In need of a last-minute Halloween costume? Or maybe you've already started planning Purim or next Halloween way in advance? I've got you covered with a long list of awesome costumes inspired by Broadway musicals of all different genres, eras, and locations!
1. Young Frankenstein
Dress up as the monster himself, or get out your lab coat and mad scientist gear to trick-or-treat as his crazy creator, Dr. Frankenstein! Of course, this is also a great movie or musical to rewatch on Halloween.
2. Little Shop of Horrors
3. The Addams Family
There's so many different options for an Addams Family costume.
There's something for everyone in Shrek--princesses, ogres, donkeys, and even a cat wearing boots!
5. Into the Woods
6. Sister Act
You could actually dress up as a cat...or, you could just dress your cat up.
An excuse to wear a ballgown--or just to be Laura Osnes. And that's also okay.
11. The Sound of Music
More nuns! Or wearing curtains--take your pick. I seriously considered dressing up as all the Von Trapp children by myself. So I guess that's an option, too!
This costume actually portrays Matilda as the movie does, but you can opt for the musical version as well! Miss Trunchbull is also a fantastic costume choice that will probably be even more recognizable than Matilda herself.
There's almost nothing more iconic than the red dress and curly red hair. And it's not just for kids! If you, too, say #INeverGotToBeAnnie, then this is the costume for you!
14. Fiddler on the Roof
And all that jazz.
16-18. The Wiz, The Wizard of Oz, and Wicked
19. A Chorus Line
If you're feeling ambitious, go for these gold outfits worn by the entire ensemble at the end of the show. But if that's just not happening this year, breaking out the dance class clothing is totally a valid Halloween costume. Totally.
Most of these costume pieces can be found in your closet or a family member's, plus grabbing a free newspaper on the streets of New York City. Another major perk is that it's usually super-comfortable because it's just normal clothes.
21. Billy Elliot
Break out the tutu and tights and call it your Halloween costume (even though you're a Ballet Girl in real life too)--or borrow your sister's and rock it! #BoysDanceToo
22. The Phantom of the Opera
You don't even have to go this far (especially since the costume got discontinued)--the mask alone will make it clear.
23. Les Misérables
You could be really elegant about it and find some gorgeous Cosette costumes...or you could just turn your baby into a criminal and put him next to some bread.
24. The Pajama Game
As demonstrated by this picture from the actual show, you can literally just trick-or-treat in your pajamas. Sure, you've reached an all-time high for laziness, but you're more comfortable than anyone else!
No explanation necessary.
If Fun Home stars Oscar Williams and Gabriella Pizzolo did it, then it must be cool! (The thousands of dollars people will pay for a ticket are also good indicators.)
27. Mamma Mia
28. Jersey Boys
We can't all be Alan Cumming. But we can try!
31. Fun Home
In my opinion, it's been a lot harder to acquire costume pieces for Small, Medium, or adult Alison Bechdel as seen in Fun Home than it should've been. But this is definitely in the running for my costume for next Halloween!
32. Kinky Boots
33. You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown
To end with an oldie/goodie/cutie, Charlie Brown and his friends will always be classic, recognizable, and ever since the first production in 1967, Broadway musical-themed!
All of this being said, I myself decided to go with a more frequently-seen Halloween costume that's not Broadway-inspired this year: Waldo.