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Glen Lantz from Nightmare on Elm Street

Glen Lantz (played by an early-career Johnny Depp) is one of the protagonists of the classic 80s slasher fic Nightmare on Elm Street. He is the boyfriend of Nancy, the films main hero and the one who ultimately finds out how to defeat Freddy Kreuger. Although Glen supports his girlfriend and believes her when  nobody else does, he ends up falling prey to Kreuger in one of the film’s most spectacular deaths.

Glen has several looks throughout the movie but the most iconic is the outfit he’s wearing right before he falls into Freddy’s clutches for the last time. A feathered brunette wig (or your own hair and some pomade) will give you his hairstyle. His top is a jersey-style sweatshirt that has been cut to bare his midriff, which you can easily recreate with a white pullover, blue fabric paint, and blue iron on numbers. All you have to do is paint stripes around the shoulders, iron on the number 10 and cut the sweater into a crop top.

Grey sweats, Nike socks, and white 80s-style trainers finish off the look. You can accessorize with a pair of large silver headphones. And, if you want to go for a post-Freddy Glen, you can add in some fake blood as well.

Mary White from Open 24 Hours

Mary White (played by Vanessa Grasse) is a woman seeking to build a new life following a stint in prison in the horror film Open 24 Hours. Mary’s ex-boyfriend was a violent serial killer, and though her attempt to kill him did not succeed, he is safely behind bars.  When Mary takes a job working the graveyard shift at a 24-hour gas station, the line between reality and delusion blurs, resulting in a violent first night on the job.  Mary’s costume is simple:  grey Converse, skinny jeans, and a plaid shirt.  When looking to recreate her look, find a flannel with a pop of purple, red, or pink to give it a feminine flair.

Jason Voorhees from Freddy VS Jason

Jason Voorhees from Freddy vs. Jason

Jason Voorhees in Freddy vs. Jason (played by Ken Kirzinger) is one of the two titular characters. Just don’t expect a lot of lines out of him. He’s as silent as Freddy Krueger is chatty, after all. And once Freddy brings him back from the dead and sets him loose on Springwood. Of course the two can’t work together for long before they’re at war with one another leaving the original victims caught in the middle.

The important thing to know about Jason’s look is that you’re going to have to rip, stain, and distress anything he wears. This is why a more generic work jacket is listed above instead of what was used in production which is very likely a Carhartt. Under the jacket Jason wears a brown button up, torn at the collar, and a black t-shirt. He also wears black pants and boots.

Jason has been dead a while which is a hard look to recreate without some serious prosthetics. You can recreate the look, though, with black gloves and a black hood mask as well as black SFX paint to streak your neck with and use behind the eye holes of his trademark mask.

After that all you need are his hockey mask and his machete and you’re just as terrifying as Jason himself!

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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

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.

pamela voorhees

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.

happy death day killer

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.

bride of chucky

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.