Boo! 11 Spine-Chilling Broadway Inspired Halloween Costumes

Written by Zachary Rivera

October 3, 2017

Are you a thespian who can’t find the right Halloween costume? This is for you! Whether you want to be mysterious like the Phantom or spooky like Morticia, these Broadway inspired costumes are sure to make you the best looking at the Halloween party.

1. Christine Daae



Of course Christine would be on this list! She is a musical theatre icon! This is a good tutorial for beginners who want to start flexing their make-up designing muscles.

2. Heather Chandler



The most recent in cult favorites is a musical adaptation of Heathers. One of the most coveted roles within thespians today is the preppy Heather Chandler.

3. Dorothy Gale



Possibly one of the most popular musical characters of all time, Dorothy Gale is always a Halloween favorite. With a few simple tips and tricks you can have the brightest ruby slippers, and the nicest checkered dress.

4. Newsies



Disney’s hit musical Newsies has something for everyone. This being said, you can hit the streets looking to sell some papers with these fantastic tips from the news boys themselves!

5. Aladdin



These past few years have been great for Disney shows on Broadway. Their biggest hit as of recent, Aladdin, has costumes aplenty! An easy and fun costume is this version of Aladdin, which includes the carpet!

6. Audrey II



If you are somebody who likes to have all eyes on them, then this one is for you. If you have random items lying around you can use them to form the monstrous plant from Little Shop of Horrors!

7. CATS



One of Webber’s most famous musicals, CATS has been endlessly praised for its costume, scenic, and makeup design. This one is a challenge, but if you’re up for it, it’ll pay off!

8. Sweeney Todd



Swing your razor wide, Sweeney! This creepy character is sure to be a hit wherever you take it!

9. Wednesday Addams



A relatively new character to the Broadway scene, but a character everyone will know regardless is none other than Wednesday Addams! If you have a passion for the dark and spooky, then you should definitely take a crack at this one.

10. Shakespearean Characters



If you want to look like you were written by the Bard himself, you may want to take a look at this Elizabethan ruff costume tutorial. When you gather your materials you can finish this costume in less than an hour (if you’re fast)!

11. Elphaba



If you have a lot of black clothes just lying around, and a witch hat, this makeup tutorial will complete your Elphaba look. Whether you’re going for a Wizard of Oz Wicked Witch, or Glinda’s awkward roommate, a little green face paint will go a long way.


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Zachary Rivera is an actor and previous high school thespian in Central Florida. He is currently attending Daytona State College on a theatre focus track to attain his A.A. He plans to transfer to a Musical Theatre BFA Program and continue his career on stage.