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The Dredge from Dead by Daylight

In Dead by Daylight, The Dredge is the negative thoughts of every member of a 1960s American cult, consolidated into one Boogeyman-esque shadow monster. The Dredge, being non-human and a unique creation of Dead by Daylight, will be difficult to find parts for, but you can adapt some masks by cutting and reassembling them or by building them from scratch if you have the time/skill to do so.

Oogie Boogie from The Nightmare Before Christmas

Oogie Boogie (voiced by Ken Page) is the antagonist of the 90s stop motion animated film The Nightmare Before Christmas.  Finding himself at odds with Jack Skellington, Oogie Boogie also manages to kidnap Sally to lure the Pumpkin King to his dungeon-like lair.  Oogie Boogie is a boogeyman made of a burlap sack filled with countless brightly colored bugs that he’s eaten.  Under certain lighting in his lair, he glows a bright green color.  If you don’t want to shell out for the prestige costume below, you can get creative with a baggy dress and shoes (though it may be worth the splurge for the vinyl mask).  For a little extra flair, try a thin layer of glow-in-the-dark paint.  And don’t forget to bring some gummy worms to fill out your costume (and maybe share with friends).

Bowser from Super Mario Bros.

Bowser from Super Mario Bros.

Bowser is the head honcho, the King Koopa, the guy who keeps stealing Mario’s princess and putting her in another castle. He’s had thirteen voice actors over the years in two languages alone. And that’s not even going into his live action appearances. He’s mean, he’s nasty, and he’s always ready to take on Mario!

The easiest way to get a King’s look is to start with the base costume set pictured above. It will give you Bowser’s body design and is a great jumping-off point. The costume does come with an inflatable shell but it’s very small. A larger one is also listed here for those who want to upgrade. A pair of yellow clawed slippers finishes off the clothing while face paint in either yellow or pink can help your face blend in a little more with the Bowser mask.

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.

herman munster

Herman Munster

Herman Munster, played by Fred Gwynne, is the patriarch of the Munster household in the classic CBS show The Munsters, Herman is an entity much like Frankenstein’s monster, and although many are afraid of his scary appearance, he nevertheless remains completely affectionate and lovable.

The San Franpsycho from Scooby Doo

In season 2, episode 8 of “What’s New, Scooby Doo?” the cleverly named San Franpsycho is harassing competitors at the Grind Games, a skateboarding competition in San Fransisco. He’s menacing, hostile, and downright destructive, but in the end he’s no match for a skateboarding Scooby Doo. You know what they say, “if you can’t Doo the time, don’t Doo the crime.”

The Bride of Frankenstein

In The Bride of Frankenstein, Dr. Frankenstein is coerced by The Monster to create a mate (Elsa Lanchester) to be his companion. Despite her bandaged appearance, she makes quite an impression with her lightning streaked hair.

Blanka

Blanka makes his first appearance in Street Fighter II. As a child, he becomes stranded in the Amazon after a plane crash. There he becomes exposed to electric eels that mutate his appearance and give him his electric powers.