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Iconic Broadway Halloween Looks

OCTOBER 3, 2018

It’s officially Halloween season! Here at Broadway Inbound, we love celebrating this holiday and going all out with our costumes. It’s probably no surprise that some of us lean a little more to Broadway inspired costumes. So we’ve put together a list of some iconic Broadway looks you can recreate this Halloween, whether you’re going with a group of friends, or just rocking a look all by yourself. Grab your favorite Autumn beverage and scroll down to see our picks!


Group Costumes

The Book of Mormon: Missionaries

There’s no limit to the number of people you can have for this costume! Grab a short sleeve white button up shirt, black trousers, black tie and make yourself a name tag. Of course, you’ve got to have a book to carry around! Get ready to say “Hello” to a lot of people.

Chicago: 6 Merry Murderesses

Fishnet anything is going to be your best friend with this costume. Just be sure to keep it all black and sultry. The most important thing to remember is that he had it coming.

The Band’s Visit: The Band

Tony Award-winning best musical The Band’s Visit is a perfect choice for a group of musicians looking for a Halloween costume. You already have your own instruments! We suggest getting your own powder blue suits and bringing your instruments along. You’re sure to get requests for some impromptu jam sessions.

Mean Girls: The Plastics

Coincidentally, Halloween falls on a Wednesday this year. So it’s perfectly fitting to go as The Plastics from Mean Girls and sport your hottest all-pink look. Visit your local craft store and create your own Burn Book, and remember that anyone who isn’t wearing pink that day can’t sit with you. If you’re looking for costumes that would be Plastics approved, you can check out our video here.

Blue Man Group: Blue Men

Blue Man Group is the perfect option for a trio of friends who are looking to bring the unexpected to their Halloween festivities. The clothing itself you probably already have: all black. To get the blue effect, invest in a bald cap and blue grease paint for your head. Score yourself some blue gloves so you don’t have to worry about getting blue paint on everything you touch. Remember that Blue Man Group is all about having fun, so as far as props go, the skies the limit!


Solo Costumes

Dear Evan Hansen: Evan

This look starts off easily enough with a blue polo and khaki pants, but the real fun comes in with the cast. You could stop at a medical supply store to pick one up, or paper mâché one yourself! Either way, people are going to want to sign it and you’ll have a fun souvenir after.

King Kong: Kong

You’re the king of the jungle! This one is pretty simple, all you need is a gorilla costume which is easy to find at any costume shop. While not true to the character, you could get yourself a crown to distinguish yourself as the king, should you come across anyone else in a monkey costume. Got a few friends that want in on the fun? Have them dress in all black and tie a string from their arm to you, and you’ve got yourself some puppeteers! Hey, at least you won’t lose track of your friends.

Rent: Mimi Marquez

While not currently playing on Broadway, you can catch Rent in Philadelphia! A fun and standout look to re-create from this show is Mimi Marquez when she performs “Out Tonight.” Getting electric blue leggings is easier than you think, so grab yourself a pair of leopard print boots, a gray sports bra and cut the sleeves off an old black t-shirt and you’re ready to go. Don’t forget to add some glitter in your hair and put it up in a bun…you’re going to want to wait for the perfect moment for that big reveal.

The Phantom of the Opera: The Phantom

This is another costume for those who don’t want to put in a lot of work but still want a standout costume. Just get yourself a tux and the signature mask and you’re ready to sing the music of the night!

Waitress: Jenna

Add a little butter, sugar and flour in your life and go as Jenna from Waitress! Grab a pale blue dress and an apron, and don’t forget that name tag. Bonus points if you go the extra mile and get a prop baby bump to stuff in your dress and of course, some pie!

Kinky Boots: Lola

This costume is for those who are looking to strut their stuff, honey. Unleash your inner drag queen and pick one of Lola’s fabulous looks. We in particular are big fans of this hot little red number. You can start it simply enough yourself by scoring a little red dress and red thigh high boots (true story: one of our employees took black thigh highs and covered them in red stockings!) and then go all out on amping up the fabulosity. We personally would whip out our Bedazzler from the 90’s and go to town, but we’ll leave that up to you.

Author: Chanelle Cotton

TAGS: THE BAND'S VISIT, THE BOOK OF MORMON, DEAR EVAN HANSEN, KING KONG, KINKY BOOTS, RENT, THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, WAITRESS, HALLOWEEN, CHICAGO, MEAN GIRLS, BLUE MAN GROUP