Cult classic horror film figure, Freddy Krueger, has been haunting dreams since 1984. On the cosplay circuit, he is always a crowd favorite. If you’re looking to recreate his classic w look, play close attention to this costume guide!
To start, we chose a Freddy Krueger Deluxe Overhead Mask and a Freddy Krueger Hat. The guide suggests a Freddy Krueger Sweater with Flat-Front Pants paired with some DC Men’s Pure Action Sport Sneakers. The completeFreddy Krueger costume is finished off with an authentic A Nightmare on Elm Street Freddy Glove.
A well-known character for over 30 years, Freddy Krueger is highly recognizable everywhere he goes. Due to the severe burns on his body, his style can be recreated by anyone. Even if you choose to skip the mask and just wear his trademark outfit, everyone would still know who you are. You have the option of purchasing the full costume or to save money, just picking up the main pieces. This is definitely an opportunity for special effect artists to show off their skill.
You will need to order or visit a local costume shop to find his signature striped sweater and razor glove. Paired with dark pants and dark fedora, you are officially Freddy Krueger. Group cosplay can include movie rival Jason or any of his slashed victims. Make sure you check out our featured pics for more ideas. Send in your pics too and show us what you come up with!
While most know who Freddy Kruegar became, just as many people don’t know who he was and how he got that way. The product of a gang attack on his nurse mother who worked in an insane asylum, Freddy is known to be The Bastard Son of a 100 Maniacs. Given up for adoption and decidedly strange from him beginnings, Freddy was eventually adopted by an abusive alcoholic who gave him his education on animal torture and self mutilation. Freddy murders him and then attempts to live a normal life.
Little is known about Freddy’s wife and daughter. We do know that he found that normal life impossible and killed 20 children in a period of 3 years. Having been freed on a technicality, his crimes did not go unanswered. Freddy received his trademark burns when the families of his victims burned him alive. Moments before death, he struck a deal with Dream Demons and began a second career in dream murders. With a backstory like this, it’s no wonder he’s a permanent fixture on the horror circuit.