Halloween Costumes

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Each year, the Halloween Cartoons feature the characters dressed in different costumes, usually of pop icons and celebrities.

The costumes are generally "vintage," in that they feature characters who were popular in the 80's and 90's, although it is uncertain if this is simply a style choice, or done deliberately to give the cartoons a more "timeless" feel.


Homestarloween Party (2000)

Image Character Costume Explanation Sources
Homestar As Kurt Cobain Homestar Runner Kurt Cobain Kurt Cobain was the lead singer of the band Nirvana. Nirvana was one of the first grunge bands to achieve mainstream sucess. He killed himself on April 5, 1994, though some believe he was actually murdered by his wife Courtney Love. The shirt Homestar wears is a reference to the famous Rolling Stone cover with Kurt Cobain. Wikipedia Article, Rolling Stone Cover
Strong Sad As Gorbachev Strong Sad Gorbachev Mikhail Gorbachev was the leader of the Soviet Union during 1985 until 1991. Wikipedia Article
The King of Town As Cap'n Crunch The King of Town Cap'n Crunch Cap'n Crunch is the mascot for the cereal bearing his name. Cap'n Crunch.com
Marzipan As Jeanie Marzipan Jeannie 'I Dream of Jeannie' was a sitcom that aired for five years beginning in 1965. Barbara Eden played "Jeannie" and at the time her costume was nearly censored for revealing too much skin. According to the television show, she was more than two thousand years old, from ancient Babylon, and she could materialize objects or control any situation with the blink of an eye. Overly eager to please her master, Jeannie constantly got him into improbable dilemas and humorous situations. IMDb.com Page for "I Dream of Jeannie"
Pom Pom As Stay-Puft Pom Pom Stay-Puft Stay-Puft Marshmallow Man was a character in the 1984 film Ghostbusters. He terrorized the city, even though he was just a mascot for a marshmallow brand. IMDb.com Page for Ghostbusters
Coach Z As Flavor Flav Coach Z Flavor Flav Flavor Flav is a rap artist and a member of the rap group "Public Enemy" Wikipedia Article
Bubs As Rerun Bubs Rerun Freddy "Rerun" Stabbs was a character on the show "What's Happening!!" It was an American sitcom that ran from 1976 to 1979. It dealt with the antics of three African-American teens living in Los Angeles. Wikipedia Article
The Poopsmith As Tron The Poopsmith Tron Tron was a character in the 1982 film Tron, in which a hacker was abducted into a computer world. Wikipedia Article
The Cheat As Garfield The Cheat Garfield Garfield is a popular comic strip and television show recently made into a movie about a lazy cat that loves to lay around and take naps. Wikipedia Article
Strong Mad As Slim Goodbody Strong Mad Slim Goodbody Slim Goodbody is a fictional character created and performed by John Burstein. Slim is a human adult who wears a flesh-colored body suit with various tissues, organs and organ systems painted on it. Wikipedia Article
Strong Bad As Carmen Miranda Strong Bad Carmen Miranda Carmen Miranda was a Brazillian singer-actress, who died in 1955. Wikipedia Article

The House That Gave Sucky Treats (2001)

Image Character Costume Explanation Sources
The Poopsmith As Lazer Tag The Poopsmith Lazer Tag Lazer Tag was created in 1986 by the 'Worlds of Wonder' company. Using Lazer Tag equipment, players could shoot sensors worn by other players to "tag" them. Worlds of Wonder ceased production of Lazer Tag equipment when it went out of business in either 1987 or 1988. However, the term "laser tag" remains to be used to describe many games of the same kind. LazerTag FAQ
The King of Town As Hagar the Horrible The King of Town Hagar the Horrible Hägar the Hørrible is the title and the name of the main character of a syndicated comic strip, created in 1973 by Dik Browne. Hägar is a Viking warrior who regularly goes off to invade England and humorously interacts with the his crew and family. Wikipedia Article
Strong Mad As The Fridge Strong Mad The Fridge William "Refrigerator" Perry was a football player for the Chicago Bears. He became famous for his excellent work as a defensive lineman. Wikipedia Article
Coach Z As Humpty Hump Coach Z Humpty Hump Eddie Humphrey a.k.a "Humpty Hump" a.k.a "Gregory Jacobs" a.k.a. "Shock-G" was a member of the hip hop group Digital Underground. The group was known for outrageous costumes and live shows, their music's humorous tone and an endless parade of identities from Humphrey. Wikipedia Article
Pom Pom As Michael Moore Pom Pom Michael Moore Michael Moore is an American documentary film director and author known for his advocacy of his political views which are often laced with satire and humor. Wikipedia Article
Bubs As Mars Blackmon Bubs Mars Blackmon Mars Blackmon was a character played by Spike Lee in She's Gotta Have It. She's Gotta Have It at Imdb
Strong Bad As Carmen Sandiego Strong Bad Carmen Sandiego Carmen Sandiego was originally conceived in 1983 by a group of software designers at Broderbund Software. To inspire kids to learn geography, the creators wanted a female "heroine" whose name sounded exotic but was unmistakably simple to pronounce. The name "Carmen Sandiego" is somewhat of a play on Indiana Jones. The first software game, "Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego?," was released in 1985. It was also made into several gameshows for kids, including "Where in the World" and "Where in Time" is Carmen Sandiego. Wikipedia Article [Project Carmen]
The Cheat As Punchy The Cheat Punchy Punchy, also known as The Hawaiian Punch Guy, is the cartoon mascot of fruit drink Hawaiian Punch. His long-time catch-phrase was "Hey, how about a nice Hawaiian Punch?" Wikipedia Article
Homestar Runner As The Greatest American Hero Homestar Runner The Greatest American Hero The Greatest American Hero is an American television series which aired from 1981 to 1983 on ABC. It starred William Katt as Ralph Hinkley, Robert Culp as Bill Maxwell, and Connie Selleca as Pam Davidson. In it, a man encounters aliens who give him a bright red suit, which gives him super powers. Wikipedia Article
Homsar As Wimpy Homsar Wimpy J. Wellington Wimpy, often shortened to just Wimpy, joined the Popeye comic strip in 1931. He played a significant role in popularizing the hamburger in the United States. Wikipedia Article
Marzipan As Joey Ramone Marzipan Joey Ramone Jeffrey Hyman (May 19, 1951 (although he often insisted it was 1952)-April 15, 2001) and better known as Joey Ramone, was the vocalist for the legendary punk rock group The Ramones. With fellow band-mate Johnny Ramone, they were the only two who stayed with the band until retirement. Wikipedia Article
Strong Sad As Andy Warhol Strong Sad Andy Warhol Andy Warhol (August 6, 1928 - February 22, 1987) was an American painter and major figure in the pop art movement. One of his famous paintings was the Campbell's Soup can. Wikipedia Article

Pumpkin Carve-nival (2002)

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Image Character Costume Explanation Sources
Pom Pom As The Kool-Aid Man Pom Pom The Kool-Aid Man The KOOL-AID Man, originally known as the 'Pitcher Man' first crashed through a wall and into the advertising scene in 1975. Marvel Comics published about a half a dozen Kool-Aid Comics in the 80's. In 1983, there was a video game for the Atari 2600 Video Computer System available titled after this mascot of Kool-Aid. Kool-Aid FAQ
Strong Sad As Vyvyan Strong Sad Vyvyan Vyvyan was a red-haired punk who made his first entrance on the show The Young Ones in 1982 by crashing through a kitchen wall. He sported metal studs in his forehead and chopped his own fingers off to relieve boredom. No one epitomized punk's iconoclastic whimsy, its anarchic glee, like Vyvyan. The Boston Phoenix
Bubs As Captain Lou Albano Bubs Captain Lou Albano Captain Lou Albano was one of the most successful managers in the history of professional wrestling. He initially managed a WWF Tag Team in the 1940s. Wikipedia List
Coach Z As Kid Coach Z Kid From the rap group Kid-n-Play IMDB listing
The King of Town As Mario The King of Town Mario Mario, also known as Super Mario, is a video game character created by Shigeru Miyamoto for Nintendo, named after the Italian landlord, Mario Segali, at Nintendo of America. He is one of Nintendo's best-known characters and considered by many to be the biggest video game character in history, appearing in literally hundreds of games, many of them bestsellers. Wikipedia Article
Strong Mad As A Ghost Strong Mad A Ghost A classic, yet rarely used, halloween costume, the white sheet with eye holes cut out of it is the ultimate in quickie costumes.
Homsar As Ghost Dog Homsar Ghost Dog Ghost Dog is the main character in the 1999 movie Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai. He is an African-American hit man who models himself after the ideal Japanese samurai. Ghost Dog is played by Forest Whitaker in the movie. IMDB Listing
The Poopsmith As A Sleestak The Poopsmith A Sleestak The Sleestaks were tireless hordes of evil creatures who constantly wreaked havoc on a family from the future. They were featured on the TV series that ran from 1974 to 1977 called The Land of the Lost. IMDb page for "The Land of the Lost"
Marzipan As Left Eye Lopes Marzipan Left Eye Lopes Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes was a member of the Atlanta-based R&B music group 'TLC'. Lopes was also a self-taught keyboardist for the group. Lopes participated in the recording of CrazySexyCool, TLC's breakthrough release in 1994. She died in a car crash in Honduras in April 2002, six months prior the release of Pumpkin Carve-nival. Wikipedia article
The Goblin As Strong Bad As The Bee The Goblin Strong Bad As The Bee When it was revealed that Homestar was actually Strong Bad in a costume, "Strong Bad" was found to actually be the Goblin in a Strong Bad costume.
Homestar As Angus Young Homestar Angus Young Angus Young is perhaps one of the world’s most underrated guitarists whose style is frequently imitated, but never duplicated. Since 1973, Young has been the lead guitarist with the legendary rockers of the band AC/DC. Gibson Press Release
The Cheat As Russell The Cheat Russell From Fat Albert's gang of junkyard kids TVparty character sheet
Strong Bad As Homestar As Angus Young Strong Bad Homestar As Angus Young See Homestar's costume for information on Angus Young; Strong Bad wore this costume as part of an elaborate prank on the others.

3 Times Halloween Funjob (2003)

Image Character Costume Explanation Sources
Strong Mad As Magnum P.I. Strong Mad Magnum P.I. Magnum, PI was the title character of a television show starring Tom Selleck that ran from 1980-1988. It followed the adventures of Thomas Magnum III, a private detective working in Hawaii. IMDb article
The Cheat As Izzy The Cheat Izzy Izzy was the mascot of the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta. His story is that he is a creature called a Whatizit who lives inside the Olympic Flame. He is probably the least popular of all Olympic mascots. An Izzy fan page
Bubs As Mel Bubs Mel Melvin "Mel" Sharples was a manager of "Mel's Diner" in the 70's TV sitcom "Alice". His role was played by Vic Tayback from 1974 to 1985 where he constantly worked alongside fellow waitresses Flo(rence) "Kiss my grits" Castleberry and Vera Gorman for comedic purposes. IMDb Page
Pom Pom As Kamala the Ugandan Giant Pom Pom Kamala the Ugandan Giant Kamala was a WWF Wrestler known for his wild and untamed style while he terrorized his opponents in and out of wrestling rings throughout the world. He was played by James Harris whose wrestling career began in 1978 when he made his ring debut in Greenwood, Mississippi. He wrestled throughout the south under a variety of aliases, most notably as Sugar Bear Harris. In England during the 80's he was known as The Mississippi Mauler. Mid South Wrestling
Marzipan As The Log Lady Marzipan The Log Lady The Log Lady was a character on the 1990 TV series Twin Peaks. She was an eccentric recluse who carried a log around, which she believed spoke to her. IMDb article on Twin Peaks
The Poopsmith As M. Bison The Poopsmith M. Bison M. Bison is a character in the popular Capcom video game series Street Fighter. He is known as "Vega" in the Japanese version of the games - the American translation mixed the names of several "boss" characters in Street Fighter II.
The King of Town As The Hamburglar The King of Town Hamburglar Hamburglar is one of the mascots for the McDonald's chain of restaurants. He always tries to steal Ronald McDonald's hamburgers and his catchphrase is "robble robble". A fitting costume for the King of Town if ever there was one.
Homestar Runner As John McEnroe Homestar Runner John McEnroe He was a professional tennis player and was U.S. Open singles champion in 1979, 1980, 1981, and 1984. In 1992, he became the oldest men's player ever to win a Grand Slam title of any kind when he captured the Wimbledon men's doubles championship. He is the brother of Patrick McEnroe, also a former professional tennis player, and, like John, now a tennis commentator. IMDb page for John McEnroe
Strong Bad As Ozone Strong Bad Ozone
Coach Z As Kool Moe Dee Coach Z Kool Moe Dee Kool Moe Dee or 'Mohandas Dewese' was a member of one of the pioneering old school hip hop groups of all time, The Treacherous Three, from the late 1970s to mid 1980s. This influential 'old-school rapper' had his first album in 1986. He as not released an album since 1994's "Interlude". IMDb page for Kool Moe Dee
Strong Sad As David Byrne Strong Sad David Byrne David Byrne rose to prominance as lead singer of the band Talking Heads. Beginning as part of the punk/new wave movement of the late 70s, the band were quickly distinguished for their experimental lyrical and instrumental style and the nervous energy of Byrne's vocals. He records today as a solo artist. Wikipedia page for David Byrne
Homsar As Slash Homsar Slash Slash was a lead guitarist with hard rockers Guns 'n' Roses until forming his own band in 1996. His bizarre appearance and guitar skills are well known. Wikipedia page for Slash
Stinkoman As Speed Racer Stinkoman Speed Racer Speed Racer is the title character in the classic anime Speed Racer, or Mach Go Go Go in Japan. Speed Racer, or Gō Mifune, is a young stock car racer who strives to win in the cutthroat world of racing. It was one of the first animes to be imported and dubbed, giving many people their first taste of Japanese animation. Wikipedia article
The Goblin As Santaman The Goblin Santaman

Halloween Fairstival (2004)

Image Character Costume Explanation Sources
The Poopsmith As Lion-O The Poopsmith Lion-O Lion-O is a charater in the cartoon ThunderCats. He is the leader of the ThunderCats, who came from Thundera to Third Earth. Wikipedia article
Strong Mad As Ben Wallace Strong Mad Ben Wallace Ben Wallace is a professional basketball player that began his career with the Washington Bullets in 1996. He is one of four players in the history of the National Basketball Assocation to lead the league in rebounds and blocks during the same season. He currently plays for the Detriot Pistons in the position of Forward-Center. NBA.com: Ben Wallace Bio
Strong Sad As David Bowie Strong Sad David Bowie David Bowie is a British rock and roll musician, actor, and artist who has had a profound influence on rock and roll from the 1960s to the present. In the 1980s, Bowie had great success in releasing his music and made an unabashed bid for commercial success. Wikipedia article
The King of Town As The Mayor of Halloweentown The King of Town The Mayor of Halloweentown The Mayor of Halloweentown is a character in the animated movie The Nightmare Before Christmas, directed by Tim Burton. The movie is about the efforts of the citizens of Halloweentown (where Halloween is made) to make Christmas. Like the King of Town, the Mayor switches his face around depending on his mood. Glenn Shadix proved his voice. IMDb listing
Bubs As One of the 3 Most Important People in the World Bubs One of the 3 Most Important People in the World "The Three Most Important People in the World" are characters in the film Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure. Bubs is dressed as the Person played by Clarence Clemons, legendary saxophonist for Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band. The other two Most Important People were played by Martha Davis of The Motels and Fee Waybill of The Tubes. IMDB listing for Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure
Pom Pom As The Big Boy Pom Pom Big Boy Big Boy is the mascot for the restaurant chain "Bob's Big Boy", or just "Big Boy". Wikipedia article
Coach Z As Tupac Coach Z Tupac Rapper Tupac Shakur MTV listing
Homsar As Kumar Homsar Kumar
Homestar Runner As Carl Spackler Homestar Runner Carl Spackler Carl is Bill Murray's groundskeeper character in Caddyshack. He hunts gophers. Caddyshack IMDB listing
Strong Bad As Cesar Romero  As The Joker Strong Bad Cesar Romero As The Joker Camp supervillain and star of the original Batman television series.
The Cheat As Sigmund The Cheat Sigmund
Marzipan As Willie Nelson Marzipan Willie Nelson Legendary country artist (and hippie) associated with the "outlaw country" movement of the 1970s and the Farm Aid project of 1985.
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