There are so many great nun characters out there! We love the strict and extremely moral nuns in the Austrian abbey in The Sound of Music. Then there are the musical nuns in Sister Act who charm us to the core every time. And let's not forget the old school film The Bell's of Saint Mary's! Of course, horror fans know that there are plenty of not-so-nice nun costumes out there as well. First, we'll talk about the traditional nun habit costumes and as we go on, we'll discuss the costumes that wouldn't be welcome at Sunday mass.
Are you out here looking for the perfect costume for your rendition of "How do You Solve a Problem Like Maria?". You'll feel like a strict Mother Superior when you're wearing one of our high-quality nun habits costumes! To embrace your humble new beginning, choose a habit with a panel in front to hide your hands, folded in prayer such as our Made By Us Deluxe Nun Costume. A traditional habit also includes a white hood that hides all the hair on your head and falls in a neat circle around your shoulders.
Want to feel like you're reenacting a scene from The Bells of Saint Mary's? Some of our nun and priest Halloween costumes look like the real thing. And they're not just for Halloween! Check out our Made by Us Deluxe Priest costume to match the authority of the previously mentioned exclusive Nun Costume. Perfect for theater companies or school play wardrobes, you can get years of quality costumes out of our Made By Us looks!
Now, we all know that nun Halloween costumes aren't just for the devout. There's a long history of funny, scary, and sexy nun costumes. It's a tradition in literature, film, and tv. For instance, men who are fans of a slapstick comedy like the one on Nuns on the Run might be looking for Halloween nun costumes. Male nun costumes aren't that different from the ones women wear as most habits are already rather over-size. We recommend a plus size nun costume that includes a panel so you can be sure your masculine frame is masked. Just be sure to give yourself a close shave before you head out into the world if you really want to pull this off to perfection!
Of course, we can't talk about nuns without mentioning the second season of American Horror Story. We here at HalloweenCostumes.com were shook by the vicious and contrary performance of Sister Jude. American Horror Story nun costumes have a particular edge. Add a red slip and red lipstick to your habit and fans of the show will know exactly who you are. Team up with a date and dress in priest and nun costumes to recreate the dangerous dynamic between Monsignor Timothy O'Hara and Sister Jude.
Other than the scary nuns out of a handful of horror movies, classic naughty nun Halloween costumes have to be the most popular. Far from mass-friendly this could include giggle-inducing pregnant nun Halloween costumes (a shocking choice for maternity costumes) or just a short and sexy nun costume. Why are these a hit, you'd probably have to reference Freud to get to the bottom of it, to be honest. Still, we think this is a great look for group costumes. We've even seen a cloister of sexy nun costumes used for a music video!
Whether you're planning on staying well-behaved or you want a little shock and awe with this classic look, we're sure that the Halloween costumes nun-sense is decided for this year at this point. Just remember to let us know how it went. You can even tag us on Instagram so that your costume is featured on it's product page!