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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 Webcomics) 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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  • Promotional artwork for the 2017 wave of General Mills Monster Cereals, seen on the back of the boxes, shows mascots for other General Mills food dressed as either Count Chocula, Franken Berry, or Boo Berry, as well as the monsters attempting to dress as each other.

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    Pro 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.
  • In 2016, Dalton Castle did double duty of promoting shop ROH and saying happy Halloween by dressing in Briscoe Brother merchandise and doing his best impression of Dem Boys. In response to this, Mark Briscoe grabbed a peacock mask normally worn by The Boys who usually follow Castle around.

    Video Games 
  • Used as Downloadable Content in the original Sonic Adventure 2, but not its Nintendo GameCube remake.
  • In the Halloween Town levels of Kingdom Hearts, Sora gets a unique, vampire-themed costume complete with Cute Little Fangs.
  • Halloween Mode in Team Fortress 2 allows the use of exclusive items only available during full moon nights and, well, Halloween.
  • The Dead or Alive franchise usually gives new Downloadable Content for Halloween. Obviously, a lot of it is Stripperiffic / Sexy Whatever Outfit.
  • Reaper, Ana, Soldier: 76, Mercy, Junkrat, Roadhog, Symmetra, Pharah, Zenyatta, Reinhardt, and Bastion all get in the Halloween spirit with their skins during the Halloween Overwatch update.
    • Additionally, the Halloween Comic features a few of the game's cast at a Halloween Party (presumably at Watchpoint: Gibraltar or another Overwatch base). In it, Reaper, Mercy, Junkrat, and Roadhog wear the costumes featured in their in-game skins (the Headless Horseman, a witch, Dr. "Junkenstien", and Junkenstien's monster, respectively), and McCree dressed as Van Helsing, Ana as a pirate, and Torbjorn as a viking. Interestingly, Soldier: 76 and Reinhardt's costumes in the comic are different from their in game skins (the former as Evel Knievel (which, coincidentally, is identical to his Daredevil: 76 skin), and the latter getting two costumes: a Naval Captain at the party, and the king of the castle in the story he tells).
  • Cave Story+'s Halloween Mode is filled to the brim with references. Sue dresses as Princess Peach, Kazuma dresses as Jason Voorhees, Curly dresses as Samus Aran, Kanpachi dresses Darth Vader, Misery is dressed like Morrigan, Sue also gets a look based on Felicia during the Undead Core fight, the Doctor is dressed like Dracula, and... King is dressed like V, even though it makes him look utterly silly. Furthermore, the grassland jellies are a dead ringer for Metroids, the ghost-like enemies in the same area look like Cactaurs, the roaches in the Labyrinth are also dead-ringers for Xenomorphs (even the eggs), and the big bugs in the Egg Corridor are dressed like Kamina. Ballos' first form is also pretty much Astaroth.

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  • 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...

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  • Sam & Mickey:
    • In "Halloween", Yasmin dresses as Barbie, though Barbie mistakes her for several other personalities before she puts on her mask. Additionally, Snow White and Belle dress as each other.
    • The Spooky Stories miniseries has Skipper and Stacie respectively dress as Barbie and Tinker Bell.

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