You’re still waiting for Halloween costume inspiration to strike? Well, here it is. Each getup only needs a couple key elements, so start collecting your supplies now.
After 126 years, science finally revealed Jack the Ripper’s identity, and it turns out he’s … a Polish hairdresser?! It’s always the ones you least expect. Wear a national flag around your neck and offer to cut friends’ hair with your bloody scissors all night. If they say yes, you know what to do.
We still don’t know who the Zodiac Killer really was, but according to police records, he had a penchant for thick eyeglass frames and astrology signs (it was the 60s and 70s after all).
All you need to transform into this crazy lady is a costume-y veil (“Mary”) and a t-shirt dotted with cotton balls. In the 1800s, she famously killed her children (and probably her mother and husbands, too) with arsenic poison. But instead of explaining that to fellow party guests, you can just try to get them to drink from your special cup and see what happens.
H. H. Holmes is called (hence the horns and Chicago tee) for a reason. During the late 1800s, the heavily mustached man was found guilty of killing at least nine people in the “murder castle” he designed and built. (Experts estimate the total closer to 200.)
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