Monster Mash in Style: Michigan Celebrity Inspired Halloween Costumes

By: Toni Cunningham | October 25, 2012
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Halloween, the time of jack-o-lanterns, candy and costumes. Unless you’re Lady Gaga, it’s the one time out of the year where you can go crazy dressing up and get away with it. I myself have been pondering about my costume since the beginning of September.

Instead of taking your children trick-or-treating dressed as a boring ol’ pirate, or showing up to a Halloween shindig decked out like a witch, get creative this year! And what’s more creative than dressing as someone who hails from the state of Michigan?

I give you, the top 10 most entertaining/funny/unusual costume picks to portray on October 31st! These famous people hail from, or once lived in, the Great Lakes State…

Lucille Ball: Indeed, you learn something new every day, as I just found out that Ms. Ball spent much of her youth in Wyandotte. Dress as Lucy from “I Love Lucy” and you’ll be looking adorable in no time. Just be sure to nail Lucy’s famous cry before you head out.

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Tom Selleck: This one is just too easy. Selleck was born in Detroit and one of his most well known roles, as Thomas Magnum on “Magnum P.I.,” features him clad in a mustache, Hawaiian-style shirt and Detroit Tigers baseball hat. If that isn’t the simplest, most creative costume for a man able to grow facial hair, I don’t know what is.

Diana Ross: If you’re a fan of Motown, this will come naturally. Just copy any one of Ross’ fabulous costumes from her time as lead singer of The Supremes during the 60s and you’re good to go. Don’t forget the fabulous hair and a microphone!

Madonna: The “Queen of Pop” hails from Bay City, and her career timeline allows for countless costume possibilities. I think the obvious choice here would be ‘80s pop princess, but please, use your creative license.

Prince Fielder: This one is sort of cheating, as Fielder hails from Ontario, not Michigan. However, he’s a Detroit Tiger, so your argument is invalid. It’s also a fairly simple costume to throw together on a budget. Jersey, cap, done!

Tim the Tool Man Taylor: For those of you living under a rock in the ‘90s, I’m referring to Tim Allen’s character on “Home Improvement.” Strap on your tool belt and you’re halfway there.

Sinbad: You know how when people meet celebrities, they have really cool stories to share? I don’t. I literally RAN INTO Sinbad at a prior place of employment. But I digress. Sinbad was in some pretty great movies in the ‘90s (I’m looking at you, “Good Burger” and “Jingle All the Way”). Both of which allow for costume opportunities.

Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard: If you’re part of a couple, why not go as real life couple and Michigan natives Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard? Hers: “Veronica Mars.” His: “Employee of the Month.”

Bruce Campbell and Sam Raimi: Both men hail from Royal Oak and acted in and directed the “Evil Dead” franchise, respectively. This is, in my mind, the best costume idea for men ever.

Eminem, Kid Rock, Uncle Kracker and Jack White: If you’re a group of guys who have a party to attend, why not go as some local famous musicians? After a few beverages, people might actually believe it’s true.

There you have it! Coming up with a creative (and Michigan themed) Halloween costume is easy as pie. Not only will you be clad in something unique, but your attire will be a great conversation starter at any Halloween event.