7 San Jose-themed Halloween costumes

Rep the great 408 at your next costume party.

A shark mascot skating on ice carrying a San Jose Sharks flag.

Take this look from the Tank to the streets.

Photo by Elliot Lowe, via Wikimedia Commons

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Howl’s your Halloween planning going, San Jose? With just 11 days left until the big day, time is ticking to find a fa-boo-lous look. 👻

While you could go as any old ghoul or goblin, wow your friends with a unique, San Jose-themed costume to ring in All Hallows Eve.

Here are some ideas to get you started, ranked by effort.

A cut and displayed burrito and a squeeze bottle of orange sauce.

This saucy costume is sure to impress.


Hundreds of you voted in our spring Burrito Bracket Challenge. Become your fave local burrito spot by wrapping yourself up in a tortilla blanket.

⭐ Level up the look: Spray your hair to give yourself a splash of orange sauce.

Discovery Duck

We’ve all admired her atop the Children’s Discovery Museum while driving on 87, so do the rubber duck with this inflatable costume.


Whip out the latest San Jose Sharks jersey and pair it with an appropriate onesie. Finish the look with knee + elbow pads, and a hockey stick. 🦈

A headshot of Norman Mineta — wearing a suit and aviator glasses — in front of an American flag.

Norman Mineta was one of San Jose’s most influential leaders.

Photo via Wikimedia Commons

Mineta International Airport

Take your costume game to new heights by DIYing an airplane ensemble. Then, pay a little tribute to our airport’s namesake by wearing your sharpest suit + tie, and his signature aviator glasses. ✈️


Feeling inspired by the United Lowrider Council of San Jose? Go low and slow with your own lowrider costume.

A black and white photo of an elderly women in heavy black clothes seated in a carriage.

This is the only known photo of the mysterious Sarah Winchester.

Photo via Wikimedia Commons

Sarah Winchester

Channel the Victorian style of this enigmatic heiress with black, vintage clothing — we’d recommend exploring Moon Zooom‘s collection.

⭐ Level up the look: Going out as a couple? Let your plus one haunt you.

SJSU Spartan

Are you a proud SJSU alum? (If so you’re in great company.) Share your alma mater pride with this homemade Spartan outfitpro tip, replace the red colors for SJSU’s signature blue.

What are you dressing up as this year? We’re dying to know.

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