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35 scary Halloween costumes to frighten everyone you know

Ladies and gentleman, Halloween is quickly approaching. So, whether you are attending a major soirée or watching a scary movie with friends, this is the year to put the “horror” in Halloween. From vampires to ghouls, here’s our round-up the 35 scariest costumes around. Apologies in advance for the nightmares.

1. "Purge" horror madness

Re-create the chaotic madness from this summer’s hottest horror flick with these simple, yet hair-raising face masks.

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2. Snow Fright

Not all princesses have a happy ending. The popular Brother’s Grimm protagonist looks virtually unrecognizable in this wildly horrific get-up.

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3. Attack of the gremlins

Don’t bother hiding your inner demons this Halloween; let them run amok with the other creatures of the night.

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4. Scary skeletal pair

Skeletons are a popular go-to costume. Throw on a pair of creepy contacts and a casket-ready suit for an extra-scary effect.

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5. The bride from below

An ominous Victorian bride in all black evokes a chilling scene straight out of an Anne Rice novel.

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6. Ghoulish scarecrow

Farmers beware—this scarecrow will scare more than just crows.

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7. Scream for ice cream

No frozen treats? No problem. Your local ice cream man is now a psychotic clown on the loose. Who's hungry?

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8. Ax-ellent idea

A gory scene like this could easily rival the legend of Lizzie Borden.

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9. Mermaid hybrid

Part human part sea creature — here’s a creepy take on a mythological favorite.

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10. Frankenstein

It’s alive! It’s alive! Resurrect Mary Shelly’s spine-tingling monster in a beat-up old blazer and zombie-inspired makeup.

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11. Vampire

This is one creature of the night you won’t want to bump into.

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12. Gothic glam

From runway to real way, welcome to the dark side in this luxe goth get-up.

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13. Mummified

Literally wrap yourself in style — then top it off with Day of the Dead-inspired makeup.

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14. The Joker

Bring the fictional super villain to life courtesy of his creepy, perpetual grin.

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15. Grim butcher

This costume is terrifying enough to make you want to go vegetarian — or even vegan.

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16. Red Riding Horror

The European fairy tale goes super dark with this haunting take.

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17. Bloodthirsty vamps

They’ll suck the life (and blood) out of you in style.

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18. The plague doctor

Seeing one of these Venice-inspired masks mean death is literally at your door.

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19. Slashed twins

It's double the trouble (and gore) with these frightening #twinning costumes.

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20. Cloaked figure

Spotting this haunting figure will make you think twice about leaving the house alone.

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21. Wednesday Addams

The “child full of woe” returns — headless dolls not included.

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22. Unzipped

Show ‘em what you got and what lies underneath with impressive stage makeup.

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23. Zombie chauffeur

Death is just a short drive away.

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24. Maurice from "Little Monsters"

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Are you afraid of the monster under the bed? You should be.

25. Wicked Witch

Dorothy's arch-enemy channels the dark side.

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26. Creepy werewolf

You better hope the full moon isn't out — this mythical creature is just a howl away.

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27. Edward Scissorhands

Channel the misunderstood hairdresser made famous by Johnny Depp.

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28. Scary doll face

When sweet goes sinister the after effects are horrifying.

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29. Lord Voldemort

The unmentionable name still terrorizes Harry Potter and all those around him.

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30. Flapper Ghost of Waldheim Cemetery

Don't let her hauntingly beautiful looks fool you — she's been haunting the city of Forest Park for decades.

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31. Frightful clown

There's nothing funny about this disturbing circus act.

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32. Decaying corpse

Rotting fresh and decaying clothes are necessities of the walking dead.

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33. Crazed chainsaw

You don't have to be in Texas to be terrorized.

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34. Harley Quinn

"The Suicide Squad's" most infamous star is slated to be one of 2016's most popular costumes.

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35. Spider horror

Tap into everyone's arachnophobia with this creative get-up.

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