Chucky is a character who was first made popular in the 1988 horror film “Child’s Play.” Serial killer Charles Lee Ray, ”Chucky,” is fatal shot while escaping law enforcement. The dying criminal transfers his soul into a “Good Guy Doll” via a vodoo ritual in an effort to buy time until he can make the soul transfer into a healthy human body. While in doll form, Chucky, as he introduced himself the little boy, Andy, who received him as a birthday gift, commits a series of murders. The “Chucky” doll is eventually burned, dismembered and shot through his heart before he’s able to put his soul into Andy’s body. Chucky is resurrected several times in the many sequels of the “Child’s Play” film series. He’s even allowed a bride and offspring throughout the volumes of this tale of horror.
Since Chucky is a walking, talking child’s doll, he makes a great costume idea for horror enthusiasts of small stature or for fans who are allowed to costume someone of small stature. If you want to keep it more child friendly, you could dress yourself or the toddler up as “Good Guy Chucky.” It’s the stage before blood lust and self-preservation overwhelm him while in doll form.
The most popular is whole in body, if not in mind, murderous “Chucky.” It’s sure to startle passersby while keeping the wearer warm due to the long-sleeved shirt, overalls, socks and tennis shoes worn by this once non-possessed, innocent, battery-operated doll. A wig, which will provide warmth for the head, is most likely going to be in order, since Chucky has distinctive red hair. “Burned Chucky” is a rather creepy option. There’s nothing like a blacked doll that keeps on ticking to put the shivers into your fellow human. The fact that Chucky is often dismembered on the road to his doom, makes him a clever costume for those who may have missing limbs of their own.
For the ladies
Now don’t let the size of Chucky dissuade you from wearing this even if you aren’t near his build. There are some who felt that Chucky would have been a more formidable foe if he were taller. Anyone who is familiar with this character, would be apt to end up with a case of the “heebie jeebies” no matter the size of the “Chucky” in their presence. Don’t let his gender halt your “Chucky” masquerading dreams either. With his cut of his outfit girly bits can be easily disguised. Though, if you just have to let your feminine side out, you can go as Tiffany, his bride and pair up with someone in “Chucky” attire. If you really want to make it a family affair or just a fun way for a gaggle of folks to be festive, a group can dress up as Chucky, Tiffany and their gender-confused child, Glen/Glenda.
No matter how you want to kick up the adrenaline, solo or in a group, “Chucky” makes a fabulous costume for horror lovers during the Halloween season.