If you ever need proof of how utterly effective special effects makeup can be in horror, you need look no further than these cosplayers. They take terrifying characters and concepts away from the realm of movies and into the real world.
Sometimes cosplay is inadvertently horrifying. Sometimes it stretches the line between cute and strange. And some horror-themed cosplay is gorgeous rather than frightening. We've collected some of the costumes and makeup designs that have made us shiver. Share your own spooky or gruesome favorites in the comments.