40 Vintage Halloween Costumes That Will Haunt Your Nightmares

Published August 26, 2022
Updated September 21, 2022

From doll masks to bags over heads to outfits that can't even be described with words, these vintage Halloween costumes are supremely creepy.

The Halloween costumes of today may be flashy, complicated, and over the top, but in days gone by, there was enough horror for everyone in a simple mask. While these outfits were quite basic — and often just composed of something like a bag over someone’s head — these getups were also a million times creepier than any costume you’d see today.

We’ve scoured the archives for some of the creepiest vintage Halloween costumes of all time:

Creepy Vintage Halloween Costumes Ghouls

Sad Face Costumes

Creepy Mask

Kid In Weird Costume

Enjoy these creepy vintage Halloween costumes? Check out our other posts on the best Halloween costumes and take a tour of the real life Shining Hotel!

All That's Interesting
All That's Interesting is a Brooklyn-based digital publisher that seeks out stories that illuminate the past, present, and future.