Creative Halloween Costumes People Took To The Next Level

Halloween brings an opportunity for creative expression through unique costumes. While some choose to stick with the basic witch or ghost idea, others take their attire to a whole new level. Get ready to be inspired by some of the most elaborate, well-planned and creative Halloween costumes ever created.

The Abductor

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At first glance, you might consider calling the cops to help this poor man. However, take another look and rest assured that he’s just a very creative person with some time on his hands. The abductor’s creepy moving head controlled by the man’s lever really pushes the limits on this hostage situation costume.

Pregnant Avocado


Holy guacamole! This avocado needs a little extra time to ripen, nine months to be exact. Check out the clever way one woman used her pregnant belly to make the perfect super food creative Halloween costume.

Amazon Transformer


This witty costume combines a superhero and a subscription service to make one impressive cardboard robot. Similarly, if Optimus Prime and Amazon Prime were to unite in real life, they’d be unstoppable when it comes to delivering packages and destroying foes, but don’t worry it’s all for the greater good of humankind.

Ruined Jesus Fresco


Remember that woman who famously ruined a fresco of our Lord and Savior? It looked very demonic, so someone had the great idea of turning it into a costume. However, the caption says nobody recognized it, but one things for sure: they now won’t forget it.

Harry and Marv from Home Alone


Unless you had a seriously deprived childhood, you’ll remember the two crooks from Home Alone, Harry and Marv, and how 8-year-old, Kevin McCallister, duped them. Taking some inspiration, these wet bandits seem like they’re ready for the ultimate candy heist.

Snake Girl


What is it about snakes that frightens so many people? Their slithery movements? Scaly skin and darting eyes? Whatever it is, this girl captured it brilliantly with her full-body coiled snake costume. Furthermore, I wasn’t afraid of snakes.. Until now.

Doll Costume


Dolls are super creepy. I think we’ve all felt their lifeless eyes following across a room once or twice. Although this doll costume isn’t the scariest on the block, the detailed wood grain paint makes her wooden frame highly believable. I wonder how long it took to achieve this look!

Caged by Ape


If the world ever becomes overrun by apes, you can expect to see more scenes like this.. I just hope he didn’t go bananas after being stuck in that cage all day!


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Want to scare the daylights out of your friends this Halloween? Do what this guy did and dress up in an elaborate Demogorgon costume complete with face-opening technology. However, the only trouble is finding out how he’s made this demon of the underworld so lifelike, almost too lifelike…

Illuminated Stick Figures

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Coming up with a group costume that hasn’t been done a hundred times already can prove darn-near impossible. This family took it back to the basics with an illuminated version of classic stick figures. I’d say all that soldering work to produce these adorable getups certainly paid off.

Mutant Pumpkin


Check out this bone-chilling animated creative Halloween costume. Seems like that poor child didn’t stand a chance against the wrath of stems and vines surrounding this mutant vegetable. This has me looking at pumpkin patches in a whole new way!

Nickelodeon Doug Group Costume


Remember the quirky cartoon cast from Nickelodeon’s hit series ‘Doug?’ This group costume is fairly easy to pull off yet widely overlooked, making it a total showstopper. There are plenty of good shows from the 90’s to choose from, but the banjo-playing boy from Bluffington holds a special place in all of our hearts.

King Kong-Themed Costume


This girl decided to go all out with a King Kong-themed costume, finished with a giant gorilla hand. She’s successfully created the illusion of being carried away by the monstrous primate, which makes her costume genuinely spectacular. Seeing this brings back all the feels for Ann and Kong; why couldn’t everyone just let them be?!

Edward Scissorhands Costume


We’ve seen loads of Edward Scissorhands costumes in Halloweens past, but not many that come fully equipped with a live topiary bush. This person not only flawlessly executes Johnny Depp’s dark role, but also took the time to construct the topiary using 24 artificial boxwood hedge mat panels, loads of chicken wire, and about 3,000 zip ties. Now that’s some hardcore dedication to recreating the Tim Burton masterpiece if I ever saw it.

Scooby-Doo Characters


Zoinks! Jeepers! The gang’s all here, Fred, Velma, Daphne, Shaggy and of course, Scooby-Doo. This family aced everything from the attire to becoming fully immersed in their characters. No ghost stands a chance against this family of 5.

Green Army Men


Who doesn’t have fond childhood memories of these tiny green army men? Or maybe it’s the not so fond memories of stepping on them that stand out? Either way, these plastic soldiers are easily recognizable and wrapped in nostalgia. Whether you go solo like the first guy or get your friends involved as shown in the second photo, this costume brings out the kid in all of us.


And hey, you might even run into a fellow army man like the two guys in the third photo, making for one epic standoff.


Rotten Reggie

Regular old pumpkins aren’t very scary, actually quite the opposite, but a rotten Jack ‘O Lantern that looks positively sinful? Well, that blends the festive nature of autumn with the horrifying nature of Halloween just perfectly. Check out this intricately handmade mask, appropriately named ‘Rotten Reggie,’ and see what I mean!


Skeleton Pooch


Skeletons make timelessly spooky costumes, but what brings this costume to the next level is the pooch behind the paint. I wonder how they got this good boy to sit still so long? Perhaps it was a juicy bone…

Samurai Stormtrooper


You can dress up as a samurai or as a stormtrooper, but this person took it a step further by blending them to become a samurai stormtrooper. Now, this is one hybrid I wouldn’t want to mess with!

Krampus Costume


Do you have a hard time choosing between Halloween and Christmas? Well, this guy found the perfect way to merge the two with this scary take on classic German folklore. This costume reminds us why it’s important to be on the nice list this holiday season.

Human Meat Grinder


This kid’s Halloween costume is so wrong it’s right. He killed it with a human meat grinder that appears to have already pulverized his legs. I’m just wondering how he plans on trick-or-treating in that thing…


If you’ve got a peanut allergy; LOOK AWAY NOW. This girl went above and beyond with an innocently hilarious take on Mr. Peanut. The details complete the look.


Zombie Arm

I’m not gonna lie; I had to triple-take at this costume to understand what was going on. This guy takes the typical zombie getup to another realm with a dismembered arm that seems to have a life of its own. Try this yourself, and with some good acting and prop placement you’ll have people struggling to figure out how this is done.

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Ghost Malone


We all love good play on words, and this girl hit the nail on the head with her ‘Ghost Malone’ costume. Besides a fake beard, a golden grill, and a white button down, all this outfit needs is the abundance of face and neck tattoos. Let’s all hope the ghost of Post Malone can still hold a beat, otherwise, this might get really spooky.

Skeleton Horse and Men

Maybe it’s the black and white photos or the grim facial expressions, but Halloween seemed exceptionally horrifying back in the day. Take these two people and their horses dressed as skeletons in the 1920’s for example. These old-school costumes, though simple in nature, could seriously give you a bump in the night.


Severed Head


Don’t worry; this isn’t what it looks like. Believe it or not, this girl’s seemingly separated head is still attached to the rest of her body. All it took was a little bit of paint to create this graphically realistic optical illusion.

Red Riding Hood

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This adorable crimson-cloaked treater may have gotten lost on her way to Grandmother’s house, or perhaps she’s too busy filling her basket with sweets. What really makes this Red Riding Hood costume spectacular is the cooperation from her canine counterpart. I mean, If you have a pet that you love, why not dress them up for Halloween?

Rocket Raccoon

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It’s time for this kid to save the galaxy as our favorite fearless fur ball. He even came equipped with his usual arsenal of weapons to ensure that no matter what candy fiasco he finds himself, he’s ready to handle it all.

Peter Pan and Shadow

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Besides being amazingly creative, this duo depicting Peter Pan and his shadow is just downright adorable. Moreover, the imagination behind this costume leads me to believe they’re more likely headed for the mystical island of Neverland than to collect candy. Now if only they had a big dog dressed as Nana with them I’d be seriously impressed.

Apocalyptic Costume


I’m honestly at a loss for words with this cinematic costume. It’s ominously apocalyptic appearance is enough to make anyone’s hair stand on end. I wouldn’t want to see those two walking towards me on Halloween or any other night for that matter.

Skeleton Weatherman 

According to this weatherman, the forecast for Halloween is showing spooky with a chance of candy. Just imagine seeing this skeleton delivering your local weather report! I can’t tell whether to laugh or be scared by his clever use of the green screen.

Cut-Off Face Mask

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The cut-off face mask this guy made is truly what nightmares are made of. He even took the time to show what lurks under the skin on his own face, chilling!

Blind Pilot


Ok, so this is something you’d never want to see in real life. Imagine you’re boarding a plane only to be introduced by a pilot who’s lost his vision. I think I’d rather just drive, but thanks anyways. This pilot either has a great sense of humor, or he merely enjoys scaring people senseless.

Death Star Pregnant Belly


Star Wars fans will love this incredible use of a pregnant belly to mimic the death star. It’s hard to say who’s winning this galactic battle, but there’s one thing we know for sure; that’s no moon.

Him Kardashian 

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Who could forget the infamous nude photos of Kim Kardashian that ‘broke’ the internet? This guy certainly hasn’t forgotten, and he took it to a whole new level by recreating the magazine cover for Halloween. Luckily for us, he chose to wear clothes for this one.

Mars Attacks Alien

Remember the 90’s movie Mars Attacks featuring aliens plotting to take over Earth? If not, this costume should jog your memory. One dedicated fan reminds us of the menacing red eyes and exposed brains that rocked the big screen with his impressive costume.


Immortan Joe

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This creepy mask and weathered blonde wig capture the Immortan Joe look to a tee. Certainly, it’s essential to have an impressively frightening look if you want to rule the wasteland and become the tyrant you always imagined. I’m just saying that I wouldn’t want to disobey this guy in a post-apocalyptic world or any world for that matter.


Is it just me or do Halloween costumes seem to get even more and more extravagant and imaginative each year? What’s the most creative Halloween costume you’ve ever seen? Let me know by leaving a comment down below. Thanks for reading!

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