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  • Writer's pictureJustin Anthony

Bring a Little 90s to Halloween 2020

Updated: Nov 25, 2020

What scarier than Halloween 2020? Not celebrating it.

While we maneuver through the new normal of COVID-19 regulations, communities are thinking creatively to celebrate even if their local top doctor advises not celebrating.

Halloween in the 90s marked the end of a trend for how we celebrate; the trend of every decade being defined by Halloween costume ... well, trends. While we may attribute some technologies or the occasional pop culture reference to the 2000s, everything from the 90s and before are so distinctly of that time.

I am still not sure why that is. Perhaps over saturation from the internet spread us out. The shared pop culture of our collective population has never been as dense since that time.

Ah, 90210.

What Will Make Halloween 2020 As Defined as the 90s?

In terms of Halloween, when searching for costumes that define the 2000-2010 I could hardly find any defining trends or IPs except for maybe Elsa and Anna.

But if you look at the 90s, you have Power Rangers and Ghostface as extremely popular. In the Peanuts in the 70s, the 80s it was Elvira and Hulk Hogan …

We all know we lost a little sumthin’-sumthin’ when we left the 90s but Halloween has stayed pretty consistent to its basic premise even before the 90s: trick or treating, candy, parties, and scary movies.

But this year is gonna be different. Can we all dress up as the coronavirus? Is that gonna be the distinct trend this year? For this new decade?

I look back at the way we celebrated in the 90s before all this pandemic stuff to inspire new and creative ways to make the most out of this year’s strange celebrations while remembering pandemic-free times. Video here:



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