m&ms as well as board games like tic tak toe and vodka bottle costumes so it’s hardly a surprise to see it as a crayon costume as well.

I do like the hat that comes with it, but for me the tank dress is just not very flattering to my figure so I’ll be sticking to the unisex costume!

The glitz and glitter tank dress style of costume is a lot of fun and I know a few little girls who would like this style and luckily it is available in girls sizes as well as ladies sizes. The shoulder is more of a boat style and the style of the skirt helps to soften the look of the tank – it looks like a lot of fun!

This costume does contain glitter however and this can mean that you find glitter everywhere after wearing it. I haven’t actually tried on these costumes, but reviewers have mentioned that this is a problem and it does appear to be the same material that my daughter had in a flapper dress once which looked fantastic, but dropped glitter like crazy!


Dog Crayon Costumes

Hold the Phones – There’s a Crayon Halloween Costume for Your Pet!

I have only just found this next costume quite by accident and I’m so excited because I think my dog would look awesome in it! You really can dress the whole family up as a box of crayons, fur children as well!

Crayola Pink Dog Costume

This is also available in blue and green which is just as well because I don’t think my hubby would like me to dress our male dog in this pink!

I’m not sure the model looks very happy, but I think our ‘little man’ will love strutting his stuff in this costume.  Whether he keeps the hat on or not is another story though!


Crayola T-Shirts

You can also combine a Crayola t-shirt with a pair of matching leggings to make a costume as well. (The official leggings which are available can also be worn under the dress if you like.)

These t-shirts are also ideal if you have a husband like mine is a little bah humbug about dressing up in costume for Halloween.

Crayola Crayon Adult Costume T-shirtCrayola Crayon Adult Costume T-shirt


Let him wear a t-shirt with a pair of jeans and he won’t feel like he’s in full costume, but the kids will see him as a crayon just like them, although they may be cheeky enough to tell him his costume’s not nearly as good as theirs!


Box of Crayons Costume

The other costume in the picture at the top of the page is a unisex one of a box of crayons and this has been shown to be the most popular of crayon costumes over the past few years.

Rasta Imposta Crayola Crayon Box Costume

If you’re dressing up yourself then it’s ideal to keep all of the different crayons in one place, but if you’re dressing up as a family or a group of friends then personally I’d be going for the individual crayons

As a couple you could combine the box of crayons with a sheet of paper for drawing in – basically a big piece of cardboard stuck onto your front!

If you’re feeling very creative you could use two pieces of cardboard, one on your front and one on your back – write coloring book on the front one and you now have a crayon inspired couples costume idea!

So which crayon Halloween costume is your favorite?  I’m going with the purple unisex crayon as my outfit of choice.

Fun crayon Halloween costumes for the whole family even the dog!