We don’t know about you, but our kids have multiple Halloween events to attend. (The celebrating goes on all month, no?) If you need some inspiration, or just want to mix things up and show some NYC pride at a gathering, we’ve got ideas. Click through to consider these costumes, which have a little extra of that NYC attitude.

King Kong Tableau

Have a few trick or treaters you need to outfit? A trio of the Empire State Building, King Kong and damsel in distress (or not) is a formidable ensemble. This particular iteration is the work of Ashley Bailey, the inspired Atlanta area photographer and mom behind the site "Stellaween." The month-long celebration of October's biggest day started with Bailey dressing and documenting daughter Stella in a new homemade costume each day, with a pair of twins joining in a few years ago. (You can see Bailey's shots of other people's kids at her site, September Morn Photography.)

photo: Ashley Bailey


What’s your favorite NYC-inspired costume for kids? Share it in the comments! 

— Mimi O’Connor