For a Halloween look that is traditional and truly celebrates all things scary--our Men's Scary Costume selection will give you plenty of choices to make this Halloween your most frightening and fun ever. Depending on how badly you want to really scare the daylights out of people, use this costume collection to find everything from "mildly frightful" to "absolutely no one will want to be around you" scary--it's up to you to decide how far you want to go!
Hundreds of years ago, before Halloween was "Halloween", at least as we know it today, it was a Celtic festival known as Samhain, which marked the end of the Harvest season and the beginning of the winter months. During this time period, the very superstitious people of yesteryear believed that the spirits of the newly deceased were allowed to roam the earth freely. Fearing that some of these spirits may be evil or up to no good, the local people took to wearing very frightening costumes during Samhain as a method of scaring off potentially evil spirits. These people likely thought that if they dressed scary enough, they might look as if they were one of the spirits of the deceased themselves. In any case, fast-forward hundreds and hundreds of years, and the tradition of dressing up in scary costumes at Halloween time continues to live on. The reasons for dressing up in frightful garb are different today from what they were in those ancient times, but the tradition of this type of costume is deeply ingrained in our culture, even if many don't realize where it actually stemmed from. If you are looking for a classic and scary Halloween look, dressing up as something really monstrous and frightening is the natural way to go. Scary costume looks come in many types, sizes and characters with a wide range of all things gruesome, gory and frightful. Traditional Men's favorite scary costume looks include: demons, skeletons, vampires, zombies, ghouls and many other assorted varieties of hideous monstrous freaks.