Freddy Krueger Halloween Costumes

This Halloween I’m Going to Be……Freddy Krueger!

Freddy Krueger CostumeTo me Halloween is all about scary costumes and things that go bump in the night and the scariest movie character that I can think of is Freddy Krueger.   And so, let me introduce you to some Freddy Krueger Halloween Costumes.….

I’m not sure why I’m so scared of the Nightmare on Elm Street villain, maybe because I watched Freddy Krueger on screen at an impressionable age!

To be honest I think I can trace a caffeine addiction straight back to this movie (even with the few people I know there’s probably enough of us addicted to caffeine to launch a class action suit thinking about it!) as I drank cup after cup of coffee to try and stop myself sleeping for weeks. Somehow I still fell asleep and yet, thankfully, I also woke up!

Freddy Krueger’s Gloves

The most distinctive part of the Freddy Krueger costume is the glove…..a glove that features metal blades in order to slash his victims….

A Nightmare on Elm Street Deluxe Freddy Glove

Where Did Freddy Krueger Come From?

Freddy Krueger made his debut onto movie screens in 1984 straight from the mind of Wes Craven. Freddy Krueger was a child murderer who was killed by vigilantes and finds a way to come back………through dreams.

He is there to exact revenge by killing the children of the mob that caused his death. Someone being killed while they sleep? You can imagine why after watching this millions of people worldwide had problems dozing off at night!

Adult Freddy Krueger Costume

Adult Freddy Krueger Costume

Freddy Krueger was recognisable by his burnt face (he was killed in a fire), his glove, his fedora hat and his red and green striped sweater.

The costume opposite contains the sweater and mask which means all you need to add is his glove, fedora and a pair of black trousers and shoes and you’re ready to be the 80s infamous bogeyman.

If you already have a fedora hat in your wardrobe then feel free to use it, otherwise you could get the costume hat featured below. This hat is brown, but to be perfectly honest if I saw someone with a black fedora then I wouldn’t realize that the color wasn’t the same as in the movie – would you?

Nightmare On Elm Street Freddy Krueger’s Fedora Hat

Female Freddy Krueger Halloween Costume

Mrs Freddy Krueger?!

Miss Krueger Costume

Now you can also get a Freddy Krueger costume for women which they’ve tried to make a sexy Freddy Krueger costume, but personally I can’t think of the words ‘sexy Halloween costume’ and ‘Freddy Krueger costume’ in the same sentence – if you can though then you might like the costume opposite.

The costume includes the dress (based on the infamous sweater), fedora hat and the glove, all you need to add is a pair of leggings or fishnet tights (depending on the look you prefer) and a pair of shoes.

You could choose to don a Freddy Krueger mask if you wanted to as well.

Freddy Krueger Child’s Costume

You can even buy Freddy Krueger in a child’s costume although personally I wouldn’t be telling my daughter about Freddy Krueger. I was much older than she was when he first terrified the life out of me (not literally, but you know what I mean).

Child’s Freddy Krueger Shirt

Now I’ve included this costume as it’s the only one I can find for a child at this time. I used to have one that included a mask, but this one only includes the shirt so you’ll need to purchase a mask, glove and hat separately. To be honest I would probably not bother and just buy a striped jumper for your child yourself (at least it will keep him warm). The review of this costume isn’t very flattering and I haven’t been able to see it (in real life) so certainly NOT a recommendation!

Personally, if I were going to encourage a child to dress up as Freddy, I would also have a look on ebay and see if you could find a more ‘complete’ costume rather than having to buy individual bits, although not having the glove might be a great idea depending on your child!

Freddy Krueger Pet Costume

I was blown away when I saw you can even get a Freddy costume for your pet, I really love this idea and think my American Staffy would look awesome as Freddy!

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Check out some great Freddy Krueger costume ideas that are sure to add the 'boo' into your Halloween costume!

80s Costume Ideas for Men

80s Costumes are Cool Dude!

If you’re looking for a cool costume idea for a man this year then why not check out the eighties for inspiration? There are so many cool 80s costume ideas for men that are absolute classics from Ghostbusters to his holy purpleness Prince, Billy Idol, MC Hammer and so many more.

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If you’ve never been to a toga party in your life then you may not have grown up in the 80s under the influence of movies such as Animal House and been introduced to Bluto, a very simple costume idea in itself.

Let’s take a walk back in time to the 80s and catch up with the likes of Marty McFly, Adam Ant and ALF and get some truly bodacious costume ideas for you to try out this Halloween ……. in fact you might get so many ideas you decide to start throwing 80s parties and they’re never a bad idea!

The Big List of 80s Costumes for Men

Awesome Costume Ideas for Eighties Dudes!

There really are lots of ideas for and 80s costume that will suit a guy so if you really can’t think of one then just check out this list for ideas. I’ll discuss actual costume ideas further down the page and I’ll also be linking to costume ideas on this list to make it easier for you if you see the perfect idea for you.

  • 80s Goth
  • 80s Hip Hop
  • 80s Jock
  • 80s Preppy
  • 80s Punk
  • 80s Yuppie
  • Adam Ant
  • ALF
  • Beetlejuice
  • Billy Idol
  • Blues Brothers
  • Bluto
  • Boy George 
  • Edward Scissorhands
  • ET
  • Flock of Seagulls singer
  • Freddy Krueger
  • Freddy Mercury
  • George Michael (Wham! days)
  • Ghostbusters
  • He-Man
  • Karate Kid
  • Magnum PI
  • Marty McFly
  • MC Hammer
  • Miami Vice
  • Michael Jackson
  • Mikhail Gorbachev
  • Mr T
  • Old School Rapper
  • Pac Man
  • Pee Wee Herman
  • Prince
  • Rambo
  • Robert Smith (from The Cure)
  • Ronald Reagan
  • Rubiks Cube
  • Scarface
  • Smurfs (any of them)
  • Superman
  • Teen Wolf
  • Top Gun

Our Favorite 80s Aliens Make Great Costume Ideas

During the 80s there are two lovable aliens who instantly spring to my mind, the first was a regular to our television screens brought to us from the planet Melmac where his real name is Gordon Shumway. I’m talking, of course, about the big furry wiseguy who we called ALF (alien life form).

The second is an alien that caused my best friend to cry when we watched him on the big screen and made us all want to phone home. This lovable alien also made a star out of a very young Drew Barrymore and is of course known to us all as ET.

Either of these aliens would make a cool unisex costume. If you’re a single guy you should know that millions of girls around the world thought this guys really were ‘out of this world’ cute!

ALF Costume

This ALF costume looks so cute I wouldn’t want to unleash it without first making sure that any cats are hidden away!

Alf Costume (Standard)

I absolutely loved ALF and watched it religiously every Thursday night with the rest of the family, it was the night when we all watched tv and ate junk food for dinner – ALF, Sledgehammer (my father loved to say, ‘trust me, I know what I’m doing) and LA Law.

This bodysuit certainly looks like it would be a warm costume which would make it ideal if you have to dress up in the winter. It looks very realistic, except the height of it and just seeing the image makes me feel very nostalgic indeed.

ET Costume

Now I know a lot of people thought ET was cute, but look at his face, I’m sorry but he was pretty ugly!

Elliott & E.T. Costume

There was something utterly endearing about him though and as far as iconic characters of the 80s go he was right up there which makes him a perfect costume choice.

I can’t find an ‘actual’ E.T. costume available at the moment, but this one is a costume of Elliott with E.T. in his bike basket which is pretty cool.

The costume includes a red zip-up style hoodie, the ‘bike basket’ with handlebars (this is actually made of cardboard), a cardboard E.T. bust with pointing finger that fits inside the basket and a white blanket to cover the bust.

80s Fashions for Men

How do you encapsulate 10 years of diverse fashion into a few paragraphs to sum up what men were wearing? I can’t think of a more diverse time in men’s fashion that the 80s – the hair cuts alone varied enormously depending on your ‘clique’ as well as what year it was.

We had the mullet, the perm, the rats tail, the rocker look, the assymmetrical look, the preppy look and so much more – why we even had a white guy wearing dreads in the shape of Boy George which was absolutely unheard of until the 80s hit.

As far as clothing went you had acid wash jeans which was often worn with an acid wash denim jacket although as the decade progressed brown or grey leather jackets were worn with your jeans instead. Suits were big along with pastel colors – fathers around the world were disgusted to see their boys wearing ‘sissy pink’, it was so rebellious! Of course if you’re wearing pastel colors then that also meant combining the suit with boat shoes and (gasp) no socks!

Thin, black leather ties were added to shirts and some people even owned piano key ties which were pretty cool! Sharks tooth pendants (I don’t think they were all sharks teeth as they were mainly brought at dodgy market stalls, but….) pendants were an important accessory to wear.

I haven’t even touched on half of the fashions, but I hope it’s given you a few ideas on the diversity of men’s clothing during this tumultuous decade.

Fun 80s Costume Ideas for Men

Cool Threads Man!

Here’s a few ready made costume ideas for guys that you might like to look at getting, or just get inspiration from if you’re planning on making your own outfits.

 Men’s 80s Fashion Tracksuit Outfit Old School Rapper Costume Men’s Top Gun Flight Suit Costume

 

Zombie Costumes for Men

Cool Adult Zombie Costumes Men Will Love

Zombie Costumes MenI love how much zombies have impacted on pop culture recently and one of the reasons I love this is because of the range of zombie costumes now available. If you want to buy a costume as opposed to making your own the selection only a few years ago was very small, now it’s amazing.

I’ve selected some of the men’s costumes that I think are the best so whether you’re shopping for Halloween, a Zombie Walk or you just want to look like a zombie then I’m sure you’ll enjoy this cool outfits.

Relive your ‘glory days’ with a zombie football player or go back in time to become a zombie gladiator, it’s a case of anything goes when it comes to zombie costumes!

Zombie Gladiator Costume

An Undead Roman Can’t Be Beaten!

 

Zombie Gladiator Costume

A Roman Gladiator who becomes a zombie, surely that means he really is unstoppable? Not only is he strong, he no longer feels pain and just keeps going. Unfortunately he probably doesn’t even remember who he is or even who he’s supposed to be defeating, all he wants is more brains!!

Zombie Stormtrooper

Star Wars is Now Zombie Wars!

This costume is absolutely perfect for any Star Wars fan who also loves zombies – it really is a perfect cross-over costume that I could see as being a cult hit! Now I wonder if Chewie could ever become a zombie……

Adult Deluxe Death Trooper Costume

This costume includes the jumpsuit with attached armor as well as a two pieced mask and a belt. I think it looks sensational and as a bonus you just need to put this on and you’re done. No need to worry about hair or make up which will save you a lot of time and mean you’re ready to get your zombie on in plenty of time!

Zombie Football Player Costume

A Sporty Zombie?

I think this costume is a really cool concept. The poor guy hasn’t had a chance to finish living his ‘glory days’ before he was infected by a zombie, but at least he won’t have to keep re-living them as the best days of his life!!

Could you imagine a whole team of zombies playing football …… maybe if the football was a brain they’d be more interested, what do you think?

Smiffy’s Men’s High School Horror American Footballer Costume with Top Trousers and Helmet, Multi, Large

This costume consists of three pieces – helmet, shirt and pants. You’ll need to add face paint to make your eyes really dark and decide on what footwear to add to it.

Zombie Monk Costume

This Zombie Has Taken Holy Orders!

 

Zombie Monk Costume

A monks costume is what my husband always refers to as a very ‘forgiving’ costume which some people will appreciate. This very tatty looking robe comes with a hood which means you don’t have to worry about a wig or doing something zombie like with your hair (always a bonus!). The costume also includes a shoulder stole which has the cool cross details on it. Just stay away from the Holy Water as I’m not sure what it will do to a zombie, I know it burns vampires…..

Zombie Costumes for Men

Pirate Costumes for Men

Men Love To Dress As Pirates Too! – Pirate Fancy Dress Costumes For Men

A great selection of pirate costumes for menAre you looking for a pirate costume for yourself or your partner? Whether you want to dress up as a historical swashbuckler or a notorious pirate like Blackbeard or even a more contemporary big screen pirate like Jack Sparrow then we have the pirate costumes for you.

There are a number of different pirate costumes for men which gives you plenty to choose from and with a sprinkling of pirate phrases your costume will be complete.

Let’s walk the plank of decision making and see what costume takes your fancy…….

The Treasure Island Pirate Jacket

Part of a Pirate Costume

If you’re looking for a fantastic pirate jacket then this one will serve you well, you just need to add the rest of the outfit in order to pull off your pirate costume, but what a romantic looking pirate you’ll be!

 

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The way this grey and black coat hangs and swings as you walk combined with the brass buttons that don both the front and the cuffs really make you think of the romantic notion of the pirates of old. It definitely has the look of the classic pirate costume that has been romanticized over the years and should bring any single man a fair bit of attention from the ladies!

Aaarrrr! Me hearties!

It’s a pirates life for me!

 

Regal Pirate Captain Costume

 

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This regal looking Pirate Captain costume has a look of a classic Captain Hook about it, doesn’t it.    The costume includes the red velvet jacket featured with false pockets, lce cuffs and a silver braid trim.   It also comes with the faux leather vest that has the white jabot, silver braid trim and red sash.   The costume also includes the cropped pants which have elastic at the waist and cuffs.   All you need to add is hat, boots and weapon of choice.

If you’re going to dress as the captain though you’d better be prepared to be harsh yet fair or they’ll be rebelling against you!

Blackbeard Pirate Costume

 

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One of the most infamous of all pirates Blackbeard ruled the high seas on board his ship the Queen Anne’s Revenge. This costume ensemble includes the coat, hat, jabot and belt it doesn’t include the beard (which is an absolute must with this costume), pants, shirt, boots or weapon.

More Pirate Costumes

Click on the individual costume that you like for more information on what’s included in the costume or just to see a bigger picture. These really are some awesome pirate costumes for men and I find it really hard to select a favorite myself – what about you?

 

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Pirate Boots and Hats

Some of these costumes include all the accessories that you need to be a fantastic looking pirate for the day, but sometimes you need a little extra like the perfect pirate boots or hats and I’ve got you covered on these pages –

Pirate Boots
Wearing the right pair of boots can really help pull a pirate costume together, but you can also wear pirate boots to make a statement with any outfit. When…

Pirate Hats
If there’s one thing that will really complete a pirate costume it’s the perfect pirate hat. Generally speaking when we think of black hats with a skull on the fr..

Shiver me timbers!
It’s Captain Jack.

Captain Jack Sparrow Costume

Pirates of the Caribbean Costumes

One of the more popular pirate costumes being worn over recent times is that of Captain Jack Sparrow from the hugely successful Pirates of the Caribbean movies.

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Brought alive by Johnny Depp on the big screen the success of this movie franchise has clearly put pirates well and truly back on the fancy dress list, not that I personally believe they ever fell off!

Jack Sparrow Pirate Gear

You can really complete the look with Captain Jack’s rings, temporary tattoos, beads and more –

 

People in Pirate Costumes

It’s Time To Dress Up As Pirates!

pirate costume collage

Photo Credits

From top right going clockwise – Alaskan Dude | stevevoght | Alaskan Dude | Alaskan Dude | celebdu | greyloch

More Pirate Costumes

Pirate Fancy Dress Costumes
Pirate costumes have long been a favorite of children everywhere, the pirate life seems like it’s full of adventures so haul up the Jolly…

 

Selection of great pirate costume ideas for men

Ghost Costumes for Men

If you’re looking for some cool ghost costumes for men then you’ll love this selection I’ve compiled for you. Let’s face it some ghost costumes are designed to be worn by men…… the ghost groom, ghost chauffeur, ghost pirate etc. Some of these ghosts are pretty scary costumes designed to run shivers down your spine!

While you may not be a man who generally wears make up it is advisable to add a touch of pallor to really offset these fancy dress outfits to perfection. For all your make up requirements and some hints on how to achieve the best ghost look I’d advise you check out – Getting Your Ghost Make Up Just Right.

 

 Men’s Edwardian Ghost Costume Hemlock the Ghost Chauffeur Costume Jeeves The Headless Butler Adult Ghost Groom Costume

Pirate Ghost Costumes for Men

Pirates always seem to come back as ghosts, probably because they don’t want anyone to steal their treasure!   This does mean that you have a few different costume ideas if you choose a pirate ghost theme.

I’ve found some ready made pirate ghost costumes below, but you could also just use a pirate costume from a previous year and add some webbing, a little dust.   Next add a white, silver or grey wig along with making sure your complexion is very ghost-like and you have your costume.

 

 Smiffy’s Men’s Ghost Pirate Shipmate Costume Ghost Pirate (Standard) Smiffy’s Ghost Swashbuckler Costume Ghost Pirate Adult Costume Men’s Ghost Pirate Costume Mens Ghost Captain Pirate Costume

Ghost Wigs for Men

An Important Part of a Ghost Costume

Some of these costumes come complete with their own wigs, but for some of them you’ll have to find your own and there are a few cool ones available as you can see here –

 

 Ghost Gentleman Wig Smiffy’s Men’s Ghost Town Indian Wig In Display Box, White, One Size Short Black and White Hair Wig Men