Four people lined up with turtle shells on their backs

Costume ideas from Ontario Parks

Are you stumped trying to figure out what to be for Halloween this year?

To help you out, we pulled together some ideas to inspire the perfect park Halloween get-up!

Park naturalist

Halloween costume of a SBPP Park Warden, Sturgeon Bay

Haven’t you always wanted to be a park naturalist? Here’s your chance! This budding naturalist nailed it.

Kip the frog

Frog mascot and child with helmet

This beloved frog is Ontario Parks’ mascot. With 11 species of frogs in Ontario to choose from, hop to it and dress up as your favourite hopper!


Birdwatcher with binoculars

Grab your hat, binoculars, and field guide, and go as a birder! Add a stuffed bird to your shoulder to take it to the next level.


Guy with tilley hat and a life jacket in a boat, fishing

Is fishing more your style? Get out your lifejacket, fishing vest, hat, and rod, and go as an angler! Too easy? Take some time to craft a big fish for your line.


Four people lined up with painted cardboard turtle shells on their backs
From left to right: Blanding’s Turtle, Wood Turtle, Snapping Turtle, and Painted Turtle

Show your love for turtles by dressing up as one! Get crafty by creating a shell out of a large cardboard box and channel your inner Picasso by painting the shell.

Going out with a group of friends? Each of you can dress up as different Ontario turtle species!

Biodiversity bunch

Grab your friends and dress up as your favourite species to represent biodiversity!

People dressed up in a variety of wildlife costumes
From left to right: caterpillar, Viceroy Butterfly, Black Bear, Little Brown Bat, farmer, and Peregrine Falcon

This shot is from a time when the staff at Sleeping Giant Provincial Park dressed up to represent the park’s natural and cultural heritage for an evening presentation.

Beautiful butterfly

person dressed up as a monarch butterfly

DIY and fly! Feel as pretty as a butterfly by making your own Monarch costume!


Four guys, dressed in old timey clothes, working in the mine

Dress up as a miner and strike it big! Ontario is rich in mining history — show your appreciation for some of Ontario’s cultural heritage this Halloween!

Batman and owl

Wait a minute…isn’t it Batman and Robin? Nevertheless, spread your wild-inspired superhero wings as a bat or a Great Horned Owl like these two!

Two children in winged costumes

Modify an old suit jacket to be a bat or get fun with feathers by using different shades of fabric scraps!

Park warden

Park warden with child dressed as a park warden in in front of park vehicle with lights on the vehicle

Be a park warden! Park wardens are superheroes too — they help protect our parks and keep them safe for everyone.

Get busy like a beaver!

Camper dressed as beaver.

We hope that you have found some inspiration for this year’s Halloween costumes! Better get to work (like a busy beaver) because October 31 is fast approaching!

Looking for places to show off your sweet costume?

Join the spooky festivities happening at select provincial parks!