Your Halloween Costume Lookbook in Westchester County

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Need inspiration for your Halloween costume? Check out our list of ideas ranging from the Addams family to the legendary Headless Horseman.

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Throughout October, there are plenty of occasions to dress up and show off your spooky look in Westchester. And whether you’re a couple, a family, or part of a group, we’ve got you covered with the most iconic and creative ideas of the season. From the beloved Barbie and Ken duo taking you on a trip down memory lane to the chilling doppelgangers from the movie Us, your costume will be a crowd-pleaser.

Costumes for Couples

Barbie and Ken

There’s no doubt in our minds that there will be plenty of Barbie and Kens walking around this Halloweekend. But hey, that gives you the opportunity to yell “Hey Barbie” a few dozen times. Plus, it’s not a hard look to recreate. You can pull inspiration from throughout the movie, tapping into aesthetics like Western Barbie and Mojo Dojo Casa House Ken.

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Barbie
Cowboy hat
Pink vest
Pink bandana
Pink bell bottom jeans

Ken
White faux fur jacket
Bandana
Jogging pants
Leather fingerless gloves

 

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Alex and Piper

The hit Netflix series, Orange Is the New Black, filmed all around New York, including Westchester County. The incarcerated on-and-off-again lovers Piper Chapman and Alex Vause have been a staple Halloween costume for nearly a decade. Throughout the show, they both sport an orange or tan prison jumpsuit, and Alex is always seen wearing her black glasses.

Prison jumpsuit in orange or tan
Name tag
Alex’s glasses and temporary tattoos

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Costumes for Families

The Family From Us

If you’ve been binging horror movies this spooky season, Jordan Peele’s Us is bound to be on your list. This psychological horror film follows a family that soon faces and fights its murderous doppelgangers, dressed in red jumpsuits. This is the perfect option for a family of four looking to sport an eerie costume minus the gore.

Adult and kid jumpsuit
Jumpsuit, foam scissor, and glove combo
Jason’s mask
Glove

 

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The Addams Family

The Addams family made their debut in comic panels for the New Yorker in 1938. Since then, the spooky family has been adapted into movies, shows, and beloved Halloween costumes. Dressing up as the Addams family will never go out of style. Check out our picks for costumes.

Gomez
Morticia
Wednesday
Pugsley
Thing

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Group Costumes

The Last of Us

Dressing up as Ellie and Joel from the video game turned HBO series The Last of Us would be an iconic look. Plus, you can add as many clickers as you want, because if you’re a fan of the post-apocalyptic show, you know they’re everywhere.

Ellie
Shirt and jacket
Bracelet
Shoes

Joel
Jacket
Button-up
Jeans
Knapsack
Watch

Clicker
Mask option 1
Mask option 2

 

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Scooby-Doo

If the Halloween clock is ticking and no one in your group can nail down a costume idea, a last-minute Scooby-Doo ensemble could be for you!

Shaggy
T-shirt
Pants

Fred
T-shirt
Pants
Accessories

Daphne
Dress
Headband

Velma
Shirt
Skirt
Glasses
Stockings

Scooby
Top
Pants
Accessories

 

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Local Pick

The Headless Horseman

We couldn’t skip including the local legend himself on our list. The Headless Horseman is the mascot of Sleepy Hollow this time of year, and you may even catch him riding through the cemetery in the late hours of the night.

Kids Headless Horseman costume
Adults Headless Horseman costume
Jack-o-lantern figurine

 

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