A Frankenstein Halloween costume is a classic costume for Halloween that never goes out of style. Frankenstein is the most well known and identifiable classic science fiction character that is as scary and frightening today as it was 50 years ago.
Frankenstein is the monster in the famous Mary Shelley novel. The monster elicits a whole range of feelings from horror, fear and disgust to compassion, curiosity and kindness.
People are probably more familiar with the Frankenstein monster than the timeless Hollywood films than from the book. The Frankenstein monster is the huge creature with the green head, flat skull and bolts in the neck. The Frankenstein costume is an ill fitting t-shirt and jacket with ragged pants and heavy black boots.
If you do not want to wear a mask, you can use a Halloween make up kit to construct a really scary monster. Color your face green. Create the suture line on the forehead and cheek. Color in the dark black circles around the eyes.
The costume comes alive when you add the well known clumsy unsteady gait with the arms held out straight in front. Add some grunting and you will have captured the essence of the Frankenstein monster.
There is also the comical side of the Frankenstein monster personified by Herman Munster in the classic 1960s TV show, The Munsters. The overall look is the same as Frankenstein but with a dose of humor instead of terror.
If you are going to a Halloween party or just out to Trick or Treat with some friends, consider going as the classic trio: Frankenstein, Dracula and Wolfman. Each is a quintessential frightening monster in their own right but together, with the right attitude, they will scare and delight all of your friends.