Friday, 23 September 2016

How to Dress Up as the Purge Villains for Halloween

Purge James Sandin Creepy Mask
Black Suit Blazer
Purge may be Halloween for grown ups, but in this reality we are stuck with regular old Halloween. We can still honor our New Founding Fathers by ensuring that we scare the living daylights out of the common man though, right? Let's get stuck into creating some awesome Purge costumes!

White Nightgown
Let's start with the first movie. The antagonist of that film harassed the protagonists while wearing a truly bizarre elongated mask like the one above, so start with that. 

The rest of the costume depends on whether you want to dress as the main villain or one of his female henchmen. If you are going for the henchmen, you will want a cream or white Victorian style nightgown for the body of the costume, like the one on the left. If you want to go as the exceedingly polite psychopath, you'll need a suit  combo like the blazer one on the right combined with black trousers, a blue shirt and a tie. Either way, finish off the costume with a suitably bloody prop weapon like this one.

Smay's Purge Mask Replica
Its also very easy to set up some costumes based on the various hooligans from Purge: Anarchy. Most of the antagonists encountered in Anarchy are simply wearing the sort of dark hoodies and trousers you probably already have, but combined with a super cool mask. A number of sellers make replicas of these masks, such as the 'God' mask above and the 'Cross' mask here which mimics one of the antagonist's makeup. You can also replicate the makeup yourself at home: just follow this video tutorial.

Kiss Me Prom Candy Girl Mask
Pink and White Ruffled Dress
Things always get crazy around election time, and Purge: Election Year is no exception. There are a whole host of cool outfits to imitate as everyone goes all out on what is probably the last ever purge (barring some kind of civil war... The Purge: Civil War anyone?). Let's start with one of the main antagonists of the movie, the thieving rich Candy Girl prom queen who just wants her damn candy bar for god's sake. You can find the mask she wears above, and you'll want to combine it with a short organza pink prom dress like this one

If you can bear to splatter that beautiful dress with fake blood in order to get the 'I just murdered my parents in cold blood' look, that would be perfect, If not you might want to choose a style of dress like the one on the right, which already gives off the 'bloodied skirt' aesthetic when combined with blood spatter on your arms and legs. Here's another one with a red undertone.

Adult's Unisex Uncle
Sam Costume
Lady Liberty Costume

Lady Liberty Headpiece

Finally, we have the bright and colorful murder tourists! The two most memorable of these reprobates are the evil Uncle Sam and the sparkly Statue of Liberty, and its very easy to put together those costumes. Just start with a standard Uncle Sam or Lady Liberty costume like the ones above, and combine it with the matching Uncle Sam mask or glowing cross mask below.

Uncle Sam Purge Masks are Often Available on Etsy!
It is also possible to replicate the masks from Election Year using makeup, which is a good budget option. Here is a video tutorial for creating the Lady Liberty costume mask in makeup form, here is one for creating the look of the prom queen candy girl, and here is one for our favourite evil Uncle Sam. He want purge!

Light Up Purge Mask
So there you have it! That was my guide to putting together the costumes from the original Purge movie, The Purge: Anarchy and The Purge: Election Year. If I have missed out any of your favourite costumes from the movies, let me know in the comments below. Otherwise, I hope you found everything you need!

If you are still looking for the perfect costume for this Halloween, be sure to check out the rest of my blog for all the best costume ideas for women on the net. Get inspired, and get purging!

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