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10 Lesser-Known Horror Villains to Dress Up as at Halloween


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Matt Cordell ('Maniac Cop')
Robert Z'Dar as Matt Cordell in 'Maniac Cop 3'.

Robert Z'Dar as Matt Cordell in 'Maniac Cop 3'.

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Your Back Story: You're a hulking, no-nonsense New York City cop who shoots first and asks questions later, which leads to an indictment on charges of abuse and violation of prisoners' rights. You're sent to jail, where you're knifed and killed, but you don't a little death slow you down. You return from the grave to seek vengeance on the cops and politicians who sent you to prison by terrorizing the city.

What You Need for a Costume:

  • A police uniform, with leather or pleather jacket
  • White gloves
  • Layers of Play-doh to replicate facial scars from prison brawls, fires, car crashes, shotguns to the face, etc.
  • A padded muscle suit
  • Baton with (toy) sword concealed inside
  • Late '80s mullet

How to Act*: Don't speak; just walk around menacingly slapping your baton in your palm. Get a friend to run around and steal people's belongings, at which point you stroll up, stab the thief, then turn around and pummel the victim.

*For entertainment purposes. Use common sense, people.

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