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31 Halloween Costumes That Will Terrify Your Friends

Who cares about looking cute?

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1. A Spider

Learn how to do the makeup here.
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Learn how to do the makeup here.

2. A Woman With a Flesh Masquerade Mask

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Learn how to do the makeup and make the mask here.

3. Pennywise from It

"Oh yes... they float, Georgie. They float."Get the costume here.
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"Oh yes... they float, Georgie. They float."

Get the costume here.

4. An Evil Tooth Fairy

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Learn how to do the makeup here.

5. The Stag from Hannibal

Learn how to make the costume and get your own prosthetic horns here.
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Learn how to make the costume and get your own prosthetic horns here.

6. Medusa

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Turn everyone to stone.

7. One of the Gentlemen from Buffy the Vampire Slayer

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"Can't even shout, can't even cry. The gentlemen are coming by."

Learn how to do the makeup here.

8. A Three Faced Man

This mask comes with a "movable jaw" so you can eat while you freak everyone out.Get it here.
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This mask comes with a "movable jaw" so you can eat while you freak everyone out.

Get it here.

9. Regan from The Exorcist

Learn how to do the makeup here and get the costume here.
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Learn how to do the makeup here and get the costume here.

10. A Plague Doctor

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Get the mask here.

11. A White Walker from Game of Thrones

Learn how to do the makeup here.
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Learn how to do the makeup here.

12. The Rat King from The Nutcracker

Imagine going to a production of The Nutcracker and seeing this on stage. You'd never go to the ballet again and Christmas would be ruined.Get the mask here.
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Imagine going to a production of The Nutcracker and seeing this on stage. You'd never go to the ballet again and Christmas would be ruined.

Get the mask here.

13. The Penguin from Batman Returns

Learn how to do the makeup here.

14. A Swamp Monster

Straight from the black (or green?) lagoon.Get the costume here.
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Straight from the black (or green?) lagoon.

Get the costume here.

15. Count Orlok from Nosferatu

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It's nice to match the curve of your nails to the curve of your ears.

16. Carrie White from Carrie

That one time when I was Carrie for Halloween...too much fun

Learn how to make fake blood here.

17. A Shadow Demon

The nightmare version of Peter Pan's shadow.Get the costume here.
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The nightmare version of Peter Pan's shadow.

Get the costume here.

18. The White Nun from American Horror Story

Learn how to do the makeup here.
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Learn how to do the makeup here.

19. A Werewolf

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Learn how to do the makeup here.

20. A Boil Monster

Yes, you read that right: a boil monster. Get the costume here.
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Yes, you read that right: a boil monster.

Get the costume here.

21. A Deceased Bride

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An accurate representation of how *many* brides feel inside during the planning process.

22. Peter Rottentail

He's even scarier than the Easter Bunnies in this post.Get the costume here.
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He's even scarier than the Easter Bunnies in this post.

Get the costume here.

23. A Zombie Victim

This is a special effects prosthetic you attach to your arm and you can get it (plus many other wounds) here.
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This is a special effects prosthetic you attach to your arm and you can get it (plus many other wounds) here.

24. A Nurse from Silent Hill

Learn how to do the makeup here.
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Learn how to do the makeup here.

25. A Pair of Giant Eyeballs

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26. A Scare Bear

Learn how to do the makeup here.
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Learn how to do the makeup here.

27. A Vampire

Learn how to make your own fangs here.
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Learn how to make your own fangs here.

28. A White Rabbit

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*Wiggles nose.*

29. The Other Mother from Coraline

30. The Grady Twins from The Shining

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"Hello, Danny. Come and play with us. Come and play with us, Danny. Forever and ever and ever."

31. An Elephant

Did you realize how horrifying elephants could be?Learn how to do the makeup here.
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Did you realize how horrifying elephants could be?

Learn how to do the makeup here.

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