Halloween is celebrated on 31st October, a day before the All Saints Day, a holy day for Christians. It is a widely celebrated ritual in the US, with almost 70% of the population planning to participate in the event. It is a holiday filled with fascination, spookiness, superstitions and mystery. Both adults and children, dress up in their best costumes. Children mostly go for princesses, angels and princes. They go door to door for “trick or treat”, expecting their little bags to be filled with candies at the end of the night. On the other hand, the adults go for creepiest costumes like witches, dead people, pirates and many more. They celebrate the night mostly by partying themselves. The houses and yards light up in darker themes and the pumpkins are engraved into jack-o- lanterns.
On Halloween, couples going to a party is common but the spice adds up when they wear couples Halloween costumes. Having a partner who complements another’s costume and makeup are the best. Below are some creepiest Halloween costume ideas for couples:
Frankenstein and his wife: This Halloween look is triggered by the movie Frankenstein, which is based on Mary Shelley’s novel. It is a classic costume idea which can be done by makeup. To recreate the look of Frankenstein, one has to paint their face green. The monster bride is to have exquisite makeup.
Witch Doctor and Voodoo Doll: This look should be gory enough to send chills down the spine. The makeup of both should be bold. The outfit should be vibrant but old. Carrying skulls on a stick will complement the costume idea.
Vampires: It is a classic Halloween costume. It is mainly inspired by Gothic novels. The attire of both male and female should enticing and sexy. The makeup is easy, vampires are distinguished by their pale face complexion, fangs, blood dripping, thinness and poses.
Georgie and Pennywise: Inspired by the movie ‘IT’, Pennywise- the dancing clown and Georgie. Pennywise with the clownish attire, makeup and a red balloon can creep out the neighbourhood. The adult Georgie with some blood on the yellow raincoat, a false arm, boots and a paper boat will add charm to it.
Zombies: Inspired by so many movies and shows. A couple can dress up as zombies. With gory makeup, old and torn clothes, the zombies should maintain the attitude, walk in a disorganised manner and not smile. Apply some blood all over the body with some intestine hanging here and there.
The Nun and Priest: The duo of dead nun and priest will be the best for creepiest Halloween costume. Maintaining the religious significance of the day with a twist will be innovative. The look is inspired by the movie ‘The Nun’. The attire is easily available but the makeup should be on point, with white face paint to blood gushing out from the eyes.
Ghost Rider: Inspired by the movie ‘Ghost Rider’. Pairing up the attire with a black leather jacket, bike chains and burning (orange) wig. Masks are easily available but if one wants to increase the level of spookiness, they should go for the bold and fierce makeup.
The Shining Twins: This Halloween costume is inspired by the Grady sisters from ‘The Shining’. Pair a blue coloured frock which gives a vintage look with black shoes and knee- length white socks. The makeup should be of pale complexion with side-parted hair. This look will trigger the eerie feeling in people.
Marionette and the Puppet Master: This look is one of the best creepiest Halloween costumes. For Marionette, a dirty looking corset paired with doll shoes and pale complexion with creepy doll makeup and larger eyes. The puppet master should pair a vintage attire with pale makeup. Attaching strings enhances the getup.
Lucifer and Mazikeen: This look is inspired by the television series ‘Lucifer’. This duo is an innovative Halloween costume. For Lucifer, with an elegant outfit a red, burnt devil face is to be created. For Mazikeen, the black leather attire should be paired with boots, horns and knives. The one-sided devil face is a must-try look.
Halloween 2020 is not going to be the same as forever. Do not let the pandemic diminish the ‘spirits’ of the occasion. Happy Halloween!