Costumes The Best Stephen King-Inspired Costumes  

Amanda Lynn
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List Rules Vote up your favorite Halloween costumes inspired by Stephen King books and films.

Are you scared of clowns? If so it may have a lot to do with Stephen King's IT, a book and film that scared entire generations of children, permanently instilling a fear of all clowns. If you want to scare your entire neighborhood at Halloween, you might do well to dress as Pennywise... or really any of Stephen King's creepy characters.

But the killer clown of Derry is just one of the best Stephen King costumes (especially if Tim Curry is wearing it—sorry, creepy clowns of the woods worldwide). Costumes that get Stephen King just right are a tricky venture, considering the man is the modern Master of Horror. At least volume is on the wearer's side; given the 54 novels and almost 200 short stories King has given to the world, there are bound to be a few costumes that would make Stephen King proud.

You be the judge - vote up the best creepy costumes inspired by Stephen King books!

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REDRUM for the Whole Family, Torrance Style (The Shining, 1977)

REDRUM for the Whole Family, T... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Stephen King-Inspired Costumes
Photo:  Avery Fiftal/tumblr

Avery Fiftal and her family make the Torrances look like they walked out of an LL Bean catalog in this festive fall photo.

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Kurt Barlow the Ancient Vampire ('Salem's Lot, 1975)

Kurt Barlow the Ancient Vampir... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Stephen King-Inspired Costumes
Photo:  Mr.Sandman88/

A cosplayer on the Michael Myers forum by the name of Mr.Sandman88 strikes a 'Salem look as Kurt Barlow.

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Pennywise the Killer Clown (IT, 1986)

Pennywise the Killer Clown (IT... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Stephen King-Inspired Costumes
Photo:  Francesco Soldati/Oatku House

Cosplayer Francesco Soldati in a playful Pennywise pose through the lens of photographer Alessandra Cirillo.

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Paul Sheldon the Author-Turned-Hostage (Misery, 1987)

Paul Sheldon the Author-Turned... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Stephen King-Inspired Costumes
Photo: Robert Trippett & Joy Chessmar-Bice/Cosplay Collector

No Stockholm Syndrome here with Robert Trippett and Joy Chessmar-Bice at Long Beach Comic Expo 2014 in a photo by David Ngo.

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