Check Out Some of DC’s Most Creative Halloween Costumes

There’s nothing Washingtonians love more than escaping the absurdity of everyday DC life–and what better way to do it than by dressing up for Halloween? After all, there’s only one day a year when it’s not inappropriate to show up to work in a Winnie-the-Pooh costume. Here are some of our favorites from the day.

Most Creative

The host and staff of WAMU’s Kojo Nnamdi Show teamed up to go as Yayoi Kusama’s Infinity Mirrors. The exhibit drew lines around the corner when it made its debut at the Hirshhorn earlier this year, but we thought this group’s ensemble was just as good as the original. 

Most Athletic

We got a kick of these young baseball players who dressed up as the Nationals’ beloved racing presidents.

#Walloween2017 #FinnaBeABreeze #BigFella s/o to @hahadavis | makeup by @ditidevi

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Wizards point guard John Wall dressed as the deranged clown Chuckie for “Walloween.”

And Capitals winger Brett Connolly and company went with friends as Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.

Most Controversial

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At the White House’s Halloween Halloween party Monday , Education Secretary Betsy DeVos came dressed as beloved cartoon teacher Miss Frizzle, from the Magic School Bus series. But DeVos’s record of hostility toward public education—Miss Frizzle being an educator at a small-town elementary school—drew criticism from Magic School Bus fans.

Best Teamwork

You knew that Eleven from Stranger Things would be a popular costume this year. These strangers all showed up to the same bar in the same costume, and made the best of it by entering a contest together.

Funniest Play on Words

If only Wolf Blitzer had actually hosted his show in costume.

Cutest Dogs

It's my first Halloween and Dia de los Muertos! ??? #navyhalloween

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We can’t get over Navy the Corgi’s Dia de las Muertos costume.

Looks like this scary bank robber showed up to raid the leasing office of 77 H Street Apartments.


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Courtney Vinopal is a former Washingtonian editorial fellow. She holds a master’s degree in journalism from Columbia University, and previously worked as a press attaché for the Embassy of France in Washington, where she ran the institution’s social media accounts and newsletters. She lives in Woodley Park.