Atlanta's Dragon Con had some of the best costumes in the country, and diehard cosplayers brought their A-game when repping the horror scene this year. Check out some of the best fan-made terrifying tributes to the famous horror icons we all know and love.
18. Michael Myers — Halloween
Michael Myers makes an exception to his usual rule and comes out to play ahead of Halloween. We've never seen such tears of joy from this big ol' softie.
17. Twisty The Clown — American Horror Story
That familiar, unsettling look of innocence clearly means he's up to no good.
16. Bette And Dot Tattler — American Horror Story
With this dangerous duo, we all know that two heads are creepier than one.
15. Billy The Puppet — Saw
As if the miniature version wasn't horrifying enough.
14. Classic Zombie — The Walking Dead
As zombies continue to take over Atlanta, The Walking Dead ensures the South will forever be terrorized by the undead.
13. Yautja — Predator
“Come on! Do it! Do it! Come on. Come on! Kill me! I’m here! Kill me! I’m here! Kill me! Come on! Kill me! I’m here! Come on! Do it now! Kill me!”
12. Oogie Boogie — The Nightmare Before Christmas
This Tim Burton-themed cosplay brings the scares for the whole family. Whatever you do, don't tear him open!
11. Lock, Shock And Barrel — The Nightmare Before Christmas
Looks like this terrible trio of Oogie Boogie henchmen has left Halloween Town for a night of mischief in downtown Atlanta.
Apparently this European folk ghoul comes more than just once a year. And you thought you were safe until Christmas?
9. Samara — The Ring
Samara crawls out of the well to make you pee your pants. And to also stay completely in character, so you start to wonder if you now have just seven days left.
8. Star Wars: Episode X – Terror in Space
They say that "in space, no one can hear you scream." And that includes Chewie. Poor, poor Chewie.
7. The Grady Twins — The Shining
They just want you to come play with them. Forever, and ever, and ever, and ever...
6. Michael Myers — Halloween
Can you help reunite this family? Michael just needs to update his address book to make sure Laurie gets her Christmas card this year. No big deal, right?
5. Pennywise The Dancing Clown — It
Gender-bending Pennywise brings back your childhood nightmares. And you thought you were safe above ground.
4. Trump Joker
The truest horror of them all! Soon we'll be seeing trademarked Joker fish hitting Trump Hotels across the globe.
3. Patrick Bateman — American Psycho
Or was it just an excuse for this cosplayer to go out in his undies? We'll never know!
2. Manos: The Hands Of Fate
Mad props to this cosplayer, who is well aware that the master would most definitely approve!
Pikachu, where are you?! This pikachu wants to catch them all.
Thanks to costumes like this, we now know that Halloween isn't the only time of year when ghosts and ghouls haunt the streets. Monsters and mayhem await you if you dare attend this spooky event next year! At Dragon Con, there's something for everyone, even if that includes liver with some fava beans and a nice chianti.
Check out the other great cosplay from awesome cons, like our montage of Star Wars Celebration this year:
Which of these horror cosplays was your favorite?