152 People Who Took Their Kids’ Halloween Costumes To Another Level

Halloween is a big holiday in North America, but not so much in other places in the world, although it is gaining more popularity. You can’t deny that it is an enjoyable time for adults who decorate their homes, consume everything pumpkin spiced and carve out jack-o’-lanterns. 

But it’s probably the most entertaining for the little ones as parents take care of their children’s health and don’t let them eat too much candy, but Halloween is an occasion when kids are even encouraged to go from door to door and ask for candy. Not only that, they can dress up as their favorite characters from cartoons, movies and more, ditching their boring everyday clothes for a day. Some of the costumes kids dress up in are quite intricate and it’s always interesting to see what they want to pretend to be.

#1 She Looks Just Like Grandma

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Children and parents can come up with really creative ways to dress up for Halloween. They actually often put a lot of effort into the costumes, designing them and then making them themselves. It’s not always that you will find the precise outfit your kid wants as they can be into really niche stuff. 

In this list you will find children dressing up as characters from various movies that are not all meant for kids, like horror movies, they also dressed up as animals and characters from video games. Their imaginations were really limitless.

#2 My Assistant To The Regional Manager

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#3 Burn The Witch

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#4 “There Is No Crying In Baseball!”

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If we look up some statistics, we would find out that in 2019, before the pandemic started, Americans spent $3.2 billion on costumes alone, that equals to about $31 per person, according to the data of the National Retail Federation (NRF). And in total their spendings for costumes, candy and decorations, reached $8.8 billion in 2019. This year it is expected that they will spend even more, $10.1 billion.

According to the NRF survey, about 65 percent of Americans are planning to celebrate Halloween and that’s about 214 million people. It’s not surprising that the biggest age group to celebrate is from 18 to 44, but what is interesting is that 67 percent of people of ages from 45 to 64 and 40 percent of people older than 65 also answered that they are going to celebrate. 

#5 This Year, My 10 Year Old Finally Let Me Make His Costume

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#6 My Boy Was Freddie Mercury For Halloween

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#7 My Daughter Wanted Her Baby Sister To Be The Goldfish To Her Cat In The Hat This Halloween

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#8 My Kids Were Doc & Marty From BTTF

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In current times Halloween evidently became very commercialized but it’s not like the tradition came out of nowhere. Obviously, children just like to dress up and Halloween is a perfect occasion to be whatever they want to be. 

But according to the online magazine History, the dressing up is rooted in the Celtic festival of Samhain started celebrating 2 millennia ago. During the festival which would take place at the end of October when the harvest season ended people would light up bonfires and dress up with costumes as they believed that the dark season is full of ghosts they needed to trick by disguising themselves.

#9 Matilda

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#10 Clowns – The Reason I Can’t Sleep At Night. Pyper Is The One Exception. How She Manages To Be Cute And Scary, I’ll Never Know

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#11 Pants

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If you think that this list is not enough to satisfy your craving for Halloween content, Bored Panda has more for you to see. If you are interested in pet costumes, you can give a look at this post and if you want inspiration for what to wear this year, in this article you will see some next level creativity.

But what do you think about these children’s costumes? Will you try to recreate any of them? What would you think would be a great idea to dress up as that wasn’t in this list? Let us know your thoughts and don’t forget to upvote what are the most creative costumes in your eyes.

#12 A Happy Belated Halloween From Our Artsy Family

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#13 My Niece Is Obsessed With RBG And I Think She Nailed Her Halloween Costume

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#14 My Sister (10) Wanted To Be Prison Mike For Halloween

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#15 My Daughter, The Bat

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#16 And The Best Costume Award Goes To

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#17 My 2-Year-Old Son As Pennywise. I Made The Entire Costume And Am Extremely Happy With How It Turned Out

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#18 My Daughter Shaved Her Head For St Baldrick’s Last Month, So She Went As Eleven For Halloween

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#19 School District Doesn’t Allow Halloween Costumes

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#20 Here’s My Twins As Slinky Dog

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#21 Regarding Naptime, I Dissent

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#22 My Son’s Young Maleficent Costume I’ve Been “Working On” For Two Years Finally Finished By His Mom Just In Time For Halloween

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#23 My Son Maverick Was Born At 25 Weeks. He’s Been So Strong Throughout His Stay In The Nicu And, Hopefully, Will Be Coming Home In December

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#24 Ace Ventura! My Daughter Really Got Into Character This Halloween

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#25 A Kid Dressed Up As “Coronavirus” For Halloween

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#26 This Is The Cutest Halloween Costume

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#27 My Kids Wanted To Be Team Fortress Characters For Halloween Last Year. No One Knew Who They Were

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#28 My Daughter Nailed Her Minister Of Silly Walks Costume

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#29 My Kids Are Sus

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#30 My Son’s Link Costume

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#31 A Headless Knight These Days

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#32 Age 4 On Halloween In 1990. Fortunately I Had A 1up

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#33 My 11 Year Old Daughter As Sir Elton John. Saturday Night’s Alright For Frightening

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#34 My Kid In A Homemade Cousin It Costume

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#35 He Wanted To Maui For Halloween But Wouldn’t Let Me Draw The Tattoos

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#36 My 10-Year-Old Wanted To Be A Very Famous Singer For Halloween

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#37 Our Son Was Born At 25 Weeks Almost 2 Months Ago. His Nurse Made Him This Epic Costume

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#38 My Cousin’s Halloween Costume

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#39 Father And Son Halloween Costume

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#40 The Yiga Clan Costume I Made For My Son

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#41 This Year For Halloween She Wanted To Be A Jellyfish. Say No More, I Got This. Practical On So Many Levels

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#42 My Brother Got To Have A Cool Military Costume For Halloween. I Was Stuck As Donald Duck. Early 90’s

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#43 My Rainbow Brite Costume Made From Scratch By My Amazing Mom, 1986

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#44 My Daughter Won Our Office Halloween Contest

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#45 Saw The Other Post, And Had To Share This. My Brother And Me, Halloween 1977, Also Among The First Generation Of SW Cosplayers

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#46 “Come With Us And You Will See, This, Our Town Of Halloween!”

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#47 $2 Black Thrift Store Pajamas And Some White Acrylic Paint. I Think I Did A Pretty Good Job

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#48 My Daughter Is Obsessed With Halloween. We Bought Her A Skeleton Costume For Her Birthday And She Insisted On Putting It On Immediately, With A Birthday Hat

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#49 5 Years Ago My Son Granted Me The Opportunity Make His “Favorite Food” Costume For Halloween

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#50 My Son In His Ewok Costume. Halloween Might Look Different But We Still Had Fun Dressing Up

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#51 Starter Pokemon Triplets

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#52 Can’t Resist Sharing My Little Spaghetti And Meatballs On Her First Halloween

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#53 My Son Is Super Excited About His Halloween Costume

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#54 I Thought I’d Share Here My Son’s Halloween Costume

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#55 My Sons Handmade Skull Kid Costume Is Finished

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#56 That Time I Made The Kids Halloween Costumes

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#57 My Daughter Loved Ciri And Asked For Months To Be Her For Halloween. My Wife Put All Of Her Costume Together. I Am Happy With How It Turned Out

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#58 My Son And I 3D Printed His Costume This Year. The Lich King From Warcraft III And WOW

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#59 My Kid Wanted To Be A Shoe For Halloween So I Made Him A Classic.

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#60 My Kids Wanted To Be Hamilton Characters For Halloween And Daddy Made It Happen

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#61 Anyone Else As Obsessed With Halloween As Me? Honestly, In Our House, We Kinda Love Costumes All Year Around

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#62 Somehow, A Covid Halloween Turned Out To Be The Best Trick Or Treating Yet I Love Seeing Everyone’s Pictures. So Many Cute Costumes

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#63 I Never Posted These Pictures Of Halloween. Landon Is Carl From The Pixar Movie Up

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#64 Baby Shark In Real Life

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#65 9-Year-Old’s Halloween Costume Is Complete. The Dog Is Terrified Of This Strange Monster

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#66 My 2-Year-Old As The Colonel

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#67 How’d We Do?

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#68 I Pity The Fool

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#69 My 5-Year-Old Wanted To Be Ace Frehley For Halloween

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#70 My Family’s Avatar The Last Airbender Costumes

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#71 Japanese Mom Dresses Up Her Two Boys In Intricate, Detailed, And Handcrafted Costumes

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#72 My Daughter When She Said She Wanted To Be A Transformer For Halloween

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#73 My Son’s Homemade Hallow Knight Costume From A Couple Of Years Back

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#74 Found This Dress At A Thrift Store Today And Wasn’t Waiting For October To Style It

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#75 Still Finishing Up For This Year, But These Were The First Costumes I Made For My Kids That Started Our Homemade Halloween Tradition

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#76 Yes We Can

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#77 My Kids Costume. We Did A Mini Shoot In The Corn Maze

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#78 Really Missing Halloween. Me And My Son Killed It

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#79 Stumbled Across This Photo Of A Group Halloween Costume From 1984, When I Was 6, I Wanted To Be Dorothy – But I Had A Lot Of Fun Saying “Da Noive” All Night

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#80 My Kid Wanted To Be A Cup Of Mac N Cheese For Halloween

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#81 Sir Daniel Fortesque Costume I Made For My 6-Year-Old Son. It’s His Favourite Character From The Game Medievil

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#82 My Cousin’s Kid After I Handed Him A Panda Head. I Give You: The Pandalorian

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#83 We Decided To Order My 10-Month-Old Son’s Halloween Costume Early

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#84 Our 6-Year-Old As His Favorite Character Flick For Halloween

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#85 My Halloween Costume A Few Years Back That My Grandma Made For Me. I’m Really Happy With The Trim Out

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#86 My Halloween Costume Made In 3 Days – Salamander Space Marine

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#87 Son Wanted To Be Skull Kid For Halloween. My Friend Made The Mask And I Sewed The Costume

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#88 Sharing My Kid’s Halloween Zagreus I Made

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#89 My 9-Year-Old Son’s Halloween Costume This Year

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#90 My Nephew Started Playing Warframe About A Year Ago And Did His First Cosplay For Halloween As The Corpus. He’s Only 7

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#91 My Son Wanted To Be The Pioneer For Halloween. Not Much Satisfactory Cosplay Out There But Here It Is

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#92 Blue Beetle Costume I Made For My Son For Halloween

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#93 Why Be A Princess, When You Can Be A Queen? Maleficent: Now Serving October 2020

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#94 Another Classic Halloween Picture For The Torres Clan In The Books. Scooby, Daphne, And One Annoyed Velma Missing A Shoe. Happy Halloween

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#95 Literary Titans

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#96 Have A Safe And Fun Halloween

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#97 My Kids When Asked To Create Their Own Costume From The Tickle Trunk

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#98 I Made This For My Son’s Costume Last Year, Any Suggestions For This Year’s Costume?

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#99 We Always Joked That Our Little Guy Looked Like A Mandrake Root When He Cried. Therefore, We Dressed Him Up As One For His First Halloween

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#100 My Son As The Rock

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#101 The Little Guy Was A Salad

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#102 My Younger Brother Killing It As IT

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#103 My Little Brother Is Darth Maul For Halloween

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#104 Big Eyes, Little Effort. If You Are Looking For An Easy-Peasy 5 Minute Costume, Here’s For You

Your creepy fantasy decides whether it should be a 100-eyed monster, a cute alien or a crazy ghost.

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#105 Perfect Halloween Costume

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#106 Trick Or Treat! (My 9-Year-Old’s Halloween Costume)

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#107 My Son On Halloween 2020

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#108 Inkling Boy Costume That I Made For My Son

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#109 My 5-Year-Old Is Obsessed With Scary Clowns

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#110 John Wick Is Always Ready For Action

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#111 Baby’s First Costume

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#112 Headless Harry

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#113 Luigi’s Mansion 3 Halloween Cosplay

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#114 The Kids Really Wanted To Be Among Us For Halloween So I Did My Best To Make Our Costumes. They Were So Excited

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#115 My Son Wanted To Be Ash For Halloween, So Naturally His Baby Sister Was Pikachu

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#116 Chase Is On The Case. And Roan Was Asleep For Halloween

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#117 This Years Halloween Costume Was One Of My Favs He’s Chosen

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#118 Happy Halloween 2020

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#119 Mad Scientist

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#120 My Hero Zatoichi From “The Legend Of Zatoichi”

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#121 In Honor Of Twin Tuesday Today I Wanted To Look Back At One Of My Best Twin Days I Had (Even Though It Was A Halloween Costume)

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#122 Tiger King Halloween Costume

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#123 My Little Brother’s Halloween Costume

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#124 Dressed As The Coolest Professor This Year

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#125 Family Halloween Costume. Made These For My Kids. I Followed Them Around Wearing Basic Leggings And Flannel, And Drinking Wine From A Starbucks Cup. Best Costume Ever

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#126 My Baby Furiosa

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#127 My Daughter And I Made Slimer For Her Younger Brother

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#128 I Just Love My Little Monsters

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#129 Boo At The Zoo 2021

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#130 Gave My Daughter’s Costume A Go. Second Time Will Be Better

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#131 Madeline And Totoro!

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#132 My Son’s Costume. He Made His Own Fangs

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#133 I Told Them They Won Halloween, Split The Rest Of My Candy Between The Two Of Them, And Turned Off My Porch Light

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#134 1977 – I Was Going To Put On A Star Wars Play. This Was The First And Only Costume I Made. The Play Never Happened, But Halloween Did

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#135 My Brother Cosplaying Jotaro For School Halloween Party

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#136 You’ve Got A Friend In Me

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#137 Here We Go! Halloween Costumes Decided We Have A Jack Skellington And An Elsa This Year

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#138 We’ll Take A Small Glass Of This Milk

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#139 My Brother’s DIY Among Us Costume

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#140 Halloween All Month Long In Callie’s World

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#141 I Made A Scuba Diver Costume For My 1yo. Approximately 8 People Saw It. So Pleased With Myself Though

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#142 Just A Couple Of Witches

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#143 In 1977, My Friend And I Made Our Own Homemade Star Wars Costumes For Halloween

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#144 Cute Baby-Ghost

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#145 Got My Very Own Venom

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#146 Here Is A Photo Of My Daughters Halloween Makeup From Last Year Where She Dressed Up As Vampirina A Ghoulish Girl In A Human World

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#147 I Don’t Think He Likes His Halloween Costume

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#148 She Woke Up Demanding To Wear Her Halloween Costume

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#149 My 7-Year-Old Nephew’s Halloween Costume. Awesome

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#150 Baby Red Grinch

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#151 Drake Griffey Junior And My Niece As A Dog For Halloween

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#152 The Embroidered Halloween Outfit Is Ready

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