Purge Costume: Ideas, Looks, Creative, Aesthetic, Touch
Purge Costume: Ideas
Who would have guessed that when The Purge was released in 2013, it would spawn a franchise that lasted five films and a TV series — with a possible sixth film in the works? Some may argue that its success is due in part to the instant iconography, otherwise known as all of those terrifying Purge masks. There’s a reason those masks are so popular for Halloween costumes. They’re easily identified — when you see those light-up Xs over the eyes, you know the Purge has begun. They’re simple to put on because all you really need is a mask and a hood, and you’re good to go with or without a few bloody embellishments if you’re in the mood. Most importantly, the costumes are terrifying!
So, even though there was no new Purge movie this year — no word on when the sixth film will be released — and the show (with its many, many Halloween masks was cancelled in 2019, these Purge Halloween costume ideas remain relevant. Alternatively, if you’re not a fan of The Purge, consider these other pop-culture-inspired Halloween costumes.
Purge Costume: Creative touch
This mask is The Purge in its most basic, essential form — wear it and people will recognise you and keep their distance. It’s made of PVC and EL cold light wire and comes in a variety of colours or colour combinations. This mask is The Purge in its most basic, essential form — wear it and people will recognise you and keep their distance. It’s made of PVC and EL cold light wire and comes in a variety of colours or colour combinations.
The masks in the first Purge film were far less sinister. But definitely creepy. Combine these grinning masks with a straight blond wig and you’re ready to go. You may have seen this half-face skeleton mask in The Forever Purge. This mask is terrifying, but only true Purge fans will recognise it — and, because it’s not so closely associated with the franchise, you can probably re-purpose it for other costumes in future years.
Notes To Have
While the light-up masks are iconic, the headgear in The Forever Purge takes a different tack — one that is no less creepy. Don’t mix up these killer bunny masks with the Easter decorations. Some of the villains in The Forever Purge don’t appear to wear masks at all. They simply put on some scary face paint and cowboy gear and call it a day.
This iconic image from The Purge: Election Year demonstrates how adding a Statue of Liberty crown to your standard Purge mask makes it look even more sinister. You can get the Statue of Liberty look without doing any DIY by purchasing this mask, which already has the gore splatter on it. You don’t even have to make your own fake blood. The robe is required to complete your Statue of Liberty Purge look. This set also includes the torch and crown. Every purger requires a companion! In case you change your mind at the last minute, this fake barbed-wire bat also works well as a Walking Dead costume prop.