Halloween 2020: Here are some Bollywood-inspired spooky costume ideas

Rashi Bhattacharyya
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Halloween 2020: Here are some Bollywood-inspired spooky costume ideas
Halloween 2020: Here are some Bollywood-inspired spooky costume ideas

27 Oct 2020: Halloween 2020: Here are some Bollywood-inspired spooky costume ideas

The year 2020 is a horror story in itself. To be honest, the ongoing pandemic sometimes feels like a real-life zombie apocalypse.

But that shouldn't stop us from celebrating the spooky festival of Halloween.

Come October 31, it's time to be as ghostly as possible. So let's be creative and don some iconic costumes.

Here are some Bollywood-inspired ideas.

Manjulika: Manjulika, Vidya Balan's iconic character in 'Bhool Bhulaiyaa'

Vidya Balan's classical dancer alter ego in 2007's hit comedy-horror film Bhool Bhulaiyaa is unforgettable.

This character is perfect for Halloween. All you need is a yellow saree, red blouse, some dried-up gajra and basic traditional jewellery including ghungroos.

Complete this look with a 'makeup-gone-wrong' face and unkempt hair.

Top this up with a scary vibe, and you are good to go.

'Makdee': How about dressing up as the witch from 'Makdee'?

After seeing Shabana Azmi play a witch in Makdee, many of us lost our sleep. The character and its mannerisms will always remain scary.

To copy this character, find an orange or black full-length kurti. A combination of both will be excellent.

Then, paint your nails black, cake your face with white powder and make your hair messy.

Mogambo: Bring your evil A-game with Amrish Puri's Mogambo

Just by the looks of him, Mogambo doesn't look scary.

But if you have seen Mr. India, you definitely know how evil Amrish Puri's character was.

If you can pull off a deep voiced "Mogambo Khush Hua," then dress up as him by all means.

Put on a gold beaded jacket over a black outfit. Additionally, wear some gold accessories on hands and legs.

Gabbar: Another villainous inspiration in this list is Gabbar

If there is one character who can rule Bollywood as the greatest villain of all times, it has to be Amjad Khan's Gabbar from Sholay.

With the perfect olive green outfit, stained teeth, gangster props, and an evil laughter, you can recreate this iconic character.

You might have to go to a costume shop for the fake guns and ammo to complete this look.

Keep a note: Honorable mentions: Some other non-spooky yet iconic Bollywood characters

Here is a compilation of some other legendary Bollywood characters, whose looks can be replicated this Halloween:

Crime Master Gogo (Shakti Kapoor) from Andaz Apna Apna.

Madhubala's Anarkali from Mughal-e-Azam.

Sanjay Dutt's Kancha Cheena from Agneepath, and Munna Bhai from Munna Bhai M.B.B.S.

Alauddin Khilji (Ranveer Singh) from Padmaavat.

Deepika Padukone's Mastani (Bajirao Mastani) and Rani Padmavati (Padmaavat).