You're Never Too Old for Halloween

When a picture of a 91-year-old man in a Halloween costume went viral in 2012, I was asked if other senior citizens dressed up in Halloween costumes. Of course they do, and why are you asking me, anyway?

Redditor Kristin_Ols23 posted this photograph of her 91-year-old grandfather. His costume for this Halloween is the Mayor of Townsville from the animated TV show The Powerpuff Girls.

Redditor popofcolor ordered a Wonder Woman costume online, and found it was a little too big. However it fit her grandmother just fine -and she looks "Wonder"-ful!

The Towers Nursing Home in Smithville, Texas, held a Halloween costume competition a couple of years ago. The winners, Hugo “Hook” Hoffman as Willie Nelson, Lera Javor the pirate, and Billie Wright as Dorothy, rocked their costumes!

Miranda Cosgrove's (iCarly) grandmother won a costume contest in her Charlie Chaplin getup.

Redditor seniorfart wanted a Venture Brothers costume a couple of years ago. His grandmother was nice enough to make one for him, and his grandfather was kind enough to model it for a picture!

The women of the Red Hat Society are always ready for dress up, whatever the occasion, although they tend to keep to the purple-with-a-red-hat theme. These ladies are showing off their finery at the Red Hat Arabian Extravaganza In Canada. But it's a stretch to say they are "older"; you only need to be 50 to join!

Redditor theoutlet told how his father, a retired high school chemistry teacher, fought cancer. He is in remission now, and dressed up for Halloween as the most logical character imaginable: Walter White, the cancer-stricken former chemistry teacher-turned-drug manufacturer from Breaking Bad. To complete the act, theoutlet accompanied him as Jesse PInkman.

But every once in a while, you find out you've been wearing a Halloween costume all year and didn't even know it! It happened to redditor LiarInGlass's uncle, who found that he was a mass-produced costume.

This lip dub to "The Monster Mash" was performed by residents of the Greenspring Retirement Community in Springfield, Virginia.

This post originally appeared last Halloween.

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October 31, 2013 - 8:30am
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