The DIY Babadook Halloween Costume That Will Scare Everyone

October 6, 2017 by Leah Carton
shefinds | Style

Scary movies, such as It, have created major inspiration when it comes to creating Halloween costumes this year. While the Pennywise clown costume continues to be a trending hit, there’s yet another spooky monster costume you can create this year– the Babadook. The Babadook was a 2014 horror film about a tall black and white monster who torments its victims once they become aware of it. Although it was released a few years ago, the flick became popular again this past summer after it was mistakenly categorized as an LGBT movie on Netflix and then becoming an LGBT meme on social media. Due to its recent internet fame, creating your own Babadook Halloween costume is the perfect scary meme costume for Halloween this year.

The #1 essential for pulling off a Babadook Halloween costume is his long black trench coat. Luckily, picking up a trench coat this year for your Oct. 31 look can also double as your go-to fall jacket. This long black trench coat option from Amazon is perfect for your Babadook look, and is also affordable considering you’ll be able to wear it time and time again long after Halloween is over.

black trench coat

Amazon Eorish Women’s British Style Elegant Jacket Double Breasted Slim Long Trench Coat ($45.99)

Babadook is also notoriously known for his top hat, which is definitely the first major red flag that Babadook is there lurking around. Although this part of your costume won’t become an everyday fall wardrobe piece, it is super affordable for a one-time wear. It will cost you less than $7 and you can easily order it off of Amazon.

black top hat

Amazon NJ Novelty – Top Hat Tall Black Felt Costume Accessory Party Dress Up Hats Adult Size, with White Band ($6.85) 

While you can definitely pull out a pair of black pants, or comfy leggings, from your closet for your Babadook costume, we still don’t think you’d want to miss this sale. Old Navy is having a sale on their mid-rise black skinny pants and have marked these perfect work pants down to just $19.

black pants

Old Navy Mid-Rise Skinny Everyday Khakis for Women ($19.00)

Next, you can opt for a pair of black booties if you’re looking to make your costume a bit more feminine. These booties will match well with your black pants and trench coat, and are also a perfect solution to finding a way to get more height so your coat doesn’t swallow you up.

black booties

Amazon Keni by J Adams High Heel Suede Ankle Boot – Slip On Stacked Heel Bootie – Comfortable Walking Shoe ($32.00)

Last but not least, you’ll need to master the Babadook Halloween makeup. Luckily, Spirit Halloween makes this step a lot easier for you by having black and white costume makeup available for less than $4. First, you’ll want to create a base on your entire face with the white makeup. You can then best resemble Babadook by creating black circles around your eye area and around your mouth. You can also choose a black lipstick to make this step a bit less messy. Note, this makeup kit comes with both a palette of black and white face makeup, and makeup pencils so you that you can easily draw precise lines and shapes.

black and white halloween makeup

Spirit Halloween Black and White Makeup ($3.99)

[Photo: Causeway Films]


Leah Carton was a superstar intern for SheFinds, covering fashion, beauty & more.

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