horror

Laurie Strode from Dead by Daylight and Halloween

Laurie Strode is the final girl of Halloween (1978) and is arguably the most quintessential form of the archetype. Played by scream queen Jamie Lee Curtis, she has been hunted by Michael Myers for over forty years, across more than half a dozen films. She debuted in Dead by Daylight in Chapter II.

The Pig from Dead by Daylight

The Pig is the moniker used by apprentices/successors of Jigsaw. There have been many over the years, though they do not vary much in appearance. The male ones typically don Jigsaw’s red and black robe, while the female ones wear long red leather coats, both of which help deal with the bloody affair that is kidnapping victims and setting up Jigsaw’s games. In the game Dead by Daylight, Amanda Young is a devoted pupil of Jigsaw who assumes the identity of the Pig following her own death. To recreate the Pig’s costume, you’ll need a pig mask with wig and a red leather coat layered over a pair of jeans. You can use a simple red trench coat, or if you want the full length of the costume in the game, you could layer a red moto jacket with a hood over a faux leather skirt that you cut in the middle.

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Marcus Abbott from A Quiet Place

Marcus Abbott (played by Noah Jupe) is the younger brother of Regan, and the son of Evelyn and Lee Abbott in A Quiet Place. Marcus has grown up in the post-apocalyptic world of the film and understands the importance of staying quiet. Noah is very close with his father and spends a lot of time foraging and exploring with him. Noah’s outfit consists of a knit hat and sweater with geometric prints that can be fun to mix and match with the plaid shirt he layers underneath.

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Regan Abbott from A Quiet Place

Regan Abbott (played by deaf actress Millicent Simmonds) is the eldest child of Lee and Evelyn Abbott in the movie A Quiet Place.  Regan has a cochlear implant, and she and her father often argue when he excludes her from activities out of fear that she will unintentionally make noise that will alert the deadly creatures they are hiding from, as they have extremely sensitive hearing.  Regan communicates through American Sign Language, which the rest of her family has learned as well, allowing them to speak without sound.  Regan wears a pink, blue, and white striped skirt layered with floral leggings and a striped and navy blue turtleneck shirt.

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Evelyn Abbott from A Quiet Place

Evelyn Abbott (played by Emily Blunt) is the wife of Lee and mother to Regan, Marcus, and Beau in the movie A Quiet Place.  During the course of the film, Evelyn also gives birth to a new baby while attempting to remain silent so as not to provoke the extraterrestrial creatures who have devastated Earth.  Evelyn wears a long, flowing dress that fits comfortably over her baby belly, and a cozy sweater to stay warm.  Finding the exact dress would be difficult, so choose a maxi dress with a similar pattern or color scheme to layer with a white tank top and beige cable knit cardigan.

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Lee Abbott from A Quiet Place

Lee Abbott (played by actor/director John Krasinski) is the father of Regan and Marcus, and the husband of Evelyn in A Quiet Place. A utilitarian survivalist who was an engineer before the arrival of the extraterrestrial creatures responsible for the decimation of Earth’s population, Lee’s sole purpose is trying to keep his growing family safe. Lee’s most memorable outfit includes a cozy dark red sweater, and beige pants.  Don’t forget to pair your survivalist gear with a rugged beard to match.

the demogorgon from dead by daylight

The Demogorgon from Dead by Daylight and Stranger Things

In the Netflix show Stranger Things, the Demogorgon is a faceless monster of the Upside Down that forces its way into Hawkins, Indiana, killing Barbara Holland, and hunting Will Byers. The Demogorgon is eventually killed by Eleven. In the game Dead by Daylight, the Demogorgon debuted in Chapter XIII: Stranger Things and is shown wrapped in chains. It is also the first entirely non-human killer of the game. While finding a Demogorgon costume is certainly not difficult, you may want to take some liberties to dirty up the costume and add liberal amounts of blood to achieve the desired look.

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The Wraith from Dead by Daylight

The Wraith, whose real name is Philip Ojomo, is one of the original trio of killers introduced in the video game Dead by Daylight. Ojomo was an immigrant fleeing conflict in his homeland of Nigeria who had the misfortune of working at a mob-owned junkyard. Eventually, Ojomo realized the cars he was being asked to crush had people inside and he had been used as a pawn to dispose of their bodies. Horrified, Ojomo put his boss in the crusher and killed him. He then pulled his boss’ head and spine from his body, which became the weapon known as Azarov’s Skull, now used by the Wraith as his primary weapon. If you’re willing to shell out some big bucks, you can find replicas of this weapon for your costume. Otherwise, it may take a little creativity, but with a little patience, you can create a lookalike yourself by disassembling a plastic skeleton and gluing a fake blade into the skull portion. Likewise, you could purchase a pre-made mask or DIY one with a twisted-looking tree mask and some skill with a paintbrush.

Shiloh from Repo! The Genetic Opera

Shiloh from Repo! The Genetic Opera

Shiloh Wallace (played by Alexa Vega) is the 17, almost 18-year-old daughter of Nathan Wallace in Repo! The Genetic Opera. Her father tells her she has a rare blood condition and, for this reason, she has been shut away most of her life. But after 18 years of confinement, she is hitting her rebellious streak and wants to be set free. She’s sly enough to sneak out of the house but naive about the world as she discovers what lays beyond the gates of her home. Like most of the world, she dresses in a Goth fashion. Her cameo necklace is unique, however, in that it represents her mother who died when Shiloh was born. She wears the cameo in some form throughout all her outfits, usually as a choker.

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Charlie Graham from Hereditary

Charlie Graham (played by Milly Shapiro) is the sister of Peter and the daughter of Annie in Ari Aster’s horror film Hereditary.  Charlie is a strange young girl with an affinity for preserving the heads of dead birds.  However, as the story unfolds, it becomes apparent that her penchant for the weird and macabre is related to a far more sinister destiny.  Charlie’s outfit consists primarily of a large, oversized orange sweatshirt, and you can certainly get creative with any props you include as part of your costume.