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​​5 Rocky Horror Characters To Dress Up as for Halloween Instead of Just Coming Out

Halloween is almost here! I see you shiver with antici…pation. The gayest holiday of the year is the perfect time to live out loud as your true queer self. But let’s face it, coming out is NOT easy!

That’s why we wrote this list: to help you make your identity loud and clear without ever having to say a single word. Dress up as one of these “Rocky Horror Picture Show” characters for Halloween, and you’ll time warp right out of the closet!

1) Rocky Horror

Rocky—the hunky titular character—is perhaps the original himbo. After all, he was literally created to be a muscleman sex machine! If that’s the vibe you’re going for (more power to you), all you have to do is show up to the Halloween party with blonde hair and a tan in a gold speedo. This will let everyone with a pulse know that you are a virile bi sex icon.

2) Columbia

If you’ve ever had your lover chopped to pieces by your ex-lover and then served for dinner, then there is no better costume for you than Columbia. She’s also a good fit if you just feel like looking shiny and not straight. Toss on a sparkly bowler hat and blazer, grab an oversized bowtie, and give yourself a ginger bob in your roommate’s bathroom. Then put on some pale foundation and tap dance over all over everyone’s preconceived notions about your sexual orientation!

3) Brad Majors

Brad is the perfect character to dress up as if you consider yourself questioning, heteroflexible, or you’re just looking for a costume you can pick up at Goodwill that gives off big “who knows, I could sleep with anyone here” energy. Throw on some Buddy Holly glasses, a navy sweater vest over a sky blue button-down, and don’t forget those tighty-whities!

4) Dr. Frank-N-Furter

There are very few queer characters quite as iconic as Dr. Frank-N-Furter. A “sweet transvestite from Transexual, Transylvania,” this mad scientist with a face beat for the gods has had an outsized influence on decades of LGBTQ+ youth. If you’re sure you’re ready to come out—and want to feel decidedly bold and beautiful while doing it—show up as Dr. Frank, platform heels and all. Don’t dream it, be it!

5) Riff Raff or Magenta

To be honest, going as Riff Raff or Magenta is a risky choice. People in the know might remember these two space siblings as kinda incesty, and everyone else will probably just think you’re dressed as zombie versions of Anya Taylor and Helena Bonham Carter. But hey, you do you. At least no one will wrongly assume you’re a cishet anymore!