16 Halloween Costumes for Christian Teens

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A Christian Halloween costume may sound like an oxymoron, but some believers do actually dress up and celebrate Halloween.

If you're a Christians who would like to incorporate your faith into your costume, then choosing a Bible-themed outfit is the way to go. Also, if your church hosts a Bible hero night as an alternative Halloween activity, some of these might just fit the bill.

Get ready to scare the Hades out of your holiday with these Halloween costumes for Christian teens.

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Costume #1: Noah's Ark

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For a Noah's Ark themed costume, you'll need a few friends to join you as animals pairs. You can purchase animal costumes in most party stores, print animals on t-shirts and go in pairs, or dress in monochrome and use face paint to bring out your inner animal. Don't be afraid to go wild.

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Costume #2: Holy Ghost

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Ghost costumes are a Halloween tradition, so you wouldn't be out of place dressed as the Holy Ghost. Keep it simple and write Holy Ghost across your chest, or abbreviate with "HG" in the style of Superman, and consider attaching glow sticks or a battery operated string of lights to glow with the light of the Holy Spirit.

You can also go the traditional route by cutting holes in a bedsheet (but, don't forget to ask your parents before cutting holes in Mom's favorites sheets).

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Costume #3: Angel

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Angels are a Halloween staple and a tried and true Christian Halloween costume. If you have an all-white outfit, turning into an angel is pretty easy. Make or find a halo and wings, and you're ready for flight.

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Costume #4: Nun

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A nun costume may require a bit of money, as most people don't have a habit hanging in their closet. Your local costume shop should carry a nun's garment, or you can "order" one online ( order, get it?).

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Costume #5: Priest

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If you have a pair of black pants, then you'll only need a clerical shirt and collar. You can find this clothing online or at a local costume retailer. Don't be surprised if people want to confess their sins to you.

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Costume #6: Saint

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Why not become a saint for the day? Saint Agnes would only require a white choir robe and a blue shawl.

Wear a burlap sack, tie it with rope at the waist and carry a jug of locust dipped in honey. If you guessed St. John the Baptist, you would be correct.

For St. Francis of Assisi, dress in a brown robe and bring the dog for a walk (he's the patron saint of animals). With a bit of imagination and creativity, you'll be on your way to sainthood.

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Costume #7: Judges

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Dressing up as the book of Judges is more about representing an idea of the book. You can dress up in a black robe with a gavel and a Bible, or choose a character from the book, like ​Deborah, Gideon, Samson or Delilah.

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Costume #8: Kings

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Like Judges, this costume can be more about representing the concept of the books of Kings rather than specific characters.

Dress up in a royal robe with a golden crown, while holding a Bible to represent the Old Testament books.

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Costume #9: The Plagues of Egypt

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If you're in a group, consider dressing as the plagues of Egypt. Decorate t-shirts with blood, frogs, ping pong balls, hail, lice (as an added effect, mess up your hair as if you've been scratching), plastic flies, #1 Son (to represent the death of the firstborn), and locusts. Wear all black to represent the plague of darkness or dress as a sick animal for the plague on livestock. If you're good with makeup, create boils on someone's face.

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Costume #10: The Three Wise Men

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Dressing up as the Magi for Halloween will take some preparation. These are elaborate costumes, but they will definitely be recognizable. Be sure to find some gold, frankincense, and myrrh to complete the ensemble.

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Costume #11: Shepherd

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A shepherd costume requires a robe with a rope belt and a shepherd's staff. Robe colors are usually white, brown, or gray, but any color will do.

As a group costume, two people can dress as shepherds while the rest dress as sheep, by glueing cotton on white clothes.

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Costume #12: David

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The key to a good David costume is a slingshot, but you might want to add a short white robe with a sash and a headband. If you have a tall friend, the two of you can go as David and Goliath.

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Costume #13: The Holy Family

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Going with another robe-based costume, dress up as Mary and Joseph. This is an easy one. You'll need two people (a boy and a girl) and two robes. Wrap a doll in a blanket for Baby Jesus and your Holy Family is ready to travel.

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Costume #14: Jesus

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Jesus Christ is a popular Christian Halloween Costume. Wear a simple white robe with a red or purple sash for. Add a beard, long hair, and leather sandals to complete the look.

Tip: If you're going to imitate Christ on Halloween, be sure to appropriately represent the real Jesus.

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Costume #15: Jonah and the Whale

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For younger kids, cut cardboard into the shape of a whale and paint it to look like a big fish. Attach it to suspenders or rope to hang over your shoulders. Voila. You are Jonah inside the belly of the whale.

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Costume #16: The 10 Commandments

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Another way to use cardboard for Halloween is to cut out tablet-shaped pieces and paint them to look like stone, with Roman Numerals representing the 10 Commandments. Attach the tablets to a rope and hang them over your shoulders. Add a robe and staff for a Moses costume.

Edited by Mary Fairchild

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