Monster Costumes

Some of these monsters might not be all that scary, but they're all great ways to make sure your girls and boys love their night of Halloween fun, whether they're doing some trick-or-treating, or heading to a Halloween party! Frankenstein, Monster's Inc, Sesame Street, and more all help you get the right looks!

Monster Costume Ideas

Thrill or chill with these monstrous looks

They’re creepy and they’re kooky, mysterious and… incredibly popular. Yes, we love our monsters, and whether we ask them to scare us, delight us or take us on an action-packed ride, everyone has a favorite. So why not take the opportunity to become your favorite monster? Come calling for your friends as the grim reaper, stomp about the room as Godzilla or re-create classic animated characters like Jack Skellington and Sally from The Nightmare Before Christmas. We also have plenty of other horrific options that allow you to create your own terrifying look and revive it for six or seven sequels. Complete the monster costume at your event with props like severed hands, portraits and creepy animated monster eyes. Whatever type of creature feature you’re planning, we have all the tools and grisly garb you need to make your next event a monsteriffic good time.

Character Bios - Who Will You Scare?

Frakenstein's Monster

A lumbering mass of un-dead flesh, Frankenstein’s monster is the creation of Dr. Victor Frankenstein, one of history’s most famous mad scientists. A giant standing eight-feet tall, Frankenstein’s monster is known for his iconic yellowish-green flesh, ragged clothing and metal bolts in his neck.

“It’s alive! It’s alive!”

Abominable Snowman

Is he real? Is he myth? Put the question to rest when you wear this costume to your next party. Inflatable shoulders, shaggy fur, feet, hands and mask make your costume the perfect way to re-create this Himalayan monster at any event. Just don’t let anyone call you big foot.

“This creature may have an affinity for man, something in common with ourselves.”


He is known as the King of Monsters, and Godzilla has reigned over his kingdom since he first stepped foot on screen in 1954. Model tanks and phony buildings are no match for his thunderous might. Now it’s your turn to dawn the suit and become the king, just watch where you stomp.

“Nature has an order. A power to restore balance. I believe he is that power.”

Grim Reaper

Don’t fear the reaper, unless you see this frighteningly scary costume from BuyCostumes. The reaper is death personified and the image of its skeletal form wielding a scythe dates all the way back to 1847. Whether you’re out to collect human souls or just a handful of candy, this costume is to die for.

“Who said death is dead?”

Frankenstein's Bride

Behind every good monster stands a better female monster. The Bride of Frankenstein was initially created to be a partner for Frankenstein’s original creation, but she has become an original monster all her own. Recreate the look with this amazing ensemble and, of course, that one-of-a kind hair.

“To a new world of gods and monsters.”

Jack Skellington

Also known as the Pumpkin King of Halloween, Jack Skellington is an iconic character from the Nightmare Before Christmas. The patron saint of Halloween, Jack Skellington is known for his dapper duds and this costume completely re-creates the look, allowing you to reign as the Pumpkin King any time of the year.

“I'm a master of fright, and a demon of light, and I'll scare you right out of your pants.”

Monster Group Costumes

The best family a mad scientist can build makes for a great costume ensemble for your collection of cadavers. We have costumes for the whole family, everything you need to create Frankenstein’s monsters in your group. Our adult male Frankenstein’s monster costume is perfect for the un-dead man in your party. And what monster doesn’t need a mate? Our Bride of Frankenstein costume is the perfect complement for any monster grouping. And for those little monsters who have been reanimated more recently, our Frankie’s Princess child costume and Monster-Boo Frankenstein infant toddler costume are the perfect ensembles for monsters in any stage of creation. Combine them together for one great group look that's sure to have others screaming "They're alive. They're alive!"

Frankenstein and Bride of Frankenstein

The monster originally created by Dr. Frankenstein finds a mate when Dr. Frankenstein is forced to create the creature to save his own wife. And this amazing costume combination is born. In the film, the Bride of Frankenstein ultimately rejects the monster, but how far you carry the story line is up to you.

Female Mummy and Egyptian Man

Be careful what you look for in Egypt’s lost tombs. These couples' costumes of a female mummy and an Egyptian man provide a thematic partnership element to any event, whether you plan on enjoying drinks by the Nile or dinner with the pharaohs. Just make sure everyone is back to their sarcophagus by bedtime.

Nightmare Before Christmas Jack Skellington and Sally Adult Costume

The romance of the rag doll and the Pumpkin King may seem strange to you, but it’s as common as boy-meets-girl in Halloween Town. Couples costumes for Jack Skellington and Sally commemorate this relationship and make great partner outfits whether you need to save Santa or just take your trusty un-dead dog Zero for a walk.

Polka Dotty Adult Costume and Polka Dotty Child Costume

Celebrate your child’s inner monster and bring out a touch of your own with Polka Dotty adult and child monster costumes. Sparkling colors and plush fur make these costumes comfortable and enjoyable to wear to any event.

Enhance Your Style

Ultimate Frankenstein Elite Adult Costume

Bring Frankenstein’s monster to life with the Frankenstein Elite Adult Costume. This deluxe costume has everything you need to bring the vision of Frankenstein’s monster to horrifying reality. The look starts from the top with the monstrous headpiece, including the iconic bolts and the tangled hair of a recently reanimated corpse. The jacket includes huge shoulder pad additions to create the hulking look you’d expect from Frankenstein’s monster. The tattered shirt features a jagged slit and molded scar to create the image of reupholstered flesh. Finally, let everyone know the monster is loose with arm shackles, chains and the infamous clunking shoes that give way to grimy feet and jagged nails. This is the complete Frankenstein’s monster costume, ideal for anyone who wants to bring their own horrific monster to life – with or without the lightning storm.

Goth Rag Doll

Get your goth on with this Gothic rag doll costume. Think toy doll, one that just crawled out of the grave. The costume includes the Gothic make-up kit, too, giving you the creativity to imagine your own dark and dreary look. And your clothing ensemble features black and white-striped tights and black shoes, perfect attire to match the black dress. A black yarn wig gives hint to softer child’s toys, but a hint is all it is. Rest assured, this doll is not Child's Play. Then again, maybe it is.

Skull Makeup Tutorial 

Creating a one-of-a-kind terrifying look takes less time than you may think when you have this skull make-up tutorial. This video walks you through the step-by-step process of replacing your regular skin with the appearance of hollow bone. Follow the process outlined in this video and you’ll be horrified by what you reveal.

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