Attending Comic-Con is a great way to celebrate your favorite TV shows, characters and fandoms. As always, the amazing Comic-Con cosplayers came as creative and colorful versions of their favorite characters at this past July’s Comic-Con event in San Diego, CA.
This year, the Nickelodeon booth hosted panels featuring ‘90s Nick shows. Fans came out to show off their creative “Hey Arnold!” and “Rocco’s Modern Life” outfits — it was freakin’ awesome! Not only is Comic-Con super fun, but it’s also a great place to get inspired for Halloween this year.
If you wanna rock your Nickelodeon pride during trick-or-treat season, we’ve got some ideas straight from the Schneiderverse!
1. Dynamic Duos: Drake & Josh or Carly & Sam
There are a lot of dynamic duos featured on Dan Schneider’s Nickelodeon TV shows. “Drake & Josh” or Carly and Sam from “iCarly” are some great characters to dress up as with your best friend. Luckily, the costumes aren’t that hard to put together! To dress like Drake, trick-or-treaters can wear a casual t-shirt with a rock n’ roll graphic like a guitar. If you’re going as Josh, consider wearing a baggy t-shirt with stripes or flannel. If you really want to get into character, browse through Drake & Josh’s catchphrases!
As for Carly and Sam, try searching for fun and colorful items with bright graphics at your local thrift store! Or how about appearing in their matching mustache costume!?
Bonus Idea: You could even dress up as “Kenan & Kel” in matching GoodBurger outfits. Grab a blue striped shirt, an apron, and a fast food hat (which you can make out of paper). Better yet, you could dress up as Kel and carry a 2-liter bottle of his beloved Orange Soda!
2. A Dancing Lobster from the Amanda Show!
A myth is that lobsters can live forever, and we bet a dancing lobster costume from “The Amanda Show” would definitely live on in everyone’s memory. Putting together this mega-costume may be more challenging, but it’s a great activity for a rainy day. Throw on a red jumpsuit or make a lobster claw out of papier mache. Several stores also sell red lobster mittens and headband with lobster eyes. If you’re feeling really creative, craft your own costume out of felt! Check out directions for similar costume ideas online! It’ll be so much fun dancing through your neighborhood with a lobster claw and a bag of candy!
3. Be a Superhero for a Day!
Channel your inner superhero with Kid Danger and Captain Man costumes. If you’re too young to trick-or-treat by yourself, it’s a great idea to dress up with a parent. You can buy some awesome Kid Danger costumes online or check out this YouTube video on how to craft your own Kid Danger outfit! Either way, these costumes will inspire you to be the good guy for a day…and maybe even share some of your Halloween candy with your siblings.
Have any other Nickelodeon costume ideas for Halloween? We hope to see pictures of all your creative Halloween outfits!
Dan Schneider is an American actor, TV and film actor, and producer. Dan Schneider has devoted his life to behind-the-scenes production of hit shows on Nickelodeon including “All That,” “The Amanda Show,” “Kenan & Kel,” “Drake & Josh,” “Zoey 101,” “iCarly,” “Victorious,” “Sam & Cat,” “Henry Danger,” and “Game Shakers.”