Ideas for "Ghostbusters" Halloween Costumes

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Ideas for "Ghostbusters" Halloween Costumes
Dress up in tan overalls as one of the Ghostbusters. (Ethan Miller/Getty Images Entertainment/Getty Images)

If there's something strange in your neighbourhood, it may just be that someone has dressed up as a Ghostbuster. The science fiction comedy and its catchy theme song were released in 1984. The film is about three eccentric ghost capturers and their encounters with the undead, including memorable demons and a large marshmallow man .


For a Ghostbuster costume, wear tan overalls, black shoes and a small black backpack. Attach a black pipe from the backpack to a toy gun. Complete the look by printing the Ghostbuster logo and gluing one to your shoulder and another to your breast pocket. Invite another friend or two to dress up as Ghostbusters as well, and go trick or treating as a team.

Stay Puft Marshmallow Man

One of the most memorable characters in the "Ghostbusters" franchise is the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man. Wear white trousers, a long-sleeved T-shirt and stuff them with foam. Use elastic bands to dived the fluff into sections around your thighs and arms. Tie a red ribbon around your neck and cut a hole into a blue tea-towel to use as a collar. Purchase a sailor's hat and wear white gloves. Apply white make-up and use white colour hairspray.


The androgynous, malignant entity who arrives in New York City from another dimension is the Ghostbusters' main antagonist. You can create this costume at home by wearing a full-length catsuit and attaching a combination of white and silver thread, pantyhose and loose fabric to it. Style your hair into an 80s punk rock look. Apply white make up and black eyeshadow. Wear red contact lenses and snarl to complete the costume.

Other Costume Ideas

Another famous "Ghostbuster" character is Slimer, the green ghost. You can use a king-size sheet and dye it green. Sew yellow eyes to the sheet, cut a hole for the mouth and sew a large pink tongue to it. Wear a black T-shirt under the sheet. You could also dress as the Ghostbuster Logo. Wear a white shirt, gloves, a knit winter hat and black trousers. Apply white make-up, black eyeshadow and lipstick. Use foam and red felt to make the "no ghosts" circle.

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