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Classic Halloween costumes from 1865 to today

  • Lions

    Aliyha Alleyne, 3, left, and Kadeem Dixon, 5, dressed as lions from “The Lion King” pose during a costume contest at the Franklin Park Zoo’s annual Zoo Howl in Boston on Oct. 31, 1998.

  • Uncle Sam and Statue of Liberty

    Heidi Miller, an officer with the Bloomington, Minnesota, Police Department passes out candy to trick-or-treaters on Oct. 31, 2001, at the Mall of America.

  • Dr. Evil

    A person dressed up as “Austin Powers’” character Dr. Evil for the Halloween Parade in Manhattan.

  • Donald Trump

    Katie Couric dresses up as Donald Trump on the Halloween episode of "The Today Show" at NBC Studios in New York City on Oct. 29, 2004.

  • Scream and monster

    Children in costume look in through a window in Peebles, Scottish Borders, in the U.K. on Oct. 31, 2005.

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  • Scream

    A young boy poses in a “Scream” mask with an axe on Halloween in North Bondi, Sydney, Australia, on Oct. 31, 2008.

  • An iPad

    Oscar the Bichon Frise dressed as an iPad during the Tompkins Square Park 20th Annual Halloween Dog Parade, Oct. 23, 2010, in New York City.

  • Donald Trump

    Masks depicting Donald Trump are displayed for sale at a Halloween costume store in Mexico City on Oct. 21, 2016.

  • Post Malone

    Rita Ora dresses as Post Malone for the KISS Haunted House Party at the SSE Arena in London on Oct. 26, 2018.

  • Captain America and Wonder Woman

    Participants dressed as Captain America and Wonder Woman—and baby Wonder Woman—are seen at the Haute Dog Howl'oween Parade at Marina Vista Park in Long Beach, California, on Oct. 27, 2019.

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