Halloween Dress Up Games

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If you’re anything like me, you love Halloween not just for the candy, but for the costumes! The thrill of dressing up and pretending to be someone (or something) else for a night is just unbeatable. So, let’s make this Halloween the most fun yet with some fantastic Halloween dress up games. Get ready for a spooktacular time!

Fun Dress Up Games for Halloween

1. Costume Contest Extravaganza

Let’s kick things off with a classic: the Costume Contest. This game never gets old and is perfect for all ages. Here’s how to make it extra special:

  • Categories Galore: Instead of just one overall winner, create multiple categories like “Funniest Costume,” “Most Creative,” “Best DIY,” “Scariest,” and “Best Group Costume.” This way, more people have a chance to win and show off their unique ideas.
  • Runway Show: Turn your living room into a runway. Have each participant strut their stuff and do a little twirl. Add some fun commentary or Halloween music to set the mood.
  • Judges and Prizes: Assign a panel of judges or let everyone vote. And don’t forget the prizes! They can be anything from candy to small trophies or even silly titles like “King of Halloween.”
Halloween Costumes

2. Mystery Character Guessing Game

This one’s a hoot and keeps everyone on their toes:

  • How to Play: Each player writes down the name of a famous character, monster, or even a person, and puts it in a hat. Each participant then draws a name and tapes it to their forehead without looking. They must ask yes or no questions to figure out who they are.
  • Extra Fun: Add a time limit for each round to keep the game moving and increase the suspense. Offer hints if someone gets really stuck.
  • Themed Rounds: You can have different rounds with themes like “Classic Monsters,” “Disney Characters,” or “Superheroes and Villains.”

3. Haunted Fashion Show

Get ready to unleash your inner fashionista with a spooky twist:

  • DIY Design Challenge: Split into teams and give each team a box of random costume pieces, makeup, and props. Set a timer and let them create the most outrageous and fabulous Halloween outfits.
  • Runway Walk: After the design time is up, each team presents their creations in a runway walk, complete with scary poses and spooky attitudes.
  • Judging: Have a panel of judges or let everyone vote on categories like “Most Creative,” “Scariest,” and “Best Overall Look.”

4. Zombie Tag

This game is a great way to get everyone moving and laughing:

  • Setup: One person starts as the “Zombie” . They dress up in a zombie costume and must try to tag the other players. Once tagged, they become zombies too and join in tagging others.
  • Variations: Play in a darkened room with spooky music for an extra thrill. Or, add glow sticks to the zombies for a cool visual effect.
  • Winning: The last person remaining untagged wins! Give them a fun prize, like a glow-in-the-dark trophy or a Halloween-themed treat.

5. Monster Mash Freeze Dance

Get your groove on with this fun and energetic game:

  • How to Play: Play some Halloween-themed music and let everyone dance like crazy. When the music stops, everyone must freeze in place.
  • Elimination: Anyone caught moving after the music stops is out. Keep going until only one dancer remains.
  • Twist: Add in a costume requirement – everyone must dance in their Halloween costumes, making it even more hilarious and fun.
halloween freeze dance

6. Halloween Scavenger Hunt

This game combines dressing up with a Halloween themed treasure hunt for a double dose of fun:

  • Clue Hunt: Create a series of spooky clues that lead to different locations around your house or yard. At each location, hide a piece of a costume or a small prize.
  • Costume Creation: The final clue leads to a treasure chest with the main prize – this could be a full costume, a bag of candy, or a spooky surprise.
  • Team Play: Divide into teams and see who can find all the clues and pieces of the costume first.

7. Mummy Wrap Relay

This game is messy, hilarious, and perfect for a Halloween party:

  • Supplies: All you need is a bunch of toilet paper rolls.
  • How to Play: Split into teams. One person from each team is the “mummy” and the others have to wrap them up in toilet paper. The first team to completely wrap their mummy wins.
  • Twist: Add an obstacle course element where the wrapped mummy has to complete a series of challenges while still wrapped up.
mummy wrap game

8. Costume Charades

Put a Halloween spin on the classic game of charades:

  • Setup: Write down Halloween-themed characters, monsters, or objects on slips of paper and make a pile of Halloween costume pieces.
  • How to Play: Each person takes turns drawing a slip and then must choose 1 costume piece relating to the character on their slip of paper. They then must act out the character or object without using words while the others guess.
  • Categories: Make categories like “Halloween Movies,” “Monsters,” “Spooky Objects,” and more to keep things interesting.

9. Spooky Storytelling Dress-Up

Combine creativity with costumes for a hauntingly good time:

  • How to Play: Each participant draws a character card from a deck of spooky characters (witch, vampire, ghost, etc.). They must dress up as that character using available props and costumes.
  • Story Creation: Once dressed, everyone sits in a circle and takes turns adding a sentence to a spooky story, staying in character. The story can take wild and unexpected turns!
  • Winning: At the end, vote for the “Best Storyteller” and “Best Costume.”

10. Monster Fashion Showdown

A twist on the fashion show. This all age Halloween game perfect for toddlers to adults:

  • Setup: Divide participants into pairs or small teams. Give each team a theme or a box of random costume pieces.
  • How to Play: Each team has a limited time to dress one member in the most outrageous or creative monster costume they can come up with.
  • Runway Show: Have a runway walk where each team presents their creation. Add some background music and let the laughter begin.
  • Judging: Judges or audience members vote on categories like “Most Original Monster,” “Funniest Costume,” and “Scariest Look.”

11. Ghostly Relay Race

A fun relay race with a dress-up twist:

  • Setup: Set up a relay course and provide ghost costumes (sheets with eye holes) for each team.
  • How to Play: Participants must put on the ghost costume, run through the relay course, and pass the costume to the next team member.
  • Challenges: Add obstacles like crawling under tables or jumping over “tombstones” for extra fun.
  • Winning: The first team to have all members complete the course wins.

12. Haunted House Role Play

Bring out the actor in everyone with this immersive game:

  • How to Play: Transform different rooms or areas of your house into parts of a haunted house (e.g., the witch’s kitchen, vampire’s lair, mad scientist’s lab).
  • Roles: Assign roles to each participant and let them dress up accordingly. They need to stay in character as guests walk through the haunted house.
  • Scaring Points: Guests rate each room based on the scare factor, creativity, and acting.

13. Wizard Duel Dress-Up

Perfect for fans of magical fantasy:

  • Setup: Provide wizard robes, hats, wands, and other magical accessories.
  • How to Play: Split into pairs for wizard duels. Each pair takes turns casting “spells” (charades style) while the other must guess what spell is being cast.
  • Spell Categories: Use categories like “Elemental Spells,” “Transformation Spells,” or “Potion Making.”
  • Winning: The most accurate guesser and the best actor win prizes.

14. Murder Mystery Dinner Party

Turn your Halloween dinner into a mysterious event:

  • Invitations: Send out themed invitations with character descriptions and costume suggestions.
  • Dress-Up: Each guest arrives dressed as their character, ready to play their part.
  • Mystery: Throughout the dinner, guests must use clues and interactions to solve the mystery of “whodunit.”
  • Awards: Prizes for the best detective, best actor, and best costume add to the fun.

15. Freaky Face-Off

A makeup and costume challenge:

  • Supplies: Provide face paints, makeup, and costume pieces.
  • How to Play: Participants have a set amount of time to transform themselves (or a partner) into a spooky character using the provided supplies.
  • Categories: Judges vote on categories like “Most Realistic,” “Funniest,” “Creepiest,” and “Most Artistic.”
  • Showcase: Have a mini fashion show or photo session to display everyone’s freaky faces.
halloween face paint

16. Costume Karaoke

Sing your heart out in character:

  • Setup: Prepare a karaoke machine or karaoke app with a list of Halloween-themed songs.
  • Dress-Up: Participants must perform in costume, staying in character while they sing.
  • Performance: Encourage over-the-top performances and dramatic flair.
  • Voting: Award prizes for “Best Performance,” “Best Costume,” and “Most Enthusiastic.”

17. Ghoulish Guess Who

A Halloween-themed guessing game:

  • Setup: Each participant secretly draws a spooky character card and dresses up as that character.
  • How to Play: Participants take turns asking yes or no questions to guess each other’s characters.
  • Twist: Add a time limit for each guess to keep the game moving quickly. Offer spooky treats as prizes for correct guesses.

These dress-up games are sure to make your Halloween a hit. Not only will you have a blast dressing up, but you’ll also create memories that will last long after the candy is gone. So grab your costumes, gather your friends and family, and get ready for a Halloween filled with laughter, fun, and a bit of spookiness! Happy Halloween!

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