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Best Happy Death Day Killer Costume Guide
The Happy Death Day Killer is a fictional character in the 2017 slasher film Happy Death Day. Mystery surrounds who the killer really is; however, their target remains the same – Tree Gelbman, a college student who keeps reliving her birthday over and over, always dying at the hands of a deranged killer in a child-like mask whose identity remains hidden. The killer’s mask is quite disturbing in how friendly it appears, considering the murderous intentions underneath.
The film is a cross between ‘Groundhog Day’ and ‘Scream,’ with much of the focus being Tree attempting to uncover the identity of the person who is repeatedly killing her. If you want to cosplay the baby-faced maniac from Happy Death Day, you’ll need a Happy Mask, Black Hoodie, Black Jeans, Black Gloves, Work Boots, and of course, no good killer leaves the house without a Bloody Knife and Pistol toy prop.
Happy Death Day Killer Cosplay Costumes
Many killers in modern slasher films end up looking a bit cheesy and not scary at all. That’s not the case here. The Happy Death Day killer is seriously creepy looking – disarming because of the cherub-like face and smile. Confusion reigns throughout the film as to the identity of this killer, but just like any good cosplayer knows – it’s what’s on the outside that counts!
Cinema has brought us so many fantastic villains, and they are especially celebrated in the horror genre. If you want some friends to join you in dressing as classic movie psychopaths, check out some of our older characters like Michael Myers, Freddy Krueger or Jason Vorhees. Or move forward a few years and cosplay as Ghostface from Scream, the film that heavily influenced Happy Death Day. Dressing as a horror movie character is perfect for Halloween, so if you try out this costume, don’t forget to enter our Halloween Costume Contest.
About Happy Death Day Killer
Happy Death Day tells the story of Theresa ‘Tree’ Gelbman, a college student who wakes up in the dorm room of classmate Carter Davis after a night of heavy drinking. It is her birthday, and little does she know as she does the walk of shame through her campus, it will also be her death day. Later that night she is killed by a masked killer, only to wake up in Carter’s room again the next day.
This ‘Groundhog Day’ situation continues as she wakes up, relives the same day over and always dies in different circumstances – but always at the hand of a creepy character in a baby-faced mask. When she thinks she has finally worked out who the killer is, and has killed him and put the incident behind her, she still wakes in Carter’s room to find the nightmare isn’t over. She returns to her sorority house where it becomes apparent who the real killer was along.