Halloween is taken in different directions by different people. For some, Halloween is a time to dress up in silly or cute costumes and take the identity of favorite characters while trick or treating. For others, particularly those on college campuses, Halloween is an excuse to dress up in the most provocative outfits imaginable. And for others, Halloween is about achieving the most gruesome, scary and disturbing appearance possible.
This last group is perhaps most in tune with the spirit of Halloween, capturing the horror and darkness of the holiday and evoking fear or terror from others. It’s also hard to achieve, as it requires a delicate balance of the gruesome and fearsome while also remaining tasteful and not getting too silly.
Here’s some of the bloody and gruesome Halloween costume designs from years past to get you ready for 2013:
Halloween Creepy Nurse by Robert Pfeuffer
Nightmare on Sesame Street by Harpyimages
Greusome Halloween by drunkndisorderly
Joker Self Portrait by Sam Bentley
Halloween Revisited by sayra
Halloween Two Face by Robert Pfeuffer
Zombie by Ryan Jett
Come to Freddy by deviantboss
In the Sick Ward by Allen Freeman
Bloody Zombie Girl by Bob Jagendorf