This is not a test. This is your emergency broadcast system announcing that this Halloween, we’re going to help you create a terrifying costume based on your favourite horror movie franchise; The Purge!
Pulling together a DIY Purge outfit is quick and easy, so it’s perfect if you need something last minute. With the second series of the TV show landing on Amazon Prime Video in October, and a fifth film set to finish off the story in 2020, your Purge costume will be instantly recognisable to any horror fan.
What do you need?
The most important part of any Purge costume is definitely the mask. The films are full of creepy faces, so you need one of your own.
Everyone has their own favourite film, moment or character from The Purge, and chances are you can find a mask that matches what you’re after. Take this terrifying ‘Kiss Me’ mask, for example, which you can combine with our zombie ballerina for an instant Candy Girl costume.
You can also keep it simple with a classic evil grin. Pair this one with a suit to transform yourself into the Polite Leader – fancy dress doesn’t get much easier than that!
In fact, that’s what so great about a Purge outfit. Once you’ve got that mask, you can pretty much wear what you like! Many of the characters in the film and TV series actually dress quite normally considering the chaos around them, so if you do have a favourite villain, it shouldn’t be too difficult to cobble together a fairly close version of what they wear.
Choose your weapon
The Purge is a rule-free zone. That’s sort of the point, really. Once you’ve got your outfit together, the last thing you need to do is accessorise your costume with a fake weapon or two. You can make things really easy on yourself here by getting the Evil Grin Accessory Kit, which comes with the mask, a fake machete and some fake blood. Just play nicely, okay?
What is The Purge?
Created by James DeMonaco, The Purge is one of the biggest horror film franchises of the last ten years.
The idea is a simple one. Set in the not-too-distant future, a new US government has decided to address issues such as crime and unemployment by allowing an annual ‘purge’. For 12 hours, all crime is legal. It’s every man for himself. The results are predictably gory.
The first film in 2013 was a box office hit. We’ve also had two sequels, 2014’s Anarchy and 2016’s politically charged Election Year, and a prequel, 2018’s The First Purge. For those who just can’t get enough, there’s also a TV series on Amazon.
When is the next Purge film out?
The fifth and final Purge film is set to hit cinemas in 2021 under the title The Forever Purge. So far, it’s a mystery what the film will be about!
When is the next series of the Purge TV show?
The second series came out in October 2019, and then was cancelled. That’s all, folks!
Looking for more easy outfit ideas? Try these cheap Halloween fancy dress options and see if anything jumps out at you.