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.
Be the hit of your Halloween party with one of comedy’s all-time greatest villains, Dr. Evil. The character is from the hit movie franchise Austin Powers starring Mike Myers.
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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.
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The instantly recognizable classic villain costume has to be the one and only Michael Myers. The horror movie icon has been around for over 40 years terrifying viewers every Halloween.
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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.
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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.
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One of the best villain performances ever was performed by Danny Devito as the Penguin in Batman Returns. If you are looking for a unique villain costume not likely to be duplicated then this is a top pick.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Boba Fett is a popular choice among young boys for a villain character and we see why, the costume is amazing. Young or old the bounty hunter Boba Fett is a hit choice.
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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.
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Bowser might not be a villain that comes to mind right away but he has been terrorizing Mario in video games for over 30 years. It’s a great costume for cosplay events or video game conventions.
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The Night King
Game of Thrones was a pop culture phenomenon and The Night King was one of the best villains to come out of that series. Even if you are not a fan of GOT, the costume is still a great outfit for any cosplay 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.
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One of the most terrifying villains back in the day was the flying monkeys from Wizard of Oz. The costume is outstanding and you can pair it with the Wicked Witch to make a great couple’s costume.
Scary Flying Monkey Costume
Deluxe Flying Monkey Costume
Childs Flying Monkey Costume
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.
Scary Pennywise Adult Costume
Female Pennywise Costume
Original Pennywise Yellow Costume
Hades is the main villain in Disney’s 1997 animated film Hercules. This is a really cool-looking costume that anyone can pull off, male or female.
Big Bad Wolf
This is a great villain costume idea and one that will surely be unique. The Big Bad Wolf is a classic fairytale villain best known for his appearance in the fairytale story Little Red Riding Hood.
Be the ultimate Marvel supervillain this Halloween by dressing up as the evil warlord Thanos. This is a great-looking costume and you will use it many years over I bet.
Thanos Gold Endgame Costume
Thanos Mask Only
Thanos Glowing Cosplay Hand
Johnny Cobra Kai
One of the eighty’s ultimate villains. Johnny from the original Karate Kid is a great idea for any costume party. His character has been reignited ever since Cobra Kai debuted in 2018.
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.
Kylo Ren Adult Costume
Child’s Deluxe Kylo Ren Costume
Adult Tunic and Robe Costume
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.
Shego Women’s Costume
Spandex Green Cosplay Outfit
Miss Go Jumpsuit