Halloween Frankenstein Costumes for Adults

by JoHarrington

Frankenstein's monster and bride have made an indelible mark upon the horror parade. Fancy taking on the roles this Halloween? We have an array of costumes to fit the bill!

Dr Frankenstein is in his laboratory again. Thunder crashing and lightning snapping, crackling down the rod into the chamber below.

Cue scary music and a twitch on the gurney. Oh no! What is rising now?! Is it the dastardly findings in a felon's grave? The grimmest of new life cut on a surgeon's workbench?

No, it's just you in your Frankenstein's creature costume, man or bride. I still don't know whether to be relieved or not...

Frankenstein and Bride of Frankenstein Costumes

Neither Boris Karloff nor Elsa Lanchester were ever as model bright pretty as this pair in the roles.  At least not in their make up!

But we're supposed to be looking at the Frankenstein costumes, not the people wearing them; and these are top of the range to start us off.  In Character's fancy dress outfits are always quality.

It's difficult here to see the detail on the Bride of Frankenstein costume.  The bodice part is swathed in lace and organza, while the choker has bolts attached.  They are made from vinyl and probably shouldn't be plugged into the mains.

Included in this outfit is the distinctive wig, which is really what elevates this from being a fancy dress to noticeably aping Elsa Lanchester's classic role.

The Bride's long, fish-tail wedding dress is 100% polyester.  Her monstrous groom's outfit is also mostly polyester, with cotton thrown into the mix too.  Both costumes are machine washable.

Frankenstein's creature costume comes in four parts.  The tattered pants/trousers; the jacket with a scar design shirt attached; vinyl shoe covers; and the vinyl headpiece. 

Personally I would add a little make-up to create a ghastly pallor worthy of Boris or Elsa.  That doesn't come with these costumes.

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Lily and Herman Munster Costumes

Of course, the classic 1930s movies don't have exclusivity, when it comes to (in)famous composite couplings.

In the 1960s, television gave us The Munsters and turned the whole tragic Gothic horror into comedy instead.  I caught them on the re-runs in the 1980s.  I recall lots of happy Saturday mornings laughing at the creepy hilarity of Lily and Herman Munster and family (though admittedly the details do merge into The Addams Family too. They were on at the same time for me.)

These officially licensed Munsters costumes have been created by Rubie's Costume Company.

Lily's pink dress feels like velvet, but it's actually polyester with jagged tulle sleeves and black ribbon trimmings.  The black wig, with those distinctive white streaks, does come as part of the Lily Munster outfit.

Herman's costume includes the ill-fitting brown suit, with the shirt attached, and the mask modeled on Fred Gwynne's comedy portrayal of the monster.  It says that it's a complete outfit, so I am assuming that the shoe covers come too. There's no word on those though.

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Pucashelllove is in the mirror this time, showing us how to transform ourselves into our favorite '60s Frankenstein's bride.
Festive footwear never got this grisly before! Ladies, complete your costume with some appropriate Halloween shoes. There are plenty to choose between!

Frankenstein's Monster with Inflatable Shoulders

Frankenstein's Monster was always a big boy, but California Costumes have taken that a couple of stages further.

Their creature costume includes inflatable shoulders to really pump up that bulky look (or double as the monster becomes an American Football player, one of the two). 

He also appears to have made it big on the stage! However, please note that the microphone and the boots are sold separately. They are not part of this Frankenstein fancy dress.

So what do you get?  Just about everything else that you can see:  the tattered-smart suit, with shirt and bow tie attached (it slips over the head); the huge latex mask; the monster hands; and even the green socks!

Big Frankie is in the building and, nestled inside, you will be the star of the show!

Big Frank Inflatable Shoulders Costume

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Universal Studios Monsters Frankenstein Costume

Official Universal Studios Frankenstein Outfit

Also going down the inflatable shoulders route is another offering from Rubie's Costume Company. Only this time, it's foam in the lapels causing the bulk.

Their Frankenstein Adult Costume has been officially licensed as part of the Universal Studios Monsters Collection.

Here the shoe covers are mentioned, alongside the black pants/trousers and green jacket, with a black shirt insert attached. 

Also in the package is a skull-cap, latex headpiece. You get the heightened forehead, with its scarred frown and long, lank hair there.

Note that this finishes just above the eye-line. The face is clear. The model only looks green because he's wearing make-up.

Rubie's Costume Company is a respected name, so that guarantees the quality.  The company has been making Halloween costumes for nearly seventy years!

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Updated: 10/24/2014, JoHarrington
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JoHarrington on 10/15/2012

Everyone loves The Munsters. :)

EMK Events Ltd on 10/15/2012

Good to see a whole new generation loving The Munsters.

JoHarrington on 10/12/2012

I adored it! I hated The Addams Family when it first came on because it took The Munsters off. Then I got used to it and loved that too.

belinda342 on 10/12/2012

My vote would have to go with the Munsters' costumes. I always did love that show!

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