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Jason Voorhees from Friday the 13th VII: The New Blood

In Friday the 13th VII: The New Blood, Jason Voorhees (played for the first time in the franchise by Kane Hodder) is resurrected from the depths of Crystal Lake by a teenager with telekinetic powers. Freed from his literal chains beneath the water, Jason proceeds to wreak havoc, committing countless murders with an array of unique weapons including a scythe, green party horn, a weed wacker, and even a sleeping bag. Because Jason has been sitting at the bottom of Crystal Lake prior to part VII, his clothing is not only tattered, but its remnants expose rotted flesh and bone, giving Jason a somewhat zombiefied look. When creating this costume, it is important to generously slash and tear the clothing to reveal layers of flesh and bone beneath. A two-piece latex mask with detachable hockey mask is the best way to truly embody this particular version of Jason Voorhees.

Tommy Jarvis from Friday the 13th Part VI

In Friday the 13th Part VI: Jason Lives, Tommy Jarvis (Thom Mathews) has finally stabilized after killing Jason Voorhees as a boy and being institutionalized over the trauma causing him to assume Jason’s hockey mask. When Tommy goes to view Jason’s corpses to get closure, lightning accidentally strikes the body, re-animating him as a zombie with supernatural powers.

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Pamela Voorhees

Jason Voorhees is one of the most iconic figures in horror history, but people forget the first killer of the Friday the 13th series, his loving mother Pamela Voorhees. Seen appears in the first Friday the 13th as the true Camp Crystal Lake killer, acting out in wrath over her son being supposedly killed years before. With a variety of weapons to choose from, this makes an excellent mother/son costume couple.

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Dr. Loomis

Dr. Loomis is the nemesis of Michael Myers in the Halloween franchise. Loomis was the doctor for Michael, and as a result, he understands him better than anyone else. He appears more than any character besides Michael, being in Halloween 1, 2, 4, 5, and 6. In all appearances, he is portrayed by Donald Pleasence. Malcolm McDowell portrayed him in the Rob Zombie remakes, but this guide focuses on his original appearance. If you want to do his Halloween 4 appearance, you will need facial scar make-up.

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Happy Death Day Killer

Happy Death Day is a 2017 horror film released by Blumhouse and is about a college student who must relive the day of her murder over and over again, in a loop that will end only when she discovers her killer’s identity. The killer featured marks a distinct baby face, their real identity a mystery.

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Bride of Chucky

Tiffany Valentine, AKA Bride of Chucky, is Chucky’s love interest from the Chucky movie series. She is played by Jennifer Tilly and becomes a doll after trying to fix the Chucky doll from Child’s Play 3 with the hope of bringing her ex-boyfriend back to life. Pair this costume with her fierce makeup by following this Bride of Chucky makeup tutorial.

Kristen McKay from The Strangers

Kristen McKay

From the 2008 film The Strangers, Kristen McKay (Liv Tyler) is the female protagonist of this tale of horror alongside her lover James Hoyt.

Pin-Up Girl from The Strangers

Pin-Up Girl

Pin-Up Girl (Laura Margolis) is the classy looking second female killer from The Strangers franchise alongside The Man in The Mask and Dollface. She is recognized by her 40’s female mask, her orange blouse, and large knife she swings.

Dollface from The Stranger

Dollface

Dollface (Gemma Ward) is the leading female killer from The Strangers, most notable for her big-eyed baby doll mask and knocking at the door asking if Tamara is home, along side The Man in the Mask.

Man in the Mask from The Strangers

Man in the Mask

In The Strangers, the terrifying leader of the three strangers, the Man in the Mask (Kip Weeks) is easily recognized by his burlap mask with a smiley face. He’s also called Sackhead or Baghead by fans.