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8 Creative Travel-Themed Halloween Costumes

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Show off your love of travel (and gain some candy and compliments along the way) with these creative travel-themed Halloween costumes. There are plenty of easy, DIY options on the list, along with Amazon Prime picks for the last-minute shopper.

Ground Crew

Orange safety vest, noise cancelling headphones, and light-up wands
Amazon

Get a high-visibility safety vest, a pair of light-up wands (or flashlights), and some over-ear-headphones, and you’ve got an easy airline ground crew costume. Bonus: you can direct party traffic or show off some sweet dance moves with the light-up wands all night. 

Carmen Sandiego

Red trench coat and red hat
Amazon and Zappos

Carmen Sandiego took us around the world as kids, and her geography lessons (and sense of style) have stuck with us ever since. Repurpose a red trench coat and matching hat or get an all-in-one costume that comes with Carmen’s iconic yellow scarf.  

Pilot

Pilot costume accessory set
Amazon

Break out some black pants, a white button-up shirt, a pair of aviators, and a rolling carry-on (to transport all your candy) and you have an easy pilot’s costume. Make your costume more believable with this accessories pack that comes with a pilot hat, epaulets, and a pilot badge. Or, opt to portray a famous historical pilot like Amelia Earheart or a fictional one inspired by Top Gun.

Statue of Liberty

Woman wearing a Statue of Liberty costume
Amazon

For a DIY Statue of Liberty costume, green face paint paired with a cut-out paper crown and flashlight will give you an inexpensive but immediately recognizable look. Or, go all out with a Lady Liberty costume that includes a gown, headpiece, and torch. 

Stereotypical Tourist

Novelty t-shirt, map of the world, and pink fanny pack put together to create a tourist Halloween costume
Amazon

A big camera and an oversized map that you can’t seem to fold up correctly are all you need to pull off the stereotypical tourist costume. A fanny pack, colorful cocktail, and a habit of standing in the middle of the sidewalk will add some authentic details to your costume. 

Where’s Waldo

Man wearing a Where's Waldo costume
Amazon

If you have a red-and-white striped shirt in your closet, find a matching hat and some round glasses, and you have a Where’s Waldo costume. Hide yourself somewhere in a crowded party and see how long it takes people to find you. 

Flight Attendant

Flight attendant costume accessory set
Amazon

Put on your best business casual outfit and pair it with this hat, gloves, and wing set to create an easy flight attendant costume. Make lots of new friends at your Halloween party by stocking a tray with in-flight snacks (or airplane-size liquor bottles) and doling them out as you walk around. 

Dora the Explorer

Woman wearing a Dora the Explorer Halloween costume
Amazon

Orange shorts, a pink shirt, and your favorite backpack can be used to quickly throw together a Dora the Explorer costume (or you can get a licensed ready-to-go costume with a wig if you want to be really authentic.) Practise saying Dora’s catchphrase, “lo hicimos” in lieu of “trick-or-treat”. 

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