Costumes Inspired by Tim Curry

Tim Curry is a wonderful actor who has played a wide range of memorable characters. He has starred in movies that have stood the test of time and become cultural phenomena. Whether your first experience with Tim Curry was from the Rocky Horror Picture Show or as that lovable clown in IT, chances are you are intimately familiar with at least one of his films. Here are some costume ideas based on Tim Curry’s most well-known characters.

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Frank N. Furter
So come up to the lab and see what’s on the slab. I see you shiver with antici… pation.

Frank N. Furter Costume

Dr. Frank N. Furter, the sweet transvestite from Transexual, Translvania, is perhaps Tim Curry’s most well-known role. People still dress up to go to midnight showings of the Rocky Horror Picture Show and dance the Time Warp.

Put on your favorite sexy corset and fishnet stockings and don your pearls and become Dr. Frank N. Furter this Halloween. Below are the complete costume minus the wig, the official wig, and costume pearls to complete the costume.


I am the eater of worlds, and of children. And you are next!

Pennywise Costume

The source of the fear of clowns for a lot of people starts with Pennywise. Tim Curry brought the evil clown from Stephen King’s book to life in the film adaptation of IT. Scare some kids this Halloween (or scare some kids on any other day of the year) and be the quintessential scary clown.


No need to mess around with make up or false teeth. These Pennywise masks make dressing like Pennywise easy. The first listing is just the mask, the second one is the mask and jumpsuit.

Long John Sliver
I’ll show you cursed, you yellow-bellied, toffee-hearted, lily-livered, little wuss of a crustacean!

Long John Silver Costume

If you loved the Muppets growing up then you probably remember Tim Curry from Muppet Treasure Island. He played the pirate Long John Silver.

As Long John Silver he wore a red shirt and a black vest. His vest is more embroidered with gold thread than the one featured here, but this would fit the costume well. Don’t forget the pirate hat. The hat included here doesn’t have the elaborate gold embroidery that Tim Curry’s did but it will do. He wore the hat with the big panel facing forward.


The Grand Wizard
A true witch has witchcraft in her at all times.

Grand Wizard Costume

It’s not one of his most well-known roles, but the Worst Witch movie is a fun Halloween movie that used to air on television. Tim Curry plays the Grand Wizard, and he has a Halloween song. It’s a delightfully eighties movie that is really wonderful. If Pennywise traumatized you, watch this movie and fall in love with Tim Curry.

As the Grand Wizard Tim Curry wears a bat for a bow tie and a white suit with a light cape. His cape is black at the collar. If you wear the cape featured here with the white part facing out it would make a good Grand Wizard cape.


Lord of Darkness
I require the solace of the shadows and the dark of the night. Sunshine is my destroyer!

Lord of Darkness Costume

Legend is a film that harkens back to old fairy tales. It’s a darker story about the Lord of Darkness (played by Tim Curry) trying to destroy the Power of Light so he can bring eternal darkness and roam freely.

The mask featured here looks like it’s modeled after Tim Curry’s Lord of Darkness character. It looks exactly like the character. In addition to eye holes, this mask has ear holes and nostril holes and a mouth hole. It’s made of latex and the horns are made of foam and are 32″ long.


Gomez Addams
All is fair in love and warheads.

Gomez Addams Costume

Tim Curry played Gomez Addams in Addams Family Reunion, taking over for Raul Julia. This made-for-tv movie was not well-received.

Shown here are the official Gomez Addams costume, a Gomez wig and mustache set, and of course a cigar because Gomez Addams loves a good cigar.


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