Awesome Halloween Costumes That Will Win Halloween 2016
When Halloween rolls around each year, you have ample opportunity to win prizes for your costumes through online costume contests. These amazing Halloween costumes that deserve some sort of recognition or at least deserve an honorable mention for effort!
#1 Creatively Executed.
#2 A python.
#3 Little cute Pepsi.
#5 Is there any physics in it?
#7 LMAO. Kim got roasted.
#8 Un-Healthy juice.
#9 Beautt and a beast.
#10 What happened to the snow white?
#12 Sims lover.
#13 Hell yeah.
#14 Detailing at its best.
#15 A real Face off.
#17 Conceptual costume.
#18 So cute.
#19 This is so pure.
#20 Weather reporter also celebrates Halloween.
#21 Mr & Mrs Racoon.
#22 Black widow.
#23 That’s amazing.
#24 New galaxy is coming.
26. HEADLESS MARIE ANTOINETTE
Nicole Magne, who wore a gaping abdominal hole in the Death Becomes Her costume above, made this awesome Marie Antoinette getup a few years ago. Of course, it wouldn’t be so awesome if she hadn’t been decapitated! See the process of building this costume at Etsy.
27. 8-BIT GARY
Kiel Johnson and Klai Brown created this 8-bit costume out of foam cubes glued onto a cardboard suit for a Toshiba ad in which the “real” Gary was pixelated into a low-res version of himself. The process is documented in photographs.
28. LEGO MINIFIG
Instructables mber Kaged Konbat made himself into a LEGO Minifig. The head is made from a tube sold as a form for concrete – but still lightweight. The wearer sees through the facial features, which are covered with mesh speaker fabric. Your buddy could accompany you as a LEGO brick.
29. DARTH VADER TIE FIGHTER
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I was blown away by this Darth Vader costume spotted at Downtown Disney in Anaheim for Halloween 2007. Someone took a lot of care in constructing a TIE fighter around a wheelchair. See more Halloween costume ideas for children in wheelchairs.
30. STEAMPUNK IRON MAN
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Steampunk Iron Man won the Marvel costume contest at Comic Con in 2010.
31. DOUBLE RAINBOW
This costume was inspired by the double rainbow me from Paul Vasquez’s awe at seeing a double rainbow at Yosite.
32. MAD MAX
Karol Bartoszynski has been many of the characters from the Mad Max/> movies. He became a fan as a teenager, and over the next twenty years turned his enthusiasm for Mad Max into a career as a costume designer, and now organizes Mad Max fan gatherings and re-enactments. Bartoszynski runs the fan site Mad Max Costumes, where you can draw plenty of inspiration. Imagine showing up looking like this at your local Halloween party!
33. REVERSE TRICK-OR-TREAT
The greatest Halloween costume idea ever was one related in this story from Mefite np312. Apparently no pictures were posted from that Halloween long ago, but Doc Pop took the idea and illustrated it in a comic. You can see the whole thing at Flickr. I hope someone picks this up and runs with it this year.
34. UMBRELLA BAT
Have you ever looked at a broken umbrella and thought about how it resbles a flailing bat? Lenore at Evil Mad Scientist Laboratories made this Umbrella Bat costume out of one umbrella and a hoodie, and posted instructions so you can do the same.
35. TRASH CAN
This Trash Can costume is also a prank!
When I was a kid there was a guy in our neighborhood that used to jump out of the bushes in a gorilla suit and scare the bejeezus out of us. It was one of my fondest mories of halloween. One year I decided to be that guy.
Unfortunately, I don’t have any bushes. An alternative would be to build a trash barrel disguise. I built the disguise below and then sat in it right on the front lawn. Not one single kid realized that It wasn’t a trash can and I scared so many of th that I lost count.
See also: 15 Halloween Costumes From the 1970s
36. CATERPILLAR POWER LOADER J-5000
You might not recognize the name Caterpillar Power Loader J-5000, but surely you rber the mechanical power suit Sigourney Weaver used to fight the alien queen in Aliens/>. Ben Hallert built this one for Halloween in 2006. Read his story with links to photos and a video. Hallert previously made an APU costume from The Matrix/>, and a Mech Warrior costume.
37. RUBIK’S CUBE
Flickr user mcredis built a Rubik’s Cube costume and posted the process in photographs. He wore it to a costume parade in New York, and heard “Can I solve you?” all night long.
38. FLAMING CARROT
The Flaming Carrot is one of the more bizarre comic book characters you’ll ever encounter, but it’s the look that makes a great costume, rather than the backstory. RoG posted details on how he contructed this one.
39. TRON GUY
Jay Maynard, the Tron Guy, shows you step-by-step how he made the costume that made him an internet legend.
Honus at Instructables posted instructions for making your own, complete with goggles and weapons. The backpack really makes this; I hope it isn’t as heavy as it looks!
41. BIG DADDY
Graphic designer Harrison Krix made a costume of the character Big Daddy from the video game Bioshock. This is a work of a serious propmaster. It took seven weeks of sculpting with foam, cardboard, and fiberglass. The finished product, complete with a working drill arm, is a work of art. The post includes many more pictures and a couple of videos of the drill arm in action.
Every year, people amaze me not only with their ideas, but with their talent and dedication at bringing the best costumes to life for Halloween (and other occasions). I hope you enjoy these as much as I do!
42. PLASTIC ARMY MAN
Rebekah Tennis made this costume for her son in 2011. He wanted to be an Army guy, but with a little work and a lot of green paint, he’s a soldier straight out of Toy Story/>! She then posted the process of creating this costume.
43. CHERRY DARLING
Photograph by Flickr user Cameron Yee.
The character Cherry Darling from the movie Planet Terror/> startled folks when they saw that one of her legs was a machine gun. Then it inspired some women to recreate the scene. Now, if you are a beautiful amputee like Lacey Henderson, who gained note as a college cheerleader a few years ago, you can make hay by cosplaying the character at fan events. Henderson has a webpage with instructions for those who aren’t amputees on how to recreate the Cherry Darling look, and an annual competition is held for the best machine-gun-leg costume.
44. JACK SKELLINGTON
DeviantART mber Mnousyne created this super-tall Jack Skellington costume by making a suit that fits over stilts. The head is built over a helmet, making it more stable, but still a bit hard to see from. Her sister is modeling the costume here; Mnousyne is in the Sally costume.
45. WEEPING ANGEL
The Weeping Angel is a scary character from the Doctor Who/> episode “Blink.” Livejournal user penwiper337 made this costume of the Weeping Angel to wear at DragonCon. You can follow the process of building it at her blog.
See also: 10 Last-Minute Ideas for Brilliant Halloween Costumes
46. THE GINGER BREAD MAN
The costume was created for a career day fair, but would work for Halloween for any redheads out there.
47. DORIAN GRAY AND HIS PICTURE
The party was literary-thed, so Heather and David came up with a couple’s costume right out of the novel The Picture of Dorian Grey. Heather is Dorian, of course, and David is aged up and framed to be …his picture! Photograph by Flickr user Jason Adams.
Jeff from Ohio told the story of how he made this mousetrap costume for his 3-year-old daughter. Being trapped is a very good excuse for not walking house to house, but a set of wheels got her there anyway! He cut the wood and mounted it to a wagon, welded on the metal hardware, and made the back half of the mouse to work as a cushion for the child’s back. Adorable!
49 & 50. BOB ROSS AND THE ORBIT GUM LADY
Jake Meek said his Bob Ross attire was purchased in the ladies department at a local thrift store, “which I can only assume is where all men’s clothing from the ’70s currently resides.” He’s posing with the Orbit Gum Lady.
51 & 52. THE HAMBURGLER AND THE SUNMAID RAISINS LADY
Here’s that same pair, this time as The Hamburgler and the woman on the Sunmaid Raisins box.
53. THE DC METRO
Longtime wizelo contributor Scott Allen won season tickets to the Washington Wizards for this!
54. THE FIREFOX LOGO
You can even dress up as a browser logo. Firefox is the preferred costume, as it has recognizable features. This Firefox costume was entered in Crunchgear’s contest last year.
55. ROCK & ROLL WITCH
Or you could go as me! (Going as a rock & roll witch.)
56. CHESHIRE CAT