Costume Planning

How To Dress Up for a Houston Halloween

From Beyoncé to Clutch the Bear, this year it’s all about repping the city.

By Danielle Wright Edited by Stephanie Bartels

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With Halloween quickly approaching, now is the time to prepare your out-of-this-world costume. This year, instead of dressing up in a typical cop or nurse get-up, why not celebrate Houston by dressing as our ongoing culture references?

When thinking of which notable characters to embody, there’s our Queen, Beyoncé, who is ranked as one of the highest paid celebrities, or the Rockets mascot Clutch the Bear, who was recently acknowledged as Mascot of the Year.  Even the city’s continuous construction is worth making a costume for.

It’s safe to say Houston’s batty unique references attribute to a spot-on costume. Check out our costume dupes of 5 Houston culture references to deck-out this Halloween. 

Astros Baseball Player

With the Houston Astros competing in the American League Division Championship, what better way to root for the city’s beloved team than to sport an Astros costume? Grab your favorite jersey, a baseball helmet and of course, a bat to swing into a homerun on candy. 

Nike Men's Houston Astros Blank Official Replica Home Jersey


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When dressing up as an Astros team member, the jersey is the main attraction. This Nike variation could be worn from a night out to game day.

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Adidas Triple Stripe Baseball Batting Helmet


Although this Adidas batting helmet doesn’t have the logo, grab a sticker and place it on the front of the helmet for a mini DIY armour.

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Fun Costumes Plastic Baseball Bat


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In need of an affordable bat? Fun Costumes from Amazon got you covered with this plastic bat that makes for a realistic look.

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Beyoncé Knowles

Legendary musician Beyoncé Knowles-Carter has been making music for 37 years, so choosing an era from one of Queen Bey’s memorable moments is both easy and fun. Take a page from the Disney Black Is King film, with her cheetah print takeover. 

Boohoo Halloween Leopard Print Catsuit


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This catsuit from Boohoo matches perfectly with Beyoncé’s cheetah costume. Go the extra mile and add sparkle to the spots to make the look pop.

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Meetsun Royal Girl Elton Square Rhinestone Sunglasses


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You can’t be Bey without a luxe accessory. Pair these rhinestone sunglasses to top off the costume.

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Shein Textured Round Charm Drop Earrings


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For more detail, add these low-cost drop earrings to look exactly like Beyoncé.

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Clutch the Bear

Clutch the Bear has been pulling in major accolades. He was the first NBA Mascot of the year and is now proclaimed Mascot of the Year for 2021. Show off Rocket’s pride as Clutch with a bear costume overlaid by Rocket’s jersey.  

The Costume King Teddy


Become Clutch the Bear with this insane Teddy costume. To become an exact replica, dye the costume grey.

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NBA Store Men's Houston Rockets White Jersey


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Overlay the bear bodysuit with this authentic Rocket’s jersey to become the Mascot of the Year. Make sure to size up to fit the costume’s size.

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Liza Koshey

Internet sensation Liza Koshey has had some major moments throughout her career. From rising to fame on Vine’s historical platform to an interviewer for Vogue at The Met Gala and producing her own collection for Fabletics. Dress up as the ultimate e-girl with Koshy’s colorful instagram ‘fit. 

Jaded LDN Fine Knit Asymmetric Cardigan


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What better way to dress up as Koshey than to look exactly like her? This Jaded LDN sweater is the exact garb worn by Koshey herself. 

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Zara Wide Leg Jeans


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These wide leg jeans are a need for e-girl style. Snag the blue wash to match Koshey’s ensemble.

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Billini Xanti Boot Local


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These Billini Xanti boots will instantly top off the look to become Houston’s ultimate influencer.

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Construction Worker

We’ve all been there-trying to get from place to place without running into construction. As Houston continues to grow, it’s roads, homes and offices are in constant need of a tune up. Represent the city’s ongoing development by trick or treating as a Construction Worker.


Bullard Yellow Hard Hat


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First thing’s first, workers need a helmet. This affordable hard hat from Home Depot will surely keep your head safe from debris.

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Levi's Premium Jackson Worker Shirt Local


This Levi’s denim long sleeve will have you digging up dirt in style. Plus, the sleek look can be worn to any occasion.

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Brazos Men's Tradesman Lace Up Work Boots


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Complete the costume with a pair of lace up boots. Just like that, you're ready to join Houston’s development team.

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