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The Best Salt Lake Halloween Costumes

Terina Ria
Terina Ria
Posted on October 27
A very Fun Time Kidz Care Halloween. (@frowdawholethingout/Reddit)

A very Fun Time Kidz Care Halloween. (@frowdawholethingout/Reddit)

Hello, procrastinators! Are you searching for a last-minute Halloween costume with a local touch? You’ve come to the right place. Here are some Salt Lake City-inspired ideas for your weekend looks.


Don a bald cap and your Sunday’s best suit and tie and be #DisagreeBetter, Gov. Spencer Cox’s initiative. Shoutout to Hey Salt Lake reader Jenna W. for this one!

Banned Book

Dress up as any one of the over 250 books banned by Utah school districts. A few great contenders: “Milk and Honey” by Rupi Kaur, “Lawn Boy” by Jonathan Evison, and “The Perks of Being a Wallflower” by Stephen Chbosky.

Last year, ¾ of the City Cast Salt Lake team dressed as brine shrimp. (@citycastslc/Instagram)

Last year, ¾ of the City Cast Salt Lake team dressed as brine shrimp. (@citycastslc/Instagram)

Brine Shrimp

Be a beloved brine shrimp (aka sea monkey) of the Great Salt Lake. If you don’t have time to get a full shrimp costume, then grab a pink shirt and construction paper and get crafty.

The Avenues Ghost Bus

This one will also require some craftiness. Make a cardboard bus or cut out paper shapes of the front of a bus (windows, headlights, etc.), and attach it to a t-shirt. Then, paint your face ghost white or wear a sheet over your head with two holes cut out for eyes (classic), and boom, you’re The Avenues Ghost Bus, the Utah Transit Authority route that supposedly has no riders. As a bonus, have a friend dress up as a disgruntled resident woken up from their slumber.

SLC Punk

Spike your hair up with gel, spray it blue, and grab your funkiest, punkiest outfit — and just like that, you’re a character from the cult classic film, “SLC Punk.”

Fun Time Kidz Care

This one’s an oldie but a goodie: Dress up as the mysterious Fun Time Kidz Care. Some people craft it from a box, but this idea to paint a neon green jumpsuit is so cute and so fashion.

Let me know if you try any of these out! And do send pics.

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