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The best Hoboken-themed Halloween costume ideas


Thinking of clever Halloween costumes is always difficult, however Hoboken girls is here to help. Read on below for Hoboken-themed Halloween looks inspired by some of the things we’re best known for music, baseball history, food, and more! Create these fun and effortless concepts with pieces of Ghost halloween in Hoboken, 59 Washington Street, ours unique shops, or design it yourself. If you’re not the best at DIY, you can also check out local tailors in the area to bring the vision to life or in the Hoboken and Jersey City Guide [Hoboken Girl Insiders] Facebook group to see if local YouTubers can help.


Dorothea Lange

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Hoboken-born Dorthea Lange was one of America’s most famous documentary photographers. Her photo “Migrant Mother”, which was taken during the Great Depression, is one of the most famous pictures from this time. They can carry the picture and camera around and wear baggy pants, a beret and a button-down or polo top to achieve their look.

Frank Sinatra

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From restaurants to attractions all over Mile Square, there is tribute to Hoboken’s most famous local, Sinatra. Wear a dark suit and felt hat to honor ol ‘blue eyes. Pinstripes wouldn’t hurt! Would you like to dress up as a female Sinatra? Choose a blazer from a local boutique and wear it again all season.

Justin + Hailey Bieber

Justin Bieber and Hailey Bieber

If you are like us, you still think about that time the Biebers honored us with her presence in downtown Hoboken. This is a great and easy costume idea for a pop culture loving couple. Just wear hats and comfortable outerwear.

Maria Pepe

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Local hero Maria Pepe is an essential figure in the history of Hoboken. Maria was one of the first women to play Little League Baseball and cemented Hoboken’s role in baseball history. Emulate Maria with a vintage baseball ensemble and hat. For the DIY professional, position the team name, Hoboken Young Democrats, on an emblem on the uniform.

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Lackawanna Terminal

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This costume is a great way to show Hoboken pride as the Lackawanna Clock Tower is such a recognizable landmark in downtown Hoboken. Lackawanna was built in 1907 and has a rich history of connecting Hoboken with New York City, upstate New York and Pennsylvania. Many parts have been preserved and the terminal is still used by thousands of commuters today. As another couple’s costume, one person could dress up as a tower and one person as a terminal.


A bagel

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Celebrate Hoboken’s favorite breakfast with a bagel costume this Halloween. Is something Hoboken screaming more like O’Bagel’s biggest bagel in New Jersey? See the full Hoboken bagel guide to collect more ideas.

A cannoli

The cannoli are arguably the best of them all classic Italian desserts. This costume is adorable as a baby outfit. Pay homage to this Hoboken staple and create an entire family trick or treating theme around town and more with dessert looks.

A cocktail

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It’s no secret that the Espresso Martini 2021 and Mile Square itself has taken by storm. Why not make this costume yourself and get noticed in the bars this Halloween? Bring some ideas with this Hoboken and Jersey City Martini guide or go the festive route with these Autumn cocktails.

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The greatest piece by Benny Tudino

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Pizza is synonymous with Mile Square and New Jersey as a whole. Use hoboken girls Pizza guide as inspiration and clothing like the city’s favorite food. As an allusion to Benny Tudinos‘Hoboken’s largest piece, the bigger the costume the better.

A waffle cone


ICYMI, the waffle cone was created in Hoboken. According to Marconi’s son, the ice cream cone combination wasn’t created until 1903. When Marchiony moved to Hoboken from Italy in 1895, he sold lemon ice cream and ice cream in glass cups on a handcart, but because people kept breaking glasses, he made some edible bowls.

A Fiore’s Roast Beef Mutz sandwich

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Do you fancy the popular Roast Beef Mutz sandwiches from Fiore’s? Formulate this classic hoboken food in costume to give the locals a big laugh. Check out our full guide of. at local Italian delicatessen for more options.

A Lipton tea product

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The Lipton Tea Company was founded by Sir Thomas Lipton who originally owned grocery stores in the United Kingdom. Lacking the quality of the teas for sale, Sir Lipton bought tea fields in Sri Lanka to make his own tea for sale in his shops. The Hoboken hub made it easy for shipments to be shipped from Sir Lipton’s Sri Lankan tea plantation for distribution to unions and a booming industry to Mile Square.

A cordless phone



The world is more connected thanks to this life-changing invention. On April 14, 1914, the New York Times first revealed that Marconi’s wireless phone would be tested for the first time at the Hoboken DL&W terminal.

The Stevens Duck

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The Stevens Institute of Technology is an integral part of the Hoboken community. Pull together a duck outfit and a Stevens jersey to be the hit of the party, especially with the college crowd. Visit the bars downtown and say hello to the mascot for a fun Halloween evening.

An oreo

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The Oreo first debuted EVER in Hoboken, New Jersey. On March 6, 1912, the National Biscuit Company (aka Nabisco) first sold our favorite cream-filled chocolate chip cookies to SC Theusen, who owned the grocery store on 10th and Washington Streets.

A zipper


The zipper was first manufactured by Hobokens Automatic Hook & Eye Co. starting in 1906. One of the company’s engineers began manufacturing a zip fastener and perfected it in 1913.

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Gabrielle Buscema

Written by: Gabrielle Buscema

Gabrielle has called Mile Square home for over six years. She was a publicist and event planner in the fashion industry and even a consultant at Kleinfeld Bridal – she loves everything weddings! When she’s not working or combing through Zola to plan her own wedding, Gabi can be found enjoying an espresso martini at her favorite spot, Sorellina, or taking a trampoline class with Jane Do.


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