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Ghostbusters Halloween Costumes

Updated on October 1, 2014

Who You Gonna Call?

Who are Peter Venkman, Raymond Stantz, Egon Spengler, and Winston Zeddemore? Why, the Ghostbusters, of course! Strap on your proton pack and remember not to cross the streams. Get your official Halloween costumes and fire up the Ecto-1, it's time to bust some ghosts!

Got a Ghost? Who You Gonna Call? - NYC's Finest!

Parapsychologists Peter Venkman, Raymond Stantz, and Egon Spengler establish their own paranormal exterminator service, becoming the Ghostsbusters. At first laughed at and thought of as shams, the guys establish their reputation and start removing the pesky ghosts that haunt New York City. Everybody gets ghost-busting fever!

Joined by Winston Zeddemore, the team takes on the especially creepy case of Dana Barrett. Her apartment at 55 Central Park West is being haunted by a particularly nasty demonic spirit named Zuul. In the end, it's the boys verses the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man and a whole city full of pesky poltergeists!

The paranormal comedy became a smash hit when it hit theaters in June 1984. Soon a Saturday morning cartoon followed, as well as tons of merchandise and toys. Any child who grew up in the 1980s remembers these paranormal fighting misfits!

In 1989 a sequel, Ghostbusters II was released. This time, after falling on hard times, the boys reunite and strap on their proton packs to do battle with the spirit of Vigo the Carpathian. A river of slime, a haunted painting, and Dana Barrett's son all come in to play as the team fights to save the day!

About The Cast

William "Bill" Murray (Dr. Peter Venkman) was well known before he ever starred in the Ghostbusters films. He got his start in the improvisational troupe, The Second City, in Chicago before moving on to star on Saturday Night Live. His extensive filmography includes Meatballs, Caddyshack, Stripes, Lost in Translation, Scrooged, What About Bob?, Groundhog Day, and The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou.

Daniel "Dan" Aykroyd (Dr. Raymond Stantz) got his start as a member of the Second City comedy troupe, based out of Toronto and Chicago. He gained fame as the youngest cast member and writer for Saturday Night Live. He formed The Blues Brothers with friend John Belushi, which lead to a movie about the titular brothers. He has acted in many films, including Trading Places, Driving Miss Daisy, The Great Outdoors, and Sneakers. He also has made cameo appearances on television shows.

Harold Ramis (Dr. Egon Spengler) was also a member of the Chicago Second City improv troupe, as well as TVTV and SCTV. He spent time as a joke editor at Playboy magazine and worked on The National Lampoon Radio Hour. He co-wrote the script for what became National Lampoon's Animal House, before co-writing the film Meatballs. He wrote and directed Caddyshack, which added to his commercial success. He directed more films, including Groundhog Day and Year One.

Ernest "Ernie" Hudson (Winston Zeddemore) began his career in acting by taking parts in television films and mini series. His first major film role was in Penitentiary II. He became more well-known after appearing in the films The Hand That Rocks the Cradle, The Crow, and on the cable television series Oz.

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      LeeAndrewForman 3 years ago

      This a great page! Love the costumes

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      MintySea 5 years ago

      I liked them both

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      WindyWintersHubs 6 years ago from Vancouver Island, BC

      Boo! I just loved Ghostbusters but enjoyed the 1st movie a lot better. I still see kids dressing up at Ghostbusters. It's a fun costume for trick or treaters! :)

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      Guided Abundance 6 years ago from Mobile, AL

      Hands down the original is my favorite Ghost busters movie. It still is my favorite Halloween movie, but not my favorite horror film. The Lost Boys will continue to me my favorite horror film.

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      RudeboyJohn 6 years ago

      @TriviaChamp: nonsense! You rock it!

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      Kiwisoutback 6 years ago from Massachusetts

      Love this movie. I can't wait until the 3rd one comes out (which I think is still coming out).

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      TriviaChamp 7 years ago

      Some great costume ideas. Unfortunately, I am probably not young enough to pull off the sexy Ghostbuster costume! Kudos.