Are you stumped trying to figure out what to be for Halloween this year?
For Ontario Parks’ 125th anniversary, why not celebrate by wearing an Ontario Parks themed costume? To help you out, we pulled together some ideas to inspire the perfect park Halloween get-up!
Haven’t you always wanted to be a park naturalist? Here’s your chance! This budding naturalist nailed it.
Kip the frog
This beloved frog is Ontario Parks’ mascot. With 11 species of frogs in Ontario to choose from, hop to it and dress up as your favourite hopper!
Grab your hat, binoculars, and field guide, and go as a birder! Add a stuffed bird to your shoulder to take it to the next level.
Is fishing more your style? Get out your lifejacket, fishing vest, hat, and rod, and go as an angler! Too easy? Take some time to craft a big fish for your line.
Show your love for turtles by dressing up as one! Get crafty by creating a shell out of a large cardboard box and channel your inner Picasso by painting the shell.
Going out with a group of friends? Each of you can dress up as different Ontario turtle species!
Grab your friends and dress up as your favourite species to represent biodiversity!
This shot is from a time when the staff at Sleeping Giant Provincial Park dressed up to represent the park’s natural and cultural heritage for an evening presentation.
DIY and fly! Feel as pretty as a butterfly by making your own Monarch costume!
Is Halloween more about the blood and creepy-crawlies for you? Maybe try going as a Wood Tick!
For ultimate effect, emphasize the tick’s mouthparts by designing an enlarged and fearsome mouthpart fixed to an old bike helmet.
Dress up as a miner and strike it big! Ontario is rich in mining history — show your appreciation for some of Ontario’s cultural heritage this Halloween!
Batman and owl
Wait a minute…isn’t it Batman and Robin? Nevertheless, spread your wild-inspired superhero wings as a bat or a Great Horned Owl like these two!
Modify an old suit jacket to be a bat or get fun with feathers by using different shades of fabric scraps!
Speaking of Robin, dress up as an American Robin! Can you sing as soulfully as a robin? Why not jazz up your costume by being a rockin’ robin?
Be a park warden! Park wardens are superheroes too — they help protect our parks and keep them safe for everyone.
Fin-atic about fish? Re-purpose old foam to make a full-body fish costume. You’ll be quite the catch!
Get busy like a beaver!
We hope that you have found some inspiration for this year’s Halloween costume! Better get to work (like a busy beaver) because October 31 is fast approaching!
Looking for places to show off your sweet costume?
Join the spooky festivities happening at select provincial parks!