450+ Awe-Inspiring Optical Illusion Costume Ideas

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Optical illusion costumes are so fun to make and even more fun is to wear. Just seeing the look on people’s faces staring at you in bewilderment trying to figure out the illusion is priceless. It’s the best reward for the hard work you put into making the costume.

On this site alone you’ll find many different variations of the “classic” optical illusion costumes. You’ll find Alien Abduction, Headless, Jockey, Piggy Back, Flying Carpet and so many more illusions. And just when we thought that we’ve seen all the illusions possible… Someone sends in a new and original optical illusion costume that blows us away.

So, if you are planning an optical illusion costume this Halloween, make sure to browse through the ideas below. Create a new variation on a classic illusion costume. Or, come up with an illusion that has never been seen before! And don’t forget to send us your costume so we can feature it on our site. It’ll blow away people for years to come!


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Cool Jet Pack Illusion Costume

Cool Jet Pack Illusion Costume

My son wanted an illusion costume, so we went with the jet pack! We were so excited to make this, that it is done already for this Halloween! I had seen a picture of something similar, but there were NO instructions. It actually wasn’t too difficult to make once you had the general idea. My son is wearing a thrift store skirt (shhh!) with pieces of flame colored material stapled to it. He is also wearing the black shirt. We bought concrete form tube for the jet pack. The maroon vest is actually attached to the tubes. Read more »


Torn Gut Hanging Zombie Illusion Costume

Torn Gut Hanging Zombie Illusion Costume

This zombie costume was originally created for a zombie walk in the town I live in, Fayetteville, NC. The idea came a year ago when I was trying to think of clever zombie ideas. I wanted to create a zombie like no other that has been seen. Since I am a magician I started thinking of different optical illusions I could use in order to create a zombie, and the idea of half a torso being carried by another character… Read more »