While vampires, goblins and werewolves hold an unassailable position in our hearts, we can’t help but find the altogether more plausible idea of a maniacal killer a little bit more terrifying. For this reason, the slasher genre is one which provides us with constant inspiration – thanks in no small part to the amazing characters it produces. The ones we love to fear!
The slasher genre has few better ambassadors than Jason Voorhees and Freddie Kruger, the respective maniacal killers of Friday 13th and Nightmare on Elm Street franchises. Both of these chaps originated in the 1980s: a time when practical effects were enjoying a golden age – there was no computer imagery back then, and horror budgets were notoriously lean, and so some creative miracles had to be performed to get everything looking appropriately gruesome.
The costumes we have here replicate those original designs– from the burns all over Freddy’s face to the markings on Jason’s hockey mask, you’ll look just as Jason and Freddie did in the films. We even offer accessories like Jason’s machete and Freddy’s distinctive claw hands.
For the ladies among you, we’ve developed more feminine variants of these two iconic costumes. Also included in this range are a few other characters, like Leatherface from the Texas Chainsaw Massacre and Michael Myers from Hallowe’en – the films that basically started the whole genre!