10 Best Heavy Metal Costume Ideas | Halloween | Cosplay

Dressing up for a gig? Halloween? Festival? Fancy Dress Party? If you are looking for inspiration and for somewhere to find some great Heavy Metal Costume Ideas, you have come to the right place.

Keep reading for the Best Heavy Metal costume ideas. We have compiled a list from the more obvious choices to some a little more ambitious to pull off.

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    1. Ozzy Osbourne

    The Godfather of Metal! That’s right, Godfather!

    You could dress up as one of the legendary godfathers of Metal. Original Black Sabbath front-man Ozzy Osbourne is certainly a fantastic choice of Heavy Metal costume. 

    This costume comes complete with wig, round glasses and crucifix necklace. To complete the outfit, wear a black blazer, with a black t-shirt and carry a headless toy bat. If you are in a couple, there are wigs available for your other half to go as Ozzy’s former manager and wife Sharon!

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    2. Slash

    Fool your friends with this quality Slash Hat and Wig combination.

    If you want to be instantly recognisable in your Heavy Metal Costume, then this is the one for you.

    The legendary guitarist that brought you tracks like Sweet Child O’ Mine, Paradise City and November rain would not look out of place at any party you may be attending.

    You may want to complete the look with a leather battle vest and white t-shirt.

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    3. Axl Rose

    Okay, so for number 2 we have stuck with the GnR theme and have the Axl Rose wig and Bandana.

    What makes this one of our great Heavy Metal costumes is that whatever shape you are in, you can wear this outfit and people will still know who you are. You can go as 80’s Slash in absolutely fine shape or you can go as modern day Slash who is a little more round. 

    Axl is one of the most recognised rockstars on the planet and this costume will get you kudos wherever you may be.

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    4. Slipknot Costume

    Next up we have the Slipknot jumpsuit. What makes this one of the great Heavy Metal Costumes is that there are so many masks to choose from that the band have worn through the years. 

    You can get 9 masks from each different era and that will keep you in costumes for, well, let’s say a long long time. 

    Among our personal favourites are Jay Weinberg as the picture shows or Corey’s Gray Chapter mask. 

    Whichever one you choose, you will be metal through and through.


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    5. Freddy Mercury

    Okay, so not quite Heavy Metal but Freddie Mercury is as iconic as they come and well respected even by elitist metalheads.

    This Freddie Mercury outfit comes with moustache, jacket and trousers to make up this easily identified look.

    This is one of our favourite Heavy Metal costume ideas and one that will continue to be worn throughout the ages.

    “Beelzebub has a devil put aside for me, for me, for me”!

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    6. Nikki Sixx

    Girls Girls Girls! No heavy metal costume ideas page would be complete without an entry from glam metal superstar Nikki Six.

    The co-founder and bassist of band Motley Crue is an excellent idea for a metal cosplay. This hair Metal wig in the style of Nikki’s famous spiked mullet is available now although if you wait a few years it may come back into fashion; some people already favour the type of jeans so tight that it cuts off the circulation to your balls.

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    7. Marilyn Manson

    This beautiful Victorian steampunk jacket just screams Marilyn Manson.

    Worn with some black jeans and tough boots this makes a great Heavy Metal cosplay idea.

    Manson has had many looks over the years but steampunk clothing is often his go to when completing his look.

    With a little face-paint, this would be a great look at any party!

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    8. Dimmu Borgir

    This Gothic hooded jacket looks like something straight out of assassin’s creed and it is the perfect jacket to pull off the Dimmu Borgir look. 

    These symphonic black metal heavyweights are known for their impressive stage shows and you won’t be disappointed because you would certainly look the business wearing this.

    You may want to add a few spikes to the shoulders and tassels to the arms but even if you don’t, a touch of face-paint and you will be transformed into Dimmu!

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    9. Ivan Moody

    You will be a brave soul if you choose to go as tank-top wearing Ivan Moody from Five Finger Death Punch.

    For some reason Ivan gets a lot of hate in Metal circles and some see ffdp as the new Nickelback.

    I tend to disagree as I think that ffdp have some fantastic music and Ivan Moody is worthy of adding to this list.

    Don’t forget to paint the red hand-print onto your face to make the look genuine.

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    10. Abbath

    Abbath Doom Occulta or simply Abbath (real name Olve Eikemo), is a Norwegian musician best known as a founding member of the black metal band Immortal.

    To pull off this look you may want a black wig and some spikes on your jacket or arms but hey, this is an iconic look in Black Metal.

    The only thing missing is some black & white face paints and this look will be complete. 

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    Heavy Metal Costume Ideas

    There we have it, these are our 10 Heavy Metal Costume Ideas. There are countless others to choose from and combinations of the above can be used to create other people for example; Slash’s hat and Marilyn Manson’s coat can be used with some facepaint to create King Diamond. The list is truly endless.
    If you have looked through this list and are still looking for inspiration for your heavy metal costumes, email us at admin@metalpunkz.com and we will see if we can help.

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