It’s not too late to put together the perfect Halloween costume.
This year, skip the TV show characters and cartoons that everyone will dress up as, and show up trick-or-treating in some locally themed holiday jokes.
Here are some of the most Boston-area Halloween costumes of the year.
Super Bowl 28-3
We wouldn’t be doing this year justice if we didn’t start out with the groundbreaking Super Bowl comeback that New Englanders will — rightfully so — brag about for decades to come.
There’s a few ways to make this costume work. You could, of course, dress up as your favorite player. Just grab their jersey, bulk up a little, and call it a day.
Or you could really focus on the comeback.
What you’ll need to pull this costume off: Something obnoxiously large to show off the score (a cardboard scoreboard, a gigantic hat, a neon shirt, etc.) And don’t forget your Pats attire. From head-to-toe, you should scream New England football.
Prudential Center robot
The Knightscope K5 security robot spent months keeping the Prudential Center safe as it roamed the building with real-time monitoring and detection technology.
The robot stopped being used in September, but shoppers remember it for its noticeable egg-shaped form and its leisurely 2-mile-per-hour pace.
What you’ll need to pull this costume off: This can be as simple or complicated as you make it. You could wear all white clothing, use a classic white sheet, or build yourself a white, metal pod of sorts. Just don’t forget to cut holes for the security camera.
Littleton bull (Rest In Peace)
In 2015, it was the Lowell goat. This year, it was the Littleton bull.
After escaping from a livestock auction in mid-August, the bull ran through nearby towns, including Ayer and Groton, and was ultimately shot and killed when it returned to Littleton on Aug. 20.
Police said they and the owner made the decision “out of concern for public safety.”
“#RIP, bull. Enjoy that big field in the sky,” the @LittletonBull account tweeted on Aug. 20.
What you’ll need to pull this costume off: For starters, wear all black. If you have anything with fur (or fake fur) on it, that would work even better. Next, you’ll need some horns. You can buy them at a Halloween store, or if you’re looking for something homemade, grab a headband or bandana, and tape or glue on two homemade horns (try two bananas wrapped in white socks, or two empty paper towel rolls wrapped with one paper towel and slightly bent).
This Halloween, let’s show them that two can play this game.
What you’ll need to pull this costume off: The easiest way to do this would likely just be buying a turkey costume from a Halloween store. That being said, if you’re looking for something homemade, here are some ideas: Brown or black leggings or spandex, an oversized brown or black sweater (a poncho would be perfect for this), some stray feathers taped onto your sweater or poncho, some red face paint, and a paper or plastic beak.
Limited-edition Polar Seltzer
Nothing says New England more than a bunch of people freaking out over brand new Polar Seltzer flavors, and this summer was no exception.
This year’s limited-edition batch included names like Yeti Mischief, Dragon Whispers, Mermaid Songs, and Unicorn Kisses.
Pick your favorite, and there’s your costume.
What you’ll need to pull this costume off: It depends which flavor you choose, but you’ll likely need some vibrant colors and some felt letters for your shirt to indicate what you are. And want to be a crowd favorite? Walk around with some polar seltzer to give away!Felicia Gans can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow her on Twitter @FeliciaGans.