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The scariest Halloween costumes for 2020

Check out these terrifying costumes guaranteed to give your friends the fright of their lives!

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Although many people like to dress up as everything from Disney princesses to superheroes, traditionally Halloween is about all things dark and spooky. So, if you want to stick to the roots of All Hallows Eve and dress to scare, we're here to help.

We've rounded up the best creepy costumes that are sure to impress at your next Halloween party. We've also gathered the best online retailers to shop the looks, so you can get organised sooner.

Scariest Halloween costumes for 2020

1. Pennywise

With IT Chapter Two still fresh in their minds, your friends are sure to get a chill when Pennywise comes knocking on their door. Don't forget to bring a pack of red balloons to hand out to your unsuspecting victims.

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2. Slenderman

If you're on the tall side, Slenderman is the perfect costume for you. Not only is it creepy as hell, but it's also relatively simple to pull off. Just throw on your best suit, find a mask and get quietly lurking about the place.

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3. The Night King

Winter may have finally come and gone, but who could forget those eerie blue eyes? This one may require some expert makeup skills, but we guarantee it'll be worth it. Plus if you're awkward at parties, it'll give you the perfect opportunity to observe silently.

Night King costume

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4. Chucky

This one might have been done to death, but with this year's release of Child's Play, it's time to bring the Chucky costumes back. After all, is there anything creepier than the idea of your dolls coming to life and trying to kill you? We didn't think so.

Chucky costume

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5. The Tethered

Another simple yet totally creepy costume to surface this year is that of The Tethered. These violent villains from horror film Us are meant to be doppelgangers, giving you an excuse to go as yourself – only scarier.

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6. The Joker

With the recent release of a brand new Joker film, it's time to embrace your manic side. If the costume isn't quite scary enough for you, get creative with your makeup and add some fake blood for a look that's a little bit cool and a whole lot of frightening.

The Joker costume

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7. Mummy

If you're looking for a creepy costume that's still a bit glam, give a Mummy costume a try. Pair a simple white outfit with head bandages that leave just enough room for some popping makeup. Add some creepy white contacts and you're good to go.

Mummy costume

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8. Dead little girl

Every Halloween brings out a whole heap of dead girls carrying a blood-stained teddy around. Why? Because it is scary as all hell and it just works. Plus, it's super affordable – just buy a cheap dress and trash it with fake blood.

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9. Demon

If you're really out to scare this Halloween, embrace your inner demon. This look really doesn't require anything creative in the costume department, but you will need some great makeup effects and contact lenses. Simple, yet terrifying.

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10. Doll costume

Is it really Halloween without a good old fashioned zombie costume? Recycle your nurse costume from years past and give it a twist with this zombie nurse look that will scare the pants off your bestie.

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Top stores to buy scary Halloween costumes

Now that you've picked your outfit, check out the great retailers that can bring your idea to life.


Top stores to buy cheap basics and accessories

If you're on a budget this year, get creative making your own costume with cheap basics and accessories from these affordable retailers.


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