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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The Cincinnati area’s most famous cryptid is just begging for the costume treatment.
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!
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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.
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The Tyler Davidson Fountain at Fountain Square
Wear something bronze-ish, hold blue streamers and call it a 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."
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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.
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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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Raise your hand if you’ve been personally victimized by one of Cincinnati's biggest frustrations.