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70 Creative Optical Illusion Halloween Costumes

Do you like unique costumes? Maybe you need an idea for an upcoming party, maybe you are getting started early for next year, or maybe you want to prepare for our annual Halloween costume contest. No matter why you have come here looking for costume inspiration today, we have some amazing optical illusion costumes from our past contests for you to look at today.

Optical Illusion Halloween costumes - Yoda Carrying Princess Leia CostumeYoda Carrying Princess Leia
Sent in by Kelly to our 2016 costume contest.

This illusion costume is one that you probably only would have expected in the swamps of Dagobah. This small Yoda that appears as if it could only be portrayed by a child but it isnít - Princess Leia and Yoda are portrayed by the same person. Who thought that Yoda would take the form of some very unusual pants?
 

DIY Illusion Halloween costumes - Invisible Man CostumeInvisible Man
Sent in by Erin to our 2015 costume contest.

Remember the old movie - The Invisible Man? The reincarnations of it in both movie and television form? This costume is one of the best invisible man disguises that we have ever seen. The hat and glasses appear to float in the sky. In fact, it is hard to tell there is even a person in the costume at all. This idea isnít just good for Halloween, it will work for any time of the year. Just make sure not to scare any of your friends too bad.
 

Illusion DIY costumes - Firefighter saving Baby CostumeFirefighter saving Baby
Sent in by Adrian to our 2015 costume contest.

Who doesnít like a firefighter rescuing a baby from a fire? Something isnít right with this firefighterís face though and just look at that baby. Quite creative and inspirational. With all that heavy black fabric though, one might wonder if you would overheat in that costume. Probably best left for Halloween and the colder season but still one of the best optical illusions we have seen.
 

Optical Illusion costumes - Cut in Half Illusion CostumeCut in Half
Sent in by Nina to our 2014 costume contest.

Sometimes an optical illusion can be just as creepy when it is less of a disguise. This girl is one of those examples. What happened to her torso? The upper half of her body looks to have been completely displaced and I believe it. A masterful job by a clever young costume maker. We wonder how those pants manage to stay up though.
 

Illusion Halloween costumes - Little Red and the Big Bad Wolf Illusion CostumeLittle Red and the Big Bad Wolf
Sent in by Jessica to our 2014 costume contest.

Little red riding hood is a popular costume for any time of the year but what happens when you donít have someone to play the role of the wolf? You play both parts. Despite appearing to be shoved in the box, this little red riding hood is both herself and the wolf. When the wolf legs move she is secretly pushing it along. Not really how we imagined the wolf from little red riding hood but it still is more realistic than most costumes we see.
 

 

The gallery on this page shows some of the most creative optical illusion costumes we have seen over the years. What people can create with some thought and a little bit of hard work is impressive. Some of these were even created by kids, all the more impressive for that fact alone. From inspirational to creative to scary, there are a lot of different things that can be made with a little trick of the eyes. In fact, we have lots of submissions containing crafty optical illusions in our contest every year. Take from them what you will but we hope you are inspired and encouraged to create your very own unique illusion Halloween costume.

 

Creative Optical Illusion Halloween Costumes

(Click on the images below for detail on each costume)

Optical Illusion costumes - Fisherman in a Boat CostumeFisherman in a Boat

Optical Illusion costumes - Party Pooper CostumeParty Pooper

Optical Illusion costumes - Contortionist Illusion CostumeContortionist

Optical Illusion costumes - Carried in a Backpack CostumeCarried in a Backpack

Optical Illusion costumes - Hunter in a Tree Stand DIY CostumeHunter in a Tree Stand

Optical Illusion costumes - Stolen Mermaid CostumeStolen Mermaid

Optical Illusion costumes - Magician's Assistant from Beetlejuice CostumeMagician's Assistant from Beetlejuice

Optical Illusion costumes - Roller Coaster CostumeRoller Coaster

Optical Illusion costumes - Alien Abduction Illusion CostumeAlien Abduction Illusion

Optical Illusion costumes - X-Ray CostumeX-Ray

Optical Illusion costumes - Man in the Box Illusion CostumeMan in the Box

Optical Illusion costumes - Smurfette riding a Unicorn Illusion CostumeSmurfette riding a Unicorn

Optical Illusion costumes - Genie on a Flying Carpet Illusion CostumeGenie on a Flying Carpet

Optical Illusion costumes - Always use your Head CostumeAlways use your Head

Optical Illusion costumes - Ostrich Racer Illusion CostumeOstrich Racer

Optical Illusion costumes - Scary Clown Carrying a Jack in The Box CostumeScary Clown Carrying a Jack in The Box

Optical Illusion costumes - Kill of the Day CostumeKill of the Day

Optical Illusion costumes - Baby Twins CostumeBaby Twins

Optical Illusion costumes - Colonel Sanders riding a Chicken Illusion CostumeColonel Sanders riding a Chicken

Optical Illusion costumes - Headless Girl Illusion CostumeHeadless Girl

Optical Illusion costumes - Killer Clown captures Boy Illusion CostumeKiller Clown captures Boy

Optical Illusion costumes - Frankenstein Illusion CostumeFrankenstein

Optical Illusion costumes - Half Man Illusion CostumeHalf Man

Optical Illusion costumes - Headless Marie Antoinette and King Louis CostumeHeadless Marie Antoinette and King Louis

Optical Illusion costumes - Baby Snatcher or Baby Abductor Illusion CostumeBaby Snatcher or Baby Abductor

Optical Illusion costumes - Caterpillars Sitting on Flowers Illusion CostumesCaterpillars Sitting on Flowers

Optical Illusion costumes - Head in a Bag CostumeHead in a Bag

Optical Illusion costumes - Witch's Munchkin Stew Illusion CostumeWitch's Munchkin Stew

Optical Illusion costumes - Port a Potty Illusion CostumePort a Potty

Optical Illusion costumes - Luke Skywalker riding a Tauntaun Illusion CostumeLuke Skywalker riding a Tauntaun

Optical Illusion costumes - Carry Me in a Box CostumeCarry Me in a Box

Optical Illusion costumes - Stu's Butt Hut CostumeStu's Butt Hut

Optical Illusion costumes - Jet Pack Illusion CostumeJet Pack Illusion

Optical Illusion costumes - Captured Mermaid CostumeCaptured Mermaid

Optical Illusion costumes - Zombie Kidnap CostumeZombie Kidnap

Optical Illusion costumes - Headless Horseman CostumeHeadless Horseman

Optical Illusion costumes - Zombie riding a Bear CostumeZombie riding a Bear

Optical Illusion costumes - Napoleon Bonaparte CostumeNapoleon Bonaparte

Optical Illusion costumes - Baby Snatcher CostumeBaby Snatcher

Optical Illusion costumes - Mighty Little Centaur CostumeMighty Little Centaur

Optical Illusion costumes - Clown Kidnapping Baby CostumeClown Kidnapping Baby

Optical Illusion costumes - Mummy carrying Cleopatra CostumeMummy carrying Cleopatra

Optical Illusion costumes - Gnomes Couple CostumeGnomes

Optical Illusion costumes - Ventriloquist Dummy CostumeVentriloquist Dummy

Optical Illusion costumes - Cheshire Cat CostumeCheshire Cat in a Tree

Optical Illusion costumes - Genie on a Flying Carpet CostumeGenie on a Flying Carpet

Optical Illusion costumes - Monster on Monster CostumeMonster on Monster

Optical Illusion costumes - Blackbeard discovers Mermaid CostumeBlackbeard discovers Mermaid

Optical Illusion costumes - Magician and Girl cut in half CostumeMagician and Girl cut in half

Optical Illusion costumes - The Contortionist CostumeThe Contortionist

Optical Illusion costumes - Cleopatra and Her Mummy CostumeCleopatra and Her Mummy

Optical Illusion costumes - Harambe's Revenge CostumeHarambe's Revenge

Optical Illusion costumes - Skin Hunter CostumeSkin Hunter

Optical Illusion costumes - Clown in the Box Illusion CostumeClown in the Box

Optical Illusion costumes - DIY Jet Pack Illusion CostumeJet Pack Illusion

Optical Illusion costumes - Elias the Gnome Rests on a Mushroom CostumeElias the Gnome Rests on a Mushroom

Optical Illusion costumes - Han Solo Riding Chewbacca CostumeHan Solo Riding Chewbacca

Optical Illusion costumes - Egyptian Princess CostumeEgyptian Princess

Optical Illusion costumes - The Invisible Man Illusion CostumeThe Invisible Man

Optical Illusion costumes - Genie on her Magic Carpet CostumeGenie on her Magic Carpet

Optical Illusion costumes - The Terminator CostumeThe Terminator

Optical Illusion costumes - Santa with Box of Toys CostumeSanta with Box of Toys

Optical Illusion costumes - Cage Captured CostumeCage Captured

Optical Illusion costumes - The Bear Trainer CostumeThe Bear Trainer

Optical Illusion costumes - Head Examination CostumeHead Examination

Optical Illusion costumes - Aliens Powerloader CostumeAliens Powerloader

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From a literal party pooper to a head in a jar, we have seen some of the best optical illusion costumes that are out there. Which one is your favorite? Have any of these inspired you? Donít forget to submit your costumes to our website so that you have the chance to be showcased among these marvels.
 

See also: 65 Coolest DIY Illusion Costumes.