04 Oct 5 Great Marietta-Inspired Halloween Costumes
Halloween is right around the corner! Looking for some inspiration for this year’s costume? We’ve collected some fun and easy ideas! These DIY Marietta-Inspired costumes will leave all the goblins and ghouls wanting to visit Marietta!
You haven’t been in Marietta long enough if you haven’t given directions using the Big Chicken. The beloved 56-foot-tall structure is located at the city’s biggest intersection of Cobb Parkway and Roswell Road.
HOW: Get crafty with a cardboard box. Add a beak and don’t forget about the big eyes! Make it a duo costume… one person can dress up as the colonel and the other can sport a bird costume.
The Marietta Visitors Bureau operates the Marietta Welcome Center located in the old Western and Atlantic Passenger Depot. This brick structure, built in 1898, is typical of passenger depots used at the turn of the century. Visit the Welcome Center, wave at the trains as they go by and snap a picture on the replica railroad pole cart located outside. A railroad pole cart, such as the replica one, was used to pursue Andrews’ Raiders during the Great Locomotive Chase in 1862.
HOW: Head to the thrift store for some overalls. Add a bandana around your neck and top off the look with a train conductor hat. All aboard!
Each year, new murals are installed for M2R TrailFest, a 2-mile immersive celebration of the Arts along the Mountain to River Trail in Marietta. Since then, visitors have flocked to take selfies in front of these iconic images.
HOW: Purchase an artist’s smock or apron and a wood paint palette. Then, let your imagination run wild! Parade around town and show off your creative spirit and love for public art. Maybe one day you will be painting a mural in Marietta!
Air Force Pilot
In honor of Dobbins Air Reserve Base existing right here in Marietta, you can dress as an air force pilot! Dobbins houses the 94th Airlift Wing, 22nd Air Force Headquarters, Lockheed Martin Plant 6, Georgia National Guard Headquarters, Navy Operational Support Center Atlanta and units of the Army Reserve, Marine Reserve and Civil Air Patrol. It is also one of only nine standalone Reserve bases in the Air Force Reserve, so it is pretty special that it is right here in Marietta.
HOW: Visit the Aviation History and Technology Center in Marietta to get ideas on how to piece together your costume! Be sure to check Eddie’s Trick Shop for costume accessories!
Since the 2017 season, Truist Park has been home to the Atlanta Braves. Although it is not located in our city, it is very much a part of our culture here in Marietta. Did you know that shortstop Dansby Swanson grew up here and attended Marietta High School?
How: Visit the braves shop at the stadium to find a Braves jersey or make your own. Find the rest of the costume at a local sporting goods store.
Be sure to share your costume creations with us by tagging us on social media and using #VisitMariettaGA.