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19 Insanely Awesome and Unbelievably Accurate Horror Cosplays

Updated August 21, 2019 19.7k votes 3.8k voters 336.8k views19 items

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Cosplay is really blowing up right now due to the inspiring talent and passion of cosplayers the world over. From terrifying monsters to malevolent spirits to ass-kickers and ingenious reinterpretations, horror enthusiasts everywhere are taking their favorite games, TV shows, and movies to beyond the next level. 

These spooky, disgusting, sexy, and surreal horror costumes will both impress and terrify you. Everything from old classics to cutting-edge horror survival games are represented to perfection by the global cosplay community. They invest a lot of time, money, and skill into doing what they love and it definitely pays off. This diverse community of enthusiasts has endless creativity and enthusiasm when it comes to doing their favorites justice.  

Prepare yourself to get spooked as these monsters and characters from horror movies and more get real. Take a look at this list of amazing horror cosplays from all around the world. 

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    Jason Voorhees

    Photo: Taylor Winters / via Facebook

    Taylor Winters is a cosplayer and prop-maker from L.A. who specializes in recreating some of horror movies' most iconic figures, and his take on Jason Voorhees from Friday the 13th Part VII is almost too good to be true.

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    The Keeper

    Photo: flickr / CC0

    The magic of cosplay! You would never guess that beneath this horrifying costume of The Keeper from the video game The Evil Within is an incredibly talented woman from Texas. Pancakeremix is an incredible cosplayer who often breaks out this terrifying costume for cons. 

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    Pyramid Head

    Photo: flickr / CC0

    Cosplayer and gamer jhurr91 created this incredible Pyramid Head cosplay. He truly takes one of the most iconic Silent Hill creatures to the next level with this sinister and highly detailed costume.

    Pyramid Head cosplays are so common that it's hard to make one that truly stands out, but this one is definitely a cut above the rest. 

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    Photo: flickr / CC0

    You can't throw a foam sword at a con without hitting a gender-bent cosplayer, which is part of what makes cosplaying so amazing. This incredible female Pinhead snapped at Monsterpalooza 2016 is on a whole other level of making a character your own. She will really tear your flesh apart. This cenobite even has her torturous puzzle box at the ready. 

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