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Florida Themed Halloween Costumes

Halloween is fun for children and adults. I was noted for my annual Halloween parties & creative costumes & really enjoy this time of year.

Make Your Costume Stand Out from the Crowd

Halloween or fancy dress parties are a chance for grown-ups to really relax and have fun. You'll want a costume that everyone will remember and talk about for days to come. Everyone will be snapping photos of your Florida costume to show friends.

Halloween or fancy dress parties are a chance for grown-ups to really relax and have fun. You'll want a costume that everyone will remember and talk about for days to come. Everyone will be snapping photos of your Florida costume to show friends.

What Costume Will You Wear for a Florida Themed Halloween?

Start thinking about all the things Florida related and you'll come up with a lot. Someone surely will arrive in an alligator costume. Expand your thinking to all the other Florida birds and wildlife.

How about the costumes relating to the theme parks. There's Disney, SeaWorld and Universal. That gives you tons of great costume ideas.

Don't forget the space coast, hurricanes, retirees, beach vacations, and other aspects of Florida for costume inspiration. I've gathered some costumes and DIY outfits below for you to think about.


In Florida for Halloween?

What Will We Be for Halloween in Florida?

We received an invitation to a block party for Halloween in our retirement community. How fun!

My husband just made a face as he finds it hard to think up costume ideas. Already my mind is churning with possible outfits. Some would work for me, some are more for guys and some make good couple costumes.

Wait until he sees what I've rounded up for him to choose from. I'm sure one of these will spark his imagination.

Florida Tourist Costume Ideas

His or Her Tourist Costumes - Think Tacky, Tacky, Tacky

Remember Tastefulness Is Not the Way to Go

The tacky tourist costume can come straight from your closet. Hot pink capri pants? Great! Orange t-shirt, lime green flip flops, flower-print overshirt... you are on the way to a great costume.

Add a colorful beach tote or a pool noodle, and extreme, glitzy sunglasses are a nice touch too. You might not have all of these on hand, so head to the local thrift shop. Remember, the more colorful, the better.

Get Inspired by the Entries in the Tacky Tourist Costume

Costume Ideas from Florida Wildlife

Become a Flamingo for the Party

Do-It-Yourself Pink Flamingo Costume

Look at the Flamingo in Real Life to Get Ideas for Your Costume

I captured these at Gatorland in Kissimmee. Yes, they really are that color. The fun part about wearing a flamingo costume to a Halloween party, is it gives you an excuse to hang out all night by the buffet eating shrimp. That's their favorite food.

I captured these at Gatorland in Kissimmee. Yes, they really are that color. The fun part about wearing a flamingo costume to a Halloween party, is it gives you an excuse to hang out all night by the buffet eating shrimp. That's their favorite food.

Alligator Costume or Alligator Wrestler

Someone Has to Be the Alligator

Here I Am Demonstrating My Alligator Taming Techniques

My brother-in-law was waiting his turn to subdue the alligator at Gatorland.

My brother-in-law was waiting his turn to subdue the alligator at Gatorland.

Be an Alligator Wrestler

Here's a Gator Wrestler at Gatorland

See what the alligator wrestler is wearing? You may already have a tan work shirt in your closet and some jeans. Just add the alligator and you are ready.

See what the alligator wrestler is wearing? You may already have a tan work shirt in your closet and some jeans. Just add the alligator and you are ready.

Florida Costume Ideas from Disney

Disney Characters - There Are Dozens to Choose From

Here's just one character, but think of all the ones from the various movies or ones you've seen at the theme parks. Usually there's a costume available from Amazon for any of them.

Here's just one character, but think of all the ones from the various movies or ones you've seen at the theme parks. Usually there's a costume available from Amazon for any of them.

The Princess Costumes Aren't Just for Little Girls

Pretty Princess or Dark Maleficent - Which Will You Choose

Even More Disney Ideas

Here's Mickey! A Great Costume for a Florida Halloween

Watch This Video for DIY Mickey and Minnie Costumes

Don't Forget Florida's Space Coast

Wear Your Astronaut Suit for the Costume Event

Make Your Own Helmet to Go with the Astronaut Costume - A Video Tutorial

© 2014 Virginia Allain

Share Your Ideas for a Great Florida Themed Costume

Linda Bilyeu from Orlando, FL on January 17, 2015:

I've been dressing for Halloween for 28 years while living in Orlando and I never considered a Florida theme...except maybe when I dressed as a redneck pumpkin! :)

ezzly on December 03, 2014:

Very creative, love it

Jackie Lynnley from the beautiful south on October 30, 2014:

Some interesting ideas. I love the Little Bo Peep. Beautiful work.

Nancy Carol Brown Hardin from Las Vegas, NV on October 28, 2014:

Florida Halloween Costumes is a great idea for those who live in Florida, or those who wish they did! Nice work Virginia!

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