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How the Big Names Trick or Treat

Trying to figure out what to wear for Halloween? Here’s some inspiration for trick-or-treat attire.

Nick Young liked Batman, Lee was no Cowardly Lion, and Greenfield channeled a space cadet. Photograph of Young by Mitchell Layton/NBAE via Getty Images; Batman suit by Hulton Archives/Getty Images. Photograph of Lee by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images; Cow

Name Costume Why?
Chris and Kathleen Matthews, MSNBC anchor and Marriott exec The power couple once went to a Halloween party as Fred and Wilma Flintstone. Yabba-dabba-doo!
Kitty Kelley, author This year the writer is dressing up as an Opraholic. “I’m writing a biography of Oprah, and my friends have outfitted me for the project,” Kelley says, with hats, a sweatshirt, and a bulletproof vest that says, PLEASE, OPRAH. LET ME LIVE MY BEST LIFE.
Jeff Greenfield, CBS senior political correspondent As a kid, the pundit dressed up as Hopalong Cassidy and Tom Corbett, Space Cadet. The TV characters were two of Green- field’s favorites.
Becky Lee The former Survivor contestant dressed up as the lion from The Wizard of Oz in the fourth grade. “It was cold by then, so the full jumpsuit was perfect for the weather,” says Lee, who in more recent years dressed up as Wonder Woman and a Playboy bunny.
Ris Lacoste, chef, Rock Creek After college, she dresser up as a Girl Scout. “I was in a thinner stage, and I fit into my sister’s Girl Scout uniform,” says Lacoste, who as a child dressed up as Raggedy Ann.
Nick Young, shooting guard, WashingtonWizards When he was seven, he dressed up as Batman. “Even though he didn’t fly, he was still pretty cool,” says Young.
Ed Henry, CNNcorrespondent As a child, he dressed up as a firefighter. “When I was younger, I was obsessed with hats,” says Henry. “I refused to let my parents take my hat off when I went to bed. Often it was this red fireman’s hat from the TV show Emergency! I still have the hat.”

This article originally appeared in the October 2007 issue of Washingtonian magazine