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The Best Halloween Costumes ’90s Kids Were Obsessed With (And Still Work Today)

Halloween is our favorite time of the year. It’s the one opportunity to be whoever we want. And, what that really means, is, whoever (or whatever) gave you the most life this year, this is your chance to let your inner star (or freak) shine through. Now, do you remember who inspired you back in the day, when you were little? The ’90s was the best era for Halloween kid costumes, many of which still resonate to this day. Here’s a look at the very best Halloween costumes that we were obsessed with back in the ’90s.

Wayne and Garth

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“It’s Wayne’s World, party time, excellent!” The only thing you needed for this excellent costume was your best friend and you were set. But who would be Wayne? That’s the real question. Get this now for $13.99, but it’s easy enough to do it yourself. 

Spice Girls

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The Spice Girls dominated the airwaves in the ’90s, so naturally, we wanted to be just like them, and you don’t need four other friends to do this costume. Just dress up as the Spice Girl that most represents your personality. 

Clueless

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“As if!” The ladies of Clueless made knee-highs an iconic fashion moment that will still love today. Make this costume yourself or get it for about $40

TLC

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If you weren’t singing “I don’t want no scrubs” back in the ’90s, were you even alive? This costume definitely requires a trio, but the clothes themselves are an easy thing to put together.

Ace Ventura

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“Ace Ventura” dominated the box office in 1994, which meant everyone was saying “alrighty then.” Heck, we’re still saying that today. This costume is probably one of the easiest to recreate. Just get a tutu or a Hawaiian shirt. 

The Addams Family

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Now that a remake of “The Addams Family” is back on the screen, there’s no better time to bring back the classic family look from the ’90s. We’re Wednesday, there’s no doubt about that. 

Batman

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There’s no era where you can go wrong with a Batman costume, it’s all about which Batman you want to be. In the ’90s, it was always Michael Keaton. 

Michael Myers

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Just as Batman is a classic costume so is Michael Myers, the evilest killer on the big screen of all time. This costume definitely requires the mask, which you can easily get on Amazon for $30

Good Burger

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The 1997 teen comedy, “Good Burger” had us all laughing with these two best buds who couldn’t get enough of burgers and fries.

Power Rangers

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It’s morphin’ time!” Yes!! We couldn’t get enough of watching the Power Rangers after school. Nothing was cooler than this group of fighting rangers. This costume is hard to DIY, so get it online

Cat Woman

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You cannot have Batman with Cat Woman. She’s an iconic symbol of girl power! Now if you can’t do the whole vinyl look, just wear all black and a mask. Also, you can purchase it here

Arnold and Helga from “Hey Arnold”

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This Nickelodeon gem was the light of our life! Create your own Hillwood life by dressing up like Arnold and Helga from “Hey Arnold.”

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

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The coolest underground fighting quartet has to be Leonardo, Donatello, Michelangelo, Raphael, they’re turtles in a half shelf! Buy the costume today for $50 bucks or go DIY by wearing green and bandanas on your eyes, with holes and you’re set!

Scream

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The first “Scream” movie came out in 1996, and we were so freaked out but we also loved it too. Yes, we saw all the “Scream” movies, and only now, all of these years, do we feel as adults that we can dress up as the scary “Scream” killer. All we need is the mask! Click here to buy it. 

Daria

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No one expressed dark sarcasm as brilliantly as Daria. So, of course, we’d have to embody her moody spirit, especially on Halloween. 

Hocus Pocus

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If you’re going to be a witch on Halloween, don’t be just any which. Be the only witches that mattered: Winifred, Mary, and Sarah. This costume won’t be easy to recreate, but it sure will be worth it. 

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There’s A ‘Haunted Drive-Thru’ Experience Coming To Save Halloween And It Looks Terrifying

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There’s A ‘Haunted Drive-Thru’ Experience Coming To Save Halloween And It Looks Terrifying

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I don’t care if it’s barely August. It’s never too soon to start talking about Halloween.

The year 2020 has already taken so much from us, I won’t let it take Halloween too. And thanks to come very creative, socially-distanced supporting Halloween fans, it looks like we won’t have to say goodbye to the best holiday of the year after all.

Orlando is getting a drive-thru haunted experience and I really want to go.

If you were worried that COVID-19 would spell the end of haunted attractions in 2020, you’d best buckle up. The brave and the squeamish alike are invited to travel The Haunted Road this fall, a drive-thru Halloween experience in Central Florida that offers a socially distant alternative to the traditional haunted house.

The Haunted Road promises a fully immersive horror experience replete with monsters and gore galore — which should ring like music to your ears if going to haunts is your Halloween tradition of choice. The difference here is that you’ll experience the world of nightmarish scenery and gruesome creatures entirely from the comfort of your vehicle. So, kind of like a haunted hayride, but Coronavirus safe.

At the heart of the experience is an original take on the story of Rapunzel. On The Haunted Road, Rapunzel “journeys into a world of disarray, faces bloodcurdling creatures — and hundreds of shocking scares.” There will also be a more family-friendly daytime version of the event on weekdays.

OK, a huge thank you to whomever thought up this genius idea.

The idea for The Haunted Road was borne from the idea of creating an original haunted attraction that adheres to safe social distancing measures.

Most haunted attractions place visitors into smaller spaces and encourage performers to get up close and personal to secure the scare. But with the coronavirus pandemic raging on, that in-your-face approach is largely unfeasible and could lead most haunts to remain closed for the 2020 season. And that’s where The Haunted Road comes riding in like a headless horseman poised to save Halloween.

“With the arts and entertainment industry at a standstill, and an increasing need to find new, safe outdoor entertainment, we knew it was the perfect time to develop a unique Halloween experience so everyone can enjoy a dose of horror this upcoming Halloween season, from the comfort of their car,” said Jessica Mariko, executive producer and creative principal, The Haunted Road.

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Halloween Horror Nights Canceled For The First Time In 30 Years Thanks To Covid

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Halloween Horror Nights Canceled For The First Time In 30 Years Thanks To Covid

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Halloween Horror Nights, a Universal Studios staple, is not happening this year and there is only one thing to blame: Covid. The virus, which is still spread wildly in the U.S., has forced so many things to be canceled. People are not happy with the decision.

For the first time in 30 years, Halloween Horror Nights is not happening.

Halloween Horror Nights is one of the biggest events of the year at Universal Studios in Florida and California. The sudden (and not surprising) cancelation is a devastating announcement for the fans of spooky culture.

Honestly, people are ready to throw their tantrums over this.

Florida and California, home to both Universal Studios, are dealing with major Covid outbreaks. California had an explosion of Covid cases that forced the state to reverse some of its rapid reopenings. Florida is another state dealing with a major Covid outbreak that has forced some places to reclose as Disney pushes forward with the reopening.

There’s a lot of pain out there right now.

It really is another blow in a very devastating year. So many people hoped that Halloween would still happen yet the patchwork response we’ve had against the virus isn’t helping. The loss of a Halloween tradition is just too painful right now but we will be alright.

All we can do now is wait “patiently” for Halloween 2021…

All it took was wearing masks and social distancing to avoid this yet, here we are. Remember to take care of yourself, your health, and your community. This means wearing masks and social distancing to protect each other.

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