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5 Russian-Themed Halloween Costumes

26. October 2009 by Christy 0 Comments

With Halloween just around the corner, many Western men and women are searching for the perfect costume. While many will undoubtedly dress up as a witch, zombie, pirate, or monster, others will take a more unique approach and choose a Russian-themed costume. Are you curious about what kinds of Russian costumes are available? Read on to find out.


1.    Russian Cossack

Based on the garb of early Russian adventurers, the Russian Cossack costume typically features a faux fur hat, a shirt with a decorated trim, a sash, and boots. Traditional Russian Cossack dancers also wear such ensembles.



2.    Russian Palace Guard

This self-explanatory guard costume features a faux fur hat, a long top coat, and a weapons belt. With a little skill and imagination, this is a Halloween costume you can make at home.




3.    White Russian Women’s Costume

The White Russian Women’s Costume, though not based on any recognizable Russian ensemble, is one of many Halloween costumes designed to make a woman look sexy. This costume includes a white fur dress, fur trimmed stockings, and, of course, a faux fur hat.



4.    Matryoshka Doll

The matryoshka doll costume is based on traditional Russian matryoshka dolls, otherwise known as Russian nesting dolls, stacking dolls, or babushka dolls. This unique costume is perfect for children, but women can also wear it.



5.    Rasputin

Known for his bizarre behavior, the controversial Rasputin captivated the imagination of people worldwide.This bearded mask is sure to spark many interesting conversations.


So, what will you be for Halloween? If you are looking for a unique costume you may want to consider going Russian. After all, there are sure to be more than enough ghosts, werewolves, and vampires this year.