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Outdoors-Inspired Halloween Costumes

It’s never too early to start planning your Halloween costume. If you’re a fan of outdoor activities, why not bring that vibe to your costume this year, especially if you want to find something that no one else will have on at the Halloween party? Here are six great Halloween costume ideas that have a fun connection to the outdoors. 

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Groups, Families, or Couples

The Irwins

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Dressing up as the Irwin family is a super simple and really cute way to get everyone involved. You’re going to need a lot of khaki. Shirts, shorts, pants, you name it—the Irwins might just be the poster family for the entire khaki industry. The khaki you buy for this costume will seamlessly blend into the rest of your outdoor wardrobe and get lots of use, though. 

The Four Seasons

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Looking for a simple idea for you and your friends to do together? Dress up as the four seasons for an opportunity to coordinate while also giving each person an individual look. Here are some ideas for each season:

Winter: Think all white clothes and pick up some cotton balls or fiber fill to look like a snowy mountain.

Spring: Spring can go for lots of shades of green as well as fabric flowers and artificial vines.

Summer: Go for bright blues and small beach balls. This will make for a great summery feel.

Fall: Fall can go for deep browns and reds, and, to decorate, get artificial leaves in autumn colors.


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If you’re a group of four, this group or family costume is super easy to put together with cardboard. If you don’t have extra cardboard lying around, you can easily purchase cardboard sheets from Amazon or at your local craft store. You’ll also need some brown, black, and silver paint and straps to hang the cardboard from the wearer’s body. And for the marshmallow of the group, two pillows in white pillowcases (or beige, if you want to be toasted) will be perfect. 

For the Lone Rangers

Smokey the Bear

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This is a pretty easy costume to pull off, and you probably have at least one part of it in your closet already. The basic pieces for a Smokey costume are a pair of jeans, a brown shirt, and a wide-brimmed, beige hat. If you don’t have them already add a pair of hiking boots, too. You might also want to pick up some face paint to go all out on creating a fuzzy, bear face. 


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If you have a bright red “Lifeguard” sweatshirt hanging around, even if you’ve never been a lifeguard, here’s your chance to get a little more use out of it (and if you don’t have one already, don’t worry, you can get one on Amazon). For this look, pick up a good pair of aviator sunglasses and a red bathing suit or pair of board shorts. If you’re really looking to get into the costume, get some white face paint and lay it on the nose thick. (If you’re going for authenticity, actual sunblock will also do the job.)


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Dress up like a lumberjack this Halloween with a flannel shirt, a pair of jeans, and a pair of boots. Don’t forget a beanie and a fake ax to bring the look together. If you really want to go all out, you could grow out the beard or buy a fake one.

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