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Does a Halloween Costume Have to be Scary?

It’s about being creative and having fun with it, so go for something outrageous or as simple as you can manage that will strike your fancy this year!

Wearing scary costumes on ol’ Hallows’ Eve has been a tradition for centuries. The more creepy and eerie the costume, the more excited people will be to run around and have a spooky time with their friends.

However, nowadays, more and more people are choosing to dress up as something more down-to-earth.

Horror movies, Gothic clothing, vampires, and other unusual creatures that may not be considered scary are becoming more and more popular.

Halloween is a family-friendly holiday and you don’t need to dress up in something scary to get into the spirit.

It’s about being creative and having fun with it, so go for something outrageous or as simple as you can manage that will strike your fancy this year!

So, if you’re tired of the same old witches and ghouls when it comes to Halloween costumes, we have a few suggestions! 

Halloween is all about having fun, so don’t be afraid to show off your funny side! If you’re looking for some more “non-scary” Halloween costume suggestions, check out:

The key to picking a non-scary Halloween costume is to choose a costume that is outside the realm of normal. This can be accomplished by choosing a style that is normally worn every day but with an uncanny twist. 

Doctor Death 

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Think of an everyday superhero, but dress the character up to look a bit creepy. Doctor Death is the perfect Halloween costume for aspiring doctors, as well as some people who are already practicing medicine!

Put on a white lab coat, and a pair of eyeglasses to make you look “smart”, and splash some fake blood all over your surgical gloves and mask. You can even make a chart like a whiteboard and carry it around with you. What better way to prove that you are the best doctor around? 

Greased Lightnin’

Didn’t think you could pull off being a member of the T-Birds? Well, move over Danny Zuko, and welcome back to Rydell High School!

All you need is a black leather jacket, some dark glasses, and an old-fashioned Elephant Trunk hairstyle to finish off the bad boy Greaser look.

Be sure to play “Greased Lightnin'” on repeat from your portable Bluetooth speakers, and you’re ready to go! 

The Grinch 

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What’s more non-scary than the Grinch? With a bright red Santa suit and some neon green hair, you’re sure to have people thinking that you haven’t had a heart since Christmas.

Strut around downtown and hand out candy canes in the shape of dollar signs to all the jolly souls who have graced you with their presence.

The Grinch won’t be able to say no to some Christmas cheer on the scariest night of the year! 

Say It, The Candyman

Rummage through your closet for a long black coat with fur lining and your tool shed for a hook. No, you’re not going as an old-school 70’s pimp, okay?

His name is as sweet as candy but deadly like diabetes. The Candyman, a blood-thirsty soul, with a hook for a hand, and a seemingly normal face, reveals himself by saying his name five times in front of a mirror.

Strut the streets while shouting “Candyman” at the top of your lungs and wait for the reactions from the kids when they see you dressed up as the famous horror legend.Ā 

The Walking Dead

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Who says you need to look like a walker to be a cast from The Walking Dead? Think of a baseball bat wrapped in barbed wire, and a few splashes of fake blood. Yep! You guessed it!

Everyone’s favorite antagonist in the series, Negan and his killer baseball bat (no pun intended, Lucille). Put on a black leather jacket, blue jeans, and boots, and this makes for the perfect Halloween costume without having to look monstrous on the outside. šŸ˜‰ 

Cousin It

Of all the non-scary costumes on our list, this one takes the cake. Cousin It is a creepy little character from the eccentric Adams Family.

Create a wig using khaki or tan-colored yarn up to your ankles (imagine a mop head but really, really, REALLY long) and do the same for your arms and you’re ready to go!

Like most of the other non-frightening Halloween costumes, don’t be afraid to be goofy about it since you are trying to entertain others, not scare them.

Dr. Hannibal Lecter

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Dr. Hannibal Lecter is the perfect Halloween costume for anyone who wants to evoke the essence of pure evil without the blood-thirsty look.

Pair an orange jumpsuit with a white sweater, and a long black strip of garter, and just DIY the infamous Silence of the Lambs muzzle.

And you’re well on your way to being a cannibalistic evil genius. Now, if you really want to up the ante, carry around a fake brain…and you’re all set!

The Ring

Some of the scariest Halloween costumes can easily be found in your everyday wardrobe. Who remembers the cursed videotape of the eerie girl by the well?

While the girl didn’t look scary at all, that scene from The Ring haunted thousands, and we would be lying if we said that wasn’t a creepy sight to see.

So get yourself a long black wig, an old VHS tape, and dirty up a white dress, and you’ll be on your way to being Samara herself. 

The Orphan

Horror movies don’t have to be bloody and gory to scare the pants off of people, which is why The Orphan was a total hit.

This creepy Halloween costume can be achieved by tying your hair in pigtails with black ribbons, sticking a few bobby pins in there for a polished hairdo, a dark blue checkered dress, and the infamous black choker necklace.

You’re sure to be the hit of the Halloween party as this creepy beautiful little girl named Esther. 

Cartel King Pin

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There are hundreds of documentaries and movie adaptations about his life. And despite being the leader of one of the world’s most dangerous drug cartels, Pablo Escobar always dressed the opposite of his bad reputation.

He always preferred to dress up comfortably, and if you take a look at the kingpin’s wardrobe, you’ll notice that it’s comprised of basic casual clothes.

So get yourself a loose polo, tuck it in some regular fit jeans with a brown leather belt, and a pair of brown Oxford shoes to create the perfect look. Don’t forget his infamous mustache and dark wavy hair. Plata o plomo?

Final Thoughts

We hope we’ve helped you out by providing a few non-scary costume ideas to inspire your costume this Halloween. Don’t be afraid to try out different looks.

After all, there’s only one day in a year when we can get away with wearing the silliest, most outrageous things and no one can do anything about it!

So, have fun, be creative, and get ready to have some tricks and treats on October 31st! 

Frequently Asked Questions

1. What does it mean to be spooky this Halloween?

It means to show more of your personality than usual. Halloween is a fun holiday that allows you to dress up in as silly or scary a way as you want.

This year, we will be celebrating our two favorite holidays – Halloween and Thanksgiving! Guys (and gals) are often expected to wear a scary costumes, but why can’t we make it a little more original and ourselves? Why not show off the personalities that we keep buried deep inside?

2. What’s the best way to add some spooky personality to your costume?

Take a look at these excellent ideas to help you out!

1. Classic Witches: The most popular Halloween costume used by many is the witch. Although it’s always a classic, there are other ways to be spooky this year instead of just dressing up as a scary little cackling woman!

2. Family Costumes: Connect with your friends through a classic family costume and show everyone that you and your friends have the coolest, spookiest, mysterious family this year. It’s not only a great way to get silly this holiday but also a sweet gesture.

3. Superheroes: Everyone loves superheroes or villains! Dress up as one of these characters to be the most thankful hero or spookiest villain this October!

4. Simple, Spooky Makeup: Although Halloween costumes are often expected to be super expensive and take a lot of time to prepare, it doesn’t have to be that way. You can easily make a simple costume with the makeup you already have at home! Try out these cool makeup ideas for some scary but straightforward fun.

3. What are some good ideas for when you don’t know how to dress up or want something easy but original?

No problem! Anyone can handle a last-minute costume. There are tons of things you can do that don’t require much effort but still have the potential to scare and impress everyone. Here are some Halloween costumes that will make you stand out!

4. What are some great ideas for couples’ costumes?

Since Halloween is a fun holiday that allows you to express your personality through an outfit, it’s only natural that couples should find a unique and creative way to match each other.

If you and your partner have been arguing about which couples costume you should wear, check this out for Halloween costumes for couples.

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