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Halloween is a dark night where dangerous and mysterious creatures take to the streets from the shadows. Mischief and mayhem abound. If you want to let your inner beast come out for the evening in one of these horror costumes, shop from our selection of scary costumes. countries, like the UK, it isn’t a proper Halloween costume if it isn’t scary. While U.S. costuming expectations are a lot more flexible, there is something to be said for embracing the fright factor on this one special night of the year. If you typically lean more toward princess or superhero costumes, coming up with an idea for a scary costume can be challenging. To help with brainstorming, it is useful to divide scary costumes into the following two categories: Interpretations of classic supernatural beings Costumes inspired by horror films Interpretations of Classic Supernatural Beings Some tried and true interpretations of supernatural beings include ghosts, skeletons, witches, vampires, zombies, and mummies. Within this category, you have the option of going with a classic interpretation driven by hundreds of years of folklore or you can add a more modern twist by tapping into the most recent craze for vampires, werewolves, and the zombie apocalypse. Costumes Inspired by Horror Films For scary costumes inspired by horror films, you can choose from slasher serial killers like Freddy Krueger, Jason Voorhees, Michael Myers, and Leatherface or go with one of the quirkier horror stars like Edward Scissorhands, Beetlejuice, Corpse Bride, or a member of the Addams Family. The key to a successful scary costume is to fully commit to the role. Get the right costume, add a key prop or two, and play the part. Have fun with it, and you’ll be scaring the neighborhood trick-or-treaters in no time.