Extra Butter’s Bernie Gross, Designer Sarah Flint and Others Share Their Favorite Halloween Costumes

Halloween is a holiday that screams unique style, and with its humorous, glamorous and scary ensembles, the footwear industry is not afraid to have fun. Spy caught up with designers and executives to hear about their favorite and most memorable costume of all time.

Sarah Flint, Designer

“Groucho Marx in a tutu.”

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Sarah Flint
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Jury Artola, Co-founder, Artola

“One of my favorite costumes was dressing up as Egon Spengler from ‘Ghostbusters.’ It was one of my favorite movies growing up. Besides, there are plenty of ghosts out on Halloween — someone has to do the job.”

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Bernie Gross
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Bernie Gross, Creative director, Extra Butter

“I take Halloween costumes very seriously, but at the same time, I specifically choose things to crack myself up. I’ve dressed up as Marilyn Monroe, a giant gingerbread man and Super Mario with my girlfriend, who dressed up as Princess Peach. But I’d say my favorite of all time is Captain Spaulding from Rob Zombie’s ‘House of 1000 Corpses’ and ‘The Devil’s Reject’ films. It’s so relevant right now given all of the clown-spotting, but he’s clearly a menacing character. I had the makeup down and threw on a professional-grade beard that had to [be] manually set piece by piece.”

Maud O’Keeffe, Founder of O’Keeffe

“In 1990, I was invited to a Halloween black-and-white ball on the south coast of England, so I thought, ‘That’s easy: a nun — a vampire nun.’ I managed to find a vintage original nun’s habit. Perfect, I thought — until I arrived at the Halloween ball to find it was a low-key traditional black-tie and ball-gown dance with everyone dressed in tuxes and evening dresses, sipping on champagne and canapés.”

Designers Sound Off On Halloween
Liliana Acevedo
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Liliana Acevedo, Co-founder, Kaanas

“I love dressing up as Mexican Catrina. I would do it every year, because it’s easy and stunning. I get to wear a simple black dress while all the attention goes to my makeup and flower crown.”

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