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8 Creative Travel-Themed Halloween Costumes

Show off your love of travel (and gain some candy and compliments along the way) with these creative travel-themed Halloween costumes. There are plenty of easy, DIY options on the list, along with some quick Amazon picks for the last-minute shopper.

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Ground Crew

Orange safety vest, noise cancelling headphones, and light-up wands

Get a high-visibility safety vest, a pair of light-up wands (or flashlights), and some over-ear-headphones, and you’ve got an easy airline ground crew costume. Bonus: you can direct party traffic or show off some sweet dance moves with the light-up wands all night. 

Carmen Sandiego

Elements of a Carmen Sandiego outfit (a red trench coat and red fedora hat) to the left and a woman wearing a full Carmen Sandiego costumer to the left

Carmen Sandiego took us around the world as kids, and her geography lessons (and sense of style) have stuck with us ever since. Repurpose a red trench coat and matching hat or get an all-in-one costume that comes with Carmen’s iconic yellow scarf.  


Pilot costume accessory set

Break out some black pants, a white button-up shirt, a pair of aviators, and a rolling carry-on (to transport all your candy) and you have an easy pilot’s costume. Make your costume more believable with this accessories pack that comes with a pilot hat, epaulets, and a pilot badge. Or, opt to portray a famous historical pilot like Amelia Earheart or a fictional one inspired by Top Gun.

Statue of Liberty

Teal dress and Statue of Liberty accessories (left) and a woman wearing a full Statue of Liberty gown and costume (right)

For a DIY Statue of Liberty costume, face paint and a flowy blue-green dress paired with a cut-out paper crown and flashlight will give you an inexpensive but immediately recognizable look. Really sell it with a Statue of Liberty accessories kit or go all out with a Lady Liberty costume that includes a gown, headpiece, and torch. 

Stereotypical Tourist

Novelty t-shirt, map of the world, and pink fanny pack put together to create a tourist Halloween costume

A big camera and an oversized map that you can’t seem to fold up correctly are all you need to pull off the stereotypical tourist costume. A fanny pack, colorful cocktail, and a habit of standing in the middle of the sidewalk will add some authentic details to your costume. 

Where’s Waldo

Red and white striped shirt and hat with round black glasses (left) and a man wearing a Where's Waldo outfit (right)

If you have a red-and-white striped shirt in your closet, find a matching hat and some round glasses, and you have a Where’s Waldo costume. Hide yourself somewhere in a crowded party and see how long it takes people to find you. 

Flight Attendant

Flight attendant costume accessory set

Put on your best business casual outfit and pair it with this hat, gloves, and wing set to create an easy flight attendant costume. Make lots of new friends at your Halloween party by stocking a tray with in-flight snacks (or airplane-size liquor bottles) and doling them out as you walk around. 

Dora the Explorer

A pink shirt, orange shorts, yellow socks, and Dora the Explorer backpack and map

Orange shorts, a pink shirt, yellow socks, and your favorite backpack can be used to quickly throw together a Dora the Explorer costume (don’t forget the wig!) Practice saying Dora’s catchphrase, “lo hicimos” in lieu of “trick-or-treat”. 

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