What to Wear to Halloween Horror Nights? Fun Outfit Ideas for You!

Calling all the scariest Ghouls and Goblins, are you trying to figure out what to wear to Halloween Horror Nights?

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I know you can’t wait to check out the 10 haunted houses and the 5 scare zones – Prepare to be terrified!

There’s even an impressive live performance with fire and aerial dancers.

You’ll see themed merch for Halloween Horror Nights, plus special food and beverages themed for the event. Universal Studios pulls out all the stops – that’s why we love them!

Today, I’ll help you figure out exactly what you need to pack. 

So, without further ado…What should you pack for Halloween Horror Nights?

Read on for everything you need to know!

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Getting Tickets for Halloween Horror Nights

First off, have you purchased your tickets yet for Halloween Horror Nights?

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If not, tickets are available NOW for the annual “horror” experience held at Universal Studios! 

So, now that you have your tickets, let’s get back to your question of what to wear to Halloween Horror Nights.

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Because I’m here to give you the spookiest (and most well-informed) suggestions!

Whether you’ve just purchased a single-night ticket or gone above and beyond for the R.I.P. tour, I’ve got you covered.

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What to Wear to Halloween Horror Nights for Women 

So, ladies, what should YOU wear to Halloween Horror Nights?

It’s a tough decision to make for sure, because of course, you want to be cute but also comfortable! You’re going to be in a theme park, after all.

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This means lots of walking, probably sweating, climbing in and out of rides, etc.

So, you know that you want an outfit you can move in, but you don’t want that to affect your ability to show off your great style!

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We’ve got some ideas and inspo for Halloween Horror Night ensembles below.

My Must-Haves to Wear to Halloween Horror Nights for Women

1. Comfortable, supportive walking shoes and definitely some comfy socks.

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2. Pieces that will allow you to stay cool while still looking “on theme.” This includes lightweight fabrics, shorts or skirts, tanks, dresses, and short-sleeve tees, etc.

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4. MAJOR TIP: *Biker shorts are a great pro-tip under any dress. They keep your outfit “moveable.”  

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5. Black and dark purple/green are some of the spookiest colors. Try incorporating them into your look! 

6. Dark/spooky makeup or face paint. Make sure that it’s nothing too over-the-top that way you won’t be asked to remove it.

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Even though you can’t wear costumes into the event, you can totally add some sparkles or cobwebs to your makeup routine. Rock those spooky vibes!

7. Think of this as a great opportunity to add some color to your hair.

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Have you been wanting to add some neon green, orange, or even purple streaks to your hair? Use Halloween Horror Nights as the perfect excuse!

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8. Don’t forget the Halloween earrings! Or really, any spooky, fun jewelry that stays on theme. 

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*You can’t wear masks or costumes into Universal Studios, even for Halloween Horror Nights, so “character bounding” is the best option, which we will discuss later!*

My fave recommended outfits:

I recommend going with biker shorts and an oversized Halloween tee for comfort. Dress it up with cute, spooky jewelry and shoes. 

If you want to look spiffier than just a t-shirt, try a black top and leggings or shorts. Maybe add orange socks or shoes for the Halloween vibes. 

What to Wear to Halloween Horror Nights for Men

Alright, guys. Your turn! I just KNOW you’re wondering what to wear to Halloween Horror Nights!

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That’s where ThemeParkHipster comes in. We know you want to dress to impress, but also want to make sure that what you have on is moveable, right?

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When you’re running through the haunted houses, you don’t want to trip and fall or get caught on something.

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My Must-Haves to Wear to Halloween Horror Nights for Men

Keep in mind that you will be walking a lot, sweating if it’s a warmer Florida evening, and generally just moving and climbing a lot in and out of rides. 

For this reason, you’ll need comfortable, supportive walking shoes first and foremost!

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And you’ll probably want some good-quality socks as well.

If you’re going to be going to more than one Halloween Horror Night, then be sure to pack extra socks for each night, so you don’t have to re-wear stinky socks. 

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I recommend lightweight fabrics for any tees, muscle tanks, shorts, etc. Keep it light, so you don’t sweat all night!

Some additional ideas:

  • Dark/spooky makeup or face paint. Even though you can’t wear costumes into the event, you can totally paint some cobwebs, bones, or spiders to your face or arms. (Try out a look ahead of time to make sure you like it.)
  • Think of this as a great opportunity to add some color to your hair. Have you been wanting to add some neon green, orange, or even purple streaks into your hair? Maybe you’ve been dying to try out a spiky hair look with hair gel. 
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Use Halloween Horror Nights as the perfect excuse!

  • Don’t forget any spooky, fun watches, rings, or other jewelry that stays on theme. 
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*You can’t wear masks or costumes into Universal Studios, even for Halloween Horror Nights, so “character bounding” is the best option, which we will discuss later!*

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My recommended outfit would be:

Lightweight Halloween-themed t-shirt, comfortable shorts to walk in, and a solid pair of sneakers.

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From there, deck yourself out with whatever Halloween Horror Nights accessories or colors you want!

Recommended: 35 Scary and Fun Things to Do in Florida for Halloween 

Weather at Halloween Horror Nights

Because it’s Orlando, you still might be sweltering in the heat, unfortunately.

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The high tends to be in the high 80’s/low 90’s in September, with the expected low being in the mid 70’s.

Keep in mind, that it does typically get *slightly* cooler in the evening (but not always.)

I recommend that you pack with the Florida heat in mind, since you’ll be walking around regardless of whether it cools off in the evenings or not. 

Because the weather greatly affects what to pack for Halloween Horror Nights, I want to help by equipping you with this knowledge of what the weather tends to do in the Fall in Orlando: 

  • September: High 80s/Mid-70’s
  • October: Mid-80’s/High 60s
  • November: High 70’s/Low 60’s

Keep in mind, that although those are the typical projections for Fall Florida weather, this summer has been extremely hot, and there have been excessive heat warnings for months.

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This Fall could turn out to be an extension of that, so make sure you stay hydrated when walking around the parks, even at night!

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Best Accessories for your Halloween Horror Nights Outfit

When it comes to what to pack for Halloween Horror Nights, accessories are key!

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This is THE chance to break out those Halloween-themed tote bags, purses, socks, bracelets, watches, earrings, etc!

What better opportunity than Halloween Horror Nights to wear your orange and black or neon green?

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I love celebrating the holidays here – so own your look!

Character Bounding for Halloween Horror Nights

Okay, so among my Halloween Horror Nights outfit ideas, I HAVE to talk about character bounding. 

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Some of you might be more familiar with the concept of Disney Bounding.”

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Basically, the idea is that you wear the essence or “vibes” of your favorite character rather than an actual costume. 

The reason this is a PERFECT opportunity to Character Bound, is because costumes and masks actually are not allowed at Halloween Horror Nights.

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I know, this might be a bummer. But overall, it’s primarily a safety thing. So, thank you, Universal, for keeping us safe!

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Whether you choose to Character Bound as Jack the Clown, your favorite wizard from Hogwarts, SpongeBob character, How To Train Your Dragon hero, or your favorite minion…there are hundreds of great ideas you could utilize!

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Tips on How to Character Bond for Halloween Horror Nights

When you Character Bound, you wear the similar colors, fabrics, and patterns of your preferred character.

Embrace the type of outfit your character might wear if they were a non-animated human being walking around in the real world.

You can accessorize or use paint/makeup to enhance your look too. Get creative! 

Don’t forget to take pictures and capture those iconic memories!

What to Pack for Halloween Horror Nights

So, my hipster friend, we have covered a lot regarding what to pack for Halloween Horror Nights…

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So let’s review the basic necessities for your suitcase:

  • Comfy walking shoes (important!)
  • Some comfy socks (plus extra socks for each day!)
  • Lightweight fabrics
  • Halloween colored clothing and accessories
  • Individual pieces/accessories that correspond with your Character Bound look 
  • Biker shorts, comfortable shorts
  • T-shirts
  • Tank tops/muscle tanks
  • *Maybe* (emphasis on the maybe) a lightweight jacket or sweater if it’s cooler

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Top 5 Tips for Choosing the Best Halloween Horror Nights Outfit

To close out all that we have discussed, let’s highlight my Top 5 Tips for choosing the BEST Halloween Horror Nights outfit! 

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  1. When choosing what to “Character Bound” …go with your favorite! And get creative! What would you want your Halloween costume to be? Channel that through your wardrobe!
  2. Think about the elements you might need, for example if you want to give Hermione vibes, poof up your hair or wear glasses! Going as a minion? Try a bright yellow shirt and overalls!
  3. Walking shoes, walking shoes, walking shoes. Listen, I KNOW that you want to look awesome. (And you do!) But now is not the time for the stylish shoes. Unless they are a sneaker variety, leave them at home. You can thank me later.
  4. Even though your spooky look might be best completed with an awesome mask, unfortunately they are prohibited. So, forego the mask, and get creative with your outfit instead!
  5. Last but not least… rock the orange and black! Utilize neon green, bright dark purple, etc. You know, the Halloween colors. Show them off in your ensemble! 

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My Final Thoughts on What to Wear to Halloween Horror Nights

I hope you are feeling gourd now with all the what to wear to Halloween Horror Nights inspo. Remember, it is all about having fun!

So let loose and let your imagination run wild, it’s not every day that you can dress up for this spooky occasion. But don’t forget the COMFORT!

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Until next time, Happy Park Hopping Hipsters!

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