Famous Landmarks Halloween Costumes


Earlier this week we rounded up a slew of fantastic Halloween costumes inspired by famous works of art in a feature that proved to be extremely popular with many of our readers. No offense to the masterpieces, but we know that for some of you aesthetically-minded folks, there’s nothing more beautiful than a well-designed building. Intrigued by this photo of a group of famous architects dressed up as their own buildings that was snapped at the 1931 Beaux Arts Ball, we decided to go hunting for other costumes that pay homage to beloved landmarks. We think you’ll be surprised by how many we found — especially when you consider how awkward it would be to get around in most of these!

A. Stewart Walker as the Fuller Building, Leonard Schultze as the Waldorf-Astoria, Ely Jacques Kahn as the Squibb Building, William Van Alen as the Chrysler Building, Ralph Walker as the Wall Street Building, and Joseph Freedlander as the Museum of the City of New York. Image via

The Gherkin, St. Pauls, and Big Ben. Image via Conde Nast Traveler

The Empire State Building. Image via

The Space Needle. Image via

The Whitney, the Guggenheim, and the New Museum. Image via

The Eiffel Tower. Image via

A family dressed as the Wonders of the Ancient World. Image via

The Statue of Liberty. Photograph by Larry A. Viskochil. Image via

The Hollywood Sign. Image via

The Golden Gate Bridge. Image via