The Top Spook-tacular Costumes

From your favorite TV characters to everyone’s favorite politico, stand out this Halloween with something creative for you, your family or even your pet.

For the Family


With the recent release of the Despicable Me spin-off Minions this summer, we’re sure to see many bright yellow costumes with the characteristic jean overalls and silver goggles. The costume is easy to pull off by yourself or with your entire family.


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One of the most popular costumes for girls last Halloween remains a showstopper for this year. Whether you go as Elsa, Anna or Olaf, you’ll be sure to have a cool time this Halloween.

Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory

Your local thrift shop should have all the colorful items you need, including a bright trench coat and a top hat. Dress Dad up as Willy Wonka and the rest of the family can be different types of candy or even Oompa Loompas.

For Adults

Donald Trump

He’s dominating the news, so why wouldn’t he dominate Halloween too? Just slip on a hairpiece and a suit and start shouting about building a fence along the Mexico border.

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Photo by Anna Giurintano

“Orange is the New Black”

One of Netflix’s most popular shows, “Orange is the New Black” is fairly easy to transfer into a costume. All you and a group of friends need to complete the look are nurses’ smocks to act as the prison uniforms, nametags and hairstyles and accessories similar to that of your character.

Pope Francis

With his recent visit to the United States, Pope Francis has been a hot topic this fall. Copy his look by donning all white and a cross around your neck.

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Wayne’s World

An easy costume for kids and adults alike, Wayne and Garth of Wayne’s World are a comedy classic. Plus, this duo gives “Hello, I’m in Delaware” a whole new meaning.

For your Pet

“Pup-kin” Spice Latte

Reinvent the classic fall staple, pumpkin spice latte, as a costume for your pooch. Dress up as a barista for a costume coupling sure to impress. 


For a jaw-dropping costume, strap a shark fin onto your pet. A shark costume is easy to make, but it’s also inexpensive to purchase. Take your pick between a hammerhead or a great white, and scare away the costume competition this year.

There will always be the Halloween classics like a witch or a ghost, but this year, try something a little out of the box. Treat yourself to a creative costume, but don’t forget about the candy.

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