Eight Denver-Inspired Costumes to Rock This Halloween

Scare your friends and dress as the blue demon horse that welcomes guests to Denver.
Scare your friends and dress as the blue demon horse that welcomes guests to Denver.
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When choosing a costume, creativity is key, especially if you want to avoid cliché pop culture choices or the same old traditional options. This Halloween, why not look for inspiration around our great city, with its never-ending stream of colorful characters, iconic symbols and inside jokes? Here are some suggestions for Denver-inspired costumes.

See also: The 50 best Denver costumes of 2014 (so far)

Dress as a Casa Bonita diver, and live out every child's dream.
Dress as a Casa Bonita diver, and live out every child's dream.
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Casa Bonita Staff The pink and white tower on Colfax brings back all the adventure and memories of childhood birthday parties. Haven't we all aspired to be one of the death-defying divers, though we knew the gorilla was always a backup option? Get together a group of friends and be the Casa Bonita gang. Bonus tip: Hand out sopapillas wherever you go.

Scare your friends and dress as the blue demon horse that welcomes guests to Denver.
Scare your friends and dress as the blue demon horse that welcomes guests to Denver.
Westword

Blucifer If you'd like to opt out of the traditional zombie or vampire, and choose a more frightening option, costume yourself as Denver International Airport's official greeter, the unbeloved Blucifer, aka "Mustang," the red-eyed sculpture that killed its own creator, sculptor Luis Jiimenez, in a freak accident. Don't forget the blazing red contacts!

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Other Denver Sculptures Denver has no lack of iconic statues. Dress up like a big, blue bear and constantly lean over, peering into windows like Lawrence Argent's "I See What You Mean" bear at the Colorado Convention Center. Or dress in all white with a friend, and spend the night running around each other and posing like the dancers in the DCPA Sculpture Park. Go even more abstract by grabbing your significant other and dressing as Claes Oldenburg's giant broom-and-dustpan sculpture "Big Sweep" at the Denver Art Museum.

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