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Scary Halloween costumes for women

Scary women's Halloween costume ideas 2018
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It’s official! The bewitching hour is nearly upon us, and you know what that means — it’s time to break out a costume and do your best to incite fear in the hearts of all who see you. What are your favorite scary Halloween costumes for women?

The scope of Halloween costumes for women has dwindled over the years to mainly one genre: sexy. And while there’s nothing wrong with that, sometimes you just want to scare the living daylights out of your loved ones. (Don’t we all?)

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Well, have no fear. OK, maybe have a little fear. Because these five scary Halloween costumes for women you can wear in 2018 might just terrify you as much as they do everyone around you.

The nun

On the plus side, wearing this possessed nun getup will surely scare the living daylights out of all your friends. On the downside, you may never sleep again. If you really want to keep your squad on edge all night, convince everyone to watch the movie The Nun before heading out for the evening. (Amazon, $44.99)

Scary women's Halloween costume ideas 2018 The Nun from Amazon
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“Pretty” porcelain doll

Part Strangers, part china doll, this “pretty” porcelain costume is both hauntingly beautiful and just plain haunting. Basically, people will wonder whether you’re an ax murderer in disguise all night … so, there’s that. In other words, move it to the top of your potential scary women’s Halloween costumes. (Amazon, $38.99)

Scary women's Halloween costume ideas 2018 pretty porcelain doll from Amazon
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Haunting beauty ghost spirit

Word of warning: You may actually be mistaken for an apparition when you wear this haunting ghost woman ensemble. Pile on the powdery white makeup to really amp up the unsettling ambiance. Or, if you don’t mind taking a creative risk, you could add fake blood to make it look like you’re a spirit who met a gruesome demise. (Amazon, $34.49)

Scary women's Halloween costume ideas 2018 haunting beauty ghost spirit from Amazon
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Zombie nurse

Stand out in a sea of “sexy” nurses with this truly terrifying zombie version. You won’t be checking blood pressure — you’ll be raising it. The meat cleaver doesn’t come with, so you can choose your own personal weapon of choice. (Amazon, $24.99)

Scary women's Halloween costume ideas 2018 zombie nurse from Amazon
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Creepy clown

Bring the terror of Derry, Maine, to your hometown with this Pennywise the Dancing Clown-inspired ensemble. In the immortal words of Carrie Bradshaw, “Nothing’s scarier than a clown.” (Amazon, $33.46)

Scary women's Halloween costume ideas 2018 creepy clown from Amazon
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