7 Characters From Indian Films You Can Dress Like For Halloween

Iconic characters from Indian cinema that are the perfect inspiration for your Halloween looks this year.

Published On Oct 28, 2023 | Updated On Mar 05, 2024


Halloween is a festival celebrated by the believers of Christianity on October 31 every year. It is a day when people wear different outfits and take varied disguises to ward off the evil spirits that are believed to be roaming around that day. Over time, the festival became associated with costumes, trick-or-treating, and fun evenings spent in the company of loved ones.
If you’re looking for costume ideas to attend an upcoming Halloween party, we have some interesting Bollywood-inspired ideas you might like. How about dressing up as one of the iconic and popular Indian film characters we all loved growing up!? Check out these seven characters from Indian cinema that are cool enough to be your Halloween disguise this year!

7 Bollywood characters to dress up as this Halloween

The cute little alien from the 2003 blockbuster Koi…Mil Gaya, starring Hrithik Roshan and Preity Zinta, is one of the most ideal Bollywood-inspired Halloween impersonations. Getting the Jadoo face mask might be the only tough part of the process, but the outfit is practically a sack or raincoat! If you’re looking for a last-minute yet unique Halloween costume, Jadoo is the right match for you!

An official remake of the  Malayalam film Manichitrathazhu (1993), Bhool Bhulaiyaa is a comedy horror movie we all loved. The unforgettable performance of Vidya Balan as Avni - a girl possessed by the spirit of Manjulika has given us the chills, and it is now the perfect character to play on Halloween! Think about it: a really messy bun (which is effortless to its core, since you just need your hair to be unkempt), smeared makeup featuring disastrous application of kohl and sindoor, some jewellery, and a yellow and red saree draped in the dhoti style - that's really it! It's been over 15 years since the movie was released, and the character is still a hit. Dress up as Manjulika for your next Halloween party, and you’re sure to make heads turn!

Makdee is the comedy horror from our childhood that introduced us to the witch of the haunted mansion who turned people into animals. Played by the legendary Shabana Azmi, the character of the witch from Makdee is perhaps one of the most appealing characters you can become for Halloween. If you enjoy being spooky for fun, then get those nail extensions, unkempt hair, and a vicious smile; this witch is your look for Halloween!

Perhaps the sweetest tomboy with the most touching tale of unrequited love, Anjali from Kuch Kuch Hota Hai is a boisterous college girl who loves basketball and her best friend Rahul. Short hair, a hairband, boyish and sporty clothes, and maybe a basketball, there's your Anjali outfit for Halloween! You can ace the Anjali look with minimal effort and have fun all along!

Who hasn't grooved to one of Pandey Ji's iconic dance moves or marveled at his charisma!? If you can get hold of a policeman's outfit, then go all Dabangg and dress up as our favourite character, Chulbul Pandey. He is perhaps the coolest Bollywood policeman to grace our screens! A fake gun, some cool shades, and the intense look of Salman Khan - there's your perfect Chulbul Pandey get-up for Halloween!

Hrithik Roshan's dance moves and stunts have our hearts, and his skills came to life in the movie Krrish. The Krrish face masks became so popular when the movie was released 17 years ago, and the character of Krrish is still our favourite desi superhero! Get hold of a long leather jacket in black, matching pants, and the classic Krrish mask, and you're ready to save distressed people at a Halloween party!

Last but not least on this list is a character from the timeless 1975 movie - Sholay! Thakur Baldev Singh is a character you can easily dress up as for Halloween. All you need is a white Kurta Pyjama and a brown shawl to go over it. Make sure your hands are inside the kurta sleeves and not going right through them. After all, you must get into the character and be without hands! While Thakur is a great character to play for Halloween, think it through because you may not be able to hold your drink or phone at the party!

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