Are you looking to showcase the scariest costume at this weekend’s Monster Mash? ABQ-Live’s got your back! Check out our list of last-minute scary costumes of 2021!

By Taylor Parsons

It’s the spookiest time of year! Have you been sporting the same costume every Fall season and in need of a new look? Whether you’re looking to frighten or impress, these costumes will leave you and your friends feeling a little unsettled. So buckle up and get ready to start organizing your costume of horror! Here are scary costume ideas perfect for any 2021 Halloween event!

The Purge Mask

Scary Halloween Costumes 2021 Purge







Photo Credit: Corsha Shanbria

Straight out of the Purge movies, this mask glows in the dead of night, waiting to overcome its next victim.

The Nun from Conjuring







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This haunted Nun costume is bound to give everyone the creeps and wish they were on their knees praying for exoneration. 










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This Stranger Things demon creature will have you feeling as though you were in an alternate dimension. 


Scream Mask









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With the recent premiere of the new Scream movie, you will be #1 trending! 


CandyMan Hook








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That iconic hook will be recognizable at any spooky event and will be sure to keep everyone at an arm’s distance away.


Squid Game Suit/Mask








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This gets ranked as the topmost unnerving display of the year! 



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This may be the scariest costume on our list! 😱



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A cool costume indeed… but maybe don’t act like the character.


Coraline – Other Mother 

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Those button eyes can see through our souls.


Michael Myers

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A classic yet chilling costume.


Zombie Cruella

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Cruella’s looking a little under the weather. (Psst. Check out our Cruella Review here

Love Halloween events? Don’t miss out on the Night of the Living Horror Films at the Salt Yard 10/28 or the MONSTER MASH at the Salt Yard on 10/29. Did we help you find your costume? Salt Yard is featuring the BIGGEST Costume Contest in the city on Saturday, October 30th 2021 with the Haunted Halloween Costume Party! Looking for a Haunted House? Don’t miss the Haunted Asylum this weekend at 4th and Downtown Central and check out our review of the newest haunt here