Halloween costumes 2021: What people wore in Irvington this year – IndyStar

Superheroes and princesses, ghosts and ghouls of all sizes came out to play at the Historic Irvington Halloween Festival.
“My favorite one is the ninjas,” Henry Lyle, 6, said as he and his mom stood on Washington Street and took in all the costumes at Saturday’s street fair.
“And the cute people that are babies and dressed up,” he added.
Indianapolis’ treasured Irvington neighborhood came to life once again with music, and family-friendly fall activities — a bright spot after recent “horrors.” And not the kind Halloween lovers dream of.
Last year, the street fair was canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic and the year before, it shut down early due to rain.
This year, kids such as Henry once again got to experience Halloween traditions in full force. Some got their faces painted, while others paraded around in their trick-or-treating outfits, a dress rehearsal of sorts for Sunday. 
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Henry branched out and chose to dress up as Iron Man this year. Because he’s a fan of the movie, yes, but also because he has grown out of the Spiderman costume he’s worn the last few Halloweens. 
“I like his boosters,” he said about Iron Man. “Think they’re called that?”
Bella Patenaude, 7, usually goes for Disney characters, but she decided to change it up. 
“I just thought that this year I could be something spooky,” she said, dressed up as a Zombie Bride, complete with dark circles and a black leather jacket.
The pandemic has perhaps given us all a bit more of an edge.
Even 10-month-old Leo Charron, small but mighty in his mother’s arms, captured the attention of passersby with black eye makeup, smeared red lipstick and light green peach fuzz on his head. 
He was transformed into the “Joker” (in his sleep, by his parents) because his 4-year-old sister Evangeline wanted to be Harley Quinn. After that, “it all came together” seamlessly for the entire family, Brittney Charronexplained. 
While the kids paired up as the DC Comics supervillian duo, mom and dad dressed up as Batman and Robin.
“As a family, it’s our responsibility,” Michael Charron said.
Harley Quinn was a popular character in several families this year. 
“I think it’s just something different for her,” Brandon Blines said, dressed up as “The Riddler” with his 6-year-old daughter Anaya, who dressed as Harley Quinn. “She’s been wanting to do something wild and crazy and I think this is as close as she can get.”
Her favorite part about the character is her hair, Anaya said. 
“I’m so excited to go trick or treating!” she added.
Even with cooler temperatures, the kids were all right, focused on the true meaning of Halloween: the candy. 
When asked about their favorite candy, Saturday’s attendees mentioned Twix and M&Ms and Airheads. 5-year-old Aldith Gioe, dressed as a “Spider queen,” kept it simple. 
“Chocolate,” she said.
“Atta girl,” a family member remarked.
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