10 general conference-themed Halloween costumes


If you are still unsure about what to be for Halloween, the struggle is over.

Here are 10 humorous costume ideas inspired by phrases and stories from the most recent general conference sessions. Not only will you have a unique costume, but you’ll also remind people of conference talks while you are celebrating. What better way to “choose the right”?!

Just remember, how to execute the costume is completely up to you.

1. Old Ship Zion

Old Ship Zion

Watch out — people might be holding onto you all night long.

Where it’s from:Stay in the Boat and Hold On!” by Elder M. Russell Ballard in the October 2014 general conference.

2. “Ask the Missionaries”

(Photo courtesy LDS Church)

(Photo courtesy LDS Church)

Easy approach: Dress up like missionaries. Better approach: Turn yourself into a question and answer board. “Where do you come from?”

Where it’s from:Ask the Missionaries! They Can Help You!” by Elder Russell M. Nelson in the October 2012 general conference.

3. Conference fly

Conference fly

Why be a fly on the wall when you can be the fly on Elder Vinson’s nose. What’s the conference fly? Read about it here.

Where it’s from: “Drawing Closer to God” by Elder Terence M. Vinson in the October 2013 general conference.

4. Silver Fox


It’s a play on words if you actually dress up as a silver fox as opposed to President Dieter F. Uchtdorf.

Where it’s from: Memes created all over the Internet.

5. Run, Tommy, Run!

One Little Match

If dressing up like a young Tommy Monson with a match box doesn’t work for you, you could have a friend dress as a brush fire and have him/her chase you around all night. Just a thought.

Where it’s from:Obedience brings Blessings” by President Thomas S. Monson in the October 2013 general conference.

6. Ponderize


Make yourself a meme-worthy shirt and hand out sticky notes with scriptures for people to memorize all night. They’ll be thanking you for the spiritual guidance eternally.

Where it’s from:My Heart Pondereth Them Continually” by Elder Devin G. Durrant in the October 2015 general conference.

7. Elder Indigo Montoya

Elder Montoya

Elder Indigo Montoya probably wouldn’t say, “You killed my Father, prepare to die,” but he might say, “You disobeyed my Father, prepare to repent.”

Where it’s from: Memes created during the 185th Semiannual General Conference on Elder Montoya’s name relation to Indigo Montoya from “Princess Bride.”

8. Pilot Uchtdorf

Uchtdorf pilot

“You are probably wondering, ‘What does this have to do with airplanes?'”

Where it’s from: Almost any talk by President Uchtdorf. (That’s exaggerated, but you probably believed it anyway.)

And if you’d like to make it a couples costume…

9. Chloe vs. Grandma

(Photo courtesy YouTube)

(Photo courtesy YouTube)

And you might receive bribes to get you to obey throughout the night. Yes to treats.

Where it’s from: “If Ye Love Me, Keep My Commandments” by Sister Carol M. Stephens in the October 2015 general conference.

10. Great-Aunt Rose and the Creepy Cat

(Stock Photo)

(Stock Photo)

You will have the most popular costumes in your ward.

Where it’s from:A Summer With Great-Aunt Rose” by Elder Dieter F. Uchtdorf in the Women’s Session of the October 2015 general conference.

Rebecca Lane

While her first language is sarcasm, Rebecca dabbles in English and Russian to achieve her lifelong dream of being a journalist. A BYU sports fan, reading enthusiast and wannabe world traveler, Rebecca is a Colorado transplant that is convinced Colorado's mountains are much larger than the many Utah County peaks. Rebecca manages UtahValley360.com for Bennett Communications. Follow her on Twitter @rebeccalane.

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