Who doesn’t love a good villain? Sure we all love to be a hero and save the day but there is something about a great villain character that stirs our emotions. There is nothing more fun than a dress-up party or event. Whether it’s Halloween, a theme party, or a cosplay event we all love to channel another side of ourselves.
Let’s face it there is something about a villain character that we are all drawn to. They are mysterious, devious, and sometimes charismatic. If you are looking to join the dark side this year for your costume we have collected a huge list of villain costume ideas. Get inspired by classic horror movies, Disney villains, comic stars, funny villains, and many more. We have sponsored links for each costume if you want to check them out in more detail.
No villain costume list is complete without mentioning the joker so let’s get him in here right away. One of the most popular villains ever created and has always been a popular cosplay costume. The evilest version is Heath ledger’s Joker from the Dark Knight.
Beetlejuice is the wild, wacky, and somewhat revolting character from the 1988 hit movie of the same name. Channel your inner Michael Keaton and be the scene stealer at any costume party in this crazy Beetlejuice getup.
Harley Quinn has become a popular villain costume ever since Suicide Squad was released. She is a great option for couples which you can pair with the Joker or as a sexy Halloween costume for women.
Chucky is the crazy, serial killing doll that came to life in all our nightmares in 1988. Most party-goers still recognize the signature look even after all these years and it will likely be one of the most comfortable villain outfits you can choose.
A character that will stand the test of time for all eternity. Put on the helmet and everyone knows who you are no questions asked. If you can stand hearing, “Luke I Am Your Father”, all night then go for this ultimate villain costume.
One of the most extravagant costumes on our list belongs to the evil Maleficent from Sleeping Beauty. If you choose this costume then you will automatically be in the running for the costume of the night.
If you want a very niche, bad-ass costume this year check out our Gogo Yubari looks. She is the fierce assassin from Quenton Tarantino’s Kill Bill. If you went to a catholic school you may even still have a school uniform you can use to transform into Gogo. You get bonus points if you grab the Meteor Hammer weapon as an accessory.
Cruella De Vil
You won’t be the first or the last person to go as Cruella to a Halloween party. She is one of the best cartoon villains ever created and her outfit is always a great look.
The Scream costume was the most popular Halloween costume during the late nineties. Every kid on the block had a scream mask for Halloween. The iconic look still holds up today and it’s an easy costume to pull off for any dress-up event.
This is one of my favorite costumes on the whole list, especially if you get the costume with the horse. The famous character from The Legend of Sleepy Hollow is a surefire hit. You will be the talk of any Halloween party in this outfit.
Always one of the most popular characters you will see every Halloween night. The costume is just so versatile and you can go original Pennywise or the more recent scarier version of the clown. Also made our list of Costume Ideas for Redheads.
Kylo Ren is the great villain from Star Wars VII. The look of this costume is amazing and if you want to be the mysterious guest at any Halloween party this year then this is a perfect look. This is one that can be worn many times especially if you attend Cosplay conventions throughout the year.
This one is a unique character and you will stand out from the rest for sure. Shego is from the hit cartoon show Kim Possible and her look is electric. The all-green outfit is sexy and slick and whoever wears it will be the center of attention all night.