September 15

New & Fresh Halloween ideas

We’re excited to try some new and fresh Halloween ideas this spooky season. We’ve got you covered if you’re looking for a unique costume, snack, and event ideas to try this upcoming Halloween. There are so many fun and creative ways to partake in this fun time of year.

Creative Halloween Costume Ideas

Halloween Ideas

Tiger Pumpkins by Thad Zajdowicz is licensed with CC BY 2.0

One of the best ways to wow your friends and family is with a clever Halloween costume. If you’re looking for a departure from the classic witch and vampire looks, try some of these whimsical costume ideas.

Favorite Movie and TV Show Characters

Dressing as your favorite movie or television character is a great way to celebrate this Halloween season. These costumes are also great conversation starters and let others know your interests. Be the life of the party with a funny and quirky character that represents your favorite television moments. Here are some ideas:

  • Jurassic Park paleontologist.
  • Mary Poppins.
  • Captain Jack Sparrow.
  • Forrest Gump.
  • Wednesday Addams.
  • Holly Golightly.
  • A Minion.

Punny Costumes

Showing your sense of humor is also a great way to start a conversation this Halloween. Here are some ideas:

  • Wear all blue and tie a rubber chicken to a cord around your waist for “chicken cord-on-blue.”
  • Paint black around your eyes and wear the letter P on your chest to be a “black-eyed pea.”
  • Wear an oversized bra outside your shirt with spices tucked in to be a “spice rack.”
  • Wrap yourself in a blanket and wear a pig nose to be a “pig in a blanket.”
  • Tape gray-hued paint swatches to your shirt to be “50 shades of gray.”

Easy Last-Minute Costumes

If you’re running late and need to create a costume out of found items, here are some ideas to try:

  • Tie a leaf to a string and tape it to a baseball hat, then blow it to be a “leaf blower.”
  • Wear pajamas and carry a pillow with messy hair to be “bed head.”
  • Dress in a Hawaiian shirt with a camera around your neck and zinc sunscreen to be “a tourist.”

Couples Costume Ideas

If you want to stand out with a costume for both you and your significant other, here are some cute couples costume ideas:

  • Fiona and Shrek.
  • Mario and Princess Peach.
  • Barbie and Ken.
  • Shaggy and Scooby.
  • Curious George and the Man in the Yellow Hat.
  • Kim Possible and Ron Stoppable.

Family Costume Ideas

Here are some fresh and new ideas for dressing up the whole family:

  • The Incredibles.
  • Willy Wonka, Violet Beauregarde, and Oompa Loompas.
  • Zookeepers and their animals.
  • Sully, Mike Wazowski, and Boo.

Halloween-Themed Treats

Costumes aren’t the only fresh ways you can celebrate this Halloween. If you’re hosting a party or bringing a dish to an event, here are some spooky and cute treat ideas:

Deviled Eyeballs

To make deviled eyeballs, prepare deviled eggs. Then, create a bloodshot effect using Sriracha to draw veins along the white parts of the hard-boiled eggs. A green olive with a pimento pepper center makes the perfect iris and pupil.

Bandaged Toes

Create bandaged toes from the classic pigs-in-a-blanket appetizer. Wrap the ends of small cooked sausages in pie crust or crescent-roll dough. Once cooked, create a horizontal slit and place half a shaved almond in the sausage to create the illusion of a bandaged severed toe.

Spider Web Nachos

Add some spooky decor to your favorite nacho or layered bean dip recipe. You can use a piping bag filled with sour cream to draw a white spider web over the top of your nachos. Be sure to practice drawing with your piping bag first.

Ghost Pretzels

This snack is easy. All you need are pretzel sticks, black icing, and white chocolate. Dip the sticks in the white chocolate, so they’re mostly covered. Then, draw a ghost face atop the white to create ghost pretzels.

Witches Potion

Add dry ice to your punch to create a crowd-pleasing favorite. In a cauldron or large bowl, place a block of dry ice. Then, place your punch bowl on top and watch the steam pour out like a witch’s potion. Be sure to use gloves or tongs when handling the dry ice because it can burn bare skin.

Fun and Exciting Events

Plano, Texas, has lots of spooky events to keep you and your family entertained this spooky season. Here are some local happenings you won’t want to miss:

Goat Yoga at Lockwood Distilling Company

Try Goat Yoga at Lockwood Distilling Company this Halloween for something new and different. The event is from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Sunday, Oct. 3. Wear your costume and do yoga among the goats.

Dark Hour Haunted House

For braver souls, try the Dark Hour Haunted House. This experience is sure to thrill and terrify lovers of all things spooky. However, the experience might be too overwhelming for kids younger than 10, so it’s probably better to leave little ones at home. The Haunted House runs all fall, so be sure to check their calendar to get you officially ready for Halloween.

Heritage Farmstead Museum

For a family-friendly outing, explore the Heritage Farmstead Museum. The museum often hosts a pumpkin patch where kids and parents can pick their favorite fall vegetables to carve. It’s also a great place to learn about the enticing history of North Texas. You can tour the museum to learn about historical events that took place there and see the stunning grounds.

From 10 a.m. to noon on Oct. 29, the farmstead is also hosting a trick-or-treating event for kids of all ages. It’s a great time to get dressed up in your fun family costumes and get in the fall spirit.

We hope these ideas help you live out this fall season in new and exciting ways. Have a fun idea you’d like to share? We’d love to hear from you. Contact us to tell us your favorite seasonal ideas, and we’ll see if we can add some more to our list. Have a great spooky season this fall.


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