10 Scary and Fun Costume Ideas

10 Scary and Fun Costume Ideas

Posted by Yasmina on 2021 Oct 17th

10 Terrifying and Amazing Spooky Halloween Costumes for Your Party

Don’t you just adore spooky Halloween parties? They're the perfect combination of scary and fun! Halloween is coming up, so you must be looking for the perfect frightening Halloween costume to wear for a fun night out! You will have so much fun this Halloween with these devilish, eerie & scary looks. Just put on the costume, grab a blood-stained knife, practice your funny face and you won’t even have to speak in order to frighten everyone in your path! Take a look at a few of these spooky costumes below for some eerie inspiration!

1. Illusion Makeup

Via @designdain on Instagram

Who says Halloween costumes have to be gory or macabre to be frightening? We love this incredible makeup job of an illusion painting on the artist's face, which creates a deep sense of discomfort when we stare at it for too long! Can you figure out which eyes and lips are the real ones?

2. Strangers 

Via @falsetomynature on Instagram

Step aside, "purge" mask! Have you seen the cult-classic horror film, The Strangers, directed by Bryan Bertino? Not only this film absolutely chilling, but it comes with a wide variety of awesome costume ideas, including a great theme for a group costume! Just pick out your favourite mask from the bunch and find the screen-accurate clothing, and you'll be ready to scare the pants off everyone you come across!

3. Women's Scary Clown Costumes

Via FrightfulLenses on Pinterest

While lots of men’s scary clown costumes come with  scary masks, blood-splattered shirts, and the like, most women’s scary clown costumes aren’t actually that scary. This just means that you’ll have to get creative with your makeup and accessories, like this cosplayer who turned a bright and colourful clown outfit into the stuff of nightmares with just a bit of makeup. Not a makeup artist? Add a bit of fake blood to some clown makeup stencils and you’ll be all set!

4. Men's Scary Clown Costumes

Via Lacey Cooper on Pinterest

These cosplayers went the DIY route–and it paid off. If you find the right clown accessories, you can use them as a base for a stunning  scary clown costume. The costumes pictured here are simple enough, but they work. Pompoms, gory makeup and a cool clown hat are added to simple white shirts for a truly spooky effect. This is a great idea for a group costume! Your friends won't know what hit them.

5. Plague Doctors


Step aside Covid-19! We love the eeriness of plague doctor's and their classic get-ups, historically accurate from when the Bubonic Plague swept across the globe. Did you know that 1/3 of Europe's population got wiped out from this gross, black plague? While we know that won't happen this Halloween, instill the fear in those around you with these amazing matching group Plague Doctor costumes!

6. Pennywise Scary Clown Costumes

Via Pikawil on Wikimedia Commons via Flickr, CC BY-SA 2.0 

You'll float too! The latest trend in scary clown costumes? Pennywise costumes, of course. The 2017 movie It inspired cosplayers everywhere to recreate the famous clown’s outfit, like this talented cosplayer from Montreal Comiccon. You can have your own easy Pennywise costume with our one package, no-fuss Halloween costumes. If you want, you can even dress up as other characters like little Georgie!

7. Terrifying Joker


While we know that Joker costumes have always been incredible popular, especially after The Dark Knight Rises and Joker, we love this iteration of an absolutely terrifying Joker mask, which shows his mouth pulled open and stuck into a creepy grin, reminiscent of the comic book, The Killing Joke. This is an amazing idea for anyone who wants to dress as the famed Joker, while looking for a unique and creative spin. 

8. Jigsaw Scary Clown Cosplay Costumes

Via Pikawil on Wikimedia Commons via Flickr, CC BY-SA 2.0

The horror movie world certainly has no shortage of scary clown characters for you to draw inspiration from. This cosplayer from the 2014 Ottawa Comiccon is dressed as Billy the Jigsaw Puppet, for instance. The Saw movies are some of the most iconic horror movies of our time—they would make a great movie marathon on Halloween night! All you really need for this scary Saw costume is a mask and a suit.

9. Group Scary Clown Costumes

Via D.Begley via Wikimedia Commons, CC BY-2.0

What’s scarier than one  evil clown costume? Loads of evil clown costumes! Follow the trend and take a look at our scary clown costumes so you and your friends can dress up like these party-goers, pictured here dressed as evil clowns at a PDC 2008 party at Universal Studios. This group scary clown costume is so simple and fun! You can also check out our couple's costumes for even more matching looks.

10. Ghost Makeup


Bloody mary! This incredible creepy ghost-style makeup is both beautiful and chilling. While we know not everyone is extremely skilled in makeup, this awesome makeup look is not too difficult, as it only requires a dripping black smokey eye and matching black lips to be recognizable. Go the extra mile with scary white contacts as pictured above, and a ghost's garb, and we're sure everyone around you will be saying boo!

We hope these scary clown costumes inspired you! This Halloween, come on over to Oya Costumes Canada to get the best deals in the country. We're waiting for you! Just be careful which sidewalk drains you decide to go down.

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