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The first Halloween website I made in 1999 had this list of costumes.

It is still fun to view it, even if the examples are so 90s! It is meant to just

get you thinking and does not exhaust the possibilities!

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Count Chocula

dancing baby

Jolly Green Giant

Mr. Clean

Pillsbury Doughboy

Ring-around-the-collar

Ronald McDonald

Rice Krispies: Snap, Crackle and Pop

Tony the Tiger

Trix rabbit

Appliances/Electronics

ipod

boombox

camera

clock

computer

dishwasher

jukebox

oven

refrigerator

stereo speakers

tape recorder

telephone

television

wide screen tv

video camera

Art and Painting

Andy Warhol

art palette

art student

Salvador Dali

Impressionist
painting

Frida Kahlo

a landscape

Rene Magritte

Michelangelo

paint brush

Pablo Picasso

a Picasso portrait

Diego Rivera

Van Gogh

Venus de Milo

Athletes

baseball player

boxer

professional wrestler

basketball player

football player

field hockey player

golfer

Tiger Woods

ice hockey player

race car driver

runner

synchronized swimmers

tennis player

Biology

cell

germ

microscope

virus

swine flu

Books

almanac

atlas

best sellers

bible

braille book

comic book

cookbook

Julia Child

encyclopedia

etiquette book

mystery

Nancy Drew mystery

romance novel cover

sex manual

Cartoons/Comics

Disney cartoon characters

Betty Boop

Broom Hilda

Daffy Duck

Dick Tracy

Donald Duck

Flintstones

Fred

Wilma

Betty

Barney

Pebbles

Bam-Bam

Dino

Garfield

Goofy

Gumby and Pokey

Jessica from Roger Rabbit

Jetsons

Martin the Martian

Mickey and Minnie Mouse

Mighty Mouse

Mr. Bill

Mr. Magoo

Odey

Opus

Peanuts Characters

Charlie Brown

Linus

Lucy

Schroeder

Snoopy

Popeye & Olive Oyl & Brutus

Road Runner

Rocky and Bullwinkle

Boris

Bullwinkle

Dudley Do-right

Mr. Peabody

Natasha

Nell

Rocky

Snidely Whiplash

Roger Rabbit

Sylvester the Cat

Tasmanian Devil

Tweetie Bird

Wil E Coyote

Woody Woodpecker*

Circus Freaks

alligator boy/girl

bearded lady

electric man/woman

fire-eater

fortune teller

half-man/half-woman

hermaphrodite

knife thrower

Siamese twins

sword swallower

tatooed man or woman

two-headed man or woman

wild man from Borneo

Cross-Dressing

Cross-dressing involves taking on a persona from the opposite sex.

It always seems more dramatic when men do it, but for women it can

really widen your range of costume possibilities.

Current Events

Any characters or event in news especially scandals, crimes and disasters.

Disney Characters

101 Dalmations

Alladin

Bambi

Beauty & the Beast

Buzz Lightyear

Cinderella

Donald & Daisy Duck

Dumbo

Esmerelda

Gepetto

Goofy

Hercules

Hunchback

Jasmine

Jiminy Cricket

Lady & the Tramp

Little Mermaid

Mary Poppins

Mickey & Minnie Mouse

Peter Pan

Pinocchio

Pluto

Rocketeer

Lion King: Simba

Sleeping Beauty

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

Bashful

Dopey

Doc

Grumpy

Happy

Sleepy

Sneezy

Tarzan & Jane

Woody

Fantasy/Fairy Tales and Nursery Rhymes

Alice in Wonderland

Alice

Cheshire Cat

Mad Hatter

March Hare

playing cards

Queen of Hearts

Tweedledee/dum

Alladin and genie

angel

Cinderella

clowns

Cupid

Davy Crockett

dragon

elf

Fairy Godmother/father

Hansel and Gretel

Jack and Jill

Little Bo Peep

Little Miss Muffet

Little Red Riding Hood

Mary had a little lamb

mermaid

Mother Goose

Old Mother Hubbard

Old Woman in Shoe

Paul Bunyan

Peter Pan

Captain Hook

Michael

Tinker Bell

Wendy

pirate

satyrs

wizard

Furniture

chair

coat rack

couch

hatrack

lamp

rug

sink

toilet

History

Marie Antoinette

Lizzie Borden

Julius Caesar

Winston Churchill

Cleopatra

Christopher Columbus

Leonardo Da Vinci

Thomas Edison

Ben Franklin

Sigmund Freud

Ghandi

Henry VIII

Adolph Hitler

Joan of Arc

Ghengis Khan

Lawrence of Arabia

Lee Harvey Oswald

Abe Lincoln

Karl Marx

medieval knight

Mussolini

Napoleon

Pilgrims

Roman gladiator

Betsy Ross
Teddy Roosevelt

Thomas Jefferson

troubador

Pancho Villa

George Washington

Zapata

Literature /Authors

Ahab (Moby Dick)

Emily Dickenson

Ernest Hemingway

Hamlet

Hester Prin (Scarlet Letter)

Huck Finn

Lady Macbeth

Lady of Chaillot

Macbeth

Mark Twain

Robinson Crusoe

Romeo & Juliet

William Shakespeare

Tess of the D’Urbevilles

Tom Sawyer

Uncle Tom’s Cabin

Military

G.I. Joe

General Patton

marine

ninja

pirate

sailor

samurai

Monsters/Horror Figures

Abominable Snowman

autopsy

victim

Bride of Frankenstein

Chuckie

corpse

crawling eye

Creature from the Black Lagoon

Devil

Dorian Gray

Dracula

Elephant Man

Frankenstein’s Monster

Freddy Krueger

giant

Godzilla

gremlins

Grim Reaper

headless horseman

Hunchback of Notre Dame

Igor

Incredible Shrinking Man

Invisible Man

Jason (Friday the 13th movies)

King Kong

leper

Michael (Halloween movies)

Mummy

murder victim

Phantom of the Opera

Sasquatch

skeleton

Swamp Thing

two-headed person

voodoo doll

witch

Wolfman

zombie

Musicians/Entertainers

Andrew Sisters

Diana Ross & Supremes

Dolly Parton

Elvis Presely

girl groups

Janis Joplin

Jim Morison

Jimi Hendrix

John Phillip Sousa

Josephine Baker

Lennon Sisters

Liberace

Madonna

Michael Jackson

Sammy Davis Jr.

Wayne Newton

Will Rogers

Musical Instruments

drums

guitar

piano

tuba

xylophone

violin

Mythology

Achilles

Amazon

Bacchus

Cupid

Cyclops

gods

Greek/Roman

Zeus/Jupiter

Apollo/Apollo

Ares/Mars

Hermes/Mercury

Poseidon/Neptune

Hephasetus/Vulcan

Hera/Juno

Demeter/Ceres

Artemis/Diana

Athene/Minerva

Aphrodite/Venus

Hestia/Vesta

Hercules

Medusa

Pan

Priapus

satyrs

Thor

Objects

alarm clock

bar of soap

barbecue

billboard

bomb

book of matches

calendar

can of soup

candle

computer

condom

diamond

diamond ring

dirty laundry

door

envelope

faucet

gift box

ladder

laundry basket

legal document

birth certificate

divorce papers

marriage license

letter

lunchmeat

mailbox

map of USA

pacifier

pocketbook

postage stamp

postcard

ruler

signs

stop sign

no smoking sign

yield or other road signs

speed limit
sign

parking
sign

stained glass window

suntan lotion

teapot

teepee

Thermos

tombstone

toothbrush

trunk with travel stickers

vibrator

windmill

window

Other Cultures

Arab

Bavarian

Bedouin

cannibal

cave people

Eskimo

Geisha

Greeks

harem girl

Indian

Indian fakir

Maori

pharaoh

Romans

samurai

witch doctor

Outer Space

aliens

astronaut

chimp in outer space

comet

cosmonaut

flying saucer/UFO

moon

planets

Earth

Mercury

Uranus

Neptune

Pluto

Jupiter

Mars

Saturn

solar system

star

sun

satellite

Patriotic

Abe Lincoln

American flag

George Washington

Iwo Jima statue

Spirit of ’76

Statue of Liberty

Uncle Sam

Photography

camera

flash cube

photograph

photograph in frame

Plants

cactus

flower

daisy

rose

tree

maple tree

oak tree

palm tree

pine tree

sunflower

Religious Figures

angel

Buddha

Catholic school girl/boy

Jesus Christ

minister

missionary

monk

Moses

nun

pope

priest

rabbi

saint

King Solomon

Virgin Mary

Television (Classic characters)

Addams Family

Cousin It

Gomez

Lurch

Morticia

Pugsly

Thing

Uncle Fester

Beverly Hillbillies

Ellie May

Granny

Jane Hathaway

Jed Clampett

Jethro

Brady Bunch

Gilligan’s

Island

Gilligan

Ginger

Maryann

Mr. and Mrs. Thurston Howell, III

The Professor

The Skipper

Munsters

Herman

Lily

Grandpa

Saturday

Night Live

Blue’s Brothers

Church Lady

Coneheads

It’s Pat

Land Shark

Mr. Bill

Samurai

Two Wild and Crazy Guys

Wayne and Garth

Star Trek (original)

Captain Kirk

Chekov

Dr. McCoy

Klingons

Mr. Spock

Scotty

Uhura

Tribble

Star Trek The Next Generation

The Prisoner

Car 54: Toody and Muldoon

Vincent and Catherine (Beauty and the Beast)

Weather/Nature/
Natural Disasters

earthquake

fall foliage

fires

flood

forest

hurricane

iceberg

Mother Earth

Global warming

mountain

Noah’s Ark

rain

snow

Titanic

tornado

volcano

weatherman/woman

Animals

alligator/crocodile

bat

bear

bee

birds

blue jay

chicken

duck

eagle

flamingo

owl

pelican

robin

rooster

toucan

camel

cat

chimpanzee

cow

dinosaur

dog

elephant

frog

giraffe

gorilla

horse

kangaroo

lion

lizard

lobster

mole

monkey

mouse

octopus

parrot

penguin

rabbit

rat

shark

skunk

slug

snail

snake

spider

turtle

worm

zebra

Archaeological

Easter Island Statue

Indiana Jones

Maya gods

Neanderthals

Pyramids of Egypt

rock art

Sphinx

Tutankamun

Venus of Willendorf

Body Parts

breast

ear

foot

hand

heart

nose

penis

skeleton

skull

thumb

Children’s Literature

Harry Potter

Arthur

Cat in the Hat

Chicken Little

Curious George

Franklin

Jane, Dick & Spot

Little Engine That Could

Make Way for Ducklings

Max (Where the Wild Things Are)

Oompa Loompa

Pippi Longstocking

Sam-I-Am

Spot

Three Billy Goats Gruff

Wild Things

Willie Wonka

Yertle the Turtle

Children’s Television

Barney

Bear in the Big Blue House

Bear

Luna

Ojo

Pip & Pop

Shadow

Treelo

Tutter

Bozo the Clown

Captain Kangaroo & Mr. Green Jeans

Howdy Doody & Buffalo Bob

Mouseketeers

Muppets

Kermit

Miss Piggy

Sesame Street

Bert & Ernie

Big Bird

Cookie Monster

The Count

Elmo

Oscar the Grouch

Prarie Dawn

Snufflupagus

Soupy Sales & White Fang

Clothing

bra

clothesline

diaper

girdle

glove

hat

laundry hamper

pants

shoe

sock

sweater

Underwear

Comic Books (Classics of 50s and 60s)

Archie

Jughead

Betty

Reggie

Veronica

Batman

Alfred

Batgirl

Catwoman

Commissioner Gordon

Joker

Mr. Freeze

Riddler

Robin

Fantastic Four

Green Hornet

Little Lulu

Richie Rich

Spiderman

Superman

Wonder Woman

Detectives

Charlie Chan

Mr. Moto

Nancy Drew

Nick and Nora Charles

Philip Marlowe

Sherlock Holmes

Explorers

Admiral Byrd

Christopher Columbus

Cortez

Ponce De Leon

Food

baby’s bottle

bag of beans

bag of rice

bag of potato chips

baked potato

birthday cake

bottle of honey

bottle of milk

bottle of syrup

box of candy (bonbons)

box of cereal

box of oatmeal

bread

bunch of grapes

cake

candy

bag of jelly beans

candy corn

Gummy Bears

Hershey’s Kiss

M&Ms

Milky way

Reese’s Pieces

cookies

chocolate chip

Fig Newton

gingerbread man

Oreo

cup of coffee

egg

French Fries

fruit

apple

banana

cherry

lemon

orange

hamburger

hot dog

ice cream sundae

ice cream cone

jar of peanut butter

jar of pickles

liquor bottle

lobster

McDonald’s hamburger

pizza

popcorn container

sandwich

six pack of beer or soda

spaghetti

stick of gum

tea bag

vegetable

carrot

corn on the cob

onion

peas

potato

pumpkin

tomato

wedding cake

wine bottle

Ghosts

Beetlejuice

Caspar the Friendly Ghost

Ghost of Christmas Past

Marley’s Ghost

Landmarks/Buildings/
Monuments

Big Ben

bronze statue

Chrysler Building

diner

Eiffel Tower

Empire State Building

gas station

Leaning Tower of Pisa

marble statue

Mt. Rushmore

Pyramids of Egypt

Statue of Liberty

Taj Majal

Washington Monument

Holidays

American flag

Christmas tree

Easter Bunny

Easter egg

elf

Father Time

firecracker

gift box

ground hog

Mrs. Claus

Pumpkin

reindeer

Rudolph the red-nosed reindeer

Santa Claus

snowman

Statue of Liberty

Thanksgiving Turkey

valentine

Insects

ants

black widow spider

bumblebee

butterfly

fly

killer bees

ladybug

spider

tarantula

Maps

United States

individual states

foreign countries

mythical lands

weather map

Misc.

atomic bomb

mushroom cloud

baby

backwards person

big butt characters

cityscape

covered bridge

nuclear war victim

old man/woman

periodic table of elements

pregnant bride

pregnant nun

rabbit in a hat

scales of justice

scarecrow

sleazy nun

tourist

Movie Stars/Characters

Al Jolson as Jazz Singer

Alfred Hitchcock

Woody Allen

Fred Astaire & Ginger Rogers

Barbarella

Batman

Batgirl

Batman

Catwoman

Joker

Penguin

Riddler

Robin

Ben Hur

Birdman of Alcatraz

Carmen Miranda

Cary Grant

Charlie Chaplin

James Dean

Marlene Dietrich

Divine (Pink Flamingos)

E.T.

Edward Scissorhands

Elephant Man

Gene Kelley (American in Paris)

Indiana Jones

Jungle Jim

Keystone Cops

Marx Brothers

Marilyn Monroe

Dolly Parton

Elvis Presley

Rambo

Rhett Butler & Scarlett O’Hara

Rocky

Shark in Jaws

Shirley Temple

Spartacus

Star Trek

Star Wars

3CPO

Anakin Skywalker

Battle droid

cantina band

Chewbacca

Darth Maul

Darth Vadar

Han Solo

Jabba the Hut

Jar Jar Binks

Jawa

Luke Skywalker

Obi-wan Kenobe

pod racer

Princess Leah

Queen Amidala

Qui-Gon Jinn

R2D2

Sebulba

Storm Trooper

Watto

Tarzan & Jane

Terminator

Cyborg T-1000

John Connor

Sarah Connor

Terminator cyborg

Titanic

John Wayne

Mae West

Orson Welles

Esther Williams

Wizard of Oz

Cowardly Lion

Dorothy

Glinda (good witch)

Scarecrow

Tin Man

Wicked Witch

Wizard

Dr. Zhivago

Zorro

Occupations

50s boy (greaser)

50s girl teen (poodle skirt)

airline pilot

airline stewardess

american gladiator

archaeologist

astronaut

bartender

beatnik

beauty queen

beekeeper

boxer

boy scout

bride

bullfighter

butcher

butterfly collector

Canadian Mountie

carpenters
chef

chimney sweep

cigarette girl

circus ringmaster

college graduate

construction worker

cop
 country singer

cowboy or cowgirl

dancer

ballerina

Can Can

40s Torch Singer

flapper

flamenco

Scottish Highland

Greek

Harem girl

Hawaiian

stripper

Chorus Girl

Follies Bergiere

Vegas Show Girl

dentist

doctor

dominatrix

drum major

engineer

executioner

film director

firefighter

fortune teller

French maid

gangster

garbage man

gardener

Girl Scout

granny

great white hunter

hippie

hobo

househusband

housewife

jester

judge

king

knight

lawyer

librarian

lounge lizard

maid

Miss America

missionary

mountaineer

movie star

musician

bagpiper

concert violinist

jazz musician

one-man band

orchestra conductor

nurse

Playboy Bunny

plumber

poet

police officer

prisoner

professional wrestler

professor

queen

real estate agent

referee

reporter

sailor

schoolgirl

scientist

southern belle

street sweeper

surfer

surgeon

tavern wench

test dummy

train engineer

used car salesman

waitress

WAVE/WAC (WW II)

zoo keeper

Presidents/Politicians

Barack Obama

George Bush

Jimmy Carter

Bill Clinton

Thomas Jefferson

Lyndon Baines Johnson

John F. Kennedy

Abraham Lincoln

Richard Nixon

Ronald Reagan

Theodore Roosevelt

Franklin Roosevelt

George Washington

Robots

Gort (Day the Earth Stood Still)

Robbie (Forbidden Planet)

Maria (Metropolis)

Robot (Lost in Space)

Sports Equipment

balls

baseball

basketball

bowling

football

pingpong

tennis

racquets

pingpong

tennis

Stereotypes

absent minded professor

always a bridesmaid

Aunt Jemima

baby doll

Juan Valdez

mad scientist

prom queen

southern belle

tourist

Uncle Tom

Valley Girl

washer woman

Toys/Games

Barbie

Cabbage Patch

Doll

chess set

chia pet

cooties

crayons

dice

dominoes

jack-in-the-box

Legos

Lincoln Logs

Monopoly board

Ninja Turtles

Pet Rock

pick-up sticks

plastic army guys

playing card

Potatoheads

rag doll

roulette wheel

Rubiks Cube

Scrabble Board

Smurfs

stuffed animal

Teletubbies

tic-tac-toe game

Transformer

trolls

wooden soldier

Vehicles

airplane

person in boat

person in jeep

person in tank

train

Zodiac Signs

Aries the ram

Taurus the bull

Gemini the twins

Cancer the crab

Leo the lion

Virgo the virgin

Libra the scales

Scorpio the scorpion

Sagittarius the archer

Capricorn the goat

Aquarius the water carrier

Pisces the fish


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