October 13, 2022

31 Halloween Costume Ideas Only Cincinnati Residents Will Understand

Cincinnati has plenty of weirdness that's begging to become the most niche Halloween costumes ever. Turn these Queen City landmarks, personalities and headlines into memorable, possibly award-winning getups and laugh as your friends from other cities try – and fail – to get it.
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3-Way
This Halloween's sexiest costume is a 3-way. Dress up as Cincinnati’s favorite drunk food — steamy spaghetti topped with loads of chili and cheese.
Photo: Provided by Skyline

3-Way

This Halloween's sexiest costume is a 3-way. Dress up as Cincinnati’s favorite drunk food — steamy spaghetti topped with loads of chili and cheese.
Glier's Goetta Tube
If goetta is good enough for its own festival, it's good enough for a Halloween costume. Bonus: you probably won't have to worry about anybody else wearing the same getup!
Photo: goettafest.com

Glier's Goetta Tube

If goetta is good enough for its own festival, it's good enough for a Halloween costume. Bonus: you probably won't have to worry about anybody else wearing the same getup!
3CDC "Coming Soon" Sign
These are common enough to be a fixture in Cincinnati lore now.
Photo: Provided 3CDC

3CDC "Coming Soon" Sign

These are common enough to be a fixture in Cincinnati lore now.
The Brady Bunch at Kings Island 
Remember when the Brady Bunch crew filmed at Kings Island in 1973? This is your group costume, groovy plaid pants and all.
Photo: IMDB

The Brady Bunch at Kings Island

Remember when the Brady Bunch crew filmed at Kings Island in 1973? This is your group costume, groovy plaid pants and all.
Loveland Frogman
The Cincinnati area’s most famous cryptid is just begging for the costume treatment.
Photo: Wikimedia Commons

Loveland Frogman

The Cincinnati area’s most famous cryptid is just begging for the costume treatment.
The Tyler Davidson Fountain at Fountain Square
Wear something bronze-ish, hold blue streamers and call it a day.
Photo: Hailey Bollinger

The Tyler Davidson Fountain at Fountain Square

Wear something bronze-ish, hold blue streamers and call it a day.
Joey Votto Bobblehead
Even though he's recovering from shoulder surgery, Votto IS the Cincinnati Reds at this point and deserves his own costumed tribute. Alternate costume: Votto wearing a broadcast earpiece and a tank top that says "Gym Day."
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Joey Votto Bobblehead

Even though he's recovering from shoulder surgery, Votto IS the Cincinnati Reds at this point and deserves his own costumed tribute. Alternate costume: Votto wearing a broadcast earpiece and a tank top that says "Gym Day."
Oyster Cracker
Party all night dressed as this iconic Cincinnati snack. Couples costume idea: Have your significant other go as hot sauce or a 3-way.
Photo: Jason Zhang, Wikimedia Commons

Oyster Cracker

Party all night dressed as this iconic Cincinnati snack. Couples costume idea: Have your significant other go as hot sauce or a 3-way.
Holtman's Donuts Sign
Alas, Holtman's closed its Over-the-Rhine location in 2022, but the iconic pink sign still would make a peak Cincinnati Halloween costume.
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Holtman's Donuts Sign

Alas, Holtman's closed its Over-the-Rhine location in 2022, but the iconic pink sign still would make a peak Cincinnati Halloween costume.
A Pothole
Raise your hand if you’ve been personally victimized by one of Cincinnati's biggest frustrations.
Photo: DDohler, Flickr Creative Commons

A Pothole

Raise your hand if you’ve been personally victimized by one of Cincinnati's biggest frustrations.