How to Make Slipknot Halloween Costumes

Updated November 21, 2016

Established in 1996, Slipknot is a band known for their hardcore metal music and shocking appearance. Due to their dark, gruesome nature, dressing up as a member of Slipknot is a popular option when Halloween rolls around. You can create your own Slipknot costume at home by combining a red or black jumpsuit with a Slipknot mask and hair styled to resemble one of the band members. Slipknot masks can be purchased online to make your costume as authentic as possible.

Purchase a Slipknot mask. While this will give your costume the most authentic appearance, you can also use facepaint to recreate the look of your chosen Slipknot mask.

Dress in a black or red jumpsuit. While Slipknot jumpsuits are also available for purchase, you can recreate the look with a long-sleeved red or black shirt and long red or black trousers. Add black shoes to the look.

Purchase a wig to match the hair of the Slipknot member you have chosen to emulate. Alternately, style your hair in a similar fashion or use temporary hair colour to achieve the look.

Adorn your jumpsuit or clothing with Slipknot patches and pins to finish the costume.


If you are using temporary spray-on hair colour, apply it in a well-ventilated area.


Exercise caution when applying patches with an iron.

Things You'll Need

  • Red or black jumpsuit (or a red or black long-sleeved shirt and long trousers)
  • Slipknot mask
  • Facepaint (optional)
  • Wig or temporary hair colour
  • Slipknot pins and patches (iron-on)
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