Check Out These Farm-Inspired Halloween Costumes

Witches, vampires, ghouls and monsters? Sure, those are out there. Now see some of the tractors, pigs, chickens and vegetables we found as halloween costumes.

by Keith Bowers
PHOTO: fabyologist/Instagram

Halloween is the time of year we get to step outside ourselves and also show the parts of ourselves that usually remain hidden. This can take the form of ghosts, zombies, witches and vampires, but it can also mean embodying some of the living things or machinery we see on the farm. Believe it or not, some of Halloween’s roots come from our agricultural heritage, so we’re rather fond of costumes that look to the farm for inspiration (as well as some that get farm animals into the act). These are among our favorite costumes we saw in a recent search of Instagram.

We start with a youngster who has passed up livestock and crops to go right for the machinery.


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#johndeere #homemadecostume #lovehimtopieces #ilovejohndeere #tractorboy #tractorcostume

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Here’s one woman’s very beautiful take on a pig.

This couple embodies “a chicken and her colonel.”


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Just a chicken and her Colonel. #SaltySamsPirateCruise #CostumesForCharity #KidsMindsMatterPirateCruiseEvent #chickencostume

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This mom and daughter make a great cow and calf.


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Mommy cow and baby cow. ?#halloween #cowcostume #mommydaughter

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This family ghoulishly makes a horse part of the dress-up fun.

Here’s another calf, only this time mom is a scarecrow rather than a cow.

This one’s pretty clever — I bet no customer would expect to get a baby with the monthly CSA package.

Special bonus item in the basket this week…Happy Halloween!! #?

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Chefveganessa and her male friend dress up as kale.

Is this one a horse or a pig? The answer is “yes.”


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Guess who got talked into doing the costume contest at the Paint Show.

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Wow. This garlic costume probably wasn’t that difficult to make, but it sure does look elaborate. (This costume could also separate the fake vampires from the real ones.)

#tbh Elephant Garlic. One of my favorites. #Halloween #vegetablecostumes

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Ooh — nice red touches on this Swiss chard costume.

#tbh Kabuki Swiss Chard. The themed vegetable mashups get weirder and better. #Halloween #vegetablecostumes

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Check out the fade on this scallion. Well done.

Here’s another adorable take on a pig.


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We end it with another domestic animal, this one incorporating a chicken (via the egg) and a pig (via bacon). Hot dog! (Sorry. Couldn’t hold back.)

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