There’s pretty much nothing we love more than a gory, scary, over-the-top horror movie. So when it comes to Halloween, of course we reach for our favorite movies when it comes to figuring out the best Halloween costume. And there’s maybe no costume more perfect than that of an iconic horror movie final girl.
If you’re new to the horror genre, the “final girl” is just what the name says — the girl who is alive at the end of the movie. It’s a particularly common trope in slasher flicks, but horror movies of all kinds play with the idea. In the end, there’s one person who’s survived the carnage and pain, and it’s often a strong, smart woman who’s been transformed by the things she’s endured in the last 90 to 120 minutes.
So when it comes to Halloween night, there’s no better option than a final girl for a perfect Halloween costume. And since these characters tend to be just normal people, it’s pretty easy to DIY their outfits from stuff you already own (plus some fake blood). Ahead, these are our final girl Halloween costume ideas.