While the health experts are discouraging door-to-door trick or treating this year, that doesn’t mean kids can get dressed up for some Halloween fun at home, or at one of these drive-thru events. Superheroes and princesses? Very been there, done that. Get creative this year with some playful costume ideas that Angelenos can truly appreciate.

Cast of "Schitt's Creek"

It's a family affair! Celebrate the hilarious show's Emmy sweep with your own mini cast of Roses, by Lauren Mancke.


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Bob's Big Boy

Perfect for any little "big boy" in LA. After all, the burger chain is one of the city's most iconic restaurants. If you're crafty, here's the DIY tutorial for the costume. If not, you can always add red straps to these checked PJ bottoms and call it a day.

See's Candies Worker

Another LA institution, See's Candies has been around since 1921 when the first shop opened on Western Ave. Today, workers still wear a traditional black and white uniform reminiscent of the old days, and photographer Gina Lee perfectly recreates the look on her little one. Fun fact: The I Love Lucy with Lucy with gobbling chocolates off a conveyor belt? That was at See's Candies' factory.

The Broad's Balloon Dog

Bring a little pop culture to your costume (and impress the neighbors) with a reference to the Jeff Koons exhibit at The Broad, featuring the artist's balloon dog sculpture. 

Or this version...

Here's another take on Koons' balloon dog, which you can make with spandex fabric and this tutorial courtesy of Studio DIY.

The Broad's Pop Art

You'll find Roy Lichtenstein's instantly recognizable comic-strip-inspired art on display at The Broad (can you tell it's one of our favorite museums?). If you can get your little one to sit still long enough, you can recreate this look with a little makeup and a steady hand. 


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In-n-Out Fries

This ensemble is a nod to one of LA's most beloved burger joints, courtesy of the Cali mom Chelsea Foy's Lovely Indeed Instagram account. If your kiddo has a younger sibling, they can always go as the ketchup. Or get your whole brood in on the action with this complete tutorial.

Best Taco in LA

LA is arguably the taco capital of the United States. End the debate about where to find the best tacos in the city once and for all with this costume. (Don't want to DIY it? Here's a ready-to-go kid's taco costume.)


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Sushi Chef

Because Angelenos have been sushi lovers for decades, long before the rest of the country caught on. (Hint: Check out LA mom Laura Izumikawa's Instagram for even more costumed-baby inspiration.) 

A Star Is Born

Here's an easy, last-minute (and "punny") costume idea for infants, perfect for any LA baby. 

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Valley Girl

Like, oh my god. This totally '80s costume is a tribute to LA's Valley Girl days. 

Hollywood Director

Lights, camera, action! Here are all the props you'll need for a mini director costume. 


–Shannan Rouss


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