Julie and Lauren as witches. (Maryland)
Sylvia as Sailor Neptune. (Somerville, Massachusetts)
Emma as a Vulcan. (Newport Beach, California)
Alexia as Violet Baudelaire.
Gracie (left) and Gabby as 1960s Beatles fangirls. (California)
Farrah as Eloise. (Virginia)
Lanier as Ash from Fantastic Mr. Fox. She adds: “I am eating a banana at school too.” (Florida)
Sarah as Annie Hall. (Jakarta, Indonesia)
…Lucy (Westchester County, New York)…
…and Emily (Washington State) as Aladdin Sane–era David Bowie.
Andi as a woman from a Roy Lichtenstein painting. (Central Valley, California)
Photos 13–18 are from Omaha, Nebraska. Explains Eva, above, dressed as “Salvador Dolly”: “These pictures are from the Rookie-inspired Halloween photo booth my friends and I made for our magazine, at school! You can see the magazine, and more of the photos, here.”
Ally as “a bachelor-babe clown.”
Abegale as a slice of watermelon.
Sarah as “a kinky bird that has the body of an awkward teenage girl.”
Kirsten as a clown.
Hilary as a Boy Scout at our Halloween party at Magic Pony in Toronto. Photo by Kendra.
Tavi (left) as Garth Algar and Noa as “a Rookie cheerleader” at Magic Pony.
Eleanor as Ramona Quimby. (Brooklyn)
Georgina, Kesgrave, U.K.
Autumn as Princess Aurora from Disney’s Sleeping Beauty. (Pennsylvania)
Hannah as a princess in chains. She explains: “It was really a metaphor for how everything depends on your perception—it’s all in the eye of the beholder.”
Gwen as a Harlequin doll. (Bellingham, Washington)
Sharon as the Morton Salt umbrella girl. (Chicago)
Mary (left) and Robin as Princess Lolly and Queen Frostine from Candyland. (New York City)
Linda as Fiona from Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. (Bochum, Germany)
Olivia as Pikachu. (Long Island, New York)
Caroline as a clown. (Fairfax, Virginia)
Stephanie as Llama del Rey…
…and as Dead Jessica Rabbit. (Brooklyn)
Avery as Andy Warhol. She made the mask herself! (Mississippi)
Jeonga as Little Red Riding Hood. (South Korea)
Sasha as Totoro. (Berkeley, California)
Amber as a skeleton prom queen. (Wisconsin)
…Rachel (Ontario, Canada)…
…and Holly (London) as skeletons.
We’re gonna let Rosa explain her costume: “The costume is a strange mix. Ahm…I am an eight-year-old girl with scary eyes. I go to Hogwarts—I am a Gryffindor—and I like to wear bones on my creepers! Yay!” (Brühn, Germany)
Andrea as Holly Golightly. (West Covina, California)
Beth as Gogo Yubari from Kill Bill. (London)
Rosalie as Hester Prynne. (Maine)
Jensen as “Hester Prynne with an S for Sassy.” Photo by Lindsay James. (Alexandria, Virginia)
Lara and Klara as koala bears. (Slovenia)
Charlotte (left) as Noriko Nakagawa from Battle Royale and Alex-Quan as a mime. (New York City)
Vivienne as a lamb. (Baltimore)
Erin as “a pig in a blanket.” (Brooklyn)
Maki as Rilakkuma. (Tokyo)
Caroline. (Elmhurst, Illinois)
Daisy as cotton candy. (London)
Haley (Rye, New York)…
…and Kelsey (Wichita, Kansas) as Twiggy.
Sophie as Dana Scully from The X-Files. (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
Marissa as Farrah Fawcett. (Marin County, California)
Ashley as an ’80s businesswoman. (Brooklyn)
Bianca as Hit-Girl from Kick-Ass. (Toronto)
Gigi as Lady Gaga. (Laramie, Wyoming)
Sam as the Blue Spirit from Avatar: The Last Airbender.
Estella (left) and Sarah as raisins. (Omaha)
Spirit (left) and Milo as frogs. (Bay Area, California)
Frances as Kiki from Kiki’s Delivery Service. (Highland Park, Illinois)
Amanda as Ariel from The Little Mermaid. (Wisconsin)
Hannah as a member of Pussy Riot. (Hertfordshire, England)
Annabelle as a woodland fairy. (Melbourne)
Emily as Marie from The Aristocats. (Northern Virginia)
Left to right: Alice as an anti-Valentine, Sherry as Wednesday Addams, and Cindy as Minnie Mouse.
Leticia (Humble, Texas)…
…and Jennifer as flappers.
Adrienne and Casey…
and Anny and Nina as the Grady twins from The Shining.
Rachel as Penny Lane. (Long Island, New York)
Anne as Lorde. (Pasadena, California)
Samuel as Corey Mason from Empire Records.
Liz’s own description of her costume: “Here’s me and my nine-months pregnant belly (baby Strummer) as many moons!” (Johnson City, Tennessee)
Sami as Sally Skellington from The Nightmare Before Christmas.
Inez as the Corpse Bride. (London)
Kristen as “Eyes Without a Face.”
Ally as Wednesday Addams. (Andover, Massachusetts)
Left: Tricia from Orange Is the New Black. Right: Morgan as Tricia. (Calabasas, California)
Alex as Casey Becker from Scream. (New York City)
Nicole as Princess Leia. (Pennsylvania)
…and Kari (Brooklyn) as Cher Horowitz.
Britney as a 1920s showgirl. (New York City)
…and Anastasia (New York City) as Frida Kahlo.
Dora as Frida Kahlo…
…and as “the Patron Saint of Gamblers.” (Albuquerque)
Ann as Blossom from The Powerpuff Girls.
Victoria as Ramona Flowers.
Jocelyne as Miss Shellfish Beach. (Prince Albert, Saskatchewan)
…Isabela (Boca Raton)…
…and Kayla (Laguna Beach, California) as Suzy Bishop from Moonrise Kingdom.
Adriana as Sailor Swift, aka Taylor Moon. (Plainfield, Illinois)
Skye as a house party. Photo by Amanda Major. (Arlington, Massachusetts)
Vivian (left) and Matilda as scary clowns. (Bremen, Germany)
Kailyn (West Haven, Connecticut)…
…and Nina (New York City) as Rosie the Riveter.
Maya (Bennington, Vermont)…
…Leah (Freemantle, Australia)…
…and Lucy (Delta, British Columbia) as Daria Morgendorffer.
Sarah (left) and Miranda as Daria Morgendorffer and Jane Lane. (Los Angeles)
Victoria (second from right, as ’90s Gwen Stefani) and friends (including Cheech and Chong, Amy Winehouse, an alien, and a slice of pizza). (California)
Bethany as an alien tourist. (Bristow, Virginia)
Kaitlen, Marissa, Elena, and Ana as Janet Weiss, Columbia, and Magenta from The Rocky Horror Picture Show + a cat. (Salem, Oregon)
Laura as Minnie Mouse. (Washington State)
Oona as Lydia Deetz.
…and Lucas (London) as teen witches.
Stella as Edward Scissorhands. Says Stella: “Fun fact (actually I’m just kind of bragging): I made the scissorhands. And I gathered all of the belts from thrift stores and assembled everything together. *victory music*” (Long Beach, California)
…and Hannah (Colorado) as possessed girls.
Ingrid (left) and Torbjørn as “an exorcism.” (London)
Emily (left) and Trevor as Margot Tenenbaum from The Royal Tenenbaums and Sam Shakusky from Moonrise Kingdom. (Minneapolis)
Puka as Holly Golightly…
…and as Dulce Maria from Carita de Ángel. (South Jakarta, Indonesia)
Sadie as Max Fischer from Rushmore. (Asheville, North Carolina)
Courtney as Dracula. (Sydney, Australia)
Christina as Lieutenant Nyota Uhura from Star Trek. (West Haven, Connecticut)
Kia as Babs Johnson from Pink Flamingos.
Megan as Mia Wallace.