Halloween Cosplay


Fan-Art is a common and understandable pastime. But drawing a fictional character dressed as another fictional character? This is actually common too. See Cosplay Fan Art.

This is a Sub-Trope where characters (usually from Web Comics) will frequently cosplay for Halloween rather than buying or making generic costumes. The characters commonly appear on a single panel, which usually occurs out of continuity and can happen even if the characters come from a setting without a Halloween holiday. The characters can all cosplay to a single medium and/or cosplay as characters that inspired/influenced their own design.


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  • Any game in the genre with seasonal events will inevitably (often the first one to be introduced at all, besides maybe Christmas) have a Halloween-themed one taking place around the same time (often stretched out over up to a whole month to make sure everyone gets a chance to see it), usually adapted somewhat to the setting and allowing for at least some of the usual Halloween costumes for the players.
  • Gaia is quite fond of this for it's Halloween events, and the art changes every year. (With the exception of the past few years, where everyone recycled their costumes). It started out in 2004, with Agatha as Slimer, Meridith as Darth Vader, and Moria as Freddy Krueger. Other famous examples include Edmund as James Bond, Liam as Hannibal Lecter, Sasha as Samara, Ian as Jigen, Vanessa as Elvira, Mistress of the Dark, and Agatha as the most terrifying thing you've ever seen in your life.
    • While the majority of shopkeepers didn't indulge in this trope for Halloween 2009, it did bring us Edmund as Batman. In the midst of the event, the Dernier* Cri crew returned with Brennivin as Andy Warhol, Kanoko as fellow RIG character Hatsya, and... Radio Jack Sparrow.
    • Up to Eleven in 2010, with Nicolae as Alex, Moria as The Major, Kanoko as Hermione, Radio Jack as Pikachu, Ian as Goku, Rina as Chibitalia, Becky as Lady Gaga, Peyo as Max, Louie as Uryu Ishida... and the list goes on from there.

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    Professional Wrestling 
  • Thunderkitty often wears leopard/cheetah print singlets, unsurprisingly but at New Era Wrestling in October of 2012, her nemesis Cameron Star dressed as Wonder Woman. Since Star was a heel and Thunderkitty was a baby face, the result probably looked backwards to comic book/cartoon fans. A good deal of other wrestlers were in costume too though(Star's partner Damian Cole was some other stars and stripes themed DC character), including some as referees, as if they weren't easily distracted enough.

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    Web Animation 
  • A staple of Homestar Runner Halloween toons.
    Homestar: Hey, Stwong Bad. I weally like youw costume. The Spanish Inquisition? That's gweat!
    Strong Bad: Look, for the last time, I'm not the Spanish Inquisition, I'm not Cab Calloway, and I'm not Strong Bad wearing a yellow turtleneck! I'M CARMEN FREAKING SANDIEGO!!!!
    Marzipan: I like Cab Calloway...


    Web Original 
  • At the Halloween of the Whateley Universe, Team Kimba went as characters from Tenchi Muyo! since Tennyo cannot keep from looking like Ryoko. No one told Phase that Generator made a Sasami costume for him to go in.

    Western Animation 
  • In the Transformers Animated episode "Along Came A Spider", which took place on Halloween, Sari dressed up as Optimus Prime, and her square costumes ends up making her look more like G1 Prime.
  • Gargoyles, twice, once in a TV episode and later again in a comic book issue. In the TV episode, Eliza dressed as Belle from Beauty and the Beast. Her date was Goliath.
  • South Park: In the Blockbuster episode, the four boys prepared long time ago a team cosplay, as The Avengers, to participate in a Halloween costume contest.