10 Halloween Costume Ideas Inspired by Theatre

Halloween is right around the corner and you still don’t have a costume idea?!

Don’t panic, because we’ve got you covered. Here are 10 spectacular DIY Halloween costume ideas inspired by upcoming shows.

1. If you’re too excited about Christmas to think about Halloween, Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas can be your muse. Dress up as the Grinch, Cindy Lou Who, or a Whoville Townsperson!

2. Tap into your inner Julie Andrewsas you walk around singing “The Hills are Alive!”as Maria von Trapp from The Sound of Music.

3. Science geek? Don the iconic look of astrophysicist Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson, host of National Geographic’s StarTalk, with a stylish and stellar solar system vest. You can even get your pet involved with a solar system hat or recruit a friend to accompany you as Bill Nye. The whole family can even dominate the universe as a whole solar system!

4. Looking for a group costume idea? Motown the Musical is the ticket. Find multi-color bell bottoms, and BAM! You’ll be singing:
A B C – It’s easy as, 1 2 3 – As simple as, do re mi – A B C, 1 2 3 – Baby, you and me girl

Or channel some Diva attitude as Diana Ross. You’re theme song for the night will be “I’m Coming Out!”

5. Does your toddler love “Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood?” Your little one can easily become Prince Wednesday, Katerina Kitty, or even Daniel Tiger himself. We just can’t promise they’ll ever take the costume off again!

6. It’s a take as old as time, and Disney’s Beauty and the Beast also makes a great couples’ costume idea. Transforming into Belle and the Beast can be as easy as looking through your closet. If you really want to step up your game, go for Lumiere or Babette. Or include the four-legged family members in your house to create the perfect Beast.


7. Is your TV constantly on “The Wild Kratts?” Maybe it’s time to bring them to life in a fun and easy family costume to have a wild, wild Halloween adventure in!

8. You’re on a budget and don’t want to buy a Halloween costume, but still want to participate in the celebration? No problem. With a black tie, white button-up short, and black pants, you’ve just become The Book of Mormon‘s Elder Price.

9. All the girls dream of being effortlessly lifted in the air by Dirty Dancing‘s Johnny Castle in a sweeping grand finale. Become Baby Houseman for a night, and go out there and get your Johnny!

10. Feeling a little green? Elphaba from Wicked captures the essence of Halloween. No Elpaba is complete without a pretty in pink Galinda!

Don’t want to dress up? That’s ok. Pumpkin carving is a lot of fun! And we’ve got some great ideas for that too…

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