Whips, Rides & Rods

5 Cars That Can Upgrade Your Halloween Costume

Oct 28, 2016

From Ghostbusters-themed Cadillacs to a real-life Batmobile, these are the rides that can take your Halloween costume to the next level.

01. The Arkham Batmobile

Source: Jalopnik.com

If you’re contemplating going as Batman for Halloween, think about how sweet it would be to have this super Batmobile to complete the transformation. A Swedish engineering company actually built a real life Batmobile modeled off the Arkham video game and unveiled it at the 2016 Gumball 3000 Supercar rally. The coolest part of all? Unlike many copycat Batmobiles before it, this machine would probably be worthy of The Dark Knight himself. All carbon-fiber body, 560HP V-10 engine, and a custom chassis. In a sea of Batman costumes, THIS is how you stand out.

02. The Ghostbusters “ECTO-1”

Source: "Montreal Comic-Con 2013 Opening Event: E" (CC BY-SA 2.0) by pikawil100

This year’s reboot of the old-school comedy brought Ghostbusters fandom back in a big way. That means it’s fair game to geek out in a Ghost-fighting jumpsuit this Halloween. And the best way to soup-up your costume? Riding around in an ECTO-1. If you wanted to go vintage Ghostbusters, you could mod a 1959 Cadillac Ambulance. Or, take a page from the 2016 remake and hit the town in an 80s Cadillac Hearse

03. The DeLorean

Source: "DeLorean" (CC BY 2.0) by Jason Cipriani

To keep with the 80s theme, picture trick-or-treating Back To The Future-style in a vintage DeLorean. Only 6,500 still exist today on American roads, and we’re guessing most are probably missing Doc Brown’s famed time travel features. Still though… if you could get your hands on a DeLorean, your Marty McFly costume would look seriously fly. 

04. The Wonder Woman SUV

Source: "Wonder Woman Kia Sportage" (CC BY-ND 2.0) by Military Truck Guy

We’ve already covered the Caped Crusader, but with the comic book movie craze in high gear, you can bet that Wonder Woman costumes will also fill the streets this Halloween. In the comics, Wonder Woman sported an invisible jet. But in real life, Kia partnered with DC Comics to design a Wonder Woman-themed SUV. This special edition Sportage featured a patriotic paint job, a transparent cargo area to display the heroine’s gear, and Wonder Woman’s iconic emblem in the grille. It’s no invisible jet, but hey, fellow trick-or-treaters would get the idea, right?

05. The Mystery Machine

Source: "Mystery Machine" (CC BY-SA 2.0) by MuseLed

Who needs candy when you can get all the Scooby snacks you want? If you’re old enough to remember the golden era of cartoons, then you might recall a little ride known as The Mystery Machine. If you’ve got a van and a wrap guy, you might actually be able to pull this one off. Get your whole crew to dress up as the famous mystery-solving gang, and you’ve got yourself one groovy Halloween. Jinkies!

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