10 Buildings Dressed Up in Ridiculous Costumes


Jerry Seinfeld candidly acknowledged that “when I jumped off a roof in Cannes in a bee costume, I looked ridiculous. But this is my business; I have to humiliate myself.” Our favorite hallowed day for humiliation is fast approaching, and after looking at incredibly bizarre vintage Halloween costumes, amazing pop-culture inspired Halloween make-up, and our own handy guides to DIY get-ups, we thought we’d explore the final frontier by taking a look at buildings dressed up in all manner of ridiculous attire. From a corporate headquarters’ larger-than-life shark costume to a grand installation that’s surely the best big ghost costume we’ve ever seen, click through to check out clever ways to outfit a building.

Discovery Communications Headquarters as Chompie the Shark – Silver Spring, Maryland

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Crazy Fools Gallery as an octopus – London, England

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A government building as Peter the Great – St. Petersburg, Russia

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Kicker’s coffee stand as a cowboy – Tyler, Texas

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Monument to Vittorio Emanuele as a ghost – Milan, Italy

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Suburban home as Harry Potter

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Ketch Design Centre dressed as James Harden – Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

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Apartment building as Salvador Dalí – Lima, Peru

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Restaurant as a giant crab – Portland, Oregon

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An electronics store as a giant cell phone – Tokyo, Japan

Image credit: Luisa Villa del Campo