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!

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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!

Nightmare on Elm Street Freddy Krueger Pet CostumeNightmare on Elm Street Freddy Krueger Pet Costume


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

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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.

Costumes Beginning with F

Fancy Dress Outfits Starting with the Letter F

If you’re looking for costumes beginning with F for a themed party then I’ve compiled a great list for you from Fred Flintstone to a French Maid.

I’ve compiled this page with a range of others as I used to attend alphabet parties in my 20s and they were so much fun. I read a few years ago that they were making a comeback so for those of you who draw a blank when you have to come up with ideas for costume party here’s your resource list

Cool Costumes Beginning with F

  • Fairy – a classic little girls costume, but there’s also costumes for grown ups as well – I especially think men can dress up as the tooth fairy after the Rock’s performance!
  • Fairy Godmother
  • Fame character – go back to the 80s with leg warmers, leotards and off the shoulder shirts
  • Fat B**stard – A character from Austin Powers, I seem to know a lot of people who enjoy talking like the Fat B**stard so I’m sure they’d love to dress up as him as well.
  • Father Christmas
  • Father Time – Wear long robes for this costume, some people depict him in white robes while others show him in black robes, what all costumes show is a big timepiece hanging around his neck.
  • FBI officer – wear the standard issue black suit and look like a fed or wear regular clothes and just flash your badge if you want to be an undercover agent, just don’t forget to talk into your watch and wear an ear piece.
  • Fester Addams aka Uncle Fester – Uncle Fester, the Addams Family hasn’t been on air for years and yet they’re all instantly recognizable.
  • Fiona (Shrek)
  • Fireman
  • Fisherman – you can dress up in yellow wet weather gear as though you’re a trawler fisherman or else you can wear waders and carry a bag with a few feathers on hooks on it (along with a fishing rod that is) and say you’re a trout fisherman.
  • Flamenco Dancer
  • Flamingo
  • Flapper – there are lots of different Flapper outfits to choose from as well as loads of fun accessories from headbands to long beads, boas or cigarette holders. I love the fashions of the 1920s which is why I love all of the flapper outfits. Check out a whole selection on this page – 1920s Style Flapper Halloween Costumes.

DC Comics Deluxe Muscle Chest The Flash

  • Flash (The) – This superhero has probably gained an even bigger success thanks to the small screen success of the Big Bang Theory where he’s one of Sheldon’s favorite fancy dress outfits.
  • Flight attendant
  • Florence Nightingale – a British nurse from the time of the Crimea war Florence Nightingale is seen as the founder of modern nursing. The outfit you need for this is very much like that of a Victorian scullery maid, including the cap, although rather than the white cotton caps worn by maids, Florence Nightingale’s one was more of a white lace cap. She was known as the lady of the lamp as she would check on her patients at night so getting a lamp to carry would be a great prop for this costume.
  • Flower – A flower is a great costume for if you want a DIY project. Simply wear green for the stem, add face paint the color you want the middle of the flower head to be and then attach the petals around your face (I would use a piece of elastic to run under your chin and over your head. The petals could be made from tissue paper to cardboard or even fabric.
  • Flower Pot Men – Bill and Ben from the old British cartoon.
  • Flower Power Hippie – embrace your inner 60s child with a ‘peace man’ attitude and flowers in your hair! A little outside of the box thinking again for a cool costume idea.
  • Fly
  • Flying Monkey from Wizard of Oz
  • Football – I’ve actually seen costumes for sale for both an NFL football and a soccer ball, both of which do look like a bit of fun.
  • Footballer – American footballer from your favourite team or a soccer player the choice is yours.
  • Fork – I have seen a fork costume which I think is just priceless

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  • Fortune Teller
  • Fox
  • Fox Hunter
  • Foxxy Cleopatra (Austin Powers)
  • Frank n Furter (Rocky Horror Picture Show)
  • Frankenstein
  • Frankenstein’s Bride
  • Frankie Stein – a Monster High costume idea, Frankie Stein was one of the original characters from the range.
  • Fred (from Scooby Doo) – Although Fred wasn’t my favourite Scooby character he is still from a cartoon that I loved growing up. It really seems to have struck a chord across generations as my father loved it, I loved it and my daughter loved it!
  • Fred Astaire
  • Fred Flintstone – The main character from the lovable Hanna-Barbera cartoon, The Flintstones.
  • Freddie Mercury
  • Freddy Krueger
  • French Maid
  • Frenchie (from Grease)
  • Friar Tuck
  • Frodo Baggins – a hobbit from Lord of the Rings
  • Frog
  • Fruit – there’s lots of different fruit costumes from apples to limes and more so you can just dress up as your favourite and if anyone says that oranges start with O, you can simply tell them you’re Fruit which starts with F …….. and then start planning an O party so you can re-use your costume!
  • Fuzzy Dice

If you’re after a costume that begins with another letter of the alphabet then I’ve got you covered with that too, simply check out my a-z of costumes page.

Back to the letter F and which costume idea is your favorite?

Great selection of costumes that begin with F from fairies to Freddy Krueger!