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Taste the Pleasures of These Pinhead Cosplays – Open the Box

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Oct 10 2022

We have such sights to show you with this celebration of Hellraiser horror! Check out these Pinhead cosplays!

Welcome back to Cos-tober! That’s right, I made that up. But it’s finally October: time for candy, pumpkin-flavored everything, and a blatant excuse to feature the best this horrifying holiday season has to offer. Featuring the spookiest, scariest, and the best (and worst) horrific cosplays. Lock the doors and look over your shoulder – let’s get spoopy!


One of the great triumphs of horror at the end of the Sword and Sorcery genre’s hay-day is Clive Barker’s Hellraiser. Hellraiser tapped into humanity’s desire for curiosity. But in true Pandoran style, we learn that some things just don’t need to be opened.



There was no backstory about the Cenobites going into the Hellraiser movie, which made them an elusive and mysterious force of nature. It wasn’t until later movies that we discover anything about their names, history, or purpose beyond guarding the Lament Configuration.


The movie created one of the most iconic props in movie history and has spawned some absolutely gorgeous cosplays and prop recreations. To pay homage, we’ve scanned the interweb for some excellent cosplays.



With the recent release of the Hellraiser revival, we’re celebrating the mystery of Pinhead Cosplay in this Hellraiser feature. Have fun, get spooky, and check out the new Hellraiser film on Hulu!


Pinhead Cosplay by Demon00700

“The box. You opened it. We came. Now you must come with us, taste our pleasures.”


“No tears, please. It’s a waste of good suffering.”


“We have such sights to show you.”


Pinhead Cosplay by Miss Sinister Cosplay

We’ll tear your soul apart!
Pinhead cosplay with permission by Miss Sinister Cosplay


Pinhead Cosplay by Optimus_Hein


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Pinhead by Colleen Cole

This isn’t for your eyes!
Pinhead Cosplay with permission from Colleen Cole, Image Credit: @ampmphotography2724


Ah, the suffering. The sweet, sweet suffering.
Pinhead Cosplay with permission from Colleen Cole, Image Credit: @stasisphoto


“I thought I’d gone to the limits. I hadn’t. The Cenobites gave me an experience beyond limits… pain and pleasure, indivisible.”
Pinhead Cosplay with permission from Colleen Cole, Image Credit: @ampmphotography2724


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