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Nostalgia-Inducing Halloween Costume Ideas

By: Mylo Fisherman

With All Hollows Eve just around the corner, now is a great time to start planning your costume. Drawing inspiration from some of our favorite childhood characters from TV to video games, there is sure to be a costume for you on this list whether you are going with your significant other, best friend, a group of friends or solo.

Spongebob Squarepants

Are you ready… for Halloween? The “Spongebob Squarepants” characters are one of the most notable and quotable of our generation. With the numerous characters to choose from, it is the perfect costume no matter how many people are in your Halloween party. Some great duos/couples costumes from this show can include Spongebob & Squidward, SpongeBob & Patrick, Mermaid Man & Barnacle Boy, or if you want to get creative with it, Mr. Krabs & money. Whatever you choose, there is sure to be a character that matches your personality. You can even go as one of the many iconic memes from this show.

Fairly Odd Parents

This iconic cartoon has numerous characters to dress as for a group costume but you can also pick from this show's characters to go solo or as a couple. A cute couples’ costume could be Cosmo & Wanda. Trixie Tang is another good choice if you are going solo and don’t want to go all out. Pull together a very simple makeup look, purple turtle neck, white skirt and white headband and you’ve got this look in the bag. But, this is also a great couples’ costume if your partner dresses up as Timmy Turner. A solo costume, done purely for the meme, would be Doug Dimmadome, owner of the Dimmsdale Dimmadome. Dressing as Mr. Dimmadome will definitely get a ton of laughs at whatever Halloween party you go to.

Spirit Halloween is a costume store in the local area where you can purchase some of these costumes.

Phineas & Ferb

With Dan Povenmire, the show's creator and voice actor for Dr. Doofenshmirtz, having a very active TikTok presence, now would be a great time to dress up as a character from “Phineas and Ferb.” There are so many good duo/couples costumes that can be pulled off from this show. Dr. Doofenshmirtz & Perry the Platypus, Candace & Vanessa, Candace & Stacy, Buford & Baljeet, and of course Phineas and Ferb. With the number of characters to choose from, you really have the creative liberty of who you want to go as if you are doing a solo costume as well as if you want to do a big group costume of all the characters.


There are so many different ways you can dress up for Halloween as something under the Pokémon franchise. Whether you watched the anime or played the games, there are quite literally over 151 options to choose from, and that is just talking about the first generation. You can obviously dress up as your favorite pokémon. There are a ton of costumes, mostly onesies, that you can find online. If you watched the anime, you can dress up as your favorite character. Looking only at the Kanto region, a great trio costume would be Ash, Misty and Brock and a great duo/couples’ costume would be Jesse and James from Team Rocket. But throw all these together, you can have a great group costume if some are dressed as these characters' main Pokémon.


This is a very unique costume idea that will definitely not be done by other people. If you grew up playing on Webkinz world a great solo or group costume idea would be going as the Webkinz hosts. Although there are a handful of hosts to pick from and go as the most notable ones from the game have to be Ms. Birdy from the adoption center, Dr. Quack from the doctor's office, and Arte Fact from the Curio Shop. This costume will grant you a lot of creative liberty as there is no bag costume you can buy online for it. You can either make this costume yourself or mix and match pieces you can find online to perfect this costume.

Most of the Halloween costumes can be found at a Halloween store near you!

Regardless of who or what you decide to dress up as, be sure to have fun with it. Halloween is the one night where you can dress as whoever you want and be whoever you want. Step out of your comfort zone, have fun and most importantly, stay safe!

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