Halloween is here my otaku friends! Not excited? Or are you worried about what costume to wear on your office Halloween party? Are the usual vampire, zombie, or witch looks too common for you? Fear not my brethren since this is the right place to be!
Don’t settle with a look that will only make you blend with the crowd during your upcoming Halloween party. Choose to stand out by wearing an awesome Halloween anime costume. There are countless of this kind of costume sold online so in order to save you time and effort I compiled this list of the best anime Halloween Costume Ideas. You don’t have to thank me for that. Simply share this list to our fellow Otaku friends so it can also help them find the anime Halloween costume that suits them best. Enough of this chitchat and let’s proceed to the actual list. Have fun reading through all of them mina!
Kaneki Costume - Tokyo Ghoul Halloween Costume
Recommended for: Both men and women who love Tokyo Ghoul
Props you need: Mask, Black Jacket, White short male hair wig, Red Contact lens
Kaneki is the main protagonist of the very popular action/horror anime show Tokyo Ghoul. This story of this anime revolves around his struggles as a human who was turned into a Ghoul after a freak accident. Almost every anime fan even those who are not into Tokyo Ghoul knows Kaneki so you’ll easily get reactions if you choose to wear a Kaneki Costume in your upcoming Halloween party. His overlook is very easy to achieve. You can buy a replica of his Ghoul mask online or you can do it yourself. All you need is a black mask and acrylic paint so you can add the iconic full teeth smile design.
Here’s a good option for Kaneki’s mask. Grab one now before they run out!
Tokyo Ghoul Kaneki Leather Mask
Ryuk Costume from Death Note
Recommended for: Men or women who are a bit tall and won’t mind having a lot of makeup or paint applied to their face
Props you need: An apple, a death note replica
Ryuk is the death god partner of Yagami Light, the main antagonist in the anime series Death Note. He dropped a Death Note in the real world out of boredom and that’s how he crossed path with Light. Ryuk is known for his slender body and scary face. He likes to tempt Light in making rushed decisions especially if it’ a matter of who lives or not. Cosplaying Ryuk if done right can easily make you the star of any Halloween party especially if most of the partygoers have at least a little anime background. And it’s not that hard to pull off a Ryuk Cosplay. It’s all about having the body that matches his. The makeup can be done by simply copying his noticeable facial features in the anime while his clothes can be bought online or you can make with some pieces of black cloth and black dyed feathers for the shoulder design.
Here’s the best Death Note notebook complete with the feather found online.
Death Note Cosplay Notebook
Orochimaru Costume from Naruto Series
Recommended for: Naruto fans, snake lovers, people who are thin and has pale skin
Props you need: huge viper replica
I’ve seen a lot of villains after years of watching anime shows but none really scared me like Orochimaru. His overall appearance is something you only see in nightmares. Paired with his disturbing abilities and pet snakes, he is surely one of the most intimidating antagonists in the anime world. He is the perfect cosplay subject for Halloween particularly for those who really want to scare their friends and younger siblings. For me, he is the male version of Sadako. Sadly, achieving his look can be a bit tricky. First, you need to be thin and pale to make it happen. Second, you need to wear his costume which is something you can only get online or made by a skillful dressmaker. Lastly, you need a couple of snake dolls to complete the look. The cute ones are not good. You need the dolls to be as realistic as possible so anyone would instantly recognize you as Orochimaru.
Orochimaru is once a member of the Akatsuki so this Akatsuki cloak could take your Orochimaru cosplay to the next level!
Cosplay Akatsuki Orochimaru Cloak Uniform
Ainz Ooal Gown Costume from Overlord
Recommended for: Overlord fans, skeleton lovers
Props you need: Staff of Ainz Ooal Gown replica
If you have read a few articles I’ve posted here, you can easily tell that I’m a huge fan of Overlord. I never fail to mention it every time I come up with a list and I can’t help it since it’s a really good novel/.manga/ anime show so please bear with me. Ainz Ooal Gown is a unique lich not just because he is way more powerful than the others but because he is originally a real human player. He was transported to a world similar to the game Ygdarasil after its servers were terminated.
Ainz is your best choice this coming Halloween if you want to gather attention since Overlord is one of the most famous anime shows today. There are a lot of Ainz Ooal Gown cosplay Halloween costumes sold in online anime shops today so you don’t have to worry about what to wear to achieve his look. His infamous staff might be harder to get but you can either make it on your own or visit a crafts shop to seek help from experts who can assemble a replica for you.
Now if you're a girl, looking for an inspiration for Overlord Anime costume, check out how Overlord female characters look like.
Get this Ainz Ooal Gown inspired bag so you can bring extra clothes and other necessary things in your Halloween party in style!
Ainz Ooal Gown Cosplay Backpack
Ai Enma Costume from Hell Girl
Recommended for: little Asian girls with black hair, petite women
Props you need: straw voodoo doll
Many find Japanese girls wearing their school uniforms cute and lovable. But this perception can instantly turn upside down if the same girls are the stars of a horror movie. There is something eerie about having almond-shaped eyes, long black hair, and a really pale skin color that made Japanese girls very scary. You can portray as a ghost Japanese girl but you can up it a notch by becoming Ai Enma. She is the main protagonist in the anime series Hell Girl. This anime touch will not only make your look scarier with the added voodoo doll but can also open opportunities to meet fellow anime fans and enjoy the Halloween party even more.
This Ai Enma Anime Halloween Costume is a must-grab!
Jigoku Shoujo Sailor Dress Hell Girl
Koro-sensei Costume from Assassination Classroom
Recommended for: Assassination Classroom fans, those who won’t mind wearing a huge headwear, teachers by profession
Props you need: graduation cap
Teaching is not just a profession; it’s a passion and a life-long commitment. This is why I really admire people who devoted themselves to teaching not because they were left with nowhere to go or pressured by family and friends to do so but because it’s what they really dreamed of since childhood. If you’re a teacher and is confused about what to wear this coming Halloween, then consider Koro-sensei. He shares the same passion as you in spite of being a villain. He is both cute and scary. You need to wear a huge headgear to complete his look which can be a bit exhausting but it’s totally worth it especially if the event is a school Halloween party and all of your students will be coming. They’ll surely be surprised!
This Koro-Sensei Cosplay costume is the only one you’ll need!
Assassination Classroom Korosensei Cosplay
Shishio Makoto Costume from Samurai X
Recommended for: Samurai X fans, those who love Japanese Samurai culture
Props you need: Katana replica
I’ve grown up watching Samurai inspired anime shows but none can match the excitement and drama that Samurai X offers on the table. Despite its old animation techniques, it’s equally enjoyable and mesmerizing as compared to anime shows that are recently made using 3D animation and new rendering techniques. In fact, I prefer how anime is done the old way. Though the effects are not flashy, you can clearly see the effort invested in making every frame of the animation. Shishio Makoto is the main antagonists in Samurai X. His duel with Kenshin Himura is regarded by anime as one of the best sword fights in anime history. Showing up as him this coming Halloween will surely surprise your friends. He is quite popular not only among avid anime fans so you’ll surely gather a lot of reactions. And the best part of all is that his look is not hard to achieve. You just need a few bandages since his body is all burnt in the anime and a traditional Samurai Kimono.
Don’t settle with an incomplete Shishio Makoto look. Add this samurai training sword in your arsenal!
Classic Handmade Samurai Katana
Jellal Fernandes Costume from Fairy Tail
Recommended for: Fairy Tail fans, young boys
Props you need: purple hair wig
Halloween is that one special day of the year where people dress up to be scary. Many would wear Halloween costumes of famous monsters like Dracula and the Big Foot. But why would go with the flow if you have the freedom to be different? A Jellal Fernandes cosplay is a good option for those who have the same outlook in life as me. Don’t get me wrong, he is also a villain but not the scary type. He has a charismatic aura and often wears a pretty robe which makes him look dignified and proud. As long as you have the body type that matches Jellal, cosplaying him is a great way to make this coming Halloween a more memorable one.
Looking for a legit Jellal Fernandes Cosplay Costume? This one will end your search.
Fairy Tail Jellal Fernandes Uniform
Alphonse Elric Costume from Full Metal Alchemist Series
Recommended for: Full Metal Alchemist fans, those who don’t mind wearing a bulky costume
Props you need: None
Want to win the prize in having the best Halloween costume? If your aim is this big then think about cosplaying Alphonse Elric. He is one of the main protagonists in the anime show Full Metal Alchemist. He is basically a tin man and has been in this form after a failed alchemy. Achieving his look is very challenging because you need to wear full body armor. Its design is not that complicated but doing it on your own will surely require a lot of time and effort so I suggest you buy the entire costume or hire someone who is more knowledgeable and experienced in creating cosplay costumes to get the job done.
If you are full metal alchemist fan, this cosplay costume would definitely fit your taste.
Colonel Roy Mustang Military Uniform Cosplay
Easy DIY Anime Costume Ideas! For Halloween and Cosplay!
10 Easy Anime Cosplays for Halloween
Recommended for: Couples, Pokémon fans
Props you need: Pet cat or a Meowth plush toy
Halloween parties are best spent with your loved ones. If you are planning to go to Halloween parties this year with your special someone, why not wear matching Halloween costumes?
To even make it better, why not cosplay the popular Team Rocket from the Pokémon Series namely Jessie and James. By doing so, you can also bring your pet cat and let it wear accessories so it looks like Team Rocket’s Meowth.
It’s easy to find Team Rocket anime cosplay Halloween costumes sold online nowadays so all you need to do is pick a reliable and established seller. Be careful not to fall victim to scams in search for cheaper alternatives.
These Team Rocket Cosplay Costumes are worth considering!
Team Rocket Cosplay Costume
Himiko Toga Costume from Boku no Hero Academia
Recommended for: Boku no Hero Academia fans, young playful girls
Props you need: a small knife replica
Himiko is a psycho. That’s how simple it is yet she has an unexplainable charm which makes her very lovable even though she is on the side of evil. You have two options if you want to cosplay Himiko. First is her plain school girl look. This is easier since all you need to do is wear a plain Japanese schoolgirl uniform and a wig which matcher her hairstyle and hair color. The second one is her villain look which is a bit more complicated. I see her as the little girl Bane, from the Batman franchise, since they wear similar masks. You also need to copy the gas canisters found on both sides of her head. It won’t be easy but once done, you’ll surely be one of the scariest and at the same time lovable attendee in your upcoming Halloween party.
This Himiko Toga wig is the best one available online so grab it now while supplies last!
Anime Cosplay Wig Short Halloween
Titan Costume from Attack on Titan
Recommended for: Those who want it big, people who are confident with their body
Props you need: None
Titans are the main antagonists in the anime series Attack on Titan. They are giants who look like people deformed body parts. Aside from looking scary, they are perfect to portray for your upcoming Halloween Costume Party because doing so is both easy and inexpensive. All you need is body paint and a bit of creativity. Just watch an episode of Attack on Titan where the Titans attack and pause on a moment when a Titan’s full body is exposed. Copy the pattern on their body as much as possible using the paint and you’re good to go! Wearing a wig is also a good idea so you can match Eren’s hair in his Titan form.
This Titan mask will surely make your life easier. All you need to work on with paint now is your body.
Attack on Titan Colossal Titan Rubber Mask
Rei Miyamoto Costume from High School of the Dead
Recommended for: Women who don’t mind showing a bit of skin
Props you need: Rifle replica, Blonde long hair wig, blood prosthetic (optional)
The creation of High School of the Dead Season 2 is probably one of the most famous petitions in the anime community today. This is not a surprise at all since its first season was very successful and managed to attract millions of fans worldwide. Rei Miyamoto is one of the main female protagonists in this anime show. Fans of HOTD love her because she is both feisty and sweet. She cares a lot about her friends and would do anything to save them from a horde of zombies even at the expense of sacrificing her own safety. Although you should consider dieting before
This product is still untested but I haven’t found a tested one so might as well give it a try and share your feedback to all of us.
Miyamoto Rei School Uniform Set
Alucard Costume from Hellsing Ultimate
Recommended for: vampire and guns enthusiasts
Props you need: Red hat, round eyeglasses, fake cigarette, two handguns
Alucard is basically a vampire Vash Stampede. But unlike the comedic and merciful Vash, he is serious and very brutal especially towards other vampires who target innocent people. He is the perfect choice for people who can act tough and proud since these characteristics are necessary to complete the Alucard look. His clothes might be a bit tricky to do yourself but you can always hire someone to make it for you or buy them online. A black long hair wig is also a good addition but it’s not a must. Just be sure to mess up your hair during the Halloween party to at least make it look closer to the real deal.
Be the vampire slayer you wish to be with this Alucard Costume and it comes with the glasses and gloves!
Mayuri Kurotsuchi Costume from Bleach
Recommended for: Bleach fans, people who work in the medical field or those who love science
Props you need: katana replica, a purple headgear
Mayuri is by far the creepiest Bleach character to the point that anyone would assume that he is an antagonist at first glance. Nevertheless, Mayuri is in the side of justice and the welfare of the Soul Society. It may not look like it but he hates senseless killing. He defends this way of thinking by pointing out that every pointless death is a wasted experiment specimen. Portraying him can be quite challenging because of his weird attitude but it’s doable if you just put your mind to it and carefully observe his interactions in Bleach. A lot of Mayuri Kurotsuchi cosplay costumes are sold online nowadays so you don’t need to worry regarding that matter and his makeup can also be easily copied even without the help of an expert.
This Mayuri Kurotsuchi costume sold online has some bad reviews but the issue is basically all about sizing so just make sure you measure your body well before deciding what size to order.
Bleach Cosplay Kurotsuchi Mayuri
Hisoka Costume from Hunter X Hunter
Recommended for: Hunter X Hunter fans, clown lovers
Props you need: a deck of cards
I have a love and hate relationship with Hisoka. In some episodes of Hunter X Hunter, he became Gon’s ally and helped him overcome challenging adversities. Nevertheless, he always does something cruel from time to time which reminds us that he is naturally merciless and evil. Cosplaying Hisoka during Halloween is a great idea because he is a very well-known anime character. I’ve even found several lists online which said that he is among the most famous villains in the anime world. Hisoka’s clown costume can be purchased online but you can also make one on your own. But what really makes a good Hisoka cosplay is not wearing the best cosplay costume but how you interpret his sly and playful attitude. He also has various famous poses in Hunter X Hunter so be sure to memorize all of them so you can use them in event photos.
Check out this Hisoka Costume! I know it lacks reviews but the seller already sold other costumes with good reviews so I guess it’s safe to say that you can order this one worry free.
Hisoka Jacket Outfits Costume Cosplay
Rory Mercury Costume from Gate
Recommended for: Gate fans, Lolita fans, those who love wielding huge weapons, petite girls with long black hair
Props you need: a huge scythe
A cute little girl and a huge scythe may seem like a weird combination but it works. And this has been proven by the growing popularity of Rory Mercury, one of the main protagonists of the hit anime series Gate. Rory is feared in her world and is even regarded as the God of Death and Destruction. Nevertheless, she acts based on what she perceives to be just. She may be cruel but every action she takes even those that involve killing can be justified. Buying her costume online including the huge ribbons in her hair can be done easily online. But this does not go true with her infamous scythe. I think the best choice is to make it yourself. It’s not that hard since you don’t really need to make it really big but just a few inches about your head. You can make it out of cardboard so it’s light and easy to carry. Just seek help from a friend who knows how to paint to add the finishing designs on the blade and you’re Rory Mercury Scythe is ready to surprise everyone in your upcoming Halloween event.
This Rory Mercury Costume is pricier than other competitors but it’s complete with accessories and the seller has a good reputation so it’s the best choice if you ask me.
Rory Mercury Dress Stocking Sets
Toguro Costume from Yu Yu Hakusho
Recommended for: old school anime fans, buffed men, Yu yu Hakusho fans
Props you need: black pointy eyeglasses
Tired of the usual Halloween Costume? Are you confident with your buffed and chiseled body? Then don’t let second thoughts stop you from portraying Toguro, the famous villain in the retro anime series Yu Yu Hakusho this coming Halloween. This anime villain’s overall look is very easy to copy. He is also an iconic character so expect people especially those who are avid fans of anime to give positive reactions upon seeing you. If you want your look to be scarier, flaunt your muscles and do a little bit body paint to achieve Toguro’s full power look. Doing so will not only help express how much you love anime but also gives you the chance to flaunt your hard-earned muscles for everyone’s eyes to enjoy.
I haven’t found any Toguro Costume sold online so why not relive the epic fight between Yusuke and Toguro with this Yu Yu Hakusho DVD?
Yu Yu Hakusho: Season 2 Classic
Frieza Costume from Dragonball Series
Recommended for: Dragonball fans, petite men or women, those who don’t mind having their face and body painted
Props you need: Dragonball scouter replica
Being vertically challenged is not always a bad thing. You may not be first picked in basketball games with your friends but it’s your time to shine this coming Halloween by slaying Frieza cosplay costume. Frieza is one of the most famous villains in the Dragonball Series. He is known for being powerful and cruel but later on, had a change of heart in the recent Dragonball Super Arc where he became Son Goku’s ally in the battle royal which decides the fate of our universe. You have two options in cosplaying Frieza. The first one is buying or making a full body costume which comes with a tail and headgear. This is an expensive yet cooler choice. The second one is done by using body paint. More effort and creativity is needed for this to be successful but it won’t be as expensive as the first one. Whichever of these two you choose is totally up to your budget and personal preference. As long as you put your heart and mind into achieving the complete Frieza look, you’ll be just fine!
Having a hard time looking for a Frieza cosplay costume? Check this one out!
Dragon Ball Z Frieza Costume
Recommended for: Inuyasha fans, those who want to be unique and standout
Props you need: katana replica
Naraku is the sly and cruel mortal enemy of Inuyasha in the anime series of the same name. His main goal is to be the strongest demon and rule over the world. He thinks of no one as a friend and would do anything to acquire insurmountable power. But unlike other villains, Naraku is quite fashionable. He has an attractive appearance too which makes it creepier every time he shows his vile smile. Cosplaying Naraku for a Halloween party is a great idea as long as you are willing to invest both money and time in it. Since his clothes are intricate, you’re better off buying one online than making the whole set on your own. His weapon of choice, the katana, on the other hand, can be easily done by either using wood or cardboard. Be sure to look out for Inuyasha cosplayers during the Halloween party and ask for an epic collaboration photo!
This samurai cosplay costume should be enough as your dress to look like Naraku. All you need to do is do something about his baboon pelt.
Yukata Cosplay Samurai Costume
Donquixote Doflamingo Costume from One Piece
Recommended for: One Piece fans, those who want to wear something colorful during Halloween
Props you need: eyeglasses shaped like a leaf, pink fur coat
You don’t need to wear all black on Halloween. There are anime characters out there that are scary even though they wear colorful clothes and one of them is Donquixote Doflamingo. He is a warlord who strives on wars as he is a supplier of guns, newly developed weapons, and even cursed fruits. Doflamingo is proud of every evil thing he did and would not even think twice about doing them all again if needed. He has no sense of guilt even when slaying innocent bystanders so you should not be deceived by his colorful outfit. Despite all these bad things about Doflamingo, One Piece fans during the Halloween party you plan to attend will surely swarm you if you decide to cosplay him since he is a quite popular anime character.
Be as cool as Doflamingo with this pair of glasses that look just like what he wears in the anime series!
Doflamingo Joker Sunglasses
Heathcliff Costume from Sword Art Online
Recommended for: Sword Art Online fans, older men who are fans of both anime and chivalry
Props you need: Shield and sword replica, long grey hair wig
To be a knight in shining armor for a beautiful princess is a common fantasy among young boys. But what if you became the villain disguising as a knight of truth and justice? This is what happened to Heathcliff. Thousands of Sword Art Online players who were trapped grouped up and formed the strongest guild in order to beat the game and they appointed Heathcliff as their leader without knowing that he is, in fact, the same person is the cause of their dire predicament. Heathcliff is a full grown man so he is a perfect cosplay subject for adult men or women anime fans.
Amaze every SAO fans in the Halloween party with this sword replica!
KAYABA AKIHIKO HEATHCLIFF SWORD ART ONLINE
Escanor Costume from Seven Deadly Sins
Recommended for: Seven Deadly Sin fans, muscular men
Props you need: Escanor’s sacred treasure replica
Do you work out? Are you planning to show off your hard-earned muscles this coming Halloween? Then you should think about cosplaying Escanor. He is one of the most loved characters in the hit anime series Seven Deadly Sins. Escanor is not a monster nor is he a villain but his tremendous power is scary. There are only a few things needed to make a good Escanor look. One is a bulky and toned body. Another is a mustache. I suggest you go with the fake one since growing a mustache requires a lot of time and it will give you a pedophile look if you don’t handle it well. Haha Lastly is a pair of torn jeans. Get these things right and you’re Escanor look will be ready to slay any Halloween party!
Show them how much you love Escanor by wearing his symbol!
Escanor The Lion's Sin Wristband
Shinichi Izumi Costume from Parasyte
Recommended for: Parasyte fans, those who don’t want to wear huge props
Props you need: None
Are you excited to attend parties this coming Halloween but you don’t have enough time to work around a good costume? Worry not my fellow anime fans because you can always have the option to cosplay simple yet still scary anime characters like Shinichi Izumi. He is the main protagonist in the anime series Parasyte where he was infected by an alien life form. The alien planned to fully take over his body but Shinichi noticed the weird phenomenon just in the nick of time which left the alien trapped in his hand. To look like Shinichi, all you need to do is wear a suit and create an alien hand using a glove as a base. You can also purchase premade migi, Shinichi’s alien partner, replicas sold online if you really want to get Shinichi’s look as close as possible and you won’t mind spending a bit more to make it happen.
A migi accessory for every Parasyte fan out there!
Shinichi Izumi Right Hand Migi Accessory
Mumen Rider Costume from One Punch Man
Recommended for: One Punch Man fans, teens, bicycle riders
Props you need: mamachari bicycle
A hero riding a bike is a laughable scene to some. But this is not true for those who know Mumen Rider. He is the weak yet unyielding hero in the anime series One Punch Man. What makes Mumen Rider special is his never-give-up attitude. He knows he is weak yet he strives to be a hero and help those who are in need as much as he can. Mumen Rider is the perfect anime character to cosplay if you want a unique theme and one who comes with an inspiring story. We have enough of those scary monsters costumes and I think what we need nowadays is a Halloween costume that can motivate people.
A mumen rider cosplay costume from a reliable source seems to be still rare these days so I think you don’t have a choice but to make your own. Good luck to that and more power! I know you can do it! This shirt though is a good source of inspiration.
Mumen Rider Shirt - One Punch Man
So that’s it my otaku friends! I hope at least one of them is of your liking or at least some of them inspired you towards a much better idea. If it’s the latter, why not share it in the comments section below? By doing so, you can help out other anime fans out there who are troubled as to what anime characters to cosplay this coming Halloween. It may be a bit advanced but let me grab the privilege of greeting you first. HAVE A FUN-FILLED AND SPOOKY HALLOWEEN! Like always, don’t forget to give this article a LIKE and SHARE the ANIME LOVE MINA!