Homemade bride of Frankenstein Halloween costumes

Updated February 21, 2017

Dress as the Bride of Frankenstein for Halloween, and you'll have the most eye-catching costume at the party. A Bride of Frankenstein costume is not only incredibly creative and original, but it's also surprisingly easy to make. The signature part of the costume is the hair, which can easily be accomplished with a wig and white paint or fake cobwebs. With a little creativity, you can transform into the Bride of Frankenstein quickly and easily.


There are a few different ways you can dress as the Bride of Frankenstein. Primarily, the Bride of Frankenstein wears white. Wear white trousers and a white shirt, or a white dress with white tights. In the movie, "The Bride of Frankenstein," her clothing was generally draped and tunic style, however, you can come up with your own variation for your costume.

You can also wear an old wedding dress. Check your local thrift store or garage sales for antique looking wedding dresses with a high neck and long sleeves. Tatter the dress slightly with a pair of scissors to make it look old and worn.

Instead of wearing a dress, drape a white sheet over your body, pinning it in the back, and wear a long sleeved white shirt underneath. For inspiration, look at old pictures of the Bride of Frankenstein from the movie on movie websites.


The hair is a key part of the Bride of Frankenstein costume. Buy a black curly, puffy Afro wig at a costume store. Use a teasing comb, hairspray and hair clips to pull the hair upward so it stands straight up.

Then, make two streaks of white in the front of the wig on either side of the head. To do this, you can either use white hair paint, spray paint, or fake white cobwebs. If you already have dark long hair, use a teasing comb to stand it straight up. If it isn't quite dark enough, use hair paint to make it darker, and white paint to make the streaks.


The story of the Bride of Frankenstein is that she is made of pieces of corpses as a companion for Frankenstein's Monster. Therefore, your make-up should be very pale and morbid looking. Use white powder to make your skin look very pale, and charcoal liner and shadow to give your eyes a hollow look. Use an eyebrow pencil to give your brows a heavy look with a high arch. Accent the look with drops of fake blood smeared on the face, neck and hands particularly at joints where certain body parts may have been sewn together.

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